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The Right Recipe
Uniform Shop
School Blazers
2015 Book Packs
We Need Help
Library News
Equestrian Dates
Our Lovely Ladies Need A Home
Careers News
The New Careers Wall
Student of the Week!
Please Send Us Home!
Overcome Evil with Good
Novelty Swim Carnival
Gladiator Challenge
2015 Sport Selections
Triathalon success
Supercamp Australia
Study Crunch
Gatton Rodeo
Issue 35
21 November 2014
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Monday 24 November
National Young Leaders Day
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Tuesday 25 November
Orientation - Year 7 Students
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Thursday 27 November
Orientation Day - Year 6 Students
Term Dates 2015
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Tuesday 2 December
Novelty Swim Carnival
Term 1
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Wednesday 3 December
Term 4 Ends
Term 2
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Friday 5 December
Carols By Candlelight
Monday 27 January - Wednesday 1 April
Tuesday 21 April - Wednesday 24 June
Term 3
Tuesday 14 July - Wednesday 16 September
Term 4
Tuesday 6 October - Wednesday 2 December
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The Right
Recipe
positively influences them. This question is not as
simple, especially as teenagers associate and build
relationships with different people for a variety of
reasons.
As the school year slowly draws to a
close there have been a number of
things which I have reflected upon
recently. One of these has been student behaviour,
especially shared behaviours between two or more
students. Parents often raise in conversation with me
the difficulties they experience in raising a teenage son
or daughter. This can at times be a challenge I’m sure,
especially as most people reading this article would
have themself experienced the emotional rollercoaster
of teenage-hood. I find it particularly interesting when
listening to these parents that their primary concern
isn’t usually about their child’s own behaviours, but
rather, the behaviours of the other teenagers their child
associates with.
In my position as Deputy Principal, I can at times share
similar concerns with these parents about a child’s
peer group, as I’ve seen certain students led astray
and struggle with personal choices when influenced
by their peers. However, at least in my time at Faith,
there has undoubtedly been more instances where I’ve
seen a child’s peer group
positively influence
them, helping to shape
a student’s decision
making in the right
direction.
When I share this with
a concerned parent
they’re generally pleased
to hear this. Often they
question how they can
ensure their child has
a peer group which
I remember one parent distinctly asking what the
key difference is between a positive peer group and
a negative one? Again, this is difficult to pinpoint,
especially when group dynamics play such a pivotal
role. However, the �key’ difference I believe is that a
positive peer group knows not only how to give advice,
but equally, when not to give advice. I believe every
peer group has the �potential’ to be good at giving
advice to their mates. However, the best group of
friends are often the ones which don’t try to pretend
to have all the answers, knowing when to tell a friend
in need if and when they should go and speak with
someone better informed (i.e. a parent, teacher,
counsellor, doctor etc.).
So, to the concerned parent, I stress the importance
of building an open relationship with their teenage
son or daughter, one in which they feel comfortable
to speak freely with them when in need. Of course,
I’d encourage them to have similar relationships with
their peers. In saying this, I would also recommend
spending time ensuring their child has the ability to
recognise when they’re having difficulties and know
that it’s ok to say that they need help. Sure, a friend
or their peer group may in fact be the best person/
group in helping them to address a particular issue or
concern, so to the zealous parent, I’d say don’t fret
over this. However, what you can do is ensure they’re
as well equipped when facing challenges and feel safe
when asking for help.
The ingredients for every peer group forms a
recipe which is unique to that group and its original
ingredients (i.e. the people and their personalities,
values, motivations etc.). For a parent, especially
one who is concerned about their child’s peer group,
it can be difficult to change the recipe as a whole;
however, what they do and have control of is their
ability to influence one
of the most important
ingredients, their child.
So to these parents,
I stress the need
to ensure that their
�ingredient’ is as ripe
and robust as possible,
knows who they are
and sometimes what
they are not, as well as
what they’re capable
and in control of.
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Many students at Faith
have extraordinary peer
groups, where each
student looks out for one another. Sure, sometimes
a friend might be too �knowledgeable’ for their own
good, where it’d best if they simply said nothing at
all – or at least directed them to someone better
skilled. However, by and large, the majority of Faith
students are incredible �ingredients’ (young people),
who obviously come from great homes and have
experienced many positive influences.
These combine on a daily basis to create the recipe
which is Faith, which is generally rich and nourishing
(positive and supportive) for all our students.
Yours in Faith,
Tyson Kenny
Tyson Kenny
Deputy Principal
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Uniform Shop
Term 4 is a busy time leading up to Christmas and as
such, the Uniform Shop will be open every Monday
until the end of Term from 12pm till 4pm.
Please be advised that during these hours, there
will be parents in the Uniform Shop that have made
bookings to have their child/children fitted for the Faith
Uniform for 2015.
If you have only one or two items to purchase can we
ask that you call College reception and place an order?
Your items can then be left at the office or you can
contact me on 0447 760 065 or via email at [email protected]
faithlc.qld.edu.au to organise collection.
Also if there are any parents that may have some
spare time to volunteer in the Uniform Shop through
this busy time, it would be greatly appreciated. I can
be contacted through the above email and would be
grateful for any assistance.
The online booking system to make a booking for
fitting is also now up and running for new students
only. Using this system, you can book your day and
time now for your child to be fitted for uniforms.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to
contact me on either the above mobile or email
address.
I look forward to meeting new students and their
parents for 2015.
Libby Moore
Uniform Coordinator
0447 760 065
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School Blazers
Do you have a school blazer that your child has
borrowed for a school function?
The College is missing a few blazers that have not
been returned from school events such as debating
or excursions.
If you have a blazer, can you please return it to the
office as soon as possible to enable these to be dry
cleaned over the holidays.
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Front Office Receptionist
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2015
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arrived at the College.
If you have ordered a book pack, please collect it
prior to the Christmas holiday break.
Annette Thorpe
Front Office Receptionist
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We Need
Help!
If anyone can help out in the
Uniform Shop with the new
students and their uniform
fittings, it would be greatly
appreciated.
Even one or two hours can lighten the load.
I can be contacted on 0447 760 065 for further
information.
Library
News
As the end of the year is
fast approaching parents
and students are reminded
that all school books need to be returned to the
Library by 24 November.
Additionally, please note that the Information Hub
closes at 4pm on Fridays.
If your student is using the facilities, can you please
ensure they are collected prior to this time.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Libby Moore
Uniform Convenor
Maria Turner
Librarian
Whilst they may not give you an egg every day
anymore (I get about 6 eggs each day), they are very
quiet and love company, so would make ideal pets
(they often follow me around the farm in a very noahtype fashion).
Equestrian Dates
Wednesday afternoon Equestrian is on again this term
with the following dates booked:
Week 8 November 26 – Swan Road
I have 5 lovely ladies who are still laying eggs (though
not as many as they once were) who are looking for a
good home.
They have been loyal companions to me down on the
College farm, but it is time for them to move on. They
are about 24 months old, of a commercial hybrid layer
breed.
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These beautiful girls are $5 each. If you would like
to buy one or more of them, just drop me an email at
[email protected]
Emma O’Shea
Agricultural Science Teacher. Tracey Muller
Equestrian Coordinator
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Careers News
TAFE Queensland South West Activate
Scholarships
TAFE Queensland South West have announced their
first Year 12 School Leaver Scholarship Program, now
open for Year 12 students. Five $2,000 scholarships
are available for Diploma-level study with TAFE
Queensland South West in 2015. Applications close
28th November. Apply via the Scholarships page on
the TQSW website: www.tafesouthwest.edu.au.
Year 12 School Leaver Fee-Free Training
Year 12 graduates could be eligible to study for free.
Fee-free training give school leavers a head start
on their career by allowing students to complete a
high priority qualification through an apprenticeship,
traineeship or selected training courses without the
financial burden of student contribution fees. Options
to study include Certificate III courses in: Aged
Care, Home and Community Care, Early Childhood
Education and Care, Community Service Work,
Disability, Education Support, Hospitality, Agriculture,
Rural Operations and Landscape Construction.
For information or to check if you are eligible, visit
tafesouthwest.edu.au or call 1300 914 754 or email
[email protected]
TAFE Short Course Programs
Short courses are a great opportunity for school
leavers to gain skills for a job, and offer a taste of
industry in a flexible learning environment. There are
commencement dates available throughout the year.
View the short courses offerings at www.southwest.
edu.au
Accommodation at University
Now is the time to consider University residence
options if you intend to live on campus next year. Each
Queensland University has accommodation available
for students.
Bond University: www.bondedu.au/student-resources/
new-students/accommodation-dining-plan/index.htm
Griffith University: www.griffith.edu.au/accommodation
SCU: www.scu.edu.au/futurestudents/index.php/20
QUT: www.qut.edu.au/about/services-and-facilities/allservices/accommodation
UQ: www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation
USQ: www.usq.edu.au/accommodation/
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New Careers Wall Student of the
Week
Congratulations to Rebecca Abbott who is our student
of the week.
Please Send Us
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With only two weeks left of the school year students
should start to return their text books.
We have a new Careers Wall for our Year 10 and 11
students in the Trade Centre, advertising school based
traineeships and apprenticeships as well as course
information.
This area will have all information usually housed in
the Information Hub.
It would be lovely to see as many students as
possible accessing this area, which is a replacement
for the Information Careers Hub which is no longer
accessable to students.
Kate Munro
VET Coordinator
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Text books needed for exams, should be returned to
the library immediately after the exam.
Congratulations Rebecca!
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Students in Year 12 need to return all library and text
books by Thursday. All students have received an
email, listing books on loan.
Kind Regards
Maria Turner
Librarian
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forgiveness, and evil with good. Colossians 2:23
tells us that that such pure self-denial results in false
humility and has no value in overcoming evil.
Overcome Evil
with Good
So rather than simply resist evil, we are encouraged to
take aim at evil and attack it with good. Sometimes our
efforts to do good backfire and we’ll fail but the grace
of God means that we can carry on in the knowledge
that we are fully forgiven and that God himself will
ultimately overcome evil with good!
I’m generally not a fan of the �Today’ show host, Karl
Stefanovic.
On the odd occasions where I do get to watch
breakfast TV, I get annoyed by his bad puns and
switch to ABC. But recently he has won the respect
of rafts of Australians (me included) for a pretty
unhygienic �social experiment’.
Alarmed by the constant criticism and waves of
fashion advice his female colleagues face every day,
Karl decided to wear the same suit two days in a row!
Nobody noticed. So he wore the suit for the rest of the
week. Still no reaction from the any of the 300,000
viewers who watch Today on an average morning
including the hypercritical cyber �fashion police’ who
badger the women on the show.
While his co-host Lisa Wilkinson would receive daily
feedback on her outfits such as: “Who the heck is
Lisa’s stylist?” or “Today’s outfit is particularly jarring
and awful. Get some style”, Karl wore the same suit for
a whole year and nobody noticed! His cheap Burberry
knock off suit went by the wayside, while people were
crucifying his colleagues for their fashion sense!
What I find so great about this �social experiment’ is it’s
active stance. Rather than pontificate about sexism,
Stafanovic highlighted the hypocrisy of his colleagues’
critics with one very public joke! Rather than respond
in anger or with equally snide criticism he showed us
the log in our eyes with humour and creativity. Rather
than be overcome by evil, Karl overcame evil with
good.
Romans 12:21 tells us to do likewise:
�Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with
good.’
Throughout Jesus life he was continually harassed by
the religious fashion police known as the Pharisees.
They accused him of being a drunk when he
celebrated with people, they got upset when Jesus
forgave peoples sins, and when he healed people they
got upset that he did it on the wrong day! But rather
than allow evil to overcome him, Jesus overcame
evil with good. He loved, taught and inspired people
consistently. On the cross when it seemed like evil
had truly overcome good and Jesus himself had been
defeated he rose triumphantly from the grave! As we
approach Christmas, we remember that God’s rescue
plan took time and effort, and for a period it seemed
like evil was allowed to reign supreme, but ultimately
evil was overcome with good in the most glorious way.
Christians sometimes perceive themselves as the
�morality’ police. We think that our best response is
with passive resistance and moral outrage. Our lists
of �thou shalt nots’ slowly pile up so that we’re so
pre-occupied with not doing what we shouldn’t do that
we don’t have time and energy to actively overcome
fear with love, intolerance with patience, malice with
Yours in Faith
David Browne
Pastoral Care Worker
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Novelty Swim
Carnival
As part of the end of year program, students will be
participating in a novelty swim carnival for half a day
on Tuesday 2 December.
Students are required to bring swimmers or a note if
they can’t participate.
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Gladiator
Challenge
This week students participated in the annual Gladiator
Challenge where each house competes against each
other in a variety of novelty activities.
2015 Sport
Selections
Triathalon
Success!
In 2015, the College will again be undertaking a
comprehensive sports program which will involve one
compulsory seventy minute session of physical activity
during school hours (previously Wednesday sport) and
the TAS Inter-School Competition.
Congratulations to Year 10 student Tom Cronin who
competed at the recent All Schools Triathalon and was
selected to attend the State Championships. Well done
Tom!
As a College we are committed to providing our
students with opportunities to grow as a person and
providing ways in which they can be active and healthy
is a big part of this.
In Year Level this week, students would have received
selection forms for 2015 sport. Copies will be given to
students that are absent.
You should have already received information
regarding the TAS program and many of you will
already have signed up online. Even if you have
already done this, we ask that you still complete paper
selection forms to assist with planning and return to
the College office by the end of term.
Please note if your child is not participating in a
TAS sport they still must select a Non-TAS activity
for that particular term.
This event is organised and run by the Senior
Recreation and Fitness class as part of their course.
Stay tuned for photos in the Term 4 Quarterly
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Australia’s Premier Sports Camp
Find me at
Toowoomba Supercamp - January 11th - 15th, 2015
For Boys and Girls
Ages 6 - 18 years & all skill levels
Harristown High School
Toowoomba, Qld.
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Accommodation at
St. Ursula’s College
3 Gherke Road
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Former Head Coach Gold Coast Warriors (ABA)
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NAIA Champion player w/ Hawaii-Pacific College USA
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Played at University of Nevada Las Vegas 2003-07
Current player Queensland Basketball league
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Played for the Brisbane Bullets (NBL)
3 time Queensland Basketball League All-Star
Headcoach “Oz Intensity” Basketball
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Current Queensland Basketball League Player
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