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1 64 Julie Street Crestmead Qld 4132 Phone: (07) Facsimile: (07) Website: St Francis College News Friday 8th August, 2014 Friday August 8 we celebrate the feast day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Mary is the first Australian saint, the patron of our Archdiocese and founder of the Sisters of St Joseph. Mary is a model of Chris an faith and tenacity in the face of opposi on and injus ce (o en stemming from the church she served). Mary always responded to injus ce and cruelty with quiet dignity, respect and prayer, seeking and receiving God s grace to always act with charity and kindness. Many of our young people joined together on Friday for Emergence Night a night of sharing faith and prayer. We thank Fr Sunil for his a endance and also thank Mrs Cathy Barre, Mr John Sla ery, Mr Mark Davidson, Mrs Rachel Whitaker, Mr Sefo Mikaele And Mr Wong Kee Ilalio for their me in providing this faith filled opportunity for our young people. On Friday the middle and senior years par cipated in the Athle cs carnival. It was a fun day punctuated with friendly compe on in the various events and between the houses. Thank you to Ms Emma Allam for her always superb organisa on of these events and well done to our students for their enthusiasm and comraderies on the day. Mr Mulhearn, Ms Andzue, Mrs Usher, Mr Davidson and the year 5 and 6 children are engaging in prac cal learning with the development of units of work on growing fresh produce and cooking healthy meals from this produce. It is great to see the hands on learning occurring and the wonderful gardens being set up in our College grounds. We invite our community to join us next Saturday 16 th August at 10am at our Indigenous Gardens (Top Oval) for a Welcoming Event for our community storytelling project Our Families Our Stories. Our local Aboriginal Elder and Tradi onal Owner, Aunty Kerry will conduct a Welcome to Country ceremony on the day. We will have ac vi es for the children and food and drink will be provided. We would love to see you there. We thank parents for their con nued pa ence in the car park. We can see small improvements each holidays and we are in the process of engaging builders to finalise the car park in the September holidays. Thank you to all who behave appropriately and model for our young people adherence to road rules, safety, pa ence and good manners at peak mes in the morning and a ernoons. We remind parents the drive way is not be used to drop off or collect students. This week incorrect use of the driveway resulted in an accident and damage to vehicles. This could easily have been injury to one of our children. For the safety of all our children please do the right thing. I will leave you with a reading Ms Jansen and Ms Williams shared at Thursday s staff mee ng. Calendar Highlights Term 3 Monday 11 August Logan Show Day Holiday 12 & 13 August Yr10 Subject Selection Interviews Thursday 14 August SECA Finals Peace March Friday 15 August Yr10 Subject Selection Enrolment Interviews Wednesday 20 August P-12 Science Day BREAKFAST CLUB WEDNESDAY MORNINGS 7.30am CAR PARK CAFÉ Fridays 2pm FRIDAYS 2PM ABSENTEE LINE School Fees Enquiries Kellie Mudge (Finance Secretary) Ph: or

2 Colossians 3:12 17 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edi on (NRSVCE) As God s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and pa ence. 13 Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gra tude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Tricia, Paul and Les ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Each year Brisbane Catholic Education has the annual request from the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC), on behalf of the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), regarding the provision of selected student and parent information. ACARA has requested this information under the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority Act We are required to supply general information to ACARA for all students with a current enrolment. This general information includes things like number of students in year levels, general gender numbers, their dates of birth, country of birth, indigenous status and language background, and so on. General parent information they require includes information on numbers of parents, language background, levels of parent s education, and general occupation groups. Brisbane Catholic Education do not supply and are not required to supply student or parent names. Attached with this newsletter is a copy of the ACARA Privacy Notice. If parents/legal guardians make a request to withhold their child s general information, please advise the College on the following address by Monday August 18th. Consequently we will notify Brisbane Catholic Education and this information will not be included in the report. address is: THÔNG CÁO VỀ BẢO MẬT CHI TIẾT RIÊNG TƯ Những thông tin cần thiết để xác định Chỉ số Lợi thế Xã hội-học vấn Cộng đồng (ICSEA) cho các trường học Thông báo này là từ chương trình giảng dạy Úc, đánh giá và báo cáo thẩm quyền (ACARA), tư vấn cho bạn rằng ACARA đã yêu cầu trường học của con quý vị để cung cấp ACARA với thông tin về bạn và con bạn. Trường học của bạn có thể tiết lộ cho ACARA thông tin như giới tính của con bạn, ngày sinh, quốc gia sinh, bối cảnh ngôn ngữ, lớp, di sản của Thổ dân hoặc eo biển Torres, quốc tịch Úc hoặc tình trạng cư trú vĩnh viễn với Visa tiểu hạng số và ngày đến ở Úc, địa chỉ nhà riêng, nghề nghiệp của cha mẹ, giáo dục của cha mẹ và các ngôn ngữ chính của cha mẹ. Thông tin này được chuyển cho ACARA theo Đạo luật ACARA năm 2008 cho một hay cả hai mục đích dưới đây: đúc kết các báo cáo toàn quốc gồm có dữ liệu tổng hợp về thành tích của trường học; và giúp chính phủ đề ra chính sách liên quan tới những vấn đề giáo dục.formulating national reports consisting of aggregated data on school performance; and ACARA sẽ không tiết lộ thông tin cá nhân này cho bất kỳ bên thứ ba nào biết. Nếu không muốn nhà trường cung cấp cho ACARA thông tin này, xin quý vị thông báo cho nhà trường biết trong vòng bảy (7) ngày tính từ ngày nhận được thông cáo này. Muốn biết thêm thông tin về ACARA, xin quý vị vào xem tại trang mạng của ACARA. Good Start program is a free program offered to our families at St Francis and the wider community, it is a nutri on and health and wellbeing program that will run every Tuesday a ernoon from 3:15. It is for the whole family so please come along and join in with different ac vi es that are centred on the Pacifica and Maori cultures but everyone is welcome. Tammie Usher Community Hub Leader

3 HOMEWORK HELP TUE & THUR 3 4PM IN THE LIBRARY BRING YOUR HOMEWORK CHILD HEALTH CLINIC Every Friday from 9am 2.30pm in the Community Centre Samoan Language Classes Every Monday from 3 4pm In the Dadirri Centre All Welcome! Dance Classes Every Friday from 6 7pm In the Community Centre. All Welcome! Follow us on twitter Like" us on Facebook St Francis College, Crestmead and follow all our latest news ST MAXIMILIAN KOLBE PARISH 26 MacCarthy Road, Marsden Ph: Fax: / Parish Happenings 12th August Care and Concern Healing Mass 10.45am 17th August SMK Feast Day 9.30am Change of Mass mes: Monday No Mass Tuesday 9am Wednesday 9am Thursday 9am Friday 9am Saturday 8am and 6pm Sunday 8am and 9.30am Children's Liturgy this week 2015 PREP PLACES AVAILABLE NOW BE QUICK TO SECURE YOUR CHILD S SPOT! CONTACT THE COLLEGE ON ENROL NOW FOR 2015 PLEASE JOIN US! Car Park Café is on Friday a ernoons for you to end the week with a nice hot or cold drink, a snack and a friendly chat. Mark, Tammie and the Senior Hospitality students are ready to serve you. We are at San Damiano Hall every Friday from 2pm, so come up and join us. Have your child s medical records changed? Is there something we need to know? Please call the office to advise us of any changes in your child s medica on, medical records etc. Ring Kay or Nicole now on ENROL NOW FOR 2015 PLACES FOR YEAR 7 & YEAR 8, 2015 NOW AVAILABLE BE QUICK TO SECURE YOUR CHILD S SPOT! CONTACT THE COLLEGE ON


5 Book Week: The theme for this year's Book Week is Connect to Reading. One of the ac vi es being planned for the P 6 students to celebrate this week is a Crazy Hat Parade. The idea comes from one of the short listed books, The Swap. The children will be asked to create a hat to wear on the parade. The hat can be made of any suitable material and be any size, shape or colour it just has to be crazy. There are many YouTube clips with instruc ons on how to make paper hats and these can then be painted/ decorated as you like. Another op on could be to decorate an old hat that you have at home. The Crazy Hat Parade will be during Book Week which for us will be the week beginning 25 August. Library News Scrabble: There are now only eight students le in our Scrabble Challenge. Azaria, Kobi, Run, Malyka, Ebony, Kalani, Natasha and Sri have each made it to the finals and are now playing off in a Round Robin compe on. The players are fiercely compe ve but all rivalry is played out in a friendly and sportsman like manner. At the moment, any one of the finalists has a chance of winning the compe on. John Roberts Teacher Librarian Positive Behaviour Support P-6 A bad attitude is like a flat tyre. You can t go anywhere until you change it CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STUDENTS OF THE WEEK! YEAR LEVEL PREPS ONE PC PCRD PCNK PCRC PCJO PCBC PCMD/ LB STUDENTS Kieran Hamilton & Olisa Vo Caitlyn Taufa & Privilege Mtetwa Nadianne Dieu Merci & Aliyah Chagolla John Paul Tevaga & Ruaia Mario Shanet, Peyton, Kobe & Fui TWO PCJS Saayer Javed & Emjay Lafoai PCSG Jacinta Jones, Harmony Cappadona & Berakah Tuifaafisina 2/3 PCJW Dylan Sorenson & Pace Comninos THREE PCSP Hunter Newnham & Georgia Fuller PCRP Taj Nason & Jack Spencer FOUR PCJH Hunter Beadman & Samantha Brooks PCMG Cian Howard Williams & Nikkia Lynch 4/5 PCLG Keeley Clark & Arneod Putra FIVE SIX PCNM PCBLC PCKA PCJL Madison Potts & Luke Iqbal Chanelle Rukundo, Chloe Dixon & Connor Gillen Our School Rules: Hands and feet to yourself Walk, don t run Hands up to speak and move Do what the teacher says considerately Speak to please Rule of the Week: Hands and feet to yourself Tim Sione P 6 Sport Coordinator & PBS Teacher

6 Middle Years SFC 2014! Our year to be seen Welcome to Week 4! The term has certainly begun at a fast pace and doesn t look like slowing down at all over the coming weeks! We do have a long weekend ahead of us though, Monday 10 th August, as we celebrate EKKA week and the amazing gifts, talents and beauty that make up life in the country. CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK LAUNCH: On the 30 th of July 2014 the Year 9 students of St Francis College were invited to attend the Catholic Education Week Launch celebration at St Laurence s College. This celebration was a time to reflect on all the things that Catholic schools offer. The Catholic Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John Paul Langbroek all attended this event to recognise the launch of Catholic Education Week. Throughout the ceremony we were able to watch many performances such as the singing of the multi-school choir and a ballet performance from students. To conclude the ceremony the Archbishop and Premier presented seven 2014 Spirit of Catholic Education Awards to highly regarded contributors to Catholic Education. As students of St Francis we were honoured to have this opportunity to represent our College at such a major event. We learnt about how Catholic schools really make a difference in students education. Kasey Seawright (Year 9) Sr. Lee TRINDER PARK VISIT: This week Mr. Bruggemann s Year 8 PC group spent time engaging with residents from Trinder Park Aged Care facility. This was a valuable real life learning experience for the students as they interacted with the elderly residents finding out about their life stories, sharing their own school experiences, playing games with them and learning the skills of face to face communication. We thank the residents for coming to St. Francis College and sharing their time and stories with us. Celebrating National Science Week Food for our Future Science Feeding the A number of competitions will begin next week in preparation for the celebration of National Science Week at St. Francis College. Keep your eyes open for these and have a go at them. This year we were successful in receiving a small grant to help organize and provide resources for our Science Day activities. We look forward to an exciting and fun filled day of science learning on Wednesday August 20 th. Sustainability Group: This week our Sustainability group will begin preparations for carrying out an initial energy audit on some areas of the school. This will involve use of an Infra-red thermometer (to measure the temperature of areas), Power Usage Meter (to measure the amount of energy used by appliances) and a Lux Meter (to measure light intensity). By gathering data and examining practices in relation to energy conservation and use, we hope to be able to set a plan to achieve our aim of reducing our energy consumption by 10%. GROWTH MINDSET Remember intelligence is not fixed: Effort and persistence when facing challenges are important characteris cs of a successful student. Tell your child, smart is not what you are; smart is what you work to become. Having a growth mindset has many benefits. Here are two reasons to have a growth mindset today: 1. Improve Your Sense of Self-Worth: Having a growth mindset encourages you to not look at a deficit as a deficit in ability but one of learning and that is one which can easily be fulfilled. This naturally has an impact on your sense of self-worth. 2. Disregard Stereotypes: People with growth mindsets don t let labeling and stereotypes hold them back from their goals and dreams. They believe that everyone has potential to grow and develop over time. ( You re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way. ~ Carol Dweck

7 Positive Behaviour for Learning Years 7-12 As part of Posi ve Behaviour for Learning we are teaching appropriate behaviours to students each week. These behaviours follow our school rules: Respect Self Respect Others Respect the Environment PB4L NEWS 2014: The year to be seen This week s focus is on Laptop Rules. The behaviours we are asking the student to demonstrate are: 1. Laptops must be charged at home 2. Bring laptops to all lessons 3. Passwords are private 4. Social networking sites are not for school use 5. Laptops are only to be used in class when instructed by teacher 6. Back up your work HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR CHILD S DIARY? In Middle and Senior years (7 12) student who con nuously display these behaviours are awarded with a GOTCHA! One GOTCHA is selected each Friday at year assemblies and the student is rewarded with a voucher. GOTCHA WINNERS FOR WEEK 4 Year 7: Matthew Lever Year 8: Klarenz Argana Year 9: Elizabeth Price Year 10: Latu Paasi Year 11: Emily Donoghue Year 12: Taylah Smith Congratulations and keep up the good work! Miss Martinez NEWS FROM THE SPORTS DESK SECA ATHLETICS The ACC Athle cs carnival will be on Monday 18 August at QSAC stadium. Students who placed in events will be chosen to be a part of the team that will represent SFC. The team is on the sports no ceboard and permission notes have been given out and need to be returned as soon as possible. Congratula ons to the students that made the team and we wish them the best of luck. WHAT S COMING UP? Week 5 Thursday SECA Grand Finals Week 6 Monday 18 August SECA Athletics Week 7 Wednesday SECA Rugby 7 s Miss Allam Sport & HPE Co-ordinator HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE FUTURE OF CONFRATERNITY It is time for the Confraternity Rugby League Competition and our commitment to it to be reviewed and I am asking for any feedback about the future of Confraternity based on the last 4 years. If you are interested in giving your feedback/suggestions please me at with a list of positives and negatives and any recommendations for the future of Confraternity at St Francis. Any other comments or ideas would be appreciated too! Thank you Miss Allam Sport & HPE Co-ordinator

8 FAMILY GROUP ATHLETICS CARNIVAL Last Friday the 7 12 students had their Family Group Athle cs Carnival. It was a great day for Athle cs and all students were dressed in their family group colours ready to support their family group. All students did their best and competed in as many events as possible. A special men on to Hiki Latu, Lisa Makaohi and D Artagnan Koeun. Hiki broke a record for Open Girls shot put. She threw 10.38m. She also managed to break the Discus record and threw 29.39m. Great work Hiki! Lisa also broke two records. The shot put record with a throw of 9.64m and the Discus record with a throw of 24.12m. Awesome work Lisa! D Artagnan broke the 14 years 400 metre record running it in 1: A fantas c day of broken records! Well done! This year we con nued the Tug of War Compe on at the end of the carnival and Yaraay were the ul mate family group winner. Congratula ons to YARAAY who have once again taken the clean sweep for Sport this year and just got up over Kurrawa in the final events for the day. It was a point s ba le all day but Yaraay came out on top. Below is a list of the students who are Athle cs Age Champions for this year. They will be presented with their medals on assembly next week. Well done Age Champs! OVERALL 1 st YARAAY nd KURRAWA rd WIMULLI 579 AGE CHAMPIONS AGE AGE CHAMPION RUNNER UP AGE CHAMPION 12 Girls Jenna Po s Yaraay Naomi Matagisala Yaraay 12 Boys Moroni Cecil Yaraay Nicholas Williams Kurrawa 13 Girls Samantha Schmidt Kurrawa Symone Bakker Yaraay 13 Boys William Kepu Kurrawa Star Sootaga Kurrawa 14 Girls Faith Jones Yaraay Gloria Sootaga Kurrawa 14 Boys D Artagnan Koeun Yaraay Teejay Poi Ilaoa Kurrawa 15 Girls Lisa Makaohi Yaraay La sha Pona Kurrawa 15 Boys Merveil Nkongolo Kurrawa Caleb Sasa Kurrawa 16 Girls Jessica Sua Yaraay Borany Meas Kurrawa 16 Boys TJ Tuia Jagun Anthony Turaki Jagun Open Girls Sandra Makaohi Yaraay Mikayla Abson Kurrawa Open Boys Tyson Po s Yaraay Lorenzo Ainuu Yaraay

9 Business Marke ng & Events Faculty The Year 11 & 12 Business Communica on & Technologies class are organising a Logan Loves Leaders conference which is being held on Friday 10 October They are invi ng 2015 poten al leaders from 27 schools in the Logan area to par cipate. It is going to be a great day with lots of fun things to do. Griffith BUSINESS Ambassadors Program 25 July 2014 Thanks to Griffith University for a great day of learning! You need these people to defend you! Budding solicitors having a great time at a moot.

10 From the Career s Desk Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) - Key Dates: $35.00 on time application fee 5 August - Applications open for 2014/2015 admissions 30 September Due date for on time applications to avoid high processing fees 1 October - $ Higher application fee applies today 10 December - Due date to apply for 15 January offer round 15 December - Due date to submit documentation for 15 January offer round 20 December - Qld Year 12 results and OPs available from 9am on QCAA s Student Connect website 30 December - Qld Year 12 students without an OP who are QTAC applicants can find out their OP ineligible rank via QTAC s Current Applicant online service. OPEN DAYS AND EXPOS Sunday 10 August: Griffith University Open Day Gold Coast,Nathan, Southbank Sunday 10 August: University of Sunshine Coast, Open Day UQ OPEN DAY APP The University of Queensland offers so many advantages. UQ Open Day is your chance to discover these advantages for yourself. Explore the campus and world-class facilities, experience uni life and learn more about our wide range of programs to find one that's right for you. St Lucia - Sunday 3 August, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm Ipswich - Wednesday 6 August, 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm Gatton - Sunday 17 August, 9.30 am to 3.00 pm For more information and to plan your day online, visit For information contact Ms Jessica Hannant JMC ACADEMY BRISBANE OPEN DAY JMC Academy offers accredited diploma and degree courses in music, audio, animation, game design, film and television production, audio engineering and sound production, contemporary music and performance, and entertainment business management. FEE-HELP is available for degree courses for eligible students. JMC will hold an open day from am pm on Saturday 8 August 2014 at its South Brisbane campus. Go to -31/REGISTER-FOR-OUR-NEXT-OPEN-DAY cfm to register your attendance and to find out more about this institution. NIDA APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN You can now apply for 2015 full-time courses at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Applications close on 30 September Study options include degree courses in acting, costume, design for performance, technical theatre and properties and objects. See for more information. POSITIONS VACANT 2015 APPRENTICESHIPS APPRENTICESHIPS WITH AURIZON Aurizon Holdings provides rail and road-based freight services across Australia. The company offers apprenticeships in the following areas: Electrical Tradesperson Telecommunications Tradesperson Heavy Fabrication (Boilermaker) Mechanical and Diesel Fitter and/or Turner Vehicle Builder/Vehicle Trimmer Vehicle Finisher. For more information and to download a brochure, go to careers. AUTOMOTIVE, TECHNICAL AND PARTS APPRENTICESHIPS Students can apply for automotive apprenticeships with major vehicle manufacturers across Australia through Vantage Automotive Pty Ltd. Visit and click on Apprenticeship Programs for more information. UQ COLLEGE UQ College provides alternate pathways to university study on the Ipswich and St Lucia campuses of the University of Queensland (UQ). The programs offered include: Tertiary Preparation Program This currently free program is delivered over 28 weeks and is offered in January, May and September. It builds confidence, helps students gain tertiary study skills and provides a QTAC rank for entry into UQ s degree programs. Apply directly to UQ College for this program. Associate Degree in Business This is a 16-month program. Successful completion provides an option to pursue entry to UQ s B Business Management with credit. Apply through QTAC for this program (see p. 106 of the QTAC Guide). The program is currently being delivered on the Ipswich campus. From January 2015 it may be delivered on the St Lucia Campus. Mathematics B, Chemistry and Biology bridging programs These intensive, full-fee courses are offered on the St Lucia campus from 18 November 13 December Students attend from 8.30am 5.00pm, Monday to Friday with additional tutorials available. Successful completion will meet the subject prerequisites in these subjects for UQ degrees. Results will be available in time to be used in the QTAC January 2015 major offer round. You can access more information about these programs from the UQ College website at YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM - APPLICATIONS CLOSE 8 AUGUST The University of Queensland's Young Scholars Program (YSP) provides high achieving secondary school students with an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ's academic community and like-minded students from across Queensland and New South Wales. Designed to nurture and develop future leaders, the program also presents students with a unique opportunity for academic extension and enrichment. Young Scholars Program information has been distributed to all Queensland secondary schools and is now available online. Applications must be received by UQ by 5.00 pm Friday 8 August For information, contact: Ms Tillie Walsh Phone: TASTE IS COMING: APPLY EARLY! The Agricultural Skills and Technology Experience (TASTE) is a four-day program for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are considering a career in agriculture, horticulture, conservation and land management. The program will be run in the September school holidays at Longreach Pastoral College, Emerald Agricultural College and Narayen (Emerald Agricultural College property via Mundubbera). The program dates are: September 2014: Longreach Pastoral College experience September 2014: Narayen - cattle and horses emphasis 28 September 2 October 2014: Emerald Agricultural College experience, including cropping, cattle and horses TASTE is a very popular program, so apply early. For more information and to download the TASTE 2014 flyer, see THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND S UQ LINK PROGRAM The UQ Link Program helps financially disadvantaged students to study at UQ. Successful applicants can be awarded a UQ Link Scholarship valued at $3,000 per year (up to three years), 5 bonus ranks and other support. Students apply for this program through QTAC s Educational Access Scheme (EAS). See scholarship/uq-link-program for more Information. LOW INCOME HEALTH CARE CARD Students may be eligible for this card if they are on a low income and meet the Low Income Health Care Card income test (this card is not subject to an assets test). Find out more at services/centrelink/low-incomehealthcare-card. Students who intend to study at TAFE may benefit from this card to access concessional fees. NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND SUPPORT SCHEME: UNDERGRADUATE The scheme is an Australian Government initiative to support students studying an accredited nursing or midwifery course, which on completion will enable them to practice as an enrolled nurse, registered nurse or midwife. Applications close on Monday 15 September For more information, see QUT Q-STEP This scheme is for students from a low-income background. Successful applicants can receive up to three OP bonus points (or six ranks) as well as a financial scholarship. Applications for Q-Step are through QTAC s Educational Access Scheme financial hardship category. Visit undergraduate-applications/special-entryprograms for more information about this scheme and other special entry schemes. Mrs Jeanette Maxwell Careers/RTO Manager

11 Come and cheer our very talented students on!!

12 3lements Mul sport Club Athletes from Calamvale and the surrounding districts are invited to a end a public mee ng to discuss the establishment of an exci ng new community mul sport club. Focusing on the Triathlon disciplines of Swimming, Cycling and Running, the club will operate coached squad based training opportuni es for athletes of all ages. The clubs namesake is based on the training elements of Triathlon; through Water (the swim), Wind (the cycle), and Earth (the run), the 3lements Club s vision is to create the Fire within the athlete through specifically tailored squad based training, u lising training environments around the Calamvale and local suburbs. The mee ng will be held at Calamvale Community College Resource Centre from 5:30pm on Monday 18 August. Please contact Ma Chamberlain for more details on or alterna vely visit the newly created 3lements Mul sport Club BEENLEIGH LITTLE ATHLETICS SIGN ON 2014/15 SEASON Family, Fun, Fitness! For all the Runners, Jumpers and Throwers Aged 6 16 Sign on dates: Friday 22nd August and Friday 29th August. Where: Cec Clark Oval, Oliver Spor ng Complex, Logan Street, Eagleby First night of compe on is Friday 5th September. We run on Friday nights from 5:30pm from September through to March Visit our website or Find us on Facebook "Beenleigh Li le Athle cs" Park Ridge Cricket Sign-on Where: Hubner Road, Park Ridge Date: Sunday 10 th,17 th and 24 th August Time: from 9am 2noon for players aged 8 16 years. Interested players can contact Lewis Mills on Mob:

13 Community News What a busy me it is in our College and our Community Centre! There are so many opportuni es for our families to get involved in interes ng and fun ac vi es. Some families had a fun me with our College chef this week, cooking a yummy and nutri ous family meal. The ladies were all very happy a er the class with their dinners packed to take home. Tammie our Hub Program Leader has been organising some great ac vi es in the Community Centre. Also, Lena our storyteller has been connec ng with different people and storytelling. Please feel free to visit Tammie in the Community Centre to find out more of what is available. Mark Davidson Community Development Worker Hello, Lena here with some updates on our Story Project. Come and share a story, have a yarn in our Story Circle. We will meet next Friday at 11am in the Community Centre a er Playgroup. This will be a relaxed me to meet with me and others to chat and share stories. I am around on Wednesday a ernoons to chat and feel free to phone or me with any ques ons you may have. I look forward to seeing you at the Welcoming event next Saturday Ph: , Lena