Document 436814

Term 4 Number 6 14th November 2014
Waverley
From the Principal
This week Sr Louise Hume, Caitlin Madiera, Mikaela Farrugia
and I represented the College at the Liturgical Reception and
Solemn Mass of Installation of The Most Reverend Anthony
Fisher OP as Ninth Archbishop of Sydney. It was a very formal
and magnificent occasion in every respect.
The Principal’s Advisory Group met this week. The Advisory
group is also the College Finance Committee. At the meeting
we looked at the initial draft of the Budget for 2015 and the
proposed fee structure for 2015. At the meeting, the fees for
2015 were approved. The Catholic Education Office determines
the tuition fee and there has been an increase in these for 2015.
There will be no increase to other fees and charges. A letter
outlining this information will be sent to all families in the next
two weeks.
One of the recommendations from the cyclic review that is
forming part of the Strategic Plan is to undertake Master
Planning of the College Site. Ms Libby Denny, Principal of
St Patrick’s Sutherland and formerly Principal of OLSH at
Kensington spoke to the Advisory Group about the planning
and recent building project at OLSH. Her insights will help us
as we undertake the first steps in the process next year. I will be
reporting further on this at the Parents’ Association Meeting on
Tuesday 18th November.
Students in Years 7 to 10 have been doing their yearly
examinations this week. The results of these examinations form
part of the students’ final assessment and grade. However they
also provide training for the formal HSC Examinations.
Next Friday we are celebrating the 141st Anniversary of the
Poor Clare Sisters arrival in Waverley. Our celebrations include
Mass at Mary Immaculate at 11.00am. All families are warmly
invited to attend. After Mass, students will return to school for
a barbecue lunch. Following lunch, there will be homeroom and
students will be dismissed between 1.30 and 2.00pm.
Marie Therese Hirschhorn
Principal
Archbishop at installation (Photo: Catholic News 14 November 2014)
ENROLMENT FOR 2015
Limited places available for enrolment in 2015
Bookings: [email protected]
41-51 Carrington Rd Waverley 2024 Ph 83057100 InfoLine 8305 7128
www.stclares.nsw.edu.au
Email [email protected]
Important Dates
November
Tues
18
Fri
21
December
Fri
5
Fri
12
Parents’ Association Meeting
Poor Clare Day
Parents’ Association Dinner
Last Day of Classes
Awards Ceremony
Parents’ Association Annual Dinner
You are invited to join the Parents’ Association for their
annual Christmas Dinner on Friday 5th December at 6pm at
The Charing Cross Hotel. RSVP to Virginia Black [email protected]
bigpond.net.au
Uniform Shop
The Uniform Shop will be
CLOSED
on THURSDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2014
St Clare’s College Community
invites
to
The Poor Clare Day Mass
to be held in the
Mary Immaculate Church
45a Victoria Street, Waverley, NSW 2024
on
Friday 21st November 2014
commencing at
11am
Women’s Course TAFE Ultimo
Refresh your skills and build the confidence to apply for the job
you want...to pursue further study...to make a change!
Certificate II Skills for Work & Training for Women includes
a Work Experience Program, Computing, Communication,
Workplace Writing, Interview Skills and more.
Classes are within school hours for 14 weeks in a friendly,
supportive environment. Childcare may be available on campus.
Close to Central train station. Student discounted parking
nearby.
Course commences: 16th February 2015
Information session:
Wednesday 26th November 2014
at 10:00am
Ultimo TAFE, Room D6.26,
Building D, Level 6, Harris Street
Enquiries: Anna Petrou OR Sylvia Nichols
Phone:
9217 3724 OR 9217 3718
Email:
[email protected]
[email protected]
St Clare’s Primary School Mentor Program
On Thursday afternoons at 12:50pm, eight St Clare’s girls and
six Marcellin boys referee for the Catholic Education Office
Primary Schools Touch Football Program at Centennial Park.
The St Clare’s College girls include: Karrie Doyle, Ariel
Booth, Lucy Hopkins, Tess Terrerio, Tully Zimmerman,
Emily Nicholson, Madeline Black and Yolande Miller.
This initiative has been developed by the Catholic Education
Office to provide more physical activity for our Year 4, 5 and
6 students in Primary Schools. The primary school involved
include:
• Galilee
• St Margaret Mary’s
• St Brigid’s
• OLSH
• St Anthonys
• Holy Cross
This program is a great mentoring program for our Year 9 and
10 students and local Catholic Primary Schools in the Eastern
Suburbs. This program teaches our students responsibility,
leadership development, physical activity, role modeling, and
interschool dialogue and connections.
As a College we are proud of these girls serving our regional
school community program. These students are currently
undertaking an elective subject at the College called Physical
Activity and Sport Studies which helps foster these skills and
enable them to participate and run events like this one.
As a College we look forward to many more inter-school
opportunities and to rewarding these students with a College
Service Badge later in the year.
Ashleigh Barker, Head of Co-Curricular Sport
Sharing Technology News
Dear Parents,
This week I’d like to draw your attention to a recent high alert
I received from the Government’s Stay Smart Online Safety
Alert System about a scam email that is currently circulating.
Be aware and don’t open attachments or links from unknown
sources. This spam is an extremely dangerous one and can
attempt to access banking information through malware or
ransomware. If you think you may have already opened one of
the emails or files take your computer to a professional to have
it assessed.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for weekly
topics please contact me at [email protected]
au
Anna-Louise Jones, Manager of Information Services
Scam emails distributing malicious MS
Office documents: Alert Priority High
A scam email campaign is currently circulating that
features attached Microsoft Office documents with
malicious macros.
Opening the attachment and enabling the macro
could lead to ransomware or other banking malware
being downloaded and launched on your computer.
A macro is a small program or set of instructions
which your computer can automatically execute.
Macros are a built in feature of Microsoft Office, used
to help automate simple or repetitive tasks. They
have also been used by scammers for many years.
They are disabled by default in Microsoft Office as a
security precaution.
The circulating scam emails vary widely, current
examples refer to financial themes such as
outstanding invoices, bills or credit card charges from
organisations such as Amazon or PayPal, but most are
from lesser known organisation. The email asks you
to refer to an attached document for more detail.
For the malicious macro to run, you need to open the
document and enable the macro. Enabling unknown
macros to run on your computer is extremely
dangerous as you do not know what actions it will
perform. The wording of the attached document
seeks to trick you into enabling the macro. Examples
vary; some may notify you that you have an outdated
version of Word, others more simply state you need
to enable macros to view the content.
Do not click Enable Content or enable macros
An example of the Word document. Do not
enable the macro.
Year 9 Camp
Other Office documents such as Excel or PowerPoint
may also be used.
Be suspicious of any messages you receive from
unknown or untrusted sources. Do not click on links or
attachments in a message unless you are completely
confident about its content. You can always contact the
original website or source yourself—independently of
links in the message—to cross check its information.
If you are suspicious, simply delete the message.
This article has been obtained from http://www.
staysmartonline.gov.au/alert_service on 13/11/14
Newsletter Attachments
Please find attached to this newsletter to following information:
1. Years 7, 8 and 11 Textbook Lists (Years 9 and 10 will be
published soon.)
Hospitality Success!
Co-Curricular Sport
Co-Curricular Sport at the College has greatly improved
throughout the term. We have a high standard of coaching which
is putting a lot of our teams at the top of the competition ladders.
Girls are demonstrating a high skill level and dedication to the
games and training.
This Term we are running the following sports;
• Tuesday Touch Football
• Friday Basketball
• Friday Indoor Soccer
• and Saturday Waterpolo
Thank you to all those who have purchased their correct
Co-Curricular uniforms. For some of the sports we will be
approaching semi-finals and final games within the next two
weeks. Term 1 2015 sports will be organised in Week 9 of this
Term so please check website and newsletter for updates.
Ashleigh Barker, Head of Co-Curricular Sport