4 August, 2006/25 Dear Parents, Staff & Students FROM THE PRINCIPAL: When those we love go away, they never really leave us; they are with us now wherever we are. Those whom we cherished live on forever, for love wraps itself around the heart. Although it’s difficult now, someday beyond our tears and all the world’s wrongs; beyond the clouds and all that we can see and touch, we shall all understand.’ Flavia There has been much discussion and reflection in certain quarters of the College on the spirit of discipline we would like to see developed in our students. In some ways we hesitate to talk about ‘discipline’ because the Latin word seems to say more than we usually mean by its English equivalent. W e are not talking here about control and power; not even self-control and will-power, but of a process of learning. It means the sort of education by which our school community trains its members to realise their full human potential - recognising and minimising their liabilities, recognising and capitalising on their assets. Our mode of operation must reflect the reality that our young people, who, like Jesus’ disciples, are very early on the road to achieving discipline and so require a sound base of firm support mixed with understanding. FIRST SUNDAY OF THE M ONTH - NIGHT M ASS: This Sunday 6 August, Fr Hal will say Mass in St James’ Hall, Assumption College, commencing at 6:00pm. ENROLM ENTS 2007: The College is now accepting enrolments for 2007. An Information Booklet is available from the College Office on 4661 1739. CONGRATULATIONS: q Congratulations to Emma Petersen who has recently signed up for a school-based traineeship in hairdressing. q The Riding for the Disable (RDA) committee would like to thank our students, Nadia Fraser, Sharna McLaughlin, Jasmine Ross (Year 9), Andrew Cooper, Portia Miller, Jessica Ryan (Year 10), Tamasin JoeKong and Kelsey Lamb (Year 12) who give their time each week to assist disabled students with their riding lessons. Last W ednesday 26 July the RDA held an Open Day and invited the public to come and see the achievements of this wonderful program. Once again our students were able to help as well as providing cooking for afternoon tea. INTERHOUSE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL RESULTS: Congratulations to all students on their participation at Tuesday’s Interhouse Carnival and for supporting their House and team mates. Special congratulations to Campbell House on their great win. The carnival could not have been so successful without the support of our parents, student helpers, staff and Mrs Goodwin for her organisation of the carnival. W ell done to the following Age Champions and Runners Up. GIRLS 13 Yrs: Champion: Kirstie Cruice; Runner Up: Candice Evans 14 yrs: Champion: Elizabeth M cVeigh; Runner Up: Hannah Gribbin 15 yrs: Champion: Laura Lancaster; Runner Up: Megan Cox 16 yrs: Champion: Lucy Gribbin; Runner Up: Clare Donovan Open: Champion: Natalie M cVeigh; Runner Up:Samantha Bradfield BOYS 13 Yrs: Champion: Craig Bell; Runner Up: Eamon Brownlie 14 yrs: Champion: John Carr & Luke Coombes (Tie) 15 yrs: Champion: Darren Beard; Runner Up: W illiam McVeigh 16 yrs: Champion: Timothy Foster; Runner Up: Benjamin Sullivan Open: Champion: Andrew Ryan; Runner Up: Clint Hoffman Dean Bergin Trophy: (for the runner up with the most points) Clint Hoffman Br Higgins M emorial Trophy for Relays: 1st Campbell; 2nd Murphy; 3rd Doody. Interhouse Champion House: 1st Campbell; 2nd Doody; 3 rd has gone missing which does have the student’s name marked on Murphy. it. If these items appear by mistake with your sons/daughter’s ACW Novelty Cup: Doody clothing, please return to the College. CALENDAR: Our Grandparents Morning Tea has been UNIFORM SHOP: postponed from the date in the calendar. Operating Times: Mondays 8:15 am - 8:45 am PRAYERS: W e pray for the repose of the soul of Fran Donovan TUCKSHOP ROSTER: 7 -11 Aug (cousin to Grace and Clare Donovan) who died in an accident Monday: Carmel Donovan before the holidays and also for Mrs Elizabeth Dorothy (Dorrie) Tuesday: HELPER NEEDED Mahony (mother-in-law, mother) of Peter and Felicity Moloney W ednesday: Leanne Lockhart whose funeral was held last W ednesday. W e also pray for those Thursday: Peta McKenzie in our community who are in need of prayer, especially the sick. Friday: EKKA Excursion Thank you for the many kind words and actions of support from DATE CLAIM ER: the Assumption College community over this past week. This Year 12 Drama will be presenting their final performance on support has meant so much to both Felicity and myself. Peter Thursday, 7 September in an evening performance at St James PASTORAL CARE Hall. Please keep this date free to support the girls. For half the year now, the staff at Assumption College has been REM INDER: making polite requests for the students to improve their FEAST OF THE ASSUM PTION: This Feast Day is appearances and behaviour while in uniform. As has previously Tuesday 15 August, and will be celebrated with M ass been mentioned on several occasions, while in uniform, the with Bishop Bill Morris, at Assumption College, students of ACW are a walking billboard promoting the College. commencing at 11.00am. As part of the celebrations of Unfortunately, our requests on occasions fall on deaf ears so we this occasion, the vast majority our students will be have been forced to implement a more stringent set of procedures. taking the opportunity to attend the Brisbane Exhibition This action takes the form of a notification that the students will on Friday 11 July Students, who by choice have made receive if they do not comply with the dress and behavioural the decision not to go to Brisbane on this day, will not standards that are outlined in the student diary. These are mainly be required to attend school. Supervision will be to do with neatness of appearance, hands off and chewing gum. provided to students on the Friday, however, for those If your child receives one of these notifications, they will be students wishing to remain at school to catch up on required to complete work from their diary and present this at Assignment work or the like. morning PC to their PC teacher. If it is not completed they will Do you have spare plastic bags at your house and would be required to attend a lunch time detention to complete double like to recycle them. The Home Economics Department the work. The work to complete will only take 5-10 minutes and would appreciate donations of plastic bags for the is just a reminder that at this College we expect a certain standard kitchen area. of presentation and behaviour. COM ING EVENTS: Aug 8-10 American Homestay On a similar issue, I have received several students of late 9 5 W ay Athletic Meet challenging me in inappropriate ways on the issue of body 11 Ekka Excursion piercings. The staff and myself are implementing the rules of the 12 ASSUMPTION QUIZ WHIZ NITE. College and don’t expect to be rudely challenged about doing our 14 P & F Meeting 7pm jobs. The College diary says, “The only jewellery permitted are 14-18 Science W eek studs or sleepers (maximum of 2 per ear lobe), simple ring, a 15 Feast Day - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin wrist watch and a simple neck chain with a cross.” If your child Mary comes to school, with any other visible part of their body pierced 16 BD Athletics Carnival they should expect to be asked to remove it. If they reply that 21 Board Meeting 7pm they only just had it done and that it will grow over then they will 22 Yr 11 Subject Information Night still be asked to remove it. If your child wants to get some part of 28 Excursion Free Zone their body pierced then they should do it over the Christmas 28 French students depart holidays so that it can be removed when at school. 29 Yr 9 Subject Information Night Sept 1 W SSSA Athletic Carnival On another issue, at today’s assembly, there was a brief 5-6 Yr 12 QCS Test presentation to the students on the dangers involved with the 11 P & F Meeting 7pm internet and giving out personal details. I believe that the internet 11-14 Yr 12 Exams is a valuable piece of equipment for students but as with most 13-15 Yr 9 Meebunn-bia Camp technology, it can come with its problems. By educating the 14-15 DD Athletics Carnival students about this, we hope that they will not become prey for 16-23 Ski Trip St Josephs/ACW Depart 5pm some of the predators that are out there. If you have any queries 18 Board Meeting 7pm with regard to this issue or you would like to know more about it 19 Year Book Photos please do not hesitate to contact me at the College. Oct 19-22 Qld Secondary School T&F Championships Mr Steven Hohn, Pastoral Care Coordinator 21 Senior Formal GENERAL NOTICES SPORT NEW S SCIENCE NEW S: Senior Chemistry and Physics tutorials will 5 W AY M EET: A College team will be attending the 5 W ay start on W ednesday 9 August from 3:10 to 4:00 pm. Meet at Allora on W ednesday 9 August. This competition includes schools from Allora, Clifton, W arwick State High, LOST PROPERTY: The lost property basket is overflowing Killarney and Assumption College. Students have been given again. Parents/students are asked to check this basket for lost information and will attend school as normal on that day and will property. Most of the items are unnamed. Also a sports outfit be transported to Allora. CAREER NEW S ¸ visit www.anu.edu.au for more information. PARENTS AS CAREER & TRANSITION SUPPORTERS W HITEHOUSE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN: will be conducting (PACTS): PACTS has been developed specifically for parents to two day FASHION DRAW ING & design and one day help provide them with information on career alternatives for INTERIOR DECORATION workshops at Southbank TAFE - their child and details information on vocational employment Brisbane during the QLD school holidays between 25 & 29 options including traineeships and apprenticeships, university September 2006. W orkshops prices per student: $165.00 two entry, general career advice as well as where to go to get help and days; $90.00 one day. Interested students are advised to email learn more about career preparation. their interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the The program works with small groups of parents in a relaxed, website for course details as well as application forms. informal workshopsetting and is led by a qualified careers (W ww.whitehouse-design.edu.au) specialist. Parents are provided with a workbook that includes YEAR 9 HEALTH CAREERS W ORKSHOP: 1 - 5 October practical resources and a range of handouts including information 2006, Toowoomba. Please see Mrs J Hoffman for further to allow for further investigation and research. information and an application kit. Applications CLOSE Friday W orkshop Topics Include: 25 August, 2006. The W orkshop provides students with a range • W hat parents can do to help with career preparation of learning experiences including hands-on activities, lectures • Knowing the facts about career options today from health professionals and university academics, a tour of the • TAFE, University, Apprenticeships and Traineeships local hospital and university campus visits. • Tackling the employment market 2006 TERTIARY STUDIES EXPO (TSXPO) AND • Preparing for employment INSTITUTION OPEN DAYS: • W here to go to learn more on career options Aug 6 The University of Queensland - St Lucia 10am- Course Details 4pm W arwick: 22, 29 August & 5 September, 2006 University of Southern Qld - W ide Bay The course will run from 5:30pm - 8:00pm each night. 13 University of Southern Qld - Springfield Venue: W arwick State High School 20 Australian College of Natural Medicine Cost: $25.00 per person or parent couples $40.00 in total. For Bond University more information or to register for the above courses please The University of Southern Qld - Toowoomba contact Natalie Perrett SDIEA: Office - Ph: 07 4666 9218. The University of Queensland - Ipswich 10am- Jackie Robertson: 0412 383 660 2pm Email: email@example.com University of the Sunshine Coast Australian Maritime College AVIATION CAREERS EXPO: 27 The University of Qld - Gatton 9:30am-3pm Saturday 2 September Brisbane City Hall; 9:30am until 4:00pm. Sept 8 University of New England. A range of aviation and aerospace organisations including large international employers, airlines, flying training schools, cabin PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOC. NEW S crew trainers, universities will be present. PARENTS – have you forgotten about the ACW QUIZW HIZNITE on next Saturday 12 August? M YTH BUSTERS: Attention all senior students with a keen So far out of about the 190 families at our College, only 12 have interest in: Science, engineering, Environment, Information responded to the requests for items for the gift baskets and Technology. auction to be held as additional fundraisers during the evening. ± 25-26 September Please remember that the event is one of only 2 fundraisers that ± Two action-packed days held on both the Griffith the P&F will have this year, and a good profit on the night is University Nathan and Gold Coast campuses with a essential for our on-going classroom air-conditioning project – variety of workshops to choose from. we hope to do 4 more classrooms later this year ready for another ± REGISTER ON-LINE NOW !! hot summer. www.griffith.edu.au/mythbusters Have you organised some friends to come along with you to For more information visit the website. make up a table ? Please hand in the nomination form, from the bottom of the flier distributed last week, to the School office next UNE: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND week to assist with catering arrangements. Thanks. SCHOOL/COLLEGE RECOM M ENDATION ADM ISSION SCHEM E (SRAS) 2007: SRAS is for applicants applying for The next P&F M EETING is on Monday week 14 August at 7pm on-campus study only. Application forms must be received at in the College library. On the agenda will be UNE by 29 September, 2006. Any Year 12 student who is · the final decision on air-conditioning 4 more classrooms contemplating attending UNE and wishes to apply through following receival of more quotes SRAS, please see Mrs Hoffman for an explanatory brochure. · information from Mr Patrick Loudon on the newly SRAS provides an alternative method of entry for admission to UNE. introduced Qld Certificate of Education. This will be particularly relevant to Yr 10 parents UNE: UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP · initial planning for our other fundraiser for this year, the OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2007: Applications are now open for Melbourne Cup dinner. UNE’s extensive undergraduate scholarship program for 2007. Looking forward to seeing you at the QuizW hizNite Any Year 12 student who would like an Undergraduate Ross Newman - P&F President ( mobile 0417 721 445) Scholarship booklet and application form, please see Mrs Hoffman. Closing date is 30 September, 2006. COM M UNITY NEW S SATURDAY NIGHT YOUTH ENCOUNTER: Free screening THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY of Narnia the Lion W itch and the W ardrobe, on the big screen at ADVISORY DAYS - BRISBANE: the Town Hall this Saturday 5 August 6:30pm. Pizza and drinks ¸ Saturday, 2 September 2006, 10am - 3pm (Hilton are available at the kiosk. Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth St. PAULS COLLECT-A-CAP: Pauls Collect-A-Cap is a great fundraiser for our College that’s easy and healthy. P Get your family and friends to help collect Pauls Collect-a-Cap milk caps and bring in all your caps to the office. P M ake sure that you only save specially marked Pauls Collect-A-Cap bottle caps for redemption as any foreign caps may result in the bag of caps being rejected.