LEARN TO LISTEN ISSUE #35 In this issue 6th November 2014

ISSUE #35
6th November 2014
In this issue
Important Dates
Aver & Line Photography Shoot
General News
2015 Booklists
Primary News
Gingerbread House Evening
Secondary News
Other News
MCC
Phone Numbers
Front Office
3897 2990
Primary Absentee
3897 2793
Secondary Absentee
3897 2792
LEARN TO LISTEN
Darren Gynther - Head of Primary
One of my favourite teachers from
high school loved nothing more on a
Monday morning than to offer us 14
year old boys his weekly words of
advice. Usually something like “If
you're too open minded, your brains
will fall out”, or “Everyone has a
photographic memory - some just
forget to put film in.” I wonder how
many of his “Pearls” have been
remembered over the years.
are consequences. You can’t erase it
or pull it back in. So learn to listen. A
wise Greek historian said, 'The
talkative listen to no one, for they are
ever speaking. And the first evil that
attends those who know not how to be
silent is that they hear nothing.'
Listening without having to show your
knowledge or give your opinion is a
quality of character that proves you're
mature. Television host Larry King
once said, 'I remind myself every
There was one that I do remember
morning: nothing I say this day will
and I still use it today. “You have two
teach me anything. So if I'm going to
ears and one mouth – use them in
learn, I must do it by listening.' Jesus
that ratio”. He explained it very simply
was a great listener, and as a result
that we should listen twice as much as
He attracted people like a magnet.
we talk.
Doubtless there were times He was
Talking instead of listening will get you tired and didn't feel like it - but He
into trouble. This little story is an
listened anyway. When the disciples
excellent example. Two geese were
fussed among themselves, and the
preparing to fly south when a frog
Pharisees grumbled and caused
asked if he could go along. They
trouble, Jesus focused on the
questioned how he could do it. 'Easy,' important things. He listened, He
he said. 'You guys hold a stick
spoke, and people followed. Listening
between your beaks and I'll hang on
is often more effective than talking. In
with my mouth.' Off they went as
fact, there's a point in every
people looked up, admiring their
conversation where you need to say
teamwork. The trio was making great less and listen more. In those
progress until somebody below
moments you not only hear what
shouted, 'Great idea! Whose was it?'
others are saying, but what God is
That's when the frog opened his
saying to you!
mouth and yelled, 'Miiiiiiiine!'
And remember to put film in!
Every time you open your mouth there
IMPORTANT DATES
2015 BOOKLISTS
November
7th-8th Nov
Aver & Line Photography Fundraiser
10th Nov
Arts and Music Café @ 4pm
CASH FOUND - PRIMARY MUSICAL
A sum of money was found at one of the recent Primary
Musical performances.
If you lost a significant sum of money at the Musical and
are able to accurately supply details, please contact the
Mueller College Front Office.
Yr. 6 INTO 7 INFO EVENING
Year 6 into 7 Information Evening
H Block Tuesday 18th of November from 6-7 pm
Bring an iPad on the night! See you there.
Mrs Scheu
Head of Middle School
KOORONG KIDS
As the school year is swiftly coming to an end so is our
last Koorong Kids catalogue for 2014.
All orders need to be returned by the 11th of
November to ensure that all orders are back before the
end of the school year.
No other orders will be taken after this date.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE "OLIVER"
The REHEARSAL SCHEDULE for Oliver! is available
through this link.
Please Note: This rehearsal schedule may change
slightly as the show approaches.
2015 Stationery list letters have now been sent
home. We are outsourcing our Stationery lists to MK
Educational Supplies at Zillmere and lists are now
available for online ordering. There is a submission due
date of Friday, November 7th, for a guaranteed
pre-Christmas delivery. Orders placed after this due
date will take 4 weeks or more to process, due to the
large number of late orders from a wide variety of
schools serviced.
Credit cards are NOT processed when you place your
order. They will be processed when the order has been
packed for delivery.
Alternative payment options are available through MK
Educational Supplies.
PLEASE CONTACT MK EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES
AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO DISCUSS PAYMENT
OPTIONS, IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING GENUINE
FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY.
For more information please see the letter to parents &
FAQ’s on pages 4 and 5.
MK EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES
18 Handford Road, Zillmere 4034
Ph: 3265 6045 | Fax: (07) 3265 1983
www.mkes.com.au
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm
Saturday - 8am to 12 noon | Sunday - Closed
TUCKSHOP
The Tuckshop is open five days a week, from 8.30am
until 1.30pm.
Parents are encouraged to join our voluntary workers
who make this service available for students (Lunch is
provided for volunteers).
If you are available to help please contact Angie Tester
on 3897 2766.
Monday 10th November - Friday 14th November
Mon: Tif, Kathleen, Chris
Tue:
Emily, CJ
Wed: Bridgette, Rachel, Jean
Thu:
Ruth, Cara
Fri:
Annette, Dila, Youngmee, Anne Marie, Jo
AVER & LINE PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDRAISER
For any enquiries, please contact Kerryn Stackman | 3897 2744 | [email protected]
To view examples follow this link www.averandline.com.au/#!outdoor-gallery/c1jga
To book, go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au & enter the following code: YA33T
GENERAL NEWS
As part of our plan to improve facilities and resources for Mueller College,
we are once again running the very popular ezibooks fundraiser.
Ezibooks sell high quality, durable PVC, reusable school book covers.
They are available in 3 sizes: Exercise, A4 & Scrapbook.
For every purchase that you make, our school receives 20% of the purchase price.
Visit www.ezibooks.com.au to view the products available and to place your order.
Make sure you select Mueller College as the participating school, at check out.
If you choose the school delivery option, your order will be sent directly to the school for delivery to
your child, at no extra cost. The order will arrive to the school for distribution before the end of Term.
Delivery to your home address is available at an additional cost and will be delivered within 5 working days.
The fundraiser will run from Thursday 30th October until Friday 14th November.
Go to www.ezibooks.com.au to view the products and place you order.
Samples are available for viewing at the Primary Admin and Student Services.
 Exercise book covers $1.20 or 6 for $5.50
 A4 book covers $2.30 or 3 for $5.50
 Scrapbook covers $3.30 or 2 for $5.50
For any enquiries please contact:
John Ferrett – ezibooks Australia pty ltd | 0432 540 672 | [email protected]
or Kerryn Stackman | TBH Co-ordinator & Fundraising | [email protected] | 3897 2744
2015 BOOKLISTS
Dear Parents/Guardians
This year the 2015 Booklists will again be outsourced to MK Educational Supplies. Mueller College appreciates your support by ordering your stationery through MKES. This is effectively a fundraiser for the school and your support will ensure
we continue to give back to the school community through funds raised. MK Educational prices are very competitive.
You can access your child’s 2015 booklist online at www.mkes.com.au and can order online OR via the alternative methods noted in the Parent Information sheet. The attached sheet should answer FAQ’s.
The due date for the submission of orders is Friday November 7th. For orders received by the due date, home delivery is
guaranteed between 13th to 24th December.
STEPS TO ORDER ONLINE

Go to www.mkes.com.au

Click on “ORDER YOUR BOOKLIST”

Enter our school code: mcn15

You will be taken to a page where you enter your required grade (note: Prep = Grade 0)

Select your year level (Please note: You must place each child’s order individually)

Select your relevant subjects (note: Primary please select all 3 boxes – Retain from Previous Year | Stationery |
Textbooks to view your full booklist)

Please ensure you READ THE NOTES on your year level page

Scroll down the page to view your list

Note the required quantities and make your selection

You will be given a total due at the bottom of the page, then click PROCEED

Complete your home delivery details then click PROCEED (Pack/s will be left at the front door unless otherwise
requested)

Complete your credit card details. Please note: this is NOT a direct debit facility; your credit card will be debited at
a later date after your order is invoiced. Credit card details are stored in a password protected, secure locked
site

Once entered, Click PROCEED

Review your order summary and click ORDER NOW

You will see the following note: Congratulations you have successfully placed your order. Orders will be processed
once full payment has been received. A copy of your order has been emailed to you.
For any enquiries please contact…
MK EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES
18 Handford Road, Zillmere 4034
Telephone: 3265 6045
Fax: (07) 3265 1983
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm
Saturday - 8am to 12 noon
Sunday - Closed
Kerryn Stackman
TBH Co-ordinator
[email protected]
FAQ’S 2015 BOOKLISTS
MK Educational Supplies
2015 Booklist Information for Parents
Website Ordering
Website ordering is a fast, easy and effective way of ordering. We place each Year Levels order forms on our website where
parents can order all of their children’s book lists in one easy transaction. Go to www.mkes.com.au
Booklist Home Delivery
All packs are to be delivered to residential addresses only. Delivery of packs will be directly to the nominated address given
upon placement of order. Home delivery incurs a fee of $7.00 per pack (Brisbane metropolitan area only). Delivery by Australia Post to Post Office boxes is available at a cost of $10.50. Please specify any special delivery instructions when completing
your delivery details. Pick-up from Mueller College is NOT available. The due date for the submission of orders is Friday
November 7th. For orders received by the due date, home delivery will be between 13th to 24th December. If you have ordered your book pack after the schools cut-off date, your pack will be sent to you as soon as it is complete. Standard delivery
rate of $10.50 per pack will apply, as the parcel will be sent through Australia Post.
Supply of Packs
Each order will be packed in a separate bag or box with a label clearly showing the student's name. Packs come with an invoice
inside which can be retained for tax purposes.
Payment Handling & Prices
All booklist payments are to be made directly to MK Educational Supplies, NOT Mueller College. Prices of all items include GST
and are listed as such.
Back Order Items
Back Orders or Items to Follow, if they occur are listed on the original invoice sent to the parents with the pack. BO's and ITF's
only occur due to manufacturers or publishers delays in not having adequate stock in Australia or from books that are not yet
printed or are being reprinted. These BO's and ITF's if they occur will be sent directly to the school for distribution to the student.
Methods of Payment
Visa, MasterCard or Bankcard is required when you place your order online. Credit cards are not charged immediately. Your
details are stored in a secure, password protected site and are destroyed at the end of the financial year. Your credit card is
not processed until your order is generated for packing. If you do not have a credit card, you may order in-store or via fax (MK
Educational Supplies, NOT Mueller) and pay in store via cash or EFTpos. Alternatively you can post your booklist order to us
with a cheque or money order enclosed. All money orders and cheques are payable to “MK Educational Supplies”.
I missed the order cut-off date for my booklist?
Firstly, don't panic. You can order your book pack/s all year round either online at www.mkes.com.au, fax, post or in-store.
Both home delivery and in-store collection options are available on late orders. Due to the number of late orders received in
January, there can be a delay in processing and delivery. Please do not call within this time, as your pack will be sent to you as
soon as it is complete.
MK EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES
18 Handford Road, Zillmere 4034
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm
Telephone: 3265 6045
Fax: (07) 3265 1983
| Saturday - 8am to 12 noon | Sunday - Closed
PRIMARY NEWS
MCC UPCOMING EVENTS
MAKE YOUR OWN
Gingerbread House
Date: 28th November Time: 6:45 pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $25.00 payable by November 18th
(Bookings Essential - Limited numbers)
Please pay at Mueller College
Front Office or by ph. 3897 2721
Venue: Peninsula Palms Community Centre
77 Morris Rd Rothwell (Please park on the street)
All Enquiries: Isabel O’Neill
38972869 | 0418 700 803 or
[email protected]
A ladies ministry of Mueller Community Church www.mccqld.org
SECONDARY NEWS
SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEESHIPS
School-Based Traineeships are available to students
entering years 10 and 11 in 2015 – Certificate III in
Aged Care and Certificate III in Business, both at
Peninsula Palms.
See Mrs Cole in D15 to for further information
CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to Daniel Chambers who was
successful in his application to NUIMAGE Kitchen and
Joinery for a full time apprenticeship in Cabinet
Making.
Daniel will begin his apprenticeship when he
completes year 12 this year.
Mrs Cole
Youth Development Coordinator
CHANGING PREFERENCES
UNIVERSITY OF NSW
Interested in applying for a scholarship at the University
Of New South Wales in 2015. The Voc Ed department
has some information for interested students.
Online information is at http://www.coop.unsw.edu.au/
for more detailed information.
Applicants will need to be on track to achieve an OP
between 1-3.
MISSIONS AND AVIATION
Interested in training at the Australian Centre for
Missions and Aviation.
Go to the website www.acma.vic.edu.au for more
information.
USQ OPEN ACCESS COLLEGE
Tertiary Preparation Program Intensive Pathway 2014.
No OP eligible or worried your OP will not grant you
entrance into University? USQ offers a Third semester,
24th November 2014 – 13th February 2015, which
includes two intensive workshops during this period.
Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich.
Go to usq.edu.au/tppintensive for more information and
application form.
Year 12 STUDENTS
Direct Entry into UQ’s Bachelor of
Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Information
Technology (IT).
There are 25 Direct Entry places available under the
Aerospace Gateway Schools scheme of which Mueller
is one of these schools. Students are required to have
achieved five HA’s out of their six senior subjects to
apply. This program is open to students who wish to
study a diverse range of Engineering subjects other
than Aerospace at UQ.
HAIRDRESSING
2015 Hairdressing Program Certificate II applications
are now available
See Mrs Cole in D15
VOC ED
THE DON PERRIN ENVIRONMENTAL BURSARY
SUPPORTING LOCALS STUDYING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Applications for the Don Perrin Environmental Bursary 2015 are now open!
Don Perrin is an icon of the Moreton Bay Region and instrumental in establishing the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens.
This bursary has been established to honour his contribution to our community.
ABOUT THE BURSARY
The Moreton Bay Regional Council offers the Don Perrin Environmental Bursary of $2,000 to assist a resident in our
region with their tertiary educational expenses. The bursary is offered to a different graduating student each year to
be put towards the cost of study for the first year. For further information please read the flyer in the following link
www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/uploadedFiles/moretonbay/living/grants/Don-Perrin--Bursary.pdf
Contact Moreton Bay Regional Council on (07) 3205 0555 if you have any questions
WHITE RIBBON DAY EVENT
YR 11 DRAMA
YEAR 9 DRAMA PROJECT
OTHER NEWS
HOLIDAY TENNIS CLINIC
VACATION CARE
MUELLER COLLEGE OSHC
Programs for the Christmas Vacation Care are now
available and can be collected from the School Office,
the OSHC room A1 and the Early Learning Centre.
Vacation Care will operate from Monday 1 December
2014 to Friday 23 January 2015.
Vacation Care will be closed and unavailable from
Christmas day, 25 December 2014 until we reopen on
Monday 12 January 2015.
Bookings need to be made at the Early Learning Centre
by 27 November to ensure a place is secured. New
Mueller College Prep students are welcome to
commence Vacation Care from 12 January.
OSHC OPEN NIGHT
FREE Sausage Sizzle for ALL!
Date:
Time:
Location:
14 November 2014
Open from 5.00pm
(Information chat at 5.30pm)
OSHC Rooms (Next to the Tuckshop)
Come and see what your children have been doing at
the service. New families are most welcome to come
and see how the service operates.
Please RSVP on forms available in A1 or the Early
Learning Centre by Friday 7 November.
MUELLER COMMUNITY CHURCH
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