Senior School Newsletter


  28 April 2016, Volume 67 No. 11

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

Anzac morning found the Russells alongside some friends at a simple service of commemoration at Lorne. It is interesting to remember that the Great Ocean Road was, as KS Inglis in ‘Sacred Places – War Memorials in the Australian Landscape’, says, an essay in commemoration as much as a public work. Inglis comments that ‘returned soldiers employed as a matter of policy on the Great Ocean Road project placed their own inscriptions such as Artillery Rocks and Monash Gully, along the route.’ There does seem now a genuine national appreciation and gratitude for the sacrifice and service of men and women who have served in our armed services.

Our foundation in 1918 was a remarkable expression of hope, given the impact of the carnage of the battlefield of World War One and the disquiet, indeed intensive domestic argument, that, the conscription debates of 1916 and 1917 had raised nationally. The young men who had their first year at Albert Street in 1918 no doubt had brothers, cousins, uncles and fathers whose lives had been lost or forever altered by their war experience. When Archbishop Mannix opened our school, I wonder how many in the crowd could have, in their wildest imaginings, seen what we were to become today. I pray that St Kevin’s will always be a place where the seeking of knowledge will for ever burn brightly and that we will continue to be a beacon of hope and optimism in our society.

The Honour Roll, published below, lists those Old Collegians who lost their lives in World War Two. Research is currently underway to discover more about each of these men. If you have something to contribute about an old boy on the Honour Roll, or believe a name is missing, please do contact Mr Culliver (culliverk@stkevins.vic.edu.au, 9822 0911) or me. Some of the men named whose stories are part of our school’s life and broader Australia include: Alan Shelton after whom our most senior student award is named; Damien Parer, the famed filmmaker and Australia’s first Oscar winner. There are many other names whose relatives have subsequently attended our school.

LEST WE FORGET  
Desmond R Barrett
John Clifton
Kevin J Bendall
Raymond Crotty 
Christopher K Bolger
Martin Dwyer
John L Brosnan
John Elwood
Owen Fordham
William Sheehan
Kevin F Galvin
Alan Shelton
Leo Horgan  Joseph W Smart
John L Kenny
George Stevenson
Frederick Knight
Gregory Tankard
Peter Legge-Wilkinson
Thomas Tighe
Ward Liston
John L Turner
Brian McDonagh
Dudley Whelen
Maurice McGuire
Desmond White
Robert Neild
Maurice White
Basil D O’Donoghue
Edward Vaughan
Damien P Parer
William Woodbury
James Power
 

Another less sombre and consequential tradition dating back to 1918 was celebrated last week when we competed with St Patrick’s College Ballarat across the six winter sports.  Results were evenly shared, with our visitors victorious in Basketball, Cross Country and Soccer, while SKC won the Football, Hockey and Rugby.  My thanks to all involved, particularly the Dean of Sport, Mr Travers, for the fixtures, function and opportunities for friendship.

Open Day this Sunday presents the opportunity to interested parents to meet our boys, see Heyington and Glendalough and chat with senior staff.  Do encourage interested family and friends to visit between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.

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

Next Tuesday, we gather as a whole school in the Wilding Centre gym for Mass as part of our Edmund Rice Day celebrations. The only other time we gather as a whole school is for the Opening School Mass. Although both are beautiful celebrations in their own right, the contrast is stark. They are each powerful representations of two aspects of our faith. In the Cathedral, we bask in the rich wealth of our Catholic tradition in a building that mirrors this richness. Sitting on the floor of the crowded gym echoes the early, full, unadorned classrooms in which Edmund, and the Brothers, started to teach. We speak often of the spirit of Edmund Rice. We tell the boys it is the giving of their time to others, it is the fundraising we do and supporting others who have less than us. While all of this is very true and valid, it concentrates on the “to do” aspect of the Brother’s motto. There is also an awful lot that the human side of the spirit of Edmund can “teach” us.

I have been fortunate enough to have had three significant mentors in my life, whose support and influence continue to inspire and teach me. The first of these is an Irish Christian Brother, Peader Gleeson. I first met Br Peader when I was sixteen and beginning my journey with the Edmund Rice Camps and the Edmund Rice Network (fast forward ten years and that leads me to Australia). Words cannot really describe Br Peader, but for me he is the personification of the spirit of Edmund Rice. An elderly gentleman, not that you would actually notice after spending some time in his company, he is enthused and enlivened by his work with young people. With an extensive background in education and his love for helping others, young people in particular, he finds deep satisfaction in the Camps. Br Peader is deeply spiritual and has a way of bringing you with him into deep reflection. The truth of his personal faith is so substantial that it moves the most apathetic teenagers to consider the bigger truths and more than themselves. The only aspect of Br Peader that outshines his belief in God is his belief in others.

When I imagine Edmund Rice, I imagine him to have been quite like Br Peader. We know that the depth and practice of his faith was considerable. This is evident in his love of Scripture and, of course, in the direction his life took after the death of his wife. I also imagine him to have been a deeply spiritual person, someone able to bring others with him on a spiritual journey; otherwise starting a religious congregation might have proved too difficult. Considering the times in which he lived, Edmund not only respected the needs of the young boys he came into contact with, he obviously was renewed by his work with them. The belief Edmund had in his companions as they began the difficult journey of educating, in enormous numbers, boys who only knew the streets was considerable, as he influenced so many to join and support him in his cause.

Br Peader’s influence on my life is immeasurable. He taught me his inner characteristics, and those of Edmund, such as the power of presence, the strength of your own conviction, the joy of working with young people and how invigorating it can be and the power of having someone believe in you. He still continues to teach me in the ways of the spirit of Edmund Rice. It is largely due to Br Peader I am in the line of work I am today and he is almost entirely the reason I was, and am, so heartened to work in an Edmund Rice school.

Next Friday, May 6th, we celebrate our new sculpture, Mary and Jesus, Mother and Son. We are blessing this sculpture after Friday morning Mass and invite any mothers to come and celebrate the special relationship between mother and son, before Mother’s Day.

  We would like to invite all parents/guardians to the upcoming Parent Enrichment evening on Tuesday 3 May. Please see the Parent Enrichment page on the College website for details.
Mrs Alice Power
Acting Dean of Faith and Mission
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Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...

  • Academic Progress Interviews were conducted at Heyington.
  • Staff Flu Immunisations took place.
  • Catholic Schools Student Services Meeting was hosted at the College.
  • Year 12 Chemistry students went on excursion to Monash University.
  • House Cross Country was conducted.
  • Year 10 students completed Community Service.
  • DAV D Grade Debating was hosted at St Kevin’s.
  • Glendalough “Authors in Residence” Program continued.
  • Victorian Cycling in School meeting took place at the College.
  • Jazz Concert was performed in Boyd Egan Hall.
  • College Board met.
  • Heyington Summer Sports Photographs were taken.
  • Glendalough Cross Country was conducted.
  • Year 10 Dancing Class Social with LMH took place.
  • Friday morning Eucharist was celebrated in the Chapel of St Kevin.
  • Dr Chris Wright addressed the Year 12 cohort.
  • Mother’s Day Luncheon was celebrated at KLTC.
  • Years 10-12 St Catherine’s/ St Kevin’s Musical “Sweet Charity” was performed over three nights.
  • Kearney boys and Mr Dunn participated in the St Ignatius Refugee Tutoring Program in Richmond.
  • Students from Purton with Mr Munro assisted with the community police program PACSEL.
  • Rahill students with Ms Burns assisted at the Fitzroy Reading Program.
  • College Open day took place.
  • Staff completed Professional Development in Anaphylaxis Treatment, VET Programs and RMIT Course Advisory. 
Ms Janet Canny
Director of Students
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Omnia


Nicholas Harper
Year 7
For the care and concern he displayed towards an injured peer.

Samuel Briggs
Year 8
For his positive approach to College life and his readiness to assist others.

Max Cheney
Year 9
For his offer of extra assistance in the Musical.


Liam O’Meara
Cusack
For his presentation on Justice & Solidarity to the whole House during Thursday reflection.

Nicholas Reynolds
Kearney
For outstanding commitment to his community service placement during the school holidays.

Noah Janssen
Kenny
For his excellent work preparing student singers for the annual Sing Off competition.

Connor Delany
McCarthy
For his generosity of spirit on the recent Year 9 retreat.

Shaun Quirk
Purton

For embracing “fullness of life” in a spirit of service to others.

Lochlan Down
Rahill
For selflessly serving the House during House Cross County.
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Calendar Dates

APRIL  
Friday 29
Mother’s Day Luncheon
St Catherine’s Musical
12.30pm
7.30pm

St Catherine's School
 


Saturday 30
APS Sport
St Catherine’s Musical

6.00pm

St Catherine's School
 


Sunday 1
College Open Day
1.00 - 4.00pm
 
       
Monday 2
Year 7G, 7H, 7I Camp begins
Year 6 SKC/Loreto/Sacre Coeur/Korowa Exchange
Soccer Association meeting


7.30pm


Brandon Room




Tuesday 3
Year 7G, 7H, 7I Camp
Edmund Rice Day Mass and Celebrations
Parent Enrichment Program
Years 10-12 Tutor Group Outing
VCE Theatre Studies Play
Years 5 and 6 Father and Son Cooking Class


7.30 pm
1.00pm
7.00pm
7.00pm

Heyington
Pavilion

Ruby Tout Theatre
Glendalough
 


Wednesday 4
Year 7G, 7H, 7I Camp
House Rowing
Year 5 and 6 Father and Son Cooking Masterclass
VCE Theatre Studies Play

11.25am
7.00pm
7.00pm


Glendalough
Ruby Tout Theatre
 


Thursday 5
Year 7G, 7H, 7I Camp
Sacrament of Reconciliation Parent Information Evening
Year 5 and 6 Father and Son Cooking Masterclass
VCE Theatre Studies Play
Friends of Art meeting

7.00pm
7.00pm
7.00pm
7.30pm

Boyd Egan Hall

Ruby Tout Theatre
Brandon Room
 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.

Full Article or Flyer: for inclusion on website (to be linked from the short article in the newsletter) to be sent in a separate Word document.

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Family Support Group (FSG)

Supporting families of St Kevin's College

In 2010 the St Kevin’s Senior Mothers’ Association had a vision to create a support group within the St Kevin’s community to provide assistance to families during times of upheaval and uncertainty in their lives. The intention was that the group would become "silent angels", providing anonymous assistance to relieve some of the pressure families may experience during such challenging times. Since then St Kevin’s Family Support Group (FSG) has grown in strength boasting a large data base of volunteers who are able to step in and provide assistance and support to any St Kevin’s family.

FSG provide assistance to families from all three campuses of the St Kevin’s’ community if a parent, sibling or student passes away, is hospitalised, or has a debilitating illness. Generally the FSG provide meals and baking for school lunches or biscuit barrel for someone who is in hospital.

FSG has a database of families who have offered to provide meals when needed. We call on those volunteers on a geographical basis rather than a year level basis. In other words if the family requiring support is in Malvern, then the volunteers are rostered from around that area. The majority of contact and co-ordination with volunteers is done via email and families who require assistance leave an esky at their front door and meals are placed in this with ice packs. This minimizes contact with the family and allows for anonymity to be maintained.

If you or someone you know need support please contact FSG directly or via your son’s Year Level Co ordinator, House Head or the school office.

We are always in need of more volunteer families so if you would like your name to be added to our database please let us know. Click here.

You can contact us via email familysupport@stkevins.vic.edu.au, or please call Mrs Joanne Sudano on 0411 874 668.
 Mrs Joanne Sudano
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Lost Property

Heyington Reception is holding lost property found since the commencement of the school year. Items include smart watches and fit bits, an iPad and prescription reading glasses. Items may belong to anyone who has visited the Heyington Campus. Students should be encouraged to revisit Reception in case their lost item has recently been handed in.
 SKC Reception
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Productions

Sweet Charity

This year’s St Catherine’s/St Kevin’s senior theatrical offering is the much lauded and loved musical, Sweet Charity.

Sweet Charity is a tender, poignant and consistently funny, Tony Award-winning musical about the adventures — and misadventures — of dance hall hostess Charity Hope Valentine who “just wants to be loved.” Set in the 1960s against the backdrop of an eclectic Manhattan society, the production follows Charity’s endearing and unwavering hope for a better future.

Featuring music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, numbers such as “Big Spender”, “The Rhythm of Life”, “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now” are sure to impress.

The three-performance season opens on 28 April, so be sure to secure your seat early to avoid disappointment. The Drama Auxiliary at St Catherine’s will again be providing delicious food and beverages at each performance, with a bar on Friday 29 April for the Gala Night.

St Catherine’s/SKC Senior School Musical: Sweet Charity
7.00pm Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April: 5.00pm Saturday 30 April
Dorothy Pizzey Hall, St Catherine’s School, Toorak
Adults $25, Concession $15
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=190133

Hamlet

This year the VCE Theatre Studies play is Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

In an abridged, two act version, each Theatre Studies class will perform one act each.

Hamlet is the story of a Danish prince whose uncle murders the prince’s father, marries his mother, and claims the throne.

In this, the 400th year of the death of Shakespeare, our Year 12 students explore the heart of his most famous play. The play as a whole chiefly demonstrates the difficulty of knowing the truth about other people—their guilt or innocence, their motivations, their feelings, their relative states of sanity or insanity. The play is still relevant and important.
  St Kevin’s VCE Theatre Studies Play: Hamlet
7.00pm Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 May
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin’s College, Toorak
Adults $16 Concession $11  
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/196828

High School Musical Jr

Tickets are now on sale for the Years 7-9 SKC/Loreto Musical High School Musical Jr.

The musical is based on the 2006 smash-hit movie, High School Musical. The show follows the relationship between basketball star Troy and academic whiz Gabriella. Despite their differences, the pair bonds over their shared love of singing. Other quirky characters include competitive theatrical brother and sister Ryan and Sharpay, as well as Martha, who loves hip-hop, and Zeke, who loves baking.

The large cast of almost 70 students from St Kevin’s and Loreto has been working together since the beginning of the year on the singing, dancing and acting to bringing this entertaining story to life. The cast portrays the various factions that are found in American high schools – jocks, cheerleaders, thespians and brainiacs. The catchy score includes hits “Get’cha Head in the Game” and “We’re All in This Together.”

Performances for High School Musical Jr will be held at St Kevin’s Waterford campus in Richmond. The show is suitable for all ages.

Bookings are now open.

Years 7-9 SKC/Loreto Musical: High School Musical Jr
2.00pm Sunday 15 and 7.00pm Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May
Adults $25; Concession $16
Vaucluse Hall, St Kevin’s College Waterford Campus
Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/182830
 Mr Simon Parris
TIC Productions
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Sport

Co-curricular Sports

Please click here to view this weekend's APS Sports Fixture.

 Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport
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Parent Enrichment Program

In continuing our Parent Enrichment Program for 2016, we wish to invite you to attend the third Parent Enrichment evening for 2016:
Tuesday 3 May
7.30pm for 7.45pm
Pavilion, Heyington

Young People and Social Justice

This evening is presented by the CEO of Jesuit Social Service, Ms Julie Edwards. Edmund Rice inspires us to shape a world based on profound values of justice and to constantly strive to help others. This evening is a perfect way to celebrate Edmund’s feast day.

Julie has over 35 years experience engaging with marginalised people and families experiencing breakdown and trauma. She is a social worker, family therapist and a grief and loss counsellor. Julie has a Masters in Social Work and is currently completing her doctorate in this discipline. Julie has served on a number of government and philanthropic committees that work to promote a more just society and contribute to the health and well-being of members of our community. Julie is passionate about finding ways to give practical expression to her social justice values, about exploring the most effective means to build a more just society and promoting a values-based model of leadership.

If you would like to find out more, please come along!

Everyone is most welcome. An RSVP is not essential but would help with planning. Please contact either Alice Power (powera@stkevins.vic.edu.au) or Sue O’Shea (sue_fit4fun@bigpond.com).
 Ms Alice Power
Acting Dean of Faith and Mission
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46th Annual St Kevin's College Art Show Catalogue

  Families and Friends of St Kevin's College are invited to

St Kevin’s College 46th Art Show

St Kevin’s Art Show is a professional Art Show; an exhibition and sale of artwork by leading Australian artists.

Opening Night
7.00pm, Friday 20 May
KC Smith Hall

Tickets $40.00 per person
www.trybooking/HANO
RSVP Wednesday 18 May

General Viewing and Art Cafe Hours

Connect with us

Saturday 21 May
10.00am - 6.00pm

Facebook
www.facebook.com/StKC.Art.Show 
Sunday 22 May
10.00am - 4.00pm

Twitter www.twitter.com/skcartshow
Monday 23 May
9.00am - 3.00pm

Instagram
www.instagram.com/skc.artshow

Artists' Evening

   
Monday 23 May
7.00pm - 9.00pm
   
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St Kevin's and Sacre Coeur Tennis Day

We invite you and your friends to join us for the annual St Kevin's & Sacre Coeur Tennis Day and Luncheon on Monday 16 May at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

The profits from the tennis day will be donated to the Will Murray fund.

Bookings can be made at http://www.trybooking.com/BFNP

Only Trybooking entries will be accepted. Entries close 5.00pm Thursday 12 May.

Should you have any queries, please contact Karen Clydesdale on 0402 975 964 or kclydesdale@tennis.com.au 
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Year Level Parents' Events

Year 8

Parent Cocktail Party

All Year 8 parents are warmly invited to attend a cocktail party to mix with old friends and new from the year level.
 
Date: 
Friday 6 May
Venue:
The Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Rd, Richmond (parking available on site for $6)
Time:
7.00 - 10.00pm
Price:
$32 per person (includes lovely finger food & a complimentary drink upon arrival)
Bookings:
www.trybooking.com/196005
RSVP:
Wednesday 4 May by 8.00pm 
 
Please note, RSVP dates will be strictly enforced. Thank you for your understanding.   
 
For more information please contact Heather Snell on 0403 189 335 or Alison Johnson on 0412 656 947.  

Year 10

All Year 10 parents are warmly invited to attend a cocktail party in May to mix with old and new friends from the year level.

Date:
Friday 27 May
Venue:
The Emerald Hotel
415 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
Time:
From 7.30pm
Price:
$27 per person (includes lovely finger food & a complimentary drink upon arrival)
Bookings:
www.trybooking.com/195589
RSVP:
Wednesday 25 May by 8.00pm 

Please note, RSVP dates will be strictly enforced.  Thank you for your understanding.
 
For further information, please contact Franca Tellefson on 0414 569 027 or Maria Dasopatis on 0411 154 293

Year 11

Parent Cocktail Party

All Year 11 parents are encouraged to attend our first (and only) cocktail party for Year 11 parents this year.
 
Date:
Friday 13 May  (not June 2 as previously listed in the College calendar)
Venue:
The Amora Hotel
649 Bridge Rd, Richmond (parking available on site for $6)
Time:
7.00 - 10.00pm
Price:
$32 per person (includes lovely finger food & a complimentary drink upon arrival)
Bookings:
www.trybooking.com/195984
RSVP:
Wednesday 11 May by 8.00pm
 
Please note, RSVP dates will be strictly enforced.  Thank you for your understanding.   
 
For more information please contact Caroline Leng on 0412 894 211 or Jane Briggs on 0411 106 644  

Year 12

Year 12 Cocktail Party

To celebrate our final year together, all Year 12 parents are invited to attend the Year 12 Parents' Cocktail Party. 

Date:
Saturday 28 May
Time:
7.30pm
Price:
$28.50 per person (includes sumptuous finger food; BYO beverages; glassware to be supplied) 
Venue:
At the home of Ben and Sally Crowe
36 Vincent Street, Glen Iris
Bookings:
https://www.trybooking.com/197109

This year will be a very busy year for Year 12 parents, please find below, and attached, a list of important dates for 2016:

Term 2

 
Friday 20 May
SKC Art Show Opening Night
7.30pm, Saturday 28 May
Parent Cocktail Party. At the home of Ben and Sally Crowe
Wednesday 8 June
Mothers' Dinner

Term 3


Friday 29 July
Combined Associations' Dinner Dance/Cocktail
Friday 20 August Coffee Morning
Friday 9 September
Parent Cocktail Party. At the Home of Vicki and John Hatzis

Term 4

 
Sunday 9 October
Son and Mothers' Mass and Breakfast
Tuesday 18 October
Final Eucharist & Valedictory Dinner
Wednesday 26 October 
VCE English Exam - Champagne Brunch
Thursday 24 November
End of Year Mothers' Mass and Dinner
Thursday 8 December
Year 12 Formal
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St Kevin's Old Collegians' Association

All past students of St Kevin's are invited to attend the:
   

St Kevin's Old Collegians' Assocation's
70th Annual Dinner

Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Glenferrie Road, Kooyong
Friday 3 June 2015 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm

   

Please find attached an invitation.

An email invitation will be forwarded to all Old Collegians. As we may not have up-to-date email addresses for everyone, we ask that you please pass this message onto any Old Collegians you may know.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Culliver, Executive Officer, SKOCA at culliverk@stkevins.vic.edu.au or 9832 4974.

 Mr Kevin Culliver OAM
Executive Officer, SKOCA
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Combined Parents' Association Cocktail Party

The St Kevin’s Mothers’ Association, along with the Glendalough Mothers’ Association and the St Kevin’s Fathers’ Association would like you to join us for our annual Combined Associations’ Cocktail Party!

Date:
Friday 29 July 
Venue: 
The Terrace
Gate A, Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra
Time:
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Price:
$80.00 per person (includes sumptuous canapes & beverages)
Cash bar from 10:00pm to 11:30pm
Raffle drawn at 8:15pm - DJ to begin at 8:45pm
RSVP:
3.00pm, Friday 22 July - via https://www.trybooking.com/195512
(unless sold out prior)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact Details: Molly Birch - 0407 849 762
Molly Birch, Rachael McGarry,
Claire Whitbread, Jerome Adams and Bruce Duncan

 Combined Parents' Association
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Thank you

Dr Wayne Tinsey and Liberation Theology Discussion

On Wednesday the 27th of April the students of Unit 3&4 Religion and Society welcomed Dr Wayne Tinsey, Director of Edmund Rice Education Australia, into our class for a discussion on liberation theology.

In essence, liberation theology is an interpretation of the Christian faith, born out of the experiences and hardships of the poor. Dr Tinsey spoke eloquently on the subject, giving a wise and knowledgeable insight into a topic which is essential not only for our study of Religion and Society, but also for our understanding of Christianity as a whole. Dr Tinsey’s experience in this theology was evident, adding in personal references to his time spent in Colombo and Latin America to highlight that liberation theology is still present and necessary in the world today.

The boys of Religion and Society would like to thank Dr Tinsey again for his time. His educational and thought provoking lecture left the class with a deeper understanding of the meaning of liberation theology.
 Dante Di Paolo
Year 11
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Careers

Thank you to the Year 10 families who have already booked their Careers Appointments. All Year 10s are asked to take up this opportunity to have a discussion about personal testing results and preliminary VCE subject selection. Should Year 11 or 12 students require appointments, they are asked to either come to the Careers Department or email Mrs White. Wednesday afternoons will usually be available as Year 10 students are at their Community Service placements.

Planning is well underway for the SKC Careers Evening which is to be held on Tuesday 26 July from 5:30 to 9.00pm. The theme of the evening this year is 'What’s Right For You?' Year 10, 11 and 12 students and parents are invited to the College to hear from past students, professionals, tertiary institution representatives and the Defence Force, who will be relating their experiences with respect to our theme. Panels will be repeated three times, allowing families to explore three different areas. Please put this important date in your diaries.

Year 12 students are reminded about the UMAT Information Session on Wednesday 11 May, immediately after school. A further opportunity for Year 12 students is on the final Wednesday of term, when we have an Interview Skills Workshop planned for which Mr James Lynch will come to share his insights with any student who may have interviews for their prospective courses, scholarships or employment positions. Students will need to register for this opportunity as places are limited. Information will be circulated to students about how to register in due course.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:

  • Reminders: UMAT Registrations; The VCE and Careers Expo 2015
  • ‘Inside Monash’ Seminars Continue
  • Focus on Melbourne Seminar Dates
  • News from The University of Melbourne: Engineering & IT Programs for School Students; VCA Schools Program – Walks of Arts 2016
  • JMC Open Day 2016
  • Academy of Design VCE Help Days 2016
  • Studying Neuroscience at Swinburne University
  • Why Research Careers?
  • Labour Market Information
  • Tripod Adult Program
  • Paralegal Degrees on Offer in Victoria
  • Snapshot of RMIT University
  • Dreaming of Flying?
  • Connect with Deakin at Melbourne Knowledge Week
  • So you want to be a Graphic Designer
Please see the Careers News for more details.
 Mrs O’Sullivan, Ms Nelson & Mrs White
The Careers Department
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Music

Open Day Performances - Sunday 1 May

Open Day is always an important day for the College and provides a valuable opportunity for our ensembles to perform to family and friends. The schedule for Music performances and open rehearsals on Open Day is attached here.

Remaining Term II Music Dates

Sunday 1 May
Open Day
Friday 6 - Sunday 8 May
Generations in Jazz
Sunday 15 - Thursday 19 May
Year 7-9 Musical
Monday 16 May
VCE Recital
Friday 20 - Sunday 22 May
Art Show Performances
Saturday 21 May
Music Association Fundraiser Bunnings BBQ
Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 May
Glendalough Music Camp
Tuesday 7 June
Music Tour Information Evening
Wednesday 8 June
Glendalough Winter Ensembles Concert
Tuesday 14 June
Piano Concert and Percussion Concert
Wednesday 15 June
Guitar Concert
Sunday 26 June - Sunday 10 July
Europe Music Tour

A full list of the important Music dates for the year is provided here.

Music Office – C305

Mrs Beth Little can be 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.
 Mr Simon Harris
Head of Music
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Cathedral Choir

Adelaide Tour Forms

Many thanks to those who have returned their forms for the Adelaide Tour. A reminder that the due date is tomorrow, Friday 29 April.

Last Sunday

Once again, we had a full attendance of 55 Choristers and the singing was robust and joyful. After his homily, Archbishop Hart officially inducted our new Choristers and commissioned our 2016 Student Leaders. In response, the boys recited the Choristers’ Prayer and the Archbishop blessed the Leaders’ medals. He also spoke glowingly of the Choir’s contribution to the life of St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Open Day

Many of our Choristers will be involved in Open Day this Sunday. I have uploaded the full Music Schedule to the Portal, but the most important times to be aware of are:

  • 2.45 - 3.15pm: Trebles’ Open rehearsal in the Victor McMahon Music Centre
  • 3.35 - 4.00pm: Senior Choir in Boyd Egan Hall
As the Trebles will be rehearsing this Sunday afternoon, there will be no Tuesday morning rehearsal on 3 May.


PHOTO: Archbishop Hart inducts the new Choristers for 2016 and appoints the Head Choristers, Deputy Head Choristers and Ensemble Leaders.
 Dr Daryl Barclay
Head of Choral Music
Director, St Patrick's Cathedral Choir

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St Kevin's Amateur Athletics Club

Run club is for everyone, whether you are running for fun, fitness, preparing for an event or a beginner who is taking their first step. Join our friendly and social group on Monday mornings and receive professional coaching to develop your running style, minimise injury risk and assist your journey to achieving your goals.

Term 2 Details:
Days:
9.00am - 10.00am sessions on Monday of each week
Running from 11 April - 13 June, $120 for the term
Location:
Kooyong Park (opposite Kooyong Tennis Centre)
Bookings:
www.trybooking.com/191459

For further information, please contact Steve Cain on 0407 230 748 or steve@stevecain.com.au
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Swap Shop

The next Swap Shop will be held on Thursday 16 June from 1.00 - 4.00 pm. The Swap Shop is situated at Waterford Campus, 20 Darlington Parade, Richmond.

For information about how Swap Shop works and to sell school uniform items please click here.

Please contact me on swapshop@stkevins.vic.edu.au if you require any further information.

Mrs Samantha Beven
Convenor, Swap Shop
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