Mosaic Evening – this evening!
Mosaic is an excellent annual community celebration for our College. All members of our school community are encouraged to attend this fantastic event this evening at Costa Hall, Deakin Waterfront Campus. The Student Art & Technology display commences at 6.00 pm in the Costa Hall foyer followed by the celebration evening that begins at 7.00 pm in the main auditorium.
I look forward to joining with students, families and friends of the College to celebrate the school year. As was the case in previous years no tickets are required to attend, all you will need to do is turn up at Costa Hall, and you will be ushered to a seat. There is no cost to attend, and you are most welcome to invite Grandparents, other family members, and family friends.
Thank you to our hard-working staff for organising and running this evening – most staff members play some part in supporting this community celebration. In particular, I thank Mrs Claire Hewitt for coordinating Mosaic.
Unit 3 Orientation Program
Thank you to Mr Michael Brown (VCE Coordinator), Ms Kirsty Allan (VCAL Coordinator), the Learning Area Leaders and the Senior School team of teachers for providing a valuable Orientation Program, “Kickstart,” this week and next week to prepare the Year 11 students for next year. These students must use the holiday period to prepare for the undertaking of their 2020 subjects. Teachers will have given guidelines and provided preparatory work.
The students have a responsibility to take advantage of this and not turn up next year, finding themselves behind the rest of the class. Can I please encourage parents to support this expectation? I expect that our senior students give their academic program the priority it deserves and other undertakings will need to fit in around their studies. I want all students, as I am sure parents do, to have the best chance of achieving to the best of their ability and this will be enhanced if the prevailing atmosphere is one where students are encouraging each other to do their best with their studies.
Blessing and Opening Ceremony
Last Friday afternoon, the whole school gathered for the first time in the new Multi-purpose Centre for the Blessing and Opening Ceremony. This was a very significant and wonderful College community celebration. The key message throughout the ceremony was one of gratitude for such a splendid facility that will significantly enhance our students’ educational outcomes.
Bishop Mark Edwards, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne led the blessing liturgy assisted by Frs James Puppady (President) and Gerry Healy SJ (Jesuit Provincial delegate.)
Then, with Fr James, our local State member of Parliament, Ms Lisa Neville (Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Water) officially opened this new building. We are grateful to Ms Neville, who has been very supportive of this project and consequently, we received a $2M grant from the State Government towards the $8.9M cost of this project.
We were delighted many guests could join us for this extraordinary event. Guests included representatives from Architects, Builders and Catholic Education Melbourne, many Principals from Geelong region schools, many retired staff members, College Board and former Board members and the Queenscliff Mayor. I am also grateful to the many parents who were able to be present as well.
Some details about this magnificent project are:
Cost: $8.9M (includes a $2M State Government Grant)
Architects: Clarke Hopkins Clarke
Builders: Commercial Industry Construction Group (CICG)
Facilities incorporated into project:
I hope that over the coming year, parents will have a chance to view this new centre. The Beginning of the Year Assembly (Academic Assembly) early in term one or Open Day (late term one) next year would be two opportunities.
The Blessing and Opening of the new Year 9 Centre will happen at a future date, still to be determined. We received an Australian Government Grant of $2.1M towards this project and await confirmation of when the Minister of Education or his delegate is available to open this very impressive ten classroom state of the art facility. Classes commenced in the second week of this term in this building. I hope we will be able to incorporate this ceremony in the College’s Beginning of the Year Assembly. I will inform our school community about this through this newsletter.
Finally, on this topic, I express my gratitude on behalf of the College community to all involved in making this building project such a success. In particular, I would like to thank the following people.
The completion of this program marks a milestone in a journey the Board has been on for many years. This involved the process we went through to obtain the land and the evolving masterplan. In particular, thank you to Board Chair, Mr Tony Frizza, for his unwavering support.
Thank you to the City of Greater Geelong for allowing us to expand onto this site to enhance the educational provision for Geelong.
Our Architects from Clarke, Hopkins, Clarke Simon Le Nepveu, Jennifer Rodezno and Jarrod Chamberlain. The Builders - Commercial Industry Construction Group (CICG).
And thank you to so many different members of our staff who have been involved in this massive project including Business Manager, Mr David Fitzgerald; Director of Infrastructure, Mr Bernie Lowes; our ICT Team, and in particular, Mr Paul James; and the Property and Maintenance Team, and in particular, Mr David Peters.
Michael Exton Principal
As we finish off the school year there is much left to be done. A lot of energy still needs to be put into preparing for final exams or for the junior students the final pieces of work are developed and submitted. By the time the next newsletter is published we will have entered into the season of Advent. The season in which we prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas but more importantly we renew ourselves spiritually in preparing and making room for him in our hearts and in our daily life.
Each year during Advent the annual St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal occurs within our parishes. Locally, the Drysdale St Vincent de Paul Conference seeks to support those in need and an extraordinary amount with a small number dedicated volunteers. Often the situations the encounter are both tragic and symptomatic of the breakdown of relationships and community. In responding to the immediate need via charity and the underlying causal factors brings about justice the St Vincent de Paul Society restores dignity to the person.
The Drysdale St Vincent de Paul Conference President, Margareta Glenny, offers the following insight the type of situation the St Vincent de Paul members encounter often in our region.
Christmas can be a happy and magical time for our children but unfortunately for many of the families within our Conference, it doesn’t mean magic, but hunger and stress and financial hardship, due to the expectations of Christmas and the next school year.
I would like to share a journey of a client within our Vinnies Community.
We met her in another client’s home, who was giving her a couple of nights safe refuge, and after some encouragement she opened up to us. Her story was heart wrenching. She now finds herself in a position without a home and a partner, as he is in prison, and she is 28 weeks pregnant. Two other children are with her mum, as she can’t offer them a stable home let alone all the love and care a mum can give her children.
CentreLink are dragging their feet, Salvos can’t find her any housing but she has a car so they have told her that “you have somewhere to stay”. She has no money for car registration, can’t afford petrol, so doesn’t attend her midwife appointments. At the moment she is couch surfing but really concerned about the new baby’s arrival and what is going to happen to them. Will they become a family again?
What does Christmas mean to her?
Contemplating this situation we are drawn into the life of a young mother who is suffering. We cannot turn away from the injustice of the position she is in. Life has dealt her a poor hand and there is few who are willing to help. In encountering her through Rita’s account we are moved by compassion and have empathy for her. We are moved when we see the person and understand them. The St Vincent de Paul Society work on behalf of us – the Church. They sacrifice their time and at times their emotional wellbeing to support those who others ignore or can’t support. They encounter the poor and the marginalised. They are the people in our community who meet Jesus often and follow his commandment in a visceral way.
We are so fortunate to have St Vincent de Paul Society in the individual parishes in the Deanery. They enable us when we are unable to serve. In Advent we have the opportunity to support their work and thus the lived application of the Gospel by giving food or funds to support their work.
Margareta notes the extraordinary work the Drysdale Conference has been able to do with the funds donated in the second half of the year.
Since 1st July to 1st November 2019 we have visited 90 homes. This involves 119 adults and 208 children. We have supported these families with car registrations, rent, white goods, education fees and clothing but most importantly food with donations amounting to $14,957.
As the College community looks towards the end of the school year we intentionally speak of Advent with the students. In preparing for Jesus and making room in our lives for him we are encouraged to consider where we might find him in our day and how we can welcome him into our lives evermore. The St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal may be one way in which we can do both of these things well. In giving we are able to support the work of people from our community who bring the love of Jesus into the lives of others and offer them the dignity that circumstances in their lives take away. The College motto of amare et servire guides us and may prompt you to offer support to St Vincent de Paul as we “prepare the way for the Lord” this Advent.*
Yours in Christ,
Brendan Nicholls Liturgy Coordinator
* If you are inspired to donate the following options may be of help.
- In person: your local church/mass centre.
Be sure to note your local parish in the comment section so that your donation is used to support your community.
On Tuesday November 19th the College hosted Samuel Johnson and his charity ‘Love Your Sister’.
Many of you know of the 'Love your Sister' campaign which has gained its profile through the work of various media organisations and the immense emotion attached to the fundraising efforts of a brother in aide of his sister's cancer. As so many of us have been touched by cancer stories, the 'Love you Sister' campaign certainly reached the hearts of many throughout Australia.
The 'Love Your Sister' charity was founded in response to Connie Johnson's incurable breast cancer diagnosis while only in her mid-30s. Since Connie's death in 2017, the charity has worked tirelessly to raise more than 10 million dollars for cancer research and treatment around Australia.
We all know of people who have been affected by Cancer and the show of hands amongst the staff and students in the gym was a heart wrenching example of this, and I think it was so important to take this opportunity today, albeit in a very crazy time of year, to remember that sometimes things pop up that are bigger than all of us and we need to grab these with both hands!
The response from the kids was incredible and l know as a health teacher Sam’s words are priceless and have a lot more weight than mine ever could!
As part of the day the College sold ‘Love your Sister’ wristbands and students and staff were able to wear their ‘craziest socks’ (gold coin donation) to raise funds for this worthwhile cause. This was supported by a BBQ during lunchtime.
Mrs Gemma Tolan was the driving force to get Sam to the College and l know Sam publicly thanked Mrs Tolan however on behalf of all of us we want to say well done and thank you for all the hard work and dedication she did in getting Sam here today. I know MrsTolan did a lot in the VERY short timeframe she had and it’s a credit to her for sharing her passion and belief in the cause.
Thanks to Attel, Kirsty and the VCAL team for the BBQ also!
Another example of a very positive experience at our College.
This semester, Saint Ignatius College participated in the Junior Secondary Program (JSP), an introduction to debating for junior secondary students.
In Round One, our team competed against Surf Coast Secondary College, arguing the affirmative on the topic ‘That we should ban junk food in schools’.
Brianna Brew (Year 7), Laura McMahon (Year 8) and Alanna Clark (Year 7) mounted a strong case for healthy foods at school and were victorious on the night.
After another victory in Round Two due to a forfeit, Max Craven (Year 7), Brianna and Curtis McCoughtry (Year 7) lined up against St Joseph’s College in Round Three, arguing the negative on the topic 'That we should restrict the drivers’ licenses of senior citizens'.
There was fierce competition and engaging speeches on both sides, with St Joseph’s ultimately claiming victory by just a few points. Thomas Mallon (Year 7) was a wonderful chairperson for our team and special thanks must go to those parents who attended the debates. Congratulations to all who were involved in our JSP Debating Program.
Pictured below: Back row: Brianna Brew, Max Craven and Curtis McCoughtry. Front row: Alanna Clark, Laura McMahon and Thomas Mallon
Mr Michael Tod and Ms Andrea Dart Debating Coordinators
Over the last semester, the students from Saints Coudere, Carroll, Strada, Ricci and Licona homerooms received an intensive, rewarding and enriching musical experience.
Every week, they had a theory lesson with their classroom teacher and a practical lesson with their instrumental tutor. In the practical sessions, students learned how to make a sound on the instrument, where to place fingers or how to hold drum sticks correctly, how to use their breath, how to read the music and also how to play as one large ensemble. They learn how to care for their instrument and they even learn some of the history behind how their instrument came to be.
This experience culminated in an extravaganza on Monday evening, in which students performed a number of pieces both in small ensembles and as a large group. These incredible students had only received 15 instrumental lessons prior to the concert and performed at an exceptional standard. Congratulations to all students involved and a big thank you to their classroom teachers and instrumental tutors.
Veronica Marrie Year 7 Band Program Coordinator
Saint Ignatius is a College deeply invested in its sporting culture. Sport is, as you know, deeply embedded in our DNA. Saint Ignatius 'punches above its weight' in the sports events and achievements that we can claim. Not only do we have a growing list of GISSA championships to our name, but in 2019 the College has had an unprecedented 14 students who have made Victorian school-based teams in national school-based competitions across 7 different sports.
Jhye Clark (9 Isore) and Ashleigh Van Loon (9 Regis)
Jhye and Ashleigh were members of the Team Victoria U15 AFL teams. Both teams were crowned national champions after the Australian titles in Tasmania last August.
Lucy Mawson (7 Ward) and Charli Nicol (9 Gonzaga)
Lucy and Charli were members of Team Victoria’s Netball teams. Lucy’s U12 School Sport Australia carnival took place in Canberra in September and Charli was involved in School Sport Australia’s U15 carnival in Caloundra in July.
Lachlan Seear (11 Canisius)
Lachlan’s love of lawn bowls started after he participated in lawn bowls during his PE classes in Year 10. Lachlan represented Victoria in the Australian Schools super series held in Tweed Heads last September.
Sam O’Brien (8 Castillo)
After finishing an impressive 6th in the Victorian Schools Snowsports Championships in August in Snowboard Slopestyle event, Sam then was selected in the Victorian Schools team to be compete in the Australian interschools in Mt Buller in September.
Campbell Braden (8 Campion) and Ross De Lange (8 Montserrat)
Campbell’s 2nd place in the Victorian All Schools U14 Pole Vault event at Doncaster two weeks ago secured him another spot in Team Victoria’s Athletics team. Owing to Ross De Lange’s gold medal in the U16 Triple Jump event, Ross now has a spot in the Victorian team along with Campbell.
Alex Mifsud (11 Southwell)
In March Alex won the 75kg weight lifting class at the Victorian Schools Championship earning him a spot at the Australian titles in September.
Ellie Harrison (8 Daniel), Lucy Naylor (10 Oglivie), Jack Bassett (7 Strada), Zeph Lamperd (10 Morse), Charlie Mahoney (9 Mangin)
In May at Phillip Island, Elizabeth Harrison, Lucy Naylor, Jack Bassett, Zeph Lamperd, Charli Mahoney were successful at making the Victorian Schools team that will compete at the Australian surfing titles at Margaret River from the 28th November – 7th December.
School Sport Victoria (SSV) is the peak body for School Sport in Victoria. SSV is a sub-committee of the Department of Education and Training.
Since its establishment in 1981, School Sport Australia has been responsible for the development and promotion of school sport in Australia.
This has been achieved through the work of its State Member bodies which have accepted the responsibility of implementing School Sport Australia programs, assisting in policy development and providing, through their individual state networks, the maximum number of opportunities for students to participate in the broadest possible range of sporting activities.
For more information regarding ‘Team Victoria’ selection process please browse the School Sport Victoria (SSV) website via www.ssv.vic.edu.au
Regar... Philp Director Of Sport
With a 12km run, 6km run, 6km family walk and 1km kids dash, Run 4 Geelong always delivers a fun filled event.
Cameron Donald was encouraged by our Cross Country Coordinator Darren Riviere and staff member Brendan Nicholls to improve his fitness back in April by attending the weekly coaching/running sessions with ‘Coach Darren. Fast track seven months later and Cameron is now considered a rising star in middle distance events after his impressive 3rd place in the U18 Male 6km event during last Sunday’s Run Geelong event.
Over 3,900 participants register for the family friendly event each year and raises money for Barwon Health and associated hospitals.
Cameron also finished 34th overall which is a fantastic effort considering he has only been in the sport for the last six months.
Congratulations Cameron on your efforts and we wish you every success in the future.
Andrew Philp Director Of Sport
A PDF of this timetable is avialble at the bottom the page.
Thursday November 28th
Session 1&2: English (2hours): 9.00am - 9.15am Reading time, 9.15am - 11.15am Writing and English Literature
Session 3&4: Recess break until 11.48am / Study for all Year 10s
Session 5&6: Life Science, Fashion and Unit 2 Outdoor Education
Friday November 29th
Session 1&2: Digital Technology, Psychology and Science in the World
Session 3&4: Arkitect, Health and Nutrition, Physical Science and Making Movies
Session 5&6: Languages (Indonesian), Languages (Italian), Art on Paper and Woodwork
Monday December 2nd
Session 1&2: Relgious Education
Session 3&4: Fit for Life, Unit 2 Theatre Studies, Robotics and Learning for Life
Session 5&6: 10 Methods (Part A), VCE Maths Methods (Part A), Food and You and Music Industry
Tuesday December 3rd
Session 1&2: Cature that Image, Cooking for Life, Hot Spots and Enterprise Me
Sessions 3&4: General Maths, 10 Methods (Part A), VCE Maths Methods (Part A), 12.35pm Pizza Lunch - provided
Session 5&6: Year 7 - 10 Advent Liturgy (Period 5) and Year 10 Thank you assembly /afternoon homeroom / final activity Dismissal: 3.05pm
Mathematics Textbooks 2020
Due to circumstances outside our control we have had to booklist a brand new Mathematics textbook for some of our Mathematics classes for next year.
• Year 7, 8 and 9 Mathematics classes and 10 Mathematical Methods will now be using Cambridge Essential Mathematics for the Victorian Curriculum Second Edition.
Please note that unfortunately this means that second hand textbooks will not be able to be used for these classes next year.
• Year 10 Foundation and General Mathematics classes will continue to use Cambridge Essential Mathematics GOLD Second Edition.
Second hand books are able to be purchased for these classes.
• All VCE classes will continue to use the current editions of their textbooks, so second hand books are able to be purchased for these classes as well.
Please remember that if secondhand books are purchased, the reactivation code for the digital access must also be purchased either through Campion or directly through the Cambridge website.
Australian Mathematics Competion
The results are now in for the 2019 Australian Mathematics Competition. This year 112 students from Years 7-10 challenged themselves by entering this long running, international competition.
The Australian Mathematics Competition is a challenging and enjoyable exam with many of the problems set in situations familiar to students, showing the relevance of maths in their everyday lives. This high-level assessment is designed to test mathematical thinking and the questions increase in difficulty throughout the paper, providing a challenge for students of all abilities.
Congratulations to all our students who entered. They all worked so hard during the competition, showing great determination and perseverance during the time allowed, definitely striving for the Magis.
We would like to especially congratulate Charlie Wayth (7 Ricci), who was the Best In School Award recipient. She received the highest score of any student at St Ignatius College.
We would like to celebrate the achievements of the following students who achieved Distinction and Credit Awards. Distinction Award recipients were placed in the top 20% of all students who entered the competition, while Credit Award recipients were placed in the top 55% of all students who enetered the competition. All our Distinction and Credit Award winners will receive their certificates at the next Year Level Assembly.
Charlie Wayth, Jordan Hill, Eliza Gay and Thomas Allchin
Mika Derrick, Sam Skuza, Alexander Joyce and Emma Fenton
Melody Davidson, Chelsea Ferguson, William Honner, Archer Stein, Brianna Brew, Will Hanley, Jack Jackson, Zane Kneebone, Curtis McCoughtry, Harry Tinker, Stella Burke, Alex Batchelor, Sebastian Maclean, Dante Nicholls and Jamieson Renkauskas
Lachlan Di Pasquale, Zara Howell, Jet Lamperd, Keira Murray, Riley Hanrahan, Murphy Moulton, Jasper Clark, Louis Andrews and Summer de Vries
Sam Hines, Toby Mew, Harley Corless, Tyson Henry, Hannah Mawson, Thomas Bothe, Hudson Choong, Veronica Fragapane, Audrey Hughan, Dante Traficante, Lucas Ash, Nick Gibbon, Jet Kneebone, Ethan Jamieson, Zak Poynder and Samuel McGlynn
Bailey White, Zoe Ballard, Elizabeth Andrews, Ben Reid, Georgia Allison, Taia Saltamacchia, Jett Storey, Florence Noble and Emily Seear
Colleen Boland Mathematics Learning Area Leader
A PDF of our Canteen Price List can be downloaded here
Starting November 25th
N. Van Vliet, A. Schneider, Needed
N. Robinson, L. Tigani, M. Jackson
S. Johnston, K. James, S. Peters
C. Swinton, E. Carpenter, M. White, L. Eastwood
C. Ford, L. Vella
Starting December 2nd
B. Brinfield, Needed
S. Easton, L. Vella
D. Worrall, Needed
Thank you to all canteen helpers for your support in 2019
If unable to attend, please make sure you get a replacement.
Sandra Woodall Tel: 0417 050 258
Annual Parents and Friends' Association College Fee Raffle
1st Prize: Saint Ignatius College School Fees for 2020
2nd Prize: Campion Voucher $200
3rd and 4th Prize: Noone Uniform Supplier Voucher ($100 each)
Large Oxford Dictionary (from Campion)
4 x $25 Secondhand Uniform Shop Vouchers
10 x $5.00 Canteen School Vouchers
Tickets are $25.00 each and can be purchased via trybooking using this link: https://www.trybooking.com/BGHUX
The Raffle is drawn on Year 7 Orientation Day Tuesday December 10th at 2.45pm
Ticket sales close Friday December 6, 2019
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 email@example.com
The Uniform Shop
Please note that Uniform shop will be open every second Wednesday from 2pm to 4 pm. Remaining opening dates for this term are:
Remaining Term 4 Dates are: November 27th
Extra! Extra! Special Uniform Shop Openings:
Tuesday December 10th 2019 – Year 7 Orientation Day from 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Thursday January 23rd 2020 – Book Pick-up Day from 9.00am – 2.00pm
We are always seeking Volunteers to help in the uniform shop. If you are available and have time to help out Please email Samantha (Sam) Wells firstname.lastname@example.org Training is provided.
Yes! We are selling the Entertainment Book – (2019/2020)
You can still purchase your copy! 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
Join Saver Plus and we'll match your savings, dollar for dollar, up to $500 for school costs.
To join Saver Plus, you must be at least 18 years or over, have a child at school or attend vocational education yourself, have regular income from paid employment (you or your partner), have a current Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and be in receipt of an eligible Commonwealth social security benefit, allowance or payment.
Contact: Your local Saver Plus Coordinator
See PDF flyer for details:
As holidays approach, the role that screens and devices will play becomes an increasing concern for parents. Days when kids are usually tied up with school and activities make way for many an idle hour and, as such, parents fear those hours will be spent largely engaged with a screen or gaming console. While there is certainly no harm in some well-balanced screen time and developmentally appropriate online activities, we must remember that, as parents, we have an important role in helping our kids manage and balance that screen time. Here are a few things we can do:
Understand the battle
It is important parents know the beast they are dealing with. It is easy to shout from another room to get off a screen or whinge to our friends that ‘kids of today’ are all addicted to their phones, but we need to recognise the pull that many of these devices have. The social networks are designed to keep us liking, commenting and sharing. The games cajole us into having ‘just one more’ turn at being the last man standing. These technologies tempt us to reach just one more level, or to scroll for just a few minutes more. Our brains experience a dopamine release and a sense of insufficiency when we use a device. There is always something else to do or something else to scroll through, or one more YouTube video to watch. So our kids are up against it when trying to control their time on a device. We need to help them with that.
We can complain that kids never go outside and play anymore, but sometimes we have to physically get out there with them or offer opportunities in which being outside and active play are appealing. We have to work a little harder at this today because we are competing with a device that answers many of our kids’ perceived needs. We need them to know that their needs are greater and more varied than what their screens can offer.
Have some rules
Despite their apparent dislike of rules around technology, kids will (one day) appreciate having boundaries to help them manage their screen time. Rules can be established regarding time limits, devices in bedrooms, devicefree meal times, etc. Whatever you decide is important, be sure that you have those discussions with your kids. And any discussion around rules or consequences should happen away from the screens so they are clear on the expectations. (Talking about their screen-time habits while they are just about to be the last man standing on Fortnite is probably not going to make for engaging conversation.)
One console on one television…outside the bedroom
Having only one television that is connected to a gaming console or to Netflix is a good way of ensuring that the device gets shared and one child doesn’t monopolise the screen. And leave consoles out of bedrooms where the appeal of just one more quick game can very quickly rob them of important sleep time.
Make sure you are showing your kids how you want them to be. Have times when the devices are put away and you give full attention to the people around you. Don’t answer calls or emails at the dinner table. Don’t fall asleep with a device landing on your forehead. Take time to get outside and do things active and in nature. Don’t ever use a phone while driving. Use the Screen Time feature on iOS products to monitor just how you are using your technology and whether you could be making some changes. Kids learn more from what we do than what we say.
We know the technology isn’t going anywhere, and we know there are many wonderful benefits that screens provide. But ensure that holidays and downtime hours can be filled with many different experiences and in ways that leave your kids in control, even if you have to work a little harder to give them that.
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.
Christmas Market Fair
Rice Village is holding a Christmas Market Fair on Sunday December 1st, 11.00am to 3.00pm.
All are welcome to enjoy lots of fun, delicious food, to search for goodies for yourself of for gifts, and to try your luck. Funds raised from the Fair will go towards the purchase of a Wheel Chair Accessible Bus for the residents to enjoy outings.
The Christams Market Fair will be held at Mercy Place Rice Village, Marshalltown Road, Marshall
How Deep Are Yor Pockets
Barwon Coast partnered with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria Police, CFA, City of Greater Geelong and Ocean Grove Coastcare under the Share Our Shores campaign to advocate behavioural change amongst young people engaging in destructive and dangerous dune behaviour.
Project partners are seeking your schools support with this project by allowing provision for the attached flyer to be displayed around the school and be included into the school newsletter and website leading up to the upcoming summer school holidays.
Barwon Coast Committee of Management Inc. is appointed by state government to manage 15km of coastal Crown land from beach access ways 7W Collendina to 42W Connewarre on behalf of all Victorians.
Our main charter is for the protection and enhancement of the natural values within our estate, whilst providing a place for people to recreate. In addition to natural resource protection, a key responsibility for us is to manage risk to ensure the safety of all users of our reserves.
The PDF below provides information about the fines that apply based on inappropriate behaviour.
Drysdale Youth Festival
The Drysdale Youth Festival will be held on Friday November 29th and Saturday November 30th with a range of activities across various locations in Drysdale.
This is a free event and the the links below will allow you to view the schedule and book.
Leopold Football & Netball Club: Girls U12 / U15 Football Season
If you are interested in playing football, Leopold Football & Netball Club offer Girls U12 / U15 for the 2020 season. Contact Jamie Wray on 0409 026 965 or emal the club for details on firstname.lastname@example.org
Leopold Youth Space Term 4 Program
Leopold Youth Space @ the Leopold Hub, every Wednesday in Term 4. 12 - 25 year olds 3.30pm to 5.00pm.
Regular drop in activities include Nintendo Switch, table tennis, making a blanket and free food! See the attached flyer for program details.
What's On in November 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 November. You are advised to book early as many events sell out.
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