Senior School Newsletter


  21 July 2016, Volume 67 No. 20

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

Zimele has become a focus for St Kevin’s to support the Edmund Rice Foundation’s life-changing work in Africa. The inaugural event was the Zimele Dinner and this year will be Number 8. Please consider joining the Russells on Saturday 3 September in the Smith Hall (https://trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=135284).

All schools today concentrate great energy on Child Safe standards and practices. St Kevin’s is committed to the creation and maintenance of a child safe school environment. The care, safety and welfare of students are embedded in policies and procedures which ensure a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse. All actions, and programs, will maintain high ethical standards and work in accord with child safety standards and child protection reporting guidelines. To support our aim to be the best we can in this area, we have formed the Child Safe Committee, consisting of Ms Janet Canny, Director of Students, Mr James Daly, Director of Glendalough and Mr Nick Clark, Dean of Student Wellbeing.

On Heyington Assembly, I offered, on behalf of the College, our condolences to our French visitors from Cours Saint Charles, Orléans after the tragedy in Nice. I also encouraged our boys to ensure that through their studies of History, Ethics, Geography, English and Literature, they begin to develop understandings of our broader world and the forces that shape current events. Istanbul sits as the political and social tectonic plate between Europe and the Middle East, and to understand its history as Constantinople or Byzantium gives one a window through which to view and partially understand the current events. Knowledge is the light which shows us the correct path to follow when faced with choices in what can seem a dimly-lit world at times.

On Assembly, we also recalled Fromelles and its significance as the first and bloodiest battle involving Australian troops on the Western Front in World War One. We must not forget the people involved and their part in our nation’s history.

Excellence Awards  
Year 11 Outdoor Activities Program   
  Best Overall Photograph  Guy Tomkins 
  Best Action Photograph  David Grech 
  Best Nature Photograph  Finley Tobin 
     
Headmaster’s Study Awards 
Year 11  Aviation  Dominic Sullivan 
  French  Patrick Gigacz 
    Liam O’Donnell 
    Maxwell Thomas 
    Finley Tobin 
  Legal Studies (Unit 3/4)  Michael Kennedy 
  Theatre Studies  Zac Jensen 
     
Year 10  Japanese Sean Quinn 
  Drama  Nicholas Reynolds 
     
Year 8  Drama  John Burgess 
    Thomas Duncan 
    Maxwell Tribe 
  English  Samuel Roach 
     
Year 7  Computing  Lucas van Schaaik 
    Benjamin McMahen 

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

Pokemon Go Back

I’m not sure how many fads I have survived. I have lived through the eras of ice-bucketing and planking. If I stretch my memory, it will reach back as far as yo-yo’s. In fact, if anyone is smart, yo-yo’s are probably due for a comeback. Before that, there were hula hoops, the brain child of an Australian entrepreneur. The colourful plastic rings did slow business until they were branded, fictitiously, as ‘the latest craze from America.’ Then people couldn’t get them fast enough. The appeal had nothing to do with the hoops and everything to do with keeping up with Uncle Sam. There is no denying the marketing power of FOMO, Fear of Missing Out. FOMO is a disease. It attacks your mental health.

The last week has seen the outbreak of Pokemon Go. Its advocates will tell you that here, at last, is a game that has exercise built into it. Perhaps these people have never heard of soccer or football. Even chess can be a contact sport. The top players often wear shin pads because opponents tend to kick each other under the table. But maybe there are people who would otherwise be sitting in front of a computer who have now been forced into the great outdoors. The problem is that all these people with their eyes glued to a screen are bound to start walking into light poles or street signs or worse. There is a story that police in Detroit have established their station as a pokie gym and are waiting for persons of interest to simply walk through the door. They are more likely to walk into it.

It’s not hard to see the appeal of Pokemon Go. The world is harder and harder to understand. In a week that saw another atrocity in France, shooting of more police in America, an attempted coup in Turkey and the centenary of the worst day in Australian history at Fromelles, Pokemon Go takes the world around you and turns it into something like a cartoon. The characters are quaint. The game provides an animated version of reality. It is a cheerful form of escape. There needs to be another version called Pokemon Go Back which returns you to the real world with fresh eyes and an attitude of hope.

On Sunday, I visited a local Vinnies outlet to collect some of the paperwork our Year Ten boys will need before they head off on a fresh round of Community Service this week. The volunteer, realising I was from St Kevin’s, said ‘you must know the Bible then.’ I was pleased by this assumption. I said that I read scripture every day but would never claim to know it perfectly. He nodded.

‘Then you’d be interested in a story my pastor told us.’

Apparently, a man was on a plane which ran into a terrible storm. The passengers were jostled and soon became terrified. It was so bad they thought they might crash. Many of them started screaming. But the man noted a young girl who was quietly reading her book. She was unperturbed. The man was so impressed that, when the plane finally landed, he waited for her.

‘That must have been a wonderful book,’ he said. ‘You were practically the only person on the plane that wasn’t panicking.’

‘Oh no,’ she said. ‘It wasn’t the book.’

‘Then why were you so calm?’

‘My daddy was the pilot.’

‘Oh.’

‘He promised to bring me home safely.’

The Vinnies volunteer said that God was his pilot and he knew God would get us safely to where we needed to be.

 At that point, a Pokemon player walked into the store, following his phone with reverent concentration.

‘What is he doing?’ asked the volunteer.

‘I think he’s looking for something.’

‘Perhaps he needs a pilot,’ the volunteer replied.
Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith
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Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...

  • Kenny students with Mr Straford assisted with the serving of breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome.
  • Year 9 students and staff departed on the RICE Program.
  • French Tour Pot Luck Dinner took place.
  • Fathers' Association held a meeting.
  • Year 11 and 12 Legal Studies students went on excursion to the Law Courts.
  • McCarthy students and Mr Mitchell assisted with serving dinner at St Peter and Paul’s in South Melbourne.
  • House Mass and Supper took place for Purton, Rahill and McCarthy senior students and staff.
  • Careers Lunchtime Guest Speaker was from Camp Counselors USA.
  • Year 10 students commenced Community Service for Semester 2.
  • Year 12 Art students went to the Ballarat Art Gallery.
  • Students from Meguro, Tokyo visited the College.
  • Planning meetings took place for Year 11 Christian Living Camps.
  • Mr Conti and Cusack students assisted at the Edmund Rice Tutoring Centre in St Albans.
  • RoboLego and Lego Challenge Program took place at Glendalough.
  • St Kevin’s History Reading Committee met.
  • Glendalough Junior Concert Band/Strings Workshop was held.
  • Staff participated in the EREA Galilee Formation Program. 
  • Year 10 Science students went on excursion to the Zoo.
  • Friday morning Eucharist was celebrated in the Chapel of St Kevin.
  • Year 10 Dancing classes commenced for Semester 2.
  • Dr Mark McGee performed and addressed the Year 12 cohort.
  • GMA meeting took place.
  • Kearney boys and Mr Segal participated in the St Ignatius Refugee Tutoring Program in Richmond.
  • Rahill students with Ms Murphy and Ms Hill assisted at the Fitzroy Reading Program.
  • Students from Purton with Ms Smith assisted with the community police program PACSEL.
  • Visiting French Tour Party departed.
  • Ms Sheridan and Patrick Daly left for World Youth Day in Krakow.
  • Staff completed Professional Development in the new Design and Technology Curriculum, Digital Learning Technologies, VET, Deakin Careers Practioners Advisors Board, Mindfulness and Teaching in 21st Century Conference.
Ms Janet Canny
Director of Students
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Omnia


Adam Woolhouse
Year 7
For his enthusiastic and positive approach to all aspects of College life.

Flynn Snowden
Year 8

For his polite and unassuming approach to College life.

James Appleyard
Year 9
For fully embracing Waterford Community Service projects.

Michael Grace
Cusack
For his willingness to contribute to our Cusack reflection.

Rory Harrington
Kearney
For his mature approach to his studies at the commencement of Semester Two.

Dominik Jamriska
Kenny
For his excellent service within Kenny House.

Finn Millar
McCarthy
For his generosity of spirit in assisting families from the College community.

Stefan Castello
Purton

For his genuine concern for the welfare of visiting overseas students.

Sean Quinn
Rahill
For his excellent musical contributions to the Rahill House family mass.
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Calendar Dates 

JULY  
Friday 22
Year 9 RICE Program
Year 10 Dancing Class
GMA meeting


8.45am


Clovelly Room
 


Saturday 23 
APS Sport
Year 9 RICE Program
Glendalough Junior Concert Band/
Strings Workshop


 


Monday 25
Year 9 RICE Program





Tuesday 26
Year 9 RICE Program
Years 10 -12 Cusack House Mass

7.00pm

Chapel and Brandon Room
 


Wednesday 27
Year 9 RICE Program
Years 10-12 Careers Evening
SKOCA meeting


6.30pm


Delaney Room
 


Thursday 28
Year 9 RICE Program


 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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Foundation Business Breakfast

 7.00am, Wednesday 10 August
Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, Melbourne Club

The St Kevin's College Foundation warmly invites all friends of St Kevin's College to attend the Business Breakfast. The Business Breakfast may be of special interest to businesses wishing to use it as a professional development opportunity.

We are pleased to have as special guests:

Mrs Carolyn Bell
Chief Operations Manager
Epworth Richmond
Mr Graeme Hunt
Managing Director &
Chief Executive Officer
Broadspectrum
Mr Peter Nash
National Chairman
KPMG Australia

And moderator:
Mr Greg Hoy
Former Business Editor
ABC’s 7.30 Report 
The St Kevin’s College Foundation is not intended to raise funds for building projects but rather to have a corpus of funds to provide bursaries and scholarships. These are to provide assistance for those in need and to provide a St Kevin's education for those who normally would not be able to attend the College.

Bookings, including those who wish to book whole tables and corporate tables, can be made at www.trybooking.com/LUJC

For further information, please click here to download the invitation or phone Kevin Culliver on 9822 0911.

 Mr Kevin Culliver OAM
Secretary, Foundation
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Star Camp Medical Volunteers Needed

I wish to invite members from our community with a medical background to assist us with this year's Sony Star Camp. Each year this camp is held for children aged between 5 and 15 who have intellectual and/or physical disabilities. These children will be in the care of current Year 12 students from Xavier College, St Kevin’s College, Scotch College, Genazzano FCJ College, Loreto Mandeville Hall and Sacré Coeur. Along with medical volunteers, these student companions will be supported in their role by teaching staff from the six schools.

This year the Camp will be held at Scotch College. Medical facilities of the highest standard will need to be provided. We require medical personnel who are registered nurses or doctors to be rostered on each day, as well as on call. We are requesting, therefore, that our medical volunteers do one 8 hour shift (morning, evening or night) during the camp. The camp begins at 8.00am on Saturday 17 December and runs through until 3.00pm on Monday 19 December. With six schools involved, we hope to be able to cover our medical needs in this way, although in the past some people have volunteered for more shifts. 

A great deal of preparation is required to attend to the medical needs of each child. A compulsory preliminary meeting for all medical volunteers will be held at Scotch College on Tuesday 8 November at 6.00pm. At this meeting, six medical personnel would need to volunteer to contact the parents of four to five of our campers before the end of November to gain background information. These medical personnel would then need to be present at our companions’ Training Day for one hour on Sunday 11 December, to brief our student companions on their particular camper. 

Expressions of interest should be forwarded no later than Friday 5 August 2016 to Alice Power. Email: powera@stkevins.vic.edu.au or phone: 9832 4900

Finally, it is a legal requirement that all medical volunteers have a valid Working With Children Check. If you don’t have one, you can apply for a voluntary WWC Check (no fee applies) online by visiting:
https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj

When applying online, the following details need to be entered under 'Organisation details':

Organisation Name: Scotch College
Postal Address: 1 Morrison St, Hawthorn, 3122
Phone: (03) 9810 4321
Occupational work code: All overnight camps for children

Once an application is lodged online, the application process needs to be completed at an Australia Post Outlet. All instructions are online.
 Mrs Alice Power
Dean of Mission
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Martial Arts Spring Training

St Kevin’s College would like to advise all Years 7 to 12 students of an exciting 10 week Martial Arts Spring Training program during Terms 3 & 4, commencing on Thursday 4 August (after the Winter Sport season).

The program will have 10 weekly training sessions (Thursdays only) under the instruction of a Martial Arts Specialist and SKC Head Coach, Mr Peter Keogh, who will teach Self Defence, Karate and Conflict Management Skills.

Day:  Thursdays, commencing on Thursday 4 August and concluding Thursday 20 October. 
Time:  3.30 till 5.00pm 
Venue:  Wilding Centre 
Cost:  $150 for 10 sessions 

The program is designed to provide existing Martial Arts students with the opportunity to further improve their skills, but no prior experience is required. Newcomers with no experience are welcome.

A white training uniform may be required (martial arts jacket and pants). The purchase of a uniform can be arranged through the College at a discounted price.

If you are interested, please fill in an application form (available here) and hand it in to the College Reception with attention to Mr Arai. Applications will close on Thursday 4 August. 
 Mr Terry Arai
TIC, Martial Arts
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Hockey Presentation Evening

The St Kevin's College Hockey community invites all participants of the College's Hockey Teams and their parents to the Hockey Presentation Evening:

Date:
Wednesday 3 August
Time:
7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Venue:
Smith Hall
Bookings:
https://trybooking.com/LSYL
Please click here to download a flyer.
 Ms Charlotte Banks
TIC, Hockey
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Soccer

Soccer Presentation Evening

St Kevin’s Soccer Association extends a warm invitation to all players, family and friends to attend the annual Soccer Presentation Evening. An exciting night aimed at celebrating the boy’s achievements throughout the season.
Date: Saturday 6 August
Time:
5.45pm for 6.00pm start
Venue:
Smith Hall
Bookings:
https://www.trybooking.com/MDPT  (please note: no walk-ins on the night)

Please click here for a flyer and further information.

Capture the Action

Soccer Photo Competition

Parents, friends and family are once again asked to take photos of the action on and off the field at this year’s SKC Soccer games. Prizes for best photos will be awarded at the Soccer Presentation Night on Saturday 6 August. Prizes are for best ‘SELFIE’ and best ‘ACTION’ shot.

Selected photos will be placed on the College website's Soccer page during the season and also be used for the Presentation Night photo slideshow. Make sure your son’s team is represented and submit your best photos. We have set up an account in DropEvent so that we can collect photos taken at this season’s soccer matches. It is a really easy system to use. Photos can be submitted in one of the following ways.

  • Email your photos to SKCSoccer2016@dropevent.com. Please put the Year level, team and your name, (e.g. Year 9A by Hilary Williams) as the subject line.
  • Click on the link (https://dropevent.com/gallery/SKCSoccer2016), or copy and paste in to your browser. You can drop photos into the applicable Year Level folder BUT please name the photo file, i.e. Year 9A by Hilary Williams
  • CD’s or USB keys can be sent to the school office addressed to: SKC Soccer Photos 2016 Attn: Mr Nick Hale
To view photos, please go to the above link and enter the password SKC.

Photos must be submitted by 30 July to be eligible and enable editing. If you have any queries please contact Hilary Williams on hils243@gmail.com

** Team managers: Please ensure at least one team photo is submitted.
 Mr Nick Hale
TIC, Soccer
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Basketball Presentation Evening

Date:
Monday 8 August
Time:
6.45pm for 7.00pm start
Venue:
Smith Hall
Bookings:
https://www.trybooking.com/MEWZ

For those who are yet to book tickets to the Basketball Presentation Evening, please do so as soon as possible to ensure that you and your son are catered for. Bookings close at 10.00pm Thursday 4 August with no exceptions.

In past years we have had to turn people away, so to avoid disappointment, please RSVP promptly.

Our guest speakers for the evening will be boys who attended the Inaugural USA Basketball trip in 2015 - a presentation not to be missed.

Please click here to download a flyer for the evening.
Ms Maria Kaplanis
Secretary, Basketball Association
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Combined Parents' Association Cocktail Party

This event is now SOLD-OUT – Please feel free to add your name to the waitlist in the event of potential cancellations. The waitlist can be accessed by clicking here: https://www.trybooking.com/195512

Date:
Friday 29 July 
Venue: 
The Terrace
Gate A, Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra
Time:
7:00pm - 12:00am

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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Year Level Parents' Events

Year 9

We warmly invite all mothers of Year 9 boys to attend this great opportunity to catch up and share the stories of our boys' RICE adventures (the boys will not be attending).

Date  Wednesday 10 August 
Time:  From 7.30pm 
Venue:  Giorgios Restaurant 1235 High St, Armadale 
Price:  $50 per person (2 courses) plus a glass of prosecco on arrival, bottle of wine per table and all soft drinks 
RSVP:  5.00pm, Monday 8 August via https://www.trybooking.com/215167

Further details: Maree Duncan on 0481 254 318 or maree4duncan@gmail.com

Year 12

Year 12 mothers are invited to attend a dinner on Thursday 18 August. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to catch up as we head into the latter half of Year 12.

Date:   Thursday 18 August 
Venue:  The Emerald Hotel
Clarendon Street, South Melbourne 
Cost: $45.00 - inclusive of two courses and a glass of wine or champagne upon arrival. 

Further details to follow next week.

Other Term 3 Save the Dates

Please click here for remaining 2016 dates for Year 12 Parents.
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Zimele

‘Zimele’ - ‘To Stand On One’s Own Feet’ (from Zulu)

During Semester 2 at St Kevin’s, you will hear a lot about Zimele.

Zimele is St Kevin’s contribution to the Edmund Rice Foundation, which raises funds for many projects. Our projects are the Education for Life Centre in Eldoret, Kenya and the Star Support Group in South Sudan. 100% of what we raise goes to these projects.

It is 12,000km from Melbourne to Nairobi. It is 5.5 hours by road from Nairobi to Eldoret. It is then another 1000kms and 24 hours by road to South Sudan. These places are distant from our homes in Melbourne in time and distance – but there is also a chasm of difference in the opportunities they have to ‘Stand on their own feet’ in terms of health, education, shelter, employment and a safe community.

Semester 2 is our opportunity, as the St Kevin's community, to do something to make a difference to the lives of these
people. Think of the coin line organised by the Mannix House Captains at Glendalough in 2015. Each boy contributed what he could and after 45 minutes they had raised $2000. That makes a big difference.

We welcome all parts of the St Kevin’s community to participate – boys, parents, siblings, grandparents, past students, families and friends. We particularly would love to see past Immersion participants  - you have had the experience of ‘walking in their shoes' for a short time and we need your stories to encourage our efforts.

There are three main Zimele events – please mark them in your diary:

Saturday 3 September - 8th Annual Zimele Dinner

All are welcome. Please see the attached invitation. (Note the Early Bird offer).

Bookings are now open and can be made at www.trybooking.com/135284

Please ask in your homerooms, tutor groups and/or chosen sports to gather a table of 10 – just being at the Dinner will raise a minimum of $450 per table.

We also have a call for assistance - St Kevin’s community has been enormously generous in past years with the donation of Silent Auction prizes. We would like to seek help from anyone who is able to help with donations of things like holiday houses in off-peak times, tickets to concerts and sporting events, dinner vouchers, sporting memorabilia and equipment, wine vouchers - really anything at all! If you can help in any way, please contact Celia Conlan - celiaconlan@gmail.com, Kath McCarthy - kathandjoe@optusnet.com.au or Marcella Meagher - marce.m@bigpond.com. Any help is very much appreciated.

Saturday 10 September -The zimele24hourchallenge

An exciting new initiative in which we think the boys are super keen to participate! Please encourage them to do so. For information, please contact Nick Baff at baffn@stkevins.vic.edu.au or 9822 0911.

Sunday 23 October - The Annual Zimele Walkathon

An event for the whole family in the spring sunshine on Yarra Bend Boulevard.

This year the Walkathon is being organised by Cate Noonan and her team. They may be looking for some helpers to marshal, hydrate and generally encourage us along, so please contact her on 0425 242 912 if you are able to help.

Please put these dates in your diary. It is our time to come together as the weather warms into spring and to help others. Like the Glendalough coin line, each small contribution makes such a big difference.

 The Zimele Dinner Committee
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Careers

All Year 10, 11 and 12 parents were emailed letters from the Careers Department in Week 1, Term 3, outlining the forthcoming Careers events and the program for students during Term 3. Thank you to the remaining Year 10 families who have taken the opportunity to make Careers Appointments in these first three weeks of term, allowing us to have prepared nearly all Year 10 students for VCE subject selection next month. The Online Booking System opens for Year 12s from Monday 25 July. Appointments should be made for Monday 1 August onwards, as this is when the online VTAC Tertiary Application system opens. Appointments can ONLY be made by students and this should be done in consultation with parents, should parents wish to attend.

Final planning for the SKC Careers Evening is under way and we are hoping all Year 10, 11 and 12 students and parents take advantage of the opportunity to attend three different panel sessions between 5:30 and 8pm on Tuesday 26 July in order to research potential pathways. This event is a perfect precursor for the Tertiary Open Days which commence on Sunday 30 July.

Since the commencement of Term 3, senior students have had the opportunity to attend valuable information sessions in the Careers Department at lunch times, with representatives from Ernst & Young and Camp Counselors USA (CCUSA) taking the time to visit the College. Ms Cora Sheridan also gave generously of her time to enlighten interested students about her experience thus far studying Medicine at the University of Newcastle. On Monday 1 August Mr Chris Lewis from the University of Sydney will provide information on the amazing opportunities available at this historic institution. For those students interested in studying interstate, this session is a must, building on information provided by ANU and Bond University representatives at our Careers Evening. It is a pleasure to arrange such visitors for the students who, we hope, share their newfound knowledge with parents.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:
  • Forthcoming Open Days & how to make the most of them
  • Year 12 News – Applying for Courses
  • VTACmag 2017
  • What is VET in the VCE?
  • Sandringham Sports Physio Career Session
  • News From La Trobe University: Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics; Aspire Generation; Aspire Program Applications
  • Deakin University Information Sessions
  • At ACU students are more than their ATAR
  • News From Monash University: Business Open House; New Pathways to Law; the Monash Guarantee; MADA Art & Design Workshops; New Vertical Double Arts Degrees; Why study Science at Monash? 
  • Science Degrees in Victoria
Please see the Careers News for more details.
 Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White
The Careers Department
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Music

College Concert

The College Concert will be held in the Melbourne Recital Centre on Monday 5 September, commencing at 7.30pm. This is the major concert of the year and features over 450 performers from Glendalough, Waterford and Heyington. Ensemble Directors have started distributing a letter giving information about the rehearsal, ticket and DVD sales. A copy of the letter can be found here. A copy of the DVD order form can be found here.

Please note that ticket sales open today and can only be purchased through the Box Office of the Melbourne Recital Centre, www.melbournerecital.com.au

Victorian School Music Festival Performances

A large number of our students will be involved in performances at the Victoria School Music Festival this term, both here in Melbourne and in Geelong.

Ensemble Directors will be distributing letters to each of their ensembles detailing specific arrangements for their performances, which are listed here:
Middle School Concert Band
Tuesday 26 July Hawthorn Town Hall 
 
Glendalough Concert Band 
Thursday 11 August Geelong Grammar School 
 
Intermediate Concert Band 
Tuesday 16 August  Deakin Edge 
 
Senior Concert Band 
Wednesday 17 August  Deakin Edge 

Term III Music Dates

Saturday 23 July
Glendalough Junior Ensembles Workshop
Tuesday 26 July
MSCB to VSMF (Depart 12.15pm)
Tuesday 2 August
Choral and Vocal Evening
Thursday 11 August
Glendalough House Music Festival (11.15am - 12.45pm)
Thursday 11 August
GCB to Geelong (Depart 1.15pm, Return 6.30pm)
Monday 15 August
VCE Recital at LMH
Tuesday 16 August
ICB to VSMF (Depart 8.45am, Return 1.00pm)
Wednesday 17 August
SCB to VSMF 7.20pm
Sunday 21 - Friday 26 August
Years 10-12 Musical
Monday 5 September
College Concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre
Monday 12 September
Music Association AGM
Wednesday 28 September
VCE Recital

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

Recording Sessions

Last Thursday’s three-hour recording session was certainly very intense, but nevertheless allowed us to make a solid start to our project and to consolidate a number of tracks. It can’t be denied, however, that we recorded fewer tracks than planned due to the time required for setting levels, overcoming external noise and dealing with various other musical factors. This means that we will certainly require the third session we tentatively booked for Thursday 18 August. A reminder also that Session 2 is scheduled for Thursday 4 August.

I must say that the boys’ cooperation and patience during our first recording session were most admirable. In many ways, doing recordings is like putting your work under a microscope, especially with today’s digital technology which is so crystal clear and exposes every detail to extremely close scrutiny. On the other hand, it is also a great learning experience and a way of hearing the Choir’s sound anew.
 Dr Daryl Barclay
Head of Choral Music
Director, St Patrick's Cathedral Choir

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Sport

Co-curricular Sports

Please click here to view the APS Sports fixture.

Please click here to view last week's Sports Results.

 Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport
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Swap Shop

The next Senior School Swap Shop opening is on Thursday 15 September from 1.00 – 4.00pm.

The Swap Shop is situated at Waterford Campus, 20 Darlington Parade, Richmond. For more information about the Swap Shop 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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