Coming to school and leaving school
Biggest Morning Tea
Last week a fundraising morning tea was held to raise money for the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea. Staff brought along some special treats and, across both campuses, raised $380. Thank you to all the staff for their generosity in baking and donations
College and Parish Fair
The next meeting of the College and Parish Fair will be held on Thursday, 24th June at 7:00pm in the meeting room under the church. All are welcome.
COVID-19 Mandatory requirements
Festival of Voices
The Grade 3 and 4 choir will be participating in the Tasmania Sings concert at the Festival of Voices. This will involve choirs from about eight different schools around Tasmania.The choirs will be performing together under the direction of guest conductors, Paul Jarman and Jenny Moon.
It entails two full day rehearsals at Prince’s Wharf on Tuesday, 29th June and on Wednesday, 30th June. Students will then assemble at Prince’s Wharf at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, 30th June for the evening concert at 7:00 pm.
If you would like to attend this concert, you may purchase your tickets from the Festival of Voices website -
The Middle Campus is having an Open Day on Wednesday, 16th June. Tours will take place at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Grade 7 2023 enrolments are due on Friday, 10th September 2021. If you are already enrolled in Grade 5 you do not need to do anything. If you know families who want to enrol or have a family member in another school who wants to enrol please note the deadline.
Project 23Over recent weeks, all Year 9 students have visited the Senior Campus and have had many of their questions, which emerged from the recently conducted student survey, answered. We hope that this may support them in their future planning and decision making in relation to Senior College choices. We have also been working with GYC on the provision of opportunities for ongoing support and mentoring of SACC staff. Over the rest of this year and into 2022, interested teachers of TASC subjects will be given the opportunity to attend GYC and shadow a colleague in that discipline to gain a deeper appreciation of pedagogical approaches, TASC expectations, assessment practices etc. Work is also continuing on a Senior Subject Handbook that will contain pathways information in the form of lists of TASC courses, as well as possible future career paths related to particular areas of study.
Dylan and Tayla Crack
Brother and sister gymnasts Dylan (Grade 10) and Tayla (Grade 8) have been representing Tasmania in gymnastic competitions.
Dylan has just competed at the Australian gymnastics championships in Trampoling held at the Gold Coast. Dylan was successful in coming home with the National 6 Men's Double Mini Trampoline Champion Title and a Gold Medal. Dylan needed to get a qualifying score to be selected and this was his 4th time attending National titles. Dylan trains 9.5 hours a week at the Kingborough Sports Centre.
Tayla is a level 7 gymnast who does 18 hours of gymnastics a week. Tayla recently competed in the Tas club competition in Devonport which she had to finish in the top 6 in the state and get a qualifying score. She has been selected to go to a National Gymnastics competition called the Bigham cup for Level 7 which will be held in Darwin in August.
The College held a morning tea where staff donated $295. Thank you to Mrs Natasha Harris for organising this and the VET students for providing the coffees. $145 was raised by a sausage sizzle for the students organised by Mr Martin McManus.
My fundraising goal was $500 however, due to the generous community of St Aloysius and the public, I raised just over $1500.
Kinder Beach Excursions
Students in Kindergarten are excited that they have commenced their beach/bush kinder program. As part of this program, they visit Boronia Beach every fortnight and spend time exploring this beautiful environment.
Contact with nature is critical for our physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing. It has positive effects on our ability to concentrate, learn, solve problems, relax and be creative. Children who learn outdoors improve their nature-literacy, becoming more confident and empathetic towards the natural world helping children connect with nature, building the future generation of advocates and custodians of the land.
Whilst at Boronia we particularly enjoy climbing, exploring, using our imaginations and investigating using our five senses. On our last visit, we were even fortunate enough to see a baby joey in its mother’s pouch. We use additional provocations to further our learning in this outdoor environment including magnifying glasses, a 'poo flip chart' to investigate some of the animal droppings and the aboriginal expertise of A.J. who accompanied Kinder White on their first visit and provided a wealth of information to the Kinder class. All three Kinder classes are starting to investigate bush tucker food including the she-oak and salt bush that can be found at Boronia beach and are having so much fun on our outings to Boronia beach.
Grade 1 Churches Excursion
Last Thursday all Grade 1 classes went on an excursion as part of their unit of work titled, We Are the Church.
We met Deacon Michael at St Aloysius Church in Kingston, walked around and sketched St John’s church in Richmond and met Sister Monica at St Mary’s Cathedral and had a tour.
It was a big day for us all but everyone enjoyed being out of the classroom, learning about the history of some of our Catholic churches.
RACT Road Safety
Grade 9/10 Biology and Life Science
This term in Grade 9/10 Biology students have been focusing on building their skills in dissection work. Over the last few weeks, students have got to dissect squids and gastropods.
Senior Drama Production
This term Senior Drama are presenting Greek Theatre Performances. These were held in week three over two lunchtimes in the gym from the beginning of lunch. The name of the performance is Hades and Persephone a tragedy. Greek Theatre is a ritualistic art form that celebrates the Olympian gods who often appeared as characters. Dionysus, god of wine was honoured at the dramatic festivals. Legendary Kings and heroes were often portrayed as well. During this time business and everyday activities were suspended during the week-long festivals held three times per year. It was considered a Civic Duty for people to participate in the productions in some way. The plays were presented to the public to provide moral lessons for the people.
2021 AFL 9's Hobart School Challenge - Grades 7/8 & 9/10 (Boys & Girls)
SATIS Grade 7/8 Netball Results
Monday 10th May
SACC Blue v's Sacred Heart Lightning (WIN)
The Push-Up Challenge 2021
Join us as we push for better mental health
Get fit, have fun and learn about mental health by taking part in The Push-Up Challenge 2021.
This June, join your House Team and challenge yourself to complete 3,318 push-ups over 25 days to acknowledge the number of lives lost to suicide in 2019.
Sounds like too many push-ups? Each member of your team can aim for 25%, 50%,75% or 100% of the push-up target.
Push-ups can be done just about anywhere and you can spread your push-ups out over the day. Exercise alternatives such as sit-ups, squats or tailored exercises are also very welcome. Through the event app (which will be released soon) you can bank your push-ups and see how your teammates are going.
The daily push-up target changes each day to reflect a vital mental health statistic, so along the way you’ll learn about mental health.
Our College Community is proudly supporting Headspace, Lifeline and Speak Up Stay Chatty with this event. We will be organising a number of activities and events throughout June to further support the wonderful initiative.
Individual fundraising is an optional part of the event but a great opportunity to support mental health in Australia.
Join us as we push for better mental health.
To get involved:
- Go to our Community page (below)
- Join your House Team within our Community (you will also need to register)
- Spread the word and get others involved
- Start prepping yourself
- 1st to 25th June: Get pushin’
Grade 3 - 10 Cross Country
The annual Grade 3 - 10 Cross Country was held at the Middle Campus on Friday, 14th May.
|Grade 10||Joshua Neil||Callan Dahmes|
|Grade 9||Marty Brereton||Charlie Thompson|
|Grade 8||Jasper Brereton||Wesley Harvey|
|Grade 7||Jake Marsh||Pete Vakrinos|
|Grade 6||Charles Morgan||Ethan Dale|
|Grade 5||Hugh Murray||Jacob Wass|
|Grade 4||Conner Reid||Max Kull|
|Grade 3||Angus Brereton and Lachlan Vince||Jordan Lucas|
|Grade 10||Metasebia Duggan||Eloise Paine|
|Grade 9||Emily Vieth||Diliana Stott|
|Grade 8||Hannah Kull||Alyssa Lynch|
|Grade 7||Lillian Adams||Mia Sullivan|
|Grade 6||Bessy Brereton||Emily Kull|
|Grade 5||Jasmine Taylor||Laura MacFarlane|
|Grade 4||Callista Hogan||Milla King|
|Grade 3||Freya Lovell||Grace Burton|
A Family Affair
The College Cross Country Carnival was a big day for the Brereton's with 1st place wins for the whole family. Congratulations to Marty (Grade 9), Jasper (Grade 8), Bessy (Grade 6) and Angus (Grade 3).
With the cold weather here, we encourage students who are representing the College in sports teams to ensure they bring along warm College sports clothing including track pants, polo tops, jumpers and jackets to wear over their shorts and singlets whilst they are waiting to compete.
Grade 1 Incursion
Last week was Road Safety week and RACT offered to come in for both of our Friday sessions, to share some activities that will help our Explorers understand road safety. They are hoping to return later in the year, to attend our Thursday sessions.
We are so grateful to Rita and Grace, from RACT, who took the time to visit both our Friday sessions and share important road safety information.
RACT recognises that the lessons children learn now can help guide their behaviour as they grow. They started our session reading the story 'Yippee!'. Yippee! is a book, designed to introduce basic road safety concepts to children up to the age of 6. It is about a fun family road trip to visit Nan and Pop who live near the beach. The story includes counting and road safety information in an engaging, age appropriate way.
After the story, we took turns looking at a picture of a road with lots of hazards on it. The Explorers placed mini STOP signs on the hazards they noticed. Rita and Grace told us to remember 5 important road safety rules: 1. Stop, 2. Look (left & right), 3. Listen (for traffic), 4. Think (is it safe?) and 5. Hold a grown-up's hand if it is safe to cross.
We had some road safety play spaces and activities set up, for our Explorers to engage with. We learned the 'Twinkle Twinkle Traffic Light' song, to remind us about checking what colour traffic lights are.
Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation commences with Family Sessions on the 8th and the 19th of June. Thanks to all who attended the parent information session on Wednesday 19th May. We are looking forward to rolling out a new, vibrant and more interactive program in the parish. Please contact the Director of Mission, Polly Marriott, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Church Open Times
Fr Mike would like to let all families know that the Church of Christ the Priest is open all day for anyone wanting a quiet moment of prayer or peace before or after school drop off. It may be the only moment in the day that you get the chance! He also thanks the College community for his welcome to the parish and loves to hear the bright a cheery “Hello Fr Mike!”s as students pass through the church foyer on their way to and from school!
A message from Vinnies
We are looking for anyone who has the time and ability to make meals for Kingborough Helping Hands. Kingborough Helping Hands is a not for profit organisation that works with people going through hardships in their life. Some things that they do for the community is that they give out hampers for the less fortunate, they have an annual Christmas fundraiser, Kingborough Louis Van and lots of other amazing things. They were established in 2013 and they have been spreading their good works throughout Tasmania ever since. Edna Pennicott the founder has always been passionate about helping others and her good work has changed, helped and inspired many people. We are asking those who can make frozen meals or even just frozen leftovers to please contact Edna on 0449110895 or at email@example.com to help those less fortunate and those in need. A little goes a long way!
By Bella Oakley and Lucy Willis on behalf of SACC Vinnies
The word is out!
…On all the good works that St Aloysius Catholic College is doing in the community! On Tuesday, 25th May, ABC journalist Annah Fromberg and cameraman Chris came to film students involved in Vinnies and the Parish Youth Group as part of a special report on the Kingborough community coming up soon on the ABC. Edna Pennicott of Kingborough Helping Hands has been singing the praises of the College Community, in particular the home baking that is donated by the Junior Campus families and Middle Campus outreach groups. Thank you to all who are involved in this special outreach. Not only do our donations give financial support and physical nourishment but the gift of a home baked meal or treat made with love also sends a message of hope that there are those who care.
Celebrating 200 Years of Catholic Education Mass
On Monday, six students from St Aloysius Catholic College along with Father Mike and Mrs Marriott were part of the National Mass for the Bicentenary of Catholic Education in Australia on the Solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians held at St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart. It is amazing to be a part of 200 years of wonderful teaching and learning in Australia which started with Fr John Therry and a group of 31 students in Paramatta and has now grown to 1755 schools, 100000 staff and 777000 students!
Mother's Day Stall
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Save the Date
The annual P&F Quiz night will be held on Saturday, 18th September. If you would like to assist with the organisation of this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Term 2 Meeting
The next meeting will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday, 16th June at the Middle Campus.