Senior School Newsletter


 16 April 2015, Volume 66 No. 09

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

Without any doubt, we are all about to live through an extraordinary chapter in the history of this land, while we have just celebrated another chapter that we repeat annually. The events to which I refer, as I did also at our Heyington Assembly this week, are, of course, the imminent commemoration of the landings at Gallipoli by those brave souls of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, who stormed the beachheads of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey some 99 years and 51 weeks ago, and the latter, the commemoration of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection that the Easter ceremonies presented to us yet again only a week past.

It will be easy for us all to be swept up, captivated and moved by the emotion of the Anzac reflections that flood our papers, screens and consciousness. In the same way that I found myself being captivated by the recount of the deeds of VC recipients from the Gallipoli campaign on one television program last Sunday night, I encouraged our boys to allow themselves to similarly be swept along by the stories of our past … to move with them, read about them, listen to them, watch them, absorb them, so many of them reflective recounts of extraordinary deeds of courage and valour that some of our countrymen, our forebears, extended in the line of duty. It is a very long way from the glorification of war. It is, of course, a story of a defeated campaign. And yet, as lies beyond every scoreboard or headline, there is a deeper story of far greater substance, where we can uncover a richness of human experience and endeavour. For Anzac, it is a story that rises irrepressibly from any sense of defeat to reveal the human spirit on fire, a spirit battered but undefeated. It is a spirit that bestows, perhaps not the challenge but certainly the opportunity, for its students of any age, the capacity to emulate such fine deeds in our contemporary hour. For our boys, as I conveyed, to draw resolve from this heritage when their backs are against the wall, be it preparing for or writing in an assessment, or an opponent playing strongly on the winter sporting fields, to draw strength from the green, gold and blue, to have pride in who they are and determination in what they are striving to achieve or become, to ensure that their spirit and valour and dignity remain undefeated, no matter the mark-sheet or the scoreboard.

With an undoubted focus on Anzac, our other challenge, of course, is not to forget that other event, that annual commemoration, that liturgical celebration, which calls out to us from lands that entirely transcend those of Turkey or this earth. The Easter season was an opportunity for us to cultivate a spirit that defines us as Christians. One Jesuit publication suggests that this means, in practical terms, living with joy, without fear and with ‘new eyes’.

One of the great challenges of our busy tech-driven lives, is to actually allow time for reflection, to stop and thoughtfully and honestly consider our actions and direction, past and present, to have the courage not just to identify what could be better, but to sustain a corresponding action over the course of time. This is one of the gifts of Easter, highlighted through Jesus on the cross, who gives us the hope and strength to persevere through our inevitable shortcomings and trials to our potential beyond. The memory of his resurrection should give all the incentive to return in our new term with a sense of purpose and optimism in what is capable of accomplishment in the weeks and months ahead.

We are indeed inheritors of a rich tradition, a tradition of faith deepened through Easter, a tradition of Australians deepened by the Anzacs, a tradition of Kevinians that we of the present must define and deliver. May we all this term – boys, staff, parents, friends of the College – live up to the Kevinian heritage and standard that we have accepted by our membership. Perhaps it is our Dardanelle shore – our place for learning some of life’s great lessons and for living out our Catholic and Anzac heritage.

Beyond such thoughts, the reality of life at the College is as busy and fulsome as ever. There were substantial pre-season training programs for all our winter sports: basketball, cross-country, football, hockey, rugby and soccer. The 1st XV rugby team engaged in a special Centenary of Anzac carnival hosted by Melbourne Grammar, involving our two schools as well as Scotch and Trinity from Melbourne, Hale School from Perth and Wanganui Collegiate and Christ College from New Zealand. The carnival was superbly conducted, with games played in true Anzac spirit, and other ceremonies held to give a genuine expression to the significance of our coming Anzac centenary. Great credit and thanks are extended to Mr Rob Shields (MGS Head of Rugby) and all others associated from Melbourne Grammar for their hosting of this wonderful event, as well as our own Mr Kevin Culliver, coaches Messrs Windle and Senior, and boys engaged in the five-day event.

Meanwhile, our 1st XI soccer have enjoyed a practice fixture against St Bede’s, another NZ college, while our 1st XVIII looked sharp against rivals Scotch under clear skies on the hallowed turf at Punt Road. Best wishes to all ‘firsts’ sides as they commence their APS season this Saturday, and to all other boys who will be engaged in further trials and training in preparation for their start after the Anzac weekend.

It is also appropriate that we celebrate the return of all Years 10 and 11 boys from their engaging Outdoor Activities Programs from the last week of Term 1; although, our 41 students and 7 staff trekking and undertaking community service work in Nepal only returned in the final week of the holidays. This is always a highlight for these Year 11 boys as they conclude their OAP program at the College, and I am delighted to acknowledge their standard and endeavour in undertaking this special experience, as well as thanking the staff who accompanied them, Ms Banks and Messrs Baff, Burns, Hart, Segal, Weekes and Howard.

Our boys have started well. They are again well groomed and presented, while I take this opportunity to remind parents that black belts are now a compulsory part of the winter uniform. These are available in good supply at Bob Stewarts. I have wished the boys well for a positive and productive term.

I conclude by extending a welcome to Ms Nicola Paris who joins us as Physical Education and classroom teacher at Glendalough.

Kind regards

Bill Doherty
Acting Headmaster
St Kevin's will value diversity and friendship within the community.
(from the Mission Statement) 
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Faith and Mission

Dolphin Thoughts

On Tuesday night, over three hundred parents came to the Boyd Egan Hall to listen to Andrew Fuller , a well-known author, clinical psychologist and family therapist. Andrew spoke about ‘Shaping Your Child’s Happiness’ and offered some sage advice. For example, he suggested two fundamental ideas:

1. Everything is possible

2. Nothing is easy.

He then added two further pieces of advice:

3. When life is tough, remember rule #1.

4. When life seems a breeze, remember rule #2

Andrew also spoke about the difference between shark thoughts and dolphin thoughts. Shark thoughts are the ones that eat at your confidence. They work in the same way as anxiety, attacking you and turning you into a mess, even in quiet water. Dolphin thoughts, on the other hand, are playful and exuberant. They are full of life. They know how to breathe even in heavy seas. Andrew Fuller is among a number of researchers who underline the importance of self-control in creating happiness. We sometimes underestimate the way in which we can shape our patterns of thinking. Maybe we indulge shark thoughts when we should actively create dolphin thoughts. This applies to people at every stage of life, not just the young.

I was thinking about the talk afterwards and began to see how the difference between shark thoughts and dolphin thoughts is evident in all the stories of Easter we find in scripture. For instance, there is a wonderful account in the last chapter of Luke’s Gospel of two disciples leaving Jerusalem in a state of despair following the death of Jesus. They were walking to Emmaus, about seven miles away. Jesus comes and walks with them ‘but something prevented them from recognising him.’ This is a thought provoking line. The something, of course, was the fact that Jesus, in whom they had placed so much hope, had died in such desolate circumstances. In other words, their minds are so preoccupied with what they have lost, that they can’t see what they actually have, which is right at their elbow. They say: ‘our own hope had been.’ They are disappointed and shark thoughts are starting to eat at them. Jesus replies with what you might call a dolphin idea, urging them to take a leap beyond themselves: ‘You foolish men. So slow to believe the full message of the prophets.’

Something similar happens when Jesus appears by the Sea of Tiberias. Jesus’ friends had all gone fishing. Jesus calls out from the shore: ‘Have you caught anything.’ They reply with a monosyllabic ‘No’, full of the sour flavour of shark thinking. Jesus suggests a new approach: ‘Throw out your nets to starboard and you’ll find something.’ He asks them to change what they have been doing, to adopt a new approach to living. Likewise, when doubting Thomas says ‘unless I can see the holes that the hands made … I refuse to believe’ he is in the shallow waters of shark thinking. Shark thinking makes all kinds of conditions and sets all kinds of unnecessary limits. Jesus is the opposite.

He responds with extraordinary openness: ‘Look, here are my hands. Give me your hand …’ Again and again, the message that comes with Easter is ‘do not be afraid.’ Dolphin thinking isn’t trapped in fear.

On Monday at Heyington, we lit our Easter candle for 2015. This year, our candle has two quotes from Pope Francis. ‘Wake up the world’ and ‘Open paths to peace.’ The Benedictine sisters of Jamberoo who make our candle chose these words because they have a special poignancy at Easter in the year and month in which we mark the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli. As always, the candle carries the symbols of ‘alpha’ and ‘omega’, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, a reminder that God exists outside time, before all things and after all things. In the middle, is the year, 2015, the moment God is giving us right now, our time to discover Christ alive among us.

Andrew Fuller showed some interesting research to show that cultures which speak languages which have no future tense actually experience a higher level of peace and contentment. ‘The future is now,’ he said. ‘Be the kind of person you want to be right now.’ Easter reminds us that God fills the present moment. 

Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith & Mission
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Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...

  • Mr Andrew Fuller presented on ‘Shaping Your Child’s Happiness’ at the Parent Enrichment Program in the Boyd Egan Hall.
  • Ms Gallivan, Mr Lane and two students attended the World Debating Competition in Hong Kong.
  • Rahill students, accompanied by Mr Bennett and Ms Hill, assisted pupils in the Fitzroy Tutoring Program.
  • Year 4 and Year 6 Swimming Program took place in the Wilding Centre.
  • Year 5 students attended a Scienceworks excursion.
  • The Year 2 – 4 Father/Son camp took place.
  • Firsts Soccer hosted a friendly with St Bede’s (NZ).
  • Year 9 Outpracs and Retreat took place.
  • Year 10 students continued community service placement throughout Melbourne.
  • The Soccer Association met.
  • Year 10 DAT Testing Report Evening took place in the Smith Hall.
  • Summer Sports photographs were taken.
  • The Finance and Properties Committee met.
  • Year 10 Dancing Class was conducted with LMH.
  • Old Collegian and journalist, Mr Liam Houlihan, addressed the Year 12 cohort as part of the Guest Speakers’ Program.
  • Friday morning Eucharist was celebrated in the Chapel of St Kevin.
  • The first round of APS Winter Sports for 1sts teams took place, as well as practice matches and training.
Mr Nick Clark
Dean of Student Wellbeing
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Omnia


 Hamish Petersen
Year 7

For the positive example he sets towards his academic studies and further reading.

Luigi Cortez
Year 8

For modelling his consistent Academic work ethic at Middle School study sessions.

Jack Gleeson
Year 9
For his willingness to support the Waterford Dutch pen pal program at late notice.

Jamie Della
Cusack
For his outstanding contribution to St Alban’s Tutoring.

Carl Duncan
Kearney

For his enthusiastic approach to a challenging OAP.


Lachlan Jordan
Kenny
For displaying excellent House spirit and dedication to the College.


Samuel Richardson
McCarthy
For his outstanding Semester 1 Progress Report.

Timothy Graham
Purton
For a calm and compassionate response to very confronting circumstances at his Community Service placement.

Samuel Grindon-Ekins
Rahill

For his vocal, positive and determined contribution to the Camino program.
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Calendar Dates

APRIL
   
Friday 17 Year 10 Dancing Class
Heyington Summer Sports Photographs

1.00 pm

       
Saturday 18
Years 2 - 4 Male Mentor / Father & Son Camp
APS Sport (1st teams) & Practice Round (all other teams)
Rugby - Xavier Sevens 





   
Sunday 19
Years 2 - 4 Male Mentor / Father & Son Camp 


       
Monday 20
Year 7E & 7F Camp begins
Swap Shop
Rugby Association Meeting
Basketball Association Meeting

3.00 - 5.00 pm
7.30 pm
7.45 pm

Waterford
       
Tuesday 21
Glendalough Homeroom Photographs
Fathers' Association Meeting
Mothers' Association Meeting  

7.00 pm
7.00 pm
 
       
Wednesday 22
St Patrick's Sporting Exchange      
       
Thursday 23
Secondary Academic Progress Interviews   2.30 - 5.00 pm
Heyington
 Please see the College Calendar for full details and future dates.

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Choral Scholarships

Applications Now Open

Applications for Choral Scholarships for entry into Year 5 in 2016 are now open. Please note that Academic Scholarship and Instrumental Scholarship applications for entry in 2016 are now closed.

Registration details can be located on the College website (click here).
Mr David Hill
Registrar
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Year 12 Influenza Vaccinations

The College will be offering the opportunity for Year 12 students to be vaccinated at the College against Influenza. This is seen as being very worthwhile for our senior students.

The vaccinations will take place on Tuesday, 28 April at 11.30am. To take advantage of this opportunity, Year 12 students need to bring $20 in cash on this day.

Please contact me should you have any questions. 
Mr Ted Guinane
Director of Administration
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Academic Progress Interviews

Academic Progress Interviews for secondary students will be held on Thursday 23 April and Monday 27 April from 2.30 - 5.00pm and 6.00 - 8.30pm. These interviews are of 5 minutes duration. Parents are welcome to attend either day. Students are encouraged to attend the interviews with their parents and should do so in school uniform. Classes will conclude at 1.00 pm on these days.

The interviews for Years 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 students will take place in the Smith Hall. The Waterford teachers will be located in the Library at the Heyington campus.

For these interviews, we will be using the internet-based booking system called Parent Teacher On-Line (PTO). By using this system, you will be able to book interview times that suit you best from any internet-connected computer. The system is now open for bookings. Please note that bookings cannot be made on the day of the interviews.

The login for PTO is different to the College Portal. You must enter your surname and PIN. Your PIN is your school ID number, which is your login name for the Portal. It is the 5 digit number.

Please access the system as follows:

  • Go to the St Kevin’s website and look in the Events section on the homepage.
  • Click on the PTO icon.
  • Enter your SURNAME and PIN
Mr Ted Guinane
Director of Administration
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Year Level Parents' Events

Year 7

Please join Year 7 parents for an informal coffee morning and catch-up:

Date:
Friday, 17 April
Venue:
Zanuba, 6/521 Toorak Road, Toorak                                                           
  Entrance via Jackson Street
Time:
9.00am onwards

Should you have any enquiries please contact Katrina Swift on 0415 124 054.

Year 10

Dear Year 10 Parents,

We warmly invite you to attend the first Year 10 parent function of the Term:

Date:      
Saturday, 2 May 2015
Venue:
Stanleys Place (at the rear of Firechief Pizzeria and opposite Rivoli Cinema)
  169 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East
Time:
From 7.30pm
Price:
$44 per person - includes superb finger food and one complimentary drink.  Drinks at bar prices thereafter.
RSVP:
8.00pm Wednesday 29 April via Trybooking http://www.trybooking.com/131554

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact your Year 10 Reps:

  • Jacque Yates on 0405 430 454
  • Dominique Rogers on 0418 102 968
  • Caroline Leng on 0412 894 211        

Year 11

Dear Year 11 Parents,

We warmly invite you to come along to the Year 11 Parents' cocktail party:

Date:    
Saturday, 9 May 2015
Venue:
Giorgio’s, Cnr High Street and Glenferrie Rd, Malvern
  (enter the function room via the High St entrance)  
Time:
From 7.30pm
Price:
$42 per person - includes superb finger food and a complimentary drink. Drinks at bar prices thereafter.
RSVP:
8.00pm, Tuesday, 5 May via Trybooking http://www.trybooking.com/131622

Year 12

We invite all Year 12 parents to join us for a morning tea:

When:
Friday, 1 May
Where:
Sissi & Co, 1290 Malvern Road, Malvern
Time:
9.00am
Please note that for 2015, RSVP dates will be strictly enforced. It has necessitated as a matter of professional courtesy and etiquette to be accommodating with the Venues and/or the Catering group who are providing the SKC community with their fine level of service for an event. This also includes year level functions whether hosted at a venue, or at a private home.
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French Exchange Programme

St Kevin’s - Lycée Cours St Charles, Orléans 2015

Thank you to all the generous families who offered to host students from our Sister School, Lycée Cours St Charles, arriving on 28 June and departing 23 July 2015. At this stage, we are still seeking 12 Host families. Could you please consider the possibility of hosting a youngster from Cours St Charles and help us welcome the group? The group consists of 13 boys and 12 girls.

Please note that given the limited number of places for the 2016 St Kevin’s Exchange programme to Orléans and given the spirit of our Programme, it is our expectation that students wishing to participate in the 2016 exchange will need to host a St Charles Student.

If you are able to assist, even for some of the period, or require further information, please contact Madame Nadia Cullen at Heyington on 9822 0911 or at cullenn@stkevins.vic.edu.au
 Madame Nadia Cullen
Head of Languages
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Parent Enrichment Program

Thank you to all those who attended the Parent Enrichment Program held on Tuesday, 14 April. Andrew Fuller presented a very entertaining and informative talk and we would like to thank him for his time.

The next Parent Enrichment evening will be held on Tuesday, 5 May, the day on which St Kevin’s celebrates the feast of Blessed Edmund Rice. Our guest will be Ms Sherene Hassan, the Director of the Islamic Museum. She has a wonderful story to tell, one which we need to hear now more than ever. Edmund Rice encourages us to build a world on principles of profound justice so Sherene’s visit is a great way to honour his legacy.

The talk will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at 7.45 pm in The Pavilion, Heyington.

Whilst an RSVP is not essential to attend these events, it does help with planning and is appreciated. Should you be able to attend, please email Mr Michael McGirr (email) or Mrs Sue O'Shea (email).
Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith and Mission
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Books and Breakfast

The Library is hosting the annual Books and Breakfast event on Thursday, 7 May from 7.00 - 8.20 am. Parents are invited to enjoy breakfast with their sons while listening to a talk from Dr Joshua Funder.

Dr Joshua Funder has recently released the book Watson's Pier, which traces not just one man’s journey, but the history of a nation. It also challenges the historical record of what happens in the final moments of Anzac cove. The book offers a new perspective on the meaning of Gallipoli . The story is told as a mixture of fact and fiction.

Bookings cost $15 and can be made at the following link http://www.trybooking.com/HITG

Please click here to view a flyer for the event.
 The Library Staff
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Old Collegians

Golden Jubilarians Assembly

The Golden Jubilarian's Assembly will be held on 4 May 2015 in the K.C Smith Hall. This special assembly brings together our past students who left us fifty or more years ago. It provides an excellent opportunity for our boys to hear more of the history and heritage that binds us together as we move towards the centenary in 2018. 

Following the assembly in KC Smith Hall, Heyington Campus, there will be a morning tea and the opportunity to tour Heyington Campus.

Old Collegians from the Peer Year 1965 and beyond are invited. Please email Kevin Culliver at old-collegians@stkevins.vic.edu.au or phone 03 9832 4974 to advise him of your attendance.

Class of 2014 First Year Reunion

All members of the Class of 2014 are invited to attend the 1st Year Reunion on Tuesday, 19 May in The Pavilion, Heyington. This will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and chat about life after St Kevin's. The 2014 College Annual and other items will be available for collection on the night.

Please email your RSVP to Kevin Culliver at old-collegians@stkevins.vic.edu.au or phone 03 9832 4974 by the 12 May 2015.

Further details can be found here.
 Mr Kevin Culliver
Executive Officer, Old Collegians
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45th Annual St Kevin’s College Art Show

The 45th Annual St Kevin’s College Art Show is a competition, exhibition and sale of art work by over 700 leading Australian artists. It will be held this year from Friday 22 – Monday 25 May in the K.C. Smith Hall, Heyington Campus.

Invitations will be posted to all families early in Term Two. For further information on the SKC Art Show and/or to subscribe for updates, please visit http://stkevinsartshow.com.au

Advertising Opportunity in The Art Show Catalogue

Promote your business whilst supporting the College. Advertising space is now available in The Art Show Catalogue (prices start at $95.00). If you are interested in advertising, please email Kerry O’Hagan for details on kerryohagan2@gmail.com.

Art Show Café Coordinator

The Art Show Association is looking for an Art Show Cafe Coordinator. We require someone who will oversee the running of the cafe during the three days of the Art show. If you are interested please email Eleonora Luisetto on friendsofart@stkevins.vic.edu.au.

Mrs Eleonora Luisetto
Convenor, Friends of Art
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Outdoor Education

All St Kevin's parents are encouraged to visit the new Outdoor Education page 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 howardd@stkevins.vic.edu.au for any further enquiries.
Mr David Howard 
Head of Outdoor Education
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Sport 

Co-curricular Summer Sports

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

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

Please click here for this weekend's APS Sport Fixtures

Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport
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Rowing Photographs

Rowing Group Photographs taken on 12 March 2015 are now available to purchase online. To order, please go to www.nationalphotography.com.au and follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the green button that says School Photos.
  2. Click School Event Photos. Click on the St Kevin’s College logo and enter the password STKEC.
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Careers

We kick off a busy Term 2 with our Differential Aptitude Test Information Night this evening. Year 10 parents and students are asked to attend this important night in order to understand the testing and receive the reports. We look forward to having meetings with each student and parents throughout the term to discuss individual results and prepare students for VCE subject selection.

Year 12 students who did not manage to book a Careers Appointment in Term 1 are still able to book an appointment during the first two weeks of Term 2. From Week 3, appointments will be for Year 10 students only. Year 12 students will be our primary focus once more in Term 3. There will be opportunities for Year 12 students to learn more about pathway options throughout the term via lunch time information sessions such as a forthcoming session about scholarship applications for Bond University. These applications are now open and will close on 31 July. With two dedicated 50% scholarships available for St Kevin’s students, this is an amazing opportunity to pursue study in a world renowned private university. Students in Year 12 who are interested in applying for these prestigious scholarships are advised to commence the process soon.

Both Monash University and the University of Melbourne are running evening information sessions about particular courses which are also very useful for Year 12 students. See below for dates and registration information.

Many families have previously attended our SKC Careers Evening and would be expecting such an event towards the end of this term. This year we have made a change in format and timing of the event. Years 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to our SKC Careers Expo on Tuesday 28 July, early in Term 3. This event will allow students and parents to talk with tertiary providers, private providers, GAP Year Providers and others in the Smith Hall between 5.00pm and 7.00pm. Emphasis will be on pathways and options to explore, with all institutions represented on site allowing personalised attention for our students. In 2016 speakers will return to the College providing personal career experience and tertiary course information in a panel format. We hope this separation of options will allow families to make best use of information available in a less frenetic manner than has been the case in the past.

Finally I would like to introduce Mrs Glenys Pingiaro to the St Kevin’s community. With Mrs Kate Runciman joyously pregnant with twins and commencing her maternity leave, Mrs Pingiaro brings a wealth of experience in the secondary school sector to our Careers Department for Terms 2 and 3, 2015.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:

  • Reminder:The Age VCE & Careers Expo
  • Focus on Melbourne Series
  • Upcoming ‘At Monash’ Seminars
  • News from Bond University: 2016 Scholarships at Bond; Law Information Session
  • Careers in Human Resources
  • Law Degrees in Victoria
  • Skills Shortages
Please see https://sites.google.com/a/stkevins.vic.edu.au/careers/career-news for more details.
Mrs O’Sullivan, Mrs Runciman & Mrs White
The Careers Department
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2016 US History Tour

Expressions of Interest

Last year the College conducted a very successful U. S. Historical Study Tour, the tenth since 1992, to the East Coast of the United States. The next of these tours will take place in 2016 for a period of three weeks, over the last week of Term 3 and the following two weeks of school holidays.

The tour is open to students in Years 9 & 10, 2015. Please click here to view a letter providing further information.

Please email expressions of interest to Mr Andrew Butcher by 24 April at historytours@stkevins.vic.edu.au.
 Mr Andrew Butcher
Head of History
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Music

Jazz Concert, Tuesday 28 April

The four Big bands will present their competition programs just two days before they depart for the Generations in Jazz weekend at Mt Gambier. The concert will be held in Boyd Egan Hall and commences at 7.00pm. All are welcome.

Music Office - C305

Mrs Beth Little and other music staff can contacted at the Music Office 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.

Music Dates Term II

Friday, 24 April
Glendalough Junior Ensemble Concert
3.30 pm, Boyd Egan Hall
Tuesday, 28 April
Jazz Concert
7.00 pm, Boyd Egan Hall
Friday, 1 - Sunday, 3 May
Big Bands to Generations in Jazz
Mt. Gambier
Monday, 4 May
Music Association Meeting
7.45 pm, C308
Tuesday, 5 May
Edmund Rice Day Mass  
Wednesday, 6 May
String Recital 3.30 pm McMahon Music Centre
Thursday, 7 May
String Recital 3.30 pm McMahon Music Centre
Monday, 11 May
VCE Music Recital 6.00 pm McMahon Music Centre
Wednesday, 13 May
Chamber Music Festival
7.45 pm, Boyd Egan Hall
Thursday, 14 May
Foundation Soiree
6.30 pm, Boyd Egan Hall
Sunday 17 - Thursday 21 May
Junior Secondary Musical, (Hairspray Jr)  
Monday, 18 May
SCB workshop with BGS 3.45 pm McMahon Music Centre
Friday, 22 - Sunday, 24 May
Art Show performances  
Friday, 22 May
Solo Concert 3.30 pm, C308
Monday, 25 May
Autumn Concert  
Tuesday, 26 May
Solo Concert 3.30 pm, C308
Thursday, 28 - Saturday 30 May                       
Glendalough Music Camp  
Wednesday, 10 June
Glendalough Winter Ensemble Concert 7.00 pm, Boyd Egan Hall
Monday, 15 June
Guitar Concert 7.30 pm, McMahon Music Centre
Tuesday, 16 June
Piano Evening and Percussion Concert 7.30 pm, McMahon Music Centre & Boyd Egan Hall
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 July
Senior Music Camp (Senior Concert Band & Symphony Orchestra) McMahon Music Centre
Mr Simon Harris
Head of Music
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Cathedral Choir

Easter Ceremonies

Congratulations are due to our choristers on negotiating the demands of the Easter Triduum with such commitment and skill. The four days of intense rehearsal and singing provided a great service to the large faith community present in the Cathedral. A big thankyou also to parents for your support of the Choir during this intense period.

ANZAC Day

A reminder that the Choir will be singing at the 9.30am Mass on ANZAC Day (25 April) and that this will be preceded by an 8.00am rehearsal. As a concession, there will be no Tuesday morning rehearsal for Trebles on 28 April and the Thursday evening rehearsal for Tenors, Basses & Altos on 30 April will be half an hour shorter, finishing at 8.30pm.

April Newsletter

The April Choir Newsletter was emailed to parents and boys today. Please let me know if you did not receive it.
Dr Daryl Barclay
Director, St Patrick's Choir/Head of Choral Music
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Swap Shop 

The next Swap Shop will be held on Monday, 20 April from 3.00pm - 5.00pm at the Waterford Campus, Darlington Parade, Richmond.

We have huge amounts of stock especially, trousers and jumpers so if you have a chance then please pop in, we would love to see you.

Please contact Christine Quirk on 0403 338 765 if you require any further information.

Mrs Christine Quirk
Swap Shop Co-ordinator
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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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