On Wednesday 31 July we celebrated the Feast Day of our Patron, St Ignatius of Loyola.
We came together to celebrate as a school community, promoting who we are, what we stand for as well as expressing gratitude for belonging to our school. The theme for the day was based around social justice and awareness of those less fortunate. This was outlined very clearly at the whole school assembly, which included; a short liturgy, an address from Fr James Puppady, student presentations, performances and several other items.
I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to speak to the students, on my thoughts, and what it means to me to be part of an Ignatian school. In my speech I discussed a concept that was presented to me at the recent JACSA conference, “which side of the river are you standing on when you consider those that have been ignored or disregarded in our community?”
Are you the type of person that is judging and demonstrates little empathy to those in need?
Are you on the other side of the river and can look from their perspective, walk in their shoes and align with the values that our Catholic faith is built upon?
I challenged them to walk alongside these people, develop that empathy, and be the advocate for change Ignatius would want each and every one of us to be.
An important part of our Feast day is celebrating long serving staff of the College. I would like to commend and congratulate the following staff on their service and commitment they have provided the community of Saint Ignatius and CRC over the past years:
Ian Anderson (10 years)
Allison Hill (10 years)
Ashley Latchford (10 years)
Kate Lehmann (10 years)
Brad Manzak (10 years)
Elise Meehan (10 years)
Tristan Phieler (10 years)
Rebekah Spencer (10 years)
Paul James (15 years)
Bill Miles (15 years)
Tory Wood (15 years)
Ben Zanghi (15 years)
Anthony Fitzgerald (20 years)
Joe McLean (20 years)
Paul O’Brien (20 years)
Bernie Lowes (40 years)
Sporting Success Continues
Congratulations to Ellie Harrison who has recently won the coveted 16 and under division at the 2019 Billabong Occy’s Grom surfing competition. Ellie also secured the 14 and under girls division, demonstrating her exceptional ability in surfing against some of the best surfers around Australia.
Max Annandale has recently been invited to join the U/17 Victorian AFL squad. We wish Max all the best in being selected for the Victorian team.
Congratulations to our 1stXVIII football team who were convincing winners in Tuesday’s quarterfinal of the Herald Sun Shield. The boys played against a representative team from the Christian School Education Network (CSEN) and were far superior on the day. The team now needs to wait until 4th September to play their Semi-Final at Trevor Barker Oval in Sandringham. Good luck to all the students and staff involved in the match.
Drysdale Sporting Precinct Update
The draft master plan for the Drysdale Sporting Precinct was released on the 15th July and is now open for public consultation for a period of eight weeks closing on 9th September 2019. The revised master plan has been adjusted significantly since the initial master plan was released. There have been a number of exclusions, such as the athletics track, multi-purpose courts and rectangular sporting fields.
The updated master plan provides a community area and a passive recreation site, playground facilities and a ‘learn to ride’ bitumen track, plus a premier rectangular field and netball courts. The facility will be a great addition to our area and will continue to support the growing demands of the Bellarine Peninsula. I have included the following link if you would like to provide feedback to the Geelong City Council on the updated master plan. https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/yoursay/item/8d70518f286b15f.aspx
Parents College Relationships Code of Conduct
At Saint Ignatius College Geelong we are committed to nurturing respectful relationships and active partnerships with our parents. We believe that our students’ learning journeys are enriched through positive and reciprocal home and College relationships. As part of the requirements of the Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority each school is directed to provide a Parents College Relationships Code of Conduct.
This Code of Conduct is intended to guide parents/guardians in your dealings with staff, other parents, students and the wider College community. It articulates the College’s key expectations of both staff and parents with regard to respectful relationships and behaviours. It also specifies the College’s position with regard to unacceptable behaviours that breach our culture of respect. This document is available on the Parent Portal via the College.
As a College we are always investigating ways to improve our systems and productivity, and the recent change to our phone system is aimed at achieving this. At the beginning of next week, when parents/guardians call to inform the College of their children’s absences we will now have an automated system to leave a message. This, we hope, will stream line our attendance system.
Furthermore, it is important to note that regular attendance at school is one way of ensuring your daughter/son will remain positive about their schoolwork and continue to build a strong connection with the College. Attending important College events can also allow for the opportunity for students to foster and build the necessary relationships with their peers, that will not only enhance their motivation to attend school but builds a positive school culture that every great school strives to attain. If you need support in regards to any attendance issues, please contact your son/daughters Homeroom teacher or Year Level Coordinator.
In celebrating Feast Day this week we pause to give thanks for the life and legacy of St Ignatius of Loyola. We come together as a community inspired by his insight and ability to bring others closer to Jesus. As we pause to reflect upon the significance of Ignatius’ life the following contemplation from his Spiritual Exercises may be an excellent manner in which we may honour his legacy.
The purpose of Ignatius’ Exercises is to encounter Jesus and achieve the purpose of our creation. To achieve this purpose we “should seek to desire only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created”, which is “to praise, reverence and serve God”. The following is a beautiful visualisation of the Trinity, the love of God the Father, the incarnation of Jesus, through the submission of Mary to the will of God.
Although a small component of the Second Week of Exercises the following contemplation illustrates the brilliance of Ignatius, the ability for contemplation to assist one to transcend the ordinary and the depth of insight he is able to illicit through the personalisation of a number of complex theological concepts. In particular it should be noted that the following contemplation written almost five hundred years ago still speaks to people in the modern day.
I hope you may be able to celebrate the Feast Day of St Ignatius this week by entering into the following gift that Ignatius entrusted to all those of faith who succeed him, and that as Ignatius says you “draw profit from it”.
Yours in Christ,
Brendan Nicholls Liturgy Coordinator
Contemplation of the Incarnation
From St Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises
First Preamble. The first Prelude is to bring up the narrative of the thing which I have to contemplate.
Here, it is how the Three Divine Persons looked at all the flatness or roundness of all the whole world, with people, and how the decision taken in Their eternity, as They saw them all going down to Hell, that the Second Person would become human to save the human race. Thus when the fullness of time came, They sent the Angel St. Gabriel to Our Lady.
Second Preamble. The composition, seeing the place, which here it will be to see the great extent of the round earth with its many and such different races; then, in the same way, see the particular house of Our Lady and its rooms in the city of Nazareth, in the Province of Galilee.
Third Preamble. I ask for what I want: here I ask for interior knowledge of the Lord who became human for me so that I may better love and follow Him.
First Point. This is to see the various persons: first those on the face of the earth, in all their diversity of dress and appearance, some white and others black; some in peace and others at war; some weeping and others laughing; some healthy, others sick; some being born and others dying, etc; second I see and consider the Three Divine Persons, as though They are on the royal throne of their Divine Majesty, how They look down on all whole round world and on all it’s people in such great blindness, and dying and going down into Hell; third I see Our Lady, and the Angel who is greets her. And I should reflect in order to draw profit from such a sight.
Second Point. This is to hear what the people on the face of the earth talk about, i.e. how they are talking with each other, how they swear and blaspheme, etc. In the same way what the Divine Persons are saying, that is: "Let us bring about the redemption of the human race," etc.; Then what the Angel and Our Lady are talking about. And I should reflect to draw profit from their words.
Third Point. Next I look at what the persons on the face of the earth are doing, e.g. wounding, killing and going to Hell, etc, and in the same way, what the Divine Persons are doing, that is, accomplishing the sacred Incarnation, etc, and similarly, what the Angel and Our Lady are doing, the Angel fulfilling his role as legate and Our Lady humbling herself and giving thanks to the Divine Majesty. Then to reflect in order profit from each of these things.
Colloquy. At the end a Colloquy is to be made, thinking what I ought to say to the Three Divine Persons, or to the eternal Word incarnate, or to his Mother, Our Lady, and I make a request, according to my inner feelings, so that I may better follow and imitate Our Lord, thus newly incarnate, saying an Our Father.
After months of training and preparing for the trek, four students accompanied by their parents, landed in Papua New Guinea on Monday the 24th June to tackle the gruelling Kokoda Track.
We met our trek leader, Mick O’Malley (Owner of Australian Kokoda Tours) at the Port Moresby airport, then we made our way to the luxurious Hilton Hotel. Before dinner, we had a detailed trek briefing and we all walked away feeling excited and a tad nervous!
We took an early 30-minute flight to Poppndetta, then we had a bumpy 3-hour ride in a truck carrier to Kokoda. We inspected the Kokoda museum, monuments and memorials, before meeting our wonderful porters. At this time, we didn’t realise how much we would need and value the porters over the next 8 nights.
After lunch, we started the 96km Kokoda Trek. Shortly after walking through the famous Kokoda arches, the rain came down, but it certainly didn’t dampen our spirits! We trekked in wet and slippery conditions and arrived in camp at 5pm.
Throughout the next 8 days, the porters cooked up many delicious lunches and dinners. They also carried and set up our tents (or you could choose to sleep in a hut) and they entertained us with their singing at night time. The porters were truly amazing!
Every morning, Mick woke us up at 5am and yelled ‘packs on’ at 6am. The porters sang an inspirational war cry, which lifted our mood after the early wake-up call. Most nights we were ready for bed by 8.30pm, however not everybody managed to get a good nights sleep!
Along the trek, we visited many memorial sites, inspected Japanese and Australian trenches and ammunition dumps. We paid our respects at the Isurava War Memorial, we looked out over the Myola airfield where food drops occurred, we walked to Mount Bellamy (the highest point on the track) and we trekked along Mission Ridge and Brigade Hill (scene of a ferocious battle). Each day, we loved listening to Mick tell us stories of the battles that took place and the inspirational stories of our Australian soldiers.
We camped in the local villages where we witnessed first-hand their modest living conditions. Day 6 of the trek was a highlight for us as we thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed our cultural rest day in Menari. We participated in a number of activities including: a visit to the local school, we planted some trees, the students built a stretcher from scratch and we played volleyball and touch rugby with and against our porters and students from other schools. In the evening, the village children sang songs and we presented them with gifts we bought from home.
On average, we trekked for approximately 6 to 7 hours per day. The terrain was tough; steep uphill climbs were usually followed by going downhill which was just as challenging. Once again though, our porters were there to help us along the way and to stop us from falling so much! For a few of the days, we were lucky enough to enjoy some refreshing swims in the rivers which we all looked forward to.
Our last day of trekking consisted of a number of really steep hills that seemed to go on forever. The track was muddy and slippery at times and we walked through lots of river crossings. We finally reached Owers Corner and walked through the long awaited arches as a group. On the way back to Port Moresby, we visited the Bomana War Cemetery where we paid homage to all the brave men who lost their lives on the track.
After a long, warm shower, we celebrated our achievement with the porters back at the Hilton Hotel. Sadly, it was then time to say goodbye to our porters who have helped us some much over our journey. The following morning, Mick and his main PNG porter (Mudman) waved us off at the airport where we headed home after experiencing a memorable and rewarding 9 days on the Kokoda Track.
On behalf of Saint Ignatius College, I would like to sincerely thank Mick O’Malley and his support staff: Leigh Howlett (our paramedic), Bruce Dunlop and Pete Murphy, and the 18 local porters. Thank you for helping us and entertaining us along the track!
For more information regarding the Kokoda Trip, please come to the overseas launch night which will be held at the College on Wednesday the 14th August.
Tuesday 30th July
Saint Ignatius: 19.11.125 defeated CSEN: 2.3.15
There was plenty of motivation for both schools heading into the quarter finals of the Herald Sun Football Competition.
Playing against a representative team from the Christian School Education Network (CSEN), the boys needed to impose themselves early in the game to set the scene.
Under perfect weather conditions, it was Saint Ignatius who made the most of it’s opportunities in front of goal to produce a solid four quarters of football to secure the opportunity to play in the semi-finals of the Herald Sun Country Shield competition.
Throughout the game, contested football was aplenty but with better ball use, creating space and with the use of our outside runners, Saint Ignatius proved to be too strong on the day.
There were a number of key performers for Saint Ignatius, with Kobe Annand’s performance securing him the best on ground honours and being awarded the Jimmy Bartel medal.
Teammate Ben Gillians was also instrumental up forward, kicking 7 goals. Other players who contributed towards the win for Saint Ignatius were Mitchell Clarke, Jarvis Durbidge, Jack Preece, Flynn Young and Nicholas Ash.
The team will play in the semi-final at Trevor Barker Oval in Sandringham on Wednesday 4th September.
Thank you to the parents and staff who made the effort to support the team at Chirnside Park in Werribee (VFL Ground).
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Philp (Sports Coordinator), who is always supportive and does an exceptional job in organising all sporting events for the College, Michael Timms (Acting Principal) for his support during the day, Max Kos (Runner) and Leah Du Vallon (Sports Trainer).
The Herald Sun Competition allows our boys to showcase their talents and to be potentially recognised by talent identification personal. Thanks to Michael Keem (National School Programs Coordinator) from AFL House for securing the professional venues and for coordinating our game.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated and represented the College.
Joe McLean Year 12 Coordinator
These innovative single evening programs are part of some special transition events that we offer our Year 7 and 8 students and they are happening here in our school community during the last weeks of August.
The programs have a whole range of memorable moments that include carefully guided interactions with other fathers and students. Fathers will emerge from the night reassured and impressed by the way our students are able to speak up and share insights about their lives. And be assured that the night is fun too…full of activities and conversations that will make us smile.
Year 8 Fathers and Sons Evening
Tuesday 20 August 2019
To register please: Visit the link http://bit.ly/SICG-2019
She is growing up and the opportunity to reflect on the joys and challenges of this time in your life and her life, is one not to be missed. This is a special night for the girls as they witness the fathers discussing the importance of their role.
Year 7 Fathers and Daughters Evening
Thursday 22 August 2019
To register please: Visit the link http://bit.ly/SICG-2019
Registration helps with our activity planning for the sessions. If you have any other enquiries, please call Reception on (03) 5251 1136
Location: St Thomas Church, Peninsula Drive, Drysdale - 6.45pm for a 7.00pm Start (finish by 9.15pm)
For more details see attached flyer.
On Tuesday last week, a group of Year 7s went to the Geelong Cats footy club to learn about cyberbullying and how to stay safe online.
It was apart of a program founded by Geelong Cats player Corey Enright, called Cyber Cats. Cyber Cats was founded to teach teens that what happens online isn’t always compliments and love.
Over the course of the day, we learned about cyberbullying, what it is and what to do if you are ever put in a situation where you are getting bullied online. It was a really interesting day and the people running it gave us some really useful information and some great tips on how we can stay safe on the web.
It was an overall great experience and it just got better when everyone got to do a Q and A with Tom Atkins and Rocky Cranston. It was a very enjoyable experience and we are very grateful for the experience.
Meg Swinton, Caitlin Berriman, and Amy Lawson.
Our students were even lucky enough to be filmed by the Channel 9 team who showed a segment on their news program on Wednesday 24th July. It is still accessible on the 9Now website.
Thank-you to all of the students involved in the day and to Olivia Whitehead from our Wellbeing team for organising and attending.
The students were wonderful ambassadors of our College and will use their knowledge to make a presentation at the next year level assembly.
Ms Leonie O’Brien
Overall Saint Ignatius College Immersion and Trip information.
St Thomas Church, Wednesday August 14th at 7.00pm
Followed by displays and information about each trip including Saint Ignatius College staff and representatives from our travel partner companies (in rooms M 1, M 2 and M 3 in the McKillop Centre).
Last Wednesday evening at St Thomas Church, Senior College students and their parents/guardians were treated to 'An Evening with Tom Lonergan,' with a theme focussing on achieving success through adversity.
Tom spoke about his challenges in his football career, and how he applied resilience to achieve his ultimate goal, before concluding with a lengthy Q and A session.
It was a wonderful evening, and it is hoped that students will feel inspired and driven to apply this sense of resilience and determination to their academic studies and future endeavours.
Elana Cole Companions Coordinator
Unit 4 Semester 2 Progress Conferences
Parent/student/teacher progress conferences will be held for all Unit 4 VCE students as well as Senior VCAL students next Thursday August 8th from 4pm to 8.30pm. These will be conducted in the Mackillop Centre at the College. Rooms M01 – M04 will be used for VCE conferences and M09 for VCAL conferences.
Bookings for these conferences can be made via the Parent Portal on Xuno from 3pm Thursday August 1st up until Wednesday August 7th at 12noon.
A letter outlining these conferences was emailed to all parents on Monday July 29th and does provide further detail regarding their purpose and expectations.
We strongly encourage all parents, guardian and students to access these conferences as these have been timed to optimise key feedback prior to the final SACs and end of year examinations in VCE Units 3/ 4 subjects.
In the case of senior VCAL, it is equally important for students, parents and guardians to attend these conferences as it is an opportunity for VCAL teachers to share practical strategies and advice related to preparation for the remaining competencies to be met and also in relation to the transition of your daughter/son post school.
Should there be any further inquiries related to these conferences, please contact VCE Coordinator, Mr Michael Brown [firstname.lastname@example.org] or Ms. Kirsty Allan, VCAL Coordinator [email@example.com] to have these matters promptly resolved.
Year 9 & 10 Subject Information Expo
This combined subject information evening will be held next Wednesday August 7th from 7pm to 8.30pm. As detailed in the Care Monkey letter forwarded to parents and guardians in both levels on Monday July 29th, there will be two separate presentations complemented by an opportunity to ask questions of individual learning area leaders who oversee a range of subjects offered at both levels.
The Year 9 parents and guardians will gather in S1-3 at 7pm where an introduction will be provided by Mr. Joe Pannuzzo, Year 9 Coordinator prior to moving to the Gym at 7-45pm for a formal presentation regarding the features of the 2020 learning program at that level.
Year 10 parents and guardians will initially assemble in the Gym at 7pm for a formal overview of the Senior Pathways offered at the College before moving to S1-6 at 7-40pm to follow up with specific inquiries to be addressed by relevant learning area leaders.
Please note that there will be an opportunity to learn more about the 2020 VCAL pathway in S7 from 7.50pm that same evening for parents, guardian and students keen to know more about what that pathway entails.
We look forward to meeting you on that evening and ask that you indicate your ability to attend via Care Monkey if you have not already done so.
Mrs. Annette Chidzey Deputy Principal [Learning and Teaching]
Congratulations to Zoe Walter and William Towart (pictured with Deputy Principal – Mrs Annette Chidzey) on their recent appointments as Year 7 SRC representatives.
Anthony Gravener Student Leadership Development Coordinator
Last week ex-student Billy Dando (pictured) was invited to share with our current Year 12 students his experiences at University and provide some advice to students around course selections. Billy is in the final stages of completing his four-year Bachelor of Construction Management (Honors) degree at Deakin University.
Billy decided on Deakin University because it was close to home and the course had everything he was looking for and currently he employed with Civilex as a Site Engineer (as part of his degree). Following a well- deserved holiday in South America, Billy is hoping to remain at Civilex as he ventures into fulltime work. Billy’s long-term goal is to work towards a Project Management role - which may also include further studies.
Current Year 12 students were then provided with an overview of the VTAC process (the application process to obtain a place at University and some TAFE courses) as well as other relevant information. With University and TAFE Open Days happening in August, this was a timely presentation to students who are considering their plans for 2020 and beyond.
All students in Year 12 are encouraged to book a time with the Careers Counsellor to discuss options and plans as they prepare for this next stage of their life.
Mr. Bruce Connor Work and Further Education Coordinator
Third term is known to be a very busy term in the performing arts department. This year is certainly no exception.
Each day students are attending the many dance, acting, band and choir rehearsals that are run during our recesses and lunchtimes. Many of our talented students are also rehearsing during lunch times, afterschool and Sunday afternoons for our college production “School of Rock” which will be held in September.
There will be more information on this show in the next newsletter.
I am always so impressed by the students’ dedication to their music making, acting or dancing and I am very thankful to have so many outstanding performing arts teachers working at our college.
Mrs Linda Pape
Tuesday August 6th 2019 at GPAC Drama Theatre 7pm.
To book tickets go to GPAC: Find a Show: www.gpac.org.au/find-a-show/
Saint Ignatius College showcases the College instrumental and vocal ensembles, bands, duets and solos.
This annual concert displays the dedication and talent of our amazing students and music staff!
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $55
Approximate running time: 135 Minutes no interval.
Monday 12th August at 6.30pm at the Potato Shed.
Showcasing our student's talents and songs to parents and friends of the College.
You will hear our Vocal Ensembles, Duets and Solos perform a range of musical styles from Country & Western, Pop, Musical Theatre to Classical.
We are so proud of the enthusiasm and vocal development of our students this year.
Come along and be inspired - “Music is Food for the Soul” .
August 15th 7 to 8pm in the Saint Ignatius College Art Gallery.
The evening’s title is ‘Daring Greatly’ which is a topic inspired by a speech given by the American President, Theodore Roosevelt and more recently a re-created quote by author Brene Brown, who also published her latest best seller titled ‘Daring Greatly’.
Brene was inspired to write this novel after being shamed online for being openly vulnerable. Students have been challenged to think about just what ‘Daring Greatly’ is to them.
This presentation will run for approximately an hour and will conclude with a supper.
Performance is an important aspect of Public Speaking, and this evening will be a wonderful opportunity for them to showcase the skills they have acquired over the year.
Performers from the Junior Concert Band and the Intermediate Symphonic Winds are performing at the Geelong Schools Movement and Music Festival on the 13th of August.
We look forward to the event with great anticipation as our ensembles share in the opportunity of performing at regional events at a world class venue.
Tickets are $5 per person (children under 2 free, sitting on lap) and can be purchased on-line from www.gpac.org.au, by phone on 03 5225 1200 or in person at GPAC box office.'
Special congratulations to Year 11 music student Sarah Bensted. Sarah (pictured in the Gallery with her award) is presently studying VCE music and taking flute lessons with Mrs Sally Hobbs.
Last weekend, Sarah participated in the Victorian Band Solo League Championship. Sarah won first place for the Junior Woodwind section with her flute recital.
Sarah will be performing a solo at our annual Instrumental evening on Tuesday August 6th at GPAC.
If you were part of the 'Class of 2014' cohort please join us for the 'Class of 2014' 5 Year reunion which will be held on Friday September 6th.
Venue: Geelong Hotel Rooftop, 69 Yarra Street, Geelong
Time: 7.00pm until late
Ticket cost: $20 (includies finger food and DJ). Drinks at bar prices
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A PDF of our Canteen Price List can be downloaded here
Starting August 5th
B. Brinfield, E. Carpenter, L. Hamilton, Needed
S. Easton, L. Tigani, M. Jackson, R. Harris
D. Worrall, L. Vella, Needed, Needed
L. Eastwood, C. Swinton, Needed, Needed
T. Dowd-Hamilton, S. McKay, Needed, Needed
Starting August 12th
E. Musella, T. McMurray, Needed, Needed
M. Dunstan, S. Crawley, C. Duncan, Needed
K. James, S. Peters, C. Whitworth, L. Vella
M. White, N. Lowther, L. Eastwood, Needed
J. Rogers, Needed, Needed, Needed
If unable to attend, please make sure you get a replacement.
Sandra Woodall Tel: 0417 050 258
Big Night Out (Guys & Gals) - Fashion Show Fundraiser
Spread the News – Tell Your Friends
Friday October 18 – 6.30pm arrival (glass of champagne on arrival); 7.00pm start.
Venue: Pioneer Room - St Mary’s Parish Centre - 150 Yarra St, Geelong
Put this date in your diary!!
We are once again organizing our fun fashion night, but this time for for guys and gals, to make it even more fun. We have teamed up with Montana’s Fashion and Accessories – Portarlington – and are planning a fun night out for all. Keep your eye out for full details. We will keep you informed of where and when you can purchase tickets.
Tickets will be $12 each, and ticket price can be redeemed with any purchase (*one per transaction)
Become part of the Parents and Friends’ Association
We invite you to join the Saint Ignatius College Parents and Friends' Association- whether it be attending our monthly meetings, helping out at fundraising events , you can receive some up to date information on events coming up at and around the college by emailing your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents and Friends’ Meeting for August 2019
Please come and join us on Tuesday August 13th at 7.00pm in the Food Tech Rooms.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Email your details to us at: email@example.com
Even if you can’t make it to the monthly meetings, but think you might be able to be on call to help at the different things we are involved in, please get in touch with us.
The Uniform Shop
Please note that Uniform shop will be open every second Wednesday from 2pm to 4 pm.
Opening dates for this term are:
Term 2 Dates are:
Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on Thursday September 19.
The Uniform Shop will be open during this time for your convenience.
If you are able to assist and help us out at this time, or can volunteer for the regular Uniform Shop open times, we would love to hear from you!
Please email Samantha (Sam) Wells firstname.lastname@example.org Training is provided.
Entertainment Book – (2019/2020)
Please help support Saint Ignatius College by purchasing an Entertainment.
Books are for sale at the College Office or you can email Sandi Clark email@example.com
Open Days a really good opportunity to explore the campus and get a feel for the university or tertiary institution. There are lectures held for the courses of interest and explainations of what you might be studying and how to apply for the course. It is also an opportunity to meet staff and current students and get a feel for the institution you would like to attend.
A list of the VTAC Open days for 2019 can be viewed here:
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There are leaders in all walks of life. In business, at school, in families, in sport and in the wider community your young person will have the opportunity to lead others. Your young person may have many individual attributes that will enable them to lead but, to be truly successful, they also need to develop the appropriate mindset.
Put others first
Effective leaders generally act in the best interest of others. When a young person focuses on how they can work for the good of others he or she is well-placed to lead. You can develop a benefit mindset in the following ways:
A willingness to step up
Situational leadership opportunities are everywhere such as leading a small group learning activity at school; coaching a local basketball team; and taking extra responsibility in a part-time job. Encourage your young person to accept responsibility, take initiative and claim ownership when things don’t go to plan.
The ability to speak up
A young person with a leadership mindset is more likely to put aside self-doubts about speaking in front of others. Encourage your young person to speak in front of others by:
An attitude of inclusiveness
Leaders can only be truly successful when they include others in their activities. Develop an attitude of inclusiveness by encouraging your young person to:
Leadership is as much about mindset as it is about skill development. When you encourage your young person to think We rather than Me, you’ll be on the road to developing an invaluable leadership mindset that they can take into a variety of situations.
Michael Grose, founder of Parenting Ideas, is one of Australia’s leading parenting educators. He’s the author of 10 books for parents including Thriving! and the bestselling Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It, and his latest release Spoonfed Generation: How to raise independent children.
Local Community and Sporting groups you may be interested in.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
A journey of Faith – we are all on this journey and we are on it together!
And we encourage, support, challenge, pray for one another – we can’t be Christians on our own we need a community to help us! Are you someone who may like to be part of this journey with us?
Have been encouraged by our priest, Fr Darien, or our Pastoral Assistant Sr Nola Morrissy, to learn about the Catholic Faith because your child is preparing for Holy Communion or Confirmation;
Want to know more about what your child is learning at the catholic school;
Are seeking to understand more about God’s place in your life;
Are looking for something to give more meaning to your life;
Want to belong to a community whose beliefs & values you want to know more about.
elowA leaflet entitled “RCIA, A Journey in Faith” is attached b and is also available from the school office.
Should you wish to talk to a member of the RCIA team, contact details can be obtained from the school office.
Please be in touch with Fr Darien on 5258 1673, or Sandra Gould on email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to know more – a friendly reception awaits you – no question is a ‘silly one’! An Enquiry Night will be held on Tues 20th August; if you wish to attend that night please contact Fr Darien or Sandra by the 13th August.
What's On in July at the Potato Shed!
The Potato Shed have a variety of performances to suit people of all ages. Please find attached the What’s On poster for events coming up in August. You are advised to book early as many events sell out.
City of Greater Geelong Free Parenting Program: 'Tuning into Teens'
Tuning into Teens is a six session program providing parents with a greater understanding of their teen’s emotional experiences while teaching specific skills that can assist in being supportive, empathic and staying connected with the young person.
Commences Tuesday July 23rd, 7pm to 9pm at Ariston House, 245-249 Pakington Street, Newtown.
See attached PDF for more details.
Did your Year 7 students miss their vaccines at school?
See the list below of Immunisation Centres and Hours:
Belmont Community Health Centre
Barwon Health 1-17 Reynolds Road, Belmont, 3216.
(Please note that this is the Barwon Health building, not the Maternal Child Health building)
Wednesday morning (Appointment only) 9 am - 12.30pm
Open sessions (No appointment required) Wed and Friday afternoons 1.30pm - 4.45pm
Saturday morning (Appointment only) 08.30am – 12.15pm
Corio Community Health Centre
Barwon Health 2 Gellibrand St, Corio, 3214.
Every Wednesday 9.30am - 11.45am (No appointment required)
245 Pakington St, Newtown, 3220.
1st Friday of each month 9.30am -11.45am (No appointment required)
Ocean Grove - Boorai Centre (behind Aquatic Centre)
4-50 Shell Rd, Ocean Grove, 3226.
2nd and 4th Friday of each month 9.30am -11.45am (No appointment required)
Newcomb Library meeting room (upstairs)
Corner Wilsons Rd & Bellarine Highway, Newcomb, 3219.
1st and 3rd Friday of each month 9.30 – 11.45am (No appointment required)
Bell Park Parish
Holy Family 147 Separation St, Bell Park, VIC 3215
Sunday: 8.00am, 9.30am, 11.00am Croatian, 12.15pm Slovenian 2nd Sunday Only
Ss Peter & Paul’s Cnr Mercer & Malone St, Geelong West, VIC 3218
Saturday: 5.00pm Vigil
Holy Spirit Cnr Bostock Ave & Nambool St, Manifold Heights, VIC 3218
St Bernard’s 74 Fryers Rd, Belmont, VIC 3216
Sunday: 9.00am, 10.30am
Saturday: 6.30pm Vigil
Corio and Lara Parish
St Francis Xavier 143 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Corio, VIC 3214
Saturday: 7.00pm Vigil
St Anthony’s Kees Road, Lara, VIC 3212
St Thomas Peninsula Drive, Drysdale, VIC 3222
St Patrick’s 10 - 14 Harding St, Portarlington, VIC 3223
St Phillip & St James 1345 Murraduc Rd, St Leonards, VIC 3223
Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil
Lumen Christi 66 Kensington Road, Leopold, VIC 3224
St Mary of the Angels Basilica 150 Yarra St, Geelong, VIC 3220
Sunday: 7.30am, 9.30am, 11.00am, 12.15pm Polish, 5.30pm
Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil
Grovedale, Anglesea and Torquay Parish
Nazareth 10 Griffith St, Grovedale, VIC 3216
St Therese’s 43a Surfcoast Highway, Torquay, VIC 3228
St Christopher’s 72 Bingley Parade, Anglesea, VIC 3230
Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil
St Joseph’s 28 Lawler St, Meredith, VIC 3333
Sunday: 11.00am Alternate Sunday
Sacred Heart 70 Hamilton Highway, Inverleigh, VIC3321
Sunday: 9.00am except last Sunday of the month when it will be at Bannockburn gymnasium
St Brigid’s 2439 Ballan Road, Anakie, VIC 3221
Sunday: 11.00am Alternate Sunday
St John the Baptist 4 Harding St, Winchelsea, VIC 3230
Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil
St John the Evangelist 24 High Street, Bannockburn, VIC 3331
Sunday: 9.00am Mass in the Stadium last Sunday of the month
Holy Family 101 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads 3227
Saturday: 6.00 pm
Our Lady Star of the Sea 68 John Dory Drive, Ocean Grove 3226
Sunday: 9.00 am
Holy Trinity 34 Stevens Street, Queenscliff 3225
Sunday: 11:00 am