3, Week 4 - Friday 16 August 2019
was wonderful to see so many enthusiastic participants at Sacred Heart College for the Inter-Collegiate
On behalf of the College, I would like to extend my thanks to parents, family members
and students who witnessed the First XI Soccer team claim victory on Friday afternoon, as well as those
who were there on Saturday to support the various teams, including the First XVIII as the finale to a
great weekend of sport. The event was full of atmosphere, created by the many supporters in attendance.
Well done to all participants on the day, especially to the boys who were awarded Intercol Medals and
of course all members of the supporters' group. Please refer to the gallery for images of the Intercol
weekend and associated activities taken during the event.
Unfortunately, earlier this week
we were made aware of behaviours from a small minority which did not reflect the 2019 theme: 'Respect
Outweighs Rivalry'. We are addressing these matters and following a restorative process with those concerned.
This has already led to some preliminary thoughts around planning and how we can better manage some processes
on and off field in 2020.
On Thursday we
celebrated one of the most significant days in our College calendar Marian Day. 15 August is a special
day in the Catholic Church as it is the Feast of the Assumption. Developing a genuine respect for women
by our boys and young men is crucial to their holistic development.
On Marian Day, we also give
thanks for our own mothers. We emphasise the respect that all Christian gentlemen should show for women
but particularly our mothers, who have made so many sacrifices for us.
After the whole school
Mass, students gathered in House groups as guest speakers from House charities presented on the theme
of advocacy. Students were reminded of how privileged we are and therefore our calling to stand in solidarity
with those who are less fortunate.
Students then came together to enjoy lunch provided by the College (the very popular Rossi Burger),
followed by an R-12 Walkathon groups to various routes off campus.
Senior and Middle Years Pastoral Care, Co-Curricular and individual photographs will
be taken on Wednesday 4 September. A letter together with photograph schedule will be emailed to parents
in the coming weeks.
Junior Years photographs will be taken on the following day, Thursday
School Closure Day
A reminder that a school closure day is
scheduled on Friday 30 August, which is also an exeat weekend for our boarders. This offers students the
opportunity to catch up on assessment work and revision prior to Week 7 of the term, where teachers will
be in the process of finalising assessment for the Term 3 report cycle.
The Resilience Kicks Program has been running for over a term now under
the guidance of Peter Terminello, Old Scholar (2013) and qualified Counsellor. This program aims to build
resilience and self confidence amongst our Year 7 and 8 boys using sport and physical activity as the
centrepiece. Each Thursday morning for 45 minutes, boys are taught strategies to combat anxiety, tension
and ways to not catastrophise everyday situations. As a follow-up, these boys will embark on a week-long
Rock & Water Camp with Tony Purvis in Week 6.
Our Year 7 cohort will also embark on a Social
Skills Program this term, run by both our College Psychologist, Karolina Pasierbek and Counsellor, Adrian
Terminello. This program will aim to assist the boys in their everyday interactions with each other at
school and the development of friendships and family relationships.
the annual Inter-Collegiate Weekend against Sacred Heart College provided an abundance of memorable moments
by way of skill, respectful competition and selflessness. A large majority of our students adopted the
'Respect Outweighs Rivalry' banner that was promoted and represented the College tremendously. Many of
our younger students both in the Primary and Middle Years competed in fantastic matches, whilst also consistently
demonstrating Rostrevor College values and understanding what it meant to compete in the 2019 Intercol.
As the stakes may have heightened in some of the Senior Years fixtures, it was equally impressive to note
the tenaciousness with which both schools competed without allowing emotions to flare and escalate into
anything that would be considered untoward.
Collectively, Rostrevor College and Sacred Heart
College put many hours into planning and enhancing the Intercol experience for all participating students.
The relationship between both schools at a staff level is excellent, and our hope is that in future our
student relationships can echo this. There are always areas for improvement, and we are confident that
we can continue to collaborate to produce an event that encompasses a variety of activities, delivering
a rewarding experience for all students.
Without doubt, one of the most pleasing aspects to
come from the weekend was witnessing some kind-hearted individual gestures from Rostrevor College students.
A member of our Middle Years Basketball team offered his hand to help up a Sacred Heart Student who fell.
Another member of our 8A Football team alerted the umpire of a Sacred Heart Student who had been struck
in the head and stayed with him until he was assisted, instead of chasing the ball.
Sometimes, we can get so emotionally invested
in games that we forget what is really important. These little moments, from a school perspective, are
just as memorable as any results over the weekend.
To organise an event such as Intercol requires
an astronomical amount of work behind the scenes, both leading up to and over the weekend itself. Sacred
Heart hosted brilliantly, with their new facilities impressing students, staff and families alike. Thank
you to every single member of staff, every parent, caregiver, old scholar and family member who was involved
in any capacity over the weekend. It's always a nice reminder to realise the support that exists beyond
the boundaries of Rostrevor College, and long may this continue.
In other Co-Curricular
Congratulations to our Year 12 Physical Education class
who competed in the SA Schools European Handball Championships on Thursday 8 August. For the second year
running, Rostrevor 1 and Rostrevor 2 made the Grand Final with Mr Bill Trewartha's class prevailing and
crowned State Champions. Rostrevor has won the State Titles two years in a row; all students should be
very proud of themselves.
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 to
email@example.com or by phone, so that I can
include his achievements in the weekly newsletter.
For a full list of results from the preceding
week's fixtures, please click the link below:
Head of Co-Curricular
Vocational Education Report
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Boarding Exeat Home Stays
Term 1: Wednesday 30 January to Friday 12 April 2019
Term 2: Tuesday 30 April to Friday 28 June 2019
Term 3: Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September 2019
Term 4: Monday 14 October to Friday 06 December