Senior School Newsletter


 23 October 2014, Volume 65 No. 30

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

It has been a big week in SKC life! Our Athletes competed in the APS competition last Saturday, successfully defending the title. There are so many inspiring and uplifting back stories to the 8-point win over our Catholic brothers from the other end of Glenferrie Road. Let me begin by congratulating the team and, in particular, Michael Romanin our Captain. Injured during the 100m dash, he still crossed the line first. Michael then spoke at the presentation of the trophy with humility, graciousness and clarity.

Thanks and admiration also goes to our TIC of Athletics, Mr Luke Travers, and his talented team of coaches. Between the heats on Wednesday and last event on the Saturday, no fewer than seven reserves needed to move to the starting line. What a testament to the depth of the team and the training that had gone into the whole squad! The team have no doubt that the vociferous support of their comrades in the stand made that crucial difference as runners entered the back straight. Our field events were once again simply stunning. In what many would describe as outcomes beyond the odds and expectations, we have now won seven of the last nine APS Athletics titles.

Our men swift and able in rhetoric and argument have also had a remarkable week. St Kevin’s has won the British Parliamentary Debating title and in an A and B grade double-header at Wesley on Tuesday night, emerged as State Champions in the Year 12 A Grade and Year 11 B Grade competitions. It was interesting to read in the program, that these finals are the culmination of a schools’ competition in which around 10,000 students from more than 250 schools participate.

I was delighted to attend both debates and marvelled at the talent on display. The ability to construct an argument, listen to a counter-view and then intelligently discuss and dispute an issue is a skill that we all need to ensure that we continue to live in a civilised society. That close on 300 lads are now involved across the College in debating and public speaking is simply wonderful. My sincere thanks to Ms Kelly Gallivan as TIC of Debating and Mr Tom Lane as TIC of Public Speaking and all colleagues who contribute so ably in this co-curricular activity.
 
  A Grade DAV Team
Liam Fitzpatrick  
    John Hajek  
    Charles Prior 
    Christopher Skliros 
     
  B Grade DAV Team   James Chan 
    Lachlan Gallagher 
    Julian Guinane 
    Liam McFadzean-Lodge 
    Edward Meehan 

Yesterday, we completed the Valedictory process for the Class of 2014. At House breakfasts on the Tuesday morning, each boy was recognised in the House setting for his contribution to the College. On Wednesday at Formal Assembly, every lad received, in front of staff and the Heyington Campus, his graduate certificate. Alexander Neenan (Year 10) and Mr John Mount spoke to honour the cohort and Jake Bianco responded with eloquence, good humour and sincerity on behalf of his classmates.

A casual lunch on the ovals was enjoyed with staff prior to the boys each receiving a copy of Michael McGirr’s Finding God’s Traces on their way to my final liturgy in the Tout Theatre.

Families, staff and Year 12 then assembled for Mass in the evening at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Fr Ian Waters, Parish Priest of St Roch’s and St Cecilia’s, was our erudite celebrant. The music, reflections and general tone were all uplifting.

Dinner followed, where our College Captain, Andrew Borg, spoke in an entertaining and mature fashion in his toast to the College to which I had the honour to respond. David Fleming, the fourth son (Martin ’04, Alex ’07, Oliver ’10), proposed the toast to parents, and his mother, Mrs Jan Fleming, was a loving and knowledgeable respondent. Families marked their son’s graduation in a very happy and community-affirming manner.

Enough to the week that was! There is much to come in the week ahead before the Cup break. Our life is full at SKC.

Headmaster's Study Awards
Year 9   English   Hugo Mitchell 
  History   Patrick Gigacz 
    Thomas Hughes 
  Religious Studies  Dominik Jamriska 
    Hector Ryan 
  Science  Seamus Heanue 

Kind regards



Stephen F Russell
St Kevin's will value diversity and friendship within the community.
(from the Mission Statement) 
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Faith and Mission

Walking

I was driving through the city early on Saturday evening, cheered by the memory of some of the great athletics I had seen in the course of the afternoon when, for the second time that day, I was brought to a standstill. The first occasion was on Dandenong Road when I was held up in a traffic jam comprised solely of taxis, evidently on their way to the Caulfield Cup. The presence of so many taxis suggested to me that the racegoers were determined to compensate for the sober habits of the 70,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses who were also in town for the weekend only not at the races. The second time I was brought to a stop was in the city when I finally encountered the followers of Jehovah. There were more witnesses than at the trial of O J Simpson and, as they inched slowly down Spencer Street, I was truly horrified. Not one of them appeared to be knocking on a single door. I was aghast that they had wandered so far from what I had always assumed was their true purpose. If I had been organising the convention, I would have taken them to Aisle 36 at Bunnings or Masters where they could have knocked on hundreds of doors in the one place.

Next weekend we will be celebrating freedom of movement. On Saturday, some fifty or more of our students, mostly from Year Four, will be celebrating their first Eucharist at St Ignatius Richmond. On Sunday, hundreds of us will be taking part in the Zimele walkathon. In a way, these two events are related. They both recognise the ways in which God always wants to budge us from whatever experience of the world or of ourselves in which we might be inclined to settle. They both remind us of the many ways in which God is determined to feed the entire world. To do this, God gets us moving.

It’s a wonderful irony that we have a walkathon to reach out to people who have limited means to move on with their own lives. When we were in Tanzania with the Zimele immersion in the middle of the year, we visited a remand centre for teenagers in Arusha, not far from the Kenyan border. There were about 20 boys and half a dozen girls in a facility whose austerity defies easy description. The detainees were housed in what was basically an airless concrete box as they awaited trial. Some of them had been there for over a year and were yet to learn the nature of the crime they were supposed to have committed. The boys ranged in age from 12 to 17 and were locked up at night in a cramped dormitory. A single security officer was left in charge; the law of the jungle was allowed to prevail within the group until dawn.

The remand centre did not even have running water. The toilets didn’t work; outside there was a muddy water hole, populated by frogs, from which their water was drawn. There was a small hall with a few broken pieces of furniture. This was where the kids met their parents or family on visits which sometimes took place no more than once a month. Cooking was done on a single fire which emitted acrid smoke.

We brought a few snacks with us and the detainees stood politely in line as they waited for some biscuits and a drink. One boy asked nervously if he could have two of the small packets of cookies. His only shirt was torn; most of his teeth were already missing. None of the young people had anything on their feet.

After the snack, we all played a frenetic game of soccer together. There was only a small courtyard but a lot of pent up energy was released. The children spent their lives caged rather than housed.

Tom Purcell made the point afterwards that even a thousand dollars could buy some chairs, tables, games and sports equipment. He said that if we had two more days in Arusha, perhaps we could return and paint the insides of the places so it didn’t look quite so bleak. There appeared to be no money for any of this. Indeed, Mr Mussa, who runs the centre, had not been paid for four months because the wheels of government had ground to a halt. He has a family of his own but keeps turning up to this place of despair, day in and day out, because he has a strong sense of call to do whatever he can to help the young people. Mr Mussa says that the only good thing about the place is that the adult prison is actually much worse. It is hard to imagine how. He said he wouldn’t walk away.

Tom promised the kids that Zimele would do what it can to help them on their walk to life. He asked them simply to try to be good to each other.

One small part of that helping is a walk in the fresh air under a broad sky next Sunday morning.
Hopefully, our first communicants will remember the words with which the Mass concludes: ‘go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.’

For registration for the Zimele walkathon go to www.trybooking.com/22447

Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith & Mission
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Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...

  • Mr Hart accompanied Kenny students in assisting with serving breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome in Fitzroy.
  • Year 12 Japanese Orals were held.
  • Rugby Association AGM took place.
  • Year 12 House Breakfasts and Farewells were held.
  • DAV Debating Grand Finals took place.
  • Year 6C and 6D Camp was held.
  • Ms Phelan accompanied McCarthy students who assisted at the community service 'Good Grub'.
  • Year 10 Community Service continued.
  • Year 12 Valedictory Assembly, Mass and Dinner were celebrated.
  • Junior APS competition took place.
  • Year 9 Outprac occurred.
  • Year 11 Assembly was addressed on leadership by the College Student leaders of 2014.
  • Friends of Art Meeting was held.
  • Year 9 Retreat took place with Year 11 mentors involved.
  • EREA Seminar on 'Women in Leadership' took place at St Kevin’s.
  • Year 10 Literature students were addressed by author Toni Jordan.
  • Students participated in 'Detention for Detention' in solidarity with EREA schools nationally.
  • Ms Dobson accompanied Kearney boys to assist with tutoring at St Ignatius Refugee Program in Richmond.
  • Purton students and Mr Hale participated in the community group PACSEL.
  • Ms Hill and Rahill students participated in the Fitzroy Tutoring Program.
  • Staff completed professional development at VCAA and Women in Leadership.
  • Zimele Walkathon was conducted.
  • Year 4 students celebrated the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time at St Ignatius in Richmond.
Ms Janet Canny
Director of Students
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Omnia


Ethan Delany
Year 7
For being named 'Diver of the Year' at the recent Diving Victoria Awards.


 Lachlan Powning
Year 8

For his honesty in handing in a phone found on public transport.

Tommy Mitchell
Year 9
For donating money to Zimele earned from refereeing basketball for his Duke of Edinburgh Program.

Nick Myrtle
Cusack

For his outstanding work as Deputy Captain of Cusack House.

Liam Green 
Kearney

  For attending the three day St Ignatius' FNS Camp during
Term III holidays.

Nicholas Tanner
Kenny
For delivering an excellent presentation at St Peter’s ELC.

Jack Rossi
McCarthy
For an outstanding effort in
Shot Putt at the
APS Athletics Carnival.

Liam Mahoney
Purton
 For outstanding contributions to all aspects of College life.

Jackson Lord
Rahill

For his outstanding contribution to the victorious APS Athletics team.
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Calendar Dates

OCTOBER
     
Thursday 23
Friends of Art Meeting  7.45pm
Pavilion
       
Friday 24
Year 6C and 6D Camp ends
Glendalough Class Reps Meeting
Glendalough Mothers' Association Meeting

 
       
Saturday 25
Year 9 Parents' Social Evening
Glendalough First Eucharist


       
Sunday 26
Zimele Walkathon
   
       
Monday 27
Years 1-7 2015 Orientation Day
Guitar Concert
 
7.30pm
 
Victor McMahon Music Centre
       
Tuesday 28
Percussion Concert
7.30pm
Victor McMahon Music Centre
       
Wednesday 29
VCE Examinations begin
Staff Conference
 

 
       
Thursday 30
VCE Examinations
Glendalough Music Orientation Evening
Year 9 Social
 
6.00pm
7.30pm - 10.30pm

Boyd Egan Hall
Waterford
       
Friday 31
VCE Examinations
Prep Orientation Morning

9.00am - 10.30am

Glendalough
       
NOVEMBER
     
Saturday 1
APS Summer Sport Fixtures - (click here)

 
 Please see the College Calendar for full details and future dates.

Don't forget to make use of the Calendar search facility. For example search on Father-Son to find information regarding the Father-Son Camps. The Calendar can be accessed from the top of any page on the College website.

Newsletter contributions should be emailed to: newsletter@stkevins.vic.edu.au by 5pm on Monday.

 

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Rowing Association

Family BBQ at the Boat Shed - Tomorrow, 24 October, 4.30pm

St Kevin’s College Rowing Association invite all rowers and families to the Season Opening Family BBQ tomorrow.

A great opportunity to watch the boys row and race at Fairview Straight. Meet other rowing parents and some of the rowing coaches. Please (click here) to download a copy of the flyer for the fridge door!
For all further enquiries please contact Gillian Goller on 0409 144 331 or email thegollers@bigpond.com 

SKC Rowing Association
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Zimele Walkathon

This Sunday, 26 October – Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield 

Book Now! Runners 9am Walkers 10am

Walking for Human Rights

Every child deserves to live without poverty, to live out of the slums in sanitary conditions and go to school. Please help us make a difference! 

Join up with others in the SKC community, family and friends and help raise much needed and appreciated funds for the people of Eldoret, Kenya. Last year was a fantastic family day – let’s make this year’s even better by walking for our friends in Kenya, so that they can ‘STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET’.

The walkathon will have a carnival atmosphere with entertainment, jumping castle, BBQ and refreshments. The walk/run is 4km or 8km.

To register, sponsor or donate please click on the following link www.trybooking.com/22447
Download a copy of the Zimele Walkathon Flyer (click here). For more information on Zimele go to http://www.zimele.org
‘LIKE’ us on FACEBOOK and ‘JOIN’ the Zimele Walkathon event to keep up to date with photos and stories.
Mr Tom Purcell
Zimele Chairman 
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VCAA End of Year Written Examinations held at SKC

End Of Year Written Examination Timetable

Each examination commences with a 15 minute reading period which is included in the times shown in the timetable.

The following examinations have an audio component:

  • Music Performance
  • Languages (all) except Latin.

Students are reminded of the need to bring Photo ID and to ensure neither their phone nor any other electronic device is brought into an examination venue.

Students should arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of Reading Time to allow ample time to locate their seating position on the lists published outside their examination venue. Please (click here) to view the Timetable document); please note this document only lists times for VCAA written examinations held at SKC.
Mrs Linda Linehan
Senior Studies Co-ordinator
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St Kevin's Debating Premiers

Congratulations


Congratulations to the St Kevin's College A-Grade and B-Grade debaters who were Victorian Champions in the Debaters Association of Victoria's Schools and British Parliamentary Debating Competitions this week.




Caption: Thomas Lane (B-Grade Coach) and Kelly Gallivan (A-Grade Coach)
Our Year 12 A-Grade St Kevin's 1 team debated on the negative side of the topic that we should pay life-long salaries to indigenous Australians for reparations. Their opposition was an accomplished Woodleigh High School 1 team who prepared a strong affirmative case. The St Kevin's 1 team members are Christopher Skliros, John Hajek, Liam Fitzpatrick and Charles Prior. St Kevin's College 1 won in a unanimous decision of five adjudicators.

Our Year 11 B-Grade St Kevin's 2 team debated on the affirmative side of the topic that we should support child labour in developing countries, making a moral and economic case on a difficult side. Their opposition was a confident and talented Wesley College 1 team and the debate was close. St. Kevin's 2 won in a split decision of two adjudicators to one. Our St. Kevin's College 2 team members are Julian Guinane, Liam McFadzean-Lodge, Edward Meehan, James Chan and Lachlan Gallager.

Additionally, our Year 11 British Parliamentary Team (Nicholas Jarrett and Nicholas Butler) and our Year 12 British Parliamentary Team (Christopher Skliros and John Hajek) competed in the Victorian British Parliamentary Debating Competition Grand Final on Sunday. This is a four team debate and their opposition teams were comprised of impressive Haileybury and Wesley College speakers. The debate was of a high quality and all four teams were spoke to the motion of implementing an Australian internet filter. Nicholas Butler and Nicholas Jarrett were the opening government team (Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister). John Hajek and Christopher Skliros were the closing government team (Government Member and Government Whip) and the winners on the day.

Furthermore, on Monday night, Christopher Skliros, Julian Guinane, Alexander Scarff and Patrick Gigacz were named the best speakers of the DAV Toorak Region. Christopher Skliros was named the best Year 12 debater in Victoria.

Congratulations to all of these speakers and teams on a terrific season with lots of hard work!
 
Kelly Gallivan, John Hakek, Christopher Skliros (SKC 1 - British Parliamentary Competition Premiers)
 
Charles Prior, Liam Fitzpatrick, Kelly Gallivan, Christopher Skliros and John Hajek
(SKC 1 - A-Grade - Victorian Premiers)

Julian Guinane, Thomas Lane, James Chan, Edward Meehan, Lachlan Gallagher and Liam McFadzean-Lodge
(SKC 2 - B-Grade - Victorian Premiers)

Ms Kelly Gallivan TIC Debating
Mr Thomas Lane TIC Public Speaking
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2015 Production Auditions 

Auditions commence this week for the following 2015 productions:

Year 11 and 12 SKC/Sacré Coeur Play: Friday 24 October, Monday 27 October after school at Heyington Drama classrooms. This play will be performed at Heyington in week 7 of Term 1, 2015.

Year 10 SKC/Sacré Coeur Play: Wednesday 5 November, Thursday 6 November at lunchtime at Vaucluse Hall, Waterford. This play will be performed at Heyington in week 6 of Term 1, 2015.

Year 11 and 12 St Catherine’s/SKC Play: Wednesday 29 October, Friday 31 October after school at St Catherine’s. This play will be performed at St Catherine’s in week 4 of Term 2, 2015.

Year 10 and 12 Korowa Musical: Thursday 30 October after school at Ruby Tout Theatre, Heyington. This play will be performed at Heyington in week 6 of Term 2, 2015.

Students can collect a handout with more information about auditions from Reception at Heyington or Waterford.

Mr Simon Parris
TIC SKC Productions
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Old Collegians' Association

 

APS Past Students Golf Day - SKOCA Team

The St Kevin’s Old Collegians’ APS Past Students’ Golf Day has a wonderful history, and is currently lead by Kevin Halpin (SKC ’70). There are 300 golfers from the 11 APS schools who play and we need 16 players as a minimum to fill a team.  We had a full complement last year and won the competition. As many of the younger players from last year are taking exams during this year’s Golf Day, we need others to maintain our ‘winning charge’.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS PAST STUDENTS’ GOLF ASSOCIATION INC.

Friday 14 November 2014
Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Cheltenham Road, Black Rock

Registration: 7.30am for morning tee off or 12.30pm for afternoon tee off

Shot Gun starts at 8.00am and 1.00pm

Entrance fee is $140 per morning player and $180 per afternoon player (cost covers all events, green fees and lunch). A light lunch will be provided in the club house from 11.00am to 2.30pm. The afternoon players receive substantial finger food after their round.

RMGC members are eligible for a reimbursement from the Club for Green Fees.

Entries close Wednesday 5 November 2014
All players are encouraged to pay online at www.apsgolf.org.au/#2014
Golf Link Numbers must be entered which attributes your registered handicap.
50% discount for Under 25s (Must register for this discount at the Old Collegians’ office).
Under 25s Contact: Mr Kevin Culliver SKOCA (old-collegians@stkevins.vic.edu.au),
31 Moonga Road, Toorak 3142.

Other Golf Events 2014

St Kevin’s Old Boys Community Golf Day (for the broader St Kevin’s Old Boys affiliated player fraternity)
Spring Valley Golf Club
Date: Friday 12 December (12.30pm start)
Cost: $85.00 per person or $50 (Class of 2009 – 2013)
Must book through TryBooking
Contact Don Martin (SKC ’62) Tel: 9859 9922 or donmar0409@gmail.com

Annual Remembrance Eucharist

Each November the Old Collegians conducts a Eucharist to celebrate the lives of all deceased Kevinians and pays special tribute to the Kevinians who have passed away this last twelve months. We do need notification of the passing of Kevinians so please let us know.

This years Eucharist is on Wednesday 5 November at 7.30pm in the Chapel of St Kevin, Moonga Road Toorak (Heyington Campus) where all family and friends of deceased Old Collegians are most welcome to attend.

Dates for 2014

The Old Collegians' 2014 event dates have been updated on the SKC Website. Please take the time to diarise any relevant dates and further details will be forwarded to you closer to the time.  If you have moved or changed your email address recently please contact us so we can update our records and keep in touch with you. Thank you.

Please contact Kevin Culliver (Executive Officer SKOCA) old-collegians@stkevins.vic.edu.au

Mr Kevin Culliver
Executive Officer SKOCA
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Careers

Careers News

As we farewell the Year 12 students knowing that they are well prepared to succeed in the forthcoming VCE examinations, we can reflect on their journey and how they have matured since their early secondary years. Many I have spoken with this week cannot believe how quickly the time has passed as they prepare to enter the adult world and a world outside St Kevin’s College. The transitions to tertiary study, full time or part time employment, travel, apprenticeships, College or professional sporting teams will each bring much change to the lives of our young men.

From the Careers Department we wish them well and hope they know that we are available for them at any time should they require help making pathway decisions once VCE results are received in December, the receipt of their offer in January, twelve months, two or even ten years down the track. It is always a pleasure to welcome past students back to the College, reflect on their journeys and endeavour to help them make new and exciting (but sometimes scary) decisions to move forward.

We hope the Year 12s enjoyed reading their letters to themselves written almost 12 month ago and that they appreciate how far they have come. Parents and students have received information about the availability of the Careers Practitioners during December and January. The SKC Careers and Change of Preference Websites will continually be updated with additional information during this period. The SKC Careers Facebook page will also have notifications of importance. Change of Preference appointments may be booked from December 1st.

Students in Years 10 and 11 are continually reflecting on their subject selections for 2014 as they prepare for their final exams. Year 11s have received an email this week informing those who have completed a 3/4 VCE subject this year of how to receive their results. Also, we have drawn the attention of any high achieving students to the University Extension Study option which they may like to consider. Those interested can go to the following - (click link) for more details VCE Extension Studies.

Please do not hesitate to come and see us if you would like to ensure you have made choices which will keep options open and suit your strengths, interests and personality.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:

  •  VTAC Change of Preference Reminder
  • What If You Think You Won’t Get a Place at University?
  • Georgina Hope Rinehart Excellence Scholarship
  • Gap Medics Hospital Work Experience
  • Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology
  • News from Monash University: Diploma of Tertiary Studies; Business and Economics
  • ACU Thomas More Academy of Law Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • ACUcom at The Australian Catholic University
  • Diploma of Screen and Media (Radio and Television)
  • News from Victoria University: New Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance) In 2015; Bachelor of Youth Work
  • News from The University of Melbourne: Pre-Vet Club; Pathway to Veterinary Science; Diploma of General Studies
  • RMIT Science Experience 2015
  • University Terminology
Please see Careers News for more details.
 Ms O'Sullivan, Mrs Runciman & Mrs White
The Careers Department
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Outdoor Education

All St Kevin's parents are encouraged to visit the new Outdoor Education website on the College Portal. It will become your information hub for all Outdoor Education information. Please ask your son to direct you to the website and show you around. Please email Cameron Barry barryc@stkevins.vic.edu.au for any further enquiries.

Mr Cameron Barry 
Head of Outdoor Education
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Sport 

Co-curricular Spring Sports

Please check the Current Fixtures each Thursday afternoon for any sport draw changes.

APS Athletics Champions
Congratulations to all St Kevin's athletes who participated and supported the team at Lakeside Stadium, South Melbourne last Saturday at the 109th APS Athletics Carnival. Both Field and Track events were of exceptional standard, and a credit to the training that had gone into the preparation for this event from the entire squad and its coaches.

St Kevin's have now won seven of the last nine APS Athletics titles. A full report of the APS Athletics Carnival events will be available soon. 

Please click here to view last weekend's APS Sport Current Results

Please click here for this weekend's APS Sport Fixtures

Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport
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Music

Senior Music News

Combined School Concert DVD

The DVD’s of the Combined School Concert are available for collection from the Music Office. If you are still waiting to receive your order, please ask your son to collect it!

Guitar and Percussion Concerts

Next week guitar and percussion students from across the College will present two concerts in the Victor McMahon Music Centre. Both concerts commence at 7.30pm. All are welcome.

Orchestra Performance

The Symphony Orchestra will be performing for new boys entering the College at Grade 5 in 2015 at the Glendalough Music Orientation Evening next week.
Please follow the link provided (click here) to a copy of the letter outlining details of this performance.

Music Calendar

Wednesday 22 October Year 12 Final Eucharist

Monday 27 October Guitar Concert

Tuesday 28 October Percussion Concert

Thursday 30 October Glendalough Music Orientation Evening

Thursday 13 November Glendalough Spring Ensemble Concert 

Monday 1 December Glendalough Carols

Thursday 4 December Year 6 Farewell Mass

Sunday 7 December Presentation Evening Years 7, 8, 10 and 11           

Music Office - C305

The Music Office C305, can be contacted by phone on 9804 3045 and by email at music@stkevins.vic.edu.au

Boys with enquiries are encouraged to visit the Music Office before school, at Recess or at Lunchtime.

Mr Simon Harris
Head of Music
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Family Fun Day  

 

 

Family Fun Day
Sunday 16 November
10.00am to 4.00pm

Donations to the Family Fun Day Silent Auction

We would like to first extend our sincere appreciation to all the families and businesses who had donated items to the 2014 Family Fun Day Silent Auction.

We are very excited about the Silent Auction this year, as it will be the first time it will be conducted online, beginning 29 October and concluding at 3.15pm at Family Fun Day, Sunday 16 November.

The new online auction offers excellent exposure of all contributors and donor’s websites.

It’s not too late to contribute to this wonderful event.  We are still in much need of items for the Silent Auction in any of the following categories:

  • Home and Garden
  • Travel and Accommodation
  • Entertainment for all ages (i.e. party package, movie tickets, dining experiences)
  • Heath & Beauty
  • Toys & Games
  • Art
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Gift Baskets
  • Electronics

We are collecting donations up until the end of October and they can be dropped off at the College Reception. Should you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our Silent Auction Co-ordinators, Dai Sim - dai.sim@bipgond.com 0417 683 528, Clara Mazzeo - Clara@bamotors.com.au 0409 352 288. Thank you for your support.

Gold Sponsors

  • 3AW (Gilbert Family)
  • Geotech Group (Noonan Family)
  • Whitbread (Whitbread Family)
  • Guardian Medical (Brooks Family)
  • Basile Imports – Fine food and wine (Basile and Massarotti Family)
  • Mitchell Asset Management (Mitchell Family)
  • Jowett- Crociani Exclsuive Art (Jowett Crociani Family)
  • Prime Choice Finance (Matruglio Family)
  • Jellis Craig (Abbott Family)

Silver Sponsors

  • Creation Homes (Lefoe Family)
  • Lau Family, Hall & Thompson Lawyers (Galimberti Family)
  • Eternal Weddings (Claydon Family)
  • McGarry Family
  • Bowker Family

Bronze Sponsors

  • Kanpai Japanese Restaurant
  • J.A. Cain Real Estate
  • McBurnie/Woolerton-Sutherland Families
  • Winnett Specialist Group (Winnett Family)
  • Camulglia Family
  • Hahn Family
  • McCann Family
  • Ring Family
  • Marcus B
  • Kids in Motion (Nankervis Family)
  • Flight Center
  • Mini Party People
  • Bella Casa Bed Linen (Squires Family)
  • Complete Displays (Casey Family)

Friends of St Kevin's

Angarro Family, Sheehan Family, Woodards (Hearn Family), Anju Restaurant (Choi Family), JB Hi- Fi, Gingerlilly (Anderson family), Choi Family, Able Tables (Bartel Family), McEwen Family, Cakepit (Pitt/Mijares Family), Zoe Chung, Peel Family, Feltrin Family, O'Donoghue Family, Tierney Family, Coventry books ( Hepburn Family), Collins Family, Mary Jane El'khoury, Windeward Bound Sailing, Turner and Lane, The Good Guys Preston (Scarramuzino Family), Salts of the Earth Malvern, Yardmill Kitchen & Grocery, Fine Wine Partners (Nankervis Family), Saville Family, OPSM Pakenham (Charalambous Family), CG Interior Design (Gifford Family), Lowry Family, O'Callaghan Family, Masquerade Costumes (Curry Family), Randazzo Family, Phillips Family, Mazzeo Family, Boffa Family, Shaw Family, Bennetts Family, Sim Family, Aardvark Adventures, McKeon Family

It is not too late to join this special list of St Kevin's sponsors and supporters! Please contact Clare Power on 0423 024 386 or Nellie Mitchell on 0413 800 788 if you can help.

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Combined Mothers' Association Mass and Dinner 

Save the Date

Tuesday 25 November

This year as an alternative to our lunch, we have decided to hold a Twilight Mass and Dinner for mothers to celebrate the end of year. Mass will be held at the Chapel of St Kevin, Heyington, and the dinner in Boyd Egan Hall.

This is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new adventures awaiting the boys, particularly for those who are leaving Glendalough and Heyington.

Class Reps are encouraged to contact the mothers in your class to get some tables together. An invitation will be sent out in the next couple of weeks. 

Mrs Skye McEwan
President Glendalough Mothers' Association
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Parent Functions 

Year 8

Year 8 Coffee Morning Friday 7 November (final function for 2014)
Date:
Friday 7 November 
Venue:
Giorgios Restaurant
1235 High Street, Armadale
Time:
9.30am - 11.00am
RSVP:
Please register your interest to Jenny Dahlstrom by Wednesday 5 November 
Contact:
Jenny Dahlstrom - 0401 088 165

Year 9

Year 9 Morning Tea (final function for 2014)
Date:
Friday 7 November
Venue:
Sissi & Co
1290 Malvern Road, Malvern
Time:
8.30am
Contact:
Jo Sudano - 0411 874 668
On behalf of the Year 9 Class Reps, we would like to extend an invitation to join us for our final coffee morning in memory of Mrs Maryanne Healy, mother of Chris Healy (Year 9), who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. In honour of the family’s wishes, a donation box for the National Breast Cancer Foundation will be at the morning tea.

Year 11 

Attention Year 11 Families

Due to an extremely busy social calendar with many of the Year 11 families and the Spring Racing time of year, it is unfortunate that the parent function scheduled for Saturday 25 October has been cancelled. However, the Year 11 Class Reps would like to extend an invitation to the parent community for a final Coffee Morning!

Year 11 Coffee Morning - End of Year Parent Function
Date:
Saturday 15 November
Venue:
The Melville Family Home
45 Hortense Street, Glen Iris
Time:
10.00am - 12.00noon

Further enquiries please contact Bronwyn Melville - 0425 701 329.

Year 12

Year 12 Coffee Morning
Date:
Wednesday 29 October (Morning of the English Exam)
Venue:
Georgios Glenferrie Road Malvern
Time:
9.00am
RSVP:
Monday 27 October
Contacts:
katrinalouiseprior@gmail.com - Katrina Prior
aweber@bigpond.net.au - Alison Weber
mvanschoten@ozemail.com.au - Marianne Van Schoten
 
Any queries please contact Katrina Prior on 0414920756
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SKC Merchandise

St Kevin's Towel Orders

At just $50 each these towels are embroidered with your son's name and in theory, will never be lost! Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. Delivery will be to the College to your son's classroom.


Please click here for the link to TryBooking to order.
Further enquiries please contact Mrs Ann James - SKC Merchandising. 

 
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