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St. Philip's College newsletter



St. Philip's College newsletter


St. Philip's College


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St Philips College Page 4 Page 5Newsletter 2016 On 16th September, the Year 9 Music Performance class performed for the Desert Song Festival. They performed at lunchtime, outside the Flynn Uniting Church, in the Todd Mall. It was their first performance playing as an Ensemble and they played four different songs to onlookers, parents and people passing by. Even some Work Experience students watched for a little while. They were lucky enough to have a full P.A. set up, aided by Francis Diaschenko. A student commented that they looked like a real band, strolling down the mall with their instruments. They played a variety of instruments, with some students switching between songs. Let me down easy, by Sheppard was the first song they played, and Aishas lilting voice carried the tune beautifully and was supported fully by the band. Claire then carried the iconic bass line on piano, in Stand By Me, with the chords being played by Lucy. Lenhard played a rhythmic solo on Braydon Tinkers Peruvian portable drum, the Cajon. Tryphina then led a beautiful rendition of I cant help falling in love on her own ukulele. Erin switched from guitar to ukelele for the song and Jackson filled in the gaps with some great guitar strumming. Brays broken arm limited him, but he came along and joined in with a percussion instrument called the Cabasa when the crowd encored after the final song. The band established that it was a fantastic learning experience and were really encouraged when the organiser of the Desert Song Festival came over and warmly spoke of what a fantastic band they were. He told them he wanted to hear more of their performances in the future, and hoped that they would consider joining the Asante Sana Choir. The Year 9 Performance students also performed at the Night Markets and Sport and Wellbeing Expo on Friday 23rd September. Desert Song Performance Lunchbox Advice No matter the time of year, keeping school lunches cool and safe is essential in order to minimise the risk of food poisoning. In fact, a recent study found that lunchboxes without a frozen source (such as an ice brick or frozen water bottle), contained far more bacteria than those that did contain a frozen source. In order to grow, bacteria needs four things time, temperature (between 5 and 60C) moisture and food. Kids may not eat their lunch for up to five hours after they leave home. For much of this time it is likely to be sitting in a warm school bag providing the perfect conditions for bacteria to multiply to dangerous levels. To demonstrate the importance of keeping lunch boxes cool, the NSW Food Authority recently conducted a survey to test how warm lunch contents get on a sunny day, with or without ice bricks and frozen drinks. Lunchbox contents were tested after they had been left in a shady spot on a 25C day. The results showed that sandwiches in a paper bag were up to 12C warmer than the lunch box that contained a frozen drink. Sandwiches kept in a lunchbox without a frozen drink or ice brick were not much cooler than the paper bag. And, as expected, at the end of the five hours there was far more bacteria in the sandwiches in the paper bag and lunchbox without a frozen drink or ice brick, than there were in the cooled lunch boxes. NSW Food Authoritys Tips for safe school lunches: Use insulated lunchboxes or cooler bags. Pack a frozen drink bottle or freezer brick inside the lunch box or bag, next to foods that should be kept cold, for example cheese, yoghurt, meat and salad. If making lunch ahead of time, keep it in the fridge until leaving for school or freeze them in advance Some food is safe without a cold source such as a frozen ice pack. These include whole fruits, vegetables, hard cheeses, meat and fish in cans, bread, crackers and some spreads. Ask children to keep packed lunches out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources. A cool, dark place like a locker is better than a sunny school corridor. Alterations needed for formal dresses? Contact Central Uniforms Shop 7, Elder Village, 59 Elder Street P: 8952 2458 The Master Games are seeking singers to join a choir for the Opening Ceremony. Please email Belinda for further details: belinda.young@ntschools.net We would like to thank all of our supporters for the Sport and Wellbeing Expo and Night Market. Special mention of all of our supporters will be in the 7 October newsletter.