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17 May 2013

From the Principal

Dear parents, friends, staff and students

Mount St Benedict College is a Catholic, independent, girls high school in the Good Samaritan tradition, offering holistic education based on Benedictine values of Pax, Hospitality and Stewardship.


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Maria Pearson,
Principal
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Mission News

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Paul Lentern
Assistant Principal – Dean of Mission
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Curriculum News

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Structure

The Structure of the Australian Curriculum has three main areas:

  • Learning Areas (LA),
  • General Capabilities (GC) and
  • Cross Curriculum Priorities (CCP).

Mr John Muskovits
Assistant Principal Dean of Curriculum


College News

Year 7 Parent Teacher Evening
4.00pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday 2 April
College Hall

Online booking will open 4.00pm Wednesday 20 March and will close promptly at 9.00am the day before the Parent Teacher Evening (Monday 2 April).
Full instructions are available online.

Make a booking now


Year 12 Parent Teacher Evening
4.00pm – 7.30pm
Monday 8 April
College Hall

Online booking will open 4.00pm Monday 25 March and will close promptly at 9.00am the day before the Parent Teacher Evening (Sunday 7 April).


All parents will be emailed their password to access the PTO Online Booking System (Year 7 parents were emailed on 20 March and Year 12 parents will be emailed on 25 March).

Parents may then access PTO to book appoinments with their daughter’s teachers. This will be the only way to make appointments and parents only will be supplied with the password, although it is envisaged that parents will liaise with their daughter in this appointment process.

Parents wishing to make appointments after PTO has closed will need to contact Mr John Muskovits, AP Dean of Curriculum, via the College.

One of the new innovations with this on-line booking system is that the class teacher can not only request interviews with particular students but can communicate this directly to the parent. In this way the Parent Teacher night provides another opportunity for the teacher to address any learning issues with the student.

The College has made this move to an online system for the following reasons:

  •  It better empowers the parents to make appointments with their daughter’s teachers;
  • There is less of a likelihood that the form will get lost, misplaced or not be utilised; and
  • Students and/or teachers will not be required to chase each other in attempt to make bookings.

Mr John Muskovits
Assistant Principal Dean of Curriculum


Essay and Extended Response Skills Workshops for Year 9 and Year 10 students

Your daughter is invited to attend a series of after-school workshops on essay writing in Term Two run by ICS Learning Group. Classes will be small with a maximum of 12 students per class.

The aim of this course is to provide a step-by-step approach for students to help them understand the specific requirements for essay writing and other extended response writing. The scope of the course extends from reading and interpreting the question, through to the final draft. The outcome is to maximise marks gained in exams and for assessment essays.

The focus of the course is on:

  1. Interpreting the question correctly
  2. Organisation of ideas through planning
  3. Structure of the response
  4. The writing phase

Representative Sport

CONGRATULATIONS

Despite being in the midst of their current exam period a number of our Year 12 students have shown impressive time management skills by still participating in their sports at an elite level. Many Universities recognise this commitment and award up to five bonus ATAR points to students combining their studies with competition at a National Level.

  • Liz Liepa has again been selected to officiate at the School Sport Australia Softball Championships in Perth in May after her performance at the NSW All Schools championships last week. This is the second year the current Year 12 student has been selected to umpire at these championships which is a significant achievement.
  • Five of our Year 12 students (Lily Vidler, Genevieve Cowie, Maddy Bergfield, Karina Takchi and Becky Clark) competed at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Perth last week with two bringing home medals!
  • Karina finished a terrific 4th in the U18 100m Final and was part of the gold medal producing 4 x 100m NSW Relay Team.
  • Maddy continues to show us what hard work and great technique can be achieved by finishing with a bronze medal and a PB in the U18 Discus and a Top 10 finish in all her events (including 5th in the Hammer Throw!)

Mrs Karen Grant
Representative Sports Coordinator
Physical Activity Coordinator

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P & F News

MSB Dinner Dance – Change of Date

The annual dinner dance is being held on Saturday 25 May. The venue is soon to be advised. Please save this date in your diaries as it is a fun evening and a great opportunity to socialise with parents and staff in a more relaxed environment.


Canteen

The Canteen opens daily from 9.00am – 2.00pm.

 

MY STUDENT ACCOUNT – Cashless Canteen

Students may order and pay for purchases with our ‘cashless’ option using their Student ID card.

Comprehensive instructions on how to use this system can be found on the College website www.msb.nsw.edu.au/canteen_orders.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs Elke Forrest, Assistant Business Manager.

Place an Canteen order here

CANTEEN ROSTER FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 25 March
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CANTEEN ROSTER FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 1 April
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday FrIday
 EASTER MONDAY Louise Spencer  Natalie Conway Jaye Harkin Helena Cheung
Marie Kirkham  Kay Munro  Lynne Chen
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Please notify Melissa if you are unable to attend or if you would like to be removed from the Roster.
** If you can assist on Tuesday 26 March, Wednesday 27 March or Wednesday 3 April please call Melissa **

Mrs Melissa Arane
Canteen Manager
T: 9980 0448
E: marane@msben.nsw.edu.au
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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.

Lucy Elgood
Careers Advisor
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Community Notices

St Kevin’s Netball Club

The St Kevin’s Netball Club is currently looking for umpires to umpire games at Meadowbank Park and Brush Farm Courts on Saturday’s at the following times:

  • Meadowbank Park: 8:00am (11 and 12 year old age groups)
  • Brush Farm Courts Eastwood: 9.10am and 11.30am (10 year age groups)

Umpires are paid $20 (unbadged) and $25 (C badge or better) per game.

Umpires are also required for the upcoming St Kevin’s Gala Day on Sunday 7 April.

If you can assist please contact Loren Jagers on 0410 409 842 or lorenjagers@bigpond.com.


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