NL 3 - 2014 - Parade College


NL 3 - 2014 - Parade College
No. 3
From the Principal
18 February 2014
This Friday the annual ACC Swimming Carnival takes place in
the evening at M.S.A.C. We wish our swimmers and coaches a
successful evening at they compete in the top division.
Please note the Parent-Tutor meetings are to take place on
Thursday 27 February. This is an important opportunity for
discussion to help us best meet the needs of your son.
Last Sunday we held our Open Day for a large crowd of
Bookings can be made on line.
visitors who enjoyed the hospitality of the staff and students
and the many displays and presentations on offer. Many
Enrolments for Year 7 in 2015 close on Friday 28 February.
thanks to our students who helped out on the day so
Angela O’Connor, our Registrar, can provide advice and
professionally and enthusiastically.
application forms (9468-3304).
The Old Paradians’ Association are celebrating the
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centenary of its official founding in 1914. There will be a
number of celebratory functions during the year. The first
took place last Sunday with a commemorative bike ride from
Alphington to Bundoora to arrive at Parade for lunch during
Open Day.
The 39th Annual Parade Art Show took place last weekend in
College Hall. The formal opening on Friday evening was
well attended and the winning artists were presented with
their awards. Many thanks to Cate Livingston, Margaret
Grech and the committee for their wonderful organisation.
Thanks to the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Fathers’ Committee and the
Parade Property Management Team for their assistance on
such a busy weekend.
From the Assistant
Principal - Staff Welfare
and Development
All money raised from selling the vegetables goes to the
Waterford Garden Project which is providing funds to
assist projects such as Brekky Van.
All donations of seedlings, plants, snail bait (animal
Catholic Identity
friendly), netting, outdoor garden ornaments will be
gratefully accepted. You can drop off at reception at
A Catholic school in the Edmund Rice tradition…
either campus or contact me and we will collect these
lives and grows as a faith-sharing community by
from you.
fostering a personal relationship with God through
Jesus Christ.
Community Mass - All Welcome!
Over recent weeks a number of parents have joined
their sons for the masses which has given a wonderful
sense of community.
Friday 21 February 8.10am
Preston Campus - Father Michael Knight with T20 (Ms
Adriana Congiu)
Bundoora Chapel - Father Anthony Girolami with H17
(Ms Christina Marazita) and H08 (Mr Phil Watkins)
Friday 28 February 8.10am
Bundoora Chapel - Father Varghese Kuttikatt with B16
(Domenic Di Fabio) and B07 (Leanne Thomas)
Culture Committee and Waterford Garden
Pictured are some students with Mr Louis Panozzo. Mr
Panozzo is part of the Property Management Team and,
with his expert knowledge and guidance, there is a
better chance of the vegetables surviving!
The Year 12 Culture Committee is preparing to
Ms Cate Livingston
organise the first planting of vegetables for our
Assistant Principal - Staff Welfare and Development
Waterford Garden.
From the Assistant
Principal - Organisation
From the Registrar
Staff Curriculum Professional Development Day –
Tuesday 25 February
Year 7 2015 Enrolments Close on Friday 28
February 2015
Please note that there will be no formal classes for students
Applications are now being accepted for 2015 and
on this day as all staff are involved in a Professional
Development Day.
beyond. If you have a son currently at the College you are
still required to submit an application for any younger
siblings. Please contact me on 9468 3304 or email
[email protected] to obtain a Prospectus and
Immunisations for Students
information package.
The following year levels are being immunised in the coming
North of the Yarra - Items Ready for collection
Thursday 27 February
North of the Yarra have delivered a number of books, art
Year 9
folders and stationery items to the College that were
Tuesday 18 March
originally not available when orders were filled. They are now
Year 7 and VCE students for the Flu Vaccination (optional at
ready for collection at main reception. If you did not receive
a cost of $25)
everything in your original package please ask your son to
call in at main reception to check whether his missing items
Forms should have already been returned to the College.
are amongst those delivered.
Any queries should be directed to Ms Cathie Ireland.
Second-hand Uniforms
Year 7 Camp Week – March 3 to 7
Academy Uniforms accept certain items of the school
uniform for second-hand sale. Blazers and jumpers can be
All Year 7 students will be involved in an alternate program in
brought in for sale, but they must be in excellent condition
the week commencing Monday 3 March. There will be no
and dry cleaned with the receipt still attached. Academy do
formal classes.
not accept pants, shorts, shirts or any items of sports
Hughes and Treacy are on camp; Lynch and
Bodkin attend the Treacy Trail Excursion
are: 2.30pm - 4.00pm on Tuesdays and 8.00am - 9.00am on
Hughes and Treacy are on camp; Lynch and
Fridays at Bundoora and 10.30am - 11.00am on Tuesday at
Preston. Unfortunately, main reception cannot accept
and Bodkin travel to the camp sites
the uniform shop is open. The hours during the school term
Bodkin not at school
Wednesday Hughes and Treacy return from camp; Lynch
uniform. If you have items to sell please bring them in when
second-hand goods.
Families are welcome to donate second-hand uniforms to the
Hughes and Treacy not at school; Lynch and
College, but again, we can only accept items in extremely
Bodkin are on camp
good condition and something that your son would wear
Hughes and Treacy attend the Treacy Trail
himself. Academy Uniforms and the College reserve the
Excursion; Lynch and Bodkin return from camp
right to refuse to accept any item.
Mr Mark Aiello
Assistant Principal - Organisation
Mrs Angela O’Connor
Our first College Assembly for the year
From the Assistant
Principal - Student Welfare
was held on February 7 and our College
Dux from the VCE Year 12 class of
2013, Peter Phung, and a number of his
fellow VCE classmates who achieved
ATAR scores above 95 were
acknowledged and congratulated on
their great efforts last year.
Welcome Back to the 2014 School Year!
Also included in this wonderful
I trust all families enjoyed the
recognition of student achievement
summer break. It was great to see
was the 2013 Year 12 VCAL
the boys as they returned to school
Outstanding Student, Michael Visona.
after the holidays, and to welcome
We wish all the students from 2013 the
our newest Paradians as they
best for the future.
commenced their journey with us,
both our Year 7s and those new to
Parade in other year levels.
A lot has happened in the last two
weeks – our Year 12s have welcomed
the Year 7s at both campuses on their
first day, introducing them into the
Parade story through some activities
together and a liturgy where the Year
7s were presented with their House
badges and lanyards. Some of the photos on this page
record those events, and you will find more in the Photo
Gallery on the College website. We were very proud of the
Year 12s at both campuses as they set about their task of
mentoring the younger boys on that first day, and look
forward to their further involvement as the year progresses.
The Year 7s seemed to
At the same Assembly, the Indigenous
Torch Bearer for this year, Kobi Austin
(Year 12, Bodkin House) was presented
to our community, Sports Captains and
Band Captains were presented with their
badges and commissioned into service
for the community for the year, our
Blood Bank and Community Action
Awardees acknowledged and our
student travellers to Nepal on World
Challenge, Kenya on the EREA Immersion experience and
Italy on the LOTE trip recounted their experiences.
Its been a great start to the year – and we look forward to the
weeks and months ahead.
Miss Regina Rowan
Assistant Principal - Student Welfare
have taken to secondary
school with a great deal of
enthusiasm and
confidence, and have
worked out their way
around each campus very
quickly. Padlocks and lockers have been set up, timetables
understood and belltimes and teachers names quickly
remembered! They have made a great start and we wish
them well for the year ahead!
Not sure of your Future? Visit us on Open Day.
Let us unlock your potential!
The Beauty and Hair Academy of Australia are opening their doors on
Sunday February 23 from 10am-3pm to showcase their facilities and
courses for students and parents. Visitors will be able to watch and
participate in demonstrations; tour the beautiful training academy
including the largest spa training facility in the Northern suburbs; and
talk with our experienced educators about our comprehensive Beauty
Therapy program, and Salon Management program as well as various
certificate courses. If this is for you, register your interest on our
Facebook page event
beautyandhairacademy or please contact us on ph: 03 9469 5483 or by
email to . Web:
From the Assistant Principal - Teaching & Learning
Grade Band Changes At Parade
Please note, that following extensive discussions throughout last year with the Teaching and Learning Team at the College, the
Leadership Team has approved changes to the Grade Bands to take effect as from the start of the 2014 school year. The rationale
behind the move is:
To better reflect VCE grade bands and study scores.
To better reflect a bell curve distribution.
To be more accurate to the AusVELS and NAPLAN distribution.
We also have the situation whereby some boys consider that 40% is a pass mark, when clearly it is not.
A new category “NP” has been introduced to indicate to the students that they have scored between 40 and 49%, which is not an
acceptable level of achievement hence they have not passed the task. Boys should be operating at or above a “C” level if they are
coping with the work.
If you have any queries regarding the new bands, please contact either myself or Mr Geoff Caulfield (Director of Teaching and
Learning) at the College.
Mr Robert Inglis
Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning
Request for an Interpreter 2014
Parent/Tutor Evening - Thursday 27 February
Student Progress Interviews
Tuesday 1 April
Thursday 3 April
Thursday 24 April
If you require an interpreter to help discuss your son’s progress with his teachers, please complete the form below and
return it to your son’s Tutor Teacher by Friday 21 February.
If you would like to use an interpreter at any other time during the school year, please contact:
Mrs Stephanie Campbell or Mrs Josie Kengni at Bundoora Campus on 9468 3300 or email
[email protected]; [email protected]
Mrs Reanna Timoney or Mrs Ann Fahey at Preston Campus on 9468 3300 or email [email protected];
[email protected]
Your son’s name
Your name
Your phone number
Your preferred language
Time and date of Interview
From the Director
Student Support Services
Indigenous Torch 2014
Parade’s Indigenous Torch is made of red-gum timber left
over from the creation of the Indigenous Marker in
Foundation Square by Aboriginal artist, Glenn Romains, in
2006. Each year it is presented to a student to carry
throughout the coming year.
The carrier of the Indigenous Torch
for 2014 is Kobi Austin, Year 12,
B09. Kobi was presented with the
Torch at the Term 1 Assembly with
his mum, grandmother and aunty
Kobi is from the Gunditjmara and
Yorta-Yorta tribes, which are
located in the northern and southern
regions of Victoria.
Kobi’s family is part of the Stolen Generation. Kobi’s
grandmother was walking home from Primary School
when the authorities came and took away members of her
family. As a young girl, she desperately longed for the
return of her family.
Kobi is related to many famous Indigenous people. These
include three time AFL premiership player from the
Brisbane Lions, Christopher Johnson, Archie Roach, the
Messages, Belongings &
Unplanned Departure of Students
well-known singer songwriter, and Lionel Rose, the first
ever Indigenous World Title Holder.
Kobi is a very proud Paradian and Gunditjmara man. He
displays great leadership qualities.
We congratulate him on receiving this important award and
know that he will continue to be a wonderful role model to
Parade’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
Ms Jenine Fogarty
Director Student Support Services
Parents and Guardians are reminded that delivery of
personal items is not possible due to constant
student movement in a Secondary School.
Whilst every reasonable attempt will be made to
deliver important messages only, parents are
advised we cannot guarantee timely delivery.
Parents/Guardians arriving unexpectedly to collect
students for urgent appointments may face a delay
of up to 45 minutes. Please ensure you allow
sufficient time prior to the appointment.
From the Director of
Ministry & Religious
The spiritual and religious presence in Kenya is clearly
evident and impressive. We met several Christian Brothers
during our stay in Kenya, all of whom displayed a strong
desire to improve the community that they lived in.
The majority of schools and
Kenya Immersion
organisations we visited were run
Written by Ryan Wait T08 and Jake Spiteri L06
or, at least in some ways,
influenced by Christianity.
In January 2014 a group of four Year 12 Parade College
students travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, along with two
A significant number of locals who
supervising teachers, Ms Rachel Roche and Mr David
we attended Mass with at the
local church in Embulbul was
further evidence of the influence
The aim of the trip was to immerse ourselves into the East
that religion plays in Kenyan
African culture and experience the way people in Nairobi
live. We spent the majority of our time situated in the area
known as Embulbul, where we assisted at the Brother
Even though aid from western countries hasn't always
Beausang School.
benefitted Africa we all agree that the religious
organisations we experienced in Kenya had an
During our time in Beausang we held Edmund Rice
overwhelmingly positive effect on the community.
Camps for classes seven and five, experienced both the
Kenyan high school and primary school learning
Jesus promoted the idea of helping the less fortunate
environments and established relationships with the
members of society. It would now appear the world
students. We are grateful to the principal of the school,
operates as one big global community and therefore it
Peter Shanahan, the various Christian Brothers who
makes sense that religious organisations would look to
worked at the school and ex-student leaders of Beausang,
countries such as Kenya and see a place where they can
all of whom
do good.
provided us with
guidance and much
Even though being religious is not a requirement for being
a 'good' person, in the same way that being a good person
information of the
is not a pre-requisite for being religious, there is something
Kenyan culture.
to be said for the work the Christian Brothers involve
themselves in Kenya.
We were also
fortunate enough to
We embarked on this trip with the notion of social justice in
spend time at the
mind. To be socially just you must be willing to help out
Reuben Centre, situated in Mukuru, and the Mary Rice
those who are experiencing difficulties. The religious
Centre based on the edge of Kibera. As well as spending
people who we met clearly showed they have the desire to
time at the various schools we had the opportunity to visit
benefit the Kenyan community and this is in some way
several tourist attractions including the Bomas Centre,
influenced by their backgrounds in religion.
Hell's Gate National Park and the Elephant Orphanage.
Miss Rachel Roche
The 2014 Kenyan Immersion was an incredible
experience and one which will resonate with us for many
years to come.
Director of Ministry & Religious Education
From the Director of High
Performance Sport .
As a result of winning the Victorian Long
Jump Championship last November,
Tom Wilson (B03) made the Victorian
Team which competed in the National
Championships in Townsville last
Nathan Wins State Title
A solid winter on the Mountain Bike has
Although Tom’s preparation was hampered with injury, he
certainly ‘paid off’ for Year 8 student
still managed to finish 10th and gain valuable experience for
Nathan Bof (B15) who recently competed
future competitions.
in the Victorian Junior Track Cycling
Championships, where he won all six
individual events including the time trial,
Marcus Willoughby (H10) recently was
individual pursuit, the sprint and the
selected in the Victorian Surf Life Saving
Team to compete in the National
Championships which were held in
Marcus was selected in the beach sprints,
the mixed and taplin relay and the beach flag event. He
performed well in all events with Victoria finishing 4th in the
Mr Phillip Gaut
Nathan’s success has been rewarded with a position on
the Victorian Team, which competes in the Australian
Championships in Sydney later this month.
All within the Parade community would like to congratulate
Nathan on his performance and wish him all the best at the
National Championships.
Students Perform Well Over The Summer Break
Dion Paola (L01), who has been a member of the Junior
State Soccer team, recently captained the Victorian U15
team which competed in the National FFA Institute
Challenge held at the AIS.
After a close competition, Victoria
defeated NSW in the final on
Director of High Performance Sport
For All Host Families
We will be holding a pre-arrival meeting to provide you
with information on arrival, interaction and excursions,
as well as to answer questions you have on the
cultural aspects of the program.
Student Exchange To France, Italy or Japan
This meeting will take place on Wednesday 5 March at
Mr Nathan Coghlan of Nacel Australia will be talking to any
7.00pm in the Banksia/Acacia Rooms. This new
students interested in the possibility of overseas exchange
meeting venue is at the northern end of the Greening
between 12.30 and 1.00pm on Thursday 27 February.
Auditorium, so the closest parking will be at Naughtin
Any parent wishing to learn more about student exchange is
invited to attend the meeting at 12.30pm, Room W21 of the
I look forward to seeing all hosts at this important
Bundoora Campus.
You may come along and ask any questions you like. This
meeting is designed to give you an opportunity to learn more
about what would be involved if your son were to go on an
Mr Philip Rowlands
individual exchange overseas. There are many different
Learning Area Leader LOTE
organisations through which you can apply for this exchange.
Parents arriving at Bundoora Reception by 12.30pm will be
escorted to W21 by a senior student.
If you have any further questions, please speak to Mr
Rowlands on 9468 3336.
Associazione Culturale “L’Aurora”
St Matthews Primary School
Hosting Takada High School Japan
Parade College is hosting Takada High School (our
Japanese Sister School) for the twentieth time from 15 March
to 26 March.
Japan has shortlisted twenty students who would like to be
involved in this exchange, and we have promised a home to
all of these twenty students for the twelve days of the
As this Newsletter goes to press, we are still looking for one
host family.
If you have the flexibility to provide a bed (shared room OK),
and the openness to invite a world traveller into your home,
you are bound to enjoy a rich and rewarding experience.
Please call Mr Rowlands at school if you have any questions,
or would like to consider this fantastic opportunity.
Ph 9468 3300, Mail [email protected]
Italian language classes commence at
St Matthews Primary School Fawkner
North on Saturday 22 February
Our teaching includes the Strands of
Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking
and an appreciation of the Italian culture
Enrolment forms are at Parade College
Reception or call 9898 4707
Or visit our school website
Community Action
The Nuwan Amarakoon Year 10
Community Service Award
At the assembly I was also proud to award the Nuwan
Where the Action is!
Welcome back to another school year. For new families
Amarakoon Year 10 Community Service Award which is
presented in honour of Nuwan, a Parade student, who died
in November 2009 following an illness.
to the school the Student Community Action Centre is
located ‘under the Resource Centre’ and is open at
Nuwan was an active participant in the Community Action
recess and lunchtimes for all students who wish to get
program as a Year 10 student and left a legacy of “service
involved in any of the projects we are working on.
to others” The Nuwan Amarakoon Shield is awarded each
year to a Year 10 student who has shown extraordinary
Students are encouraged to volunteer their time and
commitment to Community Action.
talents to the wide range of community initiatives that
the program is involved in. Keep an eye on the daily
Nuwan’s brother Kaveen (Year 12,
student bulletin to see how you can get involved in
B05) presented the shield to Dr
helping others less fortunate in the community.
Moore to award to the 2013
Blood Bank at Parade
winner, Rohan Bhalla (Year 11
Support for the Blood Bank Program at Parade has
grown enormously over the last five years and in 2013
Rohan first became involved in
we saw a record number of students rolling up their
Community Action through his
sleeves to save three lives with every donation. In fact
placement at Binnak Park. When
Parade College donations last year saved over 300
he wanted to get more involved he
became one of the founding
members of the Foster Care Project and was an integral
At the College Assembly on 7 February I was pleased
part of the group wanting to learn as much as he could
to present the The Stefan Minutoli ‘Blood For Life ‘
about what it is like being a child in foster care. Rohan
Donor Shield. The Shield is named after Old Paradian
visited the old South Melbourne orphanage of Mackillop
and 2011 Blood ambassador Stefan Minutoli who
Family Services where he learned about the needs of kids
passed away in tragic circumstances.
in care and how there is a desperate need for foster carers
in the community.
The Donor House Challenge was created to honour
Stefan’s great work in promoting the Blood Bank
Working with an amazing group of boys, Rohan helped put
Program at the College. It is awarded each year to the
together 50 backpacks for kids in foster care and in August
House that records the highest number of donations.
last year he helped run an event for foster children on the
Polly Woodside. Rohan showed great leadership skills and
In 2013 Lynch recorded 23 donations, Bodkin had 28
a genuine commitment to the project and in November was
donations, and I’m pleased to announce that with 41
invited to State Parliament where he helped run the Foster
donations each Hughes and Treacy were dual winners
Care Association AGM. Congratulations Rohan – a worthy
of the shield. Dr Moore presented the shield to the
winner and a great example for our Parade Community.
winning House Prefects- Sean McKernan (Hughes) and
Lucas Vivarelli (Treacy).
Year 11 Service Learning
All Year 11 students are reminded of the ‘Service Learning
Our 2014 Blood Ambassadors are Declan Gaffney B04
Program’ that asks all Year 11’s to commit to 10 hours of
and Austin Murdoch H01 and they will run the Blood
volunteer work. Students can make up these 10 hours by
Bank program from the Community Action Centre. Any
getting involved in the wide range of volunteer opportunities
student aged 16+ years is encouraged to donate once
offered at the College.
this year and can make a booking in the Centre.
At an assembly last week guest speakers from the Red
Cross Blood Bank, St Albans Tutoring Program, and
Parkville Youth Detention Centre Basketball Program
spoke to Year 11s about the programs they offer and their
benefits to the community.
Apart from these valuable opportunities, Year 11 students
can make their hours through many other ways, such as
volunteering for the Art Show, Brekky Van or helping out
at the centre at lunchtimes.
The hours can also be made up through involvement in
programs outside the school.
Students wanting to sign up for any of these opportunities
or wanting more information on the Service Learning
Program are asked to see me in the Student Community
Action centre at recess or lunchtimes.
Free Community Lunch
Great Food, Great Company - Our Year 10 Pathways
students are involved in assisting with the preparation and
serving of a monthly community lunch at the
Greensborough Uniting Church.
“We recognise that there are many people who are
dispossessed from society through unemployment, mental
health issues, substance abuse or other factors that make
it difficult for them to join in community life. Therefore, we
felt we needed to offer a way of connecting with these
people giving them a place they can meet together and
feel accepted.” All Saints Anglican Church.
The first of these lunches is Wednesday 19 February
between 12pm-2pm. Just turn up on the day!
Anyone wanting to volunteer for these lunches or wanting
to donate food is asked to contact Anne-Marie Morello –
Community Action Coordinator.
Ms Anne-Marie Morello
Community Action Convenor
Year 12 VCAL Introductions
experience. One of my favourite work experiences was
Every year we present our Year 12 VCAL students to the
with a web design company called Efront, who are based
school community as each student in our program has a
in the City. I went in thinking it would be a medium to
unique program that is suited to his own needs and
large company and that I wouldn’t fit in at all. But I was
goals. The pathways that our boys take are interesting
pleasantly surprised to see that it was a tight knit group
and varied. Many of the boys are looking to find an
who were very friendly and made me feel like one of
apprenticeship or work at the end of Year 12, however,
them. I enjoyed my time immensely, I worked hard, and
many of our students continue their studies either doing
at the end of the week they offered me a casual job to just
a pre-apprenticeship course at a TAFE College or
help out around the work.
Certificate and Diploma courses also at TAFE. Some of
our students decide after further study at TAFE to
Next year I am looking forward to getting a Diploma in
continue their courses at University. Every issue of the
Animation and getting to work on the subjects that are
newsletter we will have two Year 12 students present
going to shape my life.
themselves and tell their story.
Hi my name is Alex Voce (L10)and I am
studying VCAL at Parade College
Hi my name is Scott Weston (L10) and
Preston. Here we learn the usual subjects
I’m currently doing Year 12 VCAL at
like Maths (Numeracy) and English
Parade College. I started VCAL in Year
(Literacy). We also study subjects like
10 here at Preston and have loved every
Personal Development, Business
minute of it.
Certificate and Work Related Skills.
These subjects help prepare us for the workplace and
We study Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development
outside of school in general. I find these subjects really
Skills, Work Related Skills and Business Certificate as
helpful in understanding what it is like to stand on your
part of the VCAL program.
own feet. We also study subjects outside of Parade
College. I’m studying Game Design at the Northern
Last year I did Carpentry Cert II and Automotive Studies
College of Art and Technology (NCAT). In this course I
Cert II, but I have now dropped Automotive Studies
learn about what goes on behind the scenes of
because I didn’t see that as a future job that I’d like. The
developing games. I start off by planning the game,
trade course that I am doing this year is Certificate II
deciding things like what colour to use in a tiny bit of
Carpentry (3rd year). In Carpentry we built a cubby house
background or choosing what controls people who play
from scratch and then sell them.
this game can use. The next process is my favourite; the
designing of everything. This involves designing what the
For work experience I have done many jobs such as
characters will look like, what they will be running on, and
plastering, plumbing, carpentry and working with a
what the background will look like. Finally, to actually
mechanic. The work experiences I liked were when I did
program the game and then it is done.
carpentry and plastering because the work was fun and
the people were really good to work with. When I was
I am also doing another online course at the Academy of
working with the carpenter I was basically a labourer. I
Interactive Entertainment (AIE) which is a Certificate II in
would have to carry all the timber around and helped to
Creative Industries (Media) focusing on animation. In this
put up the framing of two units. With plastering I was
I will cover the fundamentals of animation and will have
installing ceiling tiles and also plastered a whole
to create a short animated film.
bathroom. I really enjoyed work experience at it gave me
a look at what jobs I want to do when I leave school.
Another thing we do in VCAL is Work Experience.
Students doing VCE will have done one week of work
Next year I hope that I can get a job as an apprentice
experience in Year 10 level but in VCAL at the end Year
carpenter and then finish my apprenticeship off in the
12 you will have done at least eight weeks of work
From The Old Paradians
Mitchell, 19, will play Ben, the benevolent son of Beast and
Belle from Beauty and the Beast who is poised to assume
the throne of his contemporary kingdom.
To read more, go to
Remembering Matthew Trotman
Family and friends have farewelled Matthew Trotman, a
When Reddington put the Art in Arthur
Year 7 and 8 student at Parade through 1996 and 1997,
Arthur Roe well remembers the moment – it happened at
who died on Australia Day at the age of 30.
the now-defunct Australian Art Resources gallery in
Melbourne when he first caught glimpse of an abstract
Matthew, whose father Bernard predeceased him, was the
work by the Chicago-born Australian artist Charles
younger brother of Nicholas who also attended the
He shared the same Year 7 class with Daniel Strickland,
who was tragically killed in a waterskiing
accident in Echuca a little over four
years ago.
To read more, go to
“I don’t even own that picture anymore,” Arthur lamented
this week.
Old Paradian Lands Plumb Disney Role
“It’s crazy, I should never have let it go. It was one of those
Australian actor Mitchell Hope, a final year Parade College
things . . . but that was the light if you like.”
student in 2012, is to play Ben, son of Belle and Beast, in
For Arthur, a final year student of Parade in 1972, Old
Paradians Premiership footballer of 1986 and for more
than 30 years a taxation expert and financial planner,
Reddington’s abstract unquestionably flicked the switch in
2003. To read more, go to
Mr Tony De Bolfo
According to a report in USA Today, Disney Channel is
“tapping an Australian newcomer” to play one of the lead
roles in Descendants, a 2015 adventure-comedy movie
that will focus on the sons and daughters of heritage
Disney characters.
Old Paradians CEO
Attention Parents/
Guardians of Year 10
The 2014 curriculum for Year 10 Mathematics at Parade
College requires the use of the CAS calculator. The
calculators use a computer algebra system (CAS) which
allows students to investigate more complex algebraic
problems than they might be able to manually solve. It also
allows students to investigate graphs, statistics and geometry
within the curriculum. Students will be assessed throughout
the year on their use of the calculator.
The CAS calculators are used throughout the three VCE
Mathematics subjects – Further Mathematics, Mathematical
From The Music Department
Instrumental Music 2014 - Final Call
Please note that any student wishing to take instrumental
music lessons is able to enrol in the 2014 Instrumental Music
Program. Green application forms are available from the music
office or you can request one from
[email protected]
Please note that fees for tuition charges will be added to you
school accounts. Reserve a place now - popular instruments
like guitar and drums will fill quickly.
Methods CAS and Specialist Mathematics – and it is essential
that the students are fully proficient with their use, hence the
importance of this purchase for Year 10.
Parade College has book listed the Ti-Nspire™ CX CAS
Handheld for Year 10 Maths. As the latest version, it has a
colour screen, a thin and lightweight build, and runs on a
rechargeable battery.
Some students missed on a special deal that was available
for a limited time last year. We are able to offer the TiNspire™ CX CAS for purchased again through ABACUS
Calculators link for only $180 (inc. GST). This price includes
a free case and outstanding service in regards to updates and
special offers, warranty and returns.
For students undertaking Year 10 Mathematics Foundations,
the scientific calculator will suffice: the Casio FX82AUPLUSii
is available through the same deal, priced at only $21.95 (inc.
GST). Students can get a copy of the instructions of how to
order from the Students Service desk. In order to ensure your
son’s calculator is delivered to the college on time, please
follow these instructions to place your order between
Saturday 15 February and Monday 10 March 2014.
Students will see their names on a list at the Students Service
desk for collection details once their calculators arrive at the
College. Please ensure your receipt is kept securely as it will
be required for collection of the calculator from the College.
Mr Adam Hanna
Learning Area Leader Mathematics
Parade College Musical 2014 - “Hairspray”
Rehearsals have started for the much anticipated season of
‘Hairspray’. Members of the Parade cast are reminded that
Monday rehearsals are after school at Mercy College (bus
departs the roundabout at 3.25pm) and Wednesday rehearsals
are on site in the Rivergum Theatre. Ticket booking details will
be released very soon – watch this space. More information
from [email protected]
Open Day
Many thanks to the many music students that performed as
part of last week’s Open Day.
Mr Martin Macaulay
Director of Music
From The Sport’s Desk
ACC Athletics Carnival
Training is underway for the ACC Athletics carnival which
is being held on Wednesday April 2 at the Lakeside Oval.
Senior Sport Captains
Our athletes will be training twice per week on Tuesday
Congratulations to the following Senior Sport captains who
and Thursday after school and it is not too late to join the
were appointed at the recent full College Assembly
team if you have any particular talents.
Nicholas O’Kearney T02
We will be planning and preparing to improve upon the
Christian Picerni T09
success of the previous three year’s with another top
Cross Country
Jake Anderson B01
Eugene Pring H09
Jacob Ireland H07
House Athletics Carnival
Joshua Iacobaccio H09
The Year 7 House Athletics carnival will be held on our
Andrew Burgess L05
Bunjil Park Athletics track this Thursday afternoon with
Andre Marcon B07
the Year 8 carnival to follow on Thursday 27 February. All
Preston Sports
Julian Maloni H10
students taking part have the opportunity to win points for
Joshua Iacobaccio H09
their house with every student participating in at least four
Anthony Taranto L02
separate events. While the theme is strongly focused on
Table Tennis
Angus Tsam L02
participation, house spirit and fun although it serves a
further purpose of identifying talent for the ACC Athletics
These students have been appointed based on their
commitment, sportsmanship and ability to represent the
College in the best possible manner. They will prove to be
an invaluable support for coaches as they seek the support
Finally, it is most important to stress the need to be
of their fellow students to gather team members and ensure
‘sunsmart’ throughout the summer months. It is Parade
they demonstrate the same level of commitment for the
College policy to ensure that the sports uniform is worn
with College hat or cap. I would also encourage the use of
sunscreen when participating outdoors and the wearing of
Term 1 Sport
Term 1 sport has commenced this year for our senior
students in the sports of cricket, tennis and volleyball. The
1st XI cricket team are one win and one loss after two
rounds. Captain Jacob Ireland (Year 12 H07) and opener
Mr Craig Seckold
Ben Murdoch (Year 11 H08) have been outstanding with the
Director of Sport
bat while Michael Croxford (Year 12 B09) has proven to be
the best of the bowlers at this stage. The tennis team are
also sitting on one win and one loss after a difficult first up
assignment against St Bernards.
ACC Swimming Carnival
The ACC Swimming Carnival will be held this Friday night at
the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre commencing at
7pm. Parade won the Division Two competition in 2013 and
as a result have been promoted back into the tough Division
One section. With dedication to morning training sessions,
we hope to put out a competitive team and remain in the top
division. Family and friends are most welcome to attend.
From the
Business Manager
EMA- Education Maintenance Allowance- due date
28 February 2014
The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is provided by
the Victorian Government to lower-income families to help with
education-related costs.
If you have a child under 16, and you hold a valid Health Care
2014 Tuition Fees and Discount for Payment in Full
Invoices for 2014 tuition fees were issued in November. If
you are new to the College and have not received your
invoice please contact Emily Hosking on 9468 3327
be eligible to receive the EMA. The allowance is paid in two
instalments, one in March and one in August. In 2014, the
annual EMA amount per student is:
$300 for Year 7 students
Generous discounts are available to families who wish to pay
their invoices in full by Friday 21 February.
The discount is also extended for Charter Bus invoices.
Please call us for details of the total discount available if you
are unsure after checking your statement.
$250 for students in Year 8 – until age 16*.
* A pro-rata amount is payable for students turning 16 in 2014.
How to Apply: Contact the school office to obtain an EMA
application form.
Closing Date: You need to obtain an EMA application form
from the school office and return by Friday 28 February 2014.
Payment Plans
Families are reminded that fees are due by Friday 21
February unless an alternative direct debit payment plan has
been established. Direct Debit payment plans established in
2013 will be automatically reinstated for 2014. Payments will
be adjusted according to fees outstanding.
Card, Pension Card, or are a temporary foster parent, you may
Please check
your accounts to ensure payments have started.
For more information about the EMA, visit http://
Families facing financial hardship are encouraged to refer
the resource on the next page for possible sources of
government agency assistance.
Those paying by Centrepay deduction will need to contact
Centrelink to increase your regular payments for 2014 fees.
Charter Bus
Students travelling by Charter Bus in 2013 have been billed for
Please be aware some additional charges are levied
2014 unless we have been advised otherwise.
throughout the year eg; Private music lessons, E-text
(Electronic text books) and separate payment is required for
Families who no longer wish to use the service are required to
forward a cancellation request to [email protected]
or via letter addressed to Mr Kevin Bourke. Please note a
Overdue Balances and Late Payment Fees
terms notice is required to cancel use of the service.
Families who do not have an existing instalment
arrangement are required to finalise any “Brought Forward”
Email Addresses
balance immediately to avoid late payment fees.
Please advise us if you change your email address
If you have any questions about your fee statements or are
The College is now emailing fee statements monthly. This will
experiencing financial difficulty with meeting your fee
assist families to keep track of their payment plans and act as a
obligations please contact Ms Emily Hosking on 9468 3327
reminder for any payments in arrears. Please ensure you
or via [email protected].
advise us of any changes to your email address as this is also
the address used for the College Newsletter.
Alternatively if you would like to make an appointment with
the Business Manager to discuss your situation, please
Mrs Janelle Sheahan
contact the College.
Business Manager
20 February
5 March
Ash Wednesday
Ministry Retreat No 3
Year 9 ExCEL: Extended Learning
Project 1 Wk 5
Year 7 Camps (Changeover)
Ministry Retreat No 2
Year 7 Athletics Carnival
Treacy Celebration Day
Homework Club
Bodkin House Mass
ACC Senior Sport
ACC Swimming MSAC
22 February
Saturday Detention
Ministry Retreat No 3
Year 7 Camps (Lynch & Bodkin)
24 February
Finance Meeting
Year 7 Hughes & Treacy not at school
25 February
Staff Curriculum Day - Student
Year 7 Camps (Lynch & Bodkin)
World Day of Prayer
Treacy Trail - Year 7 (Hughes & Treacy)
8 March
International Women's Day
9 March
1st Sunday of Lent
10 March
Labour Day
Hindu New Year
21 February
6 March
7 March
free day
26 February
Year 9 ExCEL: Extended
Learning Project 1 Wk 4
27 February
ACC Senior Sport
Homework Club
Bundoora Year 9 HPV
Year 8 Athletics' Carnival
Parent/Tutor Evening
Schools' Clean Up Day
2015 - Year 7 Applications close
Failte Program
Senior Football Camp
1 March
Senior Football Camp
2 March
Clean Up Australia Day
3 March
Year 7 Camps (Hughes &
Treacy Trail - Year 7 (Lynch &
Board Meeting
Year 7 Camps (Hughes &
Year 7 Lynch & Bodkin not at
Launch of Project Compassion
Homework Club
28 February
4 March
Coming Soon….
1st Working Bee for the Year at both
Preston and Bundoora Campuses
Sunday 23 March 2014
8.00am until 12.30pm
Earn $60 per family
credited to your fee account simply for
attending a minimum of 3 hours
Mums, Dads, Students and Guardians
all welcome
We have many different jobs that need
to be done and we cater for a range of
Counsellor’s Corner
We thought this article might be of interest to many of you (particularly those of us who also parent boys). For further information
please see the below website for all manner of articles on boys’ social, emotional and educational development.
It seems 'Boy World' is an emotional place
09 October 2013 Original article published by the Chicago Tribune
About five years ago, Rosalind Wiseman examined the social lives of girls and ended up with a best-seller that inspired the
blockbuster movie “Mean Girls.”
Now it’s the boys’ turn.
As a mum to two teenage sons, Wiseman had to look no further than her own household to know that boys have their own
challenges. Still, she sought out the voices of a couple hundred more middle-school and high-school students, which became the
basis for her new book, “Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends
and the New Rules of Boy World.”
The biggest difference between the genders? It’s that even though boys claim everything is “fine” and are quick to sink into a stony
silence in front of the TV, they have deep emotional lives. They need to communicate their feelings, just like girls — if only parents
knew how to start the conversation.
“We believe if we can’t see it, it’s not there,” said Wiseman, an educator, who was recently in the area to talk to parenting groups in
Northfield and Glen Ellyn. “And one of the things that surprised me the most is how much we, as adults, reinforce boy silence.”
The data certainly support the author’s premise that boys need more attention. In the mid-1970s, 56 per cent of boys went to college;
today that figure has tumbled to about 40 per cent (compared with 60 per cent for girls).
However, boys have skyrocketed in a number of negative categories: They commit suicide at five times the rate of girls and are
overrepresented in correctional facilities, with 879 boys behind bars for every 100 girls, according to the Census Bureau.
Contrary to popular belief, when Wiseman was in schools doing her research, boys would come up to her and solicit advice on
everything from cliques to girlfriends to moral dilemmas, such as when a friend bullies another student. The locker room is particularly
perilous — especially if you’re a freshman showering with seniors.
“Too often we let the stereotypes — that boys are easy, that they don’t want to talk — shape the way we look at them and their
relationships with other people,” she said. “We box them in.”
In the book, she cites an invitation to a pool party as an example of the inequitable way we respond to the genders. If you have a
seventh-grade daughter, you are attuned to the fact that girls are often self-conscious about their bodies. But if you have a son the
same age, you may not be thinking of “moobs” (man boobs) or understand why he is procrastinating, playing video games instead of
getting ready.
“In the car, you assume he’s sullen because he’s going through video game withdrawal,” Wiseman writes. “Two hours later, you pick
him up from the party determined to start fresh. You enthusiastically ask if he had a good time … and you try to ignore his sullen
attitude as he goes right back to the video games.”
It’s too easy to get annoyed and write him off as a typical, emotionally disengaged boy. What you don’t know is “he’s running to
distract himself from the shame he feels that he was ridiculed for his body.”
And why don’t parents know? “Because we don’t collectively challenge boy culture,” she said.
Wiseman ticks off myriad other reasons boys don’t share, including: He believes it won’t make a difference — and could make the
situation worse. He doesn’t want you to get worried, angry or do something that could cause even more humiliation — like calling
the other parent.
“Too often, mums and dad go into ‘do something’ mode … and take away all control,” she said. “You want to be an involved parent,
not a micromanaging parent. Maybe you will eventually make that call, but usually they want to start with you behind the scenes,
asking ‘What’s the next step?’ These are skill-building exercises that will help your son advocate for himself.”
How to talk to a boy
Of course, that kind of guidance calls for starting a conversation. Wiseman offers some “do’s and don’ts” for breaking through the
boy barrier:
• Don’t bombard him with 20 questions the minute you pick him up from school or after practice. If he just wants to listen to music
and relax, that’s OK. A simple “Hey, what’s up?” can suffice.
“But if you are interrogating him when it’s about nothing, why would he come to you when he actually has a problem?” Wiseman
• If your teen doesn’t want to spend time together, create opportunities. A simple “Want to go to lunch” is good because it has a
beginning and an end.
Besides, you’re feeding him.
• Another good time to talk is at night. Sit on the end of their bed and ask how he is doing. The advantage is in the darkness … you
can’t see each other’s faces.
• When he does open up, don’t rush in and try to “fix” things. Ask: “Are you just venting or are you asking for my advice?”
By Bonnie Miller Rubin
If this raises any questions or you would like to discuss referring any student to counselling, please don’t hesitate to contact us or
your Head of House.
From the Counselling Team
Ladies’ Auxiliary
Fathers’ Committee
Parade Fathers’ Committee
Enhancing father son relationships
Our Thanks
Special thanks to those ladies who attended to help at the Year 7
The Driver Ed Course is taking place on Wednesday 9 April.
Information Night, the Art Show Opening Night and Open Day at
Please get your forms in to avoid disappointment. Forms
Bundoora and Preston Campuses. We appreciate your help and
were distributed via Tutor group and email earlier in the term.
you should be congratulated for your continued support to our
Should your son need another, one can be collected from
college community. Thanks Ladies!
Student services.
We also extend our thanks to our Parade boys for their help at the
Next Meeting Wednesday 12 March 8.00pm
at Preston Campus
Opening Night of the Art Show and during Open Day. Your pride in
your school community is apparent by your willingness to assist and
promote it in various ways. Well done!
Jeff Warke
President PFC
Come join us at our next Parade Ladies’ Auxiliary Meeting:
0409 174 208
[email protected]
Monday 17 March 2014
Mass in Bundoora Chapel at 7:00pm
Followed by brief meeting at 7.30pm
Hickey Foyer
Drinks and nibbles afterwards.
All welcome!
Year 7 Parents Dinner
This is coming up Wednesday 19 March
Your invitation has been given to you and we await your reply.
It is a great night and a chance to meet other parents and teachers
with in our College community. Details on attached invitation.
Brick Paver Fundraiser
We are taking orders for a new quota of brick pavers. We invite all
families to take advantage of this great opportunity to engrave their
family name into the proud history of Parade College. When placing
an order please use the order form located on the website under
the Ladies’ Auxiliary “button” and return to school administration
with full payment in an envelope clearly marked Paver
Fundraiser: Parade College Ladies’ Auxiliary.
President Veronica Spiteri
Secretary Christine Liuzzi
[email protected]
Parents On Parade
39th Annual Art Show
On the weekend of 14-16 February, Parade College hosted its 39th Annual Art Show, ‘Artists On Parade’. It was a great success.
Thanks to all those who assisted with the Art Show especially Margaret Grech, Julie Dwyer, Annie Formica, Charlie Formica and
Jenine Fogarty who were part of the official committee.
Mr Arthur Roe (Old Paradian 1972) opened the show with some inspirational words.
The success of the show would not have been possible without members of the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Fathers’ Committee, Property
Management Team, Facilities staff, Tony Teo (Visual Arts and Drama Learning Area Leader) and Jeanette Shapadovski.
VCE Music students, under the direction of Mr Martin Macaulay, performed on the night and helped set a special atmosphere.
A number of students assisted on the opening night and we thank them for their efforts.
Of course, the artists, sponsors and patrons made the weekend one to remember!
Ms Cate Livingston
Art Show Convenor
Pictured (Top Left Clockwise): Student Helpers; VCE Music Students and Mr Martin Macaulay; Ms Jenine Fogarty, Ms
Julie Dwyer and Mrs Margaret Grech; Artists; Ladies’ Auxiliary helpers; Anne O’Riordan and Agi Argyropoulos.

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