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24th October

BSS Work Placement
Duke of Ed Expedition—Biloela
Altina Wildlife Park Excursion—Year 7

25th October
Duke of Ed Expedition—Biloela

28th October
Year 8 Survivor Day



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Next week will be a very “active” week. Students from Years 8 and 9 that are involved in our Duke of Edinburgh program are trekking through the Southern Highlands on during the first few days! Marian has been running this internationally acclaimed program for a number of years and I can’t recommend this program of self growth and teamwork highly enough. It is voluntary to participate but it comes with its own requirements and students and families need to be aware of the commitments. You can research the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme by visiting the website http://www.dukeofed.com.au/ . There are quite a few you-tubes on the Award scheme to view as well. We wish this group safe and enjoyable trekking and I thank Mr Segrave and Ms Vardanega for organising the trek and going with them.

This coming week also sees our Year 8 students challenging themselves in their Community Day. Year 8 students are involved in the annual “Survivor Day”. They focus on team building exercises in a fun and interactive way. This is usually an enormously successful day, enjoyed by all.

Another exciting week in the Science Department with a group of year 7 students visiting Altina Park to check out the characteristics that scientists use for classification. The rest of the year 7 students will go on MONDAY if they have their permission notes in.

    Altina Wildlife Park

Many thanks go to Ms Davis, Mr Chowdhury, Mrs McIntosh and Mrs Zarins who accompanied the students and enjoyed the animals and fine weather. They had a short walk to visit the Meerkats, Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Marmoset monkeys, Crocodiles and Red pandas to name just a few.

Then they had a ride on the Clydesdale drawn carts with well informed presenters on each of the four carts There were such a variety of animals to watch as they were being fed from Lions, Buffalo, Deer, Zebras, Wild dogs, Rhinos and Hyenas and Giraffes. Then some students got to hand feed the Camels right up close and friendly. The group enjoyed the beautiful weather and had a nutritious packed lunch which they had brought from home and a chat with their friends.

Wrap with Love blanketsPASTORAL CARE NEWS
Students from the COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM presented the second of two blankets that have been hand knitted for the charity “Wrap with Love” There are millions of people in the world suffering extreme cold. In 1992 Wrap with Love began with the idea to help as many people as possible by providing warm Wraps to ward off hypothermia and in the past 24 years they have sent more than 400,000 wraps to people in over 75 countries, including Australia. The majority of members of the C.A.T were non knitters however with patience and perseverance from our mentors from Griffith’s “Knatty Knitters” we were able to learn and develop a new skill resulting in the creation of 56 squares which collectively created two warm and sheltering wraps.

The team presented the blankets along with a gift of flowers to our mentors Mrs Ada Snaidero and Mrs Jan Kurtzman thanking them for volunteering their time and have invited the ladies to join them in 2017 to again work together to create further items to be donated to charity.

We are currently taking orders for the 2016 Marian Catholic College Magazine (available early 2017).  Magazines are available to families for $27l.50 each and must be pre-ordered and paid for by 30th November 2016.  We are unable to process orders received after this date and magazines will not be available unless pre-ordered. Please complete the order form available in the latest newsletter and return the slip to the College office.

Enrolment interviews are in progress now!  Attention parents of Year 6 students who have not submitted an application - If your Year 6 student is intending to atttend Marian Catholic College in 2017, please contact Mrs Julian O'Keeffe at the College Office 02 6969 2400 ASAP. Thank you!

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