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College Production Leadership Mass
Newsletter 06
BERWICK CAMPUS: Phone: 9702 6588 Fax: 9702 6599
BEACONSFIELD CAMPUS: Phone: 9707 3111 Fax: 9707 3601
OFFICER CAMPUS: Phone: 5943 3600 Fax: 5943 3699
PO Box 85, Beaconsfield, 3807 • Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sfx.vic.edu.au
May 7, 2015
FROM THE ACTING PRINCIPAL
Vera Treloar
College Production
I would like to congratulate all those involved
with our recent College Production of “42nd
Street!” It was an absolute pleasure to attend
opening night as the cast entertained us with
their acting, dancing and musical talents.
Over many months staff, back stage crew,
the orchestra, prop department and cast
have prepared diligently in order to stage an
outstanding musical. Thank you, in particular,
to the director Ms Tracey Shields Anderson for her tireless efforts in order to ensure
an enjoyable and successful show.
Leadership Mass
Last Friday several members of the College Executive attended The Catholic
Education Office Leadership Mass. Most Reverend Patrick O’Regan DD, Bishop of
Sale, was the Principal Celebrant. We gathered to worship, welcome new principals
to the diocese and celebrate with colleagues who have dedicated 25 years of service
to Catholic Education. I have included the Commitment Prayer below:
As Catholic leaders in the Diocese of Sale our beliefs are based on the
Gospel of Jesus Christ and the tradition of the Catholic Church.
It is by living and teaching these values that we share in the mission
of the Church.
We are a learning community, promoting professional and spiritual
growth in order to enhance the educational opportunities of the
students entrusted to our care.
Through dialogue and openness, we celebrate our diversity, promote
collegiality and share our unique journeys with faith, hope and love.
Our diocese is committed to developing a dynamic, open and supportive
community, dedicated to nurturing leadership and learning.
We are proud to follow in the footsteps of those who preceded us.
Like them, we commit ourselves to passing on the flame of learning
to the communities we are privileged to serve.
As educators, our goal is to inspire students’ learning and guide them in the Christian
tradition.
At the conclusion of Mass, it was a privilege to attend the Leadership Dinner
Awards in honour of staff and students within the Diocese of Sale. In particular, we
congratulated William Politi (Year 12 White House). Last Year, William received a
study score of 41 for Religion and Society under the tutelage of Mr John Beekhof.
Bishop O’Regan and Ms Maria Kirkwood, Director of Catholic Education, presented
William with the Archbishop D’Arcy Religion Prize.
The theme of Catholic Education Week 2015 is Moving with the Spirit. This is an
ideal time to focus on the presence of the Holy Spirit within our College community.
“God’s Spirit is within us, helping us, guiding us, strengthening us and supporting
us to be the best we can be. We have the gifts and fruits of the Spirit to inspire and
challenge us, and the Grace of God to enable us to spread the Good News of Jesus
IN THIS
ISSUE
FRONT PAGE
From the Acting Principal
Vera Treloar
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Teaching & Learning
Pages 4 & 5
Directors of Learning
Mary Bourke (Beaconsfield)
Kelly Ryan (Berwick)
Vince Pezzanite (Officer)
Pages 6-8
Heads of Campus
Vera Treloar (Beaconsfield)
Jason Hibberd (Berwick)
Margaret Blythman (Officer)
Page 9
Outward Bound (Officer)
Page 10
English News
Community Liaison
Page 11
e-Learning News
College Wellbeing
Page 12
Parents & Friends
Page 13
East Timor Opportunities
Page 14
Japanese Students
Host Families Wanted
Page 15-17
College Board Elections
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Christ.” Here at St Francis Xavier College we celebrated through various
activities including: reflection, House Masses, readings and encompassing
all that it means to work and study within a faith filled community. Our
school, along with 43 other Catholic schools in the Diocese of Sale,
has embraced the opportunity to celebrate our distinctive mission and
highlight our ethos with families, parish and the wider community. As a
Catholic school, we are called to do more than just pass on the faith: we
are invited to translate our faith into deeds so we are truly living God’s
Word.
As part of Catholic Education Week, the College is presenting three
workshops at the 2015 Diocesan Learning Expo.
• The Literacy project which focuses on comprehension strategies
• Hands on Learning which focuses on early intervention, engagement
and well-being.
• Primary to Secondary Transition Project which focuses on supporting
students as they begin their secondary school education.
ELECTION OF PARENT REPRESENTATIVE
TO THE COLLEGE BOARD - Berwick Parish
I am pleased to advise that Philip Van Laeren and David Newman
have been nominated for the Berwick Parish.
For details regarding the candidates and the voting process,
please read the attachments to this newsletter on pages 15-17.
DATES TO REMEMBER
MAY 8
MAY 20 (cont)
Mother’s Day Breakfast
7am-8am Beaconsfield
Year 7 & 8 Immunisations
(Berwick Campus)
MAY 12-14
College Board Meeting
MAY 18
VCE Unit 1 Music
Performance (MJ Auditorium
Beaconsfield)
NAPLAN Testing
Years 7 & 9
STUDENT FREE DAY
MAY 19
Journey So Far Evening
6.30pm (Beaconsfield)
MAY 21
SFX Book Club Meeting
7pm-9pm
DAV Debating
Pages 18-20
Community News
MAY 20
Year 9 Outward Bound
Departs (Officer Campus)
MAY 22
Pagtes 21 & 22
Career News
East Timor Information Evening
7.30pm (Beaconsfield Chapel)
Outward Bound
(Berwick Campus)
Medical forms due back
to Care Group Teachers
St Francis Xavier College, 2015 – In God’s Image
TEACHING & LEARNING; FAITH & LITURGY
Malcolm Joseph – Deputy Principal, Mission
The Male Brain Vs The Female Brain
A few years ago I had two interesting books sitting on my desk:
Teaching The Female Brain
Teaching The Male Brain
As you can imagine, these titles drew a variety of responses from staff and students who happened to wander
into my office. The comments ranged from the curious to the cynical. Test yourself on two quizzes from these
books.
QUIZ 1
QUIZ 2
1. Who was the first person to win two Nobel
Prizes?
State whether each statement best describes girls or
boys or both.
2. Who was the first child of a Nobel Prize winner
to also win a Nobel NOT shared with the parent?
1. Hear quieter and higher-pitched sounds better.
3. Who was the inventor of the computer language
COBOL?
2. Are more comfortable when the room is colder.
3. Are more active.
4. Who developed the first major drug treatment
for leukemia?
4. Can focus better on moving objects at one year
of age.
5. Who invented the Kevlar, the material used in
bulletproof vests?
5. Have more connections between neurons in the
brain.
6. Who led the team that developed the Mars
Pathfinder rover?
6. The left side of the brain matures sooner.
7. Who invented the computer games King’s Quest,
The Dark Crystal, The Dagger of Amon-Ra and
Phantasmagoria?
8. Who discovered the physical basis for DNA as
well as the structure of the tobacco mosaic virus?
9. Who
developed
the
technique
of
radioimmunoassay, one of the most significant
methods of chemical analysis used in medicine?
7. Can throw objects at a target better at an earlier
age.
8. Have a higher tolerance of pain.
9. Are more likely to use a visual strategy to
remember something.
10.Are more likely to use concrete methods to solve
arithmetic problems.
10.Who invented the disposable cell phone?
Answers in the next newsletter. Do the research or be patient! By the way, the books are no longer in my office.
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St Francis Xavier College, 2015 – In God’s Image
DIRECTOR OF LEARNING/VCE - BEACONSFIELD CAMPUS
Mary Bourke
At St Francis Xavier College our primary goal is to build a valuable and explicit learning culture through the experiences
that we provide within and outside our classrooms.
Parent/Student/Teacher meetings are scheduled once each Semester and are vital to a student’s understanding and
appreciation of the environment in which he or she is able to grow as a learner, preparing for life’s opportunities beyond
the school gate.
Teachers rely on the family’s support to replicate the ‘learning culture’ at home. As we are now only four weeks away from
the end of Semester 1 examination week, students will be facing many challenges to complete assessments and revise
units of work already completed. We thank the parents who joined us last week to discuss strategies to help their students
set and commit to short term learning goals that will see them achieve beyond their expectations.
However, at this stage of the year we also see some students struggling to keep up; they become anxious and disgruntled
when they see their peers continuing to produce quality work and receive positive feedback from their teachers. Talking
with them, there is always a common thread – they have a lack of purpose.
Motivated students are working towards a goal – they can clearly see themselves moving to the next level of learning. They
are keen to qualify for the next stage of their life – whether it be VCE in 2016 or life after school at University, TAFE or in
an Apprenticeship – and are really determined to take every opportunity in the classroom and earn the right to get there.
Conversations at home that focus on the student’s talents and personal qualities will help
him or her to imagine the pathway to success and become more motivated to do their best
work in class and at home.
Why not take the opportunity this weekend to start the conversation that will help your
student to find their purpose for learning?
Academic Excellence
MONASH UNIVERSITY, CAULFIELD CAMPUS has invited us to nominate eight of our top Year 12 students to join students
from other Colleges in MASTER CLASSES in a range of subjects.
Congratulations to our nominees, chosen by their subject teachers:
Liam Castricum and Jacob Brown – Specialist Maths
Danielle Day and Jasleen Gill – Maths methods
Courtney Banks – Legal Studies
Riley Brito and Katelyn Martin – Business Management
Joyce Alferez – Accounting
We trust that they will make valuable contributions to the classes they will be attending and bring back excellent resources
to share with their peers at St Francis Xavier College.
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St Francis Xavier College, 2015 – In God’s Image
DIRECTOR OF LEARNING
BERWICK CAMPUS
Kelly Ryan
NAPLAN
The NAPLAN testing period begins next week. Students
in Year 7 and 9 will be undergoing three days of testing
across the areas of literacy and numeracy.
The testing timetable is as follows:
Date
Tuesday May 12
Tuesday May 12
Wednesday May 13
Thursday May 14
Thursday May 14
Test
Language Conventions
Writing
Reading
Numeracy – Calculator
Numeracy – Non Calculator
Materials required
Students will be required to bring their own equipment to
only two of the tests. On Tuesday they will need to bring
a black or blue pen for the writing test. On Thursday they
will need to bring a calculator for the Numeracy – Non
Calculator test. Please ensure that each student has the
necessary equipment for each day.
Results
NAPLAN results will be returned to the school in
September, at which time the reports will be passed onto
parents.
Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews
Thank you to all parents who took the opportunity to
meet with teachers during the Parent/Teacher/Student
Interviews recently. If there were any staff you were
unable to make an appointment with, please make
contact with them now to arrange a suitable time.
ENGLISH WORKSHOPS
English workshops take place each Wednesday afternoon
from 3.30pm-4.30pm in the Beaconsfield and Berwick
Libraries and in GP4 at the Officer Campus.
Workshops provide an opportunity for students to seek
instruction and feedback from a variety of English
teachers over the course of the year and to work in a quiet,
supportive environment. The workshops also assist students
to reinforce concepts covered in class.
DIRECTOR OF LEARNING
OFFICER CAMPUS
Vince Pezzanite
Literacy and Numeracy at school
Literacy and numeracy are essential skills that children
need to succeed in their everyday lives. As a parent or carer
and your child’s first teacher, you have the opportunity to
make a significant contribution to supporting your child’s
learning – from the time they are an infant through to
adulthood.
When your child starts school and throughout their
education, it is critical for you to continue to play an
active role in helping to develop your child’s literacy and
numeracy so that they can achieve the best possible
outcomes.
Ensuring that your child feels confident talking to you and
their teacher about their school work will enhance their
opportunity to thrive in the 21st century.
During Years 4 to 9 young people begin to investigate
the world beyond home and school and are required to
become more independent learners.
Students learn to write for particular audiences and
purposes such as describing, explaining, instructing,
arguing and narrating. They read and comprehend
different types of texts and visuals. This involves
identifying the purpose, audience, main ideas and order
of events in a text as well as making connections between
ideas and information in different paragraphs and drawing
conclusions.
Students use mathematical skills and knowledge to solve
real-world problems. They use a variety of strategies
to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers,
fractions and percentages.
Your child will learn to measure area and volume and read
clocks, timetables and calendars and use geometrical
language to describe features of two-dimensional (2D)
and three-dimensional (3D) shapes and objects, and
recognise angles.
Students interpret maps and describe the position of
locations using simple co-ordinate systems, scales and
compass directions. They can also use mathematics
to analyse data to inform decision making and make
predictions.
Students attending English workshops require a permission
form which is available from their English teachers.
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St Francis Xavier College, 2015 – In God’s Image
FROM THE BEACONSFIELD CAMPUS
Vera Treloar, Deputy Principal - Head of Campus
Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews
Students in Years 10-12 are reminded to act on the advice of their teachers as a result of the recent P/T/S Interviews.
Students, staff and parents share the common goal of embracing learning and teaching opportunities. It is our desire
that all students have the opportunity to experience success. Hard work and appropriate learning strategies will assist
all students to work to the best of their ability. All students are reminded that Semester One examinations begin in four
weeks on June 1. William Politi is a wonderful example of diligence. I congratulate William for his efforts in Religion and
Society last year. William is the recipient of the Archbishop D’Arcy Religion Prize.
Year 11
Year 11 students are reminded they are expected to attend the compulsory Journey So Far programme scheduled for May
19 beginning at 6.30pm. A letter with session details has been distributed to all Year 11 students. Thank you to Mr O’Meara
for organising this evening for the benefit of our students.
2015 Presentation Balls
Rehearsals for the 2015 Presentation Balls have commenced and I am pleased to see that
the Year 11s have displayed courteous and polite behaviour for the dance teachers and the
supervising staff. The Balls are a highlight of the year for many students and I request that
all parents with students involved in the Presentation Balls speak with their son/daughter
and remind them of our expectations for this event, both during practice and on the nights
themselves. Students are required to maintain their focus on their academic studies. It is
only with the support of our volunteer Parent Committee, staff and parents that we are
able to prepare students so well for this wonderful occasion.
WABIAD
The Write-a-Book-in-a-Day is a wonderful, fun, team building and writing experience, open to people of all ages
with all levels of writing, computer and graphic skills.
Congratulations to Mrs Libby Lam and Gloria Aupito Iuliano, Elizabeth Hone, Stephanie Rzeszutek, Gillian Titus, Chante
Masset, Megan Dennis, Shania D’Rosario and Hannah Ambor for undertaking the Write A Book In A Day challenge. This
enthusiastic team were able to produce ‘The Legend of the Box of Lies’; a wonderful part of the Beaconsfield library
collection.
Our team of eight participants were tasked with writing a 4000 word fictitious story after they were emailed a random
setting, two human characters, a non-human character, an issue and five random words at 8.00am local time. The story
and illustrations had to be uploaded by 8.00pm that evening.
Friends, relatives and others are asked to sponsor the team by donating to our State’s hospital for children. The book
is also presented to the Children’s Hospital library. The students from Years 10-12 had a great time together and ended
the day tired, but satisfied with their efforts. Guest appearances from two of last year’s participants, Megan Bladier and
Angela Duncan were much appreciated for the moral support they provided!
Catholic Education Week Mass
On Tuesday May 5, I had the pleasure of attending the
Catholic Education Week Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sale.
This was a wonderful celebration with all the Primary and Secondary
schools in the Diocese of Sale represented.
Mass was celebrated by our new Bishop Patrick O’Regan and four of our
students were able to meet him after the mass. Congratulations to Jake
Madeira, Mary Evangelista, Brooke O’Brien and Joseph Obsioma who
represented our College.
Rhonda O’Connor, Pastoral Associate
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St Francis Xavier College, 2015 – In God’s Image
FROM THE BERWICK CAMPUS
Jason Hibberd, Deputy Principal - Head of Campus
Students as Critical Thinkers
Part of our mission at the Berwick Campus is to equip all students with the necessary skills
and concepts to be successful in a senior setting. Part of that skill set includes a focus on
critical thinking; the ability to take learned concepts/ideas/theories and be able to question
their validity, transfer that knowledge and apply to a different context and hypothesise about
whether certain things are possible because of what is learned. The most successful students
are those with the ability to critically analyse a given situation rather than just learn content.
As a result, more recently there has been a push to include ‘learning statements’ as part of
everyday classes at our Campus. These are simple, conclusive statements that are introduced
by the teacher but completed by students, typically towards the conclusion of a class. The idea is that by completing
statements of this nature, students are able to highlight to what degree they have understood a given topic or idea to
themselves as well as staff. These statements also allow room for critical thinking and make for easy revision when looking
back at notes taken.
NAPLAN Testing
NAPLAN testing takes place for all students in Years 7 and 9 from Tuesday May 12 until Thursday May 14. These assessments
in both Literacy and Numeracy are only a snapshot of where an individual student is placed within their own learning
continuum at a given point in time. They also represent an opportunity for all students to benchmark themselves in
relation to national standards. These assessments also provide invaluable data regarding student trends at St Francis Xavier
College, which informs the direction of future teaching priorities. Like all assessments, they provide another opportunity
for all students to gain valuable experience performing under test conditions. Good luck to all.
School Production
Congratulations to all students and the Arts Department at St Francis Xavier College for producing such a
fine spectacle befitting the vast array and overall talent that exists at our College. From a local perspective,
I would like acknowledge the outstanding efforts of both staff and students from the Berwick Campus who
made significant contributions to the stellar performance.
Berwick Staff – Ms Nicole Kwiecien, Ms Hayley Griffin, Ms Sally Oliver, Ms Leah Rolfe, Mr Peter Collingwood, Mr Nicholas
Miller and Ms Liz Sullivan.
Students – Tahnee Johnson, Laura Musco, Natalia Perez-Ibanez, Leticia Tabone, Caitlyn O’Donnell, Megan Nunn, Elaina
Newman, Meghan Niewalda, Samantha Cook, Mikayla Oliver, Rhaya Abdelal, Natalie Morgan, Megan Gomez, Natasha
Fraser, Angelina Gould, Nicole Pinto, Burke Dempsey, Oliver Thompson, Clare Davine, Ryan Penn, Emily Ray, Matt Bakker,
Jake Madeira, Chloe Kandetzki, Joseph Kennedy , Ebony Portelli, Kaila Baxter, Taylah Worland, Katelyn Worland, Nicole
Benza, Kayla Eastwood, Shirvaun McGrath, Lacey Bourke, Thomas Jelavic and Emma Jelavic.
Year 8 Graffiti Education
On Monday, all Year 8 students had a visit from Casey Council representatives to remind us all of
the dangers of being involved in graffiti. During the interactive session, students learned about the
difference between street art and graffiti as well as gained strategies to deal with peer group pressure.
Active Outdoor Gym Opening
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Last Thursday was the grand opening of the Active Outdoor Gym area
at Berwick. The construction and planning of such a facility has been
years in the making and it was fantastic to have both Mrs Lorraine
Macreadie, Past President and the current secretary of the Parents
and Friends Association, Ms Sue Wall present to assist with the official
cutting of the ribbon. The gym area itself will be available to students in
Physical Education classes, as well as for general student use at recess
and lunchtimes. Students have been briefed about the guidelines for use
which are also available on Moodle.
St Francis Xavier College, 2015 – In God’s Image
FROM THE OFFICER CAMPUS
Margaret Blythman, Deputy Principal - Head of Campus
Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews
Parent/teacher/Student interviews were held for our students last week and the feedback from
staff and parents has been very positive. Each child has varying academic, social and emotional
developmental needs and interviews were an opportunity to discuss any particular details.
From discussions with colleagues it was positive to hear feedback on the following:
Students going home and being excited about sharing stories of their learning at school.
Programs being adapted to extend students in curriculum areas.
New students joining our school and loving being here.
The positive outcomes for students who have been receiving additional learning support.
Children experiencing a successful start to the year and being happy and engaged learners.
Thank you to the teachers for their efforts in preparing for the interviews and providing important feedback to parents.
ANZAC Day
Like me, I am sure that you have reflected greatly on the various commemorations held around the world on ANZAC Day this year.
A number of our students were also present for both the dawn and morning services at Pakenham on Saturday, as well as
other services held in the area. We thank our Campus Captains Brooke and Joseph for representing the Officer Campus.
They were accompanied by Miss Amy Gilmour, Mrs Barb Golding and Mr Steven Medorini who provided this reflection,
“I must commend all the students who attended the Dawn Service in Pakenham this morning. They were extremely
well behaved, their uniform was immaculate and they were all respectful throughout the service. We had 28 students
present. It was great to see so many students taking an active involvement in our community.” A service was also held at
the Campus on Friday April 24 and served to again highlight the respect and reverence that we expect from the students
of St Francis Xavier College.
ANZAC Day is not a glorification of war and conflict: it is rather a commemoration and a time to remember and to give
thanks for those who had the strength and courage to sacrifice so much so that we may enjoy our freedom today. May we
continue to be thankful for those who gave so much. We also pray that the political leaders of the world continue to work
hard to end conflict now and to avoid oppression and conflict in the future.
Uniform
While the vast majority of students wear their full uniform with pride it is appropriate that at this point we restate our
uniform expectations for all students. Included in the E-Planner are guidelines and reminders of what is acceptable uniform
at St Francis Xavier College, including jewellery, hair, footwear and accessories.
Musical
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I would like to personally congratulate and say how proud I am of everyone involved
in the 42nd Street production. The show was a wonderful reflection of the range of
activities, experiences and opportunities both offered and willingly taken up by St
Francis Xavier College students. I am immensely proud of all the students and their
wealth of talent shining through in this latest school production. A performance like
this is not possible without the support of the many helpers who made everything run
smoothly, my thanks to all these individuals from the performers and producers to
technical and backstage crew. Congratulations once again to all those involved.
St Francis Xavier College, 2015 – In God’s Image
OUTWARD BOUND 2015 – OFFICER CAMPUS
Peter Robinson - Outward Bound Co-ordinator
It is now less than two weeks until the Expedition begins.
All students should know their group and the name of their
group leader.
Detailed travel arrangements, emergency contact
information and other important information is set out
below.
Travel Arrangements
Students need to be at the College by 7.00am for a 7.30am
departure on Wednesday May 20. Students should report
to their Outward Bound Leader in the following rooms:
Group No.
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Group 5
Group 6
Group 7
Group 8
Leader(s)
Miss Gilmour/Ben Gaze
Mr Mayberry/Julia Morrow
Alexis Bell
Sarah Donne
Laura Quinn/Sean Walsh
Cassie Krylov/Bryony Jackson
Ian Flannery
Elyce Boulter
Room
GP 1
GP 2
GP 4
GP 5
GP 6
GP 7
GP 8
GP 9
Other information
Please note that your child may be transported in vehicles
driven by Outward Bound Staff or St Francis Xavier College
Staff during the course.
In case of emergency during the expedition parents can
contact the Outward Bound National School by telephoning
(02) 6235 5700 between 8.30am and 5.00pm on weekdays
or 0419 203 371 at other times in an absolute emergency.
I encourage students to continue walking regularly wearing
their Outward Bound shoes or boots several times each
week in the lead up to the expedition.
If you have any questions about Outward Bound please do
not hesitate to ask.
Please note that past Newsletter articles about Outward
Bound can be found on the Outward Bound Moodle page.
Once all students have arrived and the roll has been marked
leaders will direct students to the correct bus. Students are
to bring their gear in one soft bag (no packs or suitcases).
Students will need to bring their own lunch and drinks for
the trip. Students should not bring any food which contains
nuts. Outward Bound will supply lunch for the trip home,
however, if students wish to bring other snacks for the trip
home they should be sealed in a plastic container and left in
their bag. Students are not to take any of their own food on
course with them. We will not be stopping near any shops
so no money is required.
On Thursday May 28, we expect to arrive back at the College
at approximately 4.00pm. However, on such a long trip it is
difficult to be exact.
Students are not required at school on Friday May 29 or
Monday June 1.
Medication
Any students who require regular medication are asked to
bring twice the amount required packed in two separate
lots - both clearly labeled with student name, group
number and administering instructions (time/amount).
All medication should be given to the Group Leader when
students arrive at school on the first day of Outward Bound.
(Students who require Ventolin should keep one inhaler with
them.) All medication will be sorted out once we arrive at
Outward Bound. One set of medication will remain with the
Group Leader. The spare medication will be stored at base
camp as a backup. All spare medication will be returned to
students on the way home. If you do not wish medication
to be returned to your son or daughter please email me at
[email protected]
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St Francis Xavier College, 2015 – In God’s Image
ENGLISH NEWS
Geraldine Nunn - Head of English
SIS Public Speaking Competition 2015
The following students participated in the SIS Public Speaking
Competition at John Paul College on Monday April 27. The
competition was a team event with teams comprised of two
junior speakers (Yr 7 or 8) and two intermediate speakers
(Yr 9 or 10). Participants were required to deliver a prepared
speech and an impromptu speech. By all accounts, St Francis
Xavier students were a credit to our College and delivered
their speeches with flair and confidence. The aggregate
results are pleasing: Team 1 achieved 3rd place, Team 2, 4th
place and Team 3, 7th place.
Isobelle Morgan (Yr 10) is to be congratulated for achieving
the highest individual combined score for the competition; an
incredible result considering there were 80 speeches.
Team 1 (Beaconsfield, Berwick, Officer)
Tanya Oogathoo (Year 8 Officer)
Chailyn D’Souza (Yr 8 Berwick)
Siobhan Morgan (Yr 10)
Isobelle Morgan (Yr 10)
Team 2 (Officer Campus)
Chloe Jones (Yr 8 Officer)
Isabella Barthelson (Yr 8 Officer)
Alexandria Naujoks (Yr 9 Officer)
Aishling Firmager (Yr 9 Officer)
Team 3 (Berwick Campus)
Natalie Morgan (Yr 8 Berwick))
Emma Jelavic (Yr 8 Berwick)
Senara Hettige (Yr 9 Berwick)
Mary Evangelista (Yr 9 Berwick)
Many thanks to Mrs Nicole Sheridan for supervising our
students at the competition and for organising the Berwick
Campus team and to Mrs Leesa Gordon for organising the
Officer Campus team.
Debating News Beaconsfield
DAV Round 2: April 16, St Margaret’s College
Congratulations to Lavinia Koonwhye, Craig Mortimer and
Ethan Koonwhye who competed in A Grade on Thursday April
16. The team debated ‘that Indigenous communities should
be allowed to administer traditional justice’ and defeated
students from Hallam Secondary. A special ‘THANK YOU’
to Ethan Koonwhye who filled in as first speaker at the last
minute.
DAV Round 3 will take place on Thursday May 21.
Competition - The Future Leaders Writing Prize
The Future Leaders Writing Prize is designed to recognise
and reward talented young writers. It aims to encourage
expressive and creative writing.
Year 11 and 12 students in Australian secondary schools are
invited to submit a piece of writing (800 to 1,000 words). The
writing can be fiction or non-fiction and on any topic.
Prize
In 2015, the award winner will receive $1,000. Where there is
more than one winner the prize money will be shared.
The winners of the Future Leaders Writing Prize will have
their work published.
Submissions
Please send all submissions electronically in a word document
by July 1 2015, to [email protected]
COMMUNITY LIAISON
Melinda Reid – College Community Liaison Leader
Mother’s Day Breakfast
This Friday morning we will gather for our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast. It is quite
fitting that our guest speaker is Bronwyn Egan – Education Officer, Wellbeing &
Community Partnerships from the Catholic Education Office Melbourne. In 1986,
Bronwyn had a serious car accident and was told she would never walk again. This
has not stopped her. Bronwyn has worked at the Catholic Education Office Melbourne
since 2004 in Student Wellbeing. Student Wellbeing supports both primary and
secondary schools in developing prevention frameworks for a whole school approach to
wellbeing and managing critical incidents. Some of the initiatives Bronwyn is personally
involved in include restorative practices in Catholic schools, cyber safety, attendance
and the Student Wellbeing Drama Festival. Prior to joining the CEOM she taught in
secondary schools in both the government and Catholic systems. Bronwyn taught at
St Francis Xavier College from 1994-2004 where she held positions of responsibility
as House Co-ordinator, Head of Campus and Head of School. In her time at St Francis
Xavier College Bronwyn started the Mother’s Day Breakfast tradition. Bronwyn is also
a VCE Assessor in Drama and Theatre Studies and judges amateur musicals. We look
forward to hearing from Bronwyn on Friday. Thank you to all the families who have
purchased tickets and supported this community event. The breakfast is now sold out.
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eLEARNING NEWS
Wes Branchflower – Acting Director of Innovation
Staying connected with BYOD, making the most of free software
It is a fact that a program such as BYOD sometimes seems to bring as many challenges as it solves. We look at all of the obstacles and
wonder if the benefits are worth the effort. It is. Proven benefits are there for our students in developing higher order thinking skills
through the use of their own device as it personalizes the learning experience.
But we do recognise that not all students get the best from their device and sometimes simply need to use them better. An area where
a large number of our students can make improvements is becoming familiar with the software required by students at the College
and how important this is.
All students are required at various stages to submit work electronically. It is convenient and teachers are able to ensure on time
submission with the flexibility of access anywhere uploading. It is also environmentally responsible in reducing resource waste. Teachers
also have a part to play in clearly outlining to students the required format for submissions. This is sometimes where communication
gets confused. In a nutshell, students must produce work in a format the teacher can read and teachers must produce resource
material in a way all students can access. There is a free solution for this.
On the SFX College Moodle site, under the BYOD tab, you can find a list of software students and teachers should have. NOT having
this software disadvantages the student and the teacher. Until now, installing Microsoft Office came at some expense, but this is not
the case anymore.
Free Microsoft Office 365 is available to all St Francis Xavier College Students and Teachers
All staff and students received an email about this last week. It can be installed on up to five devices. This, in addition to Google Docs
and Google Drive means students and staff have the tools to ensure smooth exchange of resources and submissions and allows us
to make the most from the BYOD experience. I like it to think it takes us back to the top of this article, but without as many of the
problems…
If you’re still a little bit lost, look here or follow the instructions emailed
to you.:
https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education
Parents, stay on top of contact with school and your child’s course with
Skoolbag App and Moodle access. If you already have these, why not ask
another parent if they do too?
COLLEGE WELLBEING
Eve Power – Wellbeing Team Leader
Resiliency
Did you know that the term resilience was introduced into the English language in the early 17th Century from the Latin
verb resilire, meaning to rebound or recoil? In the 19th Century, Robert Mallet developed a measure – the modulus of
resilience – as a means of assessing the ability of materials to withstand severe conditions. In recent times, the term
resiliency has also become associated with an individual’s ability to recover or ‘bounce back’ from challenge and adversity.
The good news is that resiliency in this sense can be developed within an individual.
Despite our instincts to protect our children from difficult times, it is important that we give young people the opportunity
to develop their capacity to ‘bounce back’ from adversity. Parents play a significant role in modelling resiliency, and in
using ‘teachable moments’ to develop resiliency in their child. Michael Grose speaks about four basic skills that resilient
children tend to display:
l independence l problem-solving
l optimism
l social connection (referred to in Newsletter 2)
Over the coming Newsletters, I will share ideas and strategies that can assist the development of these key areas.
I would also like to alert parents to the notice included on page 16 of this Newsletter from Headspace Dandenong regarding
the Xp Gaming Group. The Xp Gaming Group is for young people who may be at risk of gaming excessively. The group seeks
to establish a healthier balance between gaming and real life responsibilities in a supportive, engaging environment. For
further information, please call 0475 612 401 or email [email protected] Parents and young people are also
welcome to contact a member of the Counselling team for further information and advice.
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St Francis Xavier College
Parents and Friends
[email protected]
NEXT MEETING: 4th June 2015 – 7.30pm
Beaconsfield Campus – Staffroom
The P & F Association meets on the first Wednesday of the month, except
during the school holidays. It is a great opportunity to meet new people,
support your school and child’s education, be updated on the latest
news/events and offer ideas and help in a friendly environment.
Everyone is welcome so please join us…
All enquiries regarding the College P&F can be made to Coralie.
Ideas/Suggestions can be also submitted via our
P&F email address [email protected]
ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Please see the P&F page on the
College website to purchase:
www.sfx.vic.edu.au
COMMUNITY
PARENTS & FRIENDS
LATEST NEWS (top right hand side of page)
Buy Entertainment Book [CLICK HERE]
P & F Meeting Dates for 2015
Wednesday 5th August
Wednesday 4th Nov (AGM)
Wednesday 2nd September
Wednesday 2nd December
Wednesday 7th October
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East Timor Immersion opportunities
for Year 10 and Year 11 students
Information Night Wednesday May 20 – 7.30pm
Chapel, Beaconsfield Campus
This year sees a new an exciting development in our College forming a Friendship link with the Catholic
College in Letefoho, East Timor. A trip has been organised for the September school holidays, and we are
looking for 10 students in Year 10 and Year 11 to be the first students to help establish this partnership.
Places will be offered initially to Year 10 & Year 11, but the trip is also open to ex-students, staff and parents.
More details are on the flyer above. Please seriously consider this unique opportunity.
ALTERNATE SCHOOLIES FOR YR 12 STUDENTS – Nov/Dec 2015
This popular trip is a wonderful alternate to the traditional Schoolies.
If you are ready for a challenge and after a really memorable and exciting way
to end your journey at St Francis Xavier College, please consider this trip.
Ten days of fun, friendship and immersion into a very different culture.
For more information on either trip please contact
Rhonda O’Connor, Pastoral Associate - [email protected]
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HOST FAMILIES WANTED
Are you interested in hosting a Japanese student? Well, here is your chance.
St. Francis Xavier College will be hosting Japanese students
from our sister school in Tokyo, Japan this year.
1 Week: August 25 - August 31 (Berwick Campus)
Host families are required to provide appropriate sleeping arrangements and meals
for the student. All activities during school hours etc are organised by the College.
If you are interested please return the bottom of this form, with your details to your
Japanese teacher as soon as possible.
Mrs Kate Bamford
Head of Department – LOTE
Please return this slip to your Japanese teacher.
I _____________________________________________of ________ Care Group
(first name and last name)
am interested in hosting a Japanese student.
Contact details:
Parent Name: ________________________________________________
Parent Phone Number: __________________________________________
Parent Email: _________________________________________________
Transport to school (Please circle):
BUS
CAR
OTHER ___________
Bus number (if applicable): _____________
Gender of student you would like to host: M / F
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P O Box 85, Beaconsfield, 3807
BERWICK Tel: 9702 6588 Fax: 9702 6599
BEACONSFIELD Tel: 9707 3111 Fax: 9707 3601
OFFICER Tel: 5943 3600
Email: [email protected]
Web Address: www.sfx.vic.edu.au
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER COLLEGE
6 May 2015
Dear Parents
ELECTION OF PARENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE COLLEGE BOARD
Berwick Parish
Further to my recent letter regarding the election of Parent Representatives I advise that Philip Van
Laeren and David Newman have been nominated for the Berwick Parish.
Members of the Berwick Parish who wish to vote in this election are asked to contact Joanne
Price on 9707 3111 or via email [email protected] and a ballot paper will be forwarded
to you. Please ensure that you only vote if you reside in the Berwick Parish.
The completed ballot paper is to be returned to the College in an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL
and addressed to Mrs Joanne Price, The Returning Officer, St. Francis Xavier College, PO Box 85,
Beaconsfield, 3807. The envelope may be returned directly to the Administration Office at any
College Campus.
Voting closes at 3.30pm on Thursday 14 May 2015. Details regarding the successful candidate will
be published in the Newsletter dated 21 May 2015.
Yours sincerely
Vincent J Feeney
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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER COLLEGE
In God’s Image
2015
St. Francis Xavier College Board Election – Berwick Parish
MR PHILIP VAN LAEREN
Current Parent Representative – Berwick Parish; and Chairperson of the College Board.
Our College is a vibrant community of over 2500 students and 370 Staff across
three campuses. It is an environment where, under the leadership of our
Acting Principal, Vincent J Feeney and the College Executive, a committed
College Board and staff work towards assisting our students to reach their
maximum potential in many areas such as academic (VCE, VET and VCAL),
social, sporting and importantly, faith development.
One role of the College Board is to help provide the best possible
environment for our students, our staff, and our College community. Not only for the current
cohort of students and staff, but also for the future generations to come. For me, this is the main
reason I would welcome the opportunity to continue to serve the Parish of Berwick as an active
participant on the College Board.
As you are aware, we are currently experiencing a period of expansion at the College. In my time
on the College Board, our energy and focus has seen this expansion turn into a reality with the
Officer Campus DATS Centre and sporting grounds, the Beaconsfield Campus VCE Centre and
increased parking areas, and the Berwick Campus Chapel and fitness areas. There are also further
projects in their early stages which will continue to expand upon the facilities we have to offer at
the College. The College Board will need to continue to offer support to the College leaders in their
work with architects, town planners and financiers.
Importantly, the next steps are to support the infrastructure development and also the curriculum
and policy development to suit the impacts of the changing nature of our world on the staff and the
education of our students.
The Diocese of Sale is faced with the enormous challenge of recruiting our next College Principal.
This appointment will be for a five (5) year period and the successful applicant must possess the
experience and acumen to lead our College into the future. The College Board has an important role
to play in this critical appointment.
We have one of the largest and most complex Catholic secondary schools in Victoria, if not
Australia. A strong, experienced College Board is needed to support the College Executive during
this significant period. As the current Chairperson of the College Board, I believe I possess the
necessary skills, experience, enthusiasm and dedication that will be required as we embark on this
exciting new phase of the life of St Francis Xavier College.
It has been a very rewarding experience to be part of the College Board for the past few years. My
commitment to you is to continue to help to create a College environment where the opportunities
are many, where progress is encouraged and embraced, but importantly, where the past is
honoured and respected. I commit to meeting the many challenges ahead with all the experience,
wisdom and enthusiasm I can gather.
Thank you, God Bless
Philip Van Laeren
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St. Francis Xavier College Board Election – Berwick Parish
MR DAVID NEWMAN
As a parent of three children in Catholic schools, a
daughter attending St. Francis Xavier College, and two
children attending St. Catherine’s Primary, I believe that
parents have a particularly important role to play in the
educating community, since it is to them that primary
and natural responsibility for their children’s education
belongs.
I am a very experienced and passionate educator,
having taught in primary and secondary schools, in addition to TAFE, spanning 22
years. My teaching position immediately prior to my current position was in a
Catholic primary school. I am currently teaching at a community college with
students who have disadvantaged backgrounds. I gain enormous reward from
helping students shape their futures based on the Gospel values.
I am an active member of St. Michael’s parish, attending Mass weekly and reading
on a regular basis. I strongly believe that Catholic schools make a vibrant and vital
contribution to the life of the Church, to the community at large, to families and
individuals.
As a board member, I would strongly support St. Francis Xavier College’s program of
providing an excellent holistic education centred on the student and engaging them
in authentic, purposeful learning.
My passion for education has extended to the establishment of my educational
tutoring firm, which supports students in achieving their academic goals. I am acutely
aware of the concerns of parents and students regarding schools due to my tutoring
role.
I strongly believe that the wealth of my education experience, passion to help
students, and business background will provide an active voice on the School Board
for the best interests of the St. Francis Xavier College community.
I would be honoured to represent the Berwick Parish as its parent representative on
the St. Francis Xavier College Board. In this role, I would give Mr. Vincent Feeney,
his leadership team and the College Board all my passion, support and
understanding, in supporting the students, teachers, parents and the general school
community.
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CollegeCommunityInformation
Tuesdays & Thursdays
8.30am - 4.00pm
UNIFORM SHOP
Beaconsfield Avenue, Beaconsfield
OUR PARISH MASSES
Berwick:
Sat 6.00pm
Sun 9.00am, 10.30am & 6.00pm
Narre Warren:
Sat 6.00pm
Sun 8.00am, 9.15am, 11.00am & 6.00pm
Pakenham:
Sat 6.00pm
Sun 9.00am & 10.30am
Koo Wee Rup:
Sun 9.30am
Iona:
Sun 11.00am
Lang Lang:
2nd & 4th Sunday of each month at 5.00pm
Nar Nar Goon:
Sat 6.00pm
Maryknoll:
3rd & 5th Sunday of each month at 5.00pm
Every Saturday
9.00am - 12.00pm
Telephone Orders Welcome
Tel: 9707 3111
Have you changed
your address or
phone numbers
recently?
If so, it is vital that you provide
updated details to the College.
Please collect a
CHANGE OF DETAILS
form available from
Reception at any of the
Campuses.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE
COLLEGE NEWSLETTER
Go to sfx.vic.edu.au
Click on “News & Events” then “Newsletters” then “Subscribe” and fill in the information required.
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Casey Cardinia Library offer free, online
tuition to Library members.
Why pay $60, $70 plus for private
tutoring when you can get it for FREE!
Monday to Friday 4-8 pm Prep to Year 12
Tutoring covers all curriculum areas
Students can upload an assignment to be discussed; show a Maths or Chemistry problem
they are struggling with or help with study skills or essay writing.
To hear more https://yourtutor.com.au/connect/clients/12/authenticate and click on the
words “How does it work. Watch our video”
Students can become temporary members of the library. When this expires they need their
parents to go with them to sign them up because they are under 18 years.
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www.sfxcareers.com
Reminders
• UMAT Registrations by 5 June; Test Date: 29 July,
2015
• VCE and Careers Expo - 170 exhibitors of VCE
resources, tertiary course and career information;
7 - 10 May at Caulfield Racecourse; See: www.
vceandcareers.com.au.
are much more extensive. The latest developments in
physics, psychology, human biology, materials science,
information science and statistical analysis all give us
new answers to ancient questions about music – what
it is, why we make it, how we make it, why we listen to
it and how it is changing.
Research into the possibilities of music is ongoing,
creating new jobs dedicated to the many effects of
music, music perception and the performance and
technical underpinnings of instruments. Alternatively,
you could combine your knowledge of physics,
mathematics and computing to become a sound
engineer.
MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY NEWS –
MELBOURNE COURSES MOST POPULAR - The
University of Melbourne offered more than 7500
students a place in an undergraduate course for 2015.
The Bachelor of Science remains the largest and most
PHYSIOTHERAPY COMING TO ACU BALLARAT IN 2017 popular undergraduate course in the state, with 2518
– The B. Physiotherapy will be offered at the Ballarat students offered a place. The B. Arts (1286) offers
campus of the Australian Catholic University in 2017. and B. Commerce (1150) also saw growth in offer
The ACU School of Physiotherapy was established in numbers. The Clearly-In ATAR for Science was 86.00,
2010 with the launch of the B. Physiotherapy at ACU’s for Commerce it was 95.00, for Arts it was 90.05, for
Brisbane campus. In 2011 it was launched in North Biomedicine it was 98.85 and for Environments it was
Sydney. The program is fully accredited, with the first 85.00.
Brisbane and North Sydney students graduating. For
regular updates on the new Bachelor of Physiotherapy, WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT
visit the School of Physiotherapy page. Register interest UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE DEGREES? The university
is holding a series of events where undergraduate
at: register their interest in this program. degrees will be explored.
INTERESTED
IN
STUDYING
INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY? Discover the opportunities and Known as the ‘Focus On’ series, they commence with
possibilities an IT degree has to offer, and where it a Focus on Biomedicine on Thurs 14 May. Focus on
could take you. Hear from an expert thought-leader, Arts is on Wed 20 May, Focus on Agriculture on Thurs
the futurist Morris Miselowski about the world of 21 May, Focus on Commerce on Tues 26 May, Focus
tomorrow, and get a taste of what IT is all about in a on Environments on Wed 27 May, Focus on Science
hands-on mobile app development workshop. When: on Tues 2 June, Focus on Law on Tues 4 June, Focus on
10am-4.30pm, Sat 2 May; Who: Year 12 students; Engineering on Thurs 11 June, Focus on IT on Thurs 11
Where: Monash University (Clayton); Cost: Free, with June, Focus on Music on Wed 24 June, and Focus on
morning tea and lunch; Register and see video: www. VCA on Thurs 25 June (most are 6.30-8.30pm).
infotech.monash.edu.au/takectrl.
The sessions will give you a chance to hear about
BACHELOR 0F SCIENCE/BACHELOR OR MUSIC – At
Monash University you can now combine your passion
for music with a solid foundation in the sciences with
this new double degree. There is a wonderful synergy
between the passion for creating music and a love of
scientific knowledge. Choosing between the two can
be difficult, so why not consider making the most of
your talents and study both music and science in a
double degree. Physics, maths and music are related
to the art and science of acoustics, however their links
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courses and opportunities at the University of
Melbourne from staff, recent graduates and current
students. Register attendance (essential) at: www.
futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/events.
igIdeas EXPO – igIdeas is one of the longest running
and most well respected design programs in the
world. This year is the celebration of 25 years of this
design program, with a stellar international line up at
Melbourne International Design Week, May 11-17.
There are events for designers, business managers,
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marketing executives, educators, secondary school
students, researchers and design enthusiasts. A
number of universities, TAFEs and independent
colleges with design faculties will be at the agIdeas
Design Careers Expo on Thursday 14 May at the
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. If you
are interested in a career in areas such as architecture,
communication design, interior design or industrial
design, you are encouraged to attend. See the following
for event details, venue and bookings: Event details »
education, physics or psychology.
2016 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PREREQUISITE
CLARIFICATION – There has been confusion about
the wording of the requirements. They are: Units 3/4
English (at least 30 in EAL or at least 25 in any other
English), and at least 25 in one of biology, chemistry,
any maths, physical education or physics.
ELITE ATHLETE BONUS ENTRY SCHEME – La Trobe
university offers bonus aggregate points for elite
SWINBURNE SCIENCE EXPERIENCE – The Swinburne- athletes. The Scheme is available to domestic
ConocoPhillips Science Experience offers students in undergraduate applicants: who are classified as an elite
Years 9 and 10 the chance to use their natural curiosity athlete, whose sporting commitments have impacted
to explore and discover the possibilities of science. on their previous studies, and who apply for admission
Attendees will participate in a range of interactive, to courses via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
hands-on workshops that are designed to challenge (VTAC). See the La Trobe website for more details.
and excite. When: 14-16 Sept (school holidays - a long DEAKIN UNIVERSITY AND NAVITAS REBRAND
way off, but bookings are open) at: Registration is now PATHWAY COLLEGE – Deakin university and leading
open ».
education provider Navitas have announced plans to
extend their partnership by renaming the pathway
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY NEWS –
college, the Melbourne Institute of Business and
NEXT GEN YOUTH FORUM – brings together Year 10- Technology (MIBT), to Deakin College. Through MIBT,
12 students to participate in hands-on work-shops, Navitas has collaborated with Deakin University since
allowing you to be inspired by like-minded individuals 1996, providing pathway courses for both domestic
wanting to make a difference. Speakers:
and international students. In that time, more than
14,000 students have successfully progressed to degree
Chantelle Baxter, co-founder and CEO if One Girl, an programs at Deakin. Deakin College will integrate more
organisation dedicated to giving 1 million girls across closely with the university to enable further growth
Africa access to education by 2020.
of international and domestic enrolments across the
Ahmed Kelly, born in Iraq in 1991 with significant Deakin campuses in Melbourne and Geelong
disabilities, he was brought to Australia by Moira
Kelly for medical treatment. Through determination,
toughness and skill, he has been able to compete in
the London paralympics.
Chris Long and Brad Moore, co-creators of the
Moodswing App. It was built in the hope of creating
a ‘Twitter for Moods’ where people could share their
emotional statuses.
The program will also include the team from PROJECT
ROCKIT and Thomas King, founder of SayNoToPalmOil.
com. The forum will give school leaders the opportunity
to be part of inspiring workshops related to social
justice and leadership. When: Friday 22 May; Where:
La Trobe University (Bundoora); Register interest at:
[email protected]
2016 NURSING PREREQUISITES – Prerequisites for
the La Trobe B. Nursing have changed for 2016. They
are: 3/4 English (at least 30 in EAL or 25 in any other
English) and at least 20 in one of biology, chemistry,
health and human development, any maths, physical
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