24 May Newsletter
Issue No. 17 GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC COLLEGE
PO BOX 1542 MOUNT
ISA QLD 4825 We ask our ever present god’s blessing on Good Shepherd Catholic College,
this centre for learning and teaching what is true. We ask that those entrusted
Tel: (07) 4743 2509 with the education of our young people in this College community, may teach
FAX: (07) 4743 5013 their students how to join the discoveries of human wisdom with the truth of
the Gospel. May we be faithful to the gospel and live it’s message in our lives.
We pray for all associated with our College community – may we be guided
and cared for by Christ – The Good Shepherd; who will be our guide and light
throughout our journey for now and forever.
Bishop Michael Putney
Blessing & Opening
Refurbishment & Extensions to the College
Naming Ceremony of Good Shepherd Catholic College
20 May 2005
Special Interest Articles Dear Parents
Good Shepherd Catholic College is very proud of our students. Last Friday
was a most significant day for our College community. There was a
tremendous gathering of students, parents and friends, visitors and very
Letter from the Principal 1 prominent people for this special event. Many people commented on the
wonderful body of students who attended our College and the manner in which
these students celebrated the occasion. I would like to thank all parents who
Term Calendar 2 participated in the day and supported our College in some way. We thank
P & F News –Fete Date 2 those who provided morning tea, the Irish Club for assisting us with chairs,
News from the Parish 3
Cathy and Merlin Manners for providing plants for the day and Mob FM and the
North West Star for covering the event.
Tuck Shop Help Required
for Interhouse Athletics Mr Bernard Durie, the new College Principal, spent four days in Mount Isa and
Carnival school 3 was equally impressed with our College and facilities. Mr Durie is looking
forward to his arrival in July.
Jars & Bottles required 3
Volunteering in the Congratulations to Mrs Maxine Allen, the Year 8 Camp staff and parents who
Community Notices 3 assisted with the camp.
News from Vet 4
From all reports this was a well
Career Opportunities 4
organised venture that was
Sports Update 5 greatly enjoyed by students,
parents and staff. Again good
reports regarding our Year 8s
have come from Boulia. Well
done Year 8s.
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from page 1 Next P & F Meeting
Tuesday 14th June in
the Staff Lunch room.
Agenda will include
the organisation of
Year 10 Information Night
the school Fete. On Tuesday 7th June we plan to have an evening for Year 10 parents when
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Parents are encouraged we outline the curriculum and co-curricula options for students as they enter
to attend. Years 11 and 12. Although this is not the actual subject selection night it is
an important evening when we provide parents with important information
that will assist them to consider subject offerings before making choices in
DATE CLAIMER Term 3. Year 10 students will also receive assistance in Term 3 as they
Parents & make important choices for Year 11 and beyond.
Friends AUSIMM – MINERAL VENTURE Year 11 student Rebecca Goodwin has
Association been selected to undertake further studies in June at James Cook
University. Well done Rebecca!
FETE Mr Gerard Simon
See write up on
Bishop Michael Putney
Blessing & Naming of
Good Shepherd Catholic College Mount Isa
Principal – Mr Gerard Simon
Krista O’Connor & David Campbell th
Blessing & Naming 24 May School Disco (6.00 – 9.00pm) Irish Club
of Doors close at 7.00pm – on request Irish Club
Good Shepherd Catholic College 25 May Year 10-12 Careers Market – Civic Centre
Mount Isa 1 June DATE CHANGE Interhouse Athletics Carnival
20/5/2005 7 June Year 10 – 11 Preliminary information evening
7.30 – 8.30pm
13 June Public Holiday – Queens Birthday
14 June P & F Meeting 7.00 pm
17 June Last day of term for students
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Thought for the Week
WHAT’S ON IN THE PARISH
Thanks to all our visitors for making the 75 Year Celebrations
all that they were. Your presence has done more than you can
imagine to make us feel that life is so good. Your memories
of your ‘time’ spent in Mount Isa meant so much to you, that
you wanted to return to share in our special celebrations. Thank
Catholic you all!
High S A special thank you to our parishioners who worked so hard to
Make our celebrations such a heart warming experience. May
Each of us experiences a
God continue to bless you and gift you, so that the Good News
can be really alive here in Mount Isa.
story of God’s self-
revelation in a unique way. Fr Michael Lowcock – Parish Priest
Tell your story. Add to the
beautiful mosaic of God’s
life in this world by the
story of your life.
4 JARS AND BOTTLES REQUIRED
FOR THE OUTBACK FETE
If you have small to medium size jars that you can spare for
the Outback Fete Jam and Chutney makers – please leave them with the staff at the school office
over the next two weeks.
These jars are urgently required and your assistance in providing them is greatly appreciated.
Preserve Stall – Ph. 4743 8702
TUCKSHOP POSITIONS VACANT
PARENT HELP REQUIRED EAGLE BOY’S PIZZA
1st June 2005
INTERHOUSE ATHLETIC CARNIVAL
Eagle Boy’s Pizza requires junior customer service staff
Sunset Oval and kitchen hands and delivery boys. Students must be
Assistance will be required with the serving of food and
drink to students, staff and families on this day. If you are 14 years of age to apply.
attending and available to assist, could you please
contact me, through the school office, prior to the event. For further information please phone 0419 688 470.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Christine Valentine (Tuckshop Convenor) HAPPY VALLEY COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN
Are hosting a dinner at Town Leagues Club on
the 20 August 2005. The dinner is in
recognition of Bianca Frost’s 20 years service at
SCHOOL UNIFORMS the kindergarten. Friends, families,
acquaintances and past students are invited to
Junior Uniforms: 1 x windcheater size 18
attend this major milestone in Bianca’s teaching
2 x shorts size 16
career. Cost is $40 per family.
1 x long sleeve shirt
2 x short sleeve shirts
For further information, please contact:
Senior Uniform 2 X shirts size 16
Kerrie Davies – 4743 1928
2 x grey shorts
Heather Liosatos – 4743 6440 or 0428 436 448
All uniforms are in ‘ as new condition’ with price negotiable.
Phone 4743 7413 for further details.
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MOUNT ISA BIENNIAL CAREERS MARKET
On Wednesday the 25 May 2005, the Years 10, 11 and 12 students from Good Shepherd Catholic College
will be attending the Biennial Careers Market. The following details include the mode of transport and times
allocated to these year groups; to enable all students equal opportunity to access this educational resource
facility that has been sponsored by many local government and non government organisations.
Yr 11 and Yr 12
Year 11 and 12 students will walk to and from the College. They will leave the College at 9.10am and
arrive at the Civic Centre at 9.30am
Teachers accompanying the students are: Rebecca Brock, Trisha Allen, Nadine Blackford, Craig Cook and
Students will depart from the Civic Centre at 11.00am and arrive back at the College at 11.20am
Year 10 students
Students will leave the College by bus at 1.15pm and arrive at the Civic Centre at 1.30pm
Teachers accompanying the students are: Allison Burgess, Veronica Luck, Kylie McCarthy, and Keith
Fainges and Nattarshia Ruddle.
Students will depart from the Civic Centre at 2.45pm and arrive back at the College at 3.00pm
For further information – please contact Ms. Ruddle (via the school office)
Community businesses attending and displaying information are:
Period 5-6 Building & Construction Industry Training Fund
Year 10 students Central Queensland University
Department of Employment and Training
Students will leave the College by bus at 1.15pmErgon arrive at the Civic Centre at 1.30pm
Teachers accompanying the students are: AllisonJames Cook University Burgess, Veronica Luck, Kylie
McCarthy, and Keith Fainges and Nattarshia Ruddle. TAFE
Mount Isa Institute of
Qantas College back at the
Students will depart from the Civic Centre at 2.45pm and arrive College at 3.00pm
Queensland Police Service
The University of Queensland
Main Roads Department
Queensland University of Technology
MIYPP / Job Pathway
Mount Isa City Council
Zinifex Century Mine
Integrated Mental Health
Outback at Isa
Mount Isa Hospital
Employ Net & Apprenticeship Training Service
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SPORTS UPDATE – from Mr Cook
It is excellent to see the variety and amount of sporting endeavors that students at Good
Shepherd Catholic College have been participating in. To continue the trend, more sporting
events and activities are on the calendar for the remainder of this term and the next.
Interhouse Athletics Carnival
Students have been participating in field events at lunch breaks over the last two weeks and with
high interest in these events, competition has been outstanding.
The Official athletics carnival is planned for Wednesday of the next week (1 / 6 / 05). Sunset oval
will again be the venue for track and field events. Attendance for students is compulsory and it
would be nice to see as many parents present as possible. If you able to attend and help out,
please contact the College and let your interest be known.
Golden Glove Softball
The successful boys Golden Glove Softball side will be
travelling to Brisbane at the end of this week with Ms
Blackford and a parent. The team will be competing against
other schools and colleges from throughout Queensland.
The team leaves later this week to travel to the championship
– competition begins on Saturday (28 / 05 / 05). Our best wishes go with these boys and team
This year our College has placed two touch teams in the local touch Men’s and Women’s
competition. Both teams play on a Monday night at the local touch field. Throughout the
competition both teams have had mixed results; with some big wins and some close losses.
The Monday night games are good preparation for the North Queensland Catholic Schools
Tournament to be held in Townsville on the 16/7/2005. Our College has nominated two sides to
attend the tournament – an under 15’s male and female side will be selected to participate in the
Under 14’s and 16’s rugby league games have commenced, with the boys involved putting a
great effort into their training and competition games. So far the Under 16’s have played two
games and the Under 14’s one, against Spinifex State College.
All the boys playing should be commended on their excellent effort on the field. Players that
require a special mention are, Under 14’s - Mason Holm and Jack Biondi. For the Under 16’s -
Michael Henderson, Kyle MacNamara, Clinton Farlow, Sam Fong, Ashley Buchbach and Billy
For the remained of this term games will be played each Wednesday afternoon at Alex Inch oval
Yours in Sport