2016 – Term 3 Week 4

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Principal’s News

One would be forgiven for thinking we may never leave these winter days. Happily, the daylight hours are increasing as we move ever so surely towards the warmer months. The College Musical, The Addams Family, is being staged next week from Thursday 4 August – Saturday 6 August. I encourage all families to book tickets

August 1st, 2016|

Lessons from PokemonGO!

Just like that, world is awash in Pokemon. The sudden appearance and subsequent popularity of the game Pokemon GO! has underlined the light-and-shadow nature of technology yet again. A game that encourages its users to go outdoors, to explore their local areas and neighbourhoods like modern-day, suburban Tom Sawyers is something positive. Likewise, the

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Subject Selection 2017

Subject Selection 2017 Subject selections for Years 10 to 12 for 2017 are due on the Friday 5 August. Despite the impending deadline, students have ample time to consult parents, teachers and the Senior School website to ensure they make informed and considered choices. Year 9 and 10 students were required to attend a

August 1st, 2016|

Business Manager Update

As you will no doubt be aware, the College has been undergoing significant building works over the last six months completing the new Swimming Pool facility. The next stage of the project is the completion of the new car park adjacent to the Swimming Pool and associated resurfacing work near the stadium. The opening of

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Prayer

Family: The show opens with a song about what is important to the Addams Family: WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMS, YOU NEED TO HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOUR WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMS, YOU'RE OBLIGATED TO THE CLAN IT'S FAMILY FIRST AND FAMILY LAST AND FAMILY BY AND BY WHEN YOU'RE AN ADDAMS, THE STANDARD ANSWERS DON'T

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Tinnies 4 Vinnies 2016

At the end of Term 2, our SRC Executives and College Captains met with the Ferntree Gully Conference of St Vincent de Paul Volunteers. It was great to have the Volunteers show the students the way they distribute donated items, how they visit many people in the local area and the support they are

August 1st, 2016|

Educational and Occupational Aspirations

Research shows that there is a strong link between young people’s goals and their longer-term education and labour market outcomes. Sinan Gemici, Alice Bednarz, Tom Karmel and Patrick Lim (NCVER 2014) outline important factors that influence young people’s aspirations to complete year 12, their plans to commence university study in the first year after

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Literacy News

Debating Throughout the last two terms, a group of Year 9 students, ably led by Mr Brian Martin, has taken part in the Debating Program. Raine Wright (9 Edwards), Caleb Butler (9 Chambers), Jackson Peterson (9 Chambers), Thomas Howie (9 O’Sullivan), and Christian Kiel (9 Chambers) have been taking part in a program that provides

August 1st, 2016|

Chieri News

The iRead Hall of Fame The following boys are recognised for the effort they are putting into their iRead program. Each has collected three or more badges. 7 Ledda Joshua Buck - Humour, Horror and Sport badges Dylan Dhanapala - Action, Fantasy, Sport and Horror badges Jordan Dixon - Fantasy, Adventure and Sci Fi

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Lunch Time Music Concerts

This week, the Performing Arts Captains, Euguene Fogden and Jarrek Montenegro, hosted the third Lunch Time Music Concert for this year. At each concert, around nine students would perform a piece of their choice. It has been fantastic to see all levels of musicians performing to a very supportive audience. On Thursday 21 July, over

August 1st, 2016|

The Addam’s Family – Production Band

This year, the music for the College Production will be performed by 17 students. It has been a pleasure working with each of the students as they rehearse and develop the 40 pieces up to a performance standard. Nathan, Deacon and Josh have reflected on the experience. Deacon Kimmitt, Year 8 Cantamessa “I am the

August 1st, 2016|

The use of Technology for Teaching and Learning

Throughout this semester my intent is to provide readers with a series of insights encompassing: “the use of technology within the classroom setting”. These snippets will summarise findings of selected academic research attributed to the University of Wollongong. The role of technology in education Learning with technology has become essential in today’s schools. Worldwide,

August 1st, 2016|

They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky!

A number of our Year 7 students have stepped out of their comfort zone to become part of the Production Team. Some of these wonderful boys will be showing off their performance skills on the stage whilst other boys are part of the integral back stage crew which is responsible for moving props and

August 1st, 2016|

Year 8 News

Student Voice: “You may think that being respectful is something that everyone knows. It's just common sense. But, in Australia, there are women and men who are dying or getting hurt due to domestic violence. We would show respect to everyone, it does not matter if you a man or woman, black or white,

August 1st, 2016|

Valdocco News

On Friday 15 July, the Year 9 students embarked on their first My City experience with The Amazing Race. This initial task assists boys in familiarising themselves with Melbourne’s CBD through clues to navigate a course of 8 checkpoints and return to their first checkpoint in record time. This was again a successful activity

August 1st, 2016|

SJC’s Social Justice Club

The recently established Valdocco Social Justice Club has been busy this term. The student-led and student-driven group was developed after an excursion to the Annual Fair Trade Conference in Term 2 where the boys were incredibly inspired by each of the presentations that explored a particular aspect of Fair Trade and its links with Social

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Subject Selection Process

Year 10 is an essential stepping stone for students as they begin to explore and establish their pathway. The Course Selection Information Session and Careers Expo is a vital part of this planning. On Wednesday 20 July, the Senior School Course and Careers Expo took place in Chieri and the College Stadium. The evening began

August 1st, 2016|

Year 11 News

Year 11 students have started Term 3 well after coming back refreshed from their Winter holidays. Term 3 is a chance for students to consolidate good work habits and effective study routines established in Semester 1. Some students will have the chance to change their approach to learning and try something more effective in Semester

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Year 12 Student Voice

As Year 12 students begin Term 3, it is at this point in the year where the finish line can now be seen. They are on the home straight. With each student choosing a different pathway to follow after they have crossed the finish line, it is important that they remain proactive about their study

August 1st, 2016|

Senior School Course Selection and Careers Expo

On Wednesday 20 July, the Senior School Course Selection and Careers Expo was held by the College to help the young men of the Senior School who are in the process of making decisions that will affect them for some time to come. During the information sessions I discussed the importance of being well informed

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