Senior School Newsletter

 17 September 2015, Volume 66 No. 28

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

There can be no accusation that we are coasting towards the holidays here at St Kevin’s. Classes are running at an athletic pace and the co-curricular nimbly jumps from activity to activity. Last Thursday evening, Smith Hall welcomed 531 guests for the Year 11 Social. Under the leadership of Messrs Coyne and Segal, the space had been suitably refined and, after greeting one and all, I enjoyed watching as a very successful evening unfolded.

On Friday evening, Mr Doherty represented the College Leadership at the Snowsports Presentation Evening. Saturday saw good numbers back at Box Hill for an APS Athletics meet. Spring was evident and some encouraging performances from SKC caused me to hope that, come the big meet next term, we will be competitive once again.

Newman College Chapel provided an acoustically wonderful space to listen to the ‘Concerto – Soloist’s Night’. The Chamber Strings, conducted by Ms Margaret Baker, were simply sublime and gave the instrumental and voice soloists talented and artistically effective support. This wonderful concept happens each year and is somewhat of a hidden gem in a busy program of performance. Music lovers would pay handsomely for the privilege of listening to these fine musicians.

Our soloists were Graeme Duff, Wendell Zhang, Sonny Li, Noah Janssen, Sebastian Smith, James Chan, Aidan Wong, Julian Guinane, Dominic Cheong, Liam Dela Cruz, Luke Macaronas, Samuel Hurley, Raymond Chau, Jack Parncutt, Samuel Beagley and James Emerson.

At Heyington Assembly, the Headmaster returned to familiar ground, History. I spoke of the significance of the Magna Carta of 1215 in the creation of an atmosphere of political change that many would see as the early adolescence of modern governments. The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta is quite an event! I also spoke of a much darker anniversary this Tuesday. At the Nuremburg Rally in September 1935, the Nazi Regime, celebrating with intoxicating fervour and pageantry, announced the Race Laws and their Laws for the Protection of German Blood and Honour. That 80 years ago there were no voices of effective opposition or large scale community opposition saw Germany slide, inexorably down the slimy slope of racism, sexism and homophobia that was to end in the death camps. Perhaps it is why the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those Nuremburg attendees today speak so readily in defence and support of the ‘other’.

Mr Jones has organised a detailed and comprehensive study revision program for our VCE lads. So many teachers and old collegians have committed to this cornucopia of academic delights served up right across the holidays. Let us hope those invited to the sumptuous academic feast arrive ready for fine academic dining.

Thank you to Ms Emma McNicol, Mr Carl Sandri and Ms Michelle Jacobs who complete their teaching time with us and we wish Ms Shanna Rankin well as she takes Maternity Leave.

Years 7 – 12 will remain in long trousers, tie and coat until the Cup weekend.

Enjoy the break.

2015 APS Representatives

Badminton  Sonny Li 
Basketball  Jack Lockwood 
Cricket  Liam Mahoney 
Cross Country  Riley Bolton 
  Chris Hibbert  
  Will Lewis 
Football  Tom Jok 
  Lachlan Sullivan 
  Lachlan Walker 
Hockey  Julian Guinane 
  Gabriel Smith 
Soccer  Kimon Diamantopoulos 
  Ryan Losty 
  Lorenzo Tarzia 
Table Tennis  Aiden Wong 
  Michael Athanasiadis 
Tennis  Codey Gunn 
Volleyball  Tom Jok 
Kind regards

Stephen F Russell

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

Faith and Mission


In years to come, I am sure parents will bemoan the fact that their children don’t play Minecraft the way we used to.’ Perhaps they will consider the plight of Markus Persson, the gentleman who invented and developed the game and watched it spread into the lives of nearly every young person with access to a computer. Minecraft didn’t exist in 2009. Five years later, there were people who couldn’t exist without it. Minecraft is by no means all bad. It allows creativity and self-expression. Its problem, as far as I can see, is that for some people it absorbs countless hours. It fosters a belief that you can create your own reality. Some of its users find reality inconvenient. But I guess the same is true for any computer game and maybe for any game at all.

Persson, a Swede, failed to finish high-school. His mother was a nurse who worked night shifts and so her son was left with a computer for company. No-one can begrudge his success. About twelve months ago, he sold Minecraft to Microsoft for the modest sum of $2.5 billion. His final post told his followers ‘It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.’

Since then, the story has become more troubling. It seems to an outsider that Persson has a lot of money but no idea what to do with it or even much idea of where he belongs in the real world. According to reports, he has bought a mansion in Beverly Hills for $70 million, has been known to spend $180,000 a night in clubs in Las Vegas and has been trying to make friends in luxury resorts. He is only 35 years of age but has been sending tweets bemoaning the hardship of being so rich. In one, he has said ‘The problem with getting everything is that you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance.’ In another he has said, ‘Hanging out in Ibiza with famous friends and partying with famous people, able to do whatever I want, and I’ve never felt more isolated.’ There is food for thought here. Heaven knows what the people fleeing Syria might make of such messages.

This year sees the 500th anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila. Apart from the people mentioned in the Bible, Teresa of Avila is quite possibly the most significant woman in the entire Christian story. In some ways, she was the complete opposite of Markus Persson. She was committed to a life of silence and simplicity, but she never felt isolated. She changed the way that ordinary people relate to God, speaking of God as her "friend". Admittedly, God could be a frustrating or elusive or inexplicable friend, but a friend nonetheless. In her autobiography, Teresa urges people to think of themselves as a garden and God as a gardener, working to help us produce beauty and order.

In another way, however, Teresa was a pioneer of Minecraft, although you might call her version something like ‘Minecraft for the soul.’ She made a great deal out of the metaphor of building. She believed that our most important buildings were not made of bricks and mortar and, indeed, were not even visible in what is commonly called reality. She wrote a famous book called Interior Castle which deals with the mansions we slowly build inside ourselves, where no-one can see them. These buildings can take a lifetime. She writes:

Let us return to our beautiful and delightful castle and see how we can enter it. I seem rather to be talking nonsense; for, if this castle is the soul, there can clearly be no question of entering it. For we ourselves are the castle: You will have read certain books on prayer which advise the soul to enter within itself: and this is exactly what this means.

A short time ago I was told by a very learned man that souls without prayer are like people whose bodies or limbs are paralysed: they possess feet and hands but they cannot control them. In the same way, there are souls so infirm and so accustomed to busying themselves with outside affairs that nothing can be done for them, and it seems as though they are incapable of entering into themselves at all … the door of entry into this castle is prayer and meditation.

Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith and Mission

Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...

  • Mr Senior and Kenny students assisted with the serving of breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome in Fitzroy.
  • Year 11 Theatre Studies presentations took place.
  • Music Association AGM was held.
  • The Study and Revision Program for Year 12 students, including before and after school classes, continued under the direction of Mr Jones.
  • Year 11 Geography students went on excursion to the Docklands.
  • McCarthy students with Mr Macfarlane assisted the serving of dinner in St Peter and Paul’s Parish, South Melbourne.
  • Year 9 Collaborative Program took place.
  • Fathers’ Association Dinner was held.
  • Ms Cullen and Cusack students assisted with tutoring at the Edmund Rice Refugee Centre in St Albans.
  • Solo Concert was performed.
  • Year 10 students completed Community Service.
  • China Tour with Mr Hetchler and Mr Luo departed Melbourne.
  • Physics staff completed Course Writing.
  • All Year 11 students participated in the “Fit to Drive” Program.
  • Year 8 SKC/Korowa Play “Charlotte’s Web” was performed over three nights.
  • Year 10 Commerce students attended the Stock Market Trading Simulation at Monash University.
  • A group of Year 11 students attended “Youth Engaging the World” Forum.
  • Year 8 Debating took place.
  • Year 12 Students completed three days of SACs and Practice Examinations.
  • Years 10-12 Sacre Coeur/ SKC Musical “Rock On” was performed.
  • House Heads held a planning session.
  • Year 11 Legal Studies students went to the Courts.
  • Prep to Year 6 “Learning through Football” Incursion took place.
  • Friday morning Eucharist was celebrated in the Chapel of St Kevin.
  • Year 10 Dancing Classes Social with Sacre Coeur and Korowa students was held.
  • Grandparents’ Day was hosted at Glendalough.
  • Staff Birthday Morning Tea was celebrated. 
  • LMH v SKC Student debate took place. 
  • Year 11 Literature Course Planning occurred.
  • Rahill students with Mr Burns participated in the Fitzroy Refugee Tutoring Program.
  • Staff attended professional development at AAGE Employers in High School Careers Symposium.
  • European History Tour departed.
  • Years 7/8 Father-Son Camp took place.
  • Term 3 concluded.
Ms Janet Canny
Director of Students


Matthew Kim
Year 7
For the sportsmanship and competitive spirit shown during the House Athletics Carnival.

Nicholas Collins
Year 8
For his excellent effort in making the finals of the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Awards.

Nicholas Reynolds
Year 9
For assisting a visiting staff member from Sacré Coeur.

  Adam Marcina
For his outstanding effort in helping to organise the Year 11 Social.

Marco Sgro
For his outstanding effort in helping to organise the Year 11 Social.

Alistair de Boer

For his outstanding effort in helping to organise the Year 11 Social.

Christopher Bates
For his outstanding effort in helping to organise the Year 11 Social.

Shea Mulkearns

For his outstanding effort in helping to organise the Year 11 Social.

Damian Grubnic

For his outstanding effort in helping to organise the Year 11 Social.


Calendar Dates

Friday 18
Term 3 ends
Year 12 Practice Examinations

Saturday 19
Years 7 / 8 Male Mentor, Father & Son Camp

Sunday 20
Years 7 / 8 Male Mentor, Father & Son Camp
European History Tour

Monday 21
European History Tour
Australian Debating & Public Speaking Championships (SKC)



Tuesday 22
European History Tour
Australian Debating & Public Speaking Championships (SKC)

Wednesday 23
European History Tour
Australian Debating & Public Speaking Championships (SKC)
Thursday 24
European History Tour      
Wednesday 30
European History Tour
China Tour returns
Saturday 3 
European History Tour
Athletics AM
VCE Recital 
Sunday 4
VCE Recital   2.00pm
Victor McMahon Music Centre
Monday 5
Term 4 begins
Year 12 Practice Examinations
Mental Health Week begins 
  Victor McMahon Music Centre  
 Please see the College Calendar for full details and future dates.

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Years 7-11 Semester 2 Progress Reports

The Semester 2 Progress Reports will be available via the College Portal on Monday 21 September.

Please go to You must use your Portal Parent Login Name (which is your 5 digit school ID number) and password to access your son’s report. If you do not have your login or password, please contact Reception on 9822 0911.

To access these reports, please select Parent Services on the left of the Portal Home Page, Parent Information Portal and Docs (from the top menu). Select your son’s name on the right and his current report and previous reports, if applicable, should be visible. You may open or save these documents.

Mr Ted Guinane
Director of Administration

VCAA Examinations

VCAA Examination Timetables and Information

Last month all students currently undertaking one or more Unit 3/4 Studies were provided with a 'VCE Exams Navigator 2015' booklet. This booklet contained information on: Approved materials and equipment, VCAA rules, Examination timetables and Special Provision. This booklet is to be retained until the end of the VCAA examination period. Students are strongly advised to read through the booklet and make themselves familiar with any relevant information pertaining to their Yr 12 studies.

Students studying a Unit 3/4 Language, Music or Theatre Studies subject were provided with a copy of their VCAA Oral / Performance Examination Timetable several weeks ago. Students must ensure they bring the copy of this printout to their examination, as well as photographic ID and present 30 minutes before the scheduled start of their examination as stated at the bottom of the page. It is highly advisable for students to visit the assessment venue a week or so prior to their scheduled examination so that they can be familiar with the length of time needed to get there and also where to present for the examination.

On Monday of this week, all students currently undertaking one or more Unit 3/4 Studies were provided with their end-of-year VCAA Written Examination Timetable via their Tutor Group. Students are encouraged to make several copies of their timetable and to place one or two copies in prominent positions in their home for ease of reference for all family members. Unless otherwise stated, all written examinations will take place at St. Kevin's College. Please take note of the final date for submission of a Derived Examination Score as stated at the bottom of the timetable page. Photo ID is required for all written examinations.

Students with Special Examination Arrangements for their VCAA examinations, received notification of these arrangements last week unless they have only recently been submitted to the VCAA for approval. Each student had their provision arrangements explained to them.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Linehan.

Ms Linda Linehan
Senior studies Coordinator

Waterford News

Collaborative Project - Year 9 SKC / Loreto / Sacre Coéur

The Collaborative Project is designed for our students to meet and interact with girls from Loreto Mandeville Hall and Sacre Coéur whilst completing a range of different activities. Students met the girls that would be participating in their activities on Tuesday afternoon to complete ‘Ice-breaker’ activities and to plan for the following day’s program. On the Wednesday the range of activities included Master Chef, Theatre Sports, Cartooning, Amazing Race, making Science Fiction Films with ACMI, Melbourne Zoo’s ‘Save our Species’ challenge and many others. Throughout the day new friendships were formed and students were enthusiastically engaged in their activities. All students will get the chance to meet again on Thursday 20 October when Waterford hosts the Year 9 Social.
We hope you enjoy reading some of the students reflections below.

Master Chef @SKC
For the Year 9 Collaborative program, I did Masterchef. This was a unique opportunity, as it gave us the chance to work with girls from Loreto. The difference between working with girls, rather than boys, is that they give us a new view on cooking. It was evident that the presentation of food to the girls was just as important as the taste! We learnt new skills in this fun collaborative activity, as well as forming new relationships.
William J - Year 9

Sci Fi Film Making at ACMI
We went to ACMI in Federation Square to make B-grade Sci Fi films. We were split into small groups of St Kevin's and Loreto girls and were tasked to plan our story together. We then discussed camera angles and how we were going to use the green screen. Next we moved in and around Federation Square to scout locations for filming. We further planned out the films and then began recording with an iPad, modified for film-making. Back in ACMI, we edited and made sound-effects for the final cut. The result was a great and hilarious B-grade film.
Alexander W - Year 9

Amazing Race
The Amazing Race was a really well planned and thought out activity as every team member was involved in a different task at each checkpoint. We had to work collaboratively with the girls from Loreto and Sacre Coéur to make our way to each activity. Although we were split up into smaller groups, we still got the opportunity to speak to the other girls and form new friendships. The combined lunch really brought us together; we all enjoyed the conversation.
Campbell S - Year 9

Creative Writing / Create a Story
The "Create a Story" collaborative activity was really enjoyable for all students involved. It allowed us to work together in teams to create intriguing stories. We worked on various poems, dialogues and eventually we were able to put together a collaborated story. It was a pleasure to experience the improvement in writing quality as the day went on. The first day of icebreaker activities were effective; this allowed us to walk in on the second day to see many friendly and familiar faces. We learnt a lot about each other, and the various writing pieces which are used by authors around the world. On behalf of all the students, I'd like to thank Mr Power for hosting the activity and helping us out throughout the day.
Lester L - Year 9

Theatre Workshop & Performance
We began our day at the Malthouse Theatre for an Extreme Character Workshop. This workshop was an exploration of the emotions, tensions and facial expressions used to create fictional characters. We worked in groups with the Loreto girls and the day ended with a tour of the Malthouse Theatre. The tour gave us an insight into the life of an actor and how the stage and sets are developed for theatre productions. All students thoroughly enjoyed and fully participated in the Collaborative Program.
Luca G & Lachlan T - Year 9

Federation Bells
The Federation Bells Collaborative Program allowed us to extend our knowledge in
music, learn more about the inspiring singer and artist David Bowie, as well as meeting girls from Loreto Mandeville Hall. We used a software program called “Mix Craft” where we created our own music using similar methods to David Bowie’s techniques. On Wednesday, we travelled to The Channel at the Victorian Arts Centre and composed a musical piece that we later heard play at Federation Bells in Birrarung Marr. We then went to ACMI where we explored the impressive David Bowie exhibition. It was a great day with lots of new experiences and a chance to become more familiar with some of the Loreto students.
Zac C - Year 9

Illustration / Cartooning
The illustration group headed to Waterford to meet up with friends. We spent the day becoming better acquainted with each other, as well as learning how to draw facial expressions and use colour.
We were put into the same groups as the previous day, which meant conversation flowed as easily. People of all skill sets learnt to control their brushes and developed both basic skills and tricks of the trade, as well as maybe some conversational skills. Overall, it was a great day and I think both the St Kevins and Loreto students enjoyed it thoroughly. Thank you to both Mr Wilson and Mr Posterino, and the staff of Loreto for a day that ran very smoothly and was extremely enjoyable.
Andrew W - Year 9



Mr Dan Crompton
Waterford Curriculum Convenor

Generations Function

As we move toward the College's centenary in 2018, we are celebrating our past and developing a richer understanding of our heritage. Much of that heritage is held within the people of the College community themselves. It is for this reason that families with links to the College dating back generations are very important to us.

With this in mind, the Headmaster will host a function in November honouring the families who have attended the College for a number of generations. If you have connections with the College dating back three and more generations we would love to hear from you. These connections, for example, may be: a current student (1) – father or uncle (2) – grandfather or great uncle (3). A generation may have been skipped so the connection may be current student (1) – grandfather (2) – great grandfather (3). Whatever the links of the three generations, we would like to hear from you.

We ask that you please contact Kevin Culliver at or 9832 4974. Please click here to download a Family Tree that can also be sent to our office.
 Mr Kevin Culliver OAM
Secretary, Foundation

Japan Study Tour 2016

St Kevin's College Japanese department is pleased to announce that a Japan study trip will be organised for 2016 between Friday 17 June and Sunday 3 July.
This trip is open to next year's Years 10 and 11 Japanese students. If you are interested in the trip, you are required to register by emailing your full name and current year level to
An Information Night will be held in Term 4. Further details will be provided shortly.

If you have any questions, please email Mr Arai at
 Mr Terry Arai
Japanese Teacher

French Exchange Program 2016

Orleans 2016

An information night will take place 0n Wednesday 7 October 2015 at 7.30pm in the Brandon room, Heyington campus. Students are also encouraged to attend the meeting.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mme Cullen at

Mme Nadia Cullen
Head of Languages


Stuart Little

Tickets for the Year 7 Play Stuart Little are now on sale.

An enthusiastic cast of Year 7 students from St Kevin’s and Sacré Coeur have been working together to present the play Stuart Little, based on the novel by E. B. White.

This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this stage adaptation. The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story theatre presentation. The acting ensemble plays many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvellous manoeuvrings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a "real people's world."

Stuart Little is ideal family entertainment, and is suitable for all ages.

Year 7 Play Stuart Little
7pm 13, 14, 15 October
Ruby Tout Theatre, St Kevin’s College Heyington Campus
Adults $16; Concession $11

Rock On

Rock On is a new musical that celebrates Rock Musicals from the 1960s to now. The piece has been created by the drama and music staff at Sacré Cœur. The cast includes girls from Years 9 to 12 from Sacré Cœur and boys from Years 10 to 11 from St Kevin’s.

This premiere production has been written exclusively to showcase the talents of the cast involved. The story focuses on a production company called Rock On Productions, which has started auditioning for the musical Godspell and have found the perfect leading man, Axel Turner, to play the role of Jesus. However, when a touring production of Godspell 2012 is announced and all rights are suspended, the production company need to find a new Rock Musical to revamp. To make matters worse, the show has to be able to accommodate their precocious leading man Axel Turner.

Rock On features well-known songs from rock musicals such as Hairspray, Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar and Jersey Boys to name a few. Which rock musical will be chosen? Come and find out on September 16, 17 or 18 at 7.30pm in the Alexander Theatre at Monash University. Tickets are available from the Monash University website.

Years 10-12 Sacré Cœur/SKC Musical: Rock On
7.30pm 16, 17, 18 September
Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Clayton
Adults $26; Concession $20
 Mr Simon Parris
TIC Productions

SKC Social Justice - St Vincent de Paul Foundation

Soccer - 13th Annual Challenge Cup

Last Saturday, the St Vincent de Paul Foundation at St Kevin's College competed with Doveton Special Soccer School for the 13th Annual Challenge Cup. The purpose of this game is to raise awareness in the broader public about people with disabilities, and to show that they too can play and enjoy the full benefits of sport. Doveton had us worried as they took a 3-0 lead over SKC after just 10 minutes. However, a quick resurgence, led by Max Tarraran, saw the deficit reduced to 3-2 by half time. SKC began the second half with an attacking intent, and great play from Harry Stratford, Angus Farrar and Phil Borg saw us take a 5-3 lead early. Despite this lead being maintained for the most of the half, Doveton put two late goals past GK Dominic Sullivan in the last 80 seconds of the match, ensuring that the game finished 5-5 and would go to penalties. Captain Nicolas Alexiou converted from the spot as did Taylor Battistella, who then made a great penalty save for SKC. Following this save, Oliver Marriott calmly slotted home the winning penalty for SKC. Final Score: SKC 5-5 Doveton (SKC won 5-4 on penalties) Best Player: Christian Masson Moyle. Vinnies would like to sincerely thank Doveton for another great contest, and eagerly await the continuation of our rivalry next year.
Mr Michael Junkovic
Assistant Dean of Faith and Mission

Zimele Walkathon

Sunday 25 October, Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield

Join your family, friends and others in the SKC community for the Zimele Walkathon to help raise much needed and appreciated funds for the people of Eldoret, Kenya.

Last year was a fantastic family day – let’s make this year’s walkathon even better by walking for our friends in Kenya, so that they can ‘STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET’.

Further details, bookings and donations can be made at

‘LIKE’ Zimele on Facebook and ‘JOIN’ the Zimele Walkathon event to keep up to date with photos and stories -


Co-curricular Sports

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

Please click here to view last weekend's APS Water Polo Results. There will be no APS Sports Fixtures for this weekend.

 Mr Luke Travers
Dean of Sport


It is very pleasing that there are many Year 10 students who have taken the opportunity of the forthcoming holidays to spend one week at a Work Experience placement. We hope that the placements are rewarding experiences and provide valuable insights into the worlds of work into which the students are venturing. The benefit of this first-hand experience when discussing careers pathways cannot be overestimated. Ms O’Sullivan will contact all students once during their time at the place of work to discuss how the placement is progressing.

Year 12 students who have not submitted their VTAC preferences have until Wednesday 30th September at 5pm to do so without financial penalty. All such students have been contacted and reminded of this during the last week of term. Students applying for Special Consideration (SEAS) are reminded that the deadline for submission of ALL documentation is Tuesday 6th October at 5pm. With the release of the UMAT results imminent, it is important to remind students aspiring to Medicine NOT to remove any Medicine courses from their VTAC preference list as these CANNOT be reinstated at a later date, no matter what your UMAT result.

Year 10 and 11 students are reminded that there are many programs to attend at the Universities during the holidays to familiarise yourself with their environments and programs. Year 12 students are reminded about the Monash and RMIT Folio Preparation courses which may still have some places available.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:

  • Reminders
  • Year 12 News
  • Monash University News: Changes at Monash; Languages at Monash; Software Engineering; Health Sciences; Nutrition and Dietetics; Monash Guarantee; Pathways to Monash
  • The University of Melbourne; What is the Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Deakin University News: Health Sciences, Public Health and Health Promotion; Pathways to Deakin; Scholarships; Cognitive Science
  • ACU News: Teaching at ACU; Bachelor of Digital Media; Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science; Bachelor of Biomedical Science Double Degrees
  • RMIT News: Pathways; Computer Science and IT Animation; 'Science in the City' Laboratory Tours; RMIT Medical Radiations Scholarships; Nuclear Medicine Workplace Visits
  • Railway Careers
Please see the Career News for more details. 
Mrs O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White
The Careers Department


VCE Unit 4 Recitals

Our VCE Solo Performance Unit 4 students will be undertaking important practice performances on the weekend before the commencement of Term IV. Performances will be held in the Studio of the McMahon Music Centre from 1.00 pm on Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4. 

Solo Competition Finals

All members of the St Kevin’s College community are invited to attend the Finals of the Solo Competition, which will be held in the Studio of the McMahon Music Centre, starting at 7.45 pm on Tuesday October 6. The finals will feature the College’s top instrumentalists and vocalists in both Intermediate (Year 7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12) sections and is sure to be a night of high quality music making.

Small Ensembles Concert

The Small Ensembles Concert for 2015 will be held on Monday October 19 in the Boyd Egan Hall at Glendalough commencing at 7.30 pm, although the Celtic Ensemble will provide music from 7.00 pm.
The concert will feature performances by ensembles from across the College. The groups performing are the Glendalough Brass Ensemble, Glendalough Clarinet Ensemble, Glendalough Flute Ensemble, Year 6 Ensemble, Middle School Brass Ensemble, Intermediate Flute Ensemble, Latin Strings, Senior Flute Ensemble, Violin Group, Celtic Ensemble, Year 12 Cello Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble and the Waterford Jazz Ensemble.
Parents are encouraged to BYO food and drink to this concert, as tables will be provided around the hall. Tea and coffee will also be provided.

Term IV Music Dates

Saturday 3 October
VCE Unit 4 Recital 1
2.00-4.30pm McMahon Music Centre 
Sunday 4 October
VCE Unit 4 Recital 2
2.00-4.30pm McMahon Music Centre
Tuesday 6 October
Solo Competition Finals
7.45 pm McMahon Music Centre 
Monday 19 October
Small Ensemble Concert
7.30pm Boyd Egan Hall
Tuesday 20 October
Year 12 Final Eucharist   
Monday 26 October   Guitar Concert   7.30pm McMahon Music Centre 
Tuesday 27 October
Percussion Concert   7.30pm McMahon Music Centre 
Wednesday 28 October   Glendalough Music Orientation Evening   6.00pm Boyd Egan Hall
Thursday 12 November   Glendalough Spring Ensemble Concert   7.00pm Boyd Egan Hall 
Friday 27 November  Glendalough Carols   7.00pm Wilding Centre 
Sunday 6 December   Presentation Evenings
Yrs 7 & 8 (3.00pm), Yrs 10 & 11 (7.00pm) 
Melbourne Town Hall
Monday7 December   Year 9 Presentation Evening   KC Smith Hall 
Wednesday 9 December   Glendalough Instrument Try-Out Day  Victor McMahon Music Centre 

Music Office - C305

Mrs Beth Little can be contacted at the Music Office 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.
 Dr Andrew Mathers
Acting Head of Music

Cathedral Choir 

A Big Weekend

I must congratulate our Choristers on how professionally they handled last weekend’s double-header of the Ordination Mass on Saturday as well as our regular Sunday Mass commitment the following day. The Vicar General, Fr Bennett has since written a very affirming email to Dr Taylor, Mr Henman and myself in praise of the Choir’s singing on Saturday morning. I must say that the leadership across the two days from our Year 12s (James Emerson, Adon Ewing and James Walker) and our Head Choristers (William Boult and Dominic Morelli) was exemplary. I was also taken by how our young Year 5 boys managed to find sufficient stamina to last out a 135-minute liturgy and still be buzzing at the end. This was, of course, their first ever Ordination Mass.

Changes to the Normal Schedule

Given the early finish at Glendalough tomorrow, there will be no afternoon rehearsals for Trebles and Altos. Also, Trebles are not required for rehearsal/Mass this Sunday 20 September as this will be sung by the Tenors, Basses and Altos only. This scheduling also allows the younger boys to participate in the Father/Son weekend.

Looking Ahead

Sunday 27 September: No Choir
Sunday October 4: Normal Sunday/Afternoon Concert in Geelong (full Choir)

 Dr Daryl Barclay
Director Cathedral Choir
Head of Choral Music

St Kevin's Athletics Club

Recreational running/walking coaching for Mums and Dads (Term 4)

Run by SKAAC Commonwealth Games Decathlete Steve Cain (mobile: 0407 230 748), this coaching program is for mums and dads of all abilities. All you need is the desire to improve! Coaching will include technique correction and minimising injury issues.

Training takes place at Kooyong Park (at the end of the driveway, opposite Kooyong Tennis Club) at 9:00 each Monday & Friday morning.

Sessions are approx 60 mins. Starting on Monday 12th October and running until Friday 11 December. Any queries please contact Peter McGarry on 0458 083 992.

  • One day per week for 9 weeks, total cost $120.
  • Two days per week for 9 weeks, total cost $190.
  • Casual rate, paid on the day $20 per session.

Register via TryBooking -

Mr Peter McGarry
St Kevin's Athletics Club President

SKCOB Football Grand Final

Saturday 19 September - 2.00pm

St Kevin’s Old Boys Football Club (SKOB) is playing in a Grand Final at 2.00pm this Saturday.
We are playing Old Melbournians. The game is at Elsternwick Park (Glenhuntly Rd, Elwood) and it is free to all St Kevin’s boys who show their student card.

All welcome for what promises to be a great day for the Club. Staff and boys all welcome.

Mr Michael Doble
SKCOB Football Club

Parent Functions 

Year 7 - Term 4

Date:  Saturday 14 November 
Venue:  MCC Kew Sports Club
397 Barkers Road, KEW
7.30PM - 11.30PM
Cost:  $41.50/person - includes food & a complimentary drink . Drinks at bar prices thereafter.
  Booking information to be published soon - details early Term 4
* For further enquiries, please contact your year 7 Parent Reps.

Jacqui Burke 0421 757 360

Sally O’Callaghan 0447 567 667

Katrina Swift 0415 124 054

Year 12

Year 12 English Exam Champagne Brunch

Wednesday 28 October
Harry Hall
115 Glenferrie Road, MALVERN
9.00AM - 11.00AM
$37 per head including complimentary glass of champagne
Wednesday 21 October, 3.00PM
Parent Contacts: Karen Clydesdale – 0425 724 475, Cate Close - 0408 101 620 or Jane Alexopoulos – 0408 530 881
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