Saint Ignatius College Geelong

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    Lenten Program 2019

    'A day of Reflection by the Sea', Santa Casa, Queenscliff: We walk in the footsteps of Jesus

    The day will include: Meditation, Time of quite and reflection, Walking the Labyrinth, A foot wash and massage. Jesus said 'Do as I have done unto you.'

    Venue: Santa Casa Retreat Centre, Flinders Street, Queenscliff.  Facilitator: Sr Jean McGonigal RSM.

    Dates: Tuesday April 9th or Wednesday April 10th.  Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm

    Cost: $15 with Morning Tea and Lunch included.

    Bookings: Parish Office or Sr Jean on 0408 559 981 or email:


    Come and try days: Tee-ball and Junior Baseball with the Bellarine Bears Baseball Club

    The Bellarine Bears baseball Club is running ' Come and try Days' on March 16th and 17th, 9.00am to 10.30pm. Saturday March 16th session will be held at the Leopold Primary School oval and the Sunday March 17th session will be held at Bellarine Secondary Oval, Shell Rd, Ocean Grove.

    Free and fun for all, ages 5 to 15 years, all abilities. Equipment provided. An opportunity to sign up for the Junior and Tee-ball seasons starting in late April. No experience needed.

    Contact: Kim Connell on 0448 980 869  or go to for details


    Geelong Field Naturalist Club: Geelong Nature Forum

    The Geelong Field Naturalists Club would like to invite Saint Ignatius College students to attend the upcoming Geelong Nature Forum; an opportunity for interested students to engage with local biodiversity experts in the Geelong Region. 

    This free event is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, and will be held at the Geelong Library and Heritage centre. It is a one-day drop-in event that will appeal to students and their families who may wish to speak informally with experts at the various displays. The focus is raising awareness within the Geelong community about the natural features and diverse range of creatures that inhabit our coast, wetlands, woodlands and grasslands areas. We understand the importance of providing students with real-world opportunities to make sense of the knowledge they learn within the classroom. 

    The theme of this year's forum is 'Where the Wild Things Are' and is a wonderful opportunity for your students who are interested in sustainability, environmental science, local biodiversity to encounter perspectives from local experts in the Geelong region. Our highly knowledgeable speakers will help build your students' knowledge of animals that live in our area and the important of maintaining habitat for these creatures to survive. This is a free event and tickest are not required. For more details see the PDF flyer for the event below.

    Geelong Nature Forum March 16th Geelong Nature Forum March 16th (934 KB)


    MacKillop Family Services: 'Paws 4 Kids

    For some children, school isn’t always an easy place to be, this is especially true for many children living in residential or foster care. They often find it hard because beyond the school gate they’re dealing with some tough issues: family violence, neglect, living out of home or social and/or emotional behaviours, which mainstream schools can find difficult to manage.

    MacKillop Family Services’ specialist school in Maidstone and educational outreach programs, support hundreds of children living in Melbourne’s west to get the best education they can. One of the innovative programs they have introduced is PawPals, a canine-assisted learning program to make school and learning a fun, positive experience for kids who have struggled to engage with mainstream education.

    For more details read the attached PDF

    Paws 4 Kids PDF Paws 4 Kids PDF (57 KB)


    'Walk For Johno'

    Join us on Saturday March 16th for the last 'Walk for Johno'

    Walk along the Bellarine rail-trail to raise much-needed funds and awareness for the Heart Foundation. Then join us from 2pm - 5pm for the post celebration picnic at Eastern Hub, East Geelong.

    Learn more and register for free at 

    Fundraising merchandise is also available will all proceeds going to the Heart Foundation.

    Walk for John Merchandise PDF Walk for John Merchandise PDF (4277 KB)


    Repair Café Bellarine

    Ocean Grove's Repair Café is a community initiative that promotes repairing items as an alternative to throwing them out, to reduce our landfill problem and carbon emissions. At the Repair Café, volunteer repair experts are available to help fix household items such as furniture, electrical items, bikes and clothing. Next Ocean Grove Repair Café is Sunday April 14th, 10am - 1pm.

    See the attache PDF for details:

    Repair Cafe Bellarine PDF Repair Cafe Bellarine PDF (123 KB)


    Drysdale Tigers Football Netball Club

    Now Recruiting Junior Footballers for Season 2019

    Girls U12, U15 and U18 and Boys U9, U10, U11, U13, U15 and U17

    Contact Mick Barrat 0419 342 708

    Website:   Email:


    Leopold Football Netball Club

    Girls Footy in 2019 - Register Your Interest Now!

    We are very excited to announce that we aim to introduce an U15 girls team in 2019 as well as continuing to welcome girls in the U12 girls competition. More information to follow at #GirlsPlayFooty

    Contact Aaron on 0437 099401 or Alison on 0400 425 801.

    Website:   Email:


    City of Greater Geelong Parenting Program

    "Tuning into Teens"

    Tuning into Teens is a six week program providing parents with a greater understanding of their teen's emotional experience while teaching specific skills that can assist in being supportive, empathic and staying connected with their young person.

    For more details and how to book see the attched PDF.

    Turning Into Teens (CoGG) PDF Turning Into Teens (CoGG) PDF (986 KB)


    Group Parent Education Events: Barwon South Western Region Term 1 2019

    Please attached PDF for the evnts being run for Term 1.

    GPEE - Barwon South Western Term 1 PDF GPEE - Barwon South Western Term 1 PDF (342 KB)


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