3, Week 8 - Friday 14 September 2018
From the Deputy
Rostrevor's Support Invaluable
Our pilgrims are preparing for their
travel to India at the end of this year, so it's appropriate to share with you a message from Br Rob Callan,
President of Friends of Mithra, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to provide education and rehabilitation
services for poor children with multiple disabilities and contribute towards the reconstruction of buildings
destroyed by floods in Chennai.
"If you've ever wondered what difference your support for
the Indian fundraisers make, let me assure you that the money raised by the Rostrevor College community
is invaluable. It helps to transform the lives of the most marginalised children from the slums of Chennai,
For the past 30 years Rostrevor College has generously supported the Mithra
Rehabilitation Centre in Chennai, India. This centre, founded by an Australian nun, receives no government
assistance and is totally dependent on the generosity of Australian friends. Sr Mary Theodore died in
2012 and the centre was flooded in 2015. So, a group called "Friends of Mithra" is committed to keeping
alive Sr Mary Theodore's dream to educate and rehabilitate these poor children with special needs.
Students from Rostrevor visit Mithra as part of their biennial Indian pilgrimages. Rostrevor
students were the first Australian school group to spend time at Mithra in 1988. Here they see first-hand
what a difference Australian donations make. Currently, with Rostrevor's substantial help, we are completing
a new flood-proof dormitory for the female residents. Mithra's most pressing need is keeping Mithra viable
so that it can continue to provide the invaluable services of education and therapy to the poorest of
the poor. Your ongoing support is critical. On behalf of the Sisters, staff and children, I sincerely
thank the Rostrevor College community".
Our Red & Black Discos held throughout each
year continue to be very popular and raise money to support a range of causes including the Mithra Rehabilitation
Centre in Chennai, India.
been a busy week for our Music Department, performing at the Catholic Schools Music Festival on Wednesday
night, followed by the Middle and Senior Years Music Night last night and two performances at our Co-Curricular
Assembly this morning.
At such events the College has an opportunity to showcase the talents
of our students. As usual, the quality of the musical performances was particularly impressive. Our musicians
and vocalists are extremely talented, and this is in no small measure due to our brilliant instrumental
and vocal staff and our own very passionate and committed teachers, Peter Waterman, Marnie Tiggemann and
Greg Osman. A big thank you must also go to our Parent Support Group for all their work in supporting
You will have an opportunity to enjoy performances from our Music Department at
both the Twilight Fair and Presentation Night later in the year.
This morning we held our Winter Co-Curricular Assembly in Purton Hall. It
was an excellent Assembly, highlighting the enormous array of talent that exists in our community. Several
students gave accounts of their season, some particularly entertaining and again, we thank all parents,
old scholars, staff and students for their contribution to this important pillar of our College.
One significant aspect of participation in co-curricular activities is the ability to make
people feel they are part of something, a team member and a member of the Rostrevor Community - a community
which is made up of students, parents, Old Scholars and of course staff. The Assembly provided us
with an opportunity to thank parents, staff members and Old Scholars who have coached or managed teams.
Without their dedication and commitment, we would not be able to offer such a broad range of activities,
nor experience the success that we do.
While we congratulated those students who were awarded
trophies, we also acknowledged those who willingly participate in our co-curricular program; without their
contribution and commitment, the program would not exist.
I would like to take this opportunity
to thank and congratulate Mr Luke Manuel who has stepped into the role as Head of Co-Curricular seamlessly
and is doing a wonderful job in coordinating the Co-Curricular Program in the Middle and Senior Years.
I would also like to thank Mr Tim Baccanello for his role in coordinating the Co-Curricular Program in
the Junior Years.
Whilst the flurry of activity for Winter
Co-Curricular sports has subsided, certain students have still been busy with some impressive feats in
various sporting formats. On Thursday Week 5, Year 12's participated in the inaugural SA Schools
Handball Championships. Rostrevor entered two teams which were comprised entirely of Mr Trewartha
and Mr Footners' Year 12 Physical Education classes. The boys performed exceptionally well and ended
up facing-off against one another in an all-Rostrevor Grand Final. The Final was of an incredibly
high standard with Mr Footners' class crowned victors after a 16-13 victory. All boys proudly represented
Rostrevor College and are to be commended on their efforts.
On Wednesday Week 6, our Year 9A
Soccer Team played their State Knockout Semi-Final against Cabra College. Unfortunately, the boys
fell agonisingly short after playing out a 0-0 draw at full-time and at the conclusion of extra time.
Eventually Cabra prevailed 5-3 on penalties, meaning our boys are sadly eliminated from the tournament.
Nonetheless, making the Semi-Final is a fantastic accomplishment in itself and I offer sincere congratulations
to all involved on their success.
Finally, we have the prestigious Achilles
Cup coming up in Week 10. Early indications and spirit at trainings have been terrific and I implore
all who performed strongly at the Athletics Carnival or who believe themselves to be a gifted athlete
to try out on Tuesdays or Thursdays after school. After finishing second in 2017, the aim is to
go one step further in 2018!
If your son, be he a current or past scholar, has made any significant
achievement in an activity outside of the College, please pass this on to me via email email@example.com
or by phone, so that I can include his achievements in the weekly newsletter.
Head of Co-Curricular
For complete results from the
weekend, please access the link below:
Students v Staff
Futsal Game - Rostrevor Students raising monies for Beyond Blue & Prostate Cancer research.
The Students come away with a win, after a penalty shootout.
Athletics Carnival Report
What do these pictures have in common?
The first picture is of the Egan juggernaut winning its 6th Athletics Carnival in a row! The
other one mirrors the mood of the losers!
The truth of the matter is that our Athletics Carnival
2018 once again lived up to the hype and glamour that it has become famous for. The chanting, the super-human
performances, the 'never say die' spirit and the preparedness of each person regardless of the team or
year level to dig deep when it was required. 2018 once again had it all!
"The Rostrevor boys
know how to put in effort" was comment made by some of the bystanders. One even commented on the
fact that they couldn't believe the passion that was being shown!
Once again, well done to
all Houses, for your efforts and spirit, regardless of whether you won or lost!
In the final
wrap-up the results indicated:
Brother Mogg Shield - Winners: Egan
School Shield - Winners: Egan - 2nd Gurr - 3rd Murphy - followed by Barron, O'Brien and Webb in that order.
Middle School Shield - Winners: Egan - 2nd: Gurr - 3rd Webb followed by O'Brien, Barron and
Murphy in that order.
The Inter House Spirit Trophy - Winners: Webb.
The Outstanding Athletes, based on events
and results completed on the day went to:
Vin Moriarty Medal
Year 12 Champion Athlete
Syd McDonald Medal
Year 11 Champion Athlete
Tom Kendall Medal
Year 10 Champion Athlete
Bernard Tobin Medal
Year 9 Champion Athlete
J Ahern Medal
Year 8 Champion Athlete
Year 7 Champion Athlete
Once again, a
Head of Faculty - Health & Physical Education
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