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Week 6 Term 3, 29 October 2010 From the Head of Senior School

The countdown began weeks ago, with the Year 12s putting up large painted numbers in the library window to count down the number of school days remaining for them. This week the number moved into single digits, signifying less than two weeks of structured classes. It is around this time each year that I start hearing about a lot of `lasts'. Last year group time, last Chapel, last House time, last of each class, until finally, the last day. For some, these `lasts' are greeted excitedly, with post school plans fast becoming a reality. For others, however, the end of their schooling and their time at Collegiate will bring feelings of nostalgia, trepidation and, quite possibly, sadness and loss. It is, above all, a special time and I wish all our Year 12s well for their final week festivities. Such is the cyclic nature of school life, there are plenty of beginnings for other year groups to compensate for all the endings the Year 12s are experiencing. The Year 11s are preparing for their first external examinations and the Year 10s are about to taste what examination conditions are all about. Meanwhile, the Year 9s are preparing for their endof-year Island Experience camps, before beginning the last phase of their studies in Years 10 to 12. This week we revealed the names of the girls chosen by the student body to be the Prefects of 2011. For those of us on staff who work closely with the Prefects we begin the process of helping girls who aspire to be leaders to reach their potential, remembering at every step that the main objective of being a leader is to create more leaders. To this end, it is imperative for the entire group of next year's Year 12s to understand that leadership is much more than a name and a badge and that they will all be leaders next year by virtue of their seniority. So as this year ends, I impress upon all of them to start thinking about the kinds of leaders they will be in the year ahead. All the best. Mr Michael Cross Head of Senior School

Prefects 2011

At Assembly this week the Prefects for 2011 were announced. Prefects are voted for their positions by students in Years 9 to 12 and staff, and House prefects by their House members. Head Prefect Madeline Reid Deputy Head Prefect Catelyn Richards Deputy Head Prefect Gabriella Adams Academic Brooke Franklin-Paddock Adlatum Sally Moore Senior Campus Phoebe Kirkwood Middle Campus Grace Constable Junior Campus Meg Bailey Performing Arts Imogen Moore Spirituality, Service and Social Awareness Catelyn Richards Sport Olivia Bounds

House Prefects

Dundas Alex Jones (House Prefect), Arna Bartle (Deputy), Ruthie Jeanneret (Year 11 Deputy) Kilburn Elizabeth Lea (House Prefect), Honey Dower (Deputy) Elizabeth Boon (Year 11 Deputy) McPhee Imogen Cook (House Prefect), Madeline Paine (Deputy) Phoebe Kennedy (Year 11 Deputy) Mitchell Kathryn Cenin (House Prefect), Amy Chilcott (Deputy) Monica Otlowski (Year 11 Deputy) Montgomery Emma Hughes (House Prefect), Maddison Haines (Deputy) Jessica Robinson (Year 11 Deputy) Reibey Ellen Davis (House Prefect), Soraiya Husain (Deputy) Freya Bleathman (Year 11 Deputy) Rivers Sophie Chandler (House Prefect), Georgia Whitbread (Deputy) Madeleine Dobson (Year 11 Deputy) Stevens Kate Daniels (House Prefect) , Adrienne Sluce (Deputy) Beth Dunbabin (Year 11 Deputy) Head Boarder Gabriella Berliany (Prefect), Rebekah Andrews (Deputy) Mrs Robyn Kronenberg Principal

School Funding - the true story

In Thursday's Mercury this week I read an article by Leanne Wright, State President of the Australian Education Union, which implied that Independent Schools receive more government funding than Government Schools. I would like to inform parents that this is not the case under the current Federal Government model for funding school education. Currently Government Schools receive annually from state and federal government sources approximately $12,639 per student and on average Independent and Catholic Schools receive $6,607 per student. Unfortunately Ms Wright is basing her article on half the funding story and not the whole picture. The Independent Update included in this issue of Ancanthe provides further explanation. Mrs Robyn Kronenberg Principal

Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

Congratulations to Tessa Yu, Hannah Finkelde and Asha Doolabh (Year 2), and Penny Swindon and Olivia Vermey (Year 3), whose poems were commended in the recent 2010 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Award. Mrs Adrienne Eberhard EDGE, Junior School

Middle School Achievements

We acknowledge and congratulate the following students. · Ellie Gavalas and Freya Crocker (Year 8) on selection for the Australian U15 Vikings Futsul Team to tour UK in 2011. · Birgitta Otto (Year 8) on winning the long jump competition at the Tas All Schools Championship last weekend with a jump of 5.04m. Results from the City of Clarence Eisteddfod: · Delia Bartle (Year 8) on her individual achievements Piano ­ Award Solo equal to AMEB Grade 6, Merit Certificates Australian Composer 14 years and under and Intermediate Pianoforte Championship 13 to 16 years. Cello ­ Award Stringed Instrument Solo equal to AMEB Grade 4. · Isobel Latimer (Year 6) Sesquicentenary Award for Speech and Drama ($200). First prize medal - 12yrs and under Monologue in Costume; 12yrs and under Prepared Reading; 12yrs and under Vocal Solo ­ costume and action. Second prize ­ 12 yrs and under Verse Speaking Solo; 12yrs and under Impromptu Reading. Certificate of Merit ­ 12 yrs and under Junior Vocal Championship; 14 yrs and under Vocal Duet with Ellie Manton. Please provide details of student achievements to Debbie Betts in the Middle School office on 6211 4930 or by email [email protected] for inclusion in future editions of Ancanthe. Please also let us know if we have inadvertently omitted someone from the list above. Mr Charles Kemp Head of Middle School

Premier's Reading Challenge

During Term 2, over a ten week period, Collegiate students from Prep to Year 6 participated in the 2010 Premier's Reading Challenge. Students were challenged to read ten books during this time. This week the students' tremendous reading efforts were acknowledged with the presentation of certificates. Congratulations to all the students involved and thank you to the family members who encouraged and supported the students in completing the Challenge. Mrs Tricia Scott Teacher Librarian, Junior School

Technology Update

This week the new Information Technology Handbook for 2011 was sent home with all students from Years 4 to 11. This handbook contains all the information in relation to the new ICT Policies as well as information on how to order the new 2011 notebook. It is important to note that if you are considering ordering a new notebook for your daughter and wish to ensure delivery before Christmas, the completed order with payment must reach the School by close of business on Monday 15 November. A copy of the Information Technology Handbook and the order form are available online at our website. If you have any queries in relation to the Information Technology Handbook, please contact the Director of Information, Communication and Technology, Thomas Cook, on 03 6211 4911. Mr Thomas Cook Director of Information, Communication and Technology

Tune In Not Out

This year we have been fortunate enough to be able to incorporate the Tune In Not Out program into the Year 10 Health curriculum. TINO is a national podcasting service created for and by young people and is run through a partnership between the Drug Education Network and the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation. The TINO program is unique as it not only offers students a chance to conduct evidence-based research into health issues that are relevant to them , but it also enables students to present this research in the form of a podcast aimed at other young people. In this way, the TINO program assists students to offer best-practice health advice to others, using a medium in which young people readily engage. The podcasts that were made during the program are currently being reviewed by the TINO panel of experts and hopefully some will soon appear on the TINO website! Visit the TINO website ( to see what it's all about. At the same time that we were running the program, TINO conducted their annual website survey. This was a national survey that anyone could complete and entrants went in the draw to win an iPad. Congratulations to Imogen Prebble (Year 10) who won the iPad for this year! Ms Erica Williams Health and Physical Education Teacher

Derwent Mercantile Collegiate Rowing Club Merino Pearl (sheep manure) fundraiser

Saturday 30 October 2010, 9:00am to 2:00pm $5.00 per bag $6.00 per bag delivered (minimum 10 bags) For delivery call Allison on 0408 146 750 Venue: DMCRC club rooms (opposite the lower car park of the Botanical Gardens) Coordinated by Under 15 rowers

Cyber Safety Tips For Internet Use at Home

from Mrs Janene Crowle, Middle School ICT Coordinator

Online financials

Online shops are increasingly popular as they provide an easy, fun and convenient way to buy goods.

· Know the

Help - Can you Sew?

The CPA is asking any members of the Collegiate community with sewing skills to contribute to the Christmas Craft and Food Market. We have a simple pattern for a one-size-fits all children's apron. We would love you to make and donate 5-10 of these for us to sell at the Market. If you are able to assist, please phone Jenny Coombes on 0407 247 006

cost. Reading the terms and conditions so that you know delivery options, charges and warranty conditions is important. Also check for any additional costs to cover postage and handling. Most reputable sites will provide a clear indication of the total cost before the final payment stage. · Understand the service. Some products involve ongoing contracts rather than a one-off payment, so check the terms and conditions and know if you are signing up for just a one-off or ongoing service. Find out how to stop the service and how much it could cost to break the contract should you do decide to stop.

You will find further tips in Ancanthe each week. For these tips and more information go to:

Budding Year 4 Scientists

Last week we visited The School of Medicine, the centre for medical training in Tasmania. We were fortunate enough to work with some scientists in real scientific laboratories using scientific equipment. We learnt a lot about the human body and discussed the differences between gross and micro anatomy. Using powerful microscopes, we observed many different cell samples from parts of the human body. This was interesting, however, even better and very surprising were the results of our experiment about germs on our hands. Do you know that every time you shake hands with another person, millions of germs are transferred? Under ultra violet light we were able to see the germs that were transmitted by shaking hands with each other and it was amazing how far germs can spread. What can we do about this? The first thing we can all do is to make sure that we always wash our hands thoroughly. What is thorough washing? The scientists told us that to get rid of most of the harmful germs you need to wash your hands using soap and water for as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice. Did you know that you should wash between your fingers, wash the palms and backs of your hands up to your wrists and around your fingernails to make sure you have thoroughly washed your hands? We enjoyed our visit to The School of Medicine which was organised by Anna's parents, Associate Professor Justin Walls and Mrs Tracey Walls. This was a special treat as school groups are not usually allowed to visit. It was interesting to visit a different environment to see where real scientists work. We were able to develop an understanding of the important research that medical scientists do for our community. Ms Krista Brinckman and Mrs Lousie Harradine Year 4 Teachers A reminder to Collegiate Mums, Grandmas, Girls and Gourmands.... by popular demand, we are once again producing the famous

Collegiate Parents Association Meeting Monday 1 November 2010, 7:30pm AGENDA Welcome Attendance and Apologies Acceptance of previous minutes Business Arising from Previous Meeting · Electronic noticeboard and CPA webpage - Jenny Coombes · Uniform Shop price list - Robyn Kronenberg · Christmas Craft and Food Market - Jenny Coombes Correspondence Treasurer's Report - Jane Harrison Principal's Report - Robyn Kronenberg President's Report - Jenny Coombes New Business · Identikid update · Results from CPA question in Survey re: rubbish free lunch boxes - Jenny Coombes · New fundraising initiative for lunch boxes (boxy designs) Jenny Coombes · Fair update - Stacey Abel Other Business Next Meetings AGM - to follow, and Monday December 6th, 7:30, Cananore Collegiate Parents Association

Annual General Meeting

Monday 1 November 2010 AGENDA Welcome Attendance and Apologies Treasurer's Report Principal's Report President's Report and determination of annual Parents' contribution amount to CPA Election of Office Bearers: · President, Secretary and Treasurer · Parent Year Representatives K - 12 · Fair Co-ordinator · Bonfire Night Co-ordinator · Market Co-ordinator · Asset Manager · Web page Manager

Collegiate Christmas Pudding

The CPA would love you to be involved in the upcoming Christmas Craft and Food Market on Friday 26 November. This isn't as daunting as it sounds, and can even be done from the comfort of your own kitchen! We urge you all to make the recipe and donate it to the Market. As the recipe makes 3 x 1.5kg puddings, you could make one for your family and donate the other two, or donate all three! Alternatively, if pudding making isn't your thing, then your special cake, biscuits or slice for the Cake Stall would be perfect. For the non-cooks or time poor parents who still wish to contribute, a donation of $5 will enable others to make a cake for the stall. Donations can be returned to reception at your campus or to your child's teacher. If you have misplaced your copy of the Christmas Pudding recipe, please email [email protected] Please include a complete list of ingredients from highest amount to lowest amount (to comply with Council regulations), that we can attach to the puddings and cakes. Cakes and puddings can be left at the Senior School Office from Thursday 25 November.

Get a head start on being organised for the 2011 School year with the Collegiate Parents' Association Fundraising initiative


No more lost property! The Collegiate Parents Association is promoting an ongoing fundraiser with IdentiKid. Identikid has a fabulous selection of personalised name labels, tags and more. All you need to do is enter our unique code 1195 when you place your order at: As this fundraiser will be onging, each time new labels, lunch boxes etc are required, all you need to do is to log on to the IdentiKid website, place your order and remember to enter the Collegiate code 1195. The Collegiate Parents Association will receive 15% of the value of all orders.

Hutchins and Collegiate Sailing Adventure

The Hutchins School has organised a 7-day sailing expedition aboard the Windeward Bound, a tall ship based in Hobart, departing on Monday 29 November and returning on Sunday 5 December 2010. Collegiate girls in Years 9 to 12 are invited to join with Hutchins boys on this sail training voyage along Tasmania's East Coast to Maria Island and back. Boys and girls will learn to become functioning members of the crew, and will be expected to stand watch, set, trim and furl sails, go aloft, perform galley duties, helm, scrub the decks, man the yard well as learn how to splice and whip rope, tie and use a diverse range of knots, and create decorative plaits and sennits. Final cost is yet to be finalised but will be less than $1,000.00, including all food and specialist sailing equipment. Interested girls and parents are asked to contact the Hutchins School on: 6221 4200. Further information about the Windeward Bound can be viewed at

Years 9 and 10 Mountain Bicycle Expedition

Last week, 12 girls completed the Tasmanian Trail, from Devonport to Dover, a distance of approximately 593 kilometres over 10 days. This is probably the most challenging expedition Collegiate offers and it is a testament to our girls that we had a full complement wishing to test themselves. Contrary to popular belief prior to the trip, it was definitely not downhill all the way! While each day provided some exhilarating downhills, some on fantastic single off-tracks, each began with often significant climbs, such as the infamous Poatina Hill which climbs steeply from 125 metres to over 1300 metres in just 11 kilometres! The trail traverses Tasmania through some beautiful, pristine and remote areas which seem to have been untouched by time; as well as public roads, forestry roads and a mixture of land uses, from private farms to Forestry plantations. The girls, understandably, were a little nervous about the challenge ahead, but each day grew stronger and fitter and tackled each stage with positive enthusiasm and a great sense of accomplishment. Incredibly, the weather was simply awesome for the 10 days; nothing like what Hobart experienced at the same time! A variety of camping options, some with hot showers and cabin accommodation, proved a wonderful mix and something worth pedaling to at the end of a long day on the saddle! The Tasmanian Trail is a wonderful experience which will be offered again in 2012.

World Challenge Expedition 2011

Collegiate is launching a World Challenge Expedition to South Africa in November / December 2011. This is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity only available to students in Years 8 to 10. This expedition is unique in that World Challenge organises the return flight and the first night's accommodation; everything else is up to the student group to organise and put into action. Budgeting, booking accommodation, shopping and cooking local food and haggling for the best transport price are just some of the experiences that students will have to negotiate as a team. The focus of the expedition is on undertaking a meaningful community project in a local village. A wildlife safari, short trek and sightseeing may also be programmed. Students are responsible for researching and planning an itinerary for between 18 to 28 days. We already have a group of keen students but can accept a few more. A parent information evening will be programmed in the next few weeks.

Franklin River Rafting Expedition

Parents, have you ever dreamed of rafting the world famous Franklin River? Dan Hall (Collegiate Outdoor Education guide and experienced Franklin River trip leader) has a trip scheduled for Thursday 16 to Friday 24 December 2010 with 6 spaces still available. The Franklin River is one of the world's few remaining truly wild rivers and the scenery is unsurpassed. This 9 day rafting expedition includes all equipment, transport, gourmet food and experienced guides. The cost for the trip is $1,750.00 (normal commercial price is $2,800.00). Contact Dan on 0434 861 887 or email [email protected] for further details. Mr David Witcomb Director of Outdoor Education

Larapinta Trail 2011

In May / June 2011, Collegiate is offering students the opportunity to trek the Larapinta Trail. Beginning in Alice Springs (Northern Territory), the trek traverses the West MacDonnell's, one of the great desert mountain ranges in Australia. The Larapinta Trail has quickly gained a reputation as one of the classic bushwalking experiences in the World. We plan to journey to the Red Centre on the famous overnight Ghan train from Adelaide to Alice Springs and then complete a 7-day walk which includes a highlights package of the 223 kilometre Larapinta Trail. If camping under the stars, swimming in beautiful clear pools, walking through the 80 metre deep Standley Chasm and paddling inflatable tubes along narrow gorges sounds appealing... forms for this unique adventure will be available in midNovember. For more information on the trail go to http:// .

Mr David Witcomb Director of Outdoor Education

Afternoon Tea with the Lord Mayor

On Tuesday 26 October Lucy Chugg and Eleanor Clapham along with Miss Judd went to the Town Hall to celebrate Children's Week. We were given a tour of the whole building, along with the rooms that are usually closed from the public. We got a picture with the Lord Mayor, Ald Rob Valentine, and then had afternoon tea. When we left we received a badge, a pen and a poster. We enjoyed the event and thank all the people who organised it. Eleanor Clapham and Lucy Chugg Year 6

In the Company of Women

A review of Robert Harding's Steel Magnolias, performed by the St Michael's Collegiate Theatre Class, directed by Jane Polley. Given its subject matter, most people are surprised to learn that a man has penned this passionate paean to womanhood! Steel Magnolias has been expertly excised of its overt sentimentality and patriotism by Jane Polley and transformed into a trim, taut and terrific production for St Michael's Collegiate Theatre Performance Class. The microcosm of Truvy's beauty salon can be seen as a large metaphor for the extraordinary lives of women whose achievements often go unnoticed. Polley and her production team use some memorable 80s tunes and an appropriately anachronistic set design to transport us to a bygone era. There, we witness the trials and tribulations involved in the lives of six strong and capable women. Despite dramatic rites of passage (childbirth weddings, deaths,) and noteworthy events in their lives (the purchase of a radio station as well as a football team and a kidney transplant), it is the camaraderie that one finds in the company of women that make this show such an engaging experience. The play is normally a showpiece for the great talents of `chronologically challenged' actresses who thrive in the clever and witty repartee penned by Harding as well in the collective ensemble work. It is precisely this ensemble work, at the core of Steel Magnolias, which makes it such a clever choice for an all-girls' school production. Not that the play is an easy piece by any means; our capable actors are expected to play women who are so much older than themselves, women who live in the American South in another era and to occupy `internal spaces' that are alien to them. The adoption of American Southern accents was always going to pose a challenge for our students but as shown by the remarkable transformation of the performances over the three nights, a challenge that the girls met admirably. The girls showed that when they trusted their acting skill and slowed down their delivery of the dialogue, relying on their own voice, the accents did not pose a fundamental problem for them at all. What I admired most about the performance, despite the individual achievements of the actors, was that as the production progressed the performance of the girls kept getting better and better. Each of the actors shone individually but shone brightest as part of a collective. Annelle, the `new kid in town' who is "too young to have a past" was presented as a contemporary young woman facing predictable problems in her relationship and work, "I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair." As performed by Alexandra Fountain, the character of Annelle was less fanatical than one would expect and more humane and decent. Through Fountain's warmth and geniality the character provided the necessary hope at the end of the play. Annelle's youthfulness is juxtaposed throughout the play by the experience, wit and wisdom of the salon's owner, Truvy, who has a strict policy that nobody cries in her salon. Natasha Ragus captured the sassiness of the character well as she delivered a myriad of funny lines that demonstrated her conviviality and great projection: "Laughter through tears is my favourite emotion. Smile! It increases your face value." Good timing and suitable gesturality were exhibited by Natasha as she delivered one of the play's most well known line, "there is no such thing as natural beauty", but her team spirit also allowed the audience to sense the humanity and compassion that motivates Truvy. continued....

In the Company of Women ......cont. The two foils of the play, Ouiser (Jane Stevens) and Clairee (Claire Summers) certainly have the best lines in the play and their repartee is memorable. Despite their exterior steely facade, both characters demonstrate that women in position of power can achieve anything they want and still retain their essential femininity and compassion. Claire Summers faced a tough task playing Clairee, an ageing misanthrope with a heart of gold, "if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!" Claire as Clairee certainly rose to this challenge particularly when in combat with the grumpy Ouiser, "Ouiser, you sound almost chipper. What happened today you run over a small child or something?" Jane Stevens paced her impression of Ouiser, a character that "is not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood for 40 years!" well. Ouiser is the last of the six women to enter the fray inside Truvy's salon but she certainly makes her presence felt and heard, "Don't try to get on my good side, Truvy. I no longer have one!" Jane commendably takes the audience on a meaningful journey inviting us to share her misanthropic wrath but ultimately in underplaying the pathos of Ouiser, Jane Stevens in this role certainly threatens to steal the show. The heart of the show is the relationship between mother M'Lynn (Emily Gayton) and daughter, Shelby (Karen Ireson) whose signature colour is pink! Both young actors take the audience on an emotional journey that results in poignancy. By the time Karen Ireson touchingly describes her kidney transplant operation "It's not any big thing. No big thing. Don't look at me like that", the audience is already in tears as we witness Emily Gayton go through a host of turbulent emotions as she describes the death of her daughter, "I just sat there. I just held Shelby's hand. There was no noise, no tremble, just peace. Oh God. I realise as a woman how lucky I am. I was there when that wonderful creature drifted into my life and I was there when she drifted out. It was the most precious moment of my life." Shortly after, Emily (as M'Lynn) erupts vociferously to show us the disjuncture between her intellect and her emotion. By curtain fall, the audience is in tears but glad they have witnessed such an emotional rollercoaster that presents the preciousness and the intimacy in the lives of women. Congratulations to all involved in this memorable production. Mr William Simon Head of English

Readers' Cup Final

On Tuesday 19 October, Andrea Magnusson, Kate Jarvie, Katie Palmer, Phoebe Rietveld and Emily Gladwell, represented the School at the Southern Secondary School final of the Readers' Cup. The girls had a great time preparing for the day by reading six books and then making up a presentation based on one of the books. The quiz component contained some quite difficult questions! The creative challenges were quite varied, with the scoring very close. The Year 7 girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Ms Sandy von Allmen Teacher Librarian

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School Calendar Week 7 Term 3

Sunday 31 October Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost Monday 1 November Chapel: Stevens/Mitchell, 8:30am to 8:45am Collegiate Parents' Association Annual General Meeting, Cananore, 7:30pm Senior Dance Examinations Softball: Year 9 Col R v Col W at Col, 4:15pm Touch Football: Year 7 Col v MKC B at WWP ­ Dilger's Caltex Howrah, 4:15pm, Year 8 Col W (Div B) v SHC at WWP Aussie, 5:05pm Tuesday 2 November Chapel: Kilburn/Rivers, 8:30am to 8:45am Collegiate Foundation AGM, 5:30pm Music: Senior Choir, McNeill PAC Foyer at lunchtime Tennis: Year 7 v Fah O at Fah, 4:15pm Touch Football: Year 5/6 Col R v Fah O at WWP AUSSIE, 4:15pm, Year 5/6 Col W v Phantoms at WWP Dilger's Caltex Howrah, 5:05pm Sailing: Col v TFS at 6:35pm Year 1 ­ 4 MILO in2CRICKET at Anglesea, 3:30pm Wednesday 3 November Chapel: Reibey/Monty, 8:30am to 8:45am Valedictory Service, St David's Cathedral, 5:15pm Music: Collegiate Singers, McNeill PAC Foyer, 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Years 5/6 Choir, Middle School Music Room, 12:30pm to 1:15pm Orienteering: at Hobart College, Mt Nelson Tennis: Year 8 Div 1 Col W v Fah N at Col, 4:15pm Teeball: Year 3/4 Col W v MTC at Anglesea St ground 1, 4:00pm, Year 3/4 Col R - Bye Wednesday 3 November continued. Softball: Year 5/6 Col R v SMC Blue at H.C.2, 4:00pm, Year 5/6 Col W v SMC Brown at H.C. 1, 4:00pm Touch Football: Year 9/10 Col W (Div A) v Dom B at WWP Aussie, 5:05pm, Year 9/10 Col R (Div B) v MTC G at WWP 6, 4:15pm Sailing: Col v Ogilvie at 4:50pm Cricket: Col Junior v SMC Junior at Domain Crossroads, 4:30pm, Col Senior v SMC at West Hobart Oval, 4:30pm Thursday 4 November Chapel: Middle School, 8:30am to 8:45am House Farewells - Year 12 Softball: Year 8 Col R v SMC 7at Col, 4:15pm, Year 8 Col W v TFS at TFS, 4:15pm Tennis: Year 9 Col v TFS B at Col, 4:15pm Friday 5 November Chapel: Dundas/McPhee, 8:30am to 8:45am Last Day Years 11 and 12 Year 6 Quiz Night at Hutchins School

Coming Up

Sunday 7 November Faure Requiem, All Saints, 5:00pm Monday 8 to Friday 12 November Year 9 White Water Rafting and Caving Camp Thursday 11 November ELC Year 1 Athletics Carnival, Anglesea Friday 12 November JSSATIS Athletics

From the Chaplain......


Recently I placed my Year 7 Faith and Life classes into groups of 3 to 4 to complete an extended project. Some of the girls were not all that happy preferring to form their own groups. I explained to them that learning to work graciously and productively with others is a core life skill and that when they one day enter the workforce they will have to work with some people for whom they feel a natural affinity and some whom they will not. The ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively is evident in much of creation. For example, on top of the Spanish Pyrenes Mountains lives a magnificent and much prized, but elusive mountain goat. Rarely is one shot despite the efforts of hunters because they can rarely get within shooting range. Why? The older goat is always followed by a younger goat who acts as companion, lookout and provider of early warnings of threats. The poet in the book of Ecclesiastes speaks of the benefits of having a mate, a companion: Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. My prayer is that the girls of this school would learn the benefits of supporting and encouraging each other and that in God they might discover a friend and companion for life's journey. Shalom (Peace), Scott Sargent School Chaplain

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

Chinese Proverb


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