1443 Ignatian Newsletter - Friday 28 May 2021
- PRINCIPAL'S REPORT
- UPCOMING EVENTS
- CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION
- NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK
- TEACHING & LEARNING
- MID-YEAR CO-CURRICULUM COLOURS APPLICATIONS
- STUDENT VOICE
- FRENCH RESTAURANT VISIT
- VCE VET CREATIVE & DIGITAL MEDIA EXCURSION
- UNIT 3 & 4 HOSPITALITY EXCURSION
- YEAR 7 ITALIAN
- LOYOLA UMPIRING ACADEMY
- ACS WINTER SPORT UPDATE
- ACS SWIMMING CARNIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
- ACS ATHLETICS HIGHLIGHTS
- DIGITAL & MEDIA LITERACY
- 40TH ANNIVERSARY HISTORY BOOK
- RECRUITMENT AT 39 ARMY CADET UNIT
- WATSONIA HEIGHTS JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB
Dear Members of the Loyola College community,
Over the last fortnight there have been a number of events that have taken place in the life of our College community and I am delighted to be able to share these in this newsletter.
Our annual Open Day was an overwhelming success this year with significantly larger numbers attending on the Sunday afternoon. I thank the staff who set up all the displays and activities for the day. I am very grateful to the many Loyola students who assisted with the numerous tours of the College on the day. You were wonderful ambassadors for Loyola. I also thank the many parent volunteers who prepared the show bags in the previous week and cooked the BBQ on the day together with Mrs Alonso, Community Liaison and Mr O’Keeffe, Director of College and Community Engagement who oversaw the organisation of the event.
Last Thursday marked the beginning of the Ignatian year celebrating 500 years since the battle of Pamplona where St Ignatius was injured by a cannonball while defending the town against the French army. This event led to the beginning of the transformation in his life that would see him change his way of life from being a popular soldier to serving God through prayer and action in helping others. Students and staff viewed a special Examen on the day, staff were treated to a special morning tea and a lunchtime competition was held in the Two Wolves Hub where students built a device to launch a tennis ball. This was a very popular event, and many students came to watch. This important event prompts us to ask: Have we had a cannonball moment in our lives, or do we need one to help us change our lives for the better so that we are in harmony with what God desires of us?
The Ignatian Year will also celebrate the canonisation of St Ignatius and St Francis Xavier on 12 March 2022 and will conclude on 31 July next year, our College Feast Day.
Celebrating 200 years of Catholic Education
On Monday of this week our College choir was invited to sing at St Patrick’s Cathedral for the Mass to celebrate 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia. Archbishop Peter Comensoli was the main presider at the Mass, which was celebrated on the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia. It was a wonderful experience for our choir, and I thank Ms Taylor, Director of Music and Mrs Hedger for preparing the students.
Two hundred years ago the first official Catholic school opened in Australia. Since then, Catholic education has grown to the point that it now educates around 770,000 primary and secondary school students, in more than 1,750 schools, with nearly 100,000 staff. These are sponsored by dioceses and parishes, religious institutes and public juridic persons, and groups of parents. Six thousand Catholic catechists participate in the religious education of 200,000 children in government schools and parishes. Over the last few years, hundreds of Church-sponsored early learning centres have been established, educating many thousands of pre-schoolers. Around 50,000 tertiary students are now enrolled in our two Catholic universities with their several campuses. It is an extraordinary achievement! Catholic schools are a jewel in the crown of the Catholic church in Australia. Here at Loyola, we can be proud of our 42 year contribution to this history of Catholic education in this country.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
This event was held this week to raise funds for Cancer research. Students flocked to their respective House areas to support this important project organised by the House Committees in collaboration with Mr Lynch, Deputy Principal – Ignatian Ethos and Identity. I thank all who supported this initiative.
Exams and Assessments
In the next few weeks all students will commence formal assessments in preparation for the end of semester reports. I urge all students to work their hardest and give of their best to ensure good learning takes place and that these efforts are recognised in their reports.
This is Trinity term, peaking with four important Church feasts: The Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday and the Feast of Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ) being celebrated in the following weeks. The main focus of these feasts is to remember that Jesus is with us in our daily lives and walks with us in all that we do. His Holy Spirit has come into the world, his real presence is ongoing in the Eucharist that we celebrate at Mass and that we receive in Holy Communion.
His Spirit moves amongst us and in us to do good and to seek justice. May we be more aware of the Holy Spirit working through each one of us to reach out to those around us in our encounters with others, in the way we conduct ourselves as people of faith and in the daily work that we do.
Mr Joseph Favrin,
CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION
On Monday 24 May, the Loyola College choir had the privilege of leading the singing for the diocesan mass celebrating 200 Years of Catholic Education in Australia.
Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli presided in St Patrick’s Cathedral.
Below is the report that appears on the news feed of melbournecatholic.org:
Due to COVID restrictions only 50 of the 300 or so Catholic Schools in the Melbourne Archdiocese could be represented.
My thanks to Fr Gerry Healy SJ – College Chaplain, who concelebrated, and Mrs Gemma Hedger – Choir Director, Ms Jennifer Taylor – Head of Music and Mr Tim Bland, who prepared the Choir.
The Loyola Choir was also chosen to prepare a video of the national bicentennial song "Faith in the Future".
500 Anniversary of St Ignatius’ Cannonball Examen
Five Loyola students who are members of the Cadet Corp based at Simpson Barracks presented the Examen to mark this occasion.
Mr Chris Lynch,
Ignatian Mission & Identity
NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK
Hello Parents, Staff and Students,
My name is Lara Bilotto and I am the Intercultural Captain for 2021.
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. This year’s Reconciliation Week Theme is ‘More than a Word, Reconciliation takes Action.’
This theme asks Australians to use their awareness and knowledge towards taking braver and more impactful action.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Australia’s colonial history is characterised by devastating land dispossession, violence and racism.
Reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.
The dates for National Reconciliation Week are the 27th of May to the 3rd of June each year.
These dates are significant as they coincide with the 1967 Referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.
On 27 May 1967, Australians voted to change the Constitution so that, like all other Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples would be counted as part of the population and the Commonwealth would be able to make laws for them.
Many Indigenous people regard the 1967 Referendum as a symbolic turning point, revealing a widespread desire for Indigenous equality in Australia.
On 3 June 1992, the High Court of Australia recognised that a group of Torres Strait Islanders, led by Eddie Mabo, held ownership of Mer (Murray Island). In acknowledging the traditional rights of the Meriam people to their land, the court also held that native title existed for all Indigenous people.
Ideally, as a school community we should all be able to celebrate, promote and enhance our understanding of our First People’s history, culture and achievements.
Below is a prayer for this very special week in our school calendar.
A Prayer for Reconciliation:
God of justice and forgiveness, guide us as we continue to learn about Reconciliation. Grant us the courage to speak out against the injustices that our Indigenous brothers and sisters continue to suffer. Help us to see with new eyes, to listen to the stories of our Indigenous brothers and sisters and to feel with a compassionate heart. Help us to build righteous relationships with each other based on truth and justice. We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.
TEACHING & LEARNING
Application for accelerated subjects in 2022
In Term Three our Year 9 and 10 students will be considering their Year 10 and Year 11 subjects. There has been a change in the application process for students who seek to do an accelerated subject in the following year.
Current Year 9 students
A number of you will consider taking on a Unit 1 and 2 Subject (Year 11 subject) in 2022. Acceleration requires demonstrated consistent high academic achievement and an ability to take on the demands of an accelerated subject. Therefore, a student will need to be committed to their studies, well organised and able to meet deadlines. English will be one of the subjects in which the student needs to demonstrate a consistently high level of academic ability. Semester Two reports will be checked for maintenance of consistency in academic effort.
An invitational letter, from the Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning, will be sent out to those students who meet the selection criteria, and to their families explaining the process for acceleration; applications will be completed online.
Current Year 10 students
An invitational letter from the relevant Head of Learning, will be sent out to students currently studying a Unit 1/2 subject. Acceptance for Unit 3/4 is not automatic. Letters will be sent to students who have been able to sustain a high level of academic ability and meet the demands of the accelerated Unit 1/2 Units. Students will need to re- apply for acceleration and, depending on results, acceleration may or may not continue.
The subject selection process takes place in early Term Three for all of our students. Once again students will be asked to complete their subject choices online, with your guidance. All Year 9, 10 and 11 students will meet with a senior member of staff to discuss their choices. Parents and guardians are invited to this interview and a letter outlining the process will be sent towards the end of this term.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)
Please read the relevant information in the Parent Communications tab on your Parent Portal. Names of all students identified are forwarded to the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) at the beginning of August.
Our priority is to consult, and work in collaboration with, parents wherever possible, to ensure that we are supporting each individual child with additional learning, medical or emotional needs. We hope this process will lead to the best possible outcome for each student at school.
If you have any questions or concerns about the NCCD process, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Stringer on email@example.com.
Year 9 Digital Technologies Day
On Monday June 21, all of our Year 9 students will be involved in an exciting program exploring the opportunities digital technologies can afford us. Students will have the chance to select from a diverse range of workshops.
Ms Suzanne Pola,
Teaching & Learning
MID-YEAR CO-CURRICULUM COLOURS APPLICATIONS
Loyola College recognises significant achievement amongst its student body with the awarding of Co-Curricular Colours each year. Students who achieve the Colours are being recognised for their qualities of active participation, team spirit, positive conduct, goodwill and co-operation in a particular area of College life. The Co-Curriculum Colours can be awarded in the areas of:
- Christian Service
- Public Speaking and Debating
The Colours are awarded both mid-year and end-of-year with students receiving a Certificate and the opportunity to have their blazer embroidered. Mid-year applications are currently open for Senior students (Years 10 – 12) who meet the Colours minimum requirements and criteria as outlined the Co-Curriculum Colours LMS page. Senior students who have made significant contribution over a number of years in any of the above areas may wish to apply. Online applications can be made via the Co-Curriculum Colours LMS page by Friday 4 June.
Ms Lauren Hartigan,
Head of Co-Curriculum
Recently we held a parent evening titled “Sex Education and Respectful Relationships’” The evening was conducted by Sue Pain, an expert in this field. Her presentation is now available on the link below.
Topics covered include,
- Sexual activity in teenagers
- What teenagers need and want to know
- An insight into how pornography impacts on young relationships
- The law, sex, sexting and consent
- Talking with your teenager about sex and respectful relationships
Mr Sal Valentino,
Wellbeing & Personal Development Coordinator
On the 6th of May, a group of just over 80 students packed their belongings, and as a group, made their way to the Rutherford Park Country Retreat, just a short drive from Daylesford, for Loyola’s annual Music Camp. This year's camp was different to previous years. Last year, 2020, due to COVID we were in lockdown when our camp was scheduled so it had been two years since our last. My co-captain (Lachlan Collins) and I feel as though this gap helped strengthen everyone’s attitude towards music, all who came were very enthusiastic and tried their best at every rehearsal while there (there were 7!)
I can confess that Lachlan and I were very tired by the end, as were others, and whilst this was the case, words cannot describe how proud we were of our peers for the continuous effort they put into their ensemble pieces. We are so excited for everyone to hear what we have put together at our Annual Winter Concert, being held on the 3rd of June.
Below, we have featured some students' testimonials about their experience at Music Camp.
"Music Camp was great fun as you were living your passion for days with people who share the same interests. It was great to socialise with people who enjoy the same things as you, and it was great to make friends with people in other years. I have made friends with people that I will never forget and there was everlasting laughter." - Jess Bryson, Choir member
"Music Camp is a great chance for us to cool down a bit and just do what we love. It's always relaxed but productive and I love getting to be creative with my friends." - Mitko Grbveski, Soul band member
"Music Camp was a positive experience for many people, providing a break from school and a fun environment to work in. Hanging out with people that have similar passions and making new friends is always a highlight." - Celeste Murone, Choir member
"Music Camp is a great opportunity for friends to gather and do the things they enjoy, which is playing music. It is also a great opportunity for the Year 10s to beat everyone else in trivia." - Tristan Weiland, Senior Band member
I would just like to point out our new rehearsal days, appointed while on Music Camp.
- Junior Band - Lunchtime on Monday (P028)
- Senior Band - After school on Thursday (P028)
- Junior Choir - Lunchtime on Thursday (PO26)
- Senior Choir - After school on Tuesday (P028)
- String Quartet - Lunchtime on Friday (P028)
Any other bands or groups, please liaise with the band directors to find out times and locations of rehearsals.
A big thank you to all the teachers that attended and to Ms Taylor for organising it.
Thank you everyone and keep an eye out for upcoming dates regarding music events!
FRENCH RESTAURANT VISIT
Recently the students from Years 11 and 12 French had lunch at a French restaurant where many tasted escargots (snails) for the first time and had an enjoyable afternoon. The students were accompanied by their French teachers, Mr McDonnell and Mr Favrin, and our French language assistant, Mr Verité.
This comment from one of the students, Danielle Brodelis in Year 11, sums up the great experience:
“Our recent visit to Paris Go Bistro was a wonderful opportunity to immerse ourselves in the food culture of France. It was great to have in-depth discussions about the cultural differences between Australia and France. As well as being a good chance to put our French conversation skills into practice!”
Year 11 & 12 French students
VCE VET CREATIVE & DIGITAL MEDIA EXCURSION
Year 12 VCE VET Creative & Digital Media students recently attended an excursion to Jets Studio run by Banyule City Council. Students went on a tour of the venue, then separated into two groups for their workshop. Activities included video capturing, timelapse, music recording, playing different musical instruments in the recording studio, video editing, sound editing, mixing sound. Students got to experience what it’s like to use industry grade equipment and to listen to advice from the knowledgeable and professional staff at Jets Studio.
Mr Dinh Tran,
Head of Digital Technologies, Applied Computing & Data Analytics
UNIT 3 & 4 HOSPITALITY EXCURSION
On the 17th of May, an excursion for Unit 3 & 4 Hospitality students took place. They went to “Trupp The Chefs Table” Cooking School in Prahran to complete a five-hour Masterclass on Preparing Poultry Dishes, which is one of their units in the study design. Loyola has been going to “Trupp The Chefs Table” for three years now. The Austrian-born Chef: Walter Trupp does a tremendous job at covering the cooking and preparation methods of all fowl. Walter demonstrates the preparation of the birds, the cooking methods both old and new, and shares the knowledge of working with these commodities over three decades in the heart of the culinary world of Europe. Walter has an impressive CV: he has worked alongside Marco Pierre White, amongst other highlights. The students prepared their own lunch with a menu of seven dishes highlighting poultry. They worked in pairs with time constraints, and then enjoyed the fruits of their labour sitting in the dining room all together. The students enjoyed the training they received and now have a good understanding of this unit of study.
Ms Fiona Chapman,
VCE VET Hospitality Teacher
YEAR 7 ITALIAN
The Year 7 Italian Speaking Assessment is a speaking task where the students showcase their ability to communicate in the target language. As not all our Year 7 students have been exposed to the Italian language at primary school or at home, this task aims to reinforce their efficacy and self-confidence in speaking the language by showing them how, in just a term of exposure and practice, they have been able to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to introduce themselves in Italian. Often students do not feel successful at speaking because fluency and accuracy are not immediately achieved. While to master a language may require time, with this assessment we wanted to demonstrate to the students that achievements and success in a foreign language can still be immediately tangible. In this case the students learned that after one term they were able to say and spell their name and surname, tell their age, talk about their nationality or background, the languages their spoke and, if confident, to also say something they liked.
Students enthusiastically embraced the task and performed it with confidence and great results.
Zachary: Buongiorno, mi chiamo Zachary Osland. Il mio nome si scrive Z-a-c-h-a-r-y. Il mio cognome si scrive O-s-l-a-n-d. Ho dodici (12) anni e io sto bene oggi. Io sono australiano, irlandese, inglese, scozzese e il mio padre è australiano, inglese e norvegese. Parlo perfemente Inglese e un po’ Italiano e Cinese. Arrivederci!
Chloe: Buongiorno, mi chiamo Chloe Bailey. Il mio nome si scrive C-h-l-o-e, il cognome si scrive B-a-i-l-e-y. Ho dodici (12) anni. Io sto molto bene. Io sono australiana e tedesca, io parlo Inglese e Italiano. Arrivederci!
Isabella: Ciao a tutti, mi chiamo Isabella Violani. Mio nome si scrive I-s-a-b-e-l-l-a, e mio cognome si scrive V-i-o-l-a-n-i. Io ho dodici (12) anni. Oggi sto molto bene. Io sono australiana e italiana. Io parlo Inglese e un po’ Italiano. Grazie e arrivederci!
Mr Jason van Leest,
Head of Languages
LOYOLA UMPIRING ACADEMY
Jacob Glover, Alex Parisi and Fraser Bryans umpired Auskick at the St Kilda v Geelong half time break at Marvel Stadium on Friday 14th May. After watching the main game we got ready with the Auskick players in the rooms and were ready to enter the ground as the half time siren sounded. The boys will never forget this wonderful experience.
“Such a surreal experience stepping onto the ground in-front of 27,000 people and just seeing all the faces watching you. Best experience with Loyola, ever.” - Fraser Bryans
"The night was awesome. Going up the race was very enjoyable. The atmosphere was incredible." - Jacob Glover
"The experience at Marvel was truly one to remember, running on to the field and looking at the crowd was incredible. I had an absolute ball and it was great to engage with the kids and have a run at Marvel. A Fantastic memory. " - Alex Parisi
It is great to see so many Loyola students coming through the Umpire’s Academy and umpiring in the Senior and Junior Northern Football Netball League. See the All Loyola Panel umpiring the Mernda v Kilmore Senior A grade Division 3 match.
Mr David Miller,
Senior Boys Sport Coordinator
ACS WINTER SPORT UPDATE
Round 3 Senior ACS Highlights v Overnewton
A good number of wins and strong performances by our senior students on May 19 v Overnewton.
1st XVIII Boys Football registered their 3rd straight win, with a commanding 10 goal win away against Overnewton, solidifying our spot on the top of the ladder. The group is improving each week as they become more familiar playing together. Yesterday, Harry Guard continued his excellent debut season with a number of courageous intercept marks across half back, while Josh Fell and Tom Baird provided focal points up forward.
1sts Girls Football also remain undefeated through the first 3 rounds with a 40 point win yesterday. Maddy Howes was terrific yesterday, before unfortunately coping a nasty head knock late in the game (best wishes Maddy!). Jess Simpson was crucial again yesterday in many of our link up plays, and Hayley Car had a great game too.
1sts Girls Basketball: This team remains undefeated – with the undefeated stretch dating back 3 years now! Yesterday it was Bonnie McCall and Charli Luke stepping up, as this team continues to function at a high level week in week out.
Mixed Badminton won 11-5 yesterday with Alvin Santosa and Jessica Braganza leading the way – great to see this team taking off.
1sts Girls Netball: Second consecutive win for the girls. The Jones twins led the way again, as they continue their outstanding contribution to Netball at Loyola.
1sts Girls Table Tennis: Won on countback after the rubbers were tied at 6 apiece, for their second straight win.
1sts Boys Soccer: Scored twice yesterday against Overnewton, but were overrun 2-4. The boys are not far off but will need a win against St.Leonard’s in their next match to stay in contention for the final.
Other winners: 2nds Boys Volleyball, 2nds Boys Tennis, 2nds Netball, 3rds Netball, 3rds Girls Basketball
The Seniors have a break now with the upcoming exam period.
The Year 7-9 season is now up and running with 2 rounds already completed.
Mr John Baxter,
Director of Sport
ACS SWIMMING CARNIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Our 70 best swimmers represented Loyola at the ACS Swim Carnival at MSAC on Tuesday evening. After sitting in 5th place for most of the night, we passed Overnewton with a strong showing in the breaststroke and butterfly races. Unfortunately, we were overtaken again after the Junior freestyle relays – but three strong performances in the final 3 relays of the night, Year 11 boys, Year 12 girls and Year 12 boys, enabled us to achieve our objective of 4th place, edging ahead of Overnewton by 1 point! (1276 to 1275).
Our 4th place finish is equal to our previous best in 2017 & 2018, and put us behind only the three schools with pools on their campus. Individually, our two boys Alex Basile and Rohan Wein were again the dominant swimmers of the meet, and jointly were crowned ACS swimmers of the meet for the second year running. Alex won six events (Open 200 IM, Open 100m Free, and all 4 50m events at Year 11). In addition Alex broke the ACS record for the Year 11 50m Butterfly, setting a new record time of 26.31sec. It was the only record broken on the night, and it was Alex’s 5th ACS record, set over the past 4 years. Rohan Wein was equally as dominant, going undefeated through 5 events (Inter 100 Free + 4 50m events at Year 9).
Lucia Calderone (Year 7) was our best female swimmer, having a great debut carnival. Lucia placed in all 4 ‘A’ events at Year 7 (3 second place and 1 third). This enabled Lucia to finish 3rd in the overall female swimmer of the meet category.
Other ‘A’ race place getters were:
Hayley Car – Year 10 50m freestyle (2nd), Year 10 50m butterfly (3rd)
Julian Minutolo – Year 10 50m breaststroke (2nd)
Noah Ong – Year 8 50m breaststroke (2nd)
Haylee Street, Brodie Car, Amy Clayton & Lyla Hussey - Year 12 Girls 4 x 50m freestyle relay (3rd)
Our best performed team was the Year 11 boys, who came third in both the medley and freestyle relays and finished 3rd overall in the Year level section. (Year 11 Boys team – Alex Basile, Nathan List, Nicholas Toso, Daniel Lay & Riley Morgan)
Thanks to all of our competitors who competed. We were well organised, filled every race, and swam right to wall – which was vital in achieving our objective for the night. Georgia Bezkorowajnij and Dakota Wright’s performances were particularly noteworthy in swimming extra races on the night to cover for an injured teammate. Also thanks and congratulations to Team manager Elly Keating and coach Mike Gowan, for training and organising our swimmers.
Mr John Baxter,
Director of Sport
ACS ATHLETICS HIGHLIGHTS
A great effort by the Loyola Athletics team yesterday at Lakeside Stadium. After finishing in 6th place in 2019 and with 3 star athletes (Caden Murray, Liam Kolar & Patrick Tobin) graduating last year, we thought that it would be difficult for the team to move up the ladder this year. However, on the back of some really strong performances by our Year 7 Boys team, and some significant improvement across the whole squad, we were able to accumulate over 300 more points than in 2019, and accordingly moved past Beaconhills College into 5th place.
We won 14 ‘A’ events across the day, including a new ACS Record and two sensational relay wins by our senior boys under lights in the closing events. Keira Sanchez smashed the previous Year 9 Girls Discus ACS record by a huge margin (over 4 metres) to set a new mark of 31.96m. The Year 12 boys 4x100m relay team of Jacob Robinson, Matt Brennan, Will Gittins and James Mantis powered home to convincingly win this signature event – but better was still to come. The final race of the night was the Open Mens 4x400m, an event that requires great depth in the hardest event on the track, and one that traditionally we have struggled to match the other schools in. Julian Napoletano of Year 11 set out for Loyola, running a solid leg, changing in 4th place at the first 400m, about 20m behind first place. Athletics Captain Will Gittins, running second, and seemingly inspired in his last event for the school set out on a mission and closed down the runner from St.Leonard’s on the back straight. Then, with the Loyola crowd lifting, Will then pulled away from the field in the home straight to give Loyola a 10m lead. Running third, Dylan Flakemore ran a controlled leg and lost little if any of our lead before handing over to Matt Brennan for the final leg. Matt was immediately overtaken by the Westbourne runner and had the St.Leonard’s runner closing fast down the back straight. With a 100m to go Matt trailed by 5 metres, but having run his own race, he switched into gear on the final turn and steamed over the line for a memorable and morale boosting victory for our School.
‘A’ Grade Event Winners
- Jobe Douglas – Year 7 Boys Hurdles
- Jobe Douglas – Year 7 Boys 400m
- Jobe Douglas – Year 7 Boys Triple Jump
- Daniel Crockford – Year 7 Boys Shot Put
- Daniel Crockford – Year 7 Boys Discus
- Dean Talarico – Year 8 Boys Discus
- Keira Sanchez – Year 9 Girls Shot Put
- Keira Sanchez – Year 9 Girls Discus (New ACS Record)
- Daniel Angelski – Year 9 Boys Discus
- Cooper Waldon – Year 9 Boys Hurdles
- Julian Napoletano – Year 11 Boys 200m
- Josephine Akuei – Year 12 Girls 200m
- Jacob Robinson, Matthew Brennan, Will Gittins and James Mantis - Year 12 Boys 4x100m
- Julian Napoletano, Will Gittins, Dylan Flakemore and Matthew Brennan – Open Mens 4x400m
‘A’ Grade Place Getters
- Josephine Akuei – Year 12 Girls 400m: 3rd
- Matthew Brennan – Year 12 Boys Triple Jump: 2nd, Year 12 Boys 200m: 2nd, Year 12 Boys 100m 3rd
- Nick Brennan – Year 10 Boys Triple Jump: 3rd, Year 10 Boys High Jump 3rd
- Lachlan Cabret – Year 7 Boys High Jump: 3rd
- Sophie Compton-Cook – Year 10 Girls Triple Jump: 2nd, Year 10 Girls Long Jump: 3rd
- Damian Diaz – Year 8 Boys 400m: 2nd, Year Boys High Jump: 2nd, Year 8 Boys Hurdles: 3rd
- Isaac Dugdale – Year 8 Boys Long Jump: 3rd
- Millie Falcone – Year 7 Girls Long Jump: 3rd
- Olivia Garner – Year 11 Girls Discus: 2nd
- Will Gittins – Year 12 Boys Long Jump: 3rd
- Ben Grasso – Year 10 Boys Hurdles: 2nd
- Julian Napoletano – Year 11 Boys 100m: 3rd
- Belle Raso – Year 10 Girls 400m: 2nd
- Zoe Rowley – Year 8 Girls Discus: 2nd
- Jessica Simpson – Year 12 Girls 100m: 3rd
- Navjot Singh – Year 10 Boys Shot Put: 2nd
- Erin Waldon – Year 12 Girls Triple Jump: 2nd, Year 12 Girls Long Jump: 2nd, Year 12 Girls Hurdles: 3rd
- Jobe Douglas, Rohan Butterworth, Xavier Rowley, Justin Lin – Year 7 Boys 4x100m Relay: 3rd
- Madison Bonney, Leah Caratazzolo, Sophie Compton-Cook, Tehara Munasingha – Year 10 Girls 4x100m Relay: 3rd
- Rebecca Salvaggio, Erin Waldon, Josephine Akuei, Jessica Simpson – Year 12 Girls 4x100m Relay: 3rd
‘B’ Grade Event Winners
- Josephine Akuei – Year 12 Girls 100m ‘B’
- Michael Quintigliano – Year 11 Boys 100m ‘B’, Year 11 Boys 200m ‘B’
Loyola Athletics Champions – (most points accumulated)
Boys – Matthew Brennan
Girls – Erin Waldon
Mr John Baxter,
Director of Sport
Cybersafety Part 4: Cyberbullying
Dear parents/guardians, if you are aware of your child’s online activities and you provide guidance as they navigate their online world, studies have shown that your child is far less likely to be involved in risky online behaviour.
Note this: The Internet offers us powerful search, sharing and collaborating opportunities, but also bestows on us an enormous responsibility.
In this edition we’ll be looking at Cyberbullying, focussing on two aspects.
Aspect 1: True story – this could be your daughter, or son
It was the start of the school year and students were keen to catch up with their friends and talk about what they did over the holidays. It was also an opportunity to make new friends. Two particular Year 11 girls became friends and started hanging out together, and became quite close. So trusting did they become of each other that they revealed to each other their email and Facebook passwords. After a while, however, their friendship cooled somewhat and they started spending more time with their other friends.
One morning one of the girls arrived at school only to find that certain students, some she knew and some she didn’t know, seemed to be looking at her strangely and whispering things about her to each other. Her usual friends started finding excuses for not spending time with her. She did not understand why this was happening. A short time later she went onto her Facebook and found, to her horror, that people, including her friends and even strangers, were posting hate messages directed to her. It was then she realised what had happened. The ex-best friend must have logged in as her on Facebook and posted some very personal stuff about her, some true and some lies, but all very personal details she would never have posted herself.
She also started getting hate emails and mobile phone texts, messages that made her feel very upset, very angry and even depressed. She changed her password. Eventually she confronted the girl about it, who in turn posted messages on her own Facebook denying that she was the author of the offensive content. But the hate messages kept coming. She cancelled her Facebook, cancelled her mobile phone contract, but it was too late. The damage had been done. Most of her former friends now kept away from her. Only one or two remained, but things were never the same again.
Aspect 2: Cyberbullies, be warned: you may be prosecuted!
Under Commonwealth legislation it is an offence to use a ‘carriage service’ (eg mobile phone) to menace, harass or cause offence, which covers cyberbullying (s474.17 of the Criminal Code Act 1995). For more information please refer to the Parent Guide on Cyberbullying and Sexting Laws.
In recent years courts around the world, including Australia, have successfully prosecuted cyberbullies.
What can your child do to prevent Cyberbullying?
- If the abuse happens on a social networking website, use the report abuse link to have offensive content removed.
- If the abuse happens on media broadcast sites such as YouTube, use the ‘inappropriate’ flag to register a complaint.
- If the abuse happens on email, you can usually block content coming from the offending email address.
- If the abuse happens on a mobile phone, contact the telecommunication carrier or the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman to have the known numbers blocked. You may also call Crime Stoppers Victoria.
- Don’t respond to Cyberbullying; it only escalates. Instead, save the content as evidence and tell a trusted friend/adult.
- Finally, never give out your personal details or your passwords to anybody, no matter how much you think you can trust them.
If your child is concerned about any of these issues and wishes to discuss them with a trusted person at school, please encourage them to talk to their Mentor teacher, Head of House or School Counsellor. For more information on eSafety visit The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. Complaints about general content on the Internet can be made through its Complaints and Reporting link.
Mr Victor Dalla-Vecchia,
DIGITAL & MEDIA LITERACY
Regular readers of The Ignatian will have been following our series of DQ Hacks. Your digital intelligence will no doubt have improved, and now you’re on your way to becoming not only savvy-searchers but also discerning consumers of information.
This is the fourth and final hack in this series.
Hack 4 - Fact Check
To debunk misinformation – especially information sourced on the Internet - fact checking is imperative.
We all need skills to discern quality information in order to make correct, informed decisions.
But how can we do this?
Believe it or not, there are ‘fact checking’ organisations who delve deeper into stories in response to public requests (or outcry). And even websites that can show historical instances of the Internet and bust information myths.
But, you can also do your own fact checking at a really basic level.
To get the ‘whole story’ try this:
- Consider the source of the article: click away from the story and take a look through the website, its mission and its contact information. Are they legitimate? Or are they pushing a particular agenda?
- Read beyond the outrageous ‘clickbait’ headline, What facts are they actually presenting? Who produced those statistics that they’re quoting?
- Check the author credentials. Are they experts in their field? Or is the article driven by personal/political/economic agendas?
- Look for supporting information. Are there other articles/sources providing similar information and linking arguments to the original story?
User-generated content vs quality journalism/writing is a real, problematic issue. With so much content being created on social media, there is no quality control. So how can we trust all that we read?
Not all information is created equal.
How do you rate your digital intelligence?
Take a look at this checklist – do you actively do any of these things when searching for information, reading the news or scrolling through your social media feeds?
Ms Alida Galati,
2021 Morning College Tours - Semester 1
Morning Tours will be take place on the following dates from 9.15 am – 11. 00 am:
- 9th June
- 16th June
- 23rd June
A prayer to St Ignatius ensured it did not rain between 1pm and 4pm. A huge turnout resulted with so many families lined up for guided tours by 1 pm. Thank you so much to our School leaders and Ambassadors who did a great job in taking families on a tour to see the many opportunities offered by our school. Given that so many families state that one important factor that contributed to their decision to send their child to Loyola was because of the tour guide on Open Day, their role deserves special recognition. A big thank you to the LPFA / PWP parents who did an amazing job of cooking 1300 sausages on the day to give away to our visitors.
In particular, thank you to –
Mark Monteneri, Alan & Sally Hawley, Reena Thomas, Vicky Sartor, Lisa Glover, Liz Mora, Brendon Caroll, Angelia Barbuto, Lina Parisot, Loretta Baker & John O’Connell.
LPFA Winery Tour
An early start saw 57 rather excited parents and friends board the bus headed to the Yarra Valley. Blessed with great weather there was a fun filled spirit on the bus as we headed to our first Winery stop and morning tea. With a raffle on board we were set up to play a very competitive peg game, if you said either words – “Nice” or “Kids” a person would take your peg. Needless to say there were some people (including myself) who were determined to win and many tactics were put in place. Despite my not winning, it was a very fun component of the day. A lovely meal was had at Rochford Winery and lots of opportunities to taste some very nice wine and gin. Most importantly, it was the sense of community that made the day such a success, so many Loyola parents and friends together having so much fun and the connection that was so evident was heart warming.
A big thank you to Loretta Baker and Mark Monteneri for their hard work in ensuring that all ran so smoothly.
2021 LPFA/FOPA Online Wine Fundraiser
Due to popular demand, we have continued to run the fundraiser in 2021. Not only is wine nice to drink, they also make a great gift idea. There are 7 different types of wine that can be ordered through Prospect Wines. Orders can be made online and processed in lots of 6. Delivery is within 7 working days and come to your front door. The bottles range in price from $13-$16.
All money raised will be distributed to LPFA and FOPA to purchase goods for the Loyola Community.
2021 Entertainment Books
The LPFA are proud to promote the 2021 Entertainment Book.
Loyola College Accommodation
Just inside Gate 4, on the corner of Bungay and Kenmare Streets, sits our Aurrupe House and Manresa Cottage which are used for accommodation on a short-term basis for both overseas visitors and members of our school and local community. Accommodation rental is ideal for family members or friends who would like to attend a function or appointment in Melbourne and require an overnight stay or longer at a very reasonable price. Some of our families have extended family who live interstate and rent the house on a regular basis when planning a visit to Melbourne for 1 or 2 weeks. Loyola’s close proximity to shops and the train makes it ideal to be independent and yet close to relatives as well.
Donation of Loyola Uniform
If you have any Loyola uniform items that you no longer require, please leave them at Reception. They are great to have for families in need, student accidents and our Exchange students. Blazers no longer required would be much appreciated.
Saturday Mornings – 24th July & 4th September
All students accompanied by Parents welcome.
Please let me know via email or phone if you are able to attend.
2021 LPFA Meetings
Wednesday Evenings – 28th April, 2nd June, 21st July, 25th August, 6th October, 10th November
2021 PWP Meetings
Monday evenings – 19th July & 18th October
Ms Dianna Alonso,