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The Companion A publication of the Loyola Ex-Students Association Volume 2 May 2009 From The Principal Dear Companions, relocation of the Science laboratories, all of which will be located on the ground floor of A Welcome to the 2009 Block and extensions to the PAC which will school year here at include a stage and new foyer with mezzanine Loyola College. Since and additional permanent seating. These projects the last newsletter will assist in both accommodating the growing there have been many number of enrolments within the College and developments at the will also enable us to improve the quality of College. These have learning experiences for our students. included the completion of restoration works I am pleased to report that demand for places at on St Ignatius Chapel, the College has been overwhelming in terms of the opening of Iggy’s, our planning for 2010. This has given us great our Student Training Restaurant and the launch confidence in the directions the College is taking of the new College Strategic Plan 2009-2013. as community support and interest in what we The Strategic Plan is available on the College have to offer has reached high levels. Of website www.loyola.vic.edu.au and I would invite particular interest is the fact that growing all to access this interesting document. numbers of former Loyola students, who are now parents themselves, are applying to enrol Over the Term 1 school holidays renovations their children here at the College. This can be a were completed in our Reception area. Hopefully wonderful ongoing family tradition as the this will create a more welcoming environment College moves into its 30th year of operation for all who come to this area of the College. The this year. grounds continue to be developed with new garden areas being established outside the I wish to commend LEXSA on their ongoing Library and near the entrances to the College. work of providing a point of contact for former Of particular interest to former students will be students and their ongoing support of the the relocation of the bronze statue of St Ignatius College. I hope to see the association grow both which was originally located near the new in numbers and in the activities they provide for Library. With the acquisition of the former Jesuit former students. I would also like to see LEXSA Seminary and relocation of the College more involved in supporting College life and Reception and Administration area, the statue future developments and projects. This is a has been moved closer to the Main Entrance on wonderful time in our College history and I look the Grimshaw Street side of the College so that forward to celebrating with all involved the it can be given more prominence. growth and development of LEXSA. This year we have a number of building projects Joseph Favrin in mind. These will include the renovation and Principal In This Issue Principal’s Address 1 Class of 2008 9 College Captains Report 2 College Awards 10 Iggy’s Restaurant Opening 3 Class of 1998 Reunion 11 Malaysian Study Tour 4 Facilities at Loyola 12 Sports Shorts 5 College Archives 13 Where are they Now? 6 LEXSA 14 St Ignatius Chapel 7 1 College Captains 2009. This is a year of many things. sessions, represented Loyola at the ACS Swimming That is how we began our first official speech this Carnival. As College Captains we had our first big year. However, our journey as Loyola College’s responsibility at the Opening School Assembly and College Captains began a long time before that. In Mass which ran very smoothly. We encouraged the September of last year we went through a selection students to be the greatest they could be this year process involving an interview and a speech to the by putting in the extra effort especially for things entire school. On the 20th October we were both they are uncomfortable with. Nadia spoke about fortunate enough to be announced the College her dislike of making phone calls, but explained Captains for 2009. that it is rewarding to challenge yourself. Regardless of whether you succeed or fail, the lessons you learn from trying are more important than the outcome. The Autumn Sounds Music Concert was also held, and was enjoyed by all, despite the rain. As members of the LSC we attended St Patrick’s Day mass. And finally, the much anticipated and enjoyable Activities Week arrived. Students partook in various activities such as camping, work experience, social service and retreat. The first term was a very busy one so we are going to build on that and have an even greater second term and year. We are very proud to be the Captains of Loyola College and hope to motivate the students and staff Though we began our captaincy last year, this year and make their time at school more enjoyable! has proved to be a very busy one. Early in the term, we were all greatly affected by the horrific bushfires. Although we could not go and fight the fires or build new houses for the victims, as a school we sprung straight into action. An emergency assembly was held, focussing on how we could help: by donating money, clothing and other essential items, and keeping all victims in our prayers. We held a casual clothes day and a sausage sizzle to raise funds for the Bushfire Appeal and also called for items that could be donated to St Vincent de Paul. We called for everyone to donate their spare change with collection tins placed in every Mentor Room and in the school canteen. As a College we raised $20,000, an absolutely outstanding effort. We also had a large room full of donated items. This response to the tragedy of the bushfires has been a testament to the generosity and humanity of Loyola’s students, parents and staff members. On a happier note we also held our annual House Swimming Carnival which was a huge success at a different venue in Northcote. Then our best Brendan Plowman and Nadia Conte swimmers, after many early morning training College Captains 2 Iggy’s Student Restaurant On Thursday 5th March a long held dream was fulfilled when Iggy’s, Loyola College Student Training Restaurant was formally opened. Mr John Kennedy, founding Principal of the College was invited to officially open the restaurant in recognition of his passion to have such a restaurant operating at the College. Mr Joe Favrin, Principal, warmly welcomed the guests to the Opening, and Fr Justin King SJ, College Chaplain, blessed all who would work and eat at Iggy’s. Loyola College becomes only the second Catholic secondary school in the Archdiocese of Melbourne to take on the venture of running a student training restaurant. A great deal of planning took place before the opening to ensure that Mrs Andrea Nankervis, the teacher in charge, and her team of Year 12 VET Hospitality students were ready to welcome the large number of guests invited to the Opening. The students will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of running a restaurant, from preparing meals, welcoming guests on arrival and providing service at the table with a set menu of three choices of entrée, main meal and dessert being offered each Thursday night during the school term. Academy Uniforms kindly donated a full set of vests for the students to wear. The College is grateful to Mr Shane Harper from Academy Uniforms for this wonderful gesture which will allow the students to look professional whilst working at Iggy’s. Tony Chirico Deputy Principal (Administration and Personal Development) 3 Malaysia Study Tour 2009 On Friday 3rd April Loyola College students, Miss Cybula, Mercy College staff and students and Marian College staff and students departed for Malaysia for an 11 day Study Tour. A variety of places were visited in Penang, Kuala Lumpar and Malacca. These included such places as the Reclining Buddha Temple in Penang, Orang-utan Island in Bukit Merah, Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur and Banghuris Village in Malacca, to name a few. In addition, students enjoyed a diverse range of activities such as cooking lessons, a batik lesson, pewter making lesson and trishaw rides. A highlight of the trip was visiting the Indonesian School in Kuala Lumpur. The students made a number of new Indonesian friends and took part in Indonesian classes at the school. The hospitality and warmth of both teachers and students at the school was outstanding. Students loved the shopping and bargaining experience - Bargaining in Chinatown night markets was a skill most students perfected within 5 minutes with some extremely good outcomes! The students also had the privilege of seeing the King of Malaysia in Malacca as they were staying in the same hotel! Overall the tour was an unforgettable and enjoyable experience for all – a complete success! Alison Cybula LOTE Indonesian Teacher 4 Sport Shorts Daniel Guccione (8.1 KMV) Daniel is a tennis star in the making! He first started tennis lessons at the age of 4 and entered competitions when he was 8. During a Talent Search when he was 9, Daniel was noticed for his ability and was selected by Tennis Victoria to participate in Squads. Continued success in national competitions, resulted in a partial scholarship being offered by Tennis Australia when Daniel was 11 and it is there that he is currently training 3 mornings and 3 afternoons each week. As well as being a Loyola student, Daniel often participates in competitions and tournaments around Victoria and Australia. Ranked No.1 in Victoria and No.2 in Australia in his age group, it is clear to see that Daniel has a bright future ahead of him. Daniel looks forward to an upcoming International tournament in Europe in May, where he will train in France, then compete in Slovenia and Italy. We are proud of Daniel's achievements and wish him the very best for his future in tennis. Miriam Stylli MacKillop Head of House Matthew Kreuzer (L 02 07) M Ma h K (L:02-07) Matth Matthew began his football career in the Under 9’s at St Mary’s Football Club before progressing to the Northern Knights and Vic Metro League to Nort National level. At the 2007 draft he was selected as Natio No the N 1 draft pick by Carlton. He has found this, second year at the club hard, but still easier than his se first his fi year. Matthew tells us that he best part of playing for Matth Carlton is game day, however other activities such Carlt as promotions and TV commercials can be fun at pr times. On the downside is training for six days a times week. Matthew is taking his future one game at a week time. In his first year in the AFL Matthew was named Carlton Best First Year Player (2008) and name received an AFL NAB Rising Star Nomination. receiv After six rounds of the 2009 season, he has played games and kicked 16 goals. 26 ga Maureen Lonsdale Community Liaison 5 Where are they now? Erica Lucci (L:01-06) is the first Loyola College student to win the prestigious ‘Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award’. Businesses you can rely on AdminWise is a home based Bookkeeping service for small business. My work takes me to all types of business and I work from their premises or my own depending on the need. I previously worked in payroll and administration roles with various organisations but was looking for diversity and being more in charge of my own hours and activities. d Erica is pictured receiving h award f her d from the Originally I wanted to be a Governor of Victoria, Professor David de Kretser teacher, sometimes I am still AC at Government House on December 11 2008. able to incorporate this as I show people how to look Claire Landy (L:96-01) and Steven Hatty after their accounts themselves. On Saturday 7 March 2009, Claire married Steven Hatty at Loyola College in the newly restored St Dianne Smith (Leach L:81-86) Ignatius Chapel. Claire was attended by Michelle Sproats and Rebecca (L:93-94) and Fiona Landy (L:92-97). Steven was supported by Matthew Kirkright and Peter and David Hatty. Kismet Financial Services is a local financial planning business based in Bundoora. We are active within the community and work hard to provide a holistic financial planning solution for all of our clients (big and small). Originally I worked for the Federal Government in policy and procedure areas. I was offered an opportunity to join Kismet, just after leaving my old job. It was the right place, at the right time and all the right connections. When I left school I wanted to join the police force, but I couldn’t be bothered training!!! Nat Mercovich (L:87-92) 6 a ~ St Ignatiu Saturday March 14th 2009. That was the deadline. hat was the deadline. with the history of the building and, in particular, with the history of the building and, in particular, Claire Landy (L:96-01), College Vice-Captain in our Ignatian heritage. 2001, had booked the first wedding. This is evident in the following items: The original Loyola Watsonia was built in 1934 and • The altar that houses the Blessed Sacrament is operated as a Jesuit House of Studies, Novitiate and from St Ignatius’ College Riverview, a fellow Retreat Centre until 1975. The building, now known Ignatian school. as Old Loyola, and some of the grounds was then sold to the state government with a portion of the • The tabernacle is the original tabernacle which remaining land given to the Archdiocese of has been in St Damian’s Parish for the last 34 Melbourne for educational purposes. This act of years. Our thanks to St Damian’s and Fr Michael generosity saw Loyola College open its doors for the Kalka who also donated the Holy Water font and first Year Seven group in 1980. As the school grew candlesticks from the parish of St Mary’s the Principal at the time Mr John Kennedy nurtured Chiltern. the dream of incorporating the original building • The restoration of the Queen of Society painting into the College. and its placement above the altar in the position A serious attempt it hung for 40 years. Our thanks to the Society of was made to buy Jesus for giving us this painting on permanent the property loan. when it came onto the market • The stone carving of the Wolves and the Pot in 1994. This above the Queen of the Society painting is a failed and it reproduction of a similar piece found above the wasn’t until 2002 door of St Ignatius’ birthplace in Loyola, Spain. that we were The Wolves and Pot symbolise hospitality and are successful. found on the coat of arms of many Ignatian schools and organisations. Over the last seven years much • The Society of Jesus IHS mosaic on the front work has taken panel of main altar and the symbol on the lectern place to make Old were constructed by Bernadette Thorley (nee Loyola suitable for student use. This has included new Casamento) (L:90-95). fire safety, electrical, computer and communications • Our Lady of Montserrat’s chapel: At Montserrat systems, refurbishment of offices, meeting rooms and Ignatius placed his sword before Our Lady classrooms, the establishment of drama, dance and symbolising a new direction and a life dedicated music centres and a hospitality wing and student to God’s work. Mr Favrin purchased the statue of restaurant. Our Lady from Montserrat and brought it to The original Loyola contained a number of chapels Melbourne. The altar in this chapel and a number whose altars were de-consecrated and removed in of candlesticks that are on the Blessed Sacrament 1975. The main chapel was the heart and centre of altar are from Canisius College Pymble which the building in every sense. succeeded Loyola Watsonia as the Jesuit Novitiate for Australia. In April 2008 Mr Favrin convened the Restoration Sub-Committee consisting of, Fr Steven Rigo – • The St Ignatius side chapel with its new statue by President of the Canonical Administrators, Mr sculptor Engelbert Piccolruaz. Joseph Favrin – Principal, Mr Mark Arnavas – • The Stations of the Cross are reproductions of Business Manager, Mr Rod MacDonald – Facilities those that hang in Our Lady of Victories, Manager, Fr Justin King S.J. – Chaplain and Mr Camberwell which have the same surrounds as Chris Lynch – Director of Mission. This group met the originals. regularly over the next year. Priority was given to restore the chapel to a truly sacred space consistent 7 us’ Chapel ~ The vast majority of work was complete in time for Fr Michael McEntee to conduct Claire’s wedding on a beautiful sunny Melbourne autumn day. The first Mass was celebrated by Father Justin King S.J. (L:55-59, 01-) for Year Seven students on Monday 23rd March and Fr Peter Robinson, installed the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle on Friday, 3rd April. This was quite fitting as Fr Peter headed negotiations with Bruno Grollo to buy the property back for the College. The chapel will be consecrated by Archbishop Hart on Sunday 16th August. The committee worked closely with Arthur Andronus of Falkinger & Andronus, Heritage Architects. We are also appreciative of the great work done by many craftspeople including Mulholland Painters, Hallet & Sons Stonemasons, Fallshaw Furniture, Joe Giansiracusa, Queen of the Society painting restoration, Duane Lucas of Heritage Silver for restoration of the tabernacle and altar-ware and Maria Toscano (mother-in-law of Mr Favrin) who made the altar, credence and offertory cloths. Chris Lynch Director of Mission 8 The Graduating Class of 2008 Loyola College is proud to report that our At our first College Assembly on Friday 27 February, graduating Year 12 class of 2008 were very we welcomed the VCE Academic Excellence Award successful in gaining tertiary education offers, winners from the Class of 2008. Twelve students apprenticeships, traineeships, pre-apprenticeship achieved an ENTER over 90 with the Dux, David training places and employment. A small number of Smith achieving 99.20. The VCE Academic students received two tertiary offers – one from a Excellence Award winners received a Loyola plaque University or a TAFE College and the other from an and a book voucher. Independent College. In this instance, most students Loyola College acknowledges the success of our top have taken up their University or TAFE offer. Some students and we wish them well in their future studies: of our students have deferred study for 2009 to travel, participate in the GAP Program or to work, and will commence their study in 2010. The information below summarises these destinations. 99.2 99.0 97.7 David Smith Christopher Gonelli Brendan Haeslar Science Double Degree Biomedicine Science Double Degree La Trobe University University of Melbourne La Trobe University 96.4 93.5 93.4 Nicolas Papadimatos David Tieri Natali Lambevska Commerce Music Media, (Deferred in 2009) University of Melbourne University of Melbourne RMIT Institute Number Australian Catholic University 4 Australian Catholic University TAFE 2 Australian Maritime College 1 University of Ballarat 1 Box Hill TAFE 2 Deakin University 5 Kangan Batman TAFE 1 92.55 92.1 92.1 Independent Colleges 3 Nathan Nicolaou Shreyes Karnam Adam Louws Law / Business Commerce Medicine / Surgery La Trobe University 37 La Trobe University Monash University Monash University Monash University 3 NMIT 17 RMIT University 19 RMIT TAFE 5 Swinburne University 9 Swinburne TAFE 5 University of Melbourne 7 Victorian University 11 91.45 91.4 90.65 Victorian University TAFE 3 Stephanie Sutcliffe Kieran Best Patrick Harland-Lee Commerce Arts Art: Games & Interactivity William Angliss 6 Deakin University University of Melbourne Swinburne Louise Hogan Bernadette Donnelly Careers Advisor Director of Curriculum 9 College Medals 2008 Insignis Medal Loyola Medal The Insignis Medal is the highest award at an The Loyola Medal is awarded to a current or Ignatian school, awarded to a current student former staff member, Canonical Administrator whom St Ignatius would have called “A or chaplain who has given service in a pastoral or Companion”. professional capacity and has shown loyalty and commitment to the College for an extended period Recipient – of time. Belinda Negro (L:03-08) Recipient – Maureen Belinda was the 2008 Lonsdale College Captain and is currently studying Arts at Maureen has been the University of a staff member at Melbourne. Loyola College since 1995. For many people Maureen is their St Ignatius Medal first contact with Loyola as her role involves Community Liaison; College Tours: Promotion The St Ignatius Medal is awarded to a current or Marketing; Enrolment Interviews; Looking after former student who has given service in a International Students; Short Term pastoral or leadership capacity and has shown Accommodation bookings; Organising Events. It loyalty and commitment to the College is a position which Maureen “loves to bits” and throughout his/her time as a student. keeps her busy, particularly at the start of the school year when there is not a second to spare. Recipient – Miriam Holmes (L:80-85) Miriam was School Captain and Dux of Loyola College’s inaugural graduating class. On leaving Jesuit Medal Loyola College, Miriam went on to study Law and is The Jesuit Medal is awarded to a current or currently the Director (Melbourne) of the Social former parent or College friend who has given Security Appeals Tribunal. service in a pastoral, professional or leadership capacity and has shown loyalty and commitment to the College for an extended period of time. Recipient – Leigh Villanti Leigh appreciates the benefits that being involved in the College community have brought her such as friendships with other parents, teachers and families and a greater insight into how the school operates on a day to day basis. The opportunity to give feedback both positive and negative from a parent’s point of view was also a plus. Leigh is the mother of Michael (L:01-06) and Louise (L:03-08). 10 Class of 1998 Reunion The ten-year reunion of the Class of ’98 was held on November 23rd 2008 at the Lower Plenty Hotel, Lower Plenty. It was fantastic to see as many as 60 people attend the reunion with their husbands, wives, partners and babies. Although ten years is a long time, it seemed as though we never left high school, as we shared stories of the developments of our lives since ‘the good old days’ at Loyola. We shared in many laughs and tears as we watched our Year 12 video ‘The Time of Your Life”. I would like to thank the College, in particular, Maureen Lonsdale who helped in the organisation of the day, and thank those of our teachers who were part of the celebration - Mrs Jennifer Kerby, Mrs Laura Gorey, Mr Peter Keegan and Mrs Phyllis Vespucci. It is great to see how successful we have all become in our chosen careers. Cristina (Gusatto) Masciangioli – Class of ’98. LOTE Head of Faculty 2009 Reunions 2009 sees reunions for the classes of 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and of course the class of 2008 which kicks off the calendar. 2008: Tuesday 28 July 6pm – 8pm 2004: Saturday 22 August 6pm – 8pm 1999: Saturday 17 October 1994: Saturday 17 October 1999: Saturday 31 October Invitations will be mailed soon, if you know of anyone who has not received this publication, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enable us to update our database. 11 Weddings at Loyola The newly restored St Ignatius’ Chapel and the Chapel of the Irish Martys are available for Wedding Ceremonies. Further enquiries should be directed to: Mrs Teresa Schirripa (Principal’s Personal Assistant) on (03) 9433 0207 or by email email@example.com Accommodation at Loyola College For those who are attending events at Loyola College we have a number of accommodation choices available. These include fully furnished rooms with linen provided (BYO Towels), tea and coffee facilities and on-site parking. Continental Breakfast provisions and lunch may be organized as requested for an additional charge. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE: MANRESA COTTAGE: Accommodation available in a shared living Suitable for one person or a couple, includes: 1 environment. double bedroom, kitchen, dining area, bathroom Suitable for small group planning days/ and lounge area with TV. Laundry facilities are conferences/short stays in Melbourne and includes: available from International House. 3 single private bedrooms, 1 double private Rental bedroom with ensuite, separate bathroom facilities, $100 per week / $30 per night lounge area with TV, kitchen, dining area and laundry facilities. For Bookings please contact Rental Mrs Maureen Lonsdale on (03) 9433 0228 4 bedrooms: $300 weekly (ongoing) Double Room: $140 per week $35 per night Single Room: $100 per week $25 per night 12 Loyola College Archives About three years ago Mrs Maureen Philp established the Loyola College Archives at the request of Mr John Kennedy, Founding Principal. A large collection of photographs and other memorabilia was being accumulated and needed conservation and organization to preserve it for future generations. Since then good progress has been made towards establishing the Archives as a comprehensive record of the history and heritage of our school and of the old Loyola building. All members of the Loyola community are encouraged to contribute to the Archives. Archival material is displayed in showcases at the north end of the main corridor (Via Maxima) in Old Loyola. The items collected for the Archives include: ✔ Photographs ✔ Newspaper cuttings about the school, students and staff (past and present) ✔ Sports programs ✔ Concert/drama programs ✔ Mass booklets ✔ Flyers ✔ Prospectus y ✔ Uniform items Earl 80s ✔ Trophies s ✔ Banners shot ✔ Student Planners/diaries ies ✔ Newsletters Anne Hughes, Loyola College Archivist 94330222 (Wednesdays) Archives@loyola.vic.edu.au 13 LEXSA President’s Report Over the past year the Loyola College Ex Students for all they are doing. I also appreciate the ongoing Association (LEXSA) has set the foundation to support of the College Principal Mr Joe Favrin and all become an important part of the Loyola College his staff. Community. The main aims of LEXSA are to support This publication is an the College and to provide an avenue for past students important step in to keep in touch. LEXSA reaching out It is fantastic that LEXSA is up and running again but to past students and if it is to be a sustainable Association then we need provides valuable more members to join the committee and lend information about support. It is important that we have as many LEXSA. I look representatives as we can from various year levels. forward to seeing you The other aspect that LEXSA needs to continue to all at events, reunions develop is fundraising, so that we can continue to and meetings provide resources and assist in major projects throughout the year. throughout the College. LEXSA needs to be proactive Sean Simpson in this area and ensure that we are constantly giving (L:80-86) something back to the College and that we are a part of the ongoing improvement of Loyola. It is easy to be involved in so many ways - join the Meeting dates committee, attend the past student reunions, attend a Loyola College major event, let us know what you are up to and support the fundraising by donating prizes, for 2009 purchasing raffle tickets or providing ideas to the Monday 15th June 7pm committee. Monday 20th July 7pm Loyola College is our School and always will be and it is important that we support the College in every way Monday 7th September 7pm we can. Monday 19th October 7pm Special thanks must also go to the LEXSA Committee Monday 30th November 7pm and especially to Judith Lane and Maureen Lonsdale From The Editor Wow, what an issue, a wedding, reunions, College redevelopment, student restaurant opening, what more could you want. That is what I want to know, this is after all your magazine, weddings, births, sports stars, academic achievers, where to get your teeth, fence or finances fixed. I love positive feedback it’s what helps grow this publication (of course negative feedback does that too but I’m not so excited about that). If you have anything you want included, whatever it is, let me know. Finally, a couple of BIG thank you’s. Mr Randy Schrader, for designing the LEXSA logo, every design was brilliant but we finally agreed to the one that has been included in this publication. I would also like to thank those people who have kindly shared their news particularly the Landy family for providing photos from Claire and Steven Hatty’s wedding including those of their photographer, Chris Clinnick Photography. Judith Lane (Mercovich L:81-85) 14 Welcome to Country Ceremony On Friday 27th February, the College Assembly was formally opened with a Welcome to Country ceremony which formally acknowledged the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of the land. The College welcomed Mr Bill Nicholson, an elder of the Wurundjeri People and representatives of the Wurundjeri Dance Group for this historic ceremony. Tony Chirico Deputy Principal (Administration and Personal Development) ANZAC Day Commemoration Service On Wednesday 22nd April students and staff members assembled outside Old Loyola at our ANZAC Commemoration Service. The College is grateful for the presence of the Simpson Barracks service personnel who allowed our students and staff members to remember with reverence the service and sacrifice of service men and women past and present who have protected and preserved the core values of our nation.
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