Welcome to the new school year!
I welcome all families to the new school year at Saint Ignatius and welcome you to the first fortnightly College Newsletter. I trust you will find this publication very informative, interesting and helps you feel better connected to College life throughout the year.
After the period of preparation for the beginning of a new school year, I along with my colleagues were excited and pleased to welcome our students back to school. Last Monday 1,314 students, including 250 new Year 7 students and 17 new students across other year levels, commenced the 2019 academic year. Each year the number of College enrolments increases. Last year’s beginning of year enrolment number was 1,279. We are well planned for this growth and ready for a great new year of learning.
As well as many new students, there are twelve new staff members and five returning from leave. Welcome to:
Mr Jason Broadbear Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader & Teacher
Ms Emily Caleo Maths & Science Teacher
Ms Emma Cuthill English & Religious Education Teacher
Ms Kate Kearney Food Technology Teacher
Ms Jennifer Peters Assistant Business Manager
Mr Brenton Reid Digital Technology Learning Area Leader & Teacher
Ms Latasha Slocombe Science & Biology Teacher
Mr Michael Tod English & Religious Education Teacher
Ms Lisa Turner Learning Support Officer
Ms Rhea Walker Theatre Studies & Drama Teacher
Ms Olivia Whitehead Student Wellbeing Coordinator
Ms Belinda Wilson Art Teacher (Term One)
Ms Heather Davis Religious Education Teacher
Mr Peter Grull Maths & Science Teacher
Ms Allison Hill Health & Physical Education & Science Teacher
Ms Michelle Santuccione English & Drama Teacher
Ms Narelle Spencer Indonesian & Humanities Teacher
A complete 2019 College Staff list is available here:
All reports indicate a very good start to the academic year. I recognise the effort parents have gone to in preparing their daughter/son to commence the new year on a well organised and positive note. I acknowledge the work my colleagues, teachers and school officers, have done to ensure we have begun well. I encourage high expectations for students and affirm the effort they will have put in to set themselves up for a smooth start to the year.
Our first major event, a full school assembly will be held tomorrow morning. I invite all parents and friends of the College to attend this assembly. Please report to the school office at 8:50 am so a seat can be organized for you before the 9 am commencement in the College Gym.
Full School Assemblies are a significant and vital aspect of our community’s and in particular, our students’, school experience. Parents and special guests are also invited to attend assemblies. Each assembly has a primary focus. There will be seven assemblies this year:
A significant positive influence on student outcomes is parental involvement in and support of school programs. Over the last few years, there has been a high attendance of parents at our Information Evenings, and I want to encourage this to remain as part of our community’s support of an active learning culture for our students.
Parents are also most welcome to attend school events this term as follows:
Parents helping their children succeed at school
With the commencement of the new year, I provide the following thoughts from “Principal’s Digests” (Volume 19 Number 4) to support parents as they contemplate their approach to helping their daughter/son have a successful school year. In most cases these points may just reinforce what many parents already do among many other effective ways of supporting their child.
“Let your child see you making mistakes."
Parents are their child’s first teacher and their lifetime teacher. Part of being a lifetime teacher is teaching your child how to deal with making mistakes. When you make mistakes, let them see that you can deal with it so they will know you can move on easily.
Use e-mail to keep in touch.
E-mail is a great way to reach your child’s teacher without having to play phone tag. E-mail is great for teachers because they can have a record of a conversation or print things out to put in a student’s file as a reminder. If parents are hearing where their students are struggling, they should feel comfortable talking to the teacher about it. Teachers want to know when students need more help. It’s essential that there’s much positive communication going back and forth - from “your child did a great job today” to hear that students are talking at home about what they’ve learned in school.
Don’t tell your child that you weren’t good at maths.
Parents might feel intimidated by the thought of helping children with their maths homework, especially in the upper grades. Never say, “It’s okay, I’ve always been bad at maths, too”. You would never say that about reading. Maths is here to serve you, not to trip you up. It’s here to make life easier, and a lot of that can start at home with parents showing that they’re not intimidated by numbers. Try to relate it to daily activities, whether it’s calculating statistics at a sporting event or working out the cost of groceries. Capitalise on those day-to-day things where maths comes up rather than drilling children on maths facts. That way you’re really engaging them and letting them see how what they’re learning matters in life.
Get organised with a colour-coded system
Older students are expected to be more independent and manage their assignments themselves, but as they transition from primary school, they can find it hard to keep track of everything. Try using colour-coordinated folders and notebooks to help students keep their material for different subjects organised.
Check their homework, and then ask them to explain it to you
It’s not enough to just get the answers right. To make sure your children aren’t guessing or spitting back memorised information, ask them to explain what they did and why. Even if parents don’t understand quite what the student has done, you know that the child has completed the task. If the child has actually to explain what they’re doing it lets the parent know their child’s level of understanding and also helps the child learn more deeply.
Don’t compare your child with others
This applies to all children but is especially crucial for students who have learning disabilities or other special needs. Don’t put pressure on the child to be just like the child down the street. There’s no such thing as the child that’s like every other child. Every child is different. They all have strengths and weaknesses, they all have talents and challenges.
Help your child make connections to literature
To help your child get the most out of books, focus on problem-solving, social skills and life experience.
For instance, take your children to the zoo (life experience). Teach them to ask an adult for help (problem-solving) or to hold the door for others (social skills). With an arsenal of these skills in place, they will be able to relate their own life experiences to those of book characters, improving their comprehension. If they don’t have these life experiences, and we ask them to make deeper connections to literature, it can be hard for them.
Middle school and high school are not the time to take a more hands-off approach
Just because your children are getting older doesn’t mean it’s time to put them on auto-pilot. This is the point in their lives when they’re trying to sort out who they are. Peer pressure is intense, and their connectedness to school can wane. When drugs, bullying, peer pressure and skipping class become more rampant, that’s when your teenagers really need you, your support and wisdom and your rules and values. Remember they are always looking out the corner of their eye to see what you are thinking and how you are reacting. You show them how an adult deals with life.
Don’t do everything for your child
Sometimes it’s faster to do things yourself than wait for your child to complete a task. However, by doing everything for them, you’re not preparing them to take care of themselves. If your child is having trouble with something, such as organising his backpack, stand next to him and have him do it while you talk him through the process. This goes for time management as well. Parents can empower their children to think for themselves and be more responsible for themselves. They need to figure out: How do I juggle all of the activities and classes but not have to rely on Mum and Dad to step in?
Ask about your child’s day
Stay involved in your child’s education. Even small things, like asking children what they did in school, can be the difference between a child who unplugs at the end of the day and one who continues thinking about what was learned. If a student goes home and everyone says one thing they did that day, repeating it to anyone else in the house will help them remember it. If they say, ‘I don’t remember’ or ‘I don’t know,’ ask them something specific: ‘What did you do in science today,’ something that will get them talking about what they have learned.”
We are looking forward to a rewarding year as we work together to nurture the growth and development of our students.
Best wishes for 2019,
Michael Exton Principal
A new year has begun!
Welcome back and for those new to our community welcome. I trust that the first few days of school have been positive for you and every member of our College. I know that the students have started very well and are adjusting to new classes, course and expectations. This is such vibrant and happy time of the school year.
Although so positive I also know that we are in the ‘honeymoon period’. By the time we get to week four many of use (staff, students and parents) find that the energy can drop off and that we can retreat into safer ‘old’ behaviours or outlooks. Change is challenging and we often find it hard to maintain the focus long enough to bring about long term reform. Often in education we see students enter the year exceptionally well and then by the end of the first term see this energy wain. When this happens students often falter and go back to safer behaviours or attitudes.
As adults we as parents are similar. We being a new year with so many goals. By the time the first month of work and family life has ended most of the things we determined to change or work towards have fallen by the wayside.
The problem of wanting to go back to what is safe and easy is not new. In the early Church we read of Christians who wanted to go back to their old beliefs. Exodus is the ongoing story of Moses encountering this problem over forty years.
In considering the difficulty of change I would like to offer a parable of sorts. There was a Spanish Captain called Hernán Cortés who in 1519 landed at Veracruz, Mexico. On landing his troops refused to follow him into the unknown. They were rightly fearful of this strange land and its aggressive inhabitants. Cortés responded to these fears by opening the barrels of rum on the beach and when all were accounted for signed to his trusted leaders, who remained the ships. At his signal they burnt the ships! Cortés is recorded as saying to his men at this moment, “If we go back, we will go back on their ships!”.
This is truly an amazing story. In considering the story its worth thinking about the men who sat on the shore watching their only link to home burn before them. Their desire to stay on the ships and return to safety is natural. They did not want to go back to the ships because they were so luxurious. In reality they were dirty and prone to disease. The food was poor at best and the work they had to do was very hard. But it was a link to the past and a chance to return to what was safe and known.
What Cortés did changed their lives and in fact world history. Burning the ships is an excellent image for us to being the year with and may well help us achieve long term and ongoing change. We can apply this image to our school/work life, our personal relationships and in our relationship with God.
Take a moment to reflect upon your life at this present moment and the changes you hope to make this year. Then determine the choices that need to be made to achieve each of these goals. Then burn the ships! Remove the opportunity to return to what is safe. In doing so you will find that when the commitment wains or the energy drops you can still move forward.
Consistency is the key to change. A little bit often, combined with a commitment to a goal ensures success. By also ‘burning the ships’ you cannot go back. This is always a good thing. We were made for growth. We only become whom God knows us to be if reflect upon how we can be more and give more if we push on.
I would also like to note that at our combined Geelong Secondary School staff Mass at St Bernard’s, our Auxiliary Bishop Mark Edwards offered the homily. He encouraged us as teachers and support staff to, "Do ordinary things with great hope". This advice supports the actions of Cortés. If we refuse to go back to the ordinary and what is safe, and seek to reach our goals by making progress with hope the commitment will not waiver. This year make change with the hope that you can achieve anything you set your mind to in the presence of Our Lord. Our hope is found in Him.
As you enter into this new year I pray that you will find the time to reflect upon your life, discern what is best for you and those around you and that with courage and faith in God you apply the logic of Cortés in your life. In doing so you will find the fullness of life offered to you by the only person whom this fullness can be found in – Jesus.
Yours in Christ,
Brendan Nicholls Liturgy Coordinator
“The more you Read, the more Things you will know. The more that you Learn, the more Places you’ll go” Dr Seuss
The WIRED Literacy Program is an initiative, between Literacy, Information Learning Centre (ILC), and English, introduced , weekly, into Year 7 and 8 in 2018. This year the Year 9’s will be participating fortnightly in the WIRED program. The program has been adapted from St Patrick’s College, Ballarat model in which students are encouraged to read for pleasure, not for marks.
Teachers will also be modeling reading. Teachers are strongly encouraged to read young adult fiction alongside the students. A benefit of this, is discussion can happen around people reading the same or similar novels of their own choosing. Another benefit of the program is students being involved in short activities to share their reading experiences, encouraging students to read for pleasure and create a ‘reading culture’ within our College. As has been advocated through countless studies, reading success is one of the best predictors of potential achievement in all aspects of life. By focusing on this vital skill, we hope to see long lasting positive outcomes for our students’ literacy skills across all curriculum areas and in life.
The Aim of WIRED:
Students will be ably assisted by the ILC staff to ensure they are reading novels that interest them and are age and reading level appropriate. We encourage parents/ guardians to ask their child about the program, talk to them about their book choices, what they are reading, offer appropriate suggestions, read what your child is reading or just read some young adult fiction. Parent modeling reading is just as important as teachers modeling reading.
Students will keep a reading log (this is in their student planner) which will be monitored as well as setting reading goals and reflecting on these goals and their time in WIRED. We strongly encourage all students to continue to reading outside of the WIRED class.
Jane Alexander (Literacy Coordinator)
Leonie Stephenson (Information Learning Centre Coordinator)
Gemma Etherington (English Learning Area Leader)
The Saint Ignatius College Senior School Expo is on Monday 18th of February starting at 7pm at the College. The Senior Expo Night is all about choice, helping you to get the information you most require without having to sit through areas that may not relate to your daughter or son.
Each Year Level will conduct a session to begin the evening. You must select the Year Level your daughter or son is currently completing and attend this session first. All Year Level sessions will begin at 7.00pm. At the conclusion of this presentation parents / guardians will then attend two workshops that are specific to their needs. Refer to the attachment for detailed descriptions of each workshop.
All bookings for each session must be made through CareMonkey, Year 10, 11 & 12 parents / guardians should have received this notification yesterday. There will be a number limit for each session. Please ensure you record the workshops that you have selected.
The PDF for the Expo program can be viewed below. We look forward to seeing you there.
Mr Michael Timms
I would like to welcome you back to a new school year and announce some significant changes in Religious Education at the College. I hope that the following is exciting and informative as you continue guiding your son/daughter in their studies.
Parents will be emailed an overview of each unit. The email will outline the major themes, learning outcomes and where the learning will be further developed in the future. This initiative I will assist you as you help your child in their home study and enable you to initiate conversations at home.
Catholic Education Melbourne (CEM) have released a revised curriculum framework which we are implementing from the beginning of the year across Years 7-10. The implementation of this framework has been planned to occur in a structured manner so that students will engage in shorter units. Each unit has been developed to connect content to the core beliefs of our community, the modern world and how faith may critically be evaluated via the Pedagogy of Encounter. (A timeline of the units in semester one is attached to help you support the time management of your child)
Online Textbook (KWL)
The online textbook, To Know, Worship and Love (KWL), has been further improved and refined so that it reflects the new Curriculum Framework, the learning outcomes and will be the main source of information for all units. The textbook is very concise and may be used at home with your son/daughter to support with their studies. I encourage you to explore this resource with your son/daughter and hope you also find it of interest. Log in details have been emailed to your son/daughter and can be accessed immediately.
The College is implementing a new learning management tool called CANVAS in 2019. This will replace the ‘intranet’ and will become the platform from which courses are offered and documents are housed. The Religious Education Learning Area will begin using this system for all Year 7-10 courses.
CANVAS is an excellent tool for staff, students and parents as it offers key information, assessment tasks, discussions, quizzes, results and all required support material or internet links.
Due to the nature of VCE/VCAL units CANVAS is being rolled out in a more progressive manner. Units have been added and will be further developed as the semester develops. As noted above it’s an excellent resource for you as a parent.
Courses are being further refined in collaboration with key staff members and student projects (as they develop) to link their study to the ‘real world’. The overarching study design theme and outcomes remain unchanged.
Religion and Society
We again had very good results in 2019 and have two classes of Unit 3/4 (Y12) Religion and Society. Ms Andrea Dart is again the Team Leader for Y11, and Mr Paul Lewis and Ms Alicia Deak continue to collaborate to ensure the best course and outcomes for our students at Y12.
Year 12 School Based Religious Education
The course has been further refined over the summer break to focus upon the student’s growth and experiences in a Catholic community and how these factors have formed them. A key development is the awareness of the enormous amount of work required of students in the second half of Term 3.
The course for 2019 has been restructured so that ALL students in School Based Religious Education are offered the two periods of class time to support their VCAA studies as they head towards their exams. This change comes with a clear obligation for students to fully enter into the course and required assessment. I note that students may be required to use the class time ‘freed up’ in Term 3 to complete any work outstanding at the teacher’s discretion.
I trust you will be excited about these changes and I look forward to your support as we help your child(ren) become all that they can be – academically, socially and spiritually.
Brendan Nicholls Religious Education Learning Area Leader
Debating 2019 – for all year levels – please register your interest now
The DAV offers the opportunity to students in all year levels at schools in the Geelong Region to take part in Debating on the following evenings in 2019:
What is required of student participants at Saint Ignatius College:
All participants are assisted and supported with the preparation of their arguments and the rehearsal of their speeches. This ensures that students are equipped with the necessary skills and able to debate with confidence.
Any student who is willing to take up the challenge of Debating this year and who is prepared to make the commitment required is asked to have a parent or guardian express their interest by emailing Ms Andrea Dart: email@example.com. Expressions of interest close on Friday 8th February after which time the SICG Debating teams will be registered and organized. As the DAV organises both regional and metropolitan competitions which generally run from March through to August, it is necessary to register teams in February for the program to commence in May. We look forward to fielding junior and senior teams this year.
Ms Andrea Dart Debating Co-ordinator
Kara Bottrell (Class of 2014) recently completed her Bachelor of Teaching and Early Childhood Education graduating from Victoria University.
A picture of her special day is in the gallery of this item
Kara's proud mum, Meredith, passed on this message from the family:
"We would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Mr Lewis and all Kara teachers. Without the guidance of you all at this wonderful college ,her dreams wouldn’t be fulfilled."
Saint Ignatius College will be hosting a group of Indonesian students from Wednesday March 20th to Sunday March 24th and are looking for host families.
This a great experience for the whole family and Indonesian language is not necessary as the students can speak english.
For further information please call: Jan on 0400 364 148 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The attached PDF has more information
Starting February 11th
E. Musella, M. Burnett, C. Eltringham
M. Dunstan, L. Vella, S. Johnston, K. James
L. Sitlington, N. Condon, M. Favelle
M. White, L. Eastwood, M. Swinton
S. Jenbkins, K. Sobra, S. Cullen-Berriman, S. McKay, M. Walker, M. Grabowsley
Starting February 18th
E. Don, T. Smale, L. Grist, C. Kopec, B. Rees
S. Twaits, M. Jackson, K. Robinson, V. Durbidge, R. Morris, L. Tigani
D. Worrall, F. Cahill-Low, L. Vella
M. White, L. Eastwood, K. Valentine, J. Martino
S. Hammond, J. Rogers, E. Stokie, L. Grant, L.McElroy
If unable to attend, please make sure you get a replacement.
Sandra Woodall Tel: 0417 050 258
We Invite you to join the Saint Ignatius College Parents and Friends' Association.
New members are always warmly welcomed. Please email your details to us at: email@example.com
Our first Meeting for 2019 will be held on: Tuesday February 12th, 2019 – 7pm in the Food Tech Rooms.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Meetings start at 7.00pm and are generally held in the Food technology Centre, please check the newsletter for any changes
Looking For Volunteers. If you can help in the shop or on a specially scheduled day, or if you just require more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Every 2nd Wednesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Childhood bullying is an insidious behaviour that thrives on secrecy and adult acquiescence
The recent efforts by a father in Ohio, USA to hold his child accountable for bullying is commendable, even if the technique he used is questionable.
Matt Cox insisted that his ten year daughter walk eight kilometres each way to school for three days after she was banned from the school bus for bullying.
He posted a film of her walking to school on social media, which has drawn over 15 million viewers. Cox’s actions have drawn mixed responses from parents and professionals alike.
Let’s look at the filming and posting of a disciplinary measure to social media first. It’s a firm belief of the Parenting Ideas team that discipline works best when it’s a private matter between parents and their children, and not something shared with others.
Keep discipline private
Many kids feel uncomfortable when even their close family are aware of the discipline they are experiencing. The posting of the film on social media borders on the realms of humiliation, which probably wasn’t this father’s intention. Imagine thirty years ago if Cox’s parents had filmed an act of discipline involving their son and screening it as a short in movie theatres across the country. There would have been a public outcry about this invasion of privacy. Now thanks to social media posting of private matters is the new normal, which often goes unquestioned.
Parents should be encouraging their children to think very carefully before they post anything on social media as once the genie is out of the bottle it can’t be put back. This video could well come back to haunt his daughter in the years to come.
It’s laudable that this father wants to hold his daughter accountable for her actions rather than dismiss the behaviour as minor, or ‘just one of those things that happen.’ Too often parents excuse their children’s poor behaviour, or simply don’t take it seriously enough.
This father backed the actions of the bus driver, which were presumably endorsed by the school. Parent inaction over children’s inappropriate behaviour is a common frustration for many teachers and principals so I suspect knowledge of this dad’s actions would have been greeted by high fives by most of the staff at the girl’s school.
Reflection is a pre cursor to behaviour change so the fact that she walked to school gave her plenty of time to ponder on her actions. However this type of punishment doesn’t generally lead to a reduction in bullying in the long-term.
Relationship restoration is a key strategy used by many Australian schools that’s proving successful in changing bullying behaviour. Increasingly, kids who bully are expected to face up to their victims in safe, teacher-lead meetings. They are required to recall their actions and account for their behaviour. They also hear first hand the impact that their behaviour has had on the person they bullied, which is usually very confronting. This restorative justice method promotes real accountability as kids are expected to make amends in some way for the hurt that they have brought to the other person.
Research shows that many children who bully generally don’t identify with the impact of bullying, so hearing first hand how their behaviour impacts on others is more likely to create some empathy, and hopefully, a decrease in bullying.
Like any behaviour change method, restorative justice doesn’t work all the time. It needs to be applied in a calm, respectful way and it requires the support of the families of all children involved. This restorative justice method is less about seeking vengeance (‘you’ll get your come uppance’) and more about seeking justice for the person who is bullied (“do you feel safe and also that you’ve been heard?”) and achieving behavioural change from the child who bullies.
Use the restorative approach at home
Parents can practise this restorative approach in their families by encouraging a child to make amends if they’ve upset or been nasty to a brother or sister. ‘You mess up relationships, you make up relationships’ is a fabulous way for kids to take ownership of their anti-social behaviours. Again to be effective this method needs to be carried out in a safe, calm manner at a time when children and teenagers are likely to listen.
Childhood bullying requires a zero tolerance approach from parents, teachers and coaches if it is to be stamped out. The approach taken needs to be respectful to everyone involved; aimed at achieving justice and maintaining personal safety rather than seeking vengeance and gaining pay back; and stay firmly in the private rather public domain.
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.
Student bus travel availability – you can access of copy of a letter I wrote last year, and applies again this year, that clarifies arrangements for student bus travel to and from school where available, can be downloaded below or from the College’s website under 'Our School' and then 'Student Information' then 'Bus Information'
Information for Parents
Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government’s commitment to breaking the link between a student’s background and their outcomes.
Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)
School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great outdoors, excursion encourage a deeper understanding of how the world works and sports teach teamwork, discipline and leadership.
CSEF is provided by the Victoria Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.
If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.
The annual CSEF amount per student is:
For more details and how to apply for CSEF see the attached PDF.
Local Community and Sporting groups you may be interested in.
Plenary Council 2020
Catholic School Parents Victoria invites you to contribute to shaping the future of the Catholic Church in Australia.
"Listen to what the spirit is saying." A listening and dialogue session for Catholic school parents to be held February 26th 2019
10.30am to 12noon or 1.00pm to 2.30pm, Cardinal Knox Centre Cathedral Room, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne
Book online at: https//www.trybooking.com/book/event
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: www.leopoldlions.com.au Email: email@example.com
City of Greater Geelong Parenting Program
"Tuning into Teens"
Tuning into Teens is a sxi 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.
Group Parent Education Events: Barwon South Western Region Term 1 2019
Please attached PDF for the evnts being run for Term 1.
Surfside Waves Soccer Club Open Day
The Surfside Waves Soccer Club are holding an Open Day on Sunday February 24th from 2pm to 4pm.
Meet the Committee, your questions answered. All ages to attend to welcome the 2019 season.
Registrations open online at www.surfsidewaves.org
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
Sunday: 11.00am 2nd and 4th Sunday only
Saturday: 5.00pm Vigil
Holy Spirit Cnr Bostock Ave & Nambool St, Manifold Heights, VIC 3218
Sunday: 11.00am 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays only
Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil
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