It's not enough to just praise students for their hard work.
To encourage students to improve their performance, teachers and parents have been advised to praise effort more than achievement. However, for teenagers, it may not be enough just to praise hard work.
At our College, like most schools, we encourage a ‘growth mindset.’ We encourage a mindset where students think of their intelligence as something that can grow over time. This contrasts with a fixed mindset that believes you are born with talents and innate gifts. Everyone is a mixture of both mindsets. Our mindset mixture evolves with our experiences.
Promotion of a growth mindset to improve learning stems from the work of Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Standford University. In “Harvard Business Review”, 13th Jan., 2016, Prof Dweck explains, “Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning.”
Professor Dweck warns against the misconception that a growth mindset is just about praising and rewarding effort. She affirms that outcomes do matter and unproductive effort is never a good thing. Professor Dweck says, “It’s critical to reward not just effort but learning and progress and to emphasise the processes that yield these things, such as seeking help from others, trying new strategies, and capitalizing on setbacks to move forward effectively. In all of our research, the outcome — the bottom line — follows from deeply engaging in these processes.”
During the teenage years, students can find it challenging to apply themselves to their studies. Sarah Sparks in “Education Week” 27th March 2018 points out that for adolescents, only praising effort can backfire. Sarah Sparks explains this as follows. “We really admire people who are effortless achievers; they just ‘get maths’ or ‘get science’ without having to work too hard. When adolescents are told to work harder, they may wonder why they’re being told that when some of their classmates put in less work and still do well. Maybe the person being told to work harder isn’t smart!”
To more effectively encourage and promote our students’ learning, teachers and parents need to praise the development of other strategies along with effort too, such as persistence and tapping into the strategies and examples of classmates and mentors; those who appear to be effortless achievers. In this way, we will encourage our students to better see learning challenges as an opportunity for growth and development rather than a reflection of inadequacy or an opportunity to look bad.
In supporting our students on their learning journey, it is important for us as parents and teachers to consider how our students currently view learning and themselves as learners. We also need to consider what we are doing to promote and model growth mindsets ourselves as well as discern what we might be able to do better to encourage greater persistence and perseverance amongst them as they strive for the ‘Magis.’
What sort of learners do we want to develop?
I want us to encourage and support the development of growth mindsets for our students. This will better move us toward realising our College mission that seeks to develop lifelong, persistent and curious learners.
Michael Exton Principal
St Ignatius was a dreamer! He spent much of his time in contemplation. He considered many things, but in particular he focused on God. The word contemplation is often used in the Ignatian context and indicates thinking that leads to a plan of some kind. For Ignatius his time at Manresa culminated in the journaling of his Spiritual Exercises. As we explore the life of St Ignatius and come to know him more it prompts us to consider a change in the phraseology as Ignatius in fact often did not enter into meditation or contemplation as we define it today. Therefore, what word or phrase might be used to encapsulate the wonder and joy his ‘contemplation’ consisted of. I think the term ‘day-dreaming’ is apt, as it describes well the overwhelming and joyous experiences of Ignatius as he came to know God and experience transcendent moments.
Day-dreaming is such a wonderful distraction for us as human beings. In our busy lives we often avoid such trivial behaviour or label it as unproductive and not worthy of a mature approach to life. In limiting our natural inclination to ponder, we find that when we do fall into this thought pattern it’s often forced and focused on points of tension in our interaction with others. We often find that the only time we ‘day-dream’ is when we role play hypothetical scenarios about unpleasant situations and how we might respond. These thoughts cause us great angst and in fact never actually resemble the situation we eventually encounter and therefore such thinking is truly pointless.
In the Bible we find day-dreaming as a determinant point of salvation history. In the Gospel of Matthew, we observe day-dreaming through Joseph. As he pondered the news that Mary is pregnant “while he was thinking about this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream”. If God used day-dreaming as the method to reveal his plan to Joseph and ensure a family for his Son surely there it’s a practice that is valuable to people, even in the modern day. Without entering into a day-dream what may have Joseph done and how else might God have been able to make Joseph aware of such an important and sudden revelation?
Day-dreaming is a behaviour that we are in fact predisposed to. Young people spend much of their time day-dreaming. They think about their future, their hopes, their desire to be somewhere else or to be doing something else, working out what they hold true and how they view the world. Our culture transitions this behaviour from a young age so that it ‘fits’ various frameworks that provide an outcome that is considered useful. As a society we assign a value to thinking. If it’s not quantifiable it’s considered worthless. Mindfulness is the contemporary model for ordered and productive meditation that allows contemplation, but is ordered to a predetermined outcome. Mindfulness has much merit but is limiting simply because it has a structure and purpose.
As parents and teachers we have students think through an idea with various markers that force a response that can then be used or applied to achieve a purpose. Thinking that can respond directly to a concept and a decision that can be articulated in the context of a study area that will afford a quantifiable value to the thought process. Of course such practices are useful and necessary in their own way. We have to harness our thoughts to be able to concentrate and respond to specific needs in our lives. But very often this the only model of thinking we as adults, encourage outside spiritual practices. This is such a shame. Unstructured deep thinking was something that was important to humans for many thousands of years. It helps us develop new and creative solutions, better ways to interact with one another and awareness of what is real, that cannot be measured. I wonder where thinking that does not lead to empirical data in some way became associated with useless or unproductive behaviour.
I believe that St Ignatius would support the view that day-dreaming is the most useful thinking of all. When we day-dream we have freedom we become creative and explore ideas just because they arise. When Ignatius was recovering from his injuries received at Pamplona he spent much time day-dreaming. When he “stopped to think” his ponderings had no predetermined outcome or reason as such. He simply allowed thoughts to enter his consciousness and moved along with them, exploring what came from these experiences. From such moments he became clear about a new way of life and a different outlook that moved him deeply and offered him consolation.
At Manresa Ignatius noted that “thoughts and ideas used to come over him”. Rather than dismiss them he entered into these thoughts and ideas. He followed them and explored the course these ponderings took. In doing so he learnt many things and became aware of the magis. In these moments he explored the ‘more’ or ‘deeper’ of the thoughts and ideas that developed. Rather than responding to the first realization he went further and allowed the time required to go further and experience more and was enlightened by what he found there. He could only achieve the magis in this way. By being free and going further he became aware of more than he expected and confirmed the importance of day-dreaming.
At Manresa he also focused his attention on God in a structured way via meditation. The particular intent of meditation is different to his day-dreaming though. In meditation the intention is to moving away from thought or consciously letting thoughts move aside so that the meditator might find what is revealed. Day-dreaming is the opposite of meditation. When one day-dreams, they allow themselves to be distracted and go with the thought. Like sitting beside a river and watching what goes by and allowing your mind to be distracted or captured by something that is passing by, rather than letting it float by as meditation would promote.
Day-dreaming allows us to be curious. When we day-dream we enter into petite abstraction – little preoccupations. There is no framework required or style to follow. When we day-dream we are guided only by our thoughts, in doing so we go deeper and deeper and with great curiosity we explore ideas that in reality we are unable to. The outcome is superb as become aware of possibilities or at the least a vision that beforehand was non-existent. The fullness of our humanity as God desired is not only to know and love him but to be creative and whole. We can only achieve this state if we offer ourselves and others the permission to day-dream. In an Ignatian way we can consider all things and strive for the magis in our free thought and in turn be offered the gift of great insight that cannot be achieved in any other way. Then in community our unique creativity can be offered for the good of all and build the Kingdom in new ways as guided by the Spirit.
God moves within our hearts and the Spirit guides us as we complete our life’s pilgrimage. Be affirmed in knowing that day-dreaming is purely human, whole and life giving. Do not dismiss unguided or the lack of a predetermined outcome as juvenile or less worthy of your time. Follow the track of your mind on journeys that will reveal beauty and creativity that only you can discern and offer to the world. The dreamers are those who experience true freedom. Be like Ignatius. Go outside, sit down, let you mind wander and become aware of the magis within.
Yours in Christ,
Brendan Nicholls Liturgy Coordinator
The Saint Ignatius Senior Football team were crowned the GISSA (Geelong Independent Secondary Schools Association) Senior Champions for 2018 on Tuesday 15h May after defeating Christian College Geelong.
The Senior team have now qualified for the AFL VICTORIA HERALD SUN COUNTRY CUP. Taking into account the amount of schools involved in this competition across Victoria, the boys should be congratulated for their effort, spirit and dedication.
Saint Ignatius College Geelong 18.5.113 defeated Kardinia International College 2.0.12
Best: R. Hayden, J. Saltalamacchia, W.Kilpatrick, M.Ruiter, J.Michels.
A strong first quarter from the team set the scene for the reminder of the day. Despite winning majority of the stoppages, the backline were still under pressure during parts of the game. With consistent pressure and strong defending their forwards only had two scoring opportunities throughout the match.
The run and carry from the Senior team meant that Kardinia were left chasing all day. The forwards were also dominant and were able to convert many of their forward 50 entries into scoring opportunities.
Overall the team played very well, with our team fighting hard till the final whistle.
Saint Ignatius College Geelong 11.6.72 defeated Christian College Geelong 4.4.28
Best: M. Waring, R. Hayden, P.Kilpatrick, J. Saltalamacchia, N. Young.
From the first ball up it was clear that this game was going to be a tough game for both sides. Conditions made it more of a challenge for players as they tried to adapt to the wind and pressure around the contests.
The onballers had a long day running the ball up and down the field with the ball being moved quickly by both teams especially on turnovers. After the first quarter with the wind and only leading by 3 goals, Saint Ignatius were able to lift their work rate for the next quarter as they kicked into the wind.
The second quarter was hard fought but we managed to hold them to only one goal with the wind. Strong effort and determination by the defenders prevented most of their scoring opportunities.
In the final quarter the consistent effort and structures around the ground enabled the Senior team to consolidate a comfortable lead. The opposition only scored once during the last quarter.
It was a terrific win from the team and it showed that we could hold our own against tough opposition. As the reigning GISSA Champions, the Senior team will now play the winner of the Warrnambool Division in the quarter finals of the Herald Sun Country Cup.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Philp (Sports Coordinator), Maddie Clifton, Michael Timms (DP of students), Erika Gee and the City of Great Geelong for allowing us to use the new Drysdale Sporting Facilities. To be able to access such fantastic facilities and grounds so close to the College has been a highlight this year for our Senior Boys Football team. Thank you to the parents and staff who made the effort to support the team during both of their matches.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated and represented the College.
With much excitement and enthusiasm we look forward to our next sporting challenge.
Joe McLean Year 12 Coordinator
On Monday 30th April the first group of year 7 homerooms set off to the YMCA Camp in Anglesea for three days. We were incredibly blessed with sunny blue skies and mild evenings. Students participated in range of activities to both challenge themselves and to provide them with the opportunity to develop resilience all whilst making new friends.
Despite their fears, students enthusiastically participated in a crate climb, vertical challenge, high ropes, giant swing, mountain bike riding, bush cooking and canoeing. It was great to see the students happily working together as a team to achieve common goals and encouraging those who were a little more reluctant. On the first evening students dressed as their favorite heroes and villains for a dress up trivia night. On the second evening students were a little quieter and the Senior Student Leaders and Mr. Exton visited them on camp.
On Wednesday we said farewell to group one and welcomed group two, who were keen to get stuck into the same activities. While the second group was not so blessed with the weather they continued with the activities without complaint and a positive attitude.
I’d like to compliment the students on their exemplarily behavior and thank the staff that volunteered to come on camp. Students had a wonderful time and made strong friendships and memories which will put them in good stead for the years to come at Saint Ignatius College.
Ms. Tory Wood Year 7 Coordinator
What some of our students had to say about the camp:
“My favourite thing at camp was the trivia night, I got to meet so many new people.” Mollie Dowdell
“Wow! What an awesome time at camp I had. You should have been there. There was heaps of activities to do, my favourite by far was the giant swing. I had the best time and I can’t wait for Year 9 camp.” Eliza Bermingham
“I was adamant that I couldn’t go to the top of the giant swing, but I managed to convince myself that I could.” Charlie Smale
“I loved riding around the camp on the mountain bikes, the jumps were my favourite.” Jorja Sitlington
“On the crate climb I was nervous but I got 8 crates high, my friend Cody helped me.” Xavier Russell
“My camp highlight was the vertical wall, I liked it because it challenged me.” Jessica Michels
“My favourite activities on camp were the ones when we got to get into a harness and climb.” Oscar Condon
“My highlight from camp was being in a cabin with all of my friends.” Immy Ford
Congratulations to the students, staff and past students involved in our stall "Tastes of the Bellarine" at the Jesuit Maytime Fair at Xavier College Kew on Saturday May 5th.
Virtually all items on our stall were sold so we were able to donate a large amount of money to Jesuit works in Timor and therefore putting "service to others" into practice.
The Year 12 Music students performed a 1 hour set on the main stage and the crowd loved them. Well done to all involved and thank you to everyone who supported the "Tastes of the Bellarine".
Mr Paul Lewis Deputy Principal – Staff, Identity and Operations
From Riley Taylor (Arrupe Leader):
I would also like to say a big thank you to all teachers and student who gave up their time to support this great event. In particular to the teachers Mr. Lewis, Ms. Deak and Mr. Gravener, ex-students Jess Davey and Harry Stannard and current Year 11 and 12 students Alex Henry, Kerry Kingsbury, Jessie Williams, William Bakker, Abigail Valentine-Rawlins, Georgia McFarlane, Lachlan Scott, Mackinley Collins, Samuel Grant, Liam Power, Parker Volke, Dominic Randall, Ryan McNolty, Robert Juric, Ella O’Brien and Catherine Exton.
Thank you to Mrs Alexander, the VCAL teachers and VCAL students who made items for sale and also to Mrs Pape who organized the musicians and singers for the day.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
We were able to make a very significant donation to to Jesuit works in Timor.
We are extremely grateful to the local businesses who supported us:
Jack Rabbit winery
Van Loons Nursery
Soho Rose Farm
Lonsdale Tomato Farm
Advance Mussel Supply/The Little Mussel Cafe
and the SICG VCAL classes.
The Year 9 Indonesian class had a terrific day out at the zoo as part of their cultural and language studies of environmental issues in Indonesia. Students enjoyed the opportunity to explore the connection we feel to animals and the environment, and back at school applied their knowledge and experience to this term’s Indonesian extended cultural investigation.
Ms Julia Hall Language Learning Area Leader
I enjoyed watching all the different animals and their different personalities. Seeing the lemurs up and close was pretty cool! Karly Lourie & Emily Flint
My highlight from the zoo was seeing the lions and the orang-utans. I also enjoyed listening to Jess the education officer when she talked to us about palm oil and when she was showing us the snakes and letting us pat them. Xavier Maye
My favourite part at the zoo would have to be the monkeys because they were really fun to watch. Paris Copperwaite
I enjoyed getting taught about animals and palm oil by Jess. Noah Crone
I liked was seeing the orang-utans, especially the one that came to the window with the Frozen blanket wrapped over her head. SO CUTE. Tegan Jakubzik
It was a productive and chill day and I found that I am more aware of the deforestation in Indonesia now. Aidan Erichsen
This is a reminder for all parents of new Year 7 students for 2019 to have their completed enrolments in by close of business Friday May 18th.
Please make sure all the necessary documentation required is supplied at the time of submission.
Semester 1 Examinations are only 3 weeks away and it is important that all students are beginning to prepare for these important assessment tasks.
For year 11 students, this is a great time to try new study routines and strategies so that they can begin to fine tune their practices for their final year at secondary school.
Examination timetables have been published and distributed to students via email and a copy is available using the link below. I would like to wish all students good luck with the upcoming examinations and happy studying.
Mrs Anna Oliver VCE Coordinator
Netflix has announced that Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why will be launched on Friday 18 May 2018. When Season 1 of 13 Reasons Why was released there was significant demand on the mental health sector, and concerns from schools and families across Australia about the show’s content. The Netflix program directly exposes viewers to very risky suicide content that may lead to distressing reactions. National and international research clearly links the impact of harmful suicide exposure to increased risk and possible suicide contagion.
In preparation for Season 2, Headspace and Netflix have collaborated to develop resources and discussion guides for young people, parents and schools to assist them to have safe conversations about the confronting themes associated with suicide depicted in the series. The resources provide information on how to safely watch the series, self-care, help-seeking behaviour and how to have constructive conversations with friends and families.
I have attached some links below in regards to the series and ways to assist students. Possibly the most helpful is the document around ‘How to talk to young people about 13 Reasons Why’ – if the series is raised by your son/daughter at home.
https://headspace.org.au/assets/School-Support/Talking-to-Young-People-about-13-Reasons-Why.pdf - Factsheet on talking to young people
If you have any concerns about students regarding this material, please contact the Year Level Coordinator, Wellbeing staff or myself.
Michael Timms Deputy Principal – Students
For several years, Saint Ignatius College has been a proud participant in the Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association (VILTA) Sayembara Lisan (Speaking Competition), which gives primary and secondary school learners of Indonesian the opportunity to test their skills against students from other schools. This year on Wednesday 2 May we hosted the event for the second time, welcoming over 200 students from ten regional schools. We were especially delighted to welcome Drysdale Primary School’s first ever competitors who were brilliantly prepared by their Indonesian teacher who just so happens to be Bridget Henry, 2011’s Saint Ignatius College captain.
Competitors were evaluated by volunteer assessors, who included Indonesian teachers and language assistants, Deakin University’s leading Indonesian teacher and volunteer students, and were required to engage in general conversation, present a prepared speech, and answer unrehearsed questions on that speech.
As always, the standard of competition was very high, and everyone involved is to be congratulated on the excellent effort they put in. The students who have earned a place in the regional rounds are now eligible to represent the Geelong region at the State Finals of the Sayembara Lisan at the University of Melbourne on 2 June. Good luck to all our competitors and we wish them all the best in the competition!
Ms Julia Hall Language Learning Area Leader
I enjoyed having the challenge of speaking to the head of language from Deakin University. Emily Jones, Year 11
I liked being able to maintain a conversation without a word of English for 8 minutes. The competition will be the stepping-stone for the Indonesian VCE oral exams, as well as providing us with the confidence to speak the language with native speakers when we embark on our Term 3 school trip to Indonesia. Will Bothe, Year 10
I enjoyed that we got to practice our Indonesian skills in a competitive way with some very skilled Indonesian speakers. Tex Hallam, Year 11
The assessor gave me feedback for what I need to work on with my Language. This will help me get better and improve. Emily Henry, Year 10
This year the questions were more interesting to answer than previous years. Izaac Gillies, Year 10
The things I enjoyed about participating in Sayembara Lisan this year is the fact that I got to learn new things and I was exposed to a different kind of pressure. I think by competing I am more confident and I know that if I try my best that is what counts, no one is trying to make you stuff up and the judges are still there for support even when you have no clue what they are saying. Charli Nisbet, Year 9
The VCAA General Achievement Test (GAT) is scheduled to be administered on Wednesday June 13th 10am - 1:15pm.
This is a very important assessment for all students undertaking a Unit 3 & 4 subject and is used for statistical moderation.
The link below contains information regarding the requirements and expectations for the GAT.
Mrs Anna Oliver VCE Coordinator
Parents of Year 9 students:
Please refer to the link below to download a video produced for both adults and parents that explains the purpose of the Just Think program.
This program is on offer for a selected group of Year 9 students - please get in touch with Ben Collyer at email@example.com if you would like to put your child's name forward to be part of this group.
Students who attend will be used as ambassadors for spreading the 'Just Think' message to the rest of the year level.
The Saint Ignatius Basketball season opened with a bang last Friday, the 11th of May. The Year 11 & 12 Girls team competed in Werribee against some quality opposition.
We were lucky to come away with 3 straight wins, including the grand final which was an over-time nail biter!
The girls demonstrated great sportsmanship and commitment to the game, from some ripper three pointers by Chloe Lee, to the fabulous ball handling skills of Jaimee Crombie to the bullet passes and on court positioning by Lucy Moate, Natalie Taylor, Bridget Evenden and Natalia Wilcox, it really was quality basketball viewing.
The remaining girls (Bianca O’Brien, Laney McFadyen, Emily Allan and Alice Irving) were pivotal to our success.
Big thanks also to Elyssa Winter from being our official scorer on the day. Congratulations to all the girls and thanks to Mr. Philp and the Sports Department for their ongoing support.
We look forward to competing in the upcoming State Championships early June at MSAC.
Kirsty Allan Coach
Whether it's your kids or your own work lunch, there are ways to avoid unnecessary packaging. The environment and your wallet will thank you.
First things first: ditch the plastic sandwich bags and wrappers and invest in reusable containers instead.
There are so many options on the market today. The popular bento boxes are perfect for keeping your lunch and snacks fresh, without the hassle of having to keep track of - and wash - multiple containers and lids. Find what works best for you.
It starts with your grocery shopping. Wherever you can, avoid packaging - especially packaging that can't be recycled. Fruit and veggies are the obvious choice here. Better yet, buy them loose and use green bags to carry them home.
Other tips for a waste-free lunch:
This article was orginal published on the City of Greater Geelong website: https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/recycling/article/item/8d5af4097b6fbea.aspx
All extended family are warmly invited, especially grandparents.
Date: Thursday, May 31st
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Mass: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Meal & Entertainment: 7:30 - 8:30pm
Venue: St Thomas Church & Xavier Centre
Dress (students): Neat Casual
Food Arrangements :
Lasagna (meat & vegetarian) - will be supplied by the College.
Each family is asked to please bring one food item to be shared .
Bread - Campion
Salad - Castillo, Chardin, Daniel and Montserrat
Sweet - Owen, Rubio, Xavier and Realino
RSVP: via Care Monkey
Please respond with the exact number attending, as well as any special dietry requirements.
We look forward to seeing you on the night!
2018 Entertainment Book
Brochures are available at the Office or you can order online www.entbook.com.au/11317f0
Every sale contributes $12 to our fundraising.
The money raised from this Fundraiser will go toward developing a new BBQ area for the School.
The Uniform Shop
Regular opening times for the Uniform Shop are: Wednesdays 2.00pm –4.00pm
We are located towards the back end of the school in the Music Department area.
We always welcome new volunteers to our roster. If you are available for 2 hours on any Wednesday afternoon, please indicate this by using the link http://signup.com/go/KLbdEwE to sign up. Don’t worry – it’s pretty easy going, and we provide ‘on the job’ training.
Our next PARENTS & FRIENDS MEETING will be held on:
Tuesday June 5th at 7pm in the Food Tech. rooms.
New Members are always welcome
We value your opinion, input and help – and we look forward to meeting you.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting May 21st
J. Gray, T. Kevich, C. Kopec, B. Rees, E. Don
L. Vella, N. Robinson, M. Binion, Needed
R. Murray, Needed, Needed, Needed
M. White, E. Carpenter, Needed, Needed
E. Stokie, S. Jenkins, Needed, Needed
Starting May 28th
A. Schneider, N. Van Vliet, C. Dumaresq, T. McMurray
L. Tigani, L. Vella, Needed, NEEDED
D. Worrell, Needed, Needed, Needed
M. White, E. Carpenter, NEEDED, NEEDED
Friday June 1st
E. Stokie, S. Jenkins, NEEDED, NEEDED
If unable to attend, please make sure you get a replacement.
Sandra Woodall Tel: 0417 050 258
Embrace is the renowned 2016 documentary by Taryn Brumfitt which explores the global issue of body loathing. EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.
Screening is for female Saint Ignatius students (years 10-12). Students are welcome to bring a significant female other including role model to view the documentary with (e.g., mum, grandma, big sister, aunt).
“Watch with your teens; there's plenty here to generate thoughtful discussion”- Common Sense Media.
When: June 19th
Where: St Thomas Church Drysdale
Time: 6.15- 8 pm
Cost: FREE! RSVP through Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=381718&
Helping you have “the talk”. A seminar for parents and teachers
Join us to learn about the warning signs and how to have “the talk” from Bethany Community Support Educator Carla Scott & guest speaker who has experienced gambling harm.
Did you know:
When: Monday 18th June 2018
Where: Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Cost: Gold coin donation , reservations required
Carla Scott—Gamblers Help, Bethany Community Support,
Phone: 5278 8122 or Email: CScott@bethany.org.au
Kelly Clifford - gpac:ed
Phone: 5225 1207 or Email: Kelly@gpac.org.au
Bethany Community Support
Barwon Child, Youth & Family
Geelong Performing Arts Centre Education Program
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
St Bernard’s Church annual Book Fair - Sun 20th May
Clairvaux School Hall, Reynolds Rd. Belmont 8am to 3.00pm
Come along & browse through a huge selection of second-hand books - fiction, non-fiction & children’s - all at bargain prices.
Jigsaw puzzles, board games, DVDs & CDs & a CAKE STALL.
Something for everyone.