Territory Stories

St. Philip's College newsletter



St. Philip's College newsletter


St. Philip's College


St. Philip's College newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT; St. Philip's College newsletter




Alice Springs


This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




St. Philip's College (Alice Springs, N.T.); Education, Secondary; Church schools; Periodicals

Publisher name

St. Philip's College

Place of publication

Alice Springs


St. Philip's College newsletter

File type




Copyright owner

St. Philip's College.



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

St Philips College Page 2 Page 3Newsletter 2017 Boys Boarding NewsGirls Boarding News The highlight of the weekend for the boarders was the Christmas party on Saturday night. It was a fun filled evening with wonderful food as usual. Ketut and the kitchen staff always do such a wonderful job and the desserts were amazing. Lily really surpassed herself making edible snowmen, ginger bread houses and Christmas trees. Many thanks to them all for the huge effort they put in to this event each year. Its always wonderful to see the boarders dressed up and this year the girls all looked lovely and the boys looked very smart. Nikita and Justin did a great job as MCs for the night and Mereoni, Kiera, Jordan and Jessica-May sang and performed well. Special thanks to Jordan who organized the decorations and tables, to Nikita who prepared the PowerPoint and to everyone who agreed to be part of the skit, especially Pedrea, Apisa and Judas who were such good sports. Sadly of course, we had to say goodbye to our Year 12s Paris, Kirsten and Mikeely and also to Meagan, Jordan and Billie who are also moving on. We wish them all the very best for whatever the future holds. We also said goodbye to Chris and Carol Leesong. As our campus neighbours for so long they have been wonderful supporters of the boarders and have entertained the girls for countless progressive dinners, trick or treat nights and much more. Our very heartfelt thanks to both of them and our best wishes for a long and happy retirement. There has been more than one farewell for the Year 12 boarders of course over the last few days. There was Graduation on Friday morning and the Valedictory Dinner on Friday night where they all looked stunning. While I attended that, Marsha drove the rest of the boarders over to the viewing and Im sure some of them will already be thinking about their own arrivals and outfits for the years to come. Also, congratulations are due to Ema Suluma, who completed the Exact Homes 5km series and won the silver medal in the U18 class. Great running Ema. It was also great to see our school nurse, Karen Jackson, setting a good example to the boarders by finishing in the medals in the Masters Running category. Well done too to Deb Page, our Boarding Support person for so ably organizing the whole series. To end on another positive note, The Sapphires won convincingly last Monday and Im sure as we keep training each Sunday and Thursday and playing together the wins will become more frequent. (Photos on next page) Marg Stevenson Head of Girls Boarding The past two weeks have been jam packed! On 18 November the boys all went to the Reptile Centre for a visit. It was a great couple of hours. The boys were treated to a live animal show and talk about the wildlife and reptiles in the centre. The boys were all given the opportunity to hold an Olive Python. It was great to see them all give it a go, despite some very frightened faces. That night, the boys and I went bowling at the Dust Bowl. The boys all outdid themselves again with great behaviour, good competition and friendly support. It was a great fun night and a number of the boys scored well over the 100 point mark. Last weekend was our annual Boarders Christmas Party. The boys were all so helpful in setting up on Friday night that they were treated to some gelato at Uncle Edys. On Saturday we had the main event. Roger Herbert and family, Mr and Mrs Leesong, plus many other staff and parents of our seniors joined us for a night full of laughs, celebration, some sad farewell tears and an exquisite meal all designed and cooked by our extremely talented kitchen staff Ketut, Lily, Edna and Cecille. We said goodbye to Will Radovic and Wayne Braun, our two graduating Year 12 boys. Wayne has been with us for the last six months and Will for the past six years. Although sad to say goodbye, it is with excitement and encouragement that we send these two very talented and ambitious young men out into the wider world. All the best boys! We also farewelled Jonothan Barnes. Jono has been an excellent boarding supervisor for the past 18 months. He has set an outstanding example and been a great role model for all the boys across his time with us. On behalf of all the boarders, thank you for your hard work Jono. There is only one week left in the year! Boarding will be closing on Friday 8 December at 5pm. We will be reopening on Sunday 28 January 2018 for Year 12 students. (Photos on next page) Sam Muir Head of Boys Boarding Girls & Boys Boarding Missed Meningococcal Vaccinations Some students may have missed the Meningococcal vaccinations last Friday 17 November and Monday 20 November due to being absent (illness, sporting commitments, etc). Unfortunately we were not left with any vaccinations to be able to do catch-up sessions; however, the Flynn Drive clinic has offered to help out with students who need catching up. To make a catch-up appointment contact the clinic on 8951 6521. Students must attend with their parents and the vaccination is provided free of charge through the clinic. Please speak with one of the nurses in the Medical Centre or Miss Hutchinson for any further information. Returning Library Resources Its that time of year again when we need to go hunting for hiding Library resources.Please check your lockers, under the bed, in the dog house?! And return any items you may have on loan. Books may be returned to College Reception during the holidays if found. And a reminder that there is NO Homework Centre on last day of Term (Friday 8 December). Have a safe and happy holiday.