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St Mark's College Newsletter, Edition 1 7 February 2020

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Description: We enjoyed reconnecting and there is an excitement about the new year. We celebrated academic success and welcomed new staff. The boarders arrived and the families have worked hard to get the children ready for a great year. We begin again.


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Issue 1 7 February 2020 Eddie joining in prayer as our College gathered to celebrate the beginning of the school year We enjoyed reconnecting and there is an excitement about the new year. We celebrated academic success and welcomed new staff. The boarders arrived and the families have worked hard to get the children ready for a great year. We begin again. 3 8803 The College opened its gates in welcome. The speaker. I thank him for affirming scholarship teachers were prepared. The classrooms were and the efforts of some wonderful students. ready. Students gathered fresh and equipped. In speaking he helped us understand a love of Offices had been dusted. Computers were learning and hard work and also a vocation turned on and there were stacks of books to a career. Sarah spoke about having trust ready for use. As we began, there was such an in herself and the teachers and this system. excitement in seeing friends and I have enjoyed She advised about study and that seems so very much the anticipation of our first day and important to our current Year 12s as we begin our first week. We began it with resolve and this year. Sarah spoke about gratitude to a sense of making 2020 special. I welcome family and that is critical in our scholarship. all of us back to the energy and industry of St I mentioned to the group that 42 of our Mark’s. There has been lots of catching up, students received an A in at least one subject. checking out what’s been happening and it is Many students received many As. It is a huge important hearing the chatter and the laughter number and it says very clearly that our Year of people in the school yard again. It has been 12s are being challenged and are engaging a wonderful assembly. We are buoyed by the in their learning. I congratulate the teachers freshness of the students. Our families have and parents in the manner in which they set purchased a new pair of shoes, got them into a up the opportunity for our young people to new uniform and there is a new haircut. Most succeed. This success is significant and the Dux importantly there has been the meeting with Assembly celebrates achievement. new teachers and how important is that! There are new determinations and resolve with New Staff learning and the rhythm of classroom life has We have a formal induction process to support begun. Processes are in place to welcome those new staff and I find a particular pride in who begin in our community and the school talking about what Salesian care means when year begins. Welcome all. I welcome them into the community. I feel very excited about the opportunity to build The Dux Assembly relationships, to see the best in the child and The 2019 Year 12 results were excellent. I to build skills as a teacher and make demands extend congratulations to Sarah Newman for success in a Salesian environment. Our as Dux of the College with an ATAR of 97.5 new staff resonate with this idea and this year and to Louise Arthur as Proxime Accessit (a I welcomed to our community new members lovely Latin word meaning ‘coming next’) with of staff Vyanah Lethbridge, Meg Arbon, Niall 96.65. This puts these fine scholars in the top Ashby, Emma Paparella and Alex Goodwin. 3% of Australian students and I also extend Welcoming back Ann Russack has been a joy congratulations to Scarlette Thoman, Bethany and we offer prayers and support for all staff in Castle, Sophie Millard and Sophie Hall who education in the Good Samaritan and Salesian were awarded Merits as amongst the top tradition. student in their subjects and were presented at Government House this week. We were able Boarders’ Family Dinner to invite these students back to the College Within the reassurance of our chapel and to celebrate. We enjoyed a wonderful Dux under the comfort of marquees the adventure Assembly with Mr Brenton Vanstone as guest of boarding began. The Salesian House RECEPTION 7

We celebrated outstanding academic achievement at the Dux Assembly Sports Council Boarding community gathered on the eve of Don Bosco wanted friendship and we had that Tuesday 11 February, 7.30pm school beginning. The boarders arrived with a at the Mass all around us. Father Jimmy guided Benedict Library reasonable enthusiasm and our year opened us to a moment of prayer. It was a private Board Policy Meeting with a Liturgy and formal presentation of moment, or in a public chorus, it was a quiet Wednesday 12 February, Sophie Hall as Salesian House Captain. We voice, a hope, a dream, or it was when we sang 5pm , Conference Room also had a sit down dinner. There may have some of the hymns. But there was a sense of Salesian House Parents’ been some tentative tears from boarders gratitude to a God who hears. It will be a great Council and perhaps their mums, but we also had year together. Sunday 16 February, a calm reassurance from Boarding Parent 7.30pm Denise Arbon. There was the usual hugs of Parent Connections Board MITIOG Meeting reassurance from parents and suitcases were I have delighted in meeting a whole number of Monday 17 February, hauled into the new bedroom. It was exciting families as the year begins. I enjoyed meeting 5pm , Conference Room and I know that there needs to be a bit of the Benedict parents as I walked around the Board Uniform Meeting bravery. This year our Salesian House will have school in the morning. I heard much laughter Monday 17 February, 25 residents and it is a challenge living away and fellowship as the teachers and families 5pm , Conference Room from home. Some have to say goodbye for the were establishing that vital relationship. Board FB&G Meeting first time to a secure family life and begin in I delighted in stories of the holidays and Tuesday 18 February, the strangeness of a new school. Some walk the excitement that parents had about the 6.45pm , Conference Room into school with buoyance and others have opportunity of school for their children. There Board Meeting a confidence that this will be an outstanding were parents at the Parents and Friends Tuesday 18 February, experience. A gentle prayer and a delicious meeting and there is a drive and energy being 7.30pm , Conference Room meal together seemed to be the best way to created in that group. We hosted an afternoon start. It will be a great year for boarding. tea with the Parents of the new Student Leaders. These young leaders have a focus Opening Mass and commitment to make 2020 quite unique We gathered as a whole school to begin the and special. There were a series of Bosco Year year with Eucharist and to make sense of what Level Information Nights. These are important. we do through faithfulness and reflection. Being in contact with parents helps to make It was always going to be hot but when the that dream and that hope come alive. I look clouds rolled in on that Friday morning and forward to many ‘hellos’. the humidity started to rise we thought that our Opening Mass might be preoccupied Greg Hay, Principal by barometric pressure and the squeezing of humans into the Good Samaritan Hall. Sophie Hall was commissioned as the It didn’t quite happen that way. It was hot, Salesian House Captain and the students had to squeeze, but the liturgy still had all those elements that brings us to a cohesion in sacredness. We were joined in the theme and connected in our commitment. There was also a bit of cohesion in the sweatiness. Father Jimmy, our College Chaplain, conducted the ceremony. He was sensitive to the conditions and clearly caring of the students. His management of the liturgy was skilled as we connected to St John Bosco who would have been looking down at us, on his feast day, seeing us a bit cramped, a little hot, but unified in his legacy of a Salesian gathering. Don Bosco wanted his schools to gather in joy – it was a bit hot for that – although not too hot for joy in our hearts.

RAerloiguinodusthEedCuocallteigoen From the APRIM Deacon Gary blessed the candles of each classroom and caregroup at the Opening Mass Welcome to the 2020 school year. A new year Upcoming Events Celebrating St John (Don) Bosco brings about a sense of hope, anticipation and A couple of events coming up to mark in your Oliver and Amy in a moment of prayer surprise as we look for possibilities and growth. calendar are: The whole College has worked to develop a motto or catchphrase that we will use to drive Year 9 Families – Rite Journey Launch on our work throughout the year. As a community Monday 24 February we have merged the Diocesan and Salesian themes which are calling us to be people of Year 3,4 and 7 Families who are participating Mission and Service. The themes have been in the Sacraments this year – Sacramental drawn together to make our own vision. It is Information Evening on Tuesday 10 March Enlighten Inspire Act – It starts with us! I look forward to seeing us bring our actions to life Please look for CareMonkey forms coming out throughout the year as we continue to discern regarding these events. our role in this community and the world around us. God of all life and longing, As we gather at the beginning of a new school Opening Mass year we give thanks for all that has brought us We opened our school year with an R-12 Mass on here. the Feast of St Don Bosco. The Mass focused We ask your blessings on our new staff and on our theme by looking to understand our students universal prayer the Our Father. It is calling us May they feel welcomed and invited to share all to be thriving people, capable learners and their gifts and talents with us. leading citizens in our world. It was lovely to We ask your blessing on all who are returning gather in Eucharist together as a whole College – may they feel renewed and ready for all that community and I thank Fr Jimmy and Deacon this year will bring. Gary for presiding over this celebration for us. Share with our whole school community the Holy Spirit that breathes life into us. Leadership Camp Leave us always open to your wisdom so that This weekend our College Year 12 leaders will go we may become the people you want us to be. on a formation Camp to prepare for their year. May Jesus the teacher guide our searching and Over the weekend they will further explore how learning this year. they can be people of action. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen Katie Pole, APRIM

From the Deputy Principal of the students. Miss Sophie Porcelli continues as the R-2 Coordinator, Ms Teresa Gadaleta Welcome to the new school year as Literacy Coordinator, Mrs Pia Keain as RE Between heat waves and thunder storms, Coordinator and Mrs Jo Wilsdon as Sports Benedict Campus has welcomed 45 new Coordinator. Mrs Belinda Rafanelli has taken students and some new families to our College on the Numeracy Coordinator role and the R-12 community. We wish Olivia Angel, Lucy Arboit, APRIM, Mrs Katie Pole, and College Principal, Jacob Bickley, Harry Bosworth, Fraser Cadd, Mr Greg Hay, complete our team. Ela Caspers, Lottie Crouch, Jade Curtis, Spencer Deed, Rubi DeGioia, Xavier Griese, A friendly reminder that if you have any Khadija Hendy, Jacob Higgins, Isla Joyce, Jacob questions, concerns or queries, to first raise Massner, Patrick McArdle, Cecilia Olsen, James these with your child’s class teacher/teacher O’Shaughnessy, Lahnee Pavlich, Lana Petagna, of the subject. If unresolved, issues can then be Taylor Reid, Owais Saad, Mia Saler, Paxton taken to the Year Level Coordinators who will Sismey, Carter Smith, Nash Swearse, Henry liaise with me. Tiller, Baylen Whelan, Zaiyden White, Charlotte Wilson and Scarlett Young all the very best Congratulations! as they begin their primary school journey We are always delighted to share in the and hope that Lia Abraham, Hannah and successes and achievements of our students Imogen Cadd, Adyson Carroll, Dash Franklin, both here at school and in the wider community. Jade Dennis, Bella Doan, Aiza Hashmi, Sophie A big congratulations to Leana Nannapaneni Narcisi, Noah and Riley Nicholson, Saranyaa who was recently selected to attend the Super Pal, Georgia Piper and Hamish Whelan have 10s National Tennis Camp at the Australian settled into their new cohorts and are feeling Open. We look forward to hearing about comfortable as they continue their schooling in all your experience. And, a big well done to a new environment. Sherdin, Shoalin and Sherwin David, Shaydon and Shelton Emmanual, Alcuin Jacob, Tessa Miss Meg Arbon, Mr Niall Ashby and Miss and Ryan Pole, Amara Sanchez and Louis San Vyanah Lethbridge join our teaching team, Mrs Gabriel for their wonderful performances at Emma Paparella joins our ESO team and we the recent Santo Nino celebrations. May you all introduce our new primary counsellor, Ms Anne keep shining! Tsai. Anne is available for appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Benedict. She can Ms Melissa Gadaleta, also see students at the Centacare premises. If you would like your child/ren to work with Anne, Deputy Principal, Benedict Campus please contact the Benedict Office on 8633 8802 or your child’s class teacher. If staff Deputy Principal Awards would like to refer a student to Anne, she will for Academic Achievement contact you first before speaking with your REMINDER: child/ren. (Please note that staff will always 6 Red Eva Christensen-Lauder Parent / Student endeavour to discuss this referral with parents/ Information Packs caregivers first but in cases where time does 6 Blue James Porta should be returned by not allow, Anne will contact you.) 6 Green Mayah Camporeale today, Friday 7 February. 5 Red Khyleen Joice Macatangay Preparing a school for the beginning of the year Reception Rest Days 2 and 3 is a mammoth task and I would like to extend 5 Blue Sanyam Saharan Wednesday 12 and 19 February my deepest gratitude to all who assisted in 5 Green Liam Saler Welcome Coffee preparing the grounds, classrooms, canteen, 4 Red Eve Porta Friday 14 February, specialist and general areas and completed 4 Blue Anika Taylor 8.45 - 9.30am administration, library and ICT tasks to enable 3 Red Jack Swearse Good Samaritan Hall a smooth start. 3 Blue Bailey Ferme All welcome! 2 Red Caleb Cameron Little Lions Session 1 and 2 There are a few changes to the Benedict 2 Blue Harry Taylor Friday 14 and 21 February Leadership Team; Miss Nikki Caputo has taken 1 Red Zali Nelligan LAPP Volunteer Meeting on the role of R-6 Curriculum Coordinator, Mrs 1 Blue Braxton Camporeale Wednesday 19 February, Pia Keain adds the role of Italian teacher and Rec. Green Finn George 3.20 - 3.40pm Years 3-6 Coordinator to her list of positions Rec. Red Luke Martlew Room 2 , Rocket Room and Mrs Sarah Freer has been appointed Rec. Blue Emersyn Benson as Assistant to the Deputy Principal as Mr Rec. Gold Fletcher Reddaway Des McKeough has retired from the role after 8 years of dedicated and impeccable commitment to the role. I’d also like to thank Mr Matt Mead for his successful term as Years 3-6 Coordinator, instigating both the Year 6 Sleepover and Year 6 Camp amongst other terrific initiatives and the sound pastoral care

Benedict Campus Starting school Congratulations With great excitement, we welcome our new Term 1 Reception students and their families! December 2019 Star Salesian Students 6 Red Alyssa Ganley 6 Blue Charlie Dickeson 6 Green Zoe Reid 5 Red Jack Hurst Cecilia, Jade, Henry, Fraser and Olivia Paxton, Harry and Carter 5 Blue Lachlan Bath 5 Green Tahlia Pendy 4 Red Isabella Ackland 4 Blue Liam O’Shaughnessy 3 Red Indee White 3 Blue Elise Yarrow 2 Red Dane Hudson 2 Blue Austin Arthur 1 Red Gilbert Hansen 1 Blue Nate Pisani Rec. Green Eric Nguyen Rec. Red Hudson McBride Rec. Blue Owen Durdin Rec. Gold Olivia Higgins Isla, Lahnee, Rubi and Charlotte Lucy, Zaiyden, Mia and James Star Samaritan Students 6 Red Tyler Hudson 6 Blue Capri Algie 6 Green Ava Cridland 5 Red Lucy Evely 5 Blue Nate Farrugia 5 Green Linkoln Leske 4 Red Tarisai Winders 4 Blue William Murdoch 3 Red Dylan Spence Spencer, Scarlett and Patrick Xavier, Baylen, Lana, Lottie and Ela 3 Blue Jack Bickley 2 Red William Bishop 2 Blue Chayse Connelly 1 Red Zachary Taylor 1 Blue Brayden Duffield Rec. Green Indiana Kelly Rec. Red Millie Hancock Rec. Blue Indiana McArdle Rec. Gold Isabelle Hutchison Taylor, Nash, Jacob B, Jacob H, Khadija and Jacob M Owais

Benedict Campus Around Benedict Campus New teachers at Benedict include Miss Vyanah Lethbridge, Mr Niall Ashby and Miss Meg Arbon New staff members Mrs Emma Paparella (ESO) and Miss Anne Tsai (Counsellor) Team activities to learn about leadership in Patrick creating his name with playdough Year 6s enjoying the leadership challenges Year 6 Jade making a pattern in maths Benedict’s Resource Centre has had an update with 30 new computers being installed. The PC’s have larger screens, faster processors and are more energy efficient!

From the Deputy Principal Welcome Welcome to the 2020 school year and a very warm welcome to all our new students and families who have joined the St Mark’s Community this year. REMINDER: The beginning of the school year is a time of SACE Merit Award recipients Sophie H, Sarah Parent / Student great anticipation and excitement. Our Year and Sophie M with Mr Munday Information Packs 7 students begin with an excitement for high (Absent: Bethany and Scarlette) should be returned by school. Our Year 12 students begin with a sense today, Friday 7 February. that the end of their official schooling is near, of a special journey. Connections and friendship as scary as that thought may be! For most are strong in Salesian House. We commissioned Bosco Student Leaders’ Camp students, there is a calmness about returning Sophie Hall as Salesian House Captain. She will Sunday 9 - Monday 10 February to school…reconnecting with friends and make an outstanding leader for our boarding Parent Information Nights: teachers. community. Following the Liturgy, we gathered • Year 12 : Monday 10 February, for a BBQ dinner. It was the perfect opportunity Last week our Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 families for new families to make connections and share 7.30pm in the BGC gathered for our Parent Information Evenings. in the wisdom of those first night nerves. The • Year 10: Tuesday 11 February, These are a great way to meet your child’s weather was perfect and it was a great way to support staff and key teachers. Next week, we begin the year at Salesian House. 7.30pm in the BGC will gather with our Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 • Year 11: Tuesday 11 February, families. Student Leadership On Monday we launched Student Leadership 7.30pm in the Bosco Centre We strongly believe that communication and a with our ‘Meet the Principal’ evening. Year Welcome Coffee shared partnership are instrumental in ensuring 12 leaders and their parents gathered in Friday 14 February, a successful learning journey is experienced celebration. It was an opportunity for us 8.45 - 9.30am and I would like to take this opportunity to affirm and congratulate them on their Good Samaritan Hall to thank families for their attendance and leadership position and to share our hopes for All welcome! commitment to their child’s education. I hope the journey ahead. Leaders sat down with key that families left feeling informed and excited support staff who will nurture and guide them about the journey ahead and assured 2020 will on their leadership journey. They talked about be another great year. personal qualities and goals as well as what to expect as a senior leader in their final year. It As always, we are here to support the students was a wonderful evening for both families and through their educational journey with us. the College with great pride amongst the group. Below are the Year Level Coordinators that Soon we will call for applications for House play a central role in the growth, development representatives. Interested students are asked and wellbeing of our students. Please do not to apply through their House Leader. hesitate to contact them to raise concerns, seek support or ask for some guidance with New faces on staff navigating the challenges of high school. Our This year we welcome some new staff to Bosco Year Level Coordinators are: Campus. Some return from leave, extended Elke Adams (Year 7), Elizabeth Munday (Year contracts or transferred across from Benedict, 8), Tom Gilligan (Year 9), Jane Gibson (Year while another is new to our community. (You can 10), Andrew Sheridan (Year 11) and Margaret see their images below.) We welcome them all. Congdon (Year 12). They bring lots of experience and talents and will continue to enrich us as a community. Boarders welcomed, a leader has emerged Our Boarders returned, and new families Mr Marc Forster, were welcomed in a Beginning of the Year Deputy Principal, Bosco Campus Liturgy last Monday evening. It was a beautiful celebration of families coming together as part Caleb Brown Ann Russack Annie Olsen Alex Goodwin

Bosco Campus A great start for our Year 7s! The Year 7s have had a busy yet, hopefully, relaxed start to the year. These first 2 weeks have been “transition weeks” to settle the students in and help them get organised and address any worries for the year ahead. We have welcomed 24 students to the College and they, along with our past Benedict students, are learning their new rooms, teachers, books, devices and to move around the school during lesson change over. We have been in the yard at recess and lunch ready to assist where possible, and will continue to do so as they progress their settling process. The children have reported to me that some of their favourite things about Bosco are having different teachers, changing classrooms, electives lessons and the facilities, particularly the new sports centre. My favourite response however, was that the best thing so far is how friendly everyone has been, which was so great to hear. Mrs Elke Adams, Year 7 Coordinator Bridie creating her individual design in Visual Marcus, Caitlin and Elsie in Science Eliza learning to play ‘Wild Thing’ in Arts Performing Arts Isiah learning knife skills in Home Economics Lukas researching ideas in Visual Arts Violet measuring in Design and Tech with Ms Ellbourn Year 7 Bosco students at the ‘Welcome to House” event in Week 1 Jude takes the lead in the 400m practice run

Bosco Campus The role of Visual Arts in society The Year 8 Visual Arts class began their year by discussing the importance of Art and Design in society. They also worked in groups to brainstorm career paths that could follow on from studying Art and Design - as a group they came up with more than 40 different careers. Some of their ideas about the role of Art and Design are shared below: “Art is so important because it is a way to express your emotions and feelings in a beautiful way. The role of Art in society is showing a story or inspiring others to do it well.” Jessica Doyle “We need Design because without it we wouldn’t have anything to use. Design is everything with a purpose and all things we use today have a purpose.” Isabella Martlew “Art is important in society because it helps you express yourself and it inspires others to express themselves.” Ruth Fox “Design helps to make living easier. It meets human wants and needs, gives you comfort, and helps you communicate” Taylor Anderson Megan Congdon, Year 8 Visual Arts Teacher A new year in Salesian House We started the year in Salesian House with a Welcome Night for Boarders and their families on Monday 27 February. The evening started with a Liturgy where Sophie Hall was commissioned as the Salesian House Captain for 2020. Following the Liturgy, Boarders, their families and Staff enjoyed a BBQ in the courtyard prepared by the House Chef, Ben. It was a great night with lots of positive feedback, and gave new families a chance to meet and chat with Staff and other parents. This year, we are encouraging friendships and inclusiveness around Salesian House through a range of challenges and activities. We really want to make it feel like home! The Week 1 challenge was to guess everyone’s middle name. The Boarders had great fun trying to find out their fellow Boarders middle names. There was lots of cheating, snap-chatting, giggling and running around the house to finish the challenge. Some of the guesses caused quite a few giggles! The aim was to get 28 correct answers and Eliza was our winner with 21 correct guesses! Denise Arbon, House Parent and Jane Dickeson, House Assistant Celebrating the Liturgy New Boarders, Bridie, Alice, Codi and Claire Team work in the Week 1 House Challenge

Important Information Helping children who have been affected by bushfires Information for parents and caregivers from the Australian Psychological Society Many children have been affected directly by Find out what your children know in case Reception’s hopes for recent bushfires, either having lost their homes they have mistaken ideas or facts about the Australia’s injured koala’s... and properties, or through being evacuated. bushfires, and correct any misconceptions. Other children have experienced the fires Keep your responses appropriate to the age of indirectly, through hearing about them, or your child and also appropriate to the child’s knowing someone who has been affected. level of understanding and emotional maturity. These can be distressing experiences for Young children often need reassurance more children. than facts. Impact of trauma on children Listen to your children’s concerns. Listen I hope it rains so the trees grow back and the People cope with trauma in different ways and closely to what they are asking or saying, koalas can go back to where they live. there is no one ‘standard’ pattern of reaction to and think about whether they are looking for Lahnee, Rec Green the stress of traumatic experiences. Children factual information, or if the questions are are not always able to express complex expressing anxiety about the bushfires. Try I love the koala’s and I hope the firefighters feelings in the same direct way that adults to keep your own feelings to yourself when can give them a drink. Carter, Rec Green do and therefore do not often show the same talking about their feelings. Let them know reactions to stress as adults. It is therefore that you understand how they feel. very important to look out for changes in children’s behaviour that suggest they are Monitor how much your children are being unsettled or distressed. exposed to media stories of the bushfires. Reactions to the trauma of the bushfires Children can become retraumatised by may result in changes to children’s normal watching repeated images on the television behaviour such as: and it is best to try to shield them from the • Changes in their play, drawing, dreams or media. spontaneous conversations Be aware of how you talk. Adults need to be • Regressive behaviour – children behaving conscious of the presence of children when discussing the bushfires. It is a good idea not younger than they normally do to let children overhear adult conversations • Nightmares about worrying things if they cannot join in at • Anxiety about sleeping alone their own age or stage of development. • Trouble getting to sleep • Irritability or anger And most importantly, look after yourself as • Tantrums it is likely that you have also experienced the • Fussy eating bushfire trauma. When parents are feeling • Withdrawing cared for themselves they are better able to • Wanting to stay close to a parent respond to the needs of their children. • Problems concentrating at school Children are usually very resilient and for most Seeking further help children these reactions will gradually reduce While most children will bounce back after a over time with the support of families. trauma, some children may show prolonged distress and could benefit from professional How you can help your children recover assistance. A qualified mental health After a traumatic event, children need comfort, professional such as a psychologist can help reassurance and support, and to know that such children and their parents or caregivers they are safe and are being looked after. Try to understand and deal with the thoughts, to spend more time with your children and feelings and behaviours associated with the provide them with plenty of affection through trauma of the bushfires. Speak to your GP cuddles and hugs. Sometimes children can about a referral to a psychologist or contact better express their feelings through play the APS Find a Psychologist service than through words, so make time to play with P: 1800 333 497 them. Let them be more dependent on you for a W: while and try to re-establish daily routines, for example routines around mealtimes, bedtimes or returning to school where possible.

College Information Scholarships for 2021 BOSCO SCHOLARSHIPS AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP $2,500 per year for 2 years $1,500 per year for 2 years St Mark’s College offers the following 1 x Scholarship available for a Year 7 - 12 scholarships for students going into 2 x Scholarships available at each of the student secondary schooling: following year levels: Year 7, Year 9 and Awarded to a student based on a commitment Year 11. One scholarship at each year level will to the agricultural industry and contribution to BOARDING SCHOLARSHIPS be awarded to a new enrolment, the other will community life. $5,000 per year for 2 years be awarded to a current College student. 1 x Scholarship available at Year 7 or 8 Applications will close Monday 28 April 2020 1 x Scholarship available at Year 10 Awarded to students based on financial need, for applicants starting in 2021. To apply, Awarded to a student based on financial need, academic endeavour, leadership, contribution visit our website to download the relevant academic endeavour, leadership, contribution to Parish, school and community life. Scholarship Application Package: to Parish, school and community life. scholarships INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIPS $2,500 per year for 6 years P+F Update 2 x Scholarships available for Year 7 - 12 student Awarded to indigenous students based on leadership, sporting endeavour and involvement in academic and community life. Looking to volunteer? We are looking for LAPP Volunteers in 2020! Bosco Sports Day Would you like to be a part of the LAPP Program at Benedict Campus? The P+F will be selling chips, soft drinks and Would you like to work one-on-one with a student/s to enrich their school life? Powerade at the Bosco Sports Day. Get along and support their stall! At St Mark’s we value our volunteers support! We welcome all those who are interested in supporting our students to attend an information meeting: P+F AGM The P+F Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 February (Term 1, Week 4) at 3:20-3:40 in Room 2 (Rocket Room) Monday 2 March at 7pm. Association positions are available. All welcome- the P+F are always Based on the cumulative data collected at the end of 2018 from the School Survey, we have refined looking for new members! the LAPP Program to focus on two integral areas; homework support and additional tutoring. Benedict Movie Night Volunteers can assist with many activities: reading, writing, mathematics, spelling, sight words, Please keep Wednesday 8 April free for your comprehension of texts, JP Phonics/Sounds, fine motor skills, long term projects and times tables. children to attend the Benedict Movie Night! The program is designed for those children who require extra 1:1 support and consolidation in these Details coming soon, the movie on show will be areas. Farmageddon. If you are interested and would like more Daniel Lauder, P+F President information about becoming a volunteer please feel free to discuss this with me. Important apps Your help would be very much appreciated and support the growth of students in a relaxed way. The College uses two app’s to keep families informed. Please ensure you have downloaded: Louise Richards, Inclusive Education Teacher CareMonkey App WANT TO PLAY NETBALL FOR ST MARK’S CELTICS? Benedict and Bosco Netball Registration details will be available at each campus next week! SEQTA Engage The Uniform/Merchadise Order Night will be Bosco only Wednesday 19 February, 6.00-7:30pm in the St Mark’s Sports Centre (Bosco Campus). If you have any queries, please contact the College on 8633 8800.

Community Notices ‘Equipping People for Ministry’ Workshops Hip Hop Bounce - Propelling Potential Workshops will be held in Port Augusta on Enrolments are now open at our 5 regional Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 February. campuses: • Huge range of styles including Hip Hop, Over two days the following topics will be addressed: Introduction to Liturgy ; RCIA; Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Bounce-Sing, Contemporary Sacraments; Proclaiming the Word; Ministry and Adult’s Dance Fitness of the Eucharist; Engaging the Young; Ministry • Home of the Bounce All Stars Cheerleading of Hospitality and Preparing the Universal program encompassing Stunt, Pom and Prayer. Tumble • 2 years to adults, beginner to advanced RSVP by Monday 10 February to • Little Bouncer Club specifically designed to Michael Preece on 8632 0556 or introduce your 2 or 3 year old to dance [email protected] • VET dance certification options for school Years 9 and up Blue Light Mid North Pool Party Saturday 15 February, Hip Hop Bounce on 0416 239 676 or 6.30 - 8.30pm (Doors open at 6.15pm) [email protected] 7 - 15 years Port Pirie Aquatic and Leisure Centre Hot Shots Tennis for 5, 6, 7 year olds $5 entry at the door Held indoors with airconditioning at the St Don’t forget your bathers, towel and money for Mark’s Sports Centre at Bosco Campus! food and drinks! Register now for 5 x Sunday morning sessions (45 minutes) starting 9 February. Internet Safety Community Meeting SA Police are holding a Internet Safety Contact Grant Hanlon (Hot Shots Coach) on Community Meeting to provide the community 0414 320 840. with information on apps and scams, working together for a better internet and keeping our Circle of Security Parenting Program communities safe online. Held Wednesdays, 1.00- 2.30pm starting 12 February 2020 (Weeks 3 – 9) . Tuesday 11 February, Crèche available, bookings essential! 5.00 - 6.30pm (Doors open at 4.45pm) Port Pirie Regional Library Contact Nicky at Learning Together on 8632 2633 or text 0422 004 136 WELCOME COFFEE Friday 14 February, Port Football and Community Sporting Club 8.45 - 9.30am Open daily from 9.00am Good Sam Hall All welcome!

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