On Wednesday afternoon, I attended the ‘Groundbreaking Ceremony’ for a new secondary Catholic coeducational college in Armstrong Creek.
The Archbishop of Melbourne, His Grace Denis Hart and the Executive Director of Catholic Education, Mr Stephen Elder were present at this historic occasion. Archbishop Hart announced that the College would be called Iona College Geelong.
The new College will be located on the corner of Horseshoe Bend Road and Boundary Road in Charlemont and will open in 2020 with construction expected to begin in September.
This announcement follows a substantial increase in demand for Catholic education in the Geelong region with the opening this year of two new Catholic primary schools in Bannockburn and Torquay and the existing Catholic secondary colleges reaching capacity. As you would be aware, our College has experienced tremendous demand for places from families across the region, and unfortunately, we have not been able to accommodate many of the applicants.
About this, Mr Elder said at the Ceremony,
“The fact there is such high demand for Catholic education is a testament to Geelong’s Catholic schools and teachers who are providing an affordable, high-quality education that shapes happy, resilient, students who are filled with a love of learning and life. It’s a credit to them.”
In his address at the site, Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart explained the choice of name as follows.
“Iona represents one of the earliest and most significant Catholic sites in the British Isles, the Monastery of Iona, founded in the fifth century.”
“Like Iona College, the Monastery of Iona was a centre of learning by the sea. Just as Iona College will serve and underpin a growing community, Iona was literally a rock of faith, an island monastery rich in knowledge, a centre of tranquillity in turbulent times and a force for spreading the Gospel in parts then considered the edges of the world.”
“The spirit and influence of Iona lived on in the first Catholics to come to Victoria, descendants of the Celtic world from Ireland, who took the message of Christ to a land yet largely unknown to Europeans, to the very edge of their world, and kindled the fire of faith which still burns brightly today.”
Saint Ignatius College Geelong welcomes the development of the new school. With another secondary Catholic coeducational college in the Geelong region from 2020, our College Board has formed a sub-committee to advise the College Executive on how we can support the development of this school and manage the implications for enrolment policy and process.
Michael Exton Principal
Faith Matters: Reconciliation
We celebrate Reconciliation Week at the College and I would like to offer an edited version of St John-Paul II’s address to Aboriginal and Torres Strait people given in Alice Springs in 1986. Although offered over thirty years ago his prophetic statements and affirmation of Indigenous people and culture resonates and challenges us to continue our efforts towards reconciliation. I offer you the following for your personal reflection and contemplation during this important week for our society.
At the beginning of time, as God’s Spirit moved over the waters, he began to communicate something of his goodness and beauty to all creation. When God then created man and woman, he gave them the good things of the earth for their use and benefit; and he put into their hearts abilities and powers, which were his gifts.
As the human family spread over the face of the earth, your people settled and lived in this big country that stood apart from all the others. Other people did not even know this land was here; they only knew that somewhere in the southern oceans of the world there was "The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit".
But for thousands of years you have lived in this land and fashioned a culture that endures to this day. And during all this time, the Spirit of God has been with you. Your "Dreaming", which influences your lives so strongly that, no matter what happens, you remain for ever people of your culture, is your only way of touching the mystery of God’s Spirit in you and in creation. You must keep your striving for God and hold on to it in your lives.
The rock paintings and the discovered evidence of your ancient tools and implements indicate the presence of your age-old culture and prove your ancient occupancy of this land. Your culture, which shows the lasting genius and dignity of your race, must not be allowed to disappear. Do not think that your gifts are worth so little that you should no longer bother to maintain them. Share them with each other and teach them to your children. Your songs, your stories, your paintings, your dances, your languages, must never be lost.
For thousands of years this culture of yours was free to grow without interference by people from other places. You lived your lives in spiritual closeness to the land… Through your closeness to the land you touched the sacredness of man’s relationship with God, for the land was the proof of a power in life greater than yourselves. You did not spoil the land, use it up, exhaust it. and then walk away from it. You realized that your land was related to the source of life.
The silence of the Bush taught you a quietness of soul that put you in touch with another world, the world of God’s Spirit. Your careful attention to the details of kinship spoke of your reverence for birth, life and human generation. You knew that children need to be loved, to be full of joy. They need a time to grow in laughter and to play, secure in the knowledge that they belong to their people.
The culture which this long and careful growth produced was not prepared for the sudden meeting with another people, with different customs and traditions, who came to your country nearly 200 years ago. These people had knowledge, money and power; and they brought with them some patterns of behaviour from which the Aboriginal people were unable to protect themselves. The effects of some of those forces are still active among you today. Many of you have been dispossessed of your traditional lands, and separated from your tribal ways, though some of you still have your traditional culture.
We know that during the last two hundred years certain people tried to understand you, to learn about you, to respect your ways and to honour you as persons. These men and women, as you soon realized, were different from others of their race. They loved and cared for the indigenous people. They began to share with you their stories of God, helped you cope with sickness, tried to protect you from ill-treatment. They were honest with you, and showed you by their lives how they tried to avoid the bad things in their own culture.
These people were not always successful, and there were times when they did not fully understand you. But they showed you good will and friendship. They came from many different walks of life. Some were teachers and doctors and other professional people; some were simple folk. History will remember the good example of their charity and fraternal solidarity.
The establishment of a new society for Aboriginal people cannot go forward without just and mutually recognized agreements with regard to these human problems, even though their causes lie in the past. The greatest value to be achieved by such agreements, which must be implemented without causing new injustices, is respect for the dignity and growth of the human person.
The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ speaks all languages. It esteems and embraces all cultures. It supports them in everything human and, when necessary, it purifies them. Always and everywhere the Gospel uplifts and enriches cultures with the revealed message of a loving and merciful God. In the new world that is emerging for you, you are being called to live fully human and Christian lives, not to die of shame and sorrow. But you know that to fulfil your role you need a new heart. You will already feel courage rise up inside you when you listen to God speaking to you in these words of the Prophets:
"Do not be afraid for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are mine. Do not be afraid, for I am with you".
"I am going to... gather you together... and bring you home to your own land... I shall give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you... You shall be my people and I will be your God".
With you I rejoice in the hope of God’s gift of salvation, which has its beginnings here and now, and which also depends on how we behave towards each other, on what we put up with, on what we do, on how we honour God and love all people.
Dear Aboriginal people:
the hour has come for you to take on new courage and new hope. You are called to remember the past, to be faithful to your worthy traditions, and to adapt your living culture whenever this is required by your own needs and those of your fellowman. Above all you are called to open your hearts ever more to the consoling, purifying and uplifting message of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died so that we might all have life, and have it to the full.
St John-Paul II, 1986
Yours in Christ,
Brendan Nicholls Liturgy Coordinator
The Semester exam period is fast approaching. All Years 9,10 and 11 students should be beginning the revision process and preparing themselves thoroughly for the exams. Two areas that have been adjusted this year are the grading scale for students who are absent from exams and the inclusion of an exam redemption for those students who did not satisfactorily complete an exam.
There is a copy of the Exam Practices and Procedures in the 2018 Student Planner and on the College website, however, I felt it was important to highlight this document to parents/guardians.
Exam Practices and Procedures
Saint Ignatius College Geelong is a Learning Community that provides opportunities for all students to achieve success.
At Saint Ignatius College students achieve success by attending all classes, being punctual, completing all required work, being self-motivated, committing to a homework schedule and developing a career pathway.
The purpose of examinations is to challenge students to assume continuing responsibility for their personal learning and growth.
They will help to strengthen the accuracy of Saint Ignatius College school-based data when measuring annual improvement in learning outcomes while also identifying students whose unexpected results may indicate more deep-seated learning concerns.
In particular, the Redemption exam in Semester one will provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of skills and content for that subject prior to undertaking annual subject selection at Years 9, 10 or 11 in Semester two.
Our vision for Saint Ignatius College is one in which all students are empowered to achieve success. We aim to ensure that the diverse needs, achievements and strengths of every individual are recognised, nurtured and celebrated. We foster a supportive environment, building on the strengths within our school community.
Purpose of Exams
Saint Ignatius College conducts formal internal exams from Years 9 – 11 in order to provide students with the skills necessary to perform effectively when undertaking external academic assessments such as VCE VCAA examinations. They also provide students with the opportunity to better determine their suitability for pathways at Senior level (VCAL/VET/VCE) within our College.
Furthermore, the sequence of formal exams from Years 9 – 12 provides all students with exposure to this recognized type of assessment.
In Year 12, students undertaking the VCE pathway will complete Unit 3/ 4 VCAA examinations. Students who take this academic pathway will also be expected to complete any internal examinations authorised by the College during the course of their Unit 3/ 4 studies.
If, work submitted by a student in an exam does not meet the required standard for satisfactory completion, the subject teacher may require that the student complete exam redemption.
The process to follow is:
A redemption notification form will need to be completed, ideally up to one week prior to the redemption day. Redemption will take place on the student free Report Writing days in Semester one and/or two.
NB. The original result for the exam will not be altered.
If, after completing the redemption exam, the student is still deemed to have not demonstrated an adequate understanding, or not to have made a reasonable attempt to complete the redemption exam paper, the subject teacher and Year Level Coordinator of that student will organise a parent / guardian meeting to review student progress.
The teacher and relevant Year Level Coordinator will determine the subsequent course of action following this meeting.
An NA (Not Able to be Assessed) can only be awarded for an exam absence in one or more of the following circumstances:
* NB. If a student is ill on the day a medical certificate is required.
For any other circumstances an NS (Not submitted or completed) will be awarded. This means that they will receive a ‘zero’ for that examination assessment task.
Furthermore, any student that fails to attend an exam and has not met one of the conditions deemed appropriate to receive an ‘NA’ for such an absence, will be required to sit an exam redemption.
Subject Teacher Expectations
Subject teachers, in consultation with and under the advice of the College learning Support Coordinator will adjust exams where necessary to accommodate existing documented individual student learning needs.
Specific Exam Arrangements
Fair and reasonable individual exam arrangements to demonstrate learning will be provided to students affected by illness, impairment or personal circumstances.
I encourage all parents/guardians to work with their child/children to prepare them effectively for the exams. This could be as simple as organising a study space at home that is conducive for learning or organising some study groups with friends. This can be a stressful time for some young people and it is important that we support our students during this assessment period. I wish all the students the best with their exams.
Mr Michael Timms Deputy Principal [Students]
On Thursday 24th May the school held it’s annual Sorry Day – Smoking Ceremony as our recognition of National Reconciliation Week (May 27 to June 3).
The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.
National Sorry Day is an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May, since 1998, to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country's Aboriginal People. During the 20th century, Australian government policies resulted in "Stolen Generations", described as "Aboriginal children separated, often forcibly, from their families in the interest of turning them into white Australians"
So we gathered as a school community to recognise this and focus on reconciliation.
We are extremely grateful to our guests for gifting us such a significant and moving ceremony.
Norm Stanley and Nikki Mc Kenzie conducted the Welcome to Country and the Smoking Ceremony.
Norm and Nikki shared their culture and history with us in such a powerful and meaningful way and we were so privileged to experience Norm’s fantastic didgeridoo playing.
Susan Collins and Ricky Morris were our Guest speakers this year. Susan is a Koori worker in several Geelong Catholic schools and she was incredibly generous and courageous in telling us her very personal and emotional story of how she was part of the Stolen Generations. Her mother and grandmother were also stolen. The entire school community was effected by Susan’s story and her bravery in sharing it with us. Thank you Susan.
Ricky is a Gunditjmarra man and now he lives in Melbourne where he runs his own plumbing business. Ricky served in the Australian Army with the Royal Australian Engineers and reached the rank of Sergeant. He served in Afghanistan in 2008-2009 and in East Timor in 1999-2000. Ricky’s family is a family of warriors and soldiers with the Lovett family (Fighting Gunditjmara), from the Lake Condah mission in the western districts of Victoria, having had more family members on active service in the military than any other Australian family.
Our Year 9 Co-ordinator Ben Collyer closed the ceremony by reading a Prayer for the Stolen Generations:
God of all creation,
May we all be one. May we be a nation who cares for ‘the least of these’.
Mr Paul Lewis Deputy Principal [ Staff, Identity and Operations]
On Thursday the 17th of May the Year 8 Italian students attended a fantastic day of celebrating Italian food and culture at Club Italia in Leopold accompanied by six keen staff members and six Year 10 volunteer helpers.
The enthusiasm of the students was infectious and their behaviour exemplary as they made pizza and crostoli biscuits, played bocce and watched a movie in Italian. Despite initial hesitation, the ballroom dancing became a firm favourite among all staff and students.
Many thanks to the staff and volunteers at Club Italia for hosting us and making us so welcome, and also to the Year 10 students Lauren, Matilda, Kiera, Caine, Georgia and Hannah for their involvement and assistance. All’anno prossimo!!!
“I enjoyed playing bocce and I learned the real rules of the game.” Hayley
“I learnt how to ball room dance!” Gus
“To choose my favourite thing at club Italia was difficult, everything was really fun but the most fun I had was playing bocce it was fun and competitive.” Ari
“I loved the bocce because Mia and I smashed out FOUR games. It was a blast!” Ash
“I liked Club Italia very much. I especially liked cooking biscuits and pizzas. The bocce was great as well.” Hayley
“I really enjoyed the dancing because I learnt new dances. The cooking was fun too because I got to make Italian foods.” Liv
“During the excursion to Club Italia, I learnt how to play Bocce and how to ballroom dance. The thing I enjoyed the most was making pizza because I got to mould the dough and choose my own toppings.” Meagan
Monday lunchtimes have seen our Debaters gathering to prepare for our participation in the Geelong Region of the Schools’ Competition conducted by the Debaters’ Association of Victoria. We have had a steady level of attendance at the meetings and welcomed many new students to Debating this year either as speakers or as research assistants. It has also been heartening to welcome back students who enjoyed debating last year and want to continue their involvement. Their experience is invaluable for newcomers.
So far this season our Senior Debaters (Years 10 to 12) have contested two debates, both against teams from Geelong Grammar. SICG opened our account with a win, arguing convincingly “That Australia should implement a Universal Basic Income”. Anthony Zanghi introduced the team’s case confidently and set the tone for the debate.
He was strongly supported by Kyle Wig as our second speaker, who rebutted the opponents’ opening statements and then continued our team’s case.
Third speaker Chloe Broadhurst followed up with sound rebuttal and a fine summary of our arguments. Such was the consistency across our team that the adjudicator could not select a best speaker. Team members appreciated the encouragement and support of their parents and fellow senior debater, Chelsea Barrett. Junior debaters Jonathan Galbraith and Amy Thompson were also present and enjoyed watching their older peers in action.
Taking the floor for Round 2 were Chelsea Barrett, Leah Maffescioni and Chloe Broadhurst. For this fixture, we presented the negative position against Spain granting independence to Catalonia. After careful research and preparation, each of our speakers gave a solid performance and demonstrated effective teamwork. It was great to see them taking on such a challenging topic and developing their confidence in a public forum. On this occasion they could not match their opponents, however, they can be very proud of their efforts and will grow from the experience gained.
The remaining debates for Seniors are all secret topic fixtures and these will require exceptional teamwork during the one hour of preparation time allowed prior to speaking. Our students are looking forward to the challenge.
Our Junior Debaters (Years 7 to 9) gave a great account of themselves at their first debate on Monday of this week. Taking the negative position for the topic “That there should be a congestion tax imposed on drivers of vehicles entering the Melbourne CBD”, the team combined well for a narrow one-point win over Kardinia International School.
The College was represented by Laura Maertzdorf, Adisa Fabiano, and Ella Dumaresq. While Laura and Ella have both debated for the school last year, and continue to build on their past experience, we were all delighted by welcoming Adisa to her first debate for the College.
Our students were complimented on their arguments as well as the manner of their delivery. Their engagement with their opponents’ arguments and effective rebuttal proved the decisive factor in determining the outcome.
Congratulations to all of our debaters and all the best for your next debates when the program resumes in July. Thank you to Ms Brooke O’Brien for your continued support and your work with our debaters.
Ms Andrea Dart Debating Co-ordinator.
On Friday the 25th of May, 20 Year 9 and 10 students represented the College at the Victorian College Championships Qualifying round in Werribee.
The students were competitive but unfortunate not to have as many wins as we would have hoped on the day. The boys team, coached by Grant Langmaid, showed good teamwork and some high quality plays on court. The girls team were focused and committed but played against some teams that were very polished.
They were tenacious, high spirited and hopeful of a wildcard entry into the finals in June. Congratulations to all involved for an enjoyable day of basketball.
Thanks to Mr. Philp and the sports department for all their ongoing support.
Ms Kirsty Allan
In recognition of Reconciliation Week, Year 7 students have been learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.
Students have also created their own Indigenous dot paintings, which are now on display in the Xavier Centre. Here is a snap shot of the wonderful talent we have here at Saint Ignatius College in Year 7.
Ms Tory Wood Year 7 Coordinator
This year the Year 11 Architects of Change (AOC) students held a Mother’s Day stall for the Year 7 and 8 students and it went off with a hit.
The AOC students designed and made bath bombs, cookies, candles and pot plant holders. 11 Sanchez started to make their pots towards the end of Term 1 and continued the first day back of Term 2. 11Canisius started to make and perfect their bath bombs and candles around half way through Term 1.
The Sale began toward the 3-4th week of Term 2 and it went amazingly, with us selling $1300 worth of our products.
Each group made a profit of about $50-$80 so for everyone in the school it was a great day! We had pots in many different shapes, size and colour. The Bath bombs and candles came in different scents, colours and sizes. Down in the 11 AOC classrooms all you could smell from them was the smell of vanilla from the bath bombs.
It was great to see all the eager faces of the Year 7 and 8 students frantically trying to get something that their mothers would like.
The AOC students learnt about product management, team work, time management and money balancing. Through the eyes of us in the VCAL program this was a great project which everybody participated in and had a good time, as well as learning lots.
Special thanks to Ms Wood and Ms Hodge for supporting the stall and to our Personal Development teachers Mr Martschinke and Bu Allan for their ideas, support and direction.
Hamish Peat 11Sanchez
As part of the year 12 VCAL program we focused on Indigenous culture. To meet our outcomes in PDS and WRS we decided to create an outdoor learning space to reflect our research on Indigenous culture.
We sourced local indigenous plants from Bellarine Landcare, many of which were used for medicinal purposes.
Another theme of the garden is the artwork featured on the pots plants, which we decorated with Kangaroos, Wombats and Indigenous Warrior paintings.
We officially opened the garden last Thursday (24th of May) and it was great to see so many students and staff appreciating our hard work. We also have a Community Bookbox in the garden where students, staff and visitors to the College can grab a book to read. We look forward to seeing the new learning space being enjoyed not only at recess and lunch but also throughout the day. Many thanks to Mr Martschinke, Mr Clatworthy and Mrs Purnell for their support and guidance.
Liam Mifsud Year 12 Healy
Fr. Bart, S.J. was with us for four weeks as part of his Tertian year.
During his stay, he worked with both the College and St. Thomas Parish for which we are so grateful. He attended multiple classes with us at Saint Ignatius College and offered wonderful insights for the students about the Jesuits, St Ignatius of Loyola, offered the First Spiritual Exercise for twenty-eight teachers and parishioners and celebrated many masses over the month.
His Tertianship began with studies, completing the full Spiritual Exercises (30 days) and will conclude with more study, including time in Canberra, Melbourne and Anglesea.
In August, Fr. Bart, S.J. returns to Holland to enter into his new mission which will centre on pastoral work and discerning and then planning for the Jesuit community in his province.
Many thanks and our very best wishes to Fr. Bart.
Brendan Nicholls Liturgy Coordinator
Year 10 Exam Timetable
Year 10 exams begin on Friday 8th June and continue until Friday 15th June.
Please see the full timetable (click on the Year 10 Exam Timetable to view / download the PDF).
Students are expected to to use their study periods here at school between exams to fully revise and prepare for each examination.
We ask that you support us with this by not scheduling appointments during these vital study preparation times. And of course a well balanced, well rested routine at home will also help Year 10 students during this busy time.
Mr Brendan O'Brien Year 10 Year Level Coordinator.
While Jane Alexander is on long service leave I will be replacing her for six weeks as Healing The Earth Coordinator.
An initiative by Isabella Borley, Environment Captain and her committee, is to promote Nude Food.
This is an effort to get students and teachers to bring a lunchbox as often as possible to school with as little packaging as possible. Ideally, no packaging.
So rather than buying 12 small packets of biscuits or snacks, find alternatives that can be placed in reusable containers. This will help to alleviate the amount of waste that accumulates each week as a result of packaging.
Click the link below to download a flyer with great ideas for Nude Food alternatives. Even one day a week of Nude Food is better than none.
Why not give it a go?
Fran Kealey Replacement for Jane Alexander (Healing The Earth 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.
Once again, St Ignatius was fortunate to have Mitch and Jem present a workshop on mindfulness through movement to our year 8 students. This 90 minute workshop educated students through informative conversation and moving exercises. Students learnt to experience the wide ranging benefits from practising mindfulness.
The information is presented with easy to understand examples and interactive story telling. Students understand how the practise of bringing attention to the present moment positively impacts all aspects of their life from school, work to sport to relationships. The moving mindful activities allow the students to embody the learning, which helps them take the tools into their lives. Jem and Mitch hope that the students home and school environments support the ongoing practise of mindfulness, as it has been proven to be extremely beneficial for teenagers.
“When we first walked into the Potato Shed we started talking about stresses we develop as young adolescents. We then discussed how we can incorporate mindfulness into our everyday lives. Whether it be whilst brushing your teeth or on the bus, we can always find time to take a minute and be mindful. We all did activities in a group and with a partner involving hand-eye coordination, being mindful where others are around you and breathing exercises. This incursion was very helpful and will assist a lot of the people that participated with stressful events such as exams. I personally thought that this was a fun and educational activity that everyone can use in everyday life” Emelia Browne (8 Campion)
Sally Barnard Student Wellbeing Officer
Look what we got up to in Fundraising for 2017!
It is quite an incredible achievement and we feel a need to share this with you, as it is something we have never really tabulated or advertised in the College community.
Here are the details and results of our fundraising efforts in 2017.
At the moment the main fundraiser we have running is the 2018 Entertainment Book
If you have never purchased a book in previous years you really have missed out on the discounts each business offers in this Book. A wide variety of Food and Entertainment value suitable for any occasion. Do yourself a favour – get one today.
Brochures are available at the Office or you can order online www.entbook.com.au/11317f0
Every sale contributes $12 to our fundraising tally. The more books we sell the more we get to give back to the College.
The money raised from this Fundraiser will go toward developing a new BBQ area for the School.
The Uniform Shop
Here you can buy decent quality Second hand uniforms and sell your uniforms to other school families.
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 and 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. Wear something Green. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to see you there. At the moment, we are planning our next Fundraising adventure – a SPORTS TRIVIA NIGHT! Keep a eye out for details of this upcoming fun event.
A Call Out for Your News!!
Alumni “ Where are they Now?” The Saint Ignatius College community is always on the look-out for the news of former students studies, work, travel, interstate, overseas, family?
Email a few lines or more about yourself - we want to hear from you!! Snippets will do! Photos too!
It will be included in the dedicated Alumni section of the “Magis” – the College year book - with everyone else’s news and also in our Alumni website portal that will very soon be up and running.
Send you information to: email@example.com
Old Ignatians - Proudly connected
Mrs Claire Hewitt Alumni Coordinator
Starting June 4th
B. Brinfield, K. Walpole, J. Mc.Mahon
L. Vella, N. Robinson, C. Duncan
V. McKee, J.Cinel, C. Ford, J. Mercado
M. White, Needed, Needed, Needed
T. Dowd-Hamilton, J. Tarleton, Needed, Needed
Starting June 11th
No Canteen. Queens Birsthday Holiday
L. Tigani, R. O'Haire, M. Dunstan, L. Vella
L.Sitlington, K.James, S.Peters, N.Condon
L. Eastwood, M. White, NEEDED, NEEDED
J.Marles, S.Hammond, J.Rogers, M.Di Pasquale
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&
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