AVILA NEWS FROM THE PRINCIPAL Edition 16/2014: 11 Nov 2014

Edition 16/2014: 11 Nov 2014
AVILA NEWS
Avila College acknowledges the Wurundjeri people, the traditional custodians of the land on which the College is built.
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Dear members of the Avila community,
On Friday 31 October the staff gathered in the staff
room for a very memorable gourmet lunch that was
hosted by the Avila College Parents and Friends
Association. This was the first time that such a lunch,
organized and prepared by the PFA, was held in
acknowledgement of World Teachers’ Day. I would
like to particularly thank Helene Diamantopoulos
who was the champion for this event –co-ordinated
with grace and flair. On behalf of all the Avila College staff I would like to thank
all the parents who contributed in some way to making this event such a
memorable and positive step in bringing the parent and staff community closer
together. This building of community ultimately benefits your daughters in so
many ways.
Last Thursday we gathered as a College community to commission our new
College Student Leaders for 2015. It was an opportunity to acknowledge and
congratulate them on their appointment to these significant leadership positions
at the College. It was made even more memorable for them with many of their
parents attending the assembly then joining with staff and students for a shared
morning tea afterwards. At this assembly we also acknowledged a large
number of students who had received various awards and bursaries for their
outstanding efforts in various state and national competitions throughout the
year. Some of these competitions included;
•
Language Perfect World Championships
•
National Computer Science School (NCSS) Challenge
•
Science Talent Quest
•
National Mathematics Competition.
Compliments are extended to all students from Years 7-10 involved in the Year
10 Drama Festival held this year over three performances and in a new venue –
the small lecture theatre. The theme this year was On the Road and it was up to
each group how they translated this concept. The five plays were most capably
directed by students from the Year 10 Drama class, under the guidance of their
Drama teacher, Darcie Kane-Priestley. Congratulations to all Vadi nominees
and especially to Lauren Gabriele who was this year’s Vadi award winner.
Community news:
I am pleased to announce the following appointments for 2015:
Year Level Co-ordinators:
Year 12 – Mrs Anna Marvelli
Year 11 – Mrs Anne Stephens
PRAYER
God of love and liberty,
We bring our thanks today for the peace and
security we enjoy,
We remember those who in time of war
faithfully serve their country.
We pray for their families,
and for ourselves whose freedom was won
at such a cost.
Make us a people zealous for peace,
and hasten that day when nation shall not lift
up sword against nation neither learn war
any more.
This we pray in the name of the one who
gave his life for the sake of the world: Jesus
Christ, our Redeemer.
Amen.
CALENDAR DATES
Week B
Wed 12 Nov
VCE EXAMINATIONS
SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP
OPEN 1-4pm
Thu 13 Nov
Congratulations are also extended to staff member Madelaine Scott-Jones who
was recently acknowledged at a dinner held at the Catholic Leadership Centre
following her successful completion of her first year in the Emerging Leaders
Program run by the Catholic Education Office in Melbourne. Madelaine along
with other emerging leaders in Catholic primary and secondary schools
undertook five days of training throughout the year designed to equip teachers
with the confidence and skills they need to lead positive change in their schools.
We at Avila feel extremely proud and fortunate to have such a gifted and
passionate educator.
YR 10 & 11 EXAMINATIONS
VCE EXAMINATIONS
TRANSITION EVENING
Week A
Mon 17 Nov
YR 10 & 11 EXAMINATIONS
VCE EXAMINATIONS
Tue 18 Nov
YR 10 & 11 EXAMINATIONS
VCE EXAMINATIONS
Year 10 – Ms Carmela Marino
Year 9 – Ms Janine Bauman (new to Avila College)
Year 8 – Mr Sam Carroll (new to Avila College)
Year 7 – Mrs Catherine Spurritt
YR 10 & 11 EXAMINATIONS
Wed 19 Nov
YR 10 & 11 EXAMINATIONS
VCE EXAMINATIONS
Thu 20 Nov
VOLUNTEERS MORNING TEA
YR 10 & 11 EXAMINATIONS
VCE EXAMINATIONS
Fri 21 Nov
YR 10 & 11 HEADSTART
YR 10 & 11 EXAMINATIONS
VCE EXAMINATIONS
With God’s blessing to all members of our Avila community.
Louise Gunther
Principal
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AVILA NEWS
FROM THE CHAIR
During our final reporting meeting for the year, the Avila College Board shared in the joyful and youthful reflection of four
Year 10 Avila students reporting on their experience as College representatives attending the Presentation Schools
Conference in Queensland during September. This was also an opportunity for deepening Avila College Board Members’
connection to the charism of the Presentation Sisters, the College Founders.
As previously reported, the Avila College Board is currently working to build its capacity to govern. Review and
development of key documents is therefore a priority. The review of the College Board Constitution has begun, with a
‘working party’ established for this specific purpose. During 2015, the College Board will be informed regularly as the
‘working party’ closely examines and proposes a refinement of this key Board document. Developing an effective and
purposeful Induction Process for newly appointed Board Members is understood to be another step forward. “In essence,
a thorough, well-considered induction process is an investment to ensure the quality of school governing is evident and
that the school board performs effectively” (Governing Guide, July 2014). A draft document ‘Induction Process for new
Board Members’ is being considered by Board Members.
Providing ongoing formation opportunities for Board Members is also currently a high priority of the Avila College Board.
Director of Faith and Mission, Mr John Rhynehart, prepared an executive brief for the Board on the document from the
Congregation for Catholic Education “Education Today and Tomorrow: A Renewing Passion” (Zenon Cardinal
Grocholewski, Prefect Vatican City, 7 April 2014). Board Members were invited to consider the following discussion
question, “In the light of Church teachings and considering the needs and challenges of contemporary society what
should Catholic schools be like?” Board Members then participated in fruitful discussion within small groups, with the main
ideas raised presented to the entire meeting.
During 2014, Avila College community members have been invited to share in the life of the College in many diverse
ways. As a College Board, we are so grateful to all the Avila Staff (teaching and administrative) for providing these
wonderful opportunities for us to participate as students, parents, and staff and community members. During the last
couple of years the PFA has also worked diligently and with great enthusiasm to create even more opportunities for
gathering as a community. The Avila College Board is grateful for the PFA’s dedication and commitment to ‘building
important community relationships through the events and activities they host.
As we approach Avila College’s Golden Jubilee in 2015, I encourage all community members to listen for and respond
enthusiastically to, invitations to celebrate this wonderful community we belong to.
Sally-Anne Petrie
Chairperson, Avila College Board
PARENTS AND FRIENDS REPORT
World Teachers’ Day Lunch
The PFA hosted a luncheon for the wonderful staff at Avila College on
Friday 31 October, which was World Teachers’ Day.
Helene Diamantopoulos was the coordinator of the event and my thanks go
to her for doing an absolutely wonderful job. Catering lunch for over 100
people is quite a task but Helene and her team of helpers made it look easy.
There was a fantastic range of hot and cold food followed by some delicious
sweet treats. Avila parents were extremely generous, not just with their time,
but with the dishes they provided. It really is great to see so many parents
getting involved. Feedback from the staff was very positive and they
extended their thanks to the PFA and all involved.
As we move towards the end of the year I know all Avila students are in our
thoughts as they sit their final exams, especially the VCE girls, we wish
them the very best and thank their teachers for their kind care and support
throughout the year.
IGA Community Benefits Scheme
Next time you are shopping at IGA/Richies Mount Waverley, be sure to use
your Community Benefits Card. IGA donate a portion of sales back to
community groups which can be significant over time. If you already have a
card make sure you have nominated Avila College as the community group
or if you don’t already have one it only takes a moment to set up, just ask at
the check-out. Thanks for your support.
Loretta Stapleton
PFA President
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LEARNING AND TEACHING NEWS
Exams
Year 9 students undertook their exams in English, Maths and Science on Monday (10 November) and the Years 10 and
11 students commenced their exams today (11 November). Year 12 exams conclude at Avila on Wednesday 19
November.
Year Level Co-ordinators, Curriculum Leaders and teachers have advised students about how to prepare for their exams
and of the specific materials that are permitted in the different subjects’ exams. All students were given details of
examination regulations regarding dictionaries, calculators, electronic devices, mobiles phones, pencil cases and drink
bottles.
See page 12 of the newsletter for Year 10 and 11 Exam Timetable.
HeadStart
All students currently in Years 10 and 11 will undertake the HeadStart program from Friday 21 November to Friday 28
November. Year 9 students undertaking a VCE subject in Semester One should attend the HeadStart lessons for that
subject unless they have a formal assessment occurring in their Year 9 class at the same time. Where such a clash
occurs, the assessment of the Year 9 subject will be the higher priority.
During HeadStart students undertake three lessons in each of their semester one subjects throughout the program.
Homework will be set to assist students to commence the new year with confidence and knowledge regarding the type of
learning that occurs in each subject. In many cases, the homework is designed to prepare students for school assessed
coursework (SAC) tasks that occur very early in the course. Any student who knows that she will be absent from any of
the HeadStart program must see her current year level co-ordinator. Students are advised that absence may put their
VCE studies at a disadvantage. Absentees are required to catch up on the work missed in addition to completing all
holiday homework.
Booklists
Booklists have been issued to all students along with confirmation of their electives for 2015. Booklists need to be
submitted online to Campion by Thursday 4 December. Students currently in Years 9, 10 or 11 who submitted booklists
by 29 October are reminded that Campion will be distributing them from the Dining Room on Tuesday 18 November
between 12.30pm and 4.30pm.
Online Second-Hand Book Sale
The online second-hand booklist can now be accessed from Simon. To list books for sale or to arrange to purchase
second-hand books, students need to use their normal Avila login and password. Please note, that most digital resources
and packs that include a student workbook have not been listed as suitable for re-sale due to licensing restrictions.
Students who make private arrangements to purchase such items do so at the risk of not having access to the full range
of resources that will be required to undertake study in some subjects in 2015.
Madeleine Franken
Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
MATHS NEWS
Catch up Corner
Maths help is offered at Catch Up Corner at lunchtimes for
students in Years 7 to 10 who need extra help or a more
detailed explanation of a more difficult concept.
These sessions are held in Room 66.
Day
Day
Day
Day
Day
1: Mrs R Ryan
2: Mr Tato
3: Mrs Trifilo
4: Mrs Zammicheli
5: Mrs L Hughes
Day
Day
Day
Day
Day
6: Mr Baroudi
7: Miss Scott-Jones
8: Mrs Talj
9: Mrs Smith
10: Ms Gilfedder
Rosie Ryan
Mathematics Curriculum Leader
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YEAR 10 DRAMA FESTIVAL
It’s been a journey of three months of creating, researching and experimenting,
There are 50 very dedicated cast members, 16 hard working directors and there
has been countless moments of laughter, teamwork and innovation... and last week
it all came together in three amazing shows.
We could take the theme, “On The Road,” anywhere. Well, anywhere that fitted into
a suitcase… Such a broad theme required a deeper look into the endless
opportunities and avenues to walk down. We looked at songs, plays, poetry, art
works, novels and movies in a search for inspiration.
Over the course of the preparation time, we learnt how to produce a professional
production. From script writing, holding auditions, planning rehearsals, costume
design, working up in the light box and even looking into promotion of ticket sales
(which sold out for every show!), we looked at it all.
We created five very unique plays. It is a real attestation to my beautiful classmates
who have worked relentlessly to create original ideas and showcase the talents of
not only their cast, but also themselves.
Three months ago we could not possibly have dreamt of what we have achieved.
We all have to acknowledge that the guidance of Miss Kane-Priestley has been
invaluable through this journey. Her knowledge and experience has been something that we could not have done without
and this show is truly a testament to the commitment and hours of work she has dedicated to this; our production.
This process has continued to grow my understanding of the importance of developing our creativity and the impact of
being involved in a subject like Drama. I could not have dreamt of a better group of directors to work with, a teacher more
dedicated and a cast more brilliant. What a road to travel and what an amazing three sell-out shows.
Caitlyn Quinn
Year 10 Drama Captain
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CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHIA ELLIOTT
Sophia Elliott was awarded the prestigious "Swannie Award" from the Debaters Association
of Victoria for being the best debater in the Wesley zone in B Grade. At the award ceremony
it was announced that Sophia had been nominated for the State Champion Award - a great
achievement. Sophia, although not the ultimate winner, is to be congratulated on an
outstanding season of debating.
At the award ceremony she met and heard the author, multicultural consultant and curator,
Tasmeen Chopra, who spoke about educating communities and respecting our diverse and
multicultural peoples in order to bring positive change.
Photo: Sophia Elliott with Tasmeen Chopra
BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY DEBATING
British Parliamentary Debating is the favourite form of debating for those
who have a passion for argument. Modeled on the British Parliamentary
debates, the students hold onto their wigs (pretend ones) as they interject
during their opposition’s speeches - while acting as Prime Minister,
Leader of the Opposition or the House Whip. Across the course of a day
the students argue three topics with only 30 minutes preparation time for
each; and they compete against the best debaters in their age group in
the metropolitan area. Congratulations to the students who competed in
the Junior British Parliamentary Competition last weekend and won some
of the debates. All of the students learnt a great deal about debating
method and manner. Congratulations to Tamara Ryan and Georgia Pitt;
Dion Andrikopoulos and Javira Altmann; and Emma Spencer and Alysha
Wanigaratne.
Christine Valladares
Public Speaking and Debating Co-ordinator
VISITING ARTIST - DOMINIC SOWERSBY
Dominic visited the Year 9 Studio Arts class recently to discuss his art and to share
his experiences working as a professional artist. He has just had an exhibition of his
watercolour drawings depicting mechanical and organic forms (the same topic
explored by our students!).
Dominic was impressed with
the girls’ artwork just as they
were with his. Dominic is a
past student of Salesian
College, Chadstone, and his
three sisters attended Avila.
His visit was certainly
inspiring as seen in the
artwork that has since been
produced and exhibited at
the annual Art Show.
Ann-Maree Wise
Art Teacher
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CHRISTMAS BOXES
Each year a group of 3 staff and 10 Year 10 students travel on an Immersion
experience to the remote Aboriginal community of Santa Teresa. The group
of Avila girls that travel each year are privileged enough to develop strong
relationships of friendship and respect with members of the community during
their time spent there. This year, the 2014 group organised Christmas
presents for the elderly whom they met through their time at the Community
Care Centre. Past student and staff travellers and also the girls that went this
year, all worked together to purchase 27 care packages. Also, students in
Year 11, under the guidance of Ms Jolenta Kirkwood (past staff traveller on
the Santa Teresa Immersion) were inspired to give at this time of year and
have put together gifts for the students in the Prep/1 class. These will be
freighted up to Alice Springs thanks to the support of the whole Avila College community, through fundraising efforts at
the oral report cake stalls held during the year.
YEAR 11
Over the past few weeks, our homeroom has been creating Christmas boxes
to send to young children who are less fortunate than we are here at Avila.
During the Living and Values program we have been discussing the role of
compassion in our lives and we were looking to act on our desire to improve
the lives of others. We formed small groups, pooled our money together and
bought presents to put in the boxes for boys and girls. To begin with, we
were going to send the presents to a third world country but then we realised
there are people in our own backyard who are in need. At Avila we have a
strong relationship with the Santa Teresa community in the Northern Territory
so we decided to send our Christmas
boxes there. I was one of the lucky
students to travel on the Immersion to
Santa Teresa in 2013, and they are the
happiest and most appreciative kids I have ever had the pleasure to spend time
with and I know they would be incredibly happy to receive these gifts. I believe it’s
a good thing to actually know where our gifts are being sent and this way we were
able to make it more personalised. It feels very rewarding to be able to do
something good for someone else over the Christmas period. This way we are able
to make someone else’s day a little brighter even though the gesture may be small.
Jade Casemore
11 Red
2014 SANTA TERESA GROUP
Even though we came back to Melbourne eight weeks ago our journey to
Santa Teresa has not ended! During our time at Santa Teresa we spent a
lot of time at the Community Care Centre. There, they have a fantastic
program that involves delivering food to 27 elderly residents in the
community. From our time spent there we learnt from and saw many
incredible people. Women who were dedicating their days to servicing the
community of Santa Teresa. When we returned to Melbourne, we had an
Immersion Reflection day at Avila and one of our actions from this day was
that we wanted to continue our journey and relationships with this Centre,
so we chatted to them and we
all thought it might be nice to
send over Christmas presents
to the elderly people in the community. In these packs there are necessities
such as shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, face washers and
pillowcases. These items were requested by the women who ran the Centre.
To us, this present is so special because we know exactly where they are
going and what impact it will have on the community. We hope that these
presents will further build our relationship with such an incredible community.
Freda Drakopoulos and Cloe Johnston
2014 Santa Teresa Immersion Group
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SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH
In Year 8 Science, all students design a project for the annual Science Talent
Search, run by the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria. This year’s theme
was Food for the Future. Many students designed and carried out experiments to
answer a question on a food related topic. Others made working models or
inventions.
Sixteen students then entered their projects in the Science Talent Search
competition. Of these, seven received Certificates of Merit, three received Minor
Bursaries, and two received Major Bursaries. The two Major Bursary winners also
win the opportunity to enter their projects in the BHP Billiton Science and
Engineering Awards.
Avila congratulates the following students:
Major Bursaries: Anita Mandarino and Niamh Holmes
Minor Bursaries: Jessica Satya Graha, Isabella Marotta and Elena Goss
Certificates of Merit:
Alyss Chapman, Alysha Wanigaratne, Nethmi Garusinghe, Gabrielle Poh, Sharonya
Saravanapavaa, Kalkhi Jeyaprakash, Bianca Timi.
Sophie Clapperton
Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator
AVILA Uniform Shop News!
The Avila Second Hand Uniform Shop is no longer able to accept the following items: tracksuit
jackets, tracksuit pants, polo tops, microfiber maroon shorts, bathers, fleece vests.
The Avila Second Hand Uniform Shop will be open, from 1-4pm on:
12 November, 26 November, 3 December, 10 December, 17 December 2014.
If you need a second hand uniform but cannot come on the dates above, please phone the Avila Office
( 9831 9600 on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings to arrange another time.
Alternatively, you can email [email protected] with any query about a second hand uniform.
CANTEEN ROSTER
Mon 10 Nov
Angela Clarke
Lorraine Dorio
Salvina Senzio
Mon 17 Nov
Angela Elliott
Joey Virgine
Christine Locke
Francis Presta
Tue 11 Nov
Susan Hennessy
Karen Davin
Caroline Murph
Betty Chmielewski
Amelia Meerwald
Tue 18 Nov
Maree Bentivegna
Cathy Jarvis Peace
Narelle Palamara
Teresa Pascuzzi
Christine Lane
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Wed 12 Nov
Maria Dew
Nono Tupou
Sylvia Cooper
Teresa O’Hara
Wed 19 Nov
Louise Carl
Maria Giakoumis
Pierina Marino
Thu 13 Nov
Catherine Bradwell
Louise Maugeri
Thu 20 Nov
Donna Crugnale
Kerry Bickers
Fri 14 Nov
Filamena Olivetti
Andrea Roza
Michelle Sinclair
Fri 21 Nov
Kanella Tsatas
Kathryn Coughlan
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PASTORAL NEWS
!
SAFEMinds Comes to Town!
headspace – the National Youth Mental Health Foundation will
be presenting a session in Knox for parents to learn about
early detection and support for young people through the
SAFEMinds mental health training currently being introduced
for schools and families across Victoria.
Time: 7pm to 9pm
th
Date: Monday 24 November, 2014
Venue: headspace Knox, Westfield Knox Ozone
Shop 3027, 2 Capital City Blvd
509 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South Vic 3152
Parents interested in attending can register via
www.eventbrite.com.au/o/safeminds-7552791023
!
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SPORT NEWS
Milo Super 8’s Junior Cricket
Trainings
-­‐ SCSA DIVING
From Monday October 27, 6.45-7.45am
at Aqualink Box Hill
-­‐ SCSA SWIMMING
From Wednesday October 29, 7-8am at
Just Swimming Syndal
On the very sunny Monday 20 October the junior cricket team took a
very successful trip to Balwyn for the Milo Super 8’s Cricket. As
we took to the ground with minimal knowledge and training we
managed to surprise both the opposition and ourselves. The Year
7 team did us proud only losing one of their games all day and not
without a fight either. The Year 8s went out to play under Mr
Bullock’s one instruction: “have fun”. And fun they had, as they
approached all four games with a smile. They came out
undefeated. Sarah stunned us all with her skillful bowling whilst
Michala, Carla, Stephanie and Olivia added to our run tally with
multiple 4s and 6s. A massive thank you to Mr Bullock and Mr
Whiston who basically taught us how to play cricket from scratch
(it wasn’t easy) and put in so much time and effort, not only on the
day, but leading up the event. Good luck to both teams as we
move onto regionals.
Abbey Goullet
Junior Cricket Team
Milo Super 8s Intermediate Cricket
The two Intermediate cricket teams consisted of girls in Year 9 and 10 who had a range of capabilities. On Wednesday
22 October the Avila teams arrived pumped and ready to battle the other schools at the cricket competition.
Unfortunately, a number of teams pulled out at the last minute, which left the two Avila teams and Minaret College. The
mixed team was up first against Minaret College; there were some explosive sixes and some stylish bowling from our
girls, who came out victorious.
The second game was the Year 9 team against Minaret College. Once again there were several spectacular fours and
sixes, some managed to get into the doubles zone for 12 runs. In the end the Year 9s won by just 12 runs. This meant
that both Avila teams had to face-off in the grand final.
As the Year 9 team came out to bat there were boundaries being smashed all over the field. There was impressive
dancing down the pitch and even more sixes. Next the mixed team came to the crease to bat. The first ball was a
wicket, which was followed by another two wickets, the Year 9 team had scored themselves a team hat trick. The
tension was extremely high in the last over with the mixed team only needing a few runs to win, yet the Year 9 team
managed to hold on and leave the field winners.
On behalf of the Year 9 and Year 10 cricket teams, I would like to thank our wonderful coaches Miss Flynn and Mr
Johnson; without their support and guidance the day wouldn’t have been such a great success.
Cristina Maiolo
2015 Cricket Captain
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PATHWAYS NEWS
Year 12 News
CHANGE OF PREFERENCE (COP)– When you apply for courses through VTAC you are not bound to those
preferences. You can change them as much as you like (without extra charge) from 24 November to 22 December. You
will receive your ATAR on Mon 15 December, so you have a week after that when you can still change your VTAC
preferences. The Careers Hub will be open from the 15 - 17 December for students who may like some assistance with
change of preferences.
Universities and other providers also offer assistance to Year 12s at this time. What help is on offer?
• Australian Catholic University – Hotline: 1300 275 228.
• Box Hill Institute – Hotline: 1300 BOX HILL or Andrea on 9286 9553
• Charles Sturt Uni – Call 1800 334 733
• Chisholm - Call 1300 244 746
• Deakin University –Livechat (get your questions answered) at www.choose.deakin.edu.au/livechat; Hotline: 1300
334 733 (DEGREE).
• Federation Uni – Hotline: 1800 333 864
• Holmesglen – COP information sessions – see www.holmesglen.edu.au/open; Hotline: 1300 693 888.
• Kangan - Call 13 8233
• La Trobe University – Advisory Night (all campuses): 5-7pm, 23 September; COP Advisory Days: 16 Dec
(Melbourne and Bendigo); COP Hotline: 1300 135 045
• Monash University – Change of Preference Expo – 3-7pm, Wed 17 Dec; Building H, Caulfield Campus; COP
Hotline: 1800 666 274 (MONASH); See www.destination.monash.
• NMIT - Hotline: 9269 1200
• RMIT – COP Expo Building 80, 445 Swanston St, 11am-3pm, Wed 17 Dec; Hotline: 9925 2260, or visit Info Corner,
330 Swanston St (cnr La Trobe St)
• Swinburne – Hotline 1300 275 794; http://www.swinburne.edu.au/change-of-preference/events/
• University of Melbourne - University of Melbourne: Course Information Day, 10am-2.30pm, Wed 17 December; see
www.cop.unimelb.edu.au/2014 or Hotline: 13 MELB (13 6352) or [email protected], or visit the Information
Centre, Gate 3, Swanston St, Melbourne
• Vic Uni –Hotline: 1300 842 864; One-on-one appointments (15-19 Dec) – book at www.vu.edu.au/change.
• William Angliss – Experience Angliss Day: 10am-4pm, 18 Dec; Hotline: 1300 ANGLISS.
TAX FILE NUMBER – If you do not already have a Tax File Number (TFN) you are advised to apply for one now. You will
need it when you enrol in a tertiary course in January. TFN Application forms are available from the front office.
VCE RESULTS AND ATAR – VCE Results and ATAR Service will be available from 7am on Monday 15 December. You
can access your VCE results and ATAR via the Internet, SMS and/or mail. The SMS service is provided by Salmart
Digital. SMS cost $1.10 max. (incl GST). Call 1800 501 083 for help with SMS registration. You can register from 9am on
Monday 10 November till midnight on Sunday 14 December.
WHAT IS MIBT? Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology provides certificate and diploma courses in commerce,
computing, engineering, health sciences, management, media and communication and science. The Diploma courses are
offered in association with Deakin University campuses. This is an alternative pathway to university. If successful in the
Diploma, students are able to move to the second year of an appropriate degree. Consider applying through VTAC for
MIBT (or other pathway institution such as La Trobe Melbourne or Monash College) if you are concerned that you may
not achieve a high enough ATAR to access your university choices.
As of March 2015 the Diploma of Media & Communication will lead to the following Deakin degrees – BA Arts, BA
Communication (Journalism), BA Comm (Media), BA Comm (PR), BA Creative Arts (Animation & Motion Capture), BA
Creative Arts (Photography), BA Creative Arts (Visual Comm. Design)
Year 10 & 11 News
VCE SUMMER SCHOOL
VCE Summer School is your chance to get a head start on your studies for next year.
Held at the University, it is a full-time two-week program including classes, seminars and one-on-one tutorials in all of the
VCE subjects. For each subject students are given a detailed subject booklet outlining the requirements of the subject as
well as practical study hints and examples. They will also be treated to a program of activities, workshops and excursions
in order to promote a healthy study-life balance. Tutors are current University of Melbourne students who can give your
students a fantastic insight into university life. Bursaries are available to students experiencing financial difficulty. Dates:
12–23 January 2015. More information: umsu.unimelb.edu.au/jump-in/summerschool
Jenny Dunn, Geraldine McKenna and Clare Meo
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YEAR 10 & 11 EXAM TIMETABLE
Date
Time
Subject
Yr#11#English
8.30B11.45
Yr#11#English
Tue#11#Nov
8.30B10.15
Yr#10#History#of#the#Modern#World
12.30B3.15
12.30B2.15
12.30B4.30
Yr#11#Biology#Unit#1
Year#10#Studio#Arts#Photography
Year#11#VET#Hospitality
8.30B10.45
Year#10#English
8.30B11.15
Year#11#Chemistry
Year#10#Visual#Communications
Year#11#Classical#Studies
Year#11#20th#Century#History
Year#11#Physical#Education#Unit#1
Wed#12#Nov
1.00B2.45
1.00B3.15
Year#10#Maths#A
8.30B10.15
Year#10#Maths
Thu#13#Nov
Year#10#Maths
Year#11#Studio#Arts
Year#11#Studio#Arts:#Photography
Year#10#Economics#Learn#A#Business
Year#11#French
Year#11#Food#Technology
Year#11#English#Literature
year#10#French
Year#10#Italian
8.30B10.15
1.00B2.45
1.00B3.15
8.30B10.15
Year#11#General#Maths#Further#
Year#11#General#Maths
Fri#14#Nov
11.00B12.15
Year#10#RE
11.00B12.45
11.00B12.45
1.30B2.45
Year#11#Indonesian
Year#11#Religion#&#Society
Year#11#Maths#Methods#Exam#1
Year#10#Studio#Arts#2D
Year#10#Forensic#Science
Year#11#Maths#Methods#Exam2
year#11#Accounting
Year#11#Music#Performance
Year#101#Economics#World#Of#Commerce
year#10#Opposite#Prompt
Year#11#Italian
Year#11#Geography
Year#101#Food#for#Entertaining,#Health#and#Festivities
Year#11#Business#Management
Year#10#Chemistry
Year#11#Agriculture#&#Horticultre#Studies
Year#11#Drama
Year#11#Texts#and#Traditions
1.30B3.15
8.30B10.15
11.15B1.00
Mon#17#Nov
1.30B2.45
1.30B3.15
8.30B10.15
11.15B1.00
Tue#18#Nov
11.15B12.30
Year#10#Physical#Education#and#Health#(General)
Year#10#Physical#Education#and#Health#(Enrichment)
1.30B3.15
8.30B10.15
8.30B10.15
Wed#19#Nov
11.15B1.00
11.15B12.30
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Year#11#Psychology
Year#10#Agriculture#&#Horticultural#Studies
Year#10#Environmental#Studies
Year#11#Health#and#Human#Development
Year#11#Physics
Year#10#GeographyBWhere#to#From#Here
Year#10#Genetics#&#Evolution
year#11#Legal#Studies
Year#10#Indonesian
Year#11#Visual#Communication#&#Design
Year#10#Music#Performance
Catch#Up#Exams
Teacher
Ms#Swift
Ms#Brundell
Ms#Manning
Ms#Robinson
Ms#Torelli
Mr#Ntoumenopoulos
Ms#Baker
Mrs#Wright
Mrs#Stuart
10#Orange
10#Pink
10#Purple
10#Blue
10#Gold
10#Green
10#Red
10#Silver
Room
50
49
44/46
42
50
49
KIT2
49
50
44/46
Study#Centre
49
Ms#Gilfedder
Ms#Smith
Ms#Kralj
Ms#Tato
Ms#Zammicheli
Ms#Champion#(2)
Ms#Talj
Ms#Trifilo
50
50
42
49
44/46
44/46
49
44/46
49
50
Ms#Ryan
Ms#Zammicheli
Mrs#Smith
Mr#Tato
Blue,#Gold,#Green
Orange,#Pink,#Purple
Red,#Silver
Ms#Randle
Ms#Bullock
Ms#Vinning
Ms#King
Ms#Flynn
Ms#Bell
Ms#Bell
Ms#King
50
49
49
50
SC
42
44/46
50
42
49
50
50
42
49
49
42
50
50
50
49
44/46
49
50
44/46
50
44/46
49
50
49
49
50
44/46
50
42
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Edition 16/2014: 11 Nov 2014
AVILA NEWS
COMMUNITY NOTICES
St Michael’s Ashburton Netball Club is inviting players to trial for our teams in the 15 & Under, 17 &
Under, Open and Premier League Open competitions at Waverley Night Netball Association.
Please attend trials on Sunday 30 November and Sunday 7 December, 4pm-6pm at the Ashwood
Netball Courts (Cassinia Drive).
Please go to the website for more details.
http://stmichaelsnc.com.au/2014/10/31/are-you-interested-in-playing-competitive-netball-in-2015/
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