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    Home Learning & VCE Information
    by Heads of Learning (Years 7-9 & 10-12) - Friday, 7 August 2020, 12:32 PM
     

    As we move again into Home Learning it is vital for VCE students to keep up their focus on the completion of the Unit 4 studies.

    This week families have an opportunity to discuss progress at Parent Teacher Student Interviews, but they should also be looking forward and discussing the end of year examinations, and the type of study program that may be required to achieve desired results.

    Students over the next six weeks will be completing the last of their assessments for Unit 4, a small number may go into Term 4. Once all assessments are completed satisfactorily students that have completed four or more Unit 3&4 subjects will have gained the required number of units to receive their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). They should be congratulated on reaching that milestone, however, by the end of Term the focus will change to examinations. For most students, 50% or more of the ...Read more...
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    Year 8 Aspiring Leaders Program
    by Assistant Principals (Students) - Thursday, 6 August 2020, 11:01 AM
     

    This term the College ran a program for our aspiring Year 8 leaders. 25 students nominated to be part of the inaugural program which looked at different ways to lead, how we can lead in our own contexts and what it means to be a leader in the “way of Champagnat”. The program was not only for our young men who wanted to apply for leadership positions but also those who were not keen on applying for a badge and just wanted to discover more about leadership in their own context. 


    Many things this year have not run as expected and so our live event become two online sessions which our Year 8 leaders adapted to extremely well. The ideas they came up with throughout both sessions and the depth and detail in their reflections gave a real sense of hope to the staff as we saw these young leaders flourish and develop. The first session was with Luke Mason who has worked for Collingwood Football ...Read more...
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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 2:52 PM
     

    A number of our Feeder Parishes have embraced online masses. Some are streamed live at a particular time; some are available for you to view at a time that is convenient to you. All are a new way of participating in Mass and a prayerful, calming time in the week. Please find details of 10 of our Feeder Parishes’ streamed masses below (if any other Feeder Parishes have started streaming masses, please let us know at the College and we will promote yours too):


    Mary Mother of the Church, Catholic Parish Ivanhoe

    Sunday: 12 noon, then left up for your viewing `On Demand’ until the next Sunday.

    https://www.ivanhoecatholics.com/fr-bill-streamed-mass


    Our Lady of Pines Catholic Parish, Donvale

    Sunday: `On Demand’.

    Contact the Parish Office for login details for live Weekday Masses.

    https://www.ourladyofthepineschurch.org/


    St Clement of Rome Parish, Bulleen

    Sunday: `On Demand’.

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    Game Aware
    by Assistant Principals (Students) - Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 12:06 PM
     

    As lockdown continues in the cold winter months it can be difficult to find the motivation to leave the house.  We are all struggling to know the best way to approach lockdown for the second time and how to maintain healthy habits in the face of isolation, winter and a lack of connection. For many of us we worry about the amount of screen time ourselves and our children are engaging in. We are all too aware that gaming can be an issue for many of our young people. In a time when they are struggling to connect how can we encourage both healthy gaming habits and use it to build relationships.

    Game Aware has a number of online sessions for parents to provide opportunities to work through concerns or tips for healthy online practices. Below we have shared 4 tips from Game Aware for parents and for their young gamers to use gaming for positive outcomes and also to connect with friends ...

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    Faith Matters
    by Carolyn Young - Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 11:18 AM
     

    Understandably there is a lot of commentary in the media at the moment about people’s behaviour. Everyone is worried, everyone is anxious; some of the commentary we read is helpful, some of it reflects people giving into their anxiety and fear and lashing out at others. In this context, I offer you one of the prayers we have shared in Daily Pastoral recently. It begins with a story:

    An old lady once received a letter in the mailbox. It read: “Tonight I will dine with you. Love, Jesus”.

    Shocked and concerned for she was poor, she hurried to the mini market just in time to buy some bread, for this was all she could afford. On her way back she noticed a beggar on the side of the road, in the pouring rain, stretching out his shaking arm. “Please” was all he said.

    She stopped and contemplated how she could ignore what she saw and then cut some of the bread and handed it to him. When he ate it...

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