Senior School Newsletter

  25 August 2016, Volume 67 No. 25

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

Last Saturday was the College Board Seminar. College Board, led by Mr Peter Leahy, College Leadership Team, Deans of Faith and Mission, Bursar, Finance Manager, Facilities and Operations Manager, all gave their day as we examined, in detail, St Kevin’s compliance and risk across many aspects of College life and business operations. To assist us, we had in attendance, Mr Geoff Doyle, National Director Stewardship & Resources EREA and Ms Caroline Kennedy, Account Director, Willis Towers Watson. The full, stimulating and exhausting day culminated with the celebration of Eucharist in the Chapel of St Kevin, followed by dinner. Our external presenters were expert and erudite, our in-house presenters – Mr Ray Tyrrell, Mr Gary Jones and Mr Bill Doherty, demonstrated their deep knowledge of their areas of responsibility. We managed to find time for prayer, business, boys’ issues, fellowship and farewells. The logistics were co-ordinated deftly by Mrs Pauline Ryan. I can report to all, that the view of participants was that we all learned much on the day, found areas for further research and education, and came away confident in the management and care for people in this community.

To support my Heyington address as reported in last week’s Newsletter, Ms Canny, Director of Students, spoke at Waterford Forum. Her address follows …
  Presentation on respect for females
Ms Janet Canny, Director of Students
Waterford Forum, Wednesday 17 August 2016
It is always my pleasure to have the opportunity to be with you at Waterford.

Every week I receive emails and calls from members of the public about the impact of your behaviour outside the school gates. This communication can be very positive, as it was in the time of your RICE Program when we received wonderful reports of how impressive you were while visiting a town, doing something as simple as shopping for supplies or travelling home on the plane. The messages of complaint often centre around reckless behaviour at stations or poor wearing of uniform. However, a recent email from a gentleman was about a group of our students on the train who were, in fact, well-dressed and behaving appropriately, but he was most upset by their conversation which was so derogatory about a couple of girls they knew. He found their sexist language and very inappropriate personal comments about the girls most offensive. He expressed dismay that a school with the reputation of St Kevin’s College does not teach respect for females as part of our education.

I would like to think that we do and that you have a very clear understanding of that expectation. Recently, we have seen boys at other Melbourne schools being called to account over situations that saw girls being vilified. The circulation of explicit and offensive material about girls - Instagram accounts inviting offensive comment, failure to respect the privacy of young women - has resulted in students being severely disciplined and, in some cases, losing their positions at their school.

Let’s make sure that you are very clear about the expectations on you. Such vile and misogynistic behaviour will not be tolerated at St Kevin’s. The Catholic ethos of our school calls for recognition of the dignity of all human beings. We speak of relationship-centred education at the College, which must include respect for everyone, irrespective of age, gender or background. Inappropriate use of social media, regardless of where you are or when it happens, will have consequences for any of our students. There is no such thing as anonymity on social media. Do not think that you can hide behind accounts with false names or that you will be safe and secure in an online group situation. When you ‘like’ a comment, you are endorsing the words, not just the writer. You will be brought to account, by your parents, by the College and by future employers for your trail on social media, maybe in years to come.

Our Prime Minister recently stated that not all disrespect towards women ends in violence but all violence against women began with disrespect. When we face the fact that the biggest preventable cause of injury and death for women aged between 15 and 44 is violence by their partner or former partner, we know we have a problem.

My response to the gentleman over the inappropriate discussion by a group of students on the train, was to assure him that we do teach our students about respectful relationships, that you do have clear expectations put in front of you about what is and is not appropriate comment and that students guilty of misogynistic attitudes do put their positions in the school in jeopardy. And if issues are brought to our attention that indicate illegal behaviour by our students, then the police will be contacted. Use opportunities like the Collaborative Learning Program, the upcoming Play and the Year 9 Social to develop the appropriate behaviour in your interaction with and your attitude to girls. Look at the respectful relationships that exist between your male and female teachers and between your parents, for appropriate role-modelling.

You are the next generation of husbands, fathers, employers, mentors and leaders. We want you to be good men: choose your words carefully, let your actions reflect the values of your family and your school, treasure the gift of women in your life, your grandmothers, mother, sisters, aunties, cousins, and teachers, and ensure that you develop respectful friendships with females as the opportunities arise and enjoy the gift of those relationships in your life.

Zimele Dinner
Saturday week (3 September) is the Zimele Dinner. Have you booked a table? Are you prepared to come as a family? Do you only need one ticket? We do need more people to support us in this important work.

Kind regards

Stephen Russell
St Kevin's College 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.

Faith and Mission

Special delivery

My wife is a dancer who married a gentleman with two left feet. So it was great on Sunday afternoon to sit in the audience of the senior musical, The Music Man, which students from St Kevin’s have been performing this week with those from Loreto Mandeville Hall. The singing and orchestra were both wonderful. But I confess I am from that fading generation for whom it is still unusual to see young men dance, especially with the kind of energy and verve on display in The Music Man. It would put a spring in anyone’s step, even those whose steps need to be supported by orthotics.

The Music Man has some great tunes. It is hardly surprising that, after first opening on Broadway in December 1957, its initial run lasted for almost four years. It won the coveted Tony award in the same year that West Side Story was also nominated, so it was and remains clearly a crowd favourite. But there is much more to the show than famous numbers such as ‘Seventy-six trombones’ and ‘Till there was you’(later recorded by the Beatles). Like all the best musicals, The Music Man is larger than life. It is also, in other ways, the same size as life. It leaves you with things to think about.

The story is set in regional Iowa in 1912 and centres on Harold Hill, played brilliantly by Noah Janssen. Hill is a travelling salesman and a con artist. One of the motifs in the show is the way a small community looks to the outside world to bring them something special. The railway features, as does the celebrated Wells Fargo Wagon, which carried no end of consumer goods to every place imaginable. These goods were bought from catalogues. It was exactly the same as internet shopping but without computer hassles.

Hill intends to sell musical instruments to people who don’t really need them. Furthermore, he knows nothing about music. He wants to empty the pockets of the folk of River City and keep moving. His techniques have stood the test of time. Like anyone who has tried to create a market for something people could do without, he creates anxiety. He notices that the town has just acquired a pool table. This is clearly going to bring nothing but ‘terrible, terrible, trouble, trouble, trouble.’ He says that a pool table is the spoonful of medicinal wine that will lead to bottles of beer. It will open the door to gambling and heaven knows what else. He whips up the crowd to ‘resist sin and corruption’ and ‘smite the devil and keep our young boys pure.’ Hill knows as well as any contemporary marketing company that the fearful are vulnerable. They will pay almost any price. He has the answer: ‘how could any pool table hope to compete with a gold trombone.’ They need not just instruments, but uniforms as well. He has all the answers to questions that never needed to be asked.

But Hill also manages to con himself. He falls in love with Marian Paroo (Michaela Janssen) who has a young brother, Winthrop (Thomas Brady). Winthrop suffers from a speech impediment. Harold, who is never short of a word, helps Winthrop. But Winthrop, one of the least articulate people in River City, manages to draw Harold away from the high-falutin verbosity which has been his hiding place for a long, long time. There is a parable here. The voiceless are an uncomfortable gift for those with too much to say.

Just as Harold is finally about to face justice, Marian, a woman of integrity and substance, speaks up on his behalf. She complains about ‘our everlasting Iowa stubborn chip-on-the-shoulder arrogance’ and reminds people that River City was worse before Harold arrived. Because of Harold, they now have a band of their own. It has been created out of their own modest resources. It may not sound brilliant. In fact, it sounds awful. But it didn’t come on a Wells Fargo wagon. It was their own. Our honest, stumbling efforts mean a great deal more than someone else’s image of glamour and success. Community doesn’t come on the back of a truck.

Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith

Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...

  • Kenny students with Ms Carman assisted with the serving of breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome.
  • Year 12 Before and After School Study Program continued.
  • Year 8 JSP Debating was hosted at St Kevin’s.
  • Academic Progress Interviews were conducted.
  • SKMA meeting took place.
  • Students from Ambrose Treacy College, Brisbane visited Glendalough.
  • First Eucharist Information Evenings were held at Glendalough.
  • Year 11 OAP 2017 Nepal Information Evening was held.
  • Year 6 SKC/Sacre Coeur/ Korowa/ Loreto Exchange took place.
  • Forum Debates took place.
  • Year 12 Prefect V Korowa Netball game was played.
  • Year 10 students completed Community Service.
  • Year 10-12 Musical “The Music Man” was performed over three nights.
  • St Kevin’s Snowsports Team competed in All Schools Championship.
  • Preparation for the Senior House Musical Competition continued.
  • Cultural Activities Photographs were taken.
  • Purton House celebrated Daffodil Day with a Cake Stall.
  • Staff Reflection Day took place at the Catholic Leadership Centre.
  • British Parliamentary Debating was conducted at the College.
  • Year 6 Exchange to Yeppoon commenced.
  • Staff completed Professional Development at Geography Conference and Make It, Teach It Workshop.
Ms Janet Canny
Director of Students


Adriel Djaja
Year 7
For his ongoing positivity and extra assistance during Symphony Orchestra. 

Joshua Lake
Year 8

For his positive approach and support of others during the Year 8 Camp.
James Meysztowicz
Year 9

For an outstanding piece of work presented at the RICE Presentation evening.

Angus Salmon
For excellent leadership with the Year 10 and 11 students at St Vincent de Paul Sleep Out.

Jackson Doyle 
For organising the first group of Kearney men to donate blood at the Red Cross.

Francis Nguyen
For his excellent contribution to House spirit.

Maximilian Scanlon
For his contribution to College social justice and fundraising.

Owen Mahoney
For outstanding leadership and organisation of the St Vincent de Paul Sleep Out.

Ronan Petersen
For an outstanding approach to his studies and supporting other students in the community.

Calendar Dates 

Friday 26
Staff Reflection Day - no classes
Years 10-12 Musical


Ruby Tout Theatre

Saturday 27
Athletics and Water Polo


Sunday 28
British Parliamentary Debating
SKC Exchange to St Brendan's Yeppoon begins


Monday 29
Year 8D, 8E, 8F Camp begins
Soccer Association AGM


Brandon Room

Tuesday 30
Year 8D, 8E, 8F Camp
Glendalough Art Show
Year 9 Play



Wednesday 31
Year 8D, 8E, 8F Camp
Year 9 Play



Thursday 1
Year 8D, 8E, 8F Camp
Year 12 SAC Day - no classes
Glendalough Art Show concludes
Year 9 Play


 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: 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.



A message from the Zimele Chairperson, Tom Purcell:

Friends of Zimele,

Thank for your continued support for our brothers and sisters in East Africa. It is through a culture of solidarity that we can bring about the change of heart required to bring about a more just world. Walking with Zimele means to stand up against discrimination, to do something about injustices, and to value relationships much more than material possessions.

Saturday 3 September is our eighth Zimele Dinner and our African friends at Education For Life and Star Support desperately need your attendance to continue to support these life changing ministries. Bookings are closed after next Monday and I urge you, if you have not already done so, to book online and continue to fight for the cause of the most powerless women and children in our world.

For me the greatest miracle of God is the way our Creator can bring together people from all walks of life for a common good. Keep telling the Zimele story and transform lives. I look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming Zimele Dinner.  The Zimele Dinner is a time for reflection and renewal of our commitment to our brothers and sisters in Africa, to help enable them to stand on their own two feet. God’s dream for all of us.

Tommy Purcell
Zimele Chairperson

Please also find below a message from Hamish, a past Zimele Immersion attendee:

One of the most rewarding and enriching aspects of my Zimele Immersion was the interactions with the children of Africa. From day one of the Immersion, we were constantly in contact with children from the local communities that we visited. The highlight of these engagements was simply experiencing the joy, excitement, and friendliness of the children.

Whilst house visiting through the streets of Ngong in Kenya, Robbie, our guide, explained to us how Zimele helped some of the families by providing microfinance to help set up their own form of income. While I was focused on the stories I became aware of a little hand grasping my hand and there it stayed until it was time to go. I looked down to see this beautiful smiling face look up at me, giving me this feeling of connectedness and acceptance. To see this little boy's house, that was a one-room shanty made from wood and clay and compare it to what I grew up with, this little gesture created a link between two different worlds.

From the town of Ngong in Kenya, to Silnon College in Arusha, Tanzania to the slum of Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa, the many children we met, engaged with and kicked a ball with were inspiring. For many of these children, home life is poor, they do not have much; some live in tin sheds, some live in clay huts, some get by with just two meals a day. But what was so overwhelming about these children was their excitement and happiness when interacting with others. It was experiencing their happiness, enthusiasm and pleasure that gave me one of the strongest lasting memories of Africa. 

Bookings for the Zimele Dinner can be made at


St Vincent de Paul Sleep Out

St Vincent de Paul Winter Sleep Out took place last Friday. A number of our students and staff braved a very chilly night in the Pavilion as they raised awareness of the plight of the homeless in our community and also raised funds to assist the charitable organisations that work with the homeless such as St Vincent De Paul Society.

It was a response not only to Pope Francis’ challenge to highlight aspects of mercy in our personal lives, but also to the plights of over 105,000 homeless Australians. Pope Francis' invitation to the Year of Mercy provides us with an opportunity to reflect on God's mercy and how we are witnesses of His compassion to those in our lives and communities.
 Mr Michael Junkovic
Assistant Dean of Faith and Mission

Soccer Association AGM

The SKC Soccer Association invites interested families to attend its AGM on Monday 28 August, at 7.30pm in the Brandon Room.

We hope to see you there.
 Mr Nick Hale
TIC Soccer

Sibling Photographs

Sibling Photographs will be taken on Thursday 8 September in the Boyd Egan Hall, Glendalough from 11.30am.

Parents wishing to have their sons photographed together are asked to complete the online form, which can be accessed here

Bookings must be placed by Monday 5 September.


The Music Man

Tickets are now on sale for the Years 10-12 SKC/Loreto Musical The Music Man.

The classic musical The Music Man is from the Golden Age of Broadway, and is well known from the two movie versions of the show.

Harold Hill comes to the sleepy town of River City, Iowa to fleece the townsfolk of their money by selling them musical instruments for their children. Well accustomed to running this scam, Professor Hill is thrown off kilter when he finds himself falling for the local librarian, Marian, and becoming involved in the town. Comedy and escalating tension intertwine as the story moves to its charming climax.

The cast of 50 students has been working since the end of term one to learn and perfect their roles in the lively show. Strong skills of acting, singing and dancing have been required by the cast to meet the demands of the show. The end result is sure to be very lively and entertaining. Well known songs from The Music Man include “Seventy-six Trombone” and “’Til There Was You.”

Performances for The Music Man will be held at St Kevin’s Heyington campus in Toorak. While the content of the show is suitable for all ages, the 2.5 hour running time means that the performance may not be suitable for young children.

Bookings are now open.

Years 10-12 SKC/Loreto Musical: The Music Man
2pm 21, 7pm 24, 25, 26 August 2016
Adults $25; Concession $16
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin’s College Heyington Campus

Twelfth Night

Tickets are now on sale for Year 9 Play Twelfth Night.

This classic Shakespeare comedy is presented by Year 9 boys from Waterford along with Year 9 girls from Genazzano. Shakespeare’s affinity for the complexities and comedy of the triumphs and tribulations of love are again on show in his much-loved comedy. The play sees complex love-triangles, mistaken identity, mischief and jealousy combine to challenge those who seek love, and pester those who rebuke it!

Modern interpretations of Shakespeare, and especially that of Twelfth Night, have proven to be continually popular and often provide a relatable link to that which many dismiss his work as ‘old hat’. The Year 9 production will offer a perspective of this story through a playful and upbeat influence from the ‘90s era.

“Be not afraid of greatness” and come along to what is sure to be a youthful spin on one of Shakespeare’s classics.

Year 9 SKC / Genazzano Play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
7.00pm 1, 2, 3 September
Vaucluse Hall, St Kevin’s College Waterford Campus
Adults $16; Concession $11

Squad Room

Tickets are now on sale for Year 8 Play Squad Room.

This light hearted comedy is presented by Year 8 boys from St Kevin’s in collaboration with Year 8 girls from Korowa Anglican Girls’ School. The large cast has been working on the play since the end of last term.

Meet a squad of loony detectives who handle everything from criminals to conmen. Commander Rainwater plans to run for mayor so he leans on Lieutenant Mootfowl to clean up crime in City Park where “only a moving bullet is safe.” If Mootfowl doesn’t succeed he’ll have to turn in his badge.

You’ll meet assorted police personnel, street people, con artists, a psychiatrist, crime victims, crooks, lawyers and a woman with a guilt complex who’ll confess to any crime.  Don’t forget the Mad Bomber who plants a bomb in a file cabinet or the hat check girl from the Pink Poodle Disco who has matrimony on her mind.  Before the final curtain, things sort themselves out in hilarious style.

Squad Room is suitable for audiences of all ages.

Year 8 SKC/Korowa Play: Squad Room
7, 8, 9 September 2016
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin’s College Heyington Campus
Adults $16; Concession $11
Mr Simon Parris
TIC Productions

Dyt Family Fundraising Dinner and Auction

We wish to invite all members of the St Kevin's community to attend a dinner raising funds for Curtis Dyt, brother of Lucas (Year 8), who suffers from DIPG, a rare and inoperable brain cancer with no cure. We are raising funds to allow Curtis to travel to attend ground breaking medical trials and to provide him with support and life experiences.  

Bookings can be made by clicking here.

Further information can be found at:


Year Level Parents' Events

Year 12

Cocktail Party

All Year 12 Parents are warmly invited to the final Year 12 Parent Cocktail Party. Hoping you will be able to attend.

Friday 9 September
$28.50 per person (includes sumptuous finger food - BYO beverages, glasses provided)
The home of John and Vicky Hatzis
12 Campbell Street, Brighton VIC 3186
3.00pm, Wednesday 7 September

Should you have any queries, please contact Gillian Goller on 0409 144 331.

Mother & Son 2016 Mass and Breakfast

Please join us to celebrate Mass in the Chapel of St Kevin, followed by breakfast in the KC Smith Hall.

Sunday 9 October
9:00am in the Chapel of St Kevin with breakfast immediately following in KC Smith Hall
$78.00 per mother & son ($39.00/head) – additional Year 12 sibling $38.00 per head
Mothers – smart casual, Boys – full college uniform
4.00pm, Wednesday 5 October - unless sold out prior.

Mothers and sons will be seated together – follow the prompt on Trybooking website for additional seating requirements.

Boys are encouraged to attend with their mother or another significant person (father, sister or auntie) in their life.

Should you have any queries, please contact Gillian Goller on 0409 144 331 or Molly Birch on 0407 849 762.

We look forward to seeing you on the 9th!

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

Fathers' Association

Year 7 & 8 Father/Male Mentor & Son Camp

Saturday 17 to Sunday 18 September
YMCA Anglesea
$250 per adult and student pair (extra students at $90 each)
Mark Caldwell (J2A) on 9830 7906 or
Numbers are limited. Make sure you book by 9 September via

Please click here to view a flyer.

SAVE THE DATE: Year 11 Father & Son Dinner

Thursday 17 November
The Australia Club

Further details to follow.
 Fathers' Association


With the final evening of Secondary Academic Progress Interviews completed and subject selection forms all due this week, students can now concentrate on achieving the best possible results for the remainder of the academic year. It is amazing how much easier the step up from one year to the next can be with a solid finish to the year prior, whether this be from Year 7 to Year 8 or Year 11 to Year 12.

Year 10 students considering applying for a VET (Vocational Education and Training) subject in Year 11 are reminded that there is an additional application form to complete and hand in to Careers, together with an online application. Once we have notice of your intention to do a VET subject, we will send you a letter with details of the compulsory Orientation Evening to attend in October. Year 11 VET students intending to continue with the VET 3/4 in Year 12 are reminded that they need to re-enrol on the IMVC Portal.

Any students wanting to undertake Work Experience in the forthcoming holidays are asked to see Ms O’Sullivan before the end of Week 8 (2 September) to ensure the appropriate occupational health and safety testing and paperwork can be completed prior to the end of term. Work Experience Arrangement Forms received AFTER this date WILL NOT be accepted.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:

  • Open Days This Weekend
  • Strive4College SAT Preparation Course
  • Monash University’s Take CTRL Event
  • MADA Workshops
  • Projects Abroad Alternative Schoolies Program
  • Career in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Important changes to teaching qualifications
  • Nutritionists and Dietitians
Please see the Careers News for more details.
 Ms O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White
The Careers Department


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 tickets can only be purchased through the Box Office of the Melbourne Recital Centre,

Victorian School Music Festival Success

Last week two of our concert bands participated in the Victorian School Music Festival. Congratulations to the members of the Intermediate Concert Band and their conductors Ms Erin Ellenburg and Mr David George on their Gold Award.

The Senior Concert Band achieved a rare feat in being awarded the highest level, a Platinum Award. Congratulations to the band members and to their conductors Mr Jamie Lawson and Dr Andrew Mathers.

Flutes successful at Waverley Eisteddfod

Congratulations to Raymond Chau (Year 12 and Deputy Music Captain) on being awarded 2nd Place in the Waverley Eisteddfod Woodwind Solo, 18 Years and under section.

The Senior Flute Ensemble also competed in this competition and were awarded 3rd Place. Congratulations Mr Todd Callander and all of the performers involved.

Melbourne Youth Music Summer School 2017

The Summer School run by Melbourne Youth Music is a fantastic opportunity for our boys to enjoy playing in a large ensemble with students from across Victoria. The program includes string ensembles, symphony orchestras, concert bands and jazz ensembles, with the senior groups performing difficult music at very high standards.

Applications are now open for the 2017 Summer School which will be held at the Victorian College of the Arts from January 9-14. Online applications can be made from their website

Term III Music Dates

Tuesday 30 August
Solo Concert 3.30 - 4.45pm
Wednesday 31 August
Solo Concert 3.30 - 4.45pm
Monday 5 September
College Concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre
Wednesday 7 September
Solo Concert 3.30 - 4.45pm
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 Andrea McDonald can be contacted by phone on 9804 3045 and by email at Boys with enquiries are encouraged to visit the Music Office before school, at Recess or at Lunchtime.
 Mr Simon Harris
Head of Music

Cathedral Choir

Extra Recording Session

Despite our best efforts in Recording Session 3 and the outstanding co-operation of our Choristers, it was still not possible to complete sufficient repertoire for our CD, although we were not far off the mark. In order to finalise the process, a fourth and final session will be held in the Cathedral as follows:

Recording Session Four

Thursday 1 September from 7.30-10.00 pm
On the morning of 1 September, there will be no Treble rehearsal. I realise that a few Year 8 boys will be away on camp but there is no week in the foreseeable future when we won't have some group of boys missing on school-related activities.

The new, shorter timeframe next Thursday is all that is possible, given that there is a Cathedral booking for another group directly before our recording session and it was apparently not possible for this group to make alternative arrangements. School uniform will not be compulsory next Thursday. Boys should dress for the predicted temperature (minus a few degrees for the inside of the Cathedral). It may also be wise for some of our younger Choristers to take an after-school nap so as to be refreshed for the evening session.

Thank you for your continued support of this project. Soon, the demands of the recording process will be behind us and we will all be able to rejoice in the beautiful singing of the Choir, so faithfully captured on CD.

In the August Newsletter, which will be available shortly, I will provide an update on our Melbourne Concert, the Adelaide Tour itinerary and our CD launch.

Staff Reflection Day

As there will be no classes tomorrow, Friday 26 August, there will be no afternoon rehearsal for Trebles and Altos.

Choir Photo

The Choir’s official photo with the Dean and Archbishop will be taken after Mass on 11 September when individual shots will also be taken. These will subsequently be available for purchase from the National Photography website.


In addition to the weekly rehearsal and Mass schedule:
No Morning Rehearsal for Trebles:
Thursday 1 September
Recording Session 4:
Thursday 1 September (7.30-10.30 pm)
Wedding (optional):
Saturday 20 August (11.00 am rehearsal – noon wedding)
Saturday 10 September (8.30 am rehearsal, 10.00 am Mass)
Choir photo with Archbishop:
Sunday 11 September (after Mass)
Concert in St Patrick's Cathedral
Friday 16 September
No Choir:
Sunday 25 September
Adelaide Tour:
Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October
CD Launch:
Sunday 9 October (immediately after Mass)
Carols & Social Function: 
Friday 9 December
 Dr Daryl Barclay
Head of Choral Music
Director, St Patrick's Cathedral Choir



Co-curricular Sports

Please click here to view this week's APS Sports fixture.

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

 Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport

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 if you require any further information.
Mrs Samantha Beven
Convenor, Swap Shop