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St. Philip's College newsletter



St. Philip's College newsletter


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St Philips College Page 2 Page 3Newsletter 2016 Bike Shed - lOCK YOUR BIKE For those students who ride bikes, please be mindful of using the bike shed after hours. Please lock your bike in the bike shed and remember that it is not locked after school or on the weekends. If you need to be present at school on the weekend, please lock your bike near your activity. I go walking along Spencer Valley all the time and I always see rubbish, and I thought Landcare would be good, and I wanted to help, explained Rhianna. Removal of the Coral Cactus (which has recently been declared a weed) has included walking through and searching areas, taking waypoints for problem areas, and digging cactus out with gloves, tongs, hand trowels and sometimes mattocks. Removed cactus is weighed and destroyed at the tip. These expeditions have been very satisfying and successful, explained teacher, Georgina Landy, and the total weight of the plants removed is estimated around 200kg. Trephina Reu explained, Ive learnt how the plants grow and how they spread. The group has immense pride in what they have achieved, and deservedly so, as the importance of the job they are doing has been recognised by the NT Parks and Wildlife Commission supporting their nomination in the Natural Resource Management Awards Junior NRM Champion category. The College wishes the group good luck with their nomination and congratulates them on all the work theyve done so far. nvironmental Warrior continued...E Registrar News IS YOUR CHILD RETURNING IN 2017? If you child is not returning in 2017, you are required to advise the Registrar immediately of these movements. Carol Leesong - Registrar - E: registrar@stphilips.nt.edu.au 2017 Year 7 Parent Information Night When: Wednesday 19 October, 2016 Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Where: The Minnamurra Hall, St Philips College Please contact Carol if you havent received the Information Pack by 7 October, 2016. Carol Leesong - Registrar - E: registrar@stphilips.nt.edu.au 2017 Year 7 Orientation Week When: Monday 24 October - Thursday 27 October (further details are in the information pack) 2017 Year 7 LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE If you are planning on applying, please submit your forms ASAP to the Registrar, Carol Leesong. Carol Leesong - Registrar - E: registrar@stphilips.nt.edu.au It was a lovely last weekend of term, with plenty to do as well as the inevitable packing and moving rooms. For a town of its size Alice Springs has a lot to offer and this weekend was a perfect example of free community events, for us to take advantage of. On Friday night we didnt even need to go off campus as the entertainment came to us in the form of the Sport and Wellbeing Expo and Night Markets. Well done to everyone who orchestrated this mammoth event. Amazingly some of them wanted to go in the pool when we came home and despite the fact it was a bit cold some of the hardier girls stayed in quite a while. On Saturday in the late afternoon we went to the Mall for YAM Fest Youth, Arts and Music Festival followed by a drive to Araluen where we caught a bus to the Parretjima Light Festival at the Desert Park. It was a spectacular display and everyone was pleased wed gone. On Sunday after lunch a group of us went to see the Desert Mob exhibition at Araluen, and hopefully found some inspiration for their own art work back in the dining room. Then it was time for another swim, with the weather being a bit warmer. Also, Margo Sullivan, who has been working as a resident in the junior dorm this year, has just been awarded the RC and EC (Cappur) Webb Trust Scholarship to attend Marcus Oldham College, near Geelong. Many congratulations to her. Finally as a treat, some of the girls were treated to Uncle Edys as a thank you for their hard work in helping to pack up on Friday night and they all enjoyed their well deserved ice cream. And now the one thing we have left to look forward to is a two week holiday. Bring it on! Marg Stevenson Head of Girls Boarding G irls Boarding News Year 10 student, Georgia Rudd, has been selected on the team to represent Alice Springs in the 17 and under NT Link Netball Championships and will be travelling to Darwin. We wish her great success. Congratulations to Year 11 student, Ruby Farthing who was awarded the Rising Star award at the recent NT Link Netball Championships. A very deserving winner. Netball Champions UNIFORM REMINDER - COLLEGE SOCKS Girls: Socks should either be SPC socks or plain white, over the ankle socks. Logos or emblems should not be visible. Boys: Socks should be plain black or plain navy, over the ankle socks. Logos or emblems should not be visible. Houses and TG teachers are working hard to support the students in ensuring that correct socks are work at all times, and the College appreciates the support of students and parents as well. ***R E M I N D E R *** From the beginning of Term 4, school will conclude at 2:55pm.