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Champagnat LiturgyToday we held our Champagnat Liturgy via a Zoom link to the rest of the school.
We would usually have this celebration as close as possible to 6 June, Marcellin Champagnat’s Feast Day, but as you would remember we were unable to due to gathering restrictions.
I want to thank the team led by Mrs. Robyn Rebbechi who organised this event and my appreciation also goes to Ms Karina Taylor and her work with event organisation. I am also grateful to Mr. Shane Lebbe and the Liturgical Choir for taking the time earlier this week to record the music used in the Liturgy. The recording and the presentation of the Liturgy was done by local business Nanoo Nanoo, operated by Dan Clancey and Eloisa Tripodi.
A key element of our celebration is the recognition of the recipients of the Champagnat Medals. The recipients are recognised for their Marist qualities of: family spirit; love of work; simplicity; presence; and service in the way of Mary. All who were nominated and the successful recipients of the medals give witness and example of our motto: Strong Minds and Compassionate Hearts. Accordingly, I congratulate:
2021From the PrincipalJohn M Freeman
Year 7Helena Bellgard Kade Thorley
Year 8 Maddison ReedAlice Farmer Sheng Zhao
Year 9 Rohini Arun Kumar Henry Turnbull Jackson Lea
Year 10Jaclyn LittleBilly Turner
Year 11 Kylah Anderson Harry Cooper
Year 12Brittney Paulet Kade Petersen
StaffJulian ZhuNatalie Macpherson
**Photographs of the Awardees in the next newsletter.
Worldwide Marriage EncounterPlease find attached to this Newsletter a flyer advertising a Worldwide Marriage Encounter
(WWME) which is a weekend away, offering married couples, a special kind of “time out”, a different kind of “weekend getaway”. It is an opportunity to recharge your relationship batteries and more deeply explore the precious nature of your relationship. It gives you the tools to keep your passion alive in a gentle, nurturing environment, away from the pressures and distractions of daily living.
Student NewsToday our Training Band and Junior Jazz Ensemble attended the Yarram Eisteddfod. This was the Training Band’s first performance and also the first performance for our Junior Jazz since 2019. Well done to Shane Lebbe for his organisation and leadership of this opportunity.
Well done to all involved in the Ski Camp that returned yesterday. By all accounts it was a very successful activity. Thanks to Mr Andrew Wald for his organisation.
Staff NewsMr Chris Roga will be on personal leave until the end of this term. He will be recovering from surgery for a knee replacement. We wish him well.
EXCELLENCEYEAR 7Scarlett ReidLucy BarnesCharli ClaassensQuinn AdamsAmelia Cattanach
YEAR 8Isabel FordChristiana OlayemiIsabelle AmbroseBrooklyn FueNiah GilsCharlie HamiltonIsaac Friend
Stephanie BookerConstance TownsendAbigale HirchfieldMakai FlewinHarvey BrownMadison Vivian
YEAR 9Elly FlemingViolet EstandarteGrace Van TilburgPhoebe BriggsSally Lloyd-WebbRohini Arun KumarHenry TurnbullRobert NichollsAnastasia Day
Jorja LandelsElaina DomagalaSummer CharlesPaul AntonopoulosAmelie OwlerCasey Wright
YEAR 10Miles VerschuurAlyssa FordChelsea ElliottGemma BezzinaEliza DunbarGeorgia SaidEthan JarvisJasmine YoungEmma Darling
Tyler LittleMia GuarascioDylan StoreyMyiah MisiurkaJaclyn LittleCiara WestonDanielle FenechAva GuarascioSophie FothergillZulfa OgunsinaMontanna Styles
YEAR 11Kylah AndersonNeha GilsIzaak EstandarteLani Zimora
Anna DerhamLucy ChilverTeagan Schoolderman
YEAR 12Brittney PauletJacob WallEmma WhiteLiam ByrneKade RuytersConnor SaundersAnnalise GafaElla FothergillMadison Matters
Student Mid-Year AwardsDuring Home Room and Learner Adviser time on Friday 12th August students received their Mid-Year Awards for Academic Merit, Diligence and Excellence.
This was undertaken with each Year Level Wellbeing Leader on the St Paul’s Campus and Head of House on the Kildare Campus announcing the names via Microsoft Teams and the students receiving their badge and certificate from their Homeroom Teacher or Learner Adviser.
Thank you to everyone involved in organising this event from the Operations and Wellbeing Teams.
DILIGENCEYEAR 7Morgan AdamsEmilia AtkinsHelena BellgardLiam BerminghamReese BordonaroAshlee BoschKitana BramleyGeorgia BurtonFelicity CalagazCharlotte CattanachShelby DaltonNatalie FenechPhoebe FothergillBianca FrancolinoZya GamblingSienna GiblettCharlie GlowreyJasmyn GrantMakaidy HendersonChloe JonesRuby LeyshanEmily MainellaElsa MaioloSavannah McLureHollie NichollsLara NoblettLayla PresleyOlivia PuglieseTiger-Lily RadfordSofia RyanAdelle SayersIsabella ShearmanLillian Van Der VeldenChloe Yeates
YEAR 8Xavier AdamsEmily AuteriGrace BighamMason BishoffMaddison BoydLily BuckleyIndiana de Dios
Alyssa EdwardsArissah JafferyCharlie JusticeJedd LadgroveJoshua LittlePhoebe McDougallAlison McGregorAlice MooneyVipasha ParekhAidan ParsonsMaddison ReedJade StoreyRiley SuttonLila SwitzerMemphis WaltonEmma ZalesiakAshley Zandona
YEAR 9Jack AmairaMakayla BrandIrmak CakirVenice CardilloElysia DuncanLucas FurlanGabriella GreenGemma HerbertLuke HollowayRyan JohnsonRyan JonesLisa KarunamuniClaudia LeeDontae MarinoAlly McClementsHolly MorrisJorja OwlerOlivia SmithSavannah TheisslingElodie ThorleyJeordie TurnerHannah Van IwaardenAmelia VivianAlana Weston
YEAR 10Ruby AdamsQuin BoorerAdele CalagazCohen CampbellElisha D’AngeloKiara Drzewinski-Pereira
Liam FarleyFaith FarmerIsobel GeorgesonSienna GeorgiouDarcie GridleySuravi HemanthIsabella HerbenAlaynah JafferyKeely JonesNellie KennedyRiley LangLachlan McKeeChelsea McNamaraEmily NeocleousAyomide OlayemiElla PaveyAngus PollerdAnnalese RussellEmily RyanDanae SawersHayley StoddartAnamika TutejaEliza WattsSierra WelchKaty Yang
YEAR 11Harrison AmbroseMichaela BeveridgeLayla BlairGrace BriggsSamuel ClarkHarrison CooperKayla FrancolinoAntony GiglioScarlett GreenZack HenkeAthena Kavadias
Jackson LudlowCaitlin MayerSophie MelbourneAshleigh MihalyAbbey PiantaChiara PistrinMark PistrinZane PyleGeorgia RowleyShannon RyanThomas SaidEmma SpagnoloJames TownsendBilly WhitmoreDespina Wolswinkel
YEAR 12Lara BamfordLana BarnesIsabella BettridgeNikita BlairTyron BramwellElla BrentAlana CameronLily CampbellAmelia CassarJacob CunicoChristian D’AngeloJames DayNicole FormaranAngela FrancolinoBenjamin GafaMadelaine GaleaDigira KonyiCarly LavinDestiny MackrellLara NormanKade PetersenKelsey PetersenLoren QuailMadeline RussellJaslynne SalernoTahlee SawersCampbell Sutton
MID-YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS
MID-YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTSHayley TharleThomas TripodiEmma WalkerLeah WilbrahamJacob WilliamsJames WirkenJake Zweytzer
MERITYEAR 7Tayla AinsworthTia AkkermanEsther AllaniEthan BahreClaudia BaldacchinoElla BedfordCharlotte BettridgeJay BloomfieldJimmy BrandTacen DavidsonHarley DyerPaul FawcettSophie FazioliBenjamin FrithCharlee GearyKaylah GridleySophie GroutMolly HenryViolet HicksOlivia HurleyMicaiah JudillaEva KellyMaeve KnowlesMia KuhneIsabella LagerweyCharlee LaphamKaiden McNamaraAshton McphieAshton MisiurkaAva MorganChloe Petts-JonesDeclan Pivato
Isaac RobinsonJay RogalskyRiley SchroeterSophie SlaterTahlia SmithBrilee SmithAngus StewartJessica TaylorSophie ThomsonKade ThorleyMarley WallaceSam Winters
YEAR 8Clayton BerrymanBrodyn BlandfordKayla CarmanHayley CausonLexi CharlesElayna CollisonAva DevenieJulian DoreDeborah FalanoAlice FarmerKatie FurmstonOlivia GilhamIsabelle GissaraEbony HeafieldHannah JohnsonRoshan JosrajJaney MoloneyMadeline NormanAnna PassalaquaLiam PilkingtonEllie PorterAva RossSteve ShaijuKeeley SmithZali TripodiBrodie WallaceAshlee WardCaitlin Wood
YEAR 9Sienna AffleckLachlan BarnesWilliam BrentAlyssa BrownleyImogen CaulfieldGrace ChapmanSid CoganLevi ColantuonoTarquin CrosbyRyan Del PiccoloJoshua DibbleSienna DoigSophie FieldAnne FormaranOlivia FourlzeMadeline FranklandLeila GauntLucas GreenhillAiyden HagueGrace HardingSummer HardingAnna HarrisonAbbey KertonCianna MacaraegJesse MadysonMonique MayIsabella MolinariDumi OkarohTaylah PaveyAlexa PeakeChantal PotterBella ProsserAbbey RichardsEmily ScholtesAdorn Sebastian SijuHudson SmithThomas SpagnoloLulani SultanaLucas TaylorMia TosinBen WallerJoel Wilbraham
Mitchell WootonBethany Wright
YEAR 10Amali AdamsSophie AllfordSamuel AllgoodIsabella BackmanLola BaillieCaylem BatsonCooper BrownAnna-Rose BurtonHunter CarmanMichaela CarrollAngela CrawfordGabrielle CullenTara ElstonMakayla GearyHollie GibsonMacie JonesMaddison LogueKyan MannJohn MarcouDylan McLureJackson MeyerEmily MurrayKatarina PolitakisStella SalibaSamantha SbagliaDeakin SimpsonRyder SlabyAshlea StokesCallum SuttonAlyssa ThatcherSarah TomsIsaac Wilson
YEAR 11Remi BaillieGiovanna CamilleriBlake CoulingMikayla CoulingDylan DrewRebecca Fawcett
Joaquin GopezGeorgia GrieveWilliam GriffithsRiley HollowayAmy HutchinsonMillie JamesCooper JeffriesRegan JeffriesIsabella KalanSamuel KingCaitlyn McDonaghElla MorleyColby PalmerMillicent PassalaquaAbbey RhimesJonathonTaylorKody TibballsChloe TwiteDanielWatsonJamie Welbourne
YEAR 12Logan ArchibaldElla BlackfordCampbell BlewettCoby FoleyEmily FourlzeEmma HillMatilda LundFlynn McLuckieTarra-Grace NixonLakoda ScopelEva TatchellEmmerson TaylorSophie TsebelisTahlia Webb
….and FINALLY! Today we were able to celebrate our Liturgy for the Feast Day of St Marcellin Champagnat. For students who are new to our college, this may not seem like a big deal, but for those of us who have been around a bit longer, we know that Marcellin’s Feast Day is an important date in the college calendar, for Marist schools all around the world.
In our liturgy today, which was live streamed from the Kildare Chapel, we focused on remembering who we are as a Marist community, and listening for the voice of God in all aspects of our lives.
I include an excerpt from our opening reflection, which was led beautifully by our Liturgy Leaders, Amelia Cassar and Angela Francolino.
It was wonderful to be able to ‘gather’ together to pray today, even in our separate places, to stop, to breathe and to focus on the heritage of St Marcellin, as well as how we can carry on his work and legacy in our lives today. Thank you to all those who participated and helped with the organisation of this liturgy. In particular, thanks to Mr Shane Lebbe and the Lavalla Liturgical Choir for their work in providing the beautiful music for our liturgy; music which was pre-recorded to enable the choir’s involvement in a covid-safe way. It really added to our celebration today.
St Marcellin Champagnat…pray for us.
Mary our Good Mother…pray for us
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop…pray for us
And let us always remember…to pray for one another.
ROBYN REBBECHIAssistant PrincipalCatholic Identity & Mission
CATHOLIC IDENTITY & MISSION
The feast of St Marcellin Champagnat occurs each year on June 6th, the anniversary of St Marcellin’s death in 1840.
This year, although we are commemorating the occasion after the feast day, this is still an important celebration in
our College life.
The feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat celebrates the connection we have at our school, to the global Marist family.
St Marcellin started schools in the country areas of France over 200 years ago to give an education to children who
would not normally have received that opportunity.
Today, there are Marist schools and other Marist ministries in over 80 countries. To be a Marist is to be a follower of
Jesus, and we live this way in the Catholic tradition.
The founder of the Marist Brothers, St Marcellin, was a man who knew that he was in the presence of God every
minute of the day. While he was a priest and therefore would have celebrated Mass every day, he was aware that
God was also to be found in all other aspects of his life.
The Marist schools theme for this year ‘Breathe’ calls us to listen for the spirit of God, the breath of God, as we
take stock of our own lives, and the world around us.
Let us start with paying attention to what’s in front of us. When we are distracted, it is difficult to concentrate on
what we are doing or who we are talking to. But when we are attentive to people and the events going on around
us, we start to notice things – and quite possibly, notice what’s happening for us as well. So, take a few moments of
silence now, to reflect on what has been happening for you so far today–
Term 2 has again provided our students and staff with the opportunity to show their resilience and commitment to learning and supporting one another. Onsite or remote – our focus remains on learning and supporting our students. We are all relieved and thankful to be back on site after another period of remote learning. The ability of our staff, students and families to shift between these ways of working has been a credit to all.
I would especially like to thank you for your support of students and the College to make these shifts as smooth as possible. The most recent remote learning period came at an interesting time in our assessment calendar, and the ability for staff and students to adapt quickly, allowing for minimal disruption to student learning and assessment, was highly commendable. Students in Years 7 to 10 have been able to complete Common Assessment Tasks (CATs) with only minor delays. Our senior students have returned to on-site classes smoothly. I am particularly proud of the work of the College staff through these challenging times as they have been able to remain focused on student learning and achievement while also supporting the social and emotional needs of students.
Pathways and subject selection
We are completing our subject selection and course counselling period for our Year 8 to 11 students. This is always a busy time for our students and families as they negotiate course selection details. Our Year 10 students are faced with some of the bigger questions regarding their pathway direction as they select a course for their final two years of school.
I am confident that the range of resources assembled by the College have been of great benefit for our students and families as they work through this process. Further, I would encourage all of our students to continue to make the most of the College’s opportunities to support them through this time. If you have any questions, I would encourage you to contact the College.
Unit 3 & 4 Parent, Teacher, Student Interviews (PTSI)
Parents/Guardians of students completing Unit 3 & 4 subjects should have received an email regarding PTSI interviews to be held on Thursday 26 August from 4 pm to 7 pm. This is an opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers before the VCAA exams commence. They can provide advice on how to support them in preparing for the weeks ahead. We will also be offering a Zoom Q & A session on – VCE exam advice and VTAC information for parents on Thursday 26th August from 7.15 pm-8.00 pm.
An email will be sent out on Monday to register for the event.
BRETT VANBERKELDeputy PrincipalLearning & Teaching
LEARNING & TEACHING
SHANE LEBBEDir of Music
On Friday the 20th of August our Training Band and Junior Jazz Ensemble ventured to Yarram to compete in the 60th Yarram Eisteddfod. Despite being met with stiff competition, both of our ensembles took away first place in their
respective sections. This was our Training Band’s first ever performance and the Junior Jazz Ensembles first performance since 2019 and we congratulate both groups for their outstanding efforts. Among the ranks of musicians at Yarram was year 9 Champagnat Medallist, Jackson Lea. Our excursion coincided with the rescheduled Champagnat Liturgy, so it was a real pleasure to present Jackson with this prestigious award amongst his peers who made him feel warmly appreciated for his service to our College community. The excursion culminated in pies from the Yarram Bakery and lunch at the Memorial Park.
Our Liturgical Choir students recently participated in a recording session with Nanoo Nanoo. Our choristers were outstanding while they engaged in this session, recording three pieces to support the Champagnat Liturgy held on Friday the 20th of August. We’re grateful for the support from Nanoo Nanoo and would like to particularly thank our two cantors, Lana Barnes and Jaslynne Salerno, for their contributions.
Please find below a couple of upcoming dates for your calendar:
With the unfortunate disruptions that we have all experienced this Term, the College Musical has had to be rescheduled, and will no longer be taking place this week.
We are very fortunate that we’ve been able to continue with some of our rehearsals, and we have an amazing cast of students this year who have been so flexible in attending online Teams rehearsals when necessary.
We’re blessed to have such a close cast group, who have been flexible and resilient together, always looking for ways they can support one another and keep the show going.
We’re crossing our fingers that with the current Regional restrictions in place, our Musical can still go ahead at this stage, and we would love to see families and friends in the audience supporting all of the hard work these students have done.
Our NEW Production dates are:
• Friday 17th September 7:00pm
• Saturday 18th September 1:00pm & 7:00pm
Location: Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon
Tickets will go on sale soon, and we hope to see you at one of our shows in September!
KATIE LEEMusical Director
Presents a Production of
Original Production by Hal Luftig, Fox Theatricals, Dori Berinstein, James L. Nederlander, Independent Presenters Network, Roy Furman, Amanda Lipitz, Broadway Asia, Barbara Whitman, FWPM Group, Ruth Hendel, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Hal Goldberg, David Binder, James D. Stern, Douglas L. Meyer, Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley, Robert G. Bartner, Michael A. Jenkins, Albert Nocciolino and Warren Trepp; Produced in association with MGM Onstage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro Golldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture
LATROBE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE| Bookings online: www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/LPwhatson | Ph: 5176 3333
Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin
Music & Lyrics by
Fri 17th September 2021 - 7:00pm Sat 18th September 2021 - 1:00 & 7:00pm
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