Senior School Newsletter

 3 September 2015, Volume 66 No. 26

Regular Notices

Other Notices

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents

Bruno Caruso (SKC staff 2000 – 2011)
Father of Ben (SKC 2006) and Emily (Genazzano) and husband to Jenine

Godspell was for the third time since the seventies, the St Kevin’s/Loreto Mandeville Hall senior musical. In the Director’s notes, we discovered the original creators got together again in 2012 to re-work the show. The 2015 SKC/LMH production certainly worked. Luke Macaronas in the lead was kinaesthetically and vocally at the centre of the production and his broad range of talents shone throughout the night. Mark Cluning as John the Baptist/Judas, displayed artistic and vocal maturity. Mark’s journey on stage from a young participant in Years 7 and 8 to an accomplished performer does him great credit. Jack Lucas and Robert Roscioli had major parts and were both first rate. The full cast numbers had the audience on Thursday evening fully immersed in the production.

Friday at the Treacy Centre, Parkville, our full staff had the stimulating pleasure of Fr Frank Brennan, SJ, AO, Professor of Law, ACU, deliver the keynote address. Every colleague with whom I spoke was inspired and challenged by Fr Brennan’s logic, eloquence and passion.

Time for reflection, group meetings with ten Christian Brothers, further mixed group reflections, lunch and final refreshments, saw a very happy and invigorated staff commence their weekend. Mr Michael McGirr, our Dean of Faith & Mission, was the chief designer of this important day, supported by his team of Assistant Deans. It is always something special when all four campuses, teaching and support staff, gather.

Our athletes competed on Saturday at Box Hill in what could only be described by this ‘soft’ northerner as artic conditions. I was so pleased to see so many Years 7 and 8 boys in multiple events. It did seem the most sensible way to keep warm. There was a cosy feeling at the Zimele Dinner on Saturday evening. The O’Malley family led a great team who put together an excellent evening which will support, in a very real way, the works of the Edmund Rice Foundation in Africa. The clean-up squad, luckily large in number, had to deconstruct the African-themed hall so that the British Parliamentary Debates could take place on Sunday. A poor pun on two lion’s dens flits through my mind, but is perhaps best left floating!

Saturday next, 5 September, 10.00am to 12noon, will see the Heyington Campus open for visitors in lieu of our cancelled Term II Open Day. Senior staff and students will be available to chat with visitors and there will be student-conducted tours.

To all those chaps, who like me, try hard to be a decent father, succeed sometimes, fail sometimes, but relish the role, a very Happy Fathers’ Day!

Excellence Award
Year 11
Samuel Beagley
  For having achieved his A.Mus.A with Distinction in his AMEB Trumpet Examination.
Headmaster’s Study Awards Zac Beven 
Year 11
Travis Earle
Chenyu Wang
Year 12
Product Design & Technology
Oliver Marriott
  Global Politics
Joseph Micallef
Australian Business Studies Competition
Junior Division   
Year 11
Pranav Rao
    Daniel Tran
  High Distinction
William Chen
    Christopher Fong
    Nicholas Seletto
    Benedict Wallace
Year 12
Christian De Luca
    Jack Griffin
    Michael Harris
  High Distinction
Angus Farrar
    Damian Scollo

Kind regards

Stephen F Russell

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

Faith and Mission

Dad Jokes

With Fathers’ Day lighting up our horizon once again, it is time to celebrate the dad joke. This is a humble form of humour that gets a bad press. How many short car trips have been made to feel long by the simple addition of a few dad jokes? How many important family discussions have been taken off track by the power of the pun? Yet dad jokes usually have a homely warmth. They remind us that the dads of this world are mostly affectionate creatures who like to share love, even if sometimes the means are a little corny. Dad is often enough the one who puts on a suit or a high-vis jacket and heads off into the world of business and trade. But underneath he is still the boy who waited for his own dad.

With this in mind, staff of St Kevin’s have been asked to submit their favourite dad jokes. Here are a few from the collected wisdom of the community. There are even one or two stories to go with the jokes!

1. Two antennas got married. The ceremony was a disappointment but the reception was brilliant.
2. What did the fish say when it bumped into the wall? Dam
3. Good camouflage pants are almost impossible to find.
4. The perfect name for a person who is a carpet layer: Walter Wall
5. Why did the bicycle fall over? It was TWO TIRED

Mr Moeller

For as long as I can remember whenever you asked my father his age he would say “21” (He is now 92), he later conceded that as the grandchildren came along and got older he would say when asked “22”.  All was well until my daughter at about the age of 5 looked up at Poppy and asked “How many birthdays have you had Poppy?”  The look on his face was priceless.

Mr Lampe

Dad: You’ll never amount to anything because you procrastinate.
Son: Oh yeah? Just you wait!

A father was at the beach with his children when his four-year-old son Bob ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore, where a seagull lay dead in the sand. "Daddy, what happened to him?" Bob asked. "He died and went to Heaven," the dad replied. Bob thought a moment and then said, "Did God throw him back down?" 

After the church service a little boy told the pastor, "When I grow up, I'm going to give you some money."
"Well, thank you," the pastor replied, "but why?"
"Because my daddy says you're one of the poorest preachers we've ever had." 

Mr Wallace

What do you call a million rabbits walking backwards?
A receding hareline!

Mr Spierings

I’d like to share with you one funny memory I have of my dad. One Sunday morning we were getting ready for Church. There he was standing with his knees showing through torn jeans. I informed him that he could not wear torn jeans to Church, that we needed to dress nice. With a big grin on his face he said ‘these are my holy jeans’. To be honest, I do not know if my dad owned a suit (besides the one he got married in). I will always remember my dad for his great sense of humour.

Ms Penny

I had a dream that I was a muffler. I woke up exhausted. 
What do you call a blind dinosaur? A do-you-think-he-saurus?

Mr Bennett

Here is a dad joke that I recall my father using on multiple occasions, much to my frustration! It is very versatile and I think I have probably already fallen in to the trap of using it with my daughter! I recall a time, returning from the local playing field with a sore leg having had a game of soccer with some friends. Every time I’d point my toes I’d get a sharp pain through my shin, so I decided to go and see my dad who saw himself as a bit of a self-appointed family doctor after watching too many episodes of M*A*S*H and ER. The conversation went a little like this…
Me: Dad, it really hurts my leg when I do this…
Dad: Don’t do it then. Problem solved!

Mr Senior

Any family member: Can you put the kettle on?
Dad: I don't think it will fit!

Mr Eaton

A favourite of mine is, while driving past a cemetery on our summer road trips up the east coast:"Look, there's the dead centre of town... people are dying to get in there"

That one never gets old... apparently.

Mr Burns

A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from famous galleries. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied: ‘Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings. I had no Monet. I needed to buy Degas. That would make the Van Gogh.’

Mme Cullen

What do you get if you cross the 'Godfather’ with post modernism?
(in the Marlon Brando voice) Somebody makes you an offer you can’t understand.

Mr Grant
Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith and Mission

Fullness Of Life

This week at St Kevin’s College...

  • Mr Dash and 9 Year 10 students spent the week on the Yeppoon Exchange in Queensland.
  • Ms Sheridan and Kenny students assisted with the serving of breakfast at St Mary’s House of Welcome in Fitzroy.
  • Year 8E, 8F, 8G and 8H went on Camp with their Tutors.
  • The Study and Revision Program for Year 12 students, including before and after school classes, continued under Mr Jones’ direction.
  • PISA Testing took place at Waterford.
  • Year 7 Debating Competition was held.
  • The House Singing Competition took place.
  • Glendalough Musical “Beauty and the Beast” was performed at the National Theatre.
  • Careers Guest Speaker provided information on the University of Otago in New Zealand.
  • Author Simon Higgins addressed the Waterford students.
  • Mr Moeller and Cusack students assisted with tutoring at the Edmund Rice Refugee Centre in St Albans.
  • Glendalough students celebrated a Father’s Day Paraliturgy.
  • Year 9 SKC/Genazzano Play “Midsummer Night’s Dream” was performed.
  • Staff Conference on School Improvement Framework 2015 Review took place.
  • Mr Clark and Mr Macfarlane attended the EREA Pastoral Care Conference in Perth.
  • Waterford Staff and Students participated in The Great Book Swap and raised money for Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
  • St Kevin’s Cycling Team participated in a competition.
  • Year 12 students had a SAC Day.
  • Year 10 Religious Education Teachers completed course writing.
  • Year 10 Science students went to the Zoo.
  • Mr Michael Stephensen from Ambulance Victoria addressed the Year 12 cohort.
  • Friday morning Eucharist was celebrated in the Chapel of St Kevin.
  • Year 10 Dancing Classes continued with Sacre Coeur and Korowa students.
  • “Wonder of Living” Enrichment Evening for Parents took place at Glendalough.
  • Year 12 Prefects/Officers participated in the Annual Korowa Netball Game.
  • Kearney boys and Mr Segal participated in the St Ignatius Refugee Tutoring Program in Richmond.
  • Mr Penrose and Purton students assisted at the community group PACSEL in Richmond.
  • Rahill students with Mr Karakoussis contributed to the Fitzroy Refugee Tutoring Program.
  • Staff attended professional development in new VCE Courses and at the Careers Practitioners Day in Shepparton.
  • Staff celebrated the conclusion of the Winter Sports’ Season with a dinner.
  • Year 11 Art students went to the Mona Gallery in Hobart.
  • Heyington Open Morning took place at the College on Saturday.
Ms Janet Canny
Director of Students


Ethan Glover
Year 7
For the positive start he has made as a new member of the College community.

Daniel Ferraro
Year 8
For returning a younger peer's property found on public transport.

Harrison Lee
Year 9
For displaying fine leadership and immersing himself in social justice activities.

Nicholas Bird
For outstanding service to St Albans tutoring.

Damian Scollo
For his leadership of the House in preparation for House Singing.

Antony Sinni

For his outstanding contribution to the 40 hour famine for St Vincent de Paul.

Hugh Fitzpatrick
For courtesy and consideration shown towards a member of staff.

Lachlan Fitzgerald

For his musical and artistic direction in the House Singing Competition.

Lewis Drake

For quiet and diligent commitment to his studies.

Calendar Dates

Friday 4
Year 8E, 8F, 8G & 8H Camp ends
Year 10 Dancing Class

Saturday 5
Athletics & Water Polo
Heyington Open Morning

10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Sunday 6
Fathers' Day
Monday 7
Soccer Association Meeting
SKC/LMH VCE Music Recital
Generations Photographs
Sibling Photographs

6.00 pm
9.00 am
11.30 am

Loreto Mandeville Hall
Boyd Egan Hall
Tuesday 8
Senior House Athletics Carnival - Box Hill
Glendalough House Athletics Carnival
Parent Enrichment Program

7.45 pm


Thursday 10
Year 11 Social
7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Smith Hall
 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.

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Sibling & Generation Photographs

Sibling Photographs will be taken this Monday 7 September in the Boyd Egan Hall at Glendalough from 11.30am.

If you wish to have a photograph of your sons at St Kevin’s, please click on the below link and complete the online form as soon as possible. The password is STKEC.

Students from Heyington and Waterford will need to be at Glendalough by 11.30am for these photographs.

The Generation Photograph, which includes sons, grandsons and great-grandsons of Old Collegians, or if an uncle attended the College, will be taken at Heyington at 9.00am on Monday 7 September.
 Mr Ted Guinane
Director of Administration

Parent Enrichment Program

Tuesday 8 September
7.30pm for 7.45pm
The College Pavilion

Cyber Champions: Discerning the digital dilemma

Engagement with online social networking services is proving to be an increasingly prevalent and important avenue of communication, particularly for young people. Our boys are using the internet on their mobile phones and iPads to source information, engage with one another, and to construct and maintain social networks. As a community, we face the challenge of helping our boys become competent and responsible digital citizens.

Our guest will be Ms Alice Loney from Thriving Youth Australia (TYA). Ms Loney has been running a pilot of TYA’s ‘Cyber Champions’ program here at St Kevin’s. The aim of the Cyber Champions program is to facilitate senior student leaders to become the ‘Cyber Champions’ of their school by equipping them with knowledge about cyber safety and appropriate online etiquette through the use of specific protocols for managing online challenges and difficulties.

Ms Loney will be addressing topics including current trends in social media usage, supporting your child with potential risks associated with social networking usage, including cyber bullying, setting boundaries around technology usage, cyber related laws and current legislation. Ms Loney will be supported by the College counselling team.

A group of Year 10 boys involved in the Cyber Champions pilot will also be present. These boys will talk about their experience with on-line technologies and the pilot program. The evening will include a question-and-answer panel with Ms Loney and the Year 10 students answering your questions.

An RSVP is appreciated to help with planning but not essential. Please reply to either Michael McGirr ( or Sue O'Shea (
 Mr Michael McGirr
Dean of Faith and Mission

Soccer Annual General Meeting

All Soccer parents are invited to attend the St Kevin's Soccer Association 2015 Annual General Meeting on Monday 7 September at 7.30 pm in the Brando room, Heyington.
 Mr Nick Hale
TIC Soccer


Charlotte's Web

Tickets for the Year 8 Play Charlotte’s Web are now on sale.

Year 8 boys have been working with Year 8 girls from Korowa Anglican Girls’ School to present the beloved classic Charlottes’ Web.

All the enchanting characters from the E.B. White novel are in the play: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be "a true friend and a good writer." Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.

This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will be sure to provide a theatrical evening of enchantment.

Year 8 SKC/Korowa Play: Charlotte’s Web
7pm 15, 16, 17 September
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


 Mrs Cath O'Malley
On behalf of the Zimele Dinner Committee

European Art Tour Information Evening

In September 2014, a 13 day Art tour incorporating monuments, famous building and galleries of Paris, Florence and Rome was conducted for boys in Year 10 and 11.

The tour operates with a strong Art and Culture focus and boys undertaking Art, Visual Communication and Product Design courses are encouraged to apply.  But of course, the tour is available for all those boys with a love of art and design.

This tour will again be conducted in the same cities in the September/October break in 2016 with some modifications to make it even better than 2014, including two additional nights.

An Information Evening will be held in the Ruby Tout Theatre at 7.00pm on Monday 7 September.

We look forward to revealing the details of the tour and your attendance on this evening.
 Mr Rodney Sipthorp
Head of Art

SKC Fathers' Association News

Fathers' Association Dinner

We would like to invite all dads/male mentors to our final dinner for 2015.

Tuesday, 15 September
Amora Hotel, 649 Bridge Road, Richmond 
7:00pm pre dinner drinks, 7:30pm start 
$50 per person - Two course meal and beverages 
12 noon Monday 14 September via: 
Please note we will not accept any bookings after this time.

Special Guest Speaker: Mark Howard

Mark Howard, (Father of Cameron, Year 12) is the National Practice Group Head of the Workplace Relations and Safety Group at Australia's largest legal partnership, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers.

Mark will share over 25 years experience in the law in practice and will discuss the "do's and don'ts" of hiring and firing and managing employees - a must for any business.
We are extremely fortunate to have Mark as our guest speaker for the evening. There will also be an opportunity for an informal Q&A session.

These dinners are a great opportunity to meet and socialise with other St. Kevin's dads.

All are welcome.
 Mr Evan Raptis
President, SKC Fathers' Association

Years 7 & 8 Father/Male Mentor & Son Camp

 Mr Evan Raptis
President, Fathers' Association


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 Sport Results

Please click here to view this weekend's APS Sport Fixtures


Victorian School Cycling Championships

Wednesday was a great day for cycling at Yarra Bend in the Victorian Schools Cycling Championships.

SKC Junior School did very well with Noah Dowling 1st, Luca Pane 2nd in Under 13 Novice and Campbell McEwen riding a brilliant crit race to come 2nd in the Under 13 Racing Division.

Edward Hanrahan came a strong 3rd in the Under 15's and Tom Bufardeci was promoted to the podium after a very fast race in the Under 17's. Our skipper Max Bufardeci came home strongly but left his charge just a little too late to finish 4th in the under 19's. Well done to all boys who continue to develop in this great sport.
 Mr Peter Mitchell
TIC Cycling


Helping students look outside their comfort zones when researching pathways after Year 12 is one of the challenging roles of a Career Practitioner. This week students were fortunate to have the opportunity to listen to Claire Cook from Otago University in New Zealand talk about the reciprocal arrangements between Australia and New Zealand Governments for tertiary student study. In particular Otago University offers a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery after one year of a Science Degree. This pathway may be a viable option for some of our students who aspire to being Doctors.

Over Sunday and Monday I was privileged to visit the Melbourne University campuses at Dookie and Shepparton. The Dookie Agricultural College is the destination for Agricultural Science students during part of their Melbourne University Degree and also for many students who take breadth subjects in this faculty. It is also the location of the Melbourne University pathway course: the Diploma of General Studies (more information below). The Rural Medical School in Shepparton provides amazing opportunities and facilities for Melbourne University Medical students as well as placements for other Allied Health students. Rural placements should definitely not be a cause for concern for potential Medical students as they offer wonderful opportunities for hands on and more varied learning experiences than are often available in metropolitan hospitals.

Any students wanting to undertake Work Experience are reminded that the Work Experience Arrangement forms MUST be completed and returned to Ms O’Sullivan by Friday 4 September. Work Experience Arrangement Forms received AFTER this date may not be accepted.

Items of note in the Careers News this week include:
  • Reminder: VTAC Key Dates
  • Monash University Science Precinct Guided Tours
  • University of Melbourne Medicine, Dental Surgery and Physiotherapy
  • Gap Break Application Days
  • Careers in Psychology Information Session
  • Deakin University Associate Degree of Arts
  • Studying at Le Cordon Bleu
  • Pathways To University
    - ACUcom at The Australian Catholic University (ACU)
    - Box Hill Institute Pathways to ACU and Deakin University
    - Deakin College to Deakin University
    - Guaranteed Pathways from TAFE to Deakin University
    - La Trobe Melbourne to La Trobe University
    - Monash College to Monash University
    - Monash University Pathway Options (DoTs) & DoHE
    - UniLink Diplomas: Pathway to a Degree at Swinburne University
    - Diploma of General Studies Pathway to University of Melbourne
  • Guaranteed ATARs at ANU in 2016
  • CCUSA Performing Arts Camp Information Session
Please see the Career News for more details. 
Mrs O’Sullivan, Mrs Pingiaro & Mrs White
The Careers Department


Concerto Soloists Concert

We are pleased to announce that the Concerto Soloists Concert will be held in the wonderful acoustics of Newman College Chapel at the University of Melbourne on Saturday 12 September, beginning at 7.45 pm. This special concert features a number of our senior students as soloists, accompanied by the Chamber Strings and string staff. There is no admission charge and family and friends are cordially invited to attend.

Music Association Annual General Meeting

Since 1988 the Music Association has been supporting the Music Department in its aim of encouraging a love and appreciation of music by the students. There are only 3 or 4 meetings a year in total! The meetings are usually finished in about 1 hour. The Music Association warmly welcomes new members. Our Annual General Meeting is on Monday 14 September at 7.45pm in Room C308 at Heyington (Music Room). Please send an email with any queries to:
Louise Guinane
Secretary of Music Association

Ensemble Auditions Term 3

Auditions will be held for the Symphony Orchestra, Intermediate and Senior Concert Bands and the four Big Bands later this term. The audition dates will be as follows:

  • Intermediate & Senior Concert Bands (woodwind) – Weeks 8, 9 & 10
  • Intermediate & Senior Concert Bands (brass) – Weeks 8 & 9
  • Intermediate & Senior Concert Bands (percussion) – Week 8
  • Big Bands – Weeks 9 & 10
  • Symphony Orchestra – Week 10
Audition Information is available from C308, the McMahon Music Centre and from music staff. The new ensembles will be listed in the window of the Music Department on Friday 18 September. Rehearsals will commence Week 1 of Term IV.

Term 3 Music Dates

Monday 7 September   
VCE Music Recital
6.00pm Loreto Mandeville Hall
Friday 11 September
Solo Concert   
Saturday 12 September
Concerto Soloists Newman College Chapel 
Monday 14 September
Music Association AGM   
Tuesday 15 September Solo Concert

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 6 October. 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 19 October 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 4 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
7.45pm McMahon Music Centre
Sunday 11 October
VCE Unit 4 Recital 3
2.00-4.30pm McMahon Music Centre
Wednesday 14 October
String Recital  McMahon Music Centre
Thursday 15 October
String Recital
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 Evening
Years 7, 8 (3.00pm) 10, 11 (7.00pm)
Melbourne Town Hall
Monday 7 December
Year 9 Presentation Evening
Smith Hall
Wednesday 9 December
Glendalough Instrument Try-Out Day
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 

Last Weekend

Well done to our Choristers on their wonderful singing last Sunday of Louis Vierne’s “Messe Solennelle” – a very dramatic and demanding work which they approached with great confidence and energy. I have uploaded a recording of it to the Cathedral Choir Portal Page.

Parents’ Meeting

Next Thursday (10 September) at 6.00 pm at the Cathedral (enter via the Choristers’ door), we will hold an initial gathering for parents interested in supporting the life of the Choir. I realise that work and family commitments will necessarily limit many parents’ availability, but if the scope exists for you to be involved, you would be most welcome.

Medal Status

A number of boys were admitted to medal status last Sunday before Mass. I will include a full list with my monthly Newsletter which will be issued next week.

Excellentiam in Choro

Congratulations to the following boys for the excellence they have demonstrated over the past month: Benjamin Di Conza, Year 7 (Junior Award) and Adam Taylor, Year 9 (Senior Award).


The Choir has been booked for a wedding (Nuptial Mass) in the Cathedral at midday on 21 November. Participation will be voluntary and boys will be paid as per the scale used for last month’s wedding. Rehearsal will commence at 11.00 am.

  Benjamin Di Conza
Adam Taylor
 Dr Daryl Barclay
Director Cathedral Choir
Head of Choral Music

Swap Shop 

Change of Date

The date for the next Swap Shop is changing to Monday 14 September 2.00pm - 5.00pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Could everyone interested in coming to this sale please make a note of the new date. If you require any further information please contact me on or 0403 338 765.

Mrs Christine Quirk
Swap Shop Co-ordinator
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