Volume 25.06 9th March 2011 Telephone: 9334 0000
From the Principal, Mr Jim Laussen
All of you will have heard and read about the launch of the Instead of referring to the data that compares us to like
My School 2010 website last week. I would be surprised, if schools based on a similar ICSEA score, rather you may
most of you have not accessed the Overnewton page to choose to do a comparison to other schools in this part of
see what is contained on it; indeed, if you have not done so Melbourne. Again, this is not an evaluation, I am going to
yet, I would encourage you to read it. provide as parents will have their own lists of comparisons
they wish to make.
It is not my plan to provide an evaluation of or
commentary on the data provided on the site. There have The one comment I will make about the website is that the
been many reporters and journalists who have done this schools are compared on a single criteria, that being
already. Many of these journalists and also politicians have NAPLAN results. Clearly, NAPLAN results are not the
chosen to use the new financial data provided as a only reason a parent chooses to send their child to a
particularly strong political debate about funding of particular school, neither are they, or should they be, the
independent schools. In fact, more has been made of the driver that runs the academic direction of a school.
financial data than any implications that may arise about
the nature of NAPLAN results across the country. Overnewton College continues to be proud of all that it
achieves across both its curricular and co-curricular
None of the financial data provided about Overnewton is programs as well as its incredible links to its community.
new to parents of the College as you have already seen As members of this community, you can all decide how
these figures in the Community Report published each of well these achievements are reflected within the My
the last three years and in the 2011 fee letter posted to Schools 2010 website. I would be very happy to receive
families in October 2010. Of course, our capital comments or questions from parents about the site.
expenditure is great, and is about to increase with the
imminent commencement of construction of the new Some Exciting Auskick News (especially for Bulldogs
Junior School at Keilor Campus. We fund all of our Fans)
capital works ourselves through fees and borrowing.
Brad Johnson from the Western Bulldogs and his son will
For those who did not understand how the „like schools‟ be attending the Auskick Super Clinic on Saturday March
category was determined, you are not alone. It was 19th at Taylors Lakes Campus. This day is the launch of
developed using the schools‟ ICSEA (Index of Socio- the Auskick season for the year.
Educational Advantage) score. The ICSEA score is
determined using the occupational and educational The AFL has organised for Brad to attend and there will
background of parents, the proportion of students at each be media coverage to launch our 2011 AFL season. Thank
school from an Indigenous background, the physical you to Garry Scibberas and his team for organising this for
location (remoteness) of the school, and the parental our students.
language background. How these factors were individually
scored and subsequently ranked is not easily explained.
However, we do know that the educational background of
parents had the most significant impact on the score for
individual schools – rated almost three times more than
any other individual factor. Therefore, the higher the
score, generally, the more highly educated were the parents
in that school community.
College Mission Statement
Overnewton Anglican Community College encourages and supports its students as individuals to achieve at optimum levels in a broad
range of curricular and co-curricular activities and to prepare them for life as responsible members of the community with sound values
based on Christian faith. The College will maintain a strong sense of community values and strive to ensure that its educational program
is widely accessible and that parents, the community and the Anglican Church enjoy active roles in the life of the College.
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Mr Rob Huntington, Head of Keilor Campus COLLEGE DATES
email@example.com Thursday 10th March School Alive Tours
Saturday 12th March Working Bee - Taylors Lakes
GORTON YOUNG LEADERS AWARDS Monday 14th March LABOUR DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY
The Federal Member for Gorton, Brendan O‟Connor, this week Thursday 17th March Year 10 Parent-Student-Teacher
hosted a morning tea to celebrate the achievements of recipients Interviews
of the second round of the Gorton Young Leaders Awards. Saturday 19th March Working Bee - Keilor Campus
Mr O‟Connor established the Gorton Young Leaders Awards last
year to recognise local young people who have shown an
exceptional commitment to public service, specifically through Ms Anne Mc Naughton, Head of Junior School, KC
involvement in voluntary work, student leadership or community firstname.lastname@example.org
service. Mrs Tracy Fielder, Head of Junior School, TLC
Mr. O‟Connor presented award winners with certificates and a
small prize to commemorate their achievements. He also spoke JUNIOR SCHOOL - TAYLORS LAKES CAMPUS
of the importance of active public leadership, youth engagement
As we approach the second half of Term 1 and reflect on how
much has been achieved thus far, the mind boggles! Schools
continue to be immensely busy, and the education that occurs on
18 students from 9 local schools have been awarded a Gorton
a daily basis is astounding. We are lucky enough to be in a
Young Leaders Award for 2010. I am delighted that two
school where the children are exposed to such a variety of
students from our Class of 2010, Kyle Downward and Rachel
learning opportunities. Lessons are built on an inquiry approach
Potter, are recipients of this award and were presented with
whereby the students are able to investigate and build on their
certificates on Wednesday, 9th March.
knowledge in order to reach their ultimate goal. It has been
interesting to visit classrooms this week and ask the children
Congratulations to Kyle and Rachel!
about their learning. It is easy to provide children with activities
to complete, however, if they don‟t understand what the learning
STUDENT SUPERVISION objective is then the task can seem pointless. I was most
There have been a number of disturbing situations recently that impressed that the children I spoke to in a variety of different
have been brought to my attention involving parent supervision year levels could speak to me about the reason why they were
of Junior School students or pre-schoolers. On a number of working on a particular task. This is both effective teaching and
occasions, young children have been found wandering the learning.
playground unattended outside of yard duty times. At a recent
parent information night, a number of Junior School and There was exciting inquiry occurring in the Prep area last week
preschool siblings were found playing in the dark outside of the as they took part in a collaborative construction project. The
assembly hall, there have been instances of preparatory grade students were provided with a variety of boxes and construction
students being left at school as early as 8am and not being materials and their job was to work together in a small group in
booked into the Out of School Hours Care Program and there order to build something of interest to them. The opportunity
were a number of young siblings of Junior students running for the children to work with their peers on a task that required
noisily around in the SOSE Open Learning Area while their consideration of others, team work and thinking skills was a
parents were in parent-teacher interviews. Staff have also found valuable exercise for them. This proved to be a successful
unattended preschool children in cars in the car park and drop- educational experience as well as a great opportunity for social
off zone and students have been throwing rocks in the company skills development.
of parents when leaving the campus, one of which recently
broke the windscreen of a car driving along Overnewton Road.
I remind parents that teachers on yard duty are responsible for
College students on campus from 8.30am to 4pm only.
Preschool students are the responsibility of their parents as are
Junior School students outside of yard duty and class times.
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PICKING UP YOUR CHILD AT THE END OF THE DAY
When using the drop-off zone, parents should only be parking in
designated carparks and should not be parking close to the first
roundabout at the entrance gates. There are also instances
where drivers have been entering through the gates and then
stopping at the entrance to the loop as their children run across
the grass to the car. This holds up cars entering behind them,
causing traffic to be held up in Overnewton Road. Students
should not be waiting on the roundabout or on the grass verge
nearby as this creates an unsafe mix of vehicular traffic and
student pedestrians. Our first House meeting last week was a great success. The
children met to discuss the purpose of House, the history of
their House and to meet the students who have applied to be
House Captains. It was nice to see such House spirit amongst
all of the children and staff on Thursday. There was certainly a
sense of pride throughout the Junior School.
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Our next Junior School event, Harmony Day, will combine our 1T couldn‟t wait to read their new
pastoral program and international understandings that have picture book with their buddy. It was Images have been
formed a focus for House this term. Harmony Day is celebrated even more exciting when they could removed to meet
around Australia on 21st March each year. This special day take them home and share it with privacy needs
celebrates cultural diversity throughout Australia. The children their Mum and Dad.
in the Junior School at Taylors Lakes will celebrate this special
day on Monday the 21st of March. Children are invited to wear
the official Harmony Day color of orange (as an accessory) on MAKING CONNECTIONS – ALL ABOUT…… IN 3S
this day. Alternatively, they can wear their official Overnewton The children in 3S have been very busy getting to know each
House t-shirt with summer sports uniform. The orange item is other this term. They have completed a project emphasising the
to be a top or an accessory (ie. hair ties, scarf, hat etc) and is to qualities that make them unique. Here is Jayden‟s.
be worn with the summer sports school uniform. It will not be
a casual clothes day. The children in the Junior School will ALL ABOUT JAYDEN NAJDOVSKI
congregate at 12:30pm on this day to have lunch together. Your Hello, my name is Jayden and I am 8 years old.
child may like to bring something to eat that represents his or Images have I‟ve got 5 people in my family and I live in Taylors
her unique heritage on this special day. Children will not be been removed Hill.
sharing food at this event. to meet
My mum‟s name is Shana an my dad‟s name is
The Junior School children have enjoyed playing with sports Mick. I have a sister Natarsha and a brother
equipment in the yard during recess or lunch time over the past Ryley. My mum is 38 and my dad is 37. My dad
week. Items such as skipping ropes, hoola hoops, balls etc have fixes planes and my mum works at school. My sister is in Year 5
been a part of their play. It was great to see so many children and my brother is in Prep.
using the equipment and being active out in the yard. We have
asked that children do not bring along toys from home to be The best time of my life was when I visited America and went
played with at school. Where an item is brought along for Show on the log ride. I was drenched from the water ride. When I
and Tell, it will need to be left with either the teacher or in was in America, I saw the biggest Lego shop in the world. It had
school bags. big Lego statues. I saw Darth Vader, R2 D2 and a giant giraffe.
Connections continue to be made throughout the Junior School. My favourite sports are football and soccer. I like them because
Each class is beginning to find connections in their rooms and you can tackle when playing these sports. You also have a ball
with each other as they became more acquainted. The turn out to play with.
at the Prep BBQ last Friday
night was just amazing and My favourite movie is Star Wars because it‟s got fighting and lots
both the children and parents of exciting characters.
were all eager to socialise and
help where needed. I sincerely Images have been removed to If I was an animal, I would be a chameleon. They can
thank all whom attended for meet privacy needs
camouflage themselves by changing colour.
braving the cold and showing
their commitment to College My favourite toys are my Star Wars action figures. They have
and their children‟s education. light sabres in different colours. Purple is the rarest colour.
There are many benefits to being in a Prep – Year 12 school, but I feel happy when someone comes to play at my house. They
one very obvious and easy way of taking advantage of this is to can play on my Wii with me. I have four remotes.
utilise peer teaching. Year 9 students often come to the Junior
School during their Focus Week time. Recently a group of
JUNIOR SCHOOL - TAYLORS LAKES CAMPUS
Canowindra students worked with Year 1 T on creating picture
story books that they would enjoy. The older students HOUSE MEETING – HOUSE SPEECHES
conducted research and created a story book that represented On Thursday the 3rd of March
the interests of the student they were writing for. My the very excited children in the
congratualtions and praise goes direct to the Year 9 students Junior School met in their House
groups for the first time in Images have been
who did an outstanding job on creating picture story books and removed to meet privacy
presenting them for the younger students to read and keep! 2011. It was at this meeting, the
children got to meet prospective needs
House Captains for 2011 and
YEAR 9 PRESENT PICTURE STORY BOOKS TO 1 T learn more about the origins of
their House. The enthusiasm and
BY MS KATHRINE THOMPSON
excitement demonstrated by
1T were lucky enough to be a part of a Year 9 Focus Week. The prospective Year 4 captains when addressing their Housemates
children in 1T were paired with a Year 9 buddy who was going was outstanding. It was wonderful to see our ‘You Can Do It’
to make them a picture book. The children in 1T were so behaviours of persistence, resilience and organisation displayed
excited and enjoyed talking about during the speeches. Ms Fielder, Ms Sheldon and the Junior
themselves with their Year 9 School teachers were very impressed by the speeches made and
buddy. On Monday our Year 9 Images have been will have a tough decision deciding who will be our leaders in
buddies came and visited us. removed to meet privacy 2011. We wish applicants all the best and congratulate them on
They had finished their picture needs their efforts.
books and had brought them to Joann Sheldon
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JUNIOR SCHOOL - KEILOR CAMPUS Mrs Jan Jolley, Head of Middle School, KC
This week the Junior School classrooms have been humming email@example.com
along as students settle into the routines and work habits of their
new classes. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Prep Mr Tim Mahon, Head of Middle School, TLC
classrooms. Prep teachers are quite remarkable in the way they firstname.lastname@example.org
take an eclectic group of five year olds on the beginning of the
HOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVALS
journey that is „school life‟. Already we have seen the Prep
Last week both Middle Schools had their House Swimming
students becoming independent in their morning routines and
Carnival at the St Albans Swim Centre. House spirit was strongly
developing their understandings about how school works. In
on display and the participation from students was wonderful to
addition, Mrs Lokman has reported that Prep classes have been
see. The weather on both days was a challenge but all
busy on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons participating in
competitors were keen to participate. Thank you to all the
Activity Maths. The students have been rotating around fun,
House co-ordinators, staff, parent helpers and students for their
hands-on stations run by teachers and parents which aim to help
enthusiastic support, cooperation and participation.
the children develop important math‟s strategies. Some photos
have been included in this edition of Whispers.
It is fantastic to see so many students wearing their uniform
appropriately and we are very proud of the way they look.
Parents, please remember that students are to wear full
Images have been removed to meet privacy needs Overnewton school uniform in its correct form. An outline of
the uniform requirements is to be found in the student diary, but
a few small things to note are:
• Blazers need to be worn to and from school except when
the forecast temperature is over 30 degrees.
Above: Prep students doing Maths • The College hat to be worn during Term 1 and Term 4.
• Shiny black leather lace up shoes to be worn.
At our assembly on Monday the Preps also treated us to a • Earrings must be studs or plain sleepers only.
delightful rendition of “I jump out of bed in the morning”. The • Only one earring per ear and in the lobe of the ear.
Junior School Captains and Vice Captains did an excellent job • A watch and small cross (worn under the uniform) are the
hosting a very busy assembly which included the presentation of only other jewellery that can be worn.
the Library Committee badges and a performance from the cello • Make-up and nail polish should not be worn to school.
teacher, Ms Sophia Chishkovsky. Curie House Captains and • Hair must be tidy at all times which supports the school
Vice Captains, Olivia, Peter, Nicholas and Tegan spoke about policy of prohibiting extreme hairstyles.
the House system and promoted the „Lapathon‟ which is being • Hair which touches the uniform collar or longer must be
held on Monday, 21st March. (fully) tied back.
• For our sports uniform, it must be full Overnewton attire.
I am still concerned about students arriving very early to school.
Last week a Prep student sustained an injury at 8.15 a.m. COLLEGE DIARY
Although a minor injury, it could have been much worse. I The College Diary is an organisational tool for students, noting
remind parents that the yard is not supervised until 8.30 a.m. and homework as well as upcoming events, which is to be taken to
the students are at risk when they are in the yard before this all classes. It is also an effective source of communication
time. Before School Care is the safest place for Junior School between the home and school and is to be kept clean of graffiti.
students to be, and opens at 7.15 a.m. every day. We ask that the diary be signed at least once each week by a
parent or guardian so as to keep up to date with what is
I have had a good response from parents wishing to participate happening at school.
in discussions about the Learning Beyond the Classroom policy.
If you would like to be included in this group (as outlined by HOME – SCHOOL COMMUNICATION
Andrea Dart in last week‟s Whispers), please let me know by If you would like to discuss any issues, please don‟t hesitate to
Friday, 18th March. To date, I have received some very positive contact the relevant staff via the student diary, email, or by
feedback from parents in relation to our weekly diary phone, as we look forward to continuing to successfully work in
communication slips. It is very affirming for the teachers to partnership with all Middle School families.
receive such feedback and assists us in ensuring our
communication with families is of a good standard. 10 WAYS FOR PARENTS TO HELP TEACHERS HELP
Enjoy your week. THEIR CHILDREN LEARN
Anne McNaughton 1. Create a smooth take off each day. Get organised the
night before. Give your children a hug before they leave
the house and you head to work. Tell them how proud
COMING EVENTS - TERM 1 you are of them. Your children‟s self-confidence and
JUNIOR SCHOOL - KEILOR CAMPUS sense of security will help them do well both in school
Thursday 10th March Prep-Year 2 incursion -Brainstorm and in life. A positive, happy start is the best foundation
Show for the day at school.
Monday 14th March LABOUR DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY 2. Prepare for a happy reunion at the end of the
Wednesday 16th March Year 2 Excursion Melbourne CBD, day. Create predictable rituals such as 10-20 minutes
Eureka Tower and Yarra River Cruise listening to your children talk about their day over an after
-school snack – before you check phone messages, read
the mail, or begin dinner. This is truly quality time when
your children know your attention is focused on them and
they can count on you every day after school.
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3. Fill your child‟s lunchbox with healthy snacks and LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
lunches. Have dinner as a family, preferably round the Please refer to the “Class tasks” documents on the Canowindra
table, at a reasonable hour. In the morning provide a page of the College intranet. There you will find a great deal of
healthy breakfast with whole grains, protein and fruit. A information about the tasks your son or daughter is involved in
well-balanced diet maximised your children‟s learning and where they should be up to. A task in red means the due
potential and helps them stay alert throughout the school date has recently passed.
4. Include peaceful times in your children‟s afternoons ACS
and evenings. Maintain a schedule of regular bedtimes ACS matches have commenced and families are reminded that it
that allows them to go to school rested, and if they are is an expectation that all participants in the ACS program
sick, have a system in place so they are able to stay compete in shorts. Hats are also a requirement for all outdoor
home. Children need plenty of sleep for healthy physical sports. Mouth guards are strongly recommended for a number
and mental development and success at school. of sports and a requirement for hockey.
5. Fill your children‟s lives with a love for learning by
showing them your own curiosity, respecting their Please avoid appointments on Thursday afternoons as a last
questions, and encouraging their efforts. minute reduction in team numbers can impact on our ability to
6. Fill your home with books to read, books simply to field teams which is extremely disappointing for coaches and
look at, and books that provide answers to life‟s many players.
questions. Public libraries are an excellent resource and
can become a habit from a very early age. UPCOMING EVENTS
7. Be a partner with your child‟s teacher. When you need
Thursday 10th March ACS St Michaels at home
to speak to the teacher in reference to a specific issue with
Tuesday 15th March Goal Setting Day
your child, do it privately, not in front of your
Thursday 17th March ACS St Leonards away (our latest
child. Never criticise your child‟s teacher in front of your
child. Keep adult disagreements among the adults
Monday 21st March Focus Week 2 including the Non
Duke of Ed Camp at Waratah Bay
10. Set up a system where routine items are easily
located – such as backpacks, shoes, signed
notices. Create a central calendar for upcoming events to
make sure everyone is prepared. Boys in particular can
benefit from learning how to organise themselves.
11 Become involved in school activities. This could be
helping with reading, being on a committee, helping with Year 7
College events, going to meetings, providing It was a closely fought match with Isabella Markovski and
transport. Teachers appreciate the practical support of Natasha Anderson being the standout players in the tennis
parents – and children whose parents are involved do encounter. They won both their singles and doubles matches.
better at school.
Elyse Wright and Charlotte Lake both pitched well in the girls‟
Acknowledgement: Mimi Doe softball match. Lauren Ould and Emily Slocombe displayed
some good catching skills.
Transport Assistance Needed Fortunes were mixed this week in the basketball games with the
B team losing and the A team having a comfortable win by 51
A family needs help to transport their Middle School pts. Leading scorers were Norman Dimitrijevic (24 pts), Riley
student between Taylors Hill and the Taylors Lakes Campus on Caines (16 pts), Harrison Bult (11 pts), Andrew Bellinger (10
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. pts), Matthew Nobile (6 pts) and Marcus Raciti (2 pts). It was
great batting by James Koroneos who saved the day in the boys‟
If you are able to help please call Mimal on 0450 092 977 to
Khayenne Abarra and Vineeta Matkar displayed some good
„digging‟ skills in the girls‟ volleyball A match but good serving
Mr Derek Summerton, Head of Canowindra
by the opposition gave them the win. Sabina Wong was named
player of the match in the B games, as her great serving when
the team was down 2 sets gave Overnewton the win.
GUEST AT CANOWINDRA
On the 25th of February Monty Pryor an Indigenous Australian The girls‟ soccer team won their first game of the season. Zoe
came to Canowindra. Monty Pryor is an author; he has written Sadler scored two impressive goals with Emma Baddeley scoring
many books including novels, autobiographies and picture story the other. The team managed to keep the opposition scoreless
books. Monty talked to us about his childhood and growing up throughout the game.
being an Aboriginal man. He talked about how even in these
modern times a „white fella‟ doesn‟t know about Aboriginal Winners: Boys‟ basketball A (63 pts – 12); girls‟ tennis (6 sets –
culture, we learnt about the Aboriginal lifestyle, and about his 5); girls‟ softball (20 runs – 6); boys‟ softball (18 runs – 4); girls‟
childhood. It was interesting how Monty Prior used humour to volleyball B (3 sets – 2); boys‟ table tennis (9 matches – 7); girls‟
engage the Year 9 students and then said something serious, and soccer (3 goals – 0)
that‟s how he caught our attention. The Year 9 students enjoyed
the experience of meeting Monty Pryor and listening to his
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(Continued from page 5) Winners: Girls‟ soccer (4 goals – 0); boys‟ basketball A (49 pts –
31 draw); boys‟ basketball B (22 pts – 21); girls‟ tennis (59 games
Year 8 – 40); boys‟ table tennis (13 matches – 3); boys‟ cricket (128 runs
James Porto made 36 runs in the cricket match. The team – 47); boys‟ softball (22 runs – 5)
followed up with three great run outs in their fielding effort by
Jackson Smith, Jake Sexton and Daniel Raniolo. James Wrout Seniors
and Josh Dujkanovic displayed good attitude and made good The doubles partnership of Jonathan Truong and Vedan
efforts during the match. The only disappointing note from this Khanna went the distance of seven sets but at the end were
game was a couple of dropped catches. If the team is to victorious. Jonathan was also successful in his singles game.
maintain an unbeaten season the catches need to be held in the Kevin Lai and Jeffrey Pan are to be commended as they were
future. good team players and were helpful to their coach during the
Matthew Bell scored the only goal in the hockey encounter this
week. Best players on the pitch were Crisdion Krstevski, It was a vast improvement by the boys from the 2nd hockey
Benjamin Talevski, Ben Spitteler and Matthew Bell. team this week, despite losing the game. Matthew Bontorno and
James Lautier were named players of the match.
Leading scorers from the two successful basketball games were
Zac Wunhym (20 pts), Jeremy Bortoli (20 pts), Michael Harsic Natasha Georgopoulos scored two individual goals in a
(16 pts), Adam Mandic and Callum Shackleton both with 6 pts. comfortable win by the soccer 1st team this week.
It was a sensational win by the girls‟ volleyball A team against Despite going down this week, the boys‟ 1st softball team had
Westbourne. The game went to five sets, with Overnewton many highlights. James Costa stole home base three times with
winning the last set in a tie breaker. It was also a fantastic effort Andrew Granger and Michael Nikitiuk both very good in the out
by all team members to secure the win. It was a convincing win -field. In a very strong performance by the girls from the 2nd
by the volleyball B team 3 sets to 1. softball, Taylah Peacock shone as the pitcher. The girls from the
1st softball team had a comfortable win this week by 10 runs.
Winners: Boys‟ cricket (123 runs – 98); girls‟ volleyball A (3 sets Natasha Tung, Crystal Cheung and Melissa Tassos all scored
– 2); girls‟ volleyball B (3 sets – 1) home runs. Chloe White took a great catch in the field.
Year 9 It was an excellent team effort by the 1st mixed touch football
There were some great results in both the singles and doubles team this week, as they protected the ball much better. Mitch
girls‟ tennis clashes. It was a great team effort allowing they Chandler scored a try in his first game with the 1st team. The
team to win comfortably by 19 games. Mikaela Farrugia won her 2nd team also had a great game but unfortunately did not win.
singles games convincingly and followed it up with a win in a tie- It was great captaincy by Phillip Meletis as he helped out the
breaker with her doubles partner Jennifer Trinh. Vivian Lu and more inexperienced players of his team.
Jessica Wijnen were both successful as singles winners and as a
Jaimee Vi had the only win for the afternoon in the girls‟ tennis
partnership in their doubles game.
(2nd team) match. Chantelle Camilleri also had a good game but
It was a narrow one point win by the boys from the B basketball lost in a close game. It the boys‟ tennis (1st team), best on court
team. After being down by 7 points in the first half they was awarded to Jessie Thomas who had a comfortable win.
doubled the scoring of the opposition in the second and thus
Leading scorers from the basketball (1st team) match were Omar
gained the victory. Leading scorers from this game were Callum
Turk (10 pts), Dylan Johnson (9 pts) and Brendan Shackleton (8
Bellinger (7 pts) and Christian Hudec (10 pts). The A basketball
pts). From the basketball (2nd team) match the leading scorers
game was a more comfortable win to the boys with Jack Hojnik
were Joseph Pensa (10 pts) and Mark Michail (7 pts).
leading all scorers with a game high of 24 pts.
Winners: Girls‟ 1st softball (20 runs – 10); girls‟ 1st soccer (7
It was another good win to the soccer girls this week with a 4
goals – 0); boys‟ 1st table tennis (15 matches – 1); girls‟ 1st tennis
goal victory. Gabriella Fox was consistent throughout the game,
(8 sets – 4); girls‟ 2nd volleyball (3 sets – 1); mixed touch footy
Sarah Gonsalves scored a nice individual goal and Sheani Rifat
1st (3 goal draw); boys‟ softball 2nd (19 runs – 12); girls‟ 2nd
played a good defensive game.
softball (23 runs – 14); boys‟ 2nd table tennis (9 matches – 6)
After a narrow loss in the previous week, the table tennis team
Nikki Little and Janene Lokaj
had a comfortable win this week by ten matches. It was a
Heads of Sport
fantastic effort by all of the players who remained focused
throughout the afternoon.
Wasim Ibrahim was courageous in goals during the hockey
game. Jason Pham was fantastic in defence and the team did
very well despite being overpowered by the opposition team. ACS SPORTS INFORMATION LINE
The cricket team had an impressive win by 81 runs this week. For information
Lachlan Sneddon and Scott Sidley got the team off to a great
start posting a 70 run partnership that was only broken by the
regarding departure and return times
forced retirement of Lachlan at 40 not out. Alex Hussey scored of the ACS teams during the week,
a quick 37 not out. This was followed up by a solid bowling call the College‟s Sports Information Line on
performance especially by Tylar Vujanic, Simon Di Cicco, Pumal
Alahakoon and Jayden Ristevski. This bowling effort plus three 9331 5980.
run outs allowed Overnewton to cruise home for the win.
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Mrs Nikki Little, Head of Sport KC HOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVALS
email@example.com The Keilor Senior School, Taylors Lakes Campus Years 5 – 9 and
Keilor Campus Years 5 – 8 Swimming Carnivals were undertaken
Ms Janene Lokaj, Head of Sport TLC during the past two weeks. Students from all four schools wore
firstname.lastname@example.org their House colours with pride to compete in a combination of
swimming and novelty events. House points were awarded for
4, 5 & 6 DISTRICT SWIMMING CARNIVAL participation in all events. The finals section of the program
Overnewton College hosted the 2011 Sydenham District brought great excitement from spectators as did the freestyle
Swimming Carnival on Wednesday 2nd March at the St Albans relays and highly popular staff versus student race. The staff team
Leisure Centre. Nine schools competed for the District Shield from Taylors Lakes Campus was too strong for the student
and an opportunity for individuals and relay teams to progress to competitors with Mr Thornton overtaking Mason Morello (Year
the Division and Regional Championships on the 22nd March. 9) on the final lap to claim victory. Both Middle School carnivals
Keilor and Taylors Lakes Campuses competed against each other were plagued with un-seasonally cold weather but both managed
in the competition; although, all students were encouraging and to get through the majority of the programs to ascertain the
supportive of one another. Overnewton Taylors Lakes Campus carnival champions.
won the overall championship, with Keilor Campus 50 points
behind in 2nd place. Mary Mc Killop Primary School finished in Results from the Taylors Lakes Campus event showed Curie
3rd. House winning the combined swimming carnival by 116 points.
The results are as follows:
Due to the size and strength of the Sydenham District, the two Results: Taylors Lakes Campus
fastest swimmers in each event will progress to the next round of 1st Curie – 1355
competition. Congratulations to the representatives from Taylors 2nd Edison – 1241
Lakes Campus: 3rd Pasteur – 1160
Emma Pollard 4th Newton – 1121
Rixon Wong For the „Activate‟ Shield presented at the end of the year at each
Noah Krznaric of the school‟s final assemblies the results are as follows:
Elise Moon Year 9 Middle School
Jessica Farrugia 1st Newton – 281 1st Curie – 1112
Ivan Mandic 2nd Edison – 275 2nd Edison – 966
Olivia Winton 3rd Pasteur – 271 3rd Pasteur – 889
Aydin Kasif 4th Curie – 243 4th Newton - 840
Lachlan Kanellos At the Keilor Campus event, Newton confidently took first place.
Gemma Reinmuth The results are as follows:
Kayla Nguyen Results: Keilor Campus Middle School
Ebonee Mountjoy 1st: 1790
Lachlan McKillop 2nd: 1627
Nicholas Georgopoulos 3rd: 1556
Mallory Vandeloo 4th: 1505
Marina Djordjevich Congratulations to the following students who were awarded the
Madeline Cram Swimming Champions medal for their individual performances:
Ryan McKillop Taylors Lakes Campus
Matthew Decleva Year 5 female: Jessica Farrugia (C)
Steven Cuce Year 5 male: John Santi (P)
Jake Wijnen Year 6 females: Elise Moon (E)
Year 6 male: Rixon Wong (P)
Congratulations to the representatives from the Keilor Campus: Year 7 female: Steliani Constas (C)
Alexander Cesarios Year 7 male: James Koroneos (N)
Julia Goetz Year 8 female: Kara VanderBurgt (C)
Keeley Di Martino Year 8 male: Jonah Krznaric (E)
Jeremy Su Year 9 female: Jackie Santi (P)
Benjamin Cantarella Year 9 male: Mason Morello (N)
Year 5 female: Keeley Di Martino (C)
Year 5 male: Naoki Woolcock (C)
Year 6 female: Julia Goetz (P)
Year 6 male: Jack Alemis (N)
Year 7 female: Mei Mong (N)
Year 7 male: Jun Osumi (N)
Year 8 female: Kate Sidley (N)
Year 8 male: Jaden Ng (E)
We know that all representatives Images have been removed to
meet privacy needsIt has been fantastic to see that House points have been evenly
will proudly represent the
shared throughout the swimming carnivals with a different House
College at the event at the Oak
being named champion at each of the carnivals (Pasteur – Senior
Park Pool. We wish everyone
School), (Curie – TLC and Canowindra) and (Newton KC Middle
the best of luck.
School). We look forward to more closely fought encounters
during Cross County and Athletics.
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JUNIOR SPORTS PROGRAM FUNDRAISING
BASKETBALL RESULTS Making Connections with other parents!
2010/11 SUMMER SEASON ROUND 15
Under 10 Boys Team My children and I were out shopping the other day and my
What a great game. The boys really stepped up to the mark this daughter spotted another child from her class. She was wearing
week. Great team work. the Overnewton uniform but it wasn‟t a child or a parent I was
Overnewton – 28 Aberfeldie - 14 familiar with. So I introduced myself and I found out that she is
a new parent at the school having come from ICA College. We
Under 10 Girls Team have so many new families this year and welcome them to our
As our first season comes to an end, our girls have shown vast community.
improvement, great perseverance and an amazing attitude. They
should all be very proud of the way they have represented I really connect with Overnewton‟s theme for this year,
Overnewton College. „Making Connections‟, as it isn‟t just about the children
Overnewton, 4 - Keilor Village1, 35 connecting with one another, their teachers or their learning, it is
also about the parents and friends connecting with other parents,
Under 12 Boys 1 Team friends and staff at Overnewton. In this year, with so many new
The scores were very close for the majority of the match. families, the Parents & Friends social events are just the right
However, the boys lost momentum in the last five minutes and St environment to do this.
Christophers scored some quick shots to win the game. The boys
strong position on the ladder will get them into the preliminary For the last few years we have had a dinner dance and a trivia
finals in two weeks time. Good luck boys!! night as an opportunity to get together, we wanted the
Final scores: Overnewton 12 – St Christophers, 16 opportunity to introduce less formal functions where we can all
get together. So this year we will have three social functions;
Under 12 Boys 2 Team
It was another great effort by the boys on Saturday. They got off April Fools Cocktail Party – 1st April 2011
to a good start but the Condors were able to make better use of High tea at Overnewton Castle – June 2011
the ball for a win. Sportsmans (and Womens) Night – September 2011
Final scores: Overnewton 2, 8 – Condors 16.
A flyer for the Cocktail Party is included in this edition of
Under 12 Girls Team Whispers and posters will be on display around the school
WOW, the girls had an awesome game this week against 3rd placed shortly. So, organise your baby sitters and get your friends
Avondale Raiders. The girls were on “Fire” from the first whistle together. Don‟t miss this party. We are kick starting the year in
to the last. Every single player contributed to dominate the game style.
and each pass was carefully thought out. Well done girls on what Pauline Hobbs
was probably the most rewarding win of the season. Co-ordinator Fundraising Social
Final Score: Overnewton, 30 - Avondale Raiders 20
Under 16 Girls Team
This was the final game of the season and the girls played the Whispers Distribution via email
team who were second on the ladder. Overnewton‟s defense and
court skills were excellent, unfortunately we could not get the Requests to receive Whisper via email are being updated
score on the board. regularly and will be implemented weekly. Other lists will be
Final score Overnewton 11 - Bears 42 updated at the commencement of Term 2, 2011.
This may mean that you will receive both an email & paper
copy until that date.
Taylors Lakes Junior School
Visit our Website and record your email address to receive a
Parent Support Team Meeting colour version of Whispers weekly, via email
Our next Parent Support Team meeting will be
on Friday 25th March, 2011 www.overnewton.vic.edu.au/
at 9am in The Meeting Room (opposite the canteen). email_registration_form.php
EVERYONE WELCOME - come along for morning tea and
help us plan exciting activities for the junior students, please
Save Paper - Please consider the environment
join us (young children welcome).
Hours will contribute to the Family Contribution Scheme. If
you cannot attend meetings due to other commitments, feel free IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OVERNEWTON
to call Fiona to see how you can contribute to our Parent FAMILIES
Support Team .
If you have any queries please call:
Fiona Zacharias 0411 141 280 Parents who have a child attending Overnewton College and are
Maria Winton 0414 900 018 interested in obtaining a position in Prep 2012 for other siblings
Parent Support Team in their family should contact the Registrar, Diane King on
Junior School-Taylors Lakes Campus 9334 0141 and request an application form as soon as possible.
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Classroom Assistance positions for both Keilor and Taylors Lakes Campuses will be advertised through the Whispers on a weekly
basis. Most positions require a regular weekly commitment for the whole year, although in specific cases you may be able to alternate
with another parent or join a roster. You are invited to apply for any position, even if your child is at another campus or different year
level. Please note that the person you will be telephoning is a parent fulfilling their Family Contribution Scheme commitment, so please
do not phone before 7.15am or after 9.00pm. Younger siblings or sick children cannot accompany parents whilst on duty. A blue
Classroom Assistance folder is kept at the Front Office at each campus to record your hours.
A reminder to parents that it is your responsibility to record your own hours for classroom assistance and excursions in the folder at
the front office labelled Classroom Assistance. Please ensure you write legibly and include details of your child, including the surname
if you have a different name to your child, and your home telephone number. These hours are collated at the end of each term.
Working with Children Check
It is a Victorian Government requirement that all adults working with children have a current Working with Children Check. Please
ensure you have your card number or Post Office Receipt number when you phone to register your name.
KEILOR CAMPUS TAYLORS LAKES CAMPUS
If you have any concerns regarding the Classroom Assistance If you have any concerns regarding the Classroom Assistance
program at Keilor Campus please contact Jennie McCullagh, Program at Taylors Lakes Campus please contact Denise
Resource Officer on 9334 0086. O‟Keefe, Resource Officer on 9334 0245.
Parent Co-ordinators Parent Co-ordinators
Wendy Weeks – Years Prep, 1 & 2 9331 7750 Melissa Lo-Iudice – Years Prep-2 0425 757 838
Nadine Azzi – Years 3 – 12 & ACS 9336 0071 Michelle Schembri – Year 3 - 8 0414 907 337
Mimma Beazley – Library & Art 9390 7516 Michelle Digby – Canowindra 9449-0529
Prep Activity Maths Junior School Classroom Assistance
Parents are required to assist with Prep L and Prep C on Parent help is required in the following Junior School classes:
Tuesdays from 2.00pm – 3.20pm and Prep P and Prep S on 1T Wk 1&2 Wednesday, 9am – 10.45am
Wednesdays 2.00pm – 3.20pm 1E Wk 1&2 Friday 9am – 10.30am
Wendy Weeks 9331 7750 2L Wk 1&2 Monday 9am – 10.45am
email@example.com Melissa Lo-Iudice 0425 757 838
Year 1 Classroom firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent help is required in 1TK for general assistance on 4NJ Wk 1 Mon 11.10am – 12.50am
Wednesdays 9.00am – 10.00am. 4NJ Wk 1&2 Tues 1.40pm – 3.20pm
Wendy Weeks 9331 7750 4NJ Wk 1 Wed, Thurs & Fri 9.00am – 10.45am
email@example.com 4NJ Wk 2 Thurs & Fri 11.10am – 12.50pm
Numeracy Stocktake 4NJ Wk 2 Mon, Wed & Thurs 9.00am – 10.45am
Parent help is required to do a stocktake of numeracy equipment 4A Wk 1 Mon, Tues& Fri 9.00am – 1.40am
in the Keilor Junior School. Hours and days are flexible and can 4A Wk 2 Tues, Wed & Fri 9.00am – 10.45am
be done over one or two days. Michelle Schembri 0414 907 337
Wendy Weeks 9331 7750 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Prep Information Technology
ACS Swimming Carnival Parent help is needed to assist with the Prep Information
Parent help, including First Aid trained parents, are required to Technology classes which are held in the Computer Lab. Times
assist with the ACS Swimming Carnival on Monday 21st March and days are:
at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre from 10.30am – Prep B Wednesday 2.30-pm – 3.20pm
5.00pm. Melissa Lo-Iudice 0425 757 838
Nadine Azzi 9336 0071 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Junior School Art
Cross Country Training Parent help is needed to assist with the following Junior School
Parent help is required to run with student athletes at training Art classes.
sessions at Brimbank Park from 7.00am - 8.00am on Thursday PME Wk 1 Tuesday 12pm – 1.00pm
March 17th, 24th, 31st, Thursday April 7th and Thursday May Wk2 Tuesday 11.00am – 1.00pm
5th, 12th & 19th. 1T Wk 1 Tuesday 9.45am – 10.45am
Nadine Azzi 9336 0071 1E Wk 2 Tuesday 11.00am – 12.00pm
firstname.lastname@example.org 1G Wk 2 Tuesday 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Cross Country Trials 2L Wk 1 Wednesday 11.00am – 1.00pm
Parent help is required at Cross Country trials on the following Wk 2 Wednesday 11.00am – 12.00pm
dates: 2R Wk 2 Wednesday 9.00am – 10.00am
Brimbank Park, Keilor on Friday 11th March from 4.00pm – Melissa Lo-Iudice 0425 757 838
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Maribyrnong River, Maribyrnong on Saturday 9th April from 3M Wk 1 Wednesday 1.30pm – 2.30pm
8.00am – 10.00am 3AC Wk 1 Tuesday 11.00am – 1.00pm
Brimbank Park, Keilor on Wednesday 11th May from 2.00pm – Wk 2 Tuesday 11.00am – 12.00pm
4.00pm 4NW Wk 1 Wednesday 11.00am – 1.00pm
Nadine Azzi 9336 0071 Wk 2 Wednesday 11.00am – 12.00pm
email@example.com Michelle Schembri 0414 907 337
Art Classroom Help firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent help is required to assist teachers with setting up, Year 5 and Year 6 Design and Technology
preparation, supervision and cleaning in Art classes. Parent help is required to assist with the following Year 5 and 6
Prep L Fridays 9.45am – 11.25 am Weeks 1 & 2 Design and Technology classes.
Prep P Tuesdays 10.20am – 11.10am Week 1 Year 5 Wk 1 & 2 Thursday 9.45am – 10.45am
Tuesdays 11.35am – 1.15pm Week 2 Year 5 Wk 1 & 2 Friday 11.00am – 12.00pm
Prep S Tuesdays 11.15am – 1.15pm Week 1 Year 6 Wk 1 Thursday 11.00am – 1.00pm
Tuesdays 10.20am – 11.10am Week 2 Michelle Schembri 0414 907 337
1R Thursdays 11.15am – 12.50pm Weeks 1 & 2 email@example.com
2B Thursdays 1.50pm – 3.20pm Weeks 1 & 2 Year 4 Assistance
2F Mondays 11.25am – 1.00pm Weeks 1 & 2 Parent help is required to assist the Year 4 teachers with setting
2M Mondays 9.45am – 11.20am Weeks 1 up the Year 4 computer pod. This can be done at any
3C Wednesdays 8.55am – 10.30am Weeks 1 & 2 convenient time.
3P Thursdays 11.00am – 1.00pm Weeks 1 & 2 Michelle Schembri 0414 907 337
Mimma Beazley 9390 7516 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Choir Assistance - URGENT
Sewing A parent is needed to assist with supervision at Choir on
Parent help is needed to machine sew two pieces of felt that Mondays from 3.30pm – 4.30pm. Parents do not need to be
have been pre cut for Easter puppets. Finished product is able to sing.
required in two weeks. Melissa Lo-Iudice 0425 757 838
Mimma Beazley 9390 7516 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com ACS Swimming Carnival
Parent help is required to assist with the ACS Swimming
Carnival being held at Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre on
Monday 21st March from 10.30am – 5.00pm.
Michelle Schembri 0414 907 337
ACS Cross Country Squad Training
PARENTS AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE PRINCIPAL Parent help is required to assist with the ACS cross country
Mr Laussen will again be holding informal opportunities for training held at Brimbank Park on Thursday mornings from
parents to meet with him over a cup of tea. Please feel free to 7.00am – 8.00am. Parents are needed to run with the children
call in should you wish to have a chat, ask a question, or share a on the cross country course. Training commences on Thursday
good news story about your child. 3rd March and concludes Thursday 26th May.
Michelle Schembri 0414 907 337
TERM 1, 2011
Keilor Campus Taylors Lakes Campus Working Bee
Principal’s Office Meeting Room
Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Taylors Lakes Campus
Wednesday W:2 Tuesday W:1 Saturday 12th March
23-March 15-March The next Working Bee will be held on Saturday 12th March
2011. Please note that the working bee commences at
06-April 29-March 8:30am and not before. Hours will only be credited after
8:30am. The day will finish at 4.30 pm. Please stay as long as
possible so that the tasks organised for the day can be
completed. The day will cover
projects and general clean up. Please
bring along your own gloves and any
gardening tools you may require,
MOTHERS DAY GIFT SHOP including lawn mowers. Lunch: $4.00
Please note that children are not
Mother‟s Day is in May. It is time to start to
permitted to attend working bees.
register your gifts or any enquiries regarding how to
donate to the Mother‟s Day gift shop, please contact:
Co-ordinators: Taylors Lakes Campus:
Sando Temelkovski 0412 046 811
Cathy Pino, Co-ordinator (Keilor Campus) 0408 673 433 John Zitta 0439 113 248
Hours for the Family Contribution Scheme will be (Working Bee dates are also listed on the College website,
allocated accordingly. www.overnewton.vic.edu.au/Our Community/;Parents and
Friends/Family Contribution/Working Bee Dates )
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SAVE THE DATE!
Keilor Campus Prep students COLLEGE
are hosting a UNIFORM SHOP
The College Shop is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
every week during term. Please note: the College Shop is not
open during school holidays unless advertised in Whispers.
Tuesday 8.15am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday 8.15am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 23rd March
9am-11am SATURDAY TRADING FOR 2011
The Preps will send out invitations via their College diaries! Term 1
2nd April 9 – 1pm
Keilor Junior School 30th April 9 – 1pm
“Super Dooper Friday” 25th June 9 – 1pm
March 18th Term 3
30th July 9 – 1pm
The Keilor Campus Junior School are holding a 6th August 9 – 3pm Blazer Fittings Only
“ZOOPER DOOPER” day on Friday March 18th at 17th September 9 – 1pm
lunchtime at the junior playground.
15th October 9 – 1pm
If you wish your child to have a Zooper Dooper, please provide
3rd December 9 – 1pm
them with 50c to purchase at lunch time on Friday 18th March.
[If you wish your child to have a Lemonade icy-pole ($1) due to It has been brought to our attention that the buttons used on
allergies] the new Rugby Tops are from a faulty batch. The manufacturer
has advised that they will change the buttons on Rugby Tops
2011 Keilor Campus Junior School Parent Support Team that were purchased up to the 3rd of March. We recommend
that you continue to use this garment until the last week in
term 1 and drop this item to the Uniform Shop (fully labelled
with your details) before Thursday 7th April. The buttons will
ACCOMPANIST be changed over the school break, ready for collection first day
Needed – Parent/s to be a piano accompanist back to school 2nd Term, Wednesday 27th April.
to our Junior School and Middle School Choirs.
SECOND HAND SALES
Please note when purchasing second hand uniforms, they must be
Parents must be available for weekly rehearsals paid for by Cash Only. Choose well as there is no exchange on
at the times listed below, as well as second hand items. If you are wishing to drop off items for sale in
performances listed on the College calendar. We would prefer the second hand section, these items must be handed to Miranda
the same person for the entire year, however by semester may be Turner. At no time are they to be left at reception or the front
available by negotiation: door of the College Shop. All items must be clearly marked with
Junior School Choir – Monday, 3.30pm – 4.30pm name, address and telephone number, otherwise goods will not be
Middle School Choir – Wednesday, 3.30pm – 4.30pm accepted. Blazers MUST be dry-cleaned with the dry cleaning tag
displayed and all other items washed. We do not accept hats or any
If you are interested, please email Tania Riotto at items of clothing with holes or stains of any kind (such as paint).
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will hold items for sale for a period of 12 months only. At the
end of that 12 month period, if they have not been sold, we ask
that you collect your items from the College Shop. If not collected,
your items of clothing are then donated to the orphanage in
EXCHANGE & REFUNDS
As part of the “Conditions of Entry” to Overnewton Anglican While we are happy to exchange, you will need to keep your receipt
Community College, signed by all families upon confirmation of to do so. All exchanges and refunds will only be accepted in the
term of purchase.
enrolment “One full term‟s written notice is required to
withdraw a student from the College. If one full term‟s If you have any queries, please do not hesitate contact Miranda
notice is not given to the College, one full term‟s fees will Turner on 9334 0112.
be charged.” Miranda Turner
College Uniform Shop
If you have a child who will not be completing the 2011 Direct to Shop 9334 0112
academic year or not returning to Overnewton in 20122 please
ensure that you notify the Registrar, Mrs Diane King in writing.
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JUNIOR SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAM (JSP)
New Basketball Team Wanted PRESENTS:
Is your child interested in playing basketball for THE O.A.C.C GLEE CLUB
Overnewton Anglican Community College. If they
are, here is the perfect chance to get them started. Does your child enjoy watching Glee, music video clips & music
based television programs??
The Keilor Basketball Association has a new season starting in
Term 2 and the Junior Sports Committee would like to get more The NEW O.A.C.C Glee Club may just be the thing to do in
Overnewton teams in the Under 10 & Under 12 age group. 2011!
If your child is 7 to 10 years of age, is able to commit to training Students will learn the basic fundamentals of safe vocal
once a week (most likely at the school), and is able to play on practices, self-esteem and confidence building activities as well
Saturday mornings, then send me an email or give me a call to as a variety of entertaining song and movement routines, based
get more information. loosely on the television series “GLEE”.
Dom Facchino Mob: 0408 348 912, email: About the teacher:
email@example.com Joanne Paladino- Scalise (BA DipEd) is a well respected vocal
coach and performing arts teacher, she has taught at a variety of
Please note if we receive too many applicants, preference will be
primary and secondary schools across Melbourne. Joanne was
given to those that register first.
also one of the directors of the highly successful performing arts
studio “Paladino D.M.D”.
Junior Sports Committee
Joanne is very excited to share her knowledge and love of
performing arts with the students at Overnewton Junior School.
This is NOT JUST FOR GIRLS!!!! Boys are encouraged to get
Please note if we receive too many applicants preference will be
given to those that register first. Parent help may be required
depending on student numbers
Overnewton Anglican Community College
Junior Sport Program (JSP)
Available for students in Years 1 – 4 only!
SOCCER When: Every Monday 3.30pm-4.30pm. During Term 2
Cost: $70 for 8 week program
Term 2 & 3 Where: Keilor Campus
Contact: Vicky on email:
Attention: Boys & Girls in Years 1 to 4. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Junior Sports Program is pleased to advise that the soccer *All participants receive a welcome bag
program is back at Overnewton for 2011. Martin Colak, is again
co-ordinating the program for another year.
Venue: Keilor Campus
Time: 11.00am – 12:15
Duration: Term 2 & 3 approximately 16 weeks
A VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE
(starting the 7th of May) regarding the
Cost: $90 (participants will receive 1 pair of soccer
socks, shin pads, and a ball) WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK
All parent volunteers must now have completed the Working With
Numbers are strictly limited . Children Check (WWC Check). The WWC Check is required before
any parent at Overnewton College is able to participate and fulfil their
Register by Friday 23rd of March 2011 18 Hour Family Contribution commitment and co-ordinators cannot
To register your child‟s interest or to help out, email allocate parents to a roster unless they have completed this
Tony Poalozza on: email@example.com check. Please note that there will be some minor exceptions to this e.g.
parents working at Saturday Working Bees.
PARENT ASSISTANCE REQUIRED The WWC Check is free for volunteers and will provide an ongoing
The program requires parents to actively assist and will monitoring of those who hold a WWC Check Card. Cards will be valid
only go ahead if there are parents able to help. for a period of five years after which time you will need to reapply.
Participating parents can contribute their time to the
Application forms are available at both Keilor and Taylors Lakes
Family Contribution Scheme. Note: Parents will need to reception and also at Australia Post participating outlet (those that
have a current Working With Children Check accept passport applications)
If there are coaches of any other sports who would like to Please do not hesitate to contact me on 9334 0140 if you have any
be part of the program, we would like to hear from to you! questions or alternatively you can contact the WWC Check
Information Line on 1300 652 870.
Regards Shirley Seit, Head of Community Development.
Junior Sports Committee 9334 0140 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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OVERNEWTON PARENTS & FRIENDS
BUSINESS & SERVICES DIRECTORY
Support the Overnewton Community and always consult the MIDDLE SCHOOL
Parents and Friends Business and Services Directory!
PARENT SUPPORT TEAM
„TurnKey Conntections‟, optical fibre cable installation
specialists offer a broad range of products and services. Contact TAYLORS LAKES CAMPUS
9449 1201 or see the inside cover of t he Parents & Friends
Services Directory for further information.
This Parents & Friends Services Directory
is now available on line - Check it out by
visiting www.overnewton.vic.edu.au, click on
the photo of Our Community and select the
P&F Directory. You can then download this
directory or view other publications. Time: 7.30 pm
For an additional paper copy please contact Date: Thursday 10th March 2011
Janine Hilton 9334 0104. Place: De Caprio‟s - Water Gardens
Hours for meeting will be allocated toward the
Family Contribution Scheme.
Hanni Mobile: 0400 240 873
Do you run your own business?
Here is an opportunity to promote your business or service.
Why not advertise for FREE in this year‟s Parents & Friends
Over 4000 directories are distributed and also available for all STUDENT BANKING - KEILOR CAMPUS
to use on the College website. CO-ORDINATOR REQUIRED
Current advertisers, please let me know if you wish to have The student banking program is looking for a co-ordinator to
your advertisement repeated in this year‟s edition. run the program in 2011.
New families are welcome. Listings close 18th March, 2011. Duties will include collecting student bank books and
For further information or an application form administration each Thursday morning between 9am & 11am at
Please call Janine Hilton 9334 0104 or email the Keilor Campus. This position requires a 12 month
commitment. All hours will be credited to the Family
If you are interested in this position, please contact
Rosanna Huggett on 9390 3494.
Are you able to help us by doing Yard Duty every week or on a
Yard Duty is a great way to contribute to the Family
Contribution Scheme as you get to see your child and their Taylors Lakes Campus
friends in the play ground. You can also bring your younger
Are you a new parent or an existing parent wanting to
children with you, while you complete your hours!
complete your hours whilst watching your child have fun in the
The roster is currently being drawn up for Yard Duty (Term 1) playground? If so, I would love to have you join us on the yard
at the Keilor Campus. duty roster.
Those who are currently on the roster must also contact me if There are still vacancies for Term 1 and both permanent and
they wish to continue Yard Duty in 2011. casual positions are available. You are also welcome to bring
younger children with you to complete your hours.
Hours are as follows:
Lunchtime 1.00pm to 2.15pm Yard Duty hours are as follows:
Before School 8.30am to 9.00am
After School 3.20pm to 3.50pm Before School 8.30am – 9.00am
Lunchtime 12.50pm – 2.05pm
Casual hours are also welcome.
Please contact Andrea Barrow, Yard Duty Co-ordinator,
Please contact Mary Tsavdaridis on 0417 144 443 or
Taylors Lakes Campus on 0411 065 585 or by email:
email@example.com to register. I look forward to
firstname.lastname@example.org discuss your availability.
having you on our team.
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