No. 19 From the Principal 5 November 2014 well as the legacy and work of the Christian Brothers who began this school 143 years ago. There is a donation for the ERFA Parent Support Scheme included on your Annual Fee Statement. There are many calls on us to support projects that make a Our Year 12 students are well into the VCE examination difference in the lives of people who don’t have the advantage period and examination timetables for other year levels are and opportunity we have and give to our children. The work of being advised to students. Students at all year levels will be ERFA, because of its close association to our own identity as a involved in various activities in the week commencing Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition, is very worthy of Monday 24 November: Leadership Retreat for Year 11 our commitment. While there is an opportunity to opt out of students at Phillip Island; Work Experience for Year 10 making this contribution, I strongly recommend it to you as a students; Yarangabee Otways Experience for Year 9 very practical and effective way of helping to address some of students; Activities Week for Year 8 students; and some the poverty and inequality in our world. special programs for Year 7 students. Dr Denis J Moore cfc This week we are nearing completion of the timetable for Principal 2015 and over the next two weeks students will receive their individual timetables in readiness for the “Head Start” Program on Thursday 27 November when students will commence their 2015 studies. Congratulations to the senior students who exhibited works or who were awarded prizes at the VCE Arts and Technology Exhibition last week in the Hickey Foyer. Quality works from the Arts, Technology and Media Departments were presented and thanks to the staff who provide these opportunities for professional display of student work. Accompanying the account for tuition fees for 2015 is a brochure about the work of the Edmund Rice Foundation Australia (ERFA). You will see from the opening statement that ERFA shares the heritage and purpose of Edmund Rice Education Australia, of which Parade College is a part, as Year 10 Bricklaying Students L-R Joseph Rokose T10, Dylan Moulton L10, Samuel DiPalma T10, Mr Derek Rylah, Matthew Parente T10, Nickolas Kalifatidis L10, From the Assistant Principal - Staff Welfare and Development Allen Kha (H04): “I was shocked about the statistics and it upset me that so much violence is going on in this world.” Justin Meyzis (B05): “It is important to be respectful and mindful of others.” Catholic Identity and Respectful Relationships Over the past three years, Year 10 students and staff at Parade College have been involved in a project promoting respectful relationships. The College is committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills to build healthy relationships. Our community is committed to ensuring our young men understand the pertinent issues surrounding domestic violence and take an active role in promoting healthy and respectful relationships. The project was the initiative of the Good Samaritan Inn, a crisis service for women and children experiencing family violence. Dr Christine Dew and Sr Michelle Reid from the Good Samaritan Inn Pictured L-R: Mr John Nicholls, Matthew Parente (T10), Joseph Rokose (T10), Dylan Moulton (T10), Nicholas Putnam (L10), Lance Nilsson and Joe Herran at the schools’ have worked closely Showcase at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre with staff in achieving the project’s goals, and have been This type of activity gives expression to our Catholic steadfast in their Identity and our commitment to the EREA Touchstones, in support. A range of particular to ‘Inclusive Community’ - Our community is strategies have been accepting and welcoming , fostering right relationships used to and committed to the common good. increase the Dr Moore signing Parade College onto the ‘Building learning A Respectful Community’ strategy being promoted opportunities by ‘Women’s Health in the North’. for our students. Paul Zappa, Director of NIRODAH, has been a key presenter along with the involvement of committed staff and members of the Old Paradians’ Association. Paul, a former student of the College, has been instrumental in raising awareness with students about issues and teaching them strategies to promote respectful relationships. Recently, students and staff from the three schools involved (Parade College, Santa Maria College and St Monica’s College) reported on what they had learned about “respectful relationships” and how these learnings will continue to be embedded into the College’s culture and curriculum. Austin Ciardulli (B08): “The program shed light on a topic not normally spoken about.” Sammy Scarmozzino (T08): “I learned the importance of respecting everyone.” Community Mass - All Welcome! Friday 7 November 8.10am Bundoora Chapel - Father Steven Rigo with H14 (Mr Lucas Drew) and H05 (Mr Oscar Kenda) Friday 14 November 8.10am Bundoora Chapel - Father Anthony Girolami with B14 (Mrs Terri Crisafi) and B05 (Ms Monique Carter) Preston Penola Theatre - Father Michael Knight with B21 (Ms Ashlee-Maree Mein) Ms Cate Livingston Assistant Principal - Staff Welfare and Development From the Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning It gives me great pleasure to introduce the 2014 Leadership and Subject Award recipients. 2014 Leadership Awards Maths: Further Mathematics Eugene Pring Maths: Specialist Mathematics Jeween Tissaarachchi Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) Anthony Muleta Music Performance Liam McNicholl Media Daniel Liuzzi Outdoor and Environmental Studies Jordan Ryan Physical Education Eugene Pring Physics Phi Nguyen Psychology David Griffiths Religion and Society Vishrut Bhavsar The Br Treacy Cup Eugene Pring Studio Arts Robert Ghitoaica The G.D. Malouf Cup Dino Young Theatre Studies Daniel Allaoui The Alban Pisani Trophy Sherwin Fernando Visual Communication and Design Jacob Cesaro The Br J.L. Kelty Cup Brett Money The Anthony Clarkson Shield Joshua Iacobaccio Cert ll in Building and Construction Old Collegians’ Award Austin Murdoch (Bricklaying) Pre-Apprenticeship Adam Di Blasi The Principal’s Award Daniel Allaoui Cert lll in Technical Production Stefan Turchiarelli The Edmund Rice Shield Stefan Turchiarelli The Waterford Shield Sam Edward Cert ll in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Pre-Apprenticeship Scott Weston Cert ll in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship) Anthony Perri Cert ll in Furniture Making Robert Pezzimenti Cert lll in Sport and Recreation Eugene Pring Cert ll in Hospitality-Kitchen Operations Damian Eletva 2014 Subject Awards Cert lll in Business Benito Capasso Accounting Harry Chen VCAL Literacy Alex Voce Biology Scott Williams VCAL Numeracy Robert Pezzimenti Business Management Andrew Curatore VCAL Work Related Skills Robert Pezzimenti Chemistry Long Nguyen VCAL Personal Development Skills Tarek Rabah Economics Daniel Liuzzi English Daniel Liuzzi Mr Robert Inglis Food and Technology Liam Price Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning Geography Scott Williams Health and Human Development Lucas Virathone History: Revolutions Anthony Carrubba It Applications Alex Smith Literature Anthony Carrubba Languages: French Aidan Lambert Languages: Italian Julian Romano Languages: Japanese Second Language James Kuang Legal Studies Daniel Liuzzi "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the time you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." (John Wesley) 2014 Premiers’ Reading Challenge Lynch: Nishkarsh Bharadwaj Year 8 L14 Carl Perera Year 7 L15 Treacy: Thomas Rotundo Year 7 T11 Glory Zheng Year 7 T17 This has been another successful year for participation in the PRC with over 5500 books read and a total of 135 PRC badges for the highest readers in each Year students completing the challenge. These students not level go to: only improved their own literacy by reading at least 15 books, but they also showed considerable House spirit, Year 10: Jaxon Booker L08 each earning house points for the Ambrose Treacy Cup. Year 9: Luke Franze T18 Congratulations to all students who participated in the Year 8: Rohan Fazal T11 Yaseer Rahman L20 Challenge. B11 and T11 were the Tutor Groups with the most Medal Winners: As well as receiving badges for the students to complete the Challenge. highest reader in a Year level, the following students have won medals for reading 100 books or more: Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge Reader badges supplied by the PRC were awarded to: Year 7: Nisal Kalansuriya L17 Chavishka Silva L15 Alexander Bullock Year 7 B19 Julian Citino Year 7 T11 Nicholas Comi Year 7 B14 Konstandinos Georgiou Year 7 B12 The Reading Trophy for 2014, along with a medal for Hasitha Herath Mudiyanselage Year 7 B16 reading more than 100 books and a Year level badge Het Patel Year 7 H13 goes to: Liam Smith Year 7 H20 Antares Koskos Year 8 H21 Damian Nguyen Year 8 H17 Ryan Murdoch Year 9 H16 Christopher Jones Year 10 H06 Simon Nissan Year 10 T05 Year 10: Thomas Senese-Jones H04 2014 Winner: Srisai Suraj Hari Year 9 H14 Badges for the highest readers in each House go to: Bodkin: Stephen Black Year 7 B21 Daniel Hallett Year 7 B17 Hughes: Enoch Appathurai Year 7 H11 Mrs Fernando-Swart Pinidu Chandrasekera Year 7 H15 Learning Area Leader Library Services Pathways Education “I truly enjoyed learning more about how to deal with job interviews successfully. I did get a bit nervous throughout the interview and stumbled a bit with my answers but the interviewer helped me out and calmed me down and I would like to thank her for that. Real Job Interview Every year for the last six years the Year 11 VCAL boys have been a part of a program called ‘Real Industry Job Interviews’. This program is run by the Inner Northern Local Learning and Employment Group which organises this activity every year. We start the boys off with a series of mock jobs ads and each student then writes a letter of application as if he was trying to apply for that job. He also includes a copy of his latest resume with the letter. These are then given to an employer who regularly interviews people for jobs and he/ she make comments about how each student could improve his work. Then we have a day, this year Thursday 14 October where the boys dress for their interview and then the person who I appreciated the feedback because I know this will help me in the future.” Albert Maatouk Year 11 B10 “I learned a lot about how I should dress for an interview and also about selling myself more. I also learned a lot about resumes and how to improve mine.” Georgio Poumpoulidis Year 11 T10 “I enjoyed my time during the interview and appreciated the feedback I was given. I learned that during an interview I need to put more detail in my answers and give examples as well. I also learned that I should change my resume for different jobs because different jobs are looking for different things.” Jeremy Marson Year 11 T10 has read their letter and resume will actually interview them. This person will then give feedback on how the student may improve his interview techniques. We have found this to be a very important part of the boy’s transition to work. Below are some thoughts the boys had about their experience: “It was a great day, I was so nervous but after the first few minutes I was fine. I learned that an important part of being interviewed is to do some research and learn about the company you are applying for.” Adam Webber Year 11 L10 “I would like to thank Michele who interviewed me. I thought the experience was going to be boring but it was really fun and I really enjoyed hearing the feedback that was given about both my interview and my written work.” Peter Nikolouids Year 11 B10 “I appreciated what I was told about how to conduct myself in an interview and I think I learned a lot.” Joshua Novelli Year B10 RACV Finals Congratulations to the finalists in this year’s RACV Transmission Road Safety Ad Competition. Out of the five groups from Parade College two groups were successful in becoming finalists. Unfortunately, we were not able to win the competition. Rebekah Smith, RACV Education Program Coordinator and contest judge spoke to me after the boys presentation and said “Picking this year’s winner was a very tough decision and the boys from Parade did a fantastic job with their final presentations.” Again congratulations to the finalists and special thanks to the boys who presented on the day, Dale Marshall Year 11 (H10) and Andrew Tasevski Year 11 (B10) as well as Justin Garganis Year 11 (B10) and Sam Dell’Albani Year 11 (L10). From The Music Department Year 12 Farewell Lunch Our annual Year 12 Farewell Luncheon was held for the VCAL boys on Thursday 16 October at the Preston Campus. Every year Mr Nicholls organises the event. This year, as is the custom, the boys had a chicken lunch and then Mr Nicholls handed out certificates to all the boys. The certificates identify aspects of the student’s career at Parade College in a humorous way. At the end Instrumental Music 2015 of the luncheon the boys were given their Year 12 Any student wanting to enrol (or re-enrol) in the jumpers. Instrumental Music Program in 2015 are urged to complete the application form now available from the All of the staff at the Preston Campus would like to wish all Music Office (W40). the best to all our Year 12 students in the future. All students currently learning an instrument in Semester Congratulations to our Preston Prefects Two will have an application form sent home in the mail. Congratulations to Anton Buissink T10 and Jeremy Places for popular instruments like guitar and drum-kit Marson T10 who have both been selected to be the will fill quickly. Fee charges remain unchanged for 2015. Prefects for the Preston Campus for 2015. Jeremy has also been named Sports Captain for the Preston Campus. Good luck to you both for next year. Music Department Christmas Concert – Wednesday 3 December Save the date for the 2014 Parade College ‘Carols Mr Joe Herran Under the Cross’, 7.30pm in the Rivergum Theatre. Year 10 VCAL Convenor All music students will be performing music to bring in the Advent season. ACC Music Concert ‘ACCent on Music’ High resolution photos from the ‘ACCent on Music’ Concert are available to download from the ACC website at the following address: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3mbk0stpmgox09e/ AADy2hdiPMLCOoDYRJ9J-99ya?dl=0 You can still order a professionally produced DVD of the night for $20 at: http://www.accmelb.com.au/index.php/acc-information/ aom/dvdorder Mr Martin Macaulay Director of Music From The Old Paradians From Melbourne to London, Michael Upholds the Traditions A fortnight ago, at the Old Paradians’ Association’s Centenary Dinner in Melbourne, Michael Pratt GC (far left) met the OPA’s only other living Inductee to the Hall of Fame, Capt. Prof. Kevin Rickard AM for the first time. Members of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association (Michael amongst them) featured in the photograph with His Royal Highness at St. James’ Palace. Michael Pratt GC back row first left. Picture: Getty Images London Calling! OPs’ First Global Chapter Convenes The Prospect of Whitby Public House, an old time pub whose origins can be sourced to the Elizabethan era, recently served as the backdrop for an historic inaugural gathering of members of the OPA’s London chapter. That happened on Level 17 of the RACV City Club in Bourke Street – half a world away from St. James’ Palace A healthy quota of ex-pat Aussies in the Old Dart, all in London where on Monday last Michael gathered with bound by precious links with the old school, convened at fellow recipients of the George Cross (the highest civilian the Prospect. They were called to order by Peter gallantry award), together with recipients of the Victoria Wilson, a final year student of 1978, to talk shop at The Cross, for an afternoon tea reception in the presence of Prospect. The Prince of Wales. Michael’s awarding of the GC was approved by the Queen in July 1978 for the courage he displayed two years previous. On the morning of June 4, 1976 the then Senior Constable Pratt intervened in a robbery of an ANZ Bank branch in Clifton Hill, and was shot in the back when he tried to stop the robbery. On hand were the following Old Paradians, pictured here from left to right - Martin Coyle (1990), Damian This formal photograph of the Prince with current members Wilson (College Captain 1982), Christopher Ecclestone of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association was (1978), Brayden Geary (College Captain 2004), taken following the reception hosted by His Royal Jonathan Cicutto (2004) Brendan O’Leary (1980), Craig Highness. St. James’ is the senior Palace of the Sandford (1985) and Mr Wilson, with Mick Reid (1981) Sovereign, with a long history as a Royal residence. As the working the camera for this historic gathering. home of several members of the Royal Family and their household offices it is often in use for official functions, but To read more, go to www.oldparadians.com.au is not open to the public. Mr Tony De Bolfo Australia’s surviving Victoria Cross winners – Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith, Corporal Daniel Keighran, Corporal Mark Donaldson and Mr. Keith Payne – were also in attendance. Old Paradians’ Association CEO VCE Unit 1 Texts and Traditions Excursion: the National Gallery of Victoria On 23rd October, the Year 10 Unit 1 Texts and Traditions students were fortunate enough to visit the National Gallery of Victoria at St Kilda. It was an exciting and educational 2014 Literacy Week Limerick Competition Winners After a competition held during Literacy Week, a short list of limericks was created. Congratulations to the winners, as voted on by staff and students. experience. At the school entrance to the gallery we met with our tour guide, Dave. He was very helpful and filled all of us with great knowledge and understanding. We were to learn more about how Jesus and other biblical figures are conveyed in artwork. Dave guided us to various sculptures and paintings that conveyed important biblical messages, explaining the artists’ visual interpretation. It was amazing being surrounded by pieces of artwork worth millions of dollars. It was very interesting to also hear that individually, some artworks were worth nine figures and their frames were worth as much as a house. All of paintings were greatly detailed and delicately made. A significant painting that caught my attention conveyed an important segment of the bible where Moses liberated the Israelites. The painting also incorporated the political views and tensions of the time. It was a mesmerising experience seeing the beautiful constructed artworks as well as deepening our knowledge with our tradition’s past. Jose Gregorio, Year 10, L08 Year 7 Winner - Joshua Pepi B17 Sport The World Cup happened in twenty fourteen 64 nations came to be seen Brazil should've won And they lost 7 - 1 And the Brazilians threw their scarves in the bin! Year 8 Winner - Alan Nguyen L14 School Too bad I was sick When we made a limerick Now I'm rushing to class Holding my late pass Busting out rhymes real quick Year 9 Winner - Conor Howard L18 People There was once a woman called Rose Who had an extremely large nose When bad weather came People ran from the rain And hid under it, so it goes Mrs Fernando-Swart Learning Area Leader Library Services Calendar 21 November * Presentation of Mary 6 November * ACC Yr 7/8 Sport * Yrs 8-11 Exams 7 November * Yr 11 Assembly * VCE Exams Conclude * Yr 10 Assembly * 2004 Reunion Hickey Foyer * Saturday Detention 22 November * Saturday Detention ACC Yr 7/8 Debating and Public Speaking 23 November * Christ the King Competition 24 November * Year 7 Regular Classes This Week 8 November 10 November * * 11 November * Board Meeting * Activities Week Commences Yrs 8-11 Remembrance Day * Finance Meeting * ACC Yr 9 Sport 25 November * Activities Week Yrs 8-11 * ACC Yr 10 Semis * Board Executive Meeting * Homework Club 3.15-4.30pm * Yr 7 Retreat Day at Preston * Bundoora Twilight Evening 5.30-7.30pm * Homework Club 3.15-4.30pm 12 November * OPA Luncheon * Homework Club 3.15-4.30pm * Yr 9 Outdoor Ed Program Parent Information * 13 November * * 14 November * 26 November * * 27 November * Activities Week Yrs 8-11 Homework Club 3.15-4.30pm 2015 Yr 12 Head Start Commences Evening * Activities Week Yrs 8-11 Fathers’ Committee AGM 8pm * 2015 Annual Leadership Launch @ OPA Business Breakfast ACC Yr 7/8 Sport St Bernards, Essendon 28 November * Yr 11 Exams * 2015 Yr 12 Head Start Activities Week Yrs 8-11 * Yr 10 Activities Week Assembly P4 * Yr 7 2015 AP Challenge Day Coming Soon….. Year 7 Regular Classes This Week 30 November * First Sunday of Advent * Exams Commence Yrs 8–11 1 December * 2015 Yrs 8-11 Head Start Commences * Old Paradians’ Executive Meeting 2 December * VCE Commitment and Enrolment Evening Yrs 8-11 Exams 3 December * Carols under the Cross, Rivergum Theatre * ACC Yr 9/10 Finals 4 December * Christmas Party for the Elderly * Preston Twilight Evening 5.30-7.30pm 5 December * Term 4 Ends * Homework Club 3.15-4.30pm * Ladies’ Aux Meeting 8pm 17 November * 18 November * 19 November * * 20 November * Yrs 8-11 Exams VICTORIAN SCHOOL TERM DATES 2015 Homework Club 3.15-4.30pm TERM 1 28 January 27 March Universal Childrens Day TERM 2 13 April 26 June TERM 3 13 July 18 September TERM 4 5 October 18 December * Yrs 8-11 Exams * ACC Yr 7/8 Finals * OPA Business Breakfast * Year 12 Graduation Formal Ladies’ Auxiliary Fathers’ Committee Parade Fathers’ Committee Enhancing father son relationships Parade Ladies’ Auxiliary Next Meeting and AGM Meeting Wednesday 12 November 8pm Boardroom Come and join us Bundoora Campus (please note change of date) Tuesday 18 November at 8.00pm Boardroom Bundoora Campus APP At the beginning of next year, an APP will be launched which will provide parents and families with the opportunity to connect with the College in a new and exciting way. The Ladies’ Auxiliary wishes to acknowledge and thank all the Art Show 2014 helpers at two of Parade College’s biggest events on the Any fathers/carers who would like to help out with the calendar. In particular we thank all our previous Year 12 College’s 40th Annual Art Show from Friday 13 February - mums who assisted at Valete and our new Year 7 mums who Sunday 15 February, please contact helped at our Year 7 2015 Orientation Evening. Also, thanks [email protected] to those who helped at our recent VCE Arts and Technology Exhibition. Without the assistance of so many people these We particularly need assistance on the evening of Friday 13 nights would not run as smoothly. February (6.30pm—9.30pm) and Sunday 15 February (4pm - Please refer to Year 12 Book Sale in this Newsletter. 6pm). Jeff Warke President PFC 0409 174 208 [email protected] Become an Active Member of the Fathers’ Committee to support the Parade community President Veronica Spiteri Secretary Christine Liuzzi [email protected] Parade College Ladies’ Auxiliary PARADE COLLEGE LADIES’ AUXILIARY 2ND HAND BOOK SALE Please mark your calendars, as these will be the only dates available to submit and purchase any second hand books. BOOK SALE DATES FOR 2014 SUBMISSION DAY - FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2014 10.00am to 5.00 pm – Yarangabee Centre, Bundoora Campus - Year 12 Books only Current Year 11 students can submit their Year 12 books throughout the day at the Yarangabee Centre. Current Year 12 students can submit their books at either Bundoora or Preston reception in the weeks leading up to 4pm Thursday 20 November 2014. If submitting on Friday 21 November please take them to the Yarangabee Centre at the Bundoora Campus where they will be accepted from 10.00am to 5.00pm SALE DAY - SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2014 10.00am to 1.00pm – Yarangabee Centre, Bundoora Campus - Year 12 Books only Please note the sale will only be held at Bundoora Campus Text Books are required for the start of the Head Start program, which commences on Thursday 27 November 2014 This is The Parade College Ladies’ Auxiliary Major Fundraiser each year so please support the 2nd hand book sale, make us your first option of choice. What we raise supports all our boys at Parade. Enquires can be directed to Jackie Brennan at [email protected] or on 0419 36 46 35 Conditions of sale: Books that are not sold at the Parade College Ladies’ Auxiliary 2 nd Hand Book Sale are to be collected from reception at Bundoora Campus by 4:00 p.m. Friday 5 December 2014. It is your responsibility to collect your unsold books. Any books not collected will be considered a donation to the Parade College Ladies’ Auxiliary in the spirit of Edmund Rice. All parents will be notified by phone if books are unsold at the completion of the book sale. Please be aware that messages will be left on answering machines, voice mail and with family members, on the contact number provided. 25% of sales is collected as fundraising. Please note there is no exchange or refund on any 2 nd hand books. Bring in all your books that you wish to sell and we will tell you what you can sell and what you cannot. All monies collected from the sale of 2 nd hand books, will be credited against your College account unless you are a Year 12 student or leaving the College; in which case a cheque will be forwarded to you via the College. Please also note that all book sale organisers and helpers are volunteers at the College. UNIFORM ENQUIRIES Academy Uniforms is the official uniform supplier for the College and is located in the College's main Administration Building at both the Bundoora and Preston campuses. During the term the shop is open from 2.30pm to 4.00pm on Tuesdays and 8.00am to 9.00am on Fridays at Bundoora and from 10.30am to 11.00am on Tuesdays at Preston. Academy Uniforms are located at 238 Wolseley Place, Thomastown - Ph: 9460 8011 Fx: 9460 8033 Trading hours are: 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 12 Noon Saturday. SECOND HAND UNIFORM ENQUIRIES Parents/Students wishing to sell items Parents may be able to sell their second hand items directly to Academy Uniforms. Items will not be accepted at Reception. All items for possible sale must be dry cleaned and still in the drycleaners plastic sheath with each item having the drycleaners ticket stub pinned to the collar or tag. Items are to be delivered to the Uniform Shop at either Preston or Bundoora during the shops trading hours. Items left outside the shop door will not be accepted. The staff at the Uniform Shop are not obliged to purchase any items and have right of refusal. Parents/Students wishing to buy items Anyone wanting to know about the availability of secondhand uniform pieces should enquire via Academy Uniforms shop at either campus during the above trading hours.
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