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01 Feb 2013

From the Principal

Dear parents, friends, staff and students

The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time, as we welcome staff and students who are new to our community as well as those who are returning after the refreshing summer break. Our new Year 7 students commenced, looking excited, a little nervous about the new experiences which await them, and perfectly attired in their new uniforms. We are delighted to welcome them to Mount St Benedict College, along with new students joining us in other year groups. With all our students in attendance on Thursday we had a successful Photo Day and staff and students were able to spend time in House groups, developing connections and relationships. We also welcome parents who are new to our community and trust that you will quickly come to feel part of our extended College community.

We welcome back from leave a number of staff: Mrs Mary Ann Dudley, Mrs Nina Selvaggi, Ms Sophie Lander, Mrs Michele Busuttil and Ms Rebecca Enright; and also a number of new staff: Mrs Michelle Blackman (Development and Archives Assistant), Ms Di Cottrell-Dormer (TAS), Mrs Kelly Heaton (English), Mrs Briohny Hickey (PDHPE), Ms Emma Hopkins (History, SAC), Miss Laura Sheehan (History, SAC), Miss Elaine Lau (Science), Mr Matthew Liccioni (Acting Head of TAS), Mr Adam Shaw (English), Mrs Rebecca Shiels (Teacher/Librarian) and Mrs Gillian McGregor (Representative Sport and Physical Activity). Each of these new staff members brings a great deal of experience to their role and will enrich our community through their contributions.

Mrs Annette Johnston takes on the role of Acting Studies Coordinator for 2013, Mrs Donna Dempsey assumes the role of Ministry Coordinator (in addition to her responsibilities as Religious Education Coordinator), and Ms Christina Liu is moving into the role of College Chaplain. Mr David Greenwell is Acting Head of HSIE for 2013. I congratulate and thank these staff for their preparedness to take on additional responsibilities.

This week we also farewelled Mrs Lee Ursino as she leaves us to take up a role in a school closer to her home. We thank Lee for her contributions in many areas of College life, during her seven years with us.

In your communications with the College the House Coordinators play an important role. Whilst most of you already know your daughter’s House Coordinator, I will list their names here so everybody is aware of the appropriate person to contact with concerns:

Arcadia Mrs Mairead Ennis
Maredsous Mrs Lela Vukovic
Monte Cassino Ms Erin O’Brien
Montserrat Ms Sharon Robinson
New Norcia Ms Marion Zammit
Stanbrook Mrs Lisa Dean
Subiaco Ms Kathy Reid
Terracina Mrs Kate Gillies

HSC Results
The Class of 2012 achieved some of the best results ever achieved by students from MSB. There were many excellent individual performances and overall results were excellent. While ranking of schools and students only ever gives part of the picture of results, we were very pleased with our performance relative to other similar schools and schools in our area, being ranked as the 6thhighest performing Catholic Girls’ School in NSW. You should receive a comprehensive analysis of the results with this Newsletter. We congratulate the students, their parents and their teachers on their successes and our warm wishes go to the Class of 2012 as they begin the next exciting phase of life.HSC Results

Once again we are beginning the year with major building taking place. Once the extension to the Hall is complete it will be far more comfortable and will enable us to accommodate staff, students, parents and guests more easily. In the meantime we will do our best, with the assistance of Paynter Dixon, the builders, to minimize the disruption and inconvenience.

 

P&F AGM Monday 11 February
The Parents and Friends Association plays a significant role in building community amongst the parents of the College and in enhancing facilities for the benefit of our students. Each year a small group of dedicated parents fill the Executive roles in the association and organize and coordinate the various events and activities which take place during the year. I urge parents to come along to the Annual General Meeting of the Parents and Friends Association on February 11 at 7.30pm in the Staff Lunch Room. This is an opportunity to be involved in decisions affecting your daughter, to meet other parents and to be an active member of our community. New parents are particularly encouraged and welcomed. I know both I and members of the Executive welcome the input of parents in the decision making.

 

As we begin the school year it is good to remind ourselves of what it is we hold to be most important. Our school prayer expresses this for us:

God of love, bless this school community.
May it be a place of peace and hospitality.
Help us to use wisely all the gifts you give us.
May we be gentle in our dealings with others,
mindful of those in sorrow,
willing to share with those who rejoice.
Like St Benedict, may we respond fully to the call of the Gospel.

PAX

Maria Pearson,
Principal
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Mission News

During the holidays I had the privilege of accompanying a group of colleagues and students on an immersion trip to India. It is difficult to describe the intensity of such an experience, however, in our newsletter in coming weeks we look forward to relating some stories from the trip and identifying some of the ways in which our partnerships are bearing fruit.

As we began our school year we did so with our Opening College Eucharist which took place on Friday 1 February at the Light of Christ Centre at Waitara. We are grateful that Benedictine Priest Fr David Orr was able to join us on this occasion. This was an ideal setting to welcome our newest community members and pray for God’s blessing on them.

In less than two weeks from now our Year 7 students will take part in their Reflection Day at St Benedict’s at Arcadia. This will provide an opportunity for some community building, some prayer and reflection and some further introduction to the Benedictine and Good Samaritan heritage of our College. The day will have a particular focus on the gifts we bring to our community and how we can use them more fruitfully in the service of others.

We’re also rapidly approaching Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is on Wednesday 13 February and will be marked at the College through our traditional liturgical celebration. This commemoration will then lead us into our period of prayer and repentance as we prepare for Easter.

Part of our Lenten observance will include a particular focus on denying ourselves in order to provide for the needs of others. Our support of Caritas Australia is one significant way in which we will promote this aspect. In the week following Ash Wednesday we will have a range of activities taking place in the College to support Caritas.

Later in the term Year 12 students will take part in their three day Retreat which is always a highlight of their senior school experience. Towards the end of term we will commemorate the events of Holy Week with Easter falling within the school term, approximately two weeks before the term break. Our Holy Week Liturgy will take place on Wednesday 27 March. The College will be closed for Holy Thursday and Good Friday and classes will resume on Easter Tuesday, 2 April.

Paul Lentern
Assistant Principal – Dean of Mission
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Curriculum News

2012 HIGHER SCHOOL CERTIFICATE RESULTS

The 2012 cohorts motto “ignite your light” was certainly reflected in the outstanding Higher School Certificate results.

The summary of statistics makes excellent reading:

  • Top ATAR of 99.50 (Samantha Camilleri) followed by 98.20 (Antonia Chacon) and 98.05 [est] (Francesca Alexandra)
  • 35 % of the eligible cohort achieved an ATAR of over 90 i.e. one in three students who sat the HSC and were eligible for an ATAR
  • 67 % of students received an ATAR over 80, i.e. two in three students who sat the HSC and were eligible for an ATAR
  • 87% received an ATAR over 70
  • Five students were on the All Rounder List. This list acknowledges students who achieved a mark of 90 or more in ten of their HSC units, including English – Francesca Alexander, Rochelle Amys, Samantha Camilleri, Chloe Do Rosario, Melissa Kelly
  • Two appearances in The Top Achievers List. A 5th place in the State in Studies of Religion II and a 6th place in the State in Food Technology – both for Samantha Camilleri
  • 147 mentions on the Distinguished Achievers List. This list acknowledges students who achieved a Band 6 or its equivalent in the respective courses. (From a total of 119 students that sat the HSC. See below)
  • In 35 out of the 39 courses attempted the mean examination mark for the College was higher than the State’s mean examination mark. In 64 % of these courses the mean was at last 5 marks higher than the respective State mean. This is an outstanding result (see below)
  • In 28 of the courses the combined band 5 and 6 aggregate was 20% higher for each of the respective courses than the State (see below)
  • Mount St Benedict College was ranked the 6th Catholic girls’ school in the State, 8th for all Catholic schools in the State and ranked overall 57th in the State
  • Best performing Catholic school in the Hills District.

What is particularly pleasing is that this performance is not a one off. Two years ago Mount St Benedict College was ranked 69th in the State, 35 %-39 % of the eligible cohort achieved an ATAR of over 90. There were 124 Band 6’s (108 students sat the HSC) and in 70 % of the 30 courses the mean was at last 5 marks higher than the respective State mean.

Of particular distinction was the performance of Samantha Camilleri who achieved the top ATAR, was in the All Rounders’ and Distinguished Achievers List and twice in the Top Achievers List. Samantha’s hard work is such a credit to herself, her family and the College. As Samantha explained when she received her results “Happy would be an understatement. The HSC is a year of continual effort and diligence and so the feeling of reaching my end goal is one of unqualified joy. In fact, the entire week in which ATAR’s were released was really just a buzz. Getting into my first preference course – a Bachelor of Optometry/Bachelor of Science at UNSW – was the icing on the cake”.

Samantha went on to say “the teachers at Bennies were the powerhouse mechanisms – the force behind our year’s fantastic results. Chemistry after-school workshops, lunch time overviews and morning math sessions were just some of the ways my teachers would go out of their way, especially before exams, and make themselves available to us”.

Other notable mentions are the two Band 6s out of three students in Dance. Considering the difficulty in competing with exceptional performing arts schools this was an outstanding performance. The class teacher Ms Leanne Zarb commented “the students’ results reflected their receptiveness to listen to teacher’s feedback and how well they worked collaboratively together “.In Information Process and Technology three out of the four students received a Band 6. The class teacher Ms Kathy Reid also mentioned the students “worked really well together, collaborative and engaging with each other “. Also in the TAS faculty, as mentioned, Samantha Camilleri achieved a 6th place in the State in Food Technology.

The History faculty, as always, performed at an outstanding level with Ancient History almost 15 % above the State mean, Society and Culture almost 11 % above the State mean and Modern History 10 % above the State mean. Ms Annette Swinfield, the Head of History, explains this exceptional level of consistency throughout many years due to the “dedicated and professional staff who are always undertaking professional development and bringing cutting edge information and skills into the classrooms and continually challenging the students.”

Similarly, in the PDHPE faculty, the combined Band 5 and 6 in PDHPE was 47 % higher than the State’s aggregate and in CAFS the combined Band 5 and 6 was 42 % higher than the State’s. This was a remarkable achievement. Mr. David Campbell, Head of PDHPE elucidates: “A successful team strives for success and supports each other. This was very much the case for these two classes who developed the culture of challenging themselves academically with homework and extension activities, while supporting each other by encouraging, sharing and respecting each other. The culture helped shaped the success of the group”.

In English Advanced 25 % of the cohort received a Band 6 which was twice that of the State, and 63 % of the College cohort received a Band 5 in English Advanced as compared to 41 % in the State. Ms Melinda Kearns, Head of English, was “very pleased for the girls and for the example they set for the younger girls in working very hard between the Trials and the HSC exams where a lot can change”.

In Studies of Religion 1 about 25-30 % of the cohort received a Band 6 which was almost three times that of the State. Mrs Donna Dempsey, Head of Religion, explains the consistency of such excellent results over the years by “having experienced and specialist staff who are dedicated to helping students achieve their very best“.

Also pleasing was Physics, where the combined Band 5 and 6 was 29 % higher than the State’s aggregate, in Senior Science it was 35 % higher and in Biology 20 % higher. Similarly for Mathematics the combined Band 5 and 6 compared to the State’s aggregate was 20 % higher and for General Mathematics it was 35 % higher than the State. Special mention must also go to the Legal Studies students who were 12 % above the State mean and the combined Band 5 and 6 was 55 % higher than the State’s aggregate. This again is an exceptional result for a difficult course.

Mrs Lucy Elgood, College Careers Coordinator said the “outstanding results have given the girls an opportunity to access a wide range of high demanding courses”. Almost 95 % of the girls eligible for an ATAR, have been made University offers. Examples of these are: Law, Physiotherapy, Optometry, Education, Nursing, Media and Business. It was also pleasing that some of the students’ were offered early achievers entry at Australian Catholic University in the courses of their choice.

2012 HSC Results – detail

John Muskovits
Assistant Principal – Dean of Curriculum
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CAPA NEWS

ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL TIMES
College Choir commences Monday 4 February 3.30pm – 4.30pm
MSB Concert Band commences Wednesday 6 February 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Flute Ensemble commences Tuesday 12 February at lunchtime.
Chamber Ensemble commences Wednesday 13 February at lunchtime.

MUSICAL REHEARSALS
GREASE rehearsals commence Thursday 7 February 3.30pm – 5.30pm All cast to attend.

INSTRUMENTAL TUITION
Instrumental tuition teachers will be contacting parents shortly to organise lessons for all students in Term One. This includes Year 7 students who applied for tuition at the end of 2012 and all students who were enrolled at the end of last year.

Peter Watters
Head of Department – Creative and Performing Arts
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College Notices

NEW STAFF

Welcome to our new staff members:

Row 1: Michelle Blackman, Developent and Archives Assistant
Kelly Heaton, English
Briohny Hickey, PDHPE

Row 2: Emma Hopkins, History, SAC
Elaine Lau, Science
Matthew Liccioni, Acting Head of TAS

Row 3: Gillian McGregor, Representative Sport and Physical Activity Assistant
Adam Shaw, English
Laura Sheehan, History, SAC

Row 4: Rebecca Shiels, Teacher/Librarian

Absent: Di Cottrell-Dormer

 


For your Diary:
Parent Information Evening for families seeking enrolment for Year 7/2015 (ie. girls starting Year 5 this year) to be held on Monday 25 February at 7.00pm in the College Hall.

Current families may think to mention this to other families with younger daughters at their primary schools.


The closing date for Scholarship applications for girls entering Year 7/2014 (current Year 6 students) and Year 11/2014 (current Year 10 students) is midnight on Monday 4 February, 2013. No late registrations will be accepted. All application details are on the College website under “Enrolments”.

FEES

The first term’s fees are due Friday 15 February 2013.

If the College holds a Direct Debit Authority to deduct payments automatically from your Bank Account or Credit Card, payments will commence Friday 15 February for weekly, fortnight A and term payments. The first monthly payment will be deducted Monday 19 February. Fortnight B payments will commence Friday 22 February.

Direct Debit Authorities remain in force until the College receives notification in writing.

If you wish to confirm or change your payment arrangements, please contact Mrs Fiona Barnett on 9980 0445 or fees@msben.nsw.edu.au


2012 NSW Adolescent Vaccination Programme

TUESDAY 5 FEBRUARY
HPV (Dose 1), HepB (Dose 1)
TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY
dTpa
THURSDAY 2 MAY
HPV (Dose 2), Chickenpox
MONDAY 26 AUGUST
HPV (Dose 3), HepB (Dose 2)

Each year NSW Health offers the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for adolescents as part of the school-based programme. In 2013 the following vaccines will be offered to Year 7 Students

  • dTpa vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis “whooping cough”) given as a single scheduled dose due for their age group. This is the scheduled “booster” dose for their age group and replaces the previously scheduled 15yr booster. They will not be offered this vaccine again in school after Year 7. This will be the only time they are eligible for free vaccine.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine given as a course of 2 doses over the school year, if they did not already receive 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine previously via a childhood schedule. If this situation applies to your child the student does not require any further doses.
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine given as a single dose, if they have not already had chickenpox disease or a dose of vaccine previously via a childhood schedule. If this situation applies to your child the student does not require any further doses.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine given as a course of 3 doses over the school year for female students only.

Parent Information Kits have been sent home to parents/guardians. To consent to the vaccination of their child, parents/guardians are advised to read all the information provided, complete the consent form, in blue/black pen only, sign it and return it to Student Services. Please note that only students with a completed, original NSW Health Consent Forms will be vaccinated on the day of the clinic. Parents/guardians who wish to withdraw their consent for any reason may do so by writing to the school Principal. The Procedure for Withdrawal of Consent is available on the NSW Health website at www.health.nsw.gov.au. Please note that for HPV vaccine only parents/guardians must record their Medicare Number (including all 10 digits) on the consent form. This is required to record the student’s health information to the National HPV Vaccination Register and link to the National Cervical Screening Program. A Record of Vaccination will be provided to each student vaccinated at the clinic. Parents/guardians should ensure that this record is kept for future reference. Please ask your daughtetr for this record when they return home from school on the day of the vaccinations. Please do not presume that your daughter has been vaccinated if you do not receive a Record of Vaccination.

For further information about the Vaccination Program, parents should contact the Northern Sydney Public Health Unit (Hornsby Office) Immunisation Team on 9477 9019.

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FROM STUDENT SERVICES……

IF YOUR DAUGHTER IS ABSENT OR LATE

If your daughter is absent or late, please send an SMS message to 0418 565 982 with a brief reason. For example ‘Susan Smith Y8 sick/appointment’. This is a text only number. Once you have sent a SMS message you are not required to send a written note. If you are bringing your daughter to school late, could you take the time to write a note in her diary before she gets out of the car. To have the ‘lateness’ explained on the day then requires no followup.

New Year Mail Out

HAVE YOU RETURNED YOUR FORMS?
Staff are unable to administer paracetamol without the signed permission slip. A reminder that all forms are due back as soon as possible to Student Services.

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Representative Sport

Further details for all Representative Sports will be available on the MSB College website under Activities/Sports.

If your daughter has recently achieved outstanding sporting results please send me an email so that the College as a whole can share in her success.

All students have been emailed extensive information regarding Representative Sport this term. This document can be downloaded here. Students who wish to trial for sports that are offered directly through the NSW CCC Association will need to nominate through the NSW CCC website as outlined here.

BROKEN BAY Website: www.dbb.org.au/schools/secondarysport

NSW CCC Website: www.csss.nsw.edu.au

Wet Weather Line:
9990 3633


CURRENT MSB STUDENT WINS W LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP!

Year 11 student Natalie Tobin has begun 2013 with yet another super achievement as part of the Sydney FC team that won the W League Grand Final match last Sunday in Melbourne.

Returning from a recent injury she made her debut in the second half of the victory against Melbourne Victory (3-1).

Natalie is also a member of the Young Matildas Team and has a busy year of soccer ahead of her.

Once again we are thrilled to celebrate her achievements and proud to have her as a member of our College community.

Congratulations Natalie!


AUSTRALIAN KO ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

CONGRATULATIONS to our U17 TEAM who competed at the AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS KNOCKOUT CHAMPIONSHIPS in Launceston, Tasmania during the holidays!

This is the second consecutive year that our girls have progressed to compete in the National Championships. The girls competed in windy and chilly weather despite it being the start of summer with temperatures around the 17 degree mark. This team again sustained last minute injuries and we are grateful for the reserves who stepped in to compete at short notice. Despite this the girls recorded some good results with Carla running a PB in the 100m to finish 2nd overall and Maddy 3rd in the Shot. Although our results overall were mixed it was a great opportunity for the girls to compete at this level and experience a different competition format, relay structure etc.

Special thanks to Miss Liz Sproats who accompanied the girls to Tasmania and all of our parents who organised airfares and accommodation (sometimes with minimal notice) to allow the girls to compete.

Team members (pictured) were Kirsten Simpson (Y9), Emily Michell (Y11), Maddy Bergfield (Y12), Karina Takchi (Y12), Mikaela Gardoni (Y11), Carla Takchi (Y10) and Elly Gallagher (Y8).


MSB BASKETBALL AND TOUCH TRIALS FOR BROKEN BAY CARNIVALS

Sign up sheets are now on the Sports Noticeboard for our first representative sport trials for 2013.

This year the Broken Bay Touch and Basketball carnivals will be held on different dates so students are able to trial for both sports.

Any student interested in trialling for the following teams will need to place their name on the sign up sheet which also includes trial information. Students will also need to complete an information slip for EACH sport they nominate for outlining any previous experience.

All trials will be held during lunchtimes.

Basketball

Three teams will be selected to represent MSB at Broken Bay carnivals:-

SENIOR – Student in Years 11/12
INTERMEDIATE – Student in Years 9/10
JUNIOR – Student in Years 7/8

Trials will be held in the College hall during lunchtimes at school as follows:

SENIOR Friday 15 February (Trial 1),
Tuesday 19 February (Call backs),
Thursday 21 February (3rd trial if needed)
INTERMEDIATE Friday 15 February (Trial 1),
Tuesday 19 February (Call backs),
Thursday 21 February (3rd trial if needed)
JUNIOR Wednesday 6 February (Trial 1),
Wednesday 13 February (Call backs),
Thursday 14 February (3rd trial if needed)

Listen to Daily Notices for further information.

Touch

Three teams will be selected to represent MSB at Broken Bay carnivals:-

16+ – Students turning 16+ in 2013
INTERMEDIATE – Students turning 14/15 in 2013
JUNIOR – Students turning 12/13 in 2013

Trials will be held on the College oval during lunchtimes at school as follows:

16+ – Monday 4th Feb (Trial 1), Tuesday 5th Feb (Call backs), Friday 8th Feb (3rd trial if needed)
14/15 – Wed 6th Feb (Trial 1), Fri 8th Feb (Call backs), Friday 8th Feb (3rd trial if needed)
U13 – Thurs 7th Feb (Trial 1), Fri 15th Feb (Call backs, Mon 18th Feb (3rd Trial if needed)

Listen to Daily Notices for further information.

Girls unable to participate will need to see/email the team coach prior to the trial.
Students will need to wear appropriate sports shoes to trial.

TRIATHLON

Hopefully some of our students have been training hard over the summer in preparation for this year’s NSW All Schools Triathlon Teams event to be held at Penrith Lakes on Friday 22 February (teams).

There will be a meeting in D101 at recess on Monday 4 February for any student wishing to nominate.
It is essential that all girls interested in competing attend this meeting.

Last year we had over 90 team triathletes.

Parents will need to verify in writing that students can complete their event leg in the following times –

JUNIOR
(12/13/14 in 2013)
Swim (400m) – 10min
Cycle (10km) – 30min
Run (3km) – 15min
INTERMEDIATE
(15/16 in 2013)

Swim (400m) – 9min
Cycle (15km) – 42min
Run (4km) – 22min
SENIOR
(17+ in 2013)

Swim (400m) – 8.5min
Cycle (15km) – 40min
Run (4km) – 22min

This year teams must submit all completed forms together to Mrs Grant in her office at recess only no later than Monday 11 February. Only entries submitted this way will be accepted.

Mrs Grant will submit all forms to Mrs Pearson for her signature.

Experienced individual triathletes who would like to attempt the NSW All Schools individual event the day prior will also need to attend this meeting.


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Welcome back to another fun and active year.

All Year 7-10 students have been emailed and will receive a hard copy of the permission note for their Physical Activity sessions this year. This note will need to be returned to the PDHPE box located outside the main staff room.

Activities this term include:

Year 7 - House Sport (all at MSB)
Year 8 - Aqua Aerobics / Yoga
Year 9 – Rock Climbing / Bowling
Year 10 – Iceskating, Spin and MSB Fitness Studio Sessions

It is important that notes are returned prior to Wednesday 6th February to allow students to leave the College for these activities.


REPRESENTATIVE SPORTS CALENDAR – Term 1 2013
BASKETBALL BROKEN BAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Tuesday 26 February (Junior/Intermediate)
Monday 4 March (Senior)
CRICKET NSW CCC OPEN TRIALS Monday 4 March
HOCKEY NSW CCC TRIALS Monday 25 March
NETBALL NSW CCC TRIALS Tuesday 9 April (15)
Wednesday 10 April (OPEN)
SAILING NSW ALL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS Tuesday 16 April
SOCCER BROKEN BAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
(MSB Senior Representative Team)
Tuesday 26 March (OPEN)
Tuesday 2 April (Wet weather backup)
SOFTBALL NSW ALL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS
(NSW CCC Team – E Morley (Y10),
J Tong (Y8), L Leipa (Y12))
Wednesday 20 February
Wednesday 27 February (Wet weather backup)
SWIMMING BROKEN BAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Thursday 21 March
TOUCH BROKEN BAY CHAMPIONSHIPS
(MSB Representative Team)
Tuesday 26 February (SENIOR)
Monday 4 March (U13/U15)
Tuesday 5 March (Wet weather backup)
TRIATHLON NSW ALL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS
(MSB Representative Team)
Friday 22 February

2013 SWIMMING CARNIVAL

Thursday 28 February
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Parents and friends most welcome

If you would like further information on any of the upcoming Representative Sports events
please email Mrs Grant.

Mrs Karen Grant
Representative Sports Coordinator
Physical Activity Coordinator

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Co-curricular Sport

MSB NETBALL – Grading Day
Sunday 3 February
at Pennant Hills Park indoor court

8.00am – 11.30am 12 – 13yrs
11.30am – 1.00pm 14yrs
1.00pm – 2.00pm 15yrs
2.00pm – 4.00pm Cadets
All players must attend Grading Day.

Contact Cathy Shepphard via email for further information: thefoursheppards@ozemail.com.au


BARKER COLLEGE INVITATIONAL WATERPOLO COMPETITION
Term One Tuesday evenings.

Registration forms will be sent via email on Monday to all students in Years 10 – 12. If you would like to join a team please ensure registration forms are returned before 9.00am Monday 4 February to Student Services.


BARKER COLLEGE INVITATIONAL TOUCH COMPETITION
Term One Friday evenings.

Registration forms will be sent via email on Monday to all students in Years 10 – 12. If you would like to join a team please ensure registration forms are returned before 9.00am on Monday 4 February to Student Services.


SOCCER
Sunday Competition.

Mount St Benedict teams will be entered in the North West Sydney Womens Football Association Competition. The games are played on Sunday mornings commencing April 7 and concluding by the end of August. Registration forms will be sent via email to all students and posted under Sport on Moodle. Registrations must be returned to Student Services no later than Friday 15 February.


BASKETBALL – Hills Hornets and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Spiders Basketball Associations

Years 7 and 8: Teams will be entered in both Associations. As both competitions are held on Thursday nights you can only enter one of these Associations.
Years 9 – 12: Teams for these age groups will only be entered in the Hills Basketball Association.

Hills Hornets Basketball Association
– Winter Competition held during Term Two and Three.
Under 13, Under 14, Under 15 and Under 16 teams play on Thursday evenings. Under 17 and Under 18 play on Friday evenings. All games are played at Fred Caterson Reserve, Castle Hill. Registration forms will be sent via email to all students and posted under Sport on Moodle. Registrations must be returned to Student Services no later than Friday 22 February.

Hornsby Kuringai Spiders Basketball Association – Term Three and Four. Competition will be offered to Year 7 and 8 girls only. The Year 7 and 8 competition is played on Thursday evenings. Registration forms will be available during Term Two.


EQUESTRIAN

Further information to come


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Community Notices

A Message from Mount St Benedict Centre

Mount St Benedict Centre and Convent is a private property. There is no parking permitted or vehicular access to the College. Students are permitted to walk through the grounds to and from the College.


Beecroft Football

Beecroft Football Club is a community sports club for players – boys and girls – from ages 5 to 50+ within the Beecroft Pennant Hills area. Our club has a strong and active program of female participation, competing in the North West Sydney Women’s Football Competitions.

Beecroft Football Club is registering now for the Winter Season 2013. Players wanted for girls teams in all ages to U/18s.

For more details ring Nola Ford on 0402 340 268 or check our website www.beecroftfc.com.au


Play Hockey in 2012

  • Great non-contact mixed girls & boys team sport
  • Small field “Minkey” games for U5 – U9
  • Mixed junior comps U11, U13, U15
  • Play on world class artificial turf facility at Pennant Hills Park
  • Great for fitness as well as maintaining cricket & baseball skills

NORTHERN DISTRICT HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Pennant Hills Park, Britannia Street, Pennant Hills

Further information: Adrian Wilson 0419 299 808 Robert Nicoll 0438 119 729

Registration forms and information at www.ndhockey.com.au

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Canteen

The Canteen opens daily from 9.00am – 2.00pm daily

CANTEEN ROSTER FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY
Mon 4 Feb Tue 5 Feb Wed 6 Feb Thu 7 Feb Fri 8 Feb
Alison Hendry Helen Merhi Natalie Conway Jaye Harkin Rowan Dollar
Natalie Nati Ann-Marie Corcoran Kay Munro Marlene Manning
Frances Krajancic Louise Spencer
Marie Kirkman

Mrs Melissa Arane
Canteen Manager T: 9980 0448
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Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening Hours:

Monday: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday: 8.00am – 11.00am

Mrs Melissa Arane
Uniform Shop Manager T: 9980 0447
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Careers

Careers information will be posted here when available. Students can access this information from MOODLE.

NSWACT NEWS 28 January 2013
STUDENT EXCHANGE Information Evening – 6 Feb

TAX FILE NUMBERS
Students are able to apply for a tax file number through the College. The application offered through the secondary schools program simplifies the process for the girls as the College is able to verify student information through our College records. No other form of identification is required to be sent with the application. Forms for secondary school students are available from Student Services and outside the Careers Office. Applications will be verified and sent to the Taxation Department at the end of each month.

Lucy Elgood
Careers Advisor
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