Volume 15 - 18 Sep 2015

Additional News

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Father’s Day Celebration – Thank You

A special thank you to all who assisted with the preparation of the Father’s Day Celebration, in particular Mrs Maria Mastroianni (Emma Rose – Year 12) for the beautiful handmade tags.

 

Social Justice

We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 27 September.  This year’s Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘For Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas:  Justice for refugees and asylum seekers’.

The Statement addresses the divisive nationale debate over asylum seekers, especially those who arrive by boat.   It reminds all Australians of the need to welcome and comfort those who have fled here from terror and danger, and to live out the example of Jesus, who never turned his back on those who were lost or suffering.

For further details about the Social Justice Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website (www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au) or call (02) 8306-3499.

 

 

 

What’s Been Happening in Religious Education and Mission

HSC Prayer Family

Keep our Year 12 students in your prayers over the next weeks as they prepare for their HSC exams in October.

 

HSC Prayer packs from Feeder primary Schools

Representatives from three of the feeder primary schools presented the Year 12 students with HSC prayer packs that had been made by ten of our feeder primary schools. The prayer kits had a photo of some of the students who were praying for them, handmade prayer cards and a lolly all in a beautifully decorated envelope.

 

Years 8 and 10 Religious Education Tests

All students in Years 8 and 10 will complete the Archdiocese of Sydney Religious Education tests on Thursday 8 October, 2015. Students sick/absent on the day will complete the test on Friday 9 October, 2015.

 

Mary Kleist

Leader of Religious Education and Mission

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Farewell to the Class of 2015

The last week of Term 3 has been a busy one with Year 11 concluding their Preliminary year and our Year 12s concluding their secondary education. Our Graduation assembly and morning tea in Yallunga on Tuesday was well attended by staff, parents, relatives and friends of the current Year 12 students. The Graduation Mass and Dinner held on Wednesday, 16 September at St Declan’s Penshurst and Bankstown Sports Club allowed us a formal opportunity to acknowledge the academic successes and qualifications reached by our graduating students. Following this mass, families were able to celebrate with their daughter with each girl recognized for her achievements. The Graduation Mass was a beautiful, moving event with our young adults, the “hearts”, looking resplendent in their school uniform for the very last time. This week has been a series of opportunities for the collective to reminisce on their years of education at the college, their friendships, and their futures.

At the formal assembly, I spoke about the metaphor of the “Heart”, the moniker given to this year group. We’ve all heard of many sayings about a person’s character that include references to the heart. She’s a good person at heart, we say, and mean that we know something of her true, authentic self. If we identify with someone, feel a kinship with them, we say: He’s a man after my own heart. We take heart in encouragement, say things from the bottom of our heart, listen to our hearts, and give them to those we love.

Embedded in our language is the deep symbolic weight we have assigned to this fist-sized, triangular muscle since earliest human history. The heart has been the embodiment of our most passionate (most heartfelt!) emotions for so long that it is difficult to suppress the power of this particular image even if we think of ourselves as modern, scientifically literate beings who know (in our heart of hearts) that all this is just metaphor. After all, we can actually feel the damn thing throbbing in our chests at the mere approach of fear, or anger, or of love. Its beats mark the climaxes and climaxes of our lives’ scenes.

And so we come full circle, back to the metaphor of the “heart,” and what it means to experience a Change of Heart. Again, just like the Heart metaphor I spoke of, we all hope that the Year 12 students leave the College in close communion with the Creator. Our Catholic traditions and teachings have at the very least given you a strong framework to discern with when you are confronted with life’s inevitable challenges. We hope that you continue to encounter your God so that you do not end up with  lack of closeness symbolized by a “hard heart.”YR 12

 

Our college captains provided their optimistic perspective of what lies ahead for our graduates. Our Year 7 students gave each graduate a rousing “rock star” tunnel as they departed which brought many to tears. On behalf of the college, we wish our Year 12 graduates a prosperous future that provides all that they wish for. We encourage each to return with stories about their journey beyond our college gates as they will always be considered a part of the greater Bethany College family.­­­­

 

 

Prayer for our Year 12 students

Lord, we thank you for our graduates’ blessed time at Bethany College,

Grant them the gift of meaningful lives, shared with people who love them

and compassionate to people who need them.

We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

Reflections on Leadership

“Beyond the horizon of time is a changed world, very different from today’s world. Some people see beyond that horizon and into the future. They believe that dreams can become reality. They open our eyes and lift our spirits. They build trust and strengthen our relationships. They stand firm against the wind of resistance and give us the courage to continue the quest. We call these people leaders.” (Kouzes and Posner, 1995, p. 317).

 

For many of us leadership is much like quality – we know it when we see it but have a difficult time defining or describing it. The quote from Kouzes and Posner captures what many of us think about when asked to describe a leader. As I think about leadership, there are six principles that appear to me to define what it means to be a leader.

  • Leaders must focus on mission and see what is on the horizon. They are the “pathfinders.”
  • Leaders convey and model values for the organization. They serve as “the moral compass.”
  • Leaders must pay attention to their organization’s culture and be proactive in shaping the environment in which others will do their work.
  • Leaders must be risk takers. This may in fact be the litmus test for a leader – what distinguishes those who lead from those who follow.
  • Leaders empower others. They build and foster trust among others and build teams to accomplish the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Leaders must understand themselves. There is a lot of “inner work” that leaders must do.

Further, “What does it take to be a leader?” There are three things that characterize a leader. Leaders are distinguished by their courage, their credibility, and their convictions. Having the courage to lead is perhaps the most important characteristic of a true leader. Leadership is tough because leadership is about change, either initiating change in an organization or steering an organization in a changing, even chaotic environment. Leaders sometimes meet with resistance and must be able to stay the course in spite of obstacles and disappointments. Leadership is ultimately about courage and the will to press on in spite of challenges and criticisms.

Leadership is also about convictions and having the integrity to live by one’s convictions. Leaders must have strong values and beliefs. They must be able to demonstrate these values and convey them to their followers.  Finally, leadership is about credibility. Without followers, there are no leaders. It is the leader’s credibility that encourages others to join the quest, to move toward the horizon, to achieve the organization’s mission.

We recently held a leadership seminar with Year 11 where we pondered the concept of Leadership and all that it entails. As a result, many wonderful students had the courage to nominate themselves for student leadership positions. Not all of them were successful and whilst disappointed at first, I trust that you will come to realise that the process of putting yourself forward, offering yourself to the service of others, is a huge step in itself. With persistence, you will one day realise your leadership potential!

After consulting closely with our student body and with the teaching staff, the following Year 11 students will form the heart of our student leadership team. Each of them possesses the qualities mentioned above. We are yet to appoint our House Captains and Prefects. This will happen after their final Preliminary examinations. Our student leadership team for 2016 is:

 

Captain

Christina Ristevski

Vice Captain

Sharlize Lasala

Sport Captain

Grace Robinson

SRC (12)

Stella Dimitrakas

SRC (11)

Chiara Mastrogiovanni

SRC (10)

Jasmin Allotta

SRC (9)

Anastasia Nedelkoska

SRC (8)

Lucienne Pacifique

SRC (7)

Tara Kousoulas

House Captain (Franklin)

Hannah Berghouse

House Captain (Kellerman)

Monica Krstevski

House Captain (Melba)

Tijana Miles

House Captain (Oodgeroo)

Sarah Fisher

Prefect (Creative Arts)

Sabrinna Veloso

Prefect (Debating)

Joanna Vazouras

Prefect (Design)

Sarah Stone

Prefect (Hospitality)

Eilish McIntyre

Prefect (Humanities)

Namoh Webster

Prefect (ICT)

Brooke Cibalevski

Prefect (Languages and Culture)

Isabella Healion

Prefect (Liturgy)

Jacinta Walz

Prefect (Mathematics)

Anthea Michalopoulos

Prefect (Media & AV)

Marissa Faith

Prefect (Performing Arts)

Melissa Lameri

Prefect (Science)

Fiona Pelosi

Prefect (Social Justice)

Zoe Blight

Prefect (Transport)

Niamh McMenamin

We look forward to seeing them ease into their new roles and steer our student body in new and exciting directions!

 

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A Blessing for School Student Leaders 2016

Powerful Spirit of God, you guide us and light our way.

Bless our Year 11 student leaders

as they take on the role as

leaders of our college.

Bless our community as we

encourage and support them in

their leadership role.

We make this prayer through

Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

Archbishop’s Award for Student Excellence

This year, our Year 12 nominee for this award is Eugenia Simoes. The citation, read out by Zoe Blight (Year 11, new student leader) stated:

 As a woman of faith, Eugenia has displayed a determination to be involved in the Catholic life of the College, to strive for her personal best and to live life to the full. Eugenia is the President of the Bethany College Vinnies Conference and has been an active member of the Conference for many years. She attended World Youth Day Rio 2013 and regularly participates in the Saturday morning Brekky Van. She is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, she takes an active role in all College liturgies and is a regular attendee of the Fire and Light Youth Group. Eugenia is an example of living the College motto: Act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with your God.

Congratulations Eugenia!

 

Youth Commonwealth Games, September 2015

Grace RGRobinsonobinson of Australia (Year 11 Bethany College and 2016 Sports Captain Elect) poses after the medal ceremony for the girl’s shot put during the athletics competition at the Apia Park Sports Complex on day three of the Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games on September 9, 2015 in Apia, Samoa. She won the gold medal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students Driving to and from school

Bethany College recognises that some parents allow their students to drive to school. As student safety is important, there are some simple conditions placed on drivers and their passengers.

Information for Student Drivers:

  1. Student drivers are to submit the Student Driver Registration Form to the Year 11 and 12 Coordinator. This form details:
  • Parental/guardian consent for the student to drive to, and home from, school
  • The make, model, colour and registration number of the vehicle/s that the student will drive to school.
  • Cars must not be accessed or used during the school day for any reason.
  1. Students are required to adhere to all road rules and to drive in a safe and responsible manner.
  2. Students are not permitted to park in the school grounds.
  3. Drivers MUST NOT carry passengers who have not lodged a Student Passenger Form with the Year 11 and 12 coordinators.

Information for Student Passengers

  1. Student passengers (other than siblings) will need to submit a Student Passenger Registration Form to the relevant Year Coordinator. This form details:
  • Parental/Guardian consent for the student to travel as a passenger on the journey to, and home from, school
  • The student driver’s name and the details of the car, including the registration number

If either Driver or Passenger disregards these requirements, parents will be notified and appropriate consequences will apply.

There are some parents who would view these requirements as draconian and unnecessary. To those parents, I would ask you to look into the history of vehicle accidents involving teens where inexperience coupled with much exuberance and excitement of passengers leads to tragic consequences.  In some recent fatalities, it is the passenger who loses their life. We would never wish this to happen to one of our girls.

As the Principal, I am ultimately responsible for the safety of each girl at school. If a student is not travelling via public transport but rather, travelling regularly in another girl’s car, I need the passenger’s parental consent, in writing, for this to occur.

 

Year 12 Graduation Photos

To access your daughter’s Graduation photos, visit Advancedlife.com.au and use the code HZC FK4 YXH.  Photos will be available online on 27 September.

School Fees

As we approach the final days of Term 3 could I remind those parents with outstanding school fee accounts to finalise these as soon as possible. As always, those parents who may need some extra time are invited to make an appointment to discuss a payment plan with the Business Manager, Mr Lachlan Skeen.

 

 

Our mantra:

“Girls can do anything.
Bethany girls can do everything!*
(*except divide by zero)”
 
 
Vicki Lavorato
Principal

 

From the Assistant Principal

Important dates for Term 4

  • 18 September: Term 3 concludes
  • 6 October: Staff Development Day
  • 7 October: Term 4 commences. Students in full summer uniform
  • 19 October: P&F Meeting 7-7:30pm
  • 28 October: Yr 11 Parent Teacher Student Interviews. 4-8 pm
  • 3 November Ancient Greek Theatre Festival. 6:30-9 pm
  • 4 November Year 7, 2016 Orientation Day and Parent Information session 6:30-7:30 pm
  • 10 November: Music performance evening. 6:30-8:30 pm
  • 26 & 27 November: College Musical
  • 11 December: End of year Speech and Award Ceremony
  • 14 December: Last day of school for students
  • 15 December: Yr 7-10 Parent Teacher Student Interviews. 9-3:30 pm

 

A reminder that students resume school in Term 4 wearing their full College Summer Uniform

Uniform guidelines are clearly printed in the college planners, as are the consequences for uniform infringements.

Summer College Uniform: 7-9

  • College navy dress worn at mid knee length
  • College ankle socks

Summer College Uniform: 10-12

  • Short sleeve college blouse
  • College Navy skirt worn at mid knee length
  • College ankle socks

Summer Sport Uniform: 7-10

  • College shorts
  • College Sport T-shirt
  • well supported lace up sport shoes (Not canvas: Vans/Converse etc)
  • College ankle sport socks
  • College Sports cap

Summer Sport Uniform: 11 -12

Year 11 & 12- Uniform should be retained where possible to wear at carnivals and representing the college at sporting events.

 

For extra warmth at school in summer students may wear:

  • their college cardigan when at school with the College uniform
  • their sport jacket at school with their sport uniform

Cardigans are not to be worn to and from school in summer. The college dress (7-9) or blouse (10-12) are the outer garment to be worn.

 

General Uniform

  • College Badge should be worn with the uniform
  • Plain leather flat lace up shoes
  • Skirts and dresses are to be at mid knee length
  • Make up should not be worn to school
  • Hair should be tied back and a natural, uniform colour
  • Nails should be natural looking and kept to an appropriate length to allow students to conduct school work unimpeded and prevent a student harming themselves or others. Only clear nail polish may be worn. No French tips will be permitted.
  • No visible facial piercing or tattoos will be accepted.
  • Jewellery-the only jewellery that is permitted is
    • One set of small studs worn in the lowest part of the ear lobe- no other piercings
    • One watch
    • One gold or silver chain with a Christian symbol
  • College Bag- This is the only bag to be worn with the College Uniform, unless advised it is permissible to use a smaller bag when attending excursions.The bag is designed to be worn high on the student’s backs, it is therefore advised that straps are done up to avoid unnecessary stress on the students.

 

Jacinta Russo

Assistant Principal

 

 

Library News

School holidays are fast approaching so don’t forget to come in and borrow some new novels to read as you relax over the break. If you are looking for something to do there are many activities being run by your local Library, at both local and State level.

Don’t forget the State Library over the holidays as there are two free exhibits open to enjoy. For history students there is the Freedom Ride ’65: with unpublished photos from the Tribune archive. You can study the iconic moment in Australian history when a busload of students from the University of Sydney set off around country NSW to expose discrimination and racism against Aboriginal people. Of more than 100 photographs taken by the Tribune‘s ‘special correspondent’, only a handful of prints were ever published. Now, recently digitised to mark the 50th anniversary of the ’65 Freedom Ride, these images provide a compelling alternative view of an event that captured the headlines nationally and internationally and is widely considered a turning point in Australian race relations. This exhibit runs from 5 September 2015 – 29 November 2015 in the Exhibition Rooms.

For those with an artistic bent the Australian Inspiration exhibit is still open until the 27 September in the Exhibition Galleries. Australia’s native flora and fauna has long inspired artists and designers; see illustrations of koalas by Dorothy Wall, Norman Lindsay and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and various natural flora designs. There are also sketches, models and contemporary artworks of the Sydney Opera House show how it evolved from a functional design to become a cultural icon. This exhibition focuses on how the waratah, the koala and Australia’s most recognizable building, the Sydney Opera House, have become invaluable sources of inspiration and design. Visit, learn and enjoy and have a happy holiday!

Keep reading,

 

Mrs Karen Pentland

Teacher Librarian

Careers

MHSCareers website Calendar for all calendar events 

Please select the relevant state – NSW, to refine your search.

Go to:  http://www.calendarwiz.com/mhscareers for more events.

 

List of all Open Days and Key dates for 2015–16 admissions:

Go to UAC News July 2015 p. 4

http://www.uac.edu.au/documents/publications/news/2015/july.pdf

 

Universities Admission Centre (UAC): Educational Access Scheme, Equity Scholarships and Schools Recommendation Scheme:

Information contained on the UAC website:  

 

2015 HSC exam preparation Interactive Workshops


Date : 21st Sep 2015
Time : 9am to 5pm
Venue : Macquarie University
Cost : $195
Contact : shane Hardcastle : info@hscintheholidays.com.au / 1300677336
Event Description : HSC EXAM WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS

– Small,interactive workshops that will help students to unlock the secrets of each HSC exam.
– SIT for a full day with senior HSC markers to cover every aspect of the syllabus in final preparation for the HSC exams.
– Personalised assistance and support prvided to each student.
– Learn how to maximise tour marks to a range of probable HSC questions.
– Comprehensive workbooks provided containing sublect notes,questions and exemplar solutions/answers.
– This is a unique and innovative program that is guaranteed to improve your knowledge ,skills and confidence

 

2015 HSC exam preparation Interactive Workshops : 

Date : 21st Sep 2015
Time : 9am to 5pm
Venue : UTS University
Cost : $195
Contact : Shane Hardcastle : info@hscintheholidays.com.au / 1300677336
Event Description : HSC WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS

– Small interactive workshops that will help you to unlock the secrets of each HSC exam
– Sit for a full day with senior HSC markers to cover every aspect of the syllabus in the lead up to the final HSC exams
– Persoalised assistance and support prvidedto each student 
– Learnhow to maximise your marks to a range of probable HSC questions
– Comprhensive workbooks provided containing subject notes,practice questions and exemplar solutions/answers.
– This is a unique and innovative program that is guaranteed to improve your knowledge,skillsand confidence

 

Free Automotive Pre Apprenticeship Course – Parramatta


Date : 21st Sep 2015
Time : 9:00
Venue : Level 2, 8-10 Palmer Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Cost : FREE
Contact : Michael Wentworth : mwentworth@mtaplus.com.au
Event Description : 
MTA Apprenticeships Plus is part of the Motor Traders Association of NSW and ACT. We place over 300 school leavers into apprenticeships in the automotive industry each year.

This is a 3 week Automotive Pre Apprenticeship Course for school leavers looking to secure an apprenticeship in the automotive industry. At the completion of the 3 weeks training each student will be placed on work experience with an employer seeking an apprentice with a view to the student gaining the apprenticeship they are looking for. 

Each student on completion of the course will receive a Statement of Attainment in Automotive and will have completed 7 Units of Competence from the Automotive Training Package. 

 

Macquarie University Campus Tour

Date : 23rd Sep 2015
Time : 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue : Macquarie University
Cost : FREE
Contact : Helena Cantrall : futurestudents@mq.edu.au
Event Description : 
This campus tour is open to everyone who would like to hear more about Macquarie. Visit our wonderful campus, meet our Student Advisers and have your questions answered.

 

$20,000 Australian Hotels Association (AHA) NSW Scholarship applications close

Date : 25th Sep 2015
Time : 17.00
Cost : FREE
Contact : Joshua Wood : 
josh.wood@bluemountains.edu.au
Event Description : 
Applications close for the 2015 AHA NSW Hospitality scholarship!

A $20,000 scholarship is being awarded to both a male and female from regional NSW to study at BMIHMS!

Please see our website for further details
http://www.bluemountains.edu.au/2015/08/bmihms-announce-scholarship-for-regional-students/

Or contact Elaine Robertson 02 8218 1877, or elaine.robertson@ahansw.com.au

 

THINK Design – Day In the Life of a Designer Workshop – Ultimo, Sydney

Date : 26th Sep 2015
Time : 9:30-12:30 or 1pm-4pm
Venue : Ultimo Campus 46-52 Mountain Street Ultimo, NSW 2007
Cost : $20.00
Contact : Rebekah Prendergast : 1300 851 245 / 
info@billyblue.edu.au / enquiries@catc.edu.au

Event Description : 
Ever wondered what it is like to be working in design or photography? Discover more and learn how to let those caged ideas take flight as you spend a day as a designer or photographer at our workshops!

Find out what goes on at our colleges, and see what communication, graphic, digital media, interior, and branded fashion designers and photographers really do. You spend a day working on a design brief, producing artwork – both by hand and digitally – and take it to the production stage. Our friendly lecturers who are all design industry professionals deliver all workshops. You won’t want to leave!

Each workshop is specific to an area of design. With the flexibility of 2 x 3-hour sessions running on the day, you can choose to explore multiple disciplines or zoom in on your preferred area [Please note: you can only choose one morning session and one afternoon session].

To register go to http://bit.ly/1C9lY4a or call 1300 851 245

 

Day in the Life of a Natural Therapist Workshop w/Australasian College of Natural Therapies

Date : 26th Sep 2015
Time : 9:30 – 12:30 & 1:00 – 4:00
Venue : Pyrmont Campus, Wellness Centre, 235 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont, NSW
Cost : 20.00
Contact : Rachel Delaney : 02 8588 4762
Event Description : 
This workshop will provide students with a taste of what it would be like to work in the growing field of natural medicine, including Naturopathy, Nutrition and Western Herbal Medicine. During the workshop you will get a chance to learn natural stress relief remedies, practical nutritional tips and some naturopathic skills that you can apply on yourself and others.

More info and get tickets: http://www.acnt.edu.au/about-us/events/day-in-the-life-of-a-natural-therapist-sydney

 

 

Day in the Life of a Beauty Therapist with Australian National College of Beauty

Date : 26th Sep 2015
Time : 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Venue : Pyrmont Campus, Wellness Centre, 235 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont, NSW
Cost : 20.00
Contact : Rachel Delaney : 
rdelaney@think.edu.au
Event Description : 
Our ‘Day in the Life’ Workshop is a half-day session packed with invaluable insights into the world of the Beauty Therapist. This workshop will provide you with a taste of what it would be like to work in the exciting field of Beauty Therapy.

During the workshop you will get a chance to learn about make-up artistry, aromatherapy, manicure, massage, and the retail skills needed to help you follow your dream career in Beauty Therapy.

Why attend?

Discover more about the world of Beauty Therapy, and if it is for you!
Gain an insight into the different specialist areas within the field
Find out more about life as a Beauty Therapist and what it’s like working in the industry
Hear from elite ANCB lecturers and training staff
Learn about the skills you will learn within the Diploma of Beauty Therapy
Master some new skills and get the chance to apply them
Take part in interactive workshops
Meet likeminded people and have fun!

Info and tickets: http://www.ancb.edu.au/events/day-in-the-life-of-a-beauty-therapist

 

2015 HSC exam preparation Interactive Workshops

Date : 28th Sep 2015
Time : 9am to 5pm
Venue : University of Wollongong Main Campus
Cost : $195
Contact : Shane Hardcastle : info@hscintheholidays.com.au / 1300677336
Event Description : 
HSC WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS

– Small interactive workshops that will help students to unlock the secrets of each HSC exam.
– Sit for a full day with senior HSC markers to cover every aspect of the syllabus in the lead up to the final HSC exams.
– personalised assistance and support provided to each student.
– Learn how to maximise your marks to a range of probable HSC questions.
– Comprehensive workbooks provided containing subject notes,practice questions and exemplar solutions/answers .
– This is a unique and innovative program that is guaranteed to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence.


2015 HSC exam preparation Interactive Workshops

Date : 28th Sep 2015
Time : 9am to 5pm
Venue : University of Wollongong Southern Sydney Campus (Loftus)
Cost : $195
Contact : shane Hardcastle : info@hscintheholidays.com.au / 1300677336
Event Description : 
HSC WORKSHOPS SEPTEMBER HOLIDAYS 

– Small, interactive workshops that will help students to unlock the secrets of each HSC exam.
– Sit for a full day with senior HSC markers to cover every aspect of the syllabus in the lead up to the final HSC exams.
– Personalised assistance and support provided to each student.
– Learn how to maximise your marks to a range of probable HSC questions.
– Comprehensive workbooks provided containing subject notes ,practice questions and exemplar solutions/answers.
-This is a unique and innovative program that is guaranteed to improve your knowledge, skillsand confidence.


School holiday trial-a-trade and Info Session

Date : 29th Sep 2015
Time : 10:00 – 12 noon
Venue : William Angliss Institute Sydney, 26-32 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills
Cost : FREE
Contact : Anna Klingberg : (02) 9125 517

Event Description : 
William Angliss Institute School holiday trial-a-trade and information session in Surry Hills. These sessions are short, two-hour glimpses into the exciting careers available within Cookery, Patisserie, Coffee and Hospitality/Events/Travel. The day will also include an information session, which is then followed by a hands on session in one of our state of the art facilities including our commercial kitchens and coffee academy. Please register on 
www.angliss.edu.au/register-for-trial-a-trade?country=syd

 

University of NSW (UNSW) Art & Design Portfolio Entry Workshops

Date : 29th Sep 2015
Time : 10:00am
Venue : UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
Cost : FREE
Contact : Damien Nedeljkovic : d.nedeljkovic@unsw.edu.au
Event Description : 
Get confident about your portfolio.

Join a free portfolio entry workshop in the school holidays to learn about how to prepare and develop your portfolio.

Meet our assessment staff who will provide you with personal feedback, guide you through how to produce the best possible portfolio and offer step-by-step advice about how to submit.

Visit our website for more information and registration https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/events/2015-portfolio-entry-workshops

 

Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) Free Workshops

Date : 30th Sep 2015
Time : 10am – 3pm
Venue : All AIE Campuses
Cost : FREE
Contact : Simon Freeman : simonf@aie.edu.au
Event Description : 
AIE Industry Experience Days are a great opportunity to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. During the day, students will participate in hands-on workshops using industry standard software in a fun and creative environment.

Students will also learn about the different pathways to get into the industry, what should be in a portfolio and get creative in practical workshops using industry-standard 3D animation and game development tools.

For more information head to http://www.aie.edu.au/ied

 

The University of Notre Dame – Time Management for Year 12

Date : 30th Sep 2015
Time : TBA
Venue : 104 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Cost : FREE
Contact : Anne-Maree McCarthy : 
sydney@nd.edu.au / 02 8204 4404
Event Description : 
The Notre Dame’s Academic and Enabling Support Centre will be open to assist Year 11 students develop useful skills for their HSC/exams/assessments.

 

The University of Notre Dame – Applications Due for Semester One, 2016

Date : 30th Sep 2015
Time : 5:00pm
Venue : 104 Broadway (PO Box 944) Broadway NSW 2007 
Cost : FREE
Contact : Anne-Maree McCarthy : sydney@nd.edu.au / 02 8204 4404
Event Description : 
Students are the heart of Notre Dame. You will be seen as a person, not a number, and supported every step of the way to know yourself and flourish. 

Notre Dame’s unique admissions process considers the whole person, taking your personal qualities and service to the community into account. 

http://www.nd.edu.au/nav-future-students/applynow

 

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Engineering Link Project

Date : 1st Oct 2015
Time : 8.30am – 4pm
Venue : Univerity of Technology Sydney, Building 11, 87 Broadway, Ultimo
Cost : $58.50
Contact : Greg Millican : admin@telg.com.au or (07) 3102 7394
Event Description : 
Engineering Link Project 1 to 2 October 2015

The Engineering Link Group is proud to continue our partnership with the Unversity of Technology Sydney (UTS) Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. This project is open to Year 10, 11 and 12 students currently (or intending to study) Unit 3 Mathematics (or higher), Engineering Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Technology or other science-related subjects.

An Engineering Link Project follows the design – make – appraise model of problem solving, so each group will fully prepare their solution on paper, present it to the engineer for approval and then have the opportunity to construct their solution. Each group’s solution will be tested to ensure it meets the criteria set, then extended beyond the scope of the design, usually to destruction!

Students will participate in a different engineering module each day, facilitated by a engineers from UTS and local industry. Each module is designed to showcase an example of engineering in that discipline, as well as being:
hands-on
practical
relevant to maths and science being studied at school
interesting
challenging
fun!

Students can choose experiences from the following choices: 
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Power and Electrical Engineering
Software and Computer Systems Engineering
Biomedical Engineering, 
and others…

For more information and to register: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139071531&dateid=2138867837 

 

University of NSW (UNSW) Art & Design Portfolio Entry Workshops

Date : 1st Oct 2015
Time : 10:00am
Venue : UNSW Art & Design, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
Cost : FREE
Contact : Damien Nedeljkovic : 
d.nedeljkovic@unsw.edu.au
Event Description : 
Get confident about your portfolio.

Join a free portfolio entry workshop in the school holidays to learn about how to prepare and develop your portfolio.

Meet our assessment staff who will provide you with personal feedback, guide you through how to produce the best possible portfolio and offer step-by-step advice about how to submit.

Visit our website for more information and registration https://www.artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/events/2015-portfolio-entry-workshops

 

Hospitality HSC Revision Day

Date : 2nd Oct 2015
Time : 9:30AM – 3:00PM
Venue : The Rocks Campus, 1-5 Hickson Rd, Sydney, 2000. 
Cost : FREE
Contact : Rachel Delaney : rdelaney@think.edu.au
Event Description : 
Avoid the last minute panic and Stress! Ensure you’re fully prepared for your HSC Hospitality exam this year with William Blue’s Hospitality HSC Revision Day. 

If you want to study for your HSC among your peers and learn from industry-professional lecturers, then come along to William Blue’s one-day HSC Hospitality revision workshop, suitable for any Year 12 students studying HSC Hospitality. You will hear from our top industry lecturers, go over the curriculum, ask any questions and go over your trouble areas in detail. The day will give you tips and strategies, as well as the knowledge you need, to achieve the best you can in your exam.

School Groups more than welcome! 

There is no charge to attend the day but spaces are limited so RSVP is essential.

http://www.williamblue.edu.au/about-william-blue/upcoming-events/hsc-revision-workshop

 

University of Wollongong (UOW) College Summer Session Information Evening 

Date : 7th Oct 2015
Time : 6pm-8pm
Venue : Building 67, Room 104, University of Wollongong
Cost : FREE
Contact : Megan Serrano : mserrano@uow.edu.au / 4221 5919
Event Description : 
UOW College Summer Session Information Evening | Wednesday 7 October 2015 | Find out about alternative pathways to UOW, as well as vocational courses to help students start their career. Staff will answer questions on fees, enrolments, career paths and more. | 6.00pm– 8.00pm, Building 67 Room 104, University of Wollongong. Register now! http://www.uowcollege.edu.au/about/events/index.html

 

Free Automotive Pre Apprenticeship Course – Parramatta

Date : 12th Oct 2015
Time : 9:00am
Venue : Level 2, 8-10 Palmer Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Cost : FREE
Contact : Michael Wentworth : mwentworth@mtaplus.com.au
Event Description : 
MTA Apprenticeships Plus is part of the Motor Traders Association of NSW and ACT. We place over 300 school leavers into apprenticeships in the automotive industry each year.

This is a 3 week Automotive Pre Apprenticeship Course for school leavers looking to secure an apprenticeship in the automotive industry. At the completion of the 3 weeks training each student will be placed on work experience with an employer seeking an apprentice with a view to the student gaining the apprenticeship they are looking for. 

Each student on completion of the course will receive a Statement of Attainment in Automotive and will have completed 7 Units of Competence from the Automotive Training Package.

 

 

 

Ms Viviene Gereige

Vocational Learning Coordinator

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On Tuesday 1 September, four Year 11 students,  Sharlize Lasala, Niamh, McMenamin, Kaitlyn Rooke, and Naomh Webster accompanied Mrs Sullivan and Mrs Symes to Mary MacKillop Place for a gathering of  Year 11 and 12 students from schools in Sydney.  We listened to speakers from Recognise which is the people’s movement to recognise Indigenous Australians in the Australian Constitution and also to ensure that there is no place in it for racial discrimination  While these girls are not at voting age yet they may be when the Referendum takes place and therefore it is so important to be informed.  Following the presentation the students were placed small groups and some of the ideas that were developed included:

 

  • Spreading the news about the upcoming referendum in homeroom or house assemblies
  • Raise awareness by wearing badges –> they will question what the badge means
  • Like the Facebook page – Recognise
  • Write for the school newsletter about today’s event
  • Write letters  to government representatives
  • Have year meetings where seniors educate the juniors
  • Have a mock referendum to see what others vote and why
  • Set up posters of the letter ‘R’ which will spark curiosity and then talk about it at
  • Register on the Recognise website

 

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HSC Blessing Mass

On Sunday September 13, 35 students from Bethany and Marist College Kogarah joined to celebrate mass together at St Gabriel’s in Bexley.  At this mass, the community prayed especially for the year 12 students who are about to complete their HSC exams. The year 12 students who attended were presented with a Mary MacKillop medal and a prayer card which we hope they will use to help guide them over the coming weeks. After the mass, the group gathered to eat pizza and socialise. It was an excellent night and the students who participated in the offertory, singing and readings represented their respective colleges proudly. Thank you to the staff and students from Bethany and Marist who attended. We wish these students every success in their upcoming exams.

 

Laura Mirabello

Youth Ministry and Student Leadership Co-Ordinator