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Published by Avila College, 2018-07-27 01:46:33

27 July 2018 Avila College Newsletter

The fortnightly newsletter from Avila College.

July 27 | 2018

From the
Principal

Dr Michelle Cotter I’m “All Shook Up”, how about you? For parents of Year 5 students (Year 7,
What a week in school life! 2020) please be aware that enrolment
Principal applications are due by Friday 17 August,
Exec. MBA, M.Ed. Leadership, Congratulations to students and staff 2018.
M.Ed. RE, Post Grad. Dip. IT, on their creation of an amazing joint
Post Grad. Dip. Adult Ed., schools musical production. The energy, Interviews for all applicants will take
Grad. Dip. RE, B.Ed effort and expertise of students and place later this term. Current families
staff, on stage, behind the scenes and are reminded that younger siblings need
35 Charles Street, in the orchestra made for a wonderful to apply for enrolment in the usual
Mount Waverley, showcase of our two schools performing way. There is strong demand for places
Victoria 3149 arts talent and passion and our young already and we would like to avoid
T 03 9831 9600 people working together. current families needing to be placed on
[email protected] a waiting list.
avila.vic.edu.au A special mention to Avila staff
members Miss Zoe Wood (Director), Thanks to all families and staff who
Avila College acknowledges the Ms Roxanne Lascaris (Musical Director) joined us for subject information
Wurundjeri people, the traditional and Mrs Donna Bell and Mr Justin Cash evenings this past week. It’s an exciting
custodians of the land on which (Producers) and a hearty “WOW” to all of time for students as they consider the
the College is built. our students! broad range of subjects available to
2 them for 2019.
I was delighted to catch up over lunch
with the Term Two Students of the Term Special thanks to Mrs Madeleine
along with Mrs Clare Manning (Year 12 Franken (Deputy Principal Learning and
Coordinator) and Mrs Sophie Clapperton Teaching) who is leading this process
(Year 10 Coordinator). with our expert staff providing advice
and guidance. Be sure to check out the
It was marvellous to talk with six fine Curriculum Guides on the College website,
young Avila women about how they ask questions and think about which
see themselves contributing to College subject possibilities excite you the most.
life and what makes them love their
school. Congratulations to each of these On Saturday 28 July our Year 12 class of
students. 2017 and College staff will remember
Year 12 2017 student Kiara Verma in a
School tours have taken place this liturgy at the College. Avila families are
week. Well done to all of our College asked to keep Kiara and her family in
Ambassadors and a special mention your thoughts and prayers at this time.
to Sarah Loughnan, Priyanka Sharma,
Emma Johnston and Colette D'Costa who Should any member of our community
conducted the formal presentation to need support at this time Headspace
around 100 families at the Open Morning can be accessed on 1800 650 890.
session.
Dr Cotter

A Winter's Prayer

We give thanks
for the blessing of winter:

Season to cherish the heart.

To make warmth
and quiet for the heart.

To make soups
and broths for the heart.

To cook for the heart
and read for the heart.

To curl up softly
and nestle with the heart.

To sleep deeply and gently
at one with the heart.

To dream with the heart.

To spend time with the heart.

A long, long time
of peace with the heart.

We give thanks
for the blessing of winter:

Season to cherish the heart.

Amen

Michael Leunig, The Prayer Tree, Collins Dove, 1991.

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Student of the Term Awards

Term Two | 2018

Year 7 | Kavipriya Arunagirinathan

Kavi has been actively involved in many of the opportunities Avila has to
offer throughout Term 2.

She regularly promotes Young Vinnies to her classmates, strives to make
a difference in how Avila works for Reconciliation, put her best foot
forward in the Athletics Carnival and was most excited about cheering
her House members on in all of their events.

Kavi was an avid participant in the Junior Drama Club item in the
Creative Arts Spectacular and in everyday school life she shows a keen
sense of humility and a willingness to help all.

Year 8 | Grace Louey

Grace has shown throughout Term 2 that she is committed to everything
she does. She can always be relied upon to help out around the school.
Grace is genuinely a “community member” who looks out for others
and their needs and is a member of the Students Create the Future
Committee.

Grace listens to everyone’s suggestions on how to make Avila a better
place. She challenges herself with everything she does and pushes
herself that one step further. Grace is known to be a person who is kind
and fair and she respects all she meets.

Year 9 | Taneisha Thom

Taneisha was so involved in the Creative Arts Festival as a dancer and
shared her talent as a performer through an amazing hip hop dance
featuring the Greatest Showman. She makes connections with students
across different year levels and is a member of the Avila Aerobics Team
that made it through to the Nationals.

Taneisha is known as a happy person, and brings a great light and joy
to classroom activities. She always has a smile on her face. Even when
she finds learning challenging she persists and perseveres, trying her
hardest and seeking help. Taneisha has been a student with daring and
vision in her Year 9 Accelerated Maths class.

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Year 10 | Nicoletta Akritidis

Nicoletta shows a strong commitment to the Gospel and Presentation
values of Community, Compassion, Action and Justice in particular. She
is a kind and considerate member of her homeroom, but this also flows
across the entire year level, and to our Year 7's as well as the sporting
teams she belongs to.

Nicoletta assists the peer helpers, she is always kind and compassionate
to those around her and does everything with a smile. She will be the
first person to volunteer to help with anything and always ensures that
others are treated fairly.

Nicoletta thinks through decisions to ensure that no-one is negatively
impacted by the outcome. Her smiling, sunny attitude speaks volumes!

Year 11 | Aliyah Thomas

Aliyah is known to be a compassionate person who shows commitment
to Gospel and Presentation values and is a generous and warm Avila
Ambassador.

She is a person of action, and always lends a helping hand to anyone
in need. Aliyah always aims to challenge herself and is not afraid to be
daring and go beyond her comfort zone.

She contributes to class discussion by always raising her hand to answer
and ask questions. Aliyah is an active member of the Arts Department as
well as a participant in co-curricular and school community events. She
brings good humour to her contributions to our College community

Year 12 | Anita Mandarino

Anita is a humble and unassuming student. She is conscientious in her
academic program whilst immersing herself fully in the life of the College.

Anita is a member of the Avila Rock Band and is a participant in the
Avila/Mazenod Musical and Creative Arts Festival as a musician.

She’s a busy person, truly an Avila person of Action and Daring. She
never makes excuses or complains about her workload and continues to
contribute to school life and in so doing is a great role model for others.

Anita has a strong faith background and has chosen to complete Units
3/4 Religion and Society because she is committed to exploring faith in
her life.

She makes time for people and shows a strong sense of compassion in
her everyday actions, including taking time out of her day to listen to her
friends when they are in need of a good chat.

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Faith &
Mission

Ms Carmela Marino

Director of Faith and Mission

[email protected]

Young Vinnies Winter Appeal

Tiana Chandraratne Thank you to all
Chiara Smith those who donated
Grace Guiliano to the 2018 Young
Caitlin Grima Vinnies Winter
Appeal.
Faith and Mission Captains
Tiana Chandraratne It was overwhelming to see
6 Faith & Mission how much you all generously
Captain gave on Monday.

We managed to fill over 13
baskets of canned goods
alone, which is a new record.

All the non-perishable items and winter clothing
will be donated around our local community,
helping underprivileged families remove
unnecessary stress and tackle the winter chill. It
is astounding to see what can happen when we
collectively work together.

A special congratulations to Ms Marino and the staff
as well as the students who helped with arranging
the donations.

NEAA Conference | Tasmania Faith and
Mission
Six Year 9 students will be attend the Nano Nagle's core message of justice, Important
biannual NEAA Student Conference to compassion and care for others will be Dates
be held in Hobart, Tasmania from the at the forefront of the discussion for the
7-10th August. four day conference. Sunday's Gospel
Reading
The NEAA student leadership Caitlin Grima (Year 9 Faith & Mission
conference theme for 2018 is 'Light Captain), Drusilla Kho, Kimberley Berger, Sunday 29 July
our Way' focusing on the journey Monica Fazzino, Julia Grubnic and John 6: 1–15
of the past, present and future as a Stephanie Tenace are looking forward Jesus feeds five
Presentation inspired school. to attending the conference. thousand.
Sunday 5 August
Please Note John 6: 24–35
Jesus is the bread of
The Year 8 Reflection Day has been postponed to a later life.
date. Year 8 students will have regular classes on Friday 10 Monday 30 July
August. The Reflection Day will be rescheduled for later in International Day
the term. of Friendship
Tuesday 31 July
Memorial of
St Ignatius of Loyola
Wednesday 1 August
Memorial of
St Alphonsus Liguori
Friday 3 August
Memorial of
St Dominic
Saturday 4 August
Memorial of
St John Vianney

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Learning
and Teaching

Subject Selection

Mrs Madeleine Franken Subject selection is an exciting Email addresses of all Curriculum
and important step in students’ Leaders are included in the
Deputy Principal development of their understanding of presentations on the Subject Selection
Learning & Teaching who they are and where they are going. Information evenings. Slides from the
Students at Avila are well supported in presentations may be accessed via the
[email protected] this process. link on Simon.

Ms Angela Torelli The Curriculum Guide has been Students in Years 8 to 11 must
available online (SIMON and College enter their preferences via the Web
Director of Studies Y10-12 Website) since the end of Term 2 for Preferences link before Thursday 23
students and parents to read, view and August. Web Preferences information
[email protected] consider. and the link will be emailed to students
within the next week. Printed and
Ms Klara Baka Information sessions for parents and signed copies of Web Preferences
students earlier this week, offered selections must be submitted to
Director of Studies Y7-9 valuable advice about how to select Homeroom Teachers no later than
subjects, including the key factors to 8:35am on 23 August.
[email protected] consider. Specialist teachers made
themselves available to parents and Year 7 students will make their
8 students last Tuesday evening. selection of a language to continue
studying in Years 8 and 9 later this
Further opportunities to ask questions term, when they have more experience
of specialist teachers will be available with the language they are studying in
for students in some optional semester 2.
lunchtime sessions over the coming
week and via email.

VCE Acceleration

Students wishing to apply to accelerate Students will be informed of the
in VCE are advised that completed outcome of their applications by
“Expression of Interest” forms must be Tuesday 14 August.
submitted to the General Office via the
box supplied no later than 9am Friday 3 Students and parents are reminded
August. that the final date for submission of all
subject selection forms to Homeroom
Forms may be collected from Year Level teachers is by 8:35am Thursday 23
Coordinators, Ms Marina Kelly or August.
Mrs Sophie Clapperton.

Parent - Student - Avila Calendar
Teacher Meetings Dates & Events

Bookings will be open from Friday 27 July for Monday 30 July
Semester 2 Parent-Student-Teacher meetings VCAL Information Night
scheduled for Thursday 16 August and Tuesday
21 August. These meetings also provide another Tuesday 31 July
opportunity for students and parents to discuss Y11 Interfaith Excursion
proposed subjects for 2019. and Reflection Day

Please use the link on PAM to access PTI bookings. Wednesday 1 August
Parents are free to choose either date but as evening MacKillop House Day
appointments book out quickly, we suggest you make
your booking soon. Thursday 2 August
Specialist Photos
Careers Advisers Ms Jenny Dunn and Ms Ann Boyce
will be available on both evenings. No appointments Thursday 2 August
are required to speak with Careers staff about PFA Meeting 7pm
pathways at Parent-Student-Teacher meeting sessions.
Friday 3 August
Tip: use the manual booking feature and allow a 5 Student Free Day
or 10 minutes break between appointments to move
from one appointment to another, especially if located Monday 6 August
in opposite ends of the hall. Student Free Day

Madeleine Franken SECONDHAND UNIFORM SHOP
Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
Wednesday 8 August, 1-4pm

AVILA COLLEGE
GENERAL OFFICE HOURS
8am - 4.30pm

PLEASE CALL THE ABSENTEE
LINE BEFORE 10am IF YOUR
DAUGHTER IS ABSENT FROM
SCHOOL on 9831 9696

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Pastoral
Care

Ms Janine Bauman Teen Mental Health

Deputy Principal Students Adolescence is a time of rapid growth and development and a time when
some young people are particularly vulnerable to the challenges and
[email protected] stresses of everyday life.
It is also the peak period for the onset of mental health problems.

Mrs Anne Stephens For many of us, mental illness often These include the following: positive
brings to mind a range of disorders emotion, engagement, relationships,
Director of Pastoral Care Y7-9 including depression, anxiety, eating meaning, purpose, accomplishment,
disorders and addiction. emotional stability, optimism, resilience,
[email protected] self-esteem and vitality.
For some, these conditions can be
Mrs Anna Marvelli confronting and difficult to understand. Good mental health and wellbeing is
associated with better learning, better
Director of Pastoral Care Y10-12 However, in recent years there has relationships, increased productivity
been a shift towards focusing on what and improved health all round.
[email protected] constitutes good mental health and
what we can do to promote our own Parents can promote good mental
mental wellbeing. health and wellbeing in their daughters
by: showing love and affection, showing
It is important to take a more positive an interest in your daughters life and
approach to mental health and achievements; spending individual
wellbeing. and family time together; encouraging
discussion and offering support when
Professor Felicia Huppert, has been things are hard.
researching mental wellbeing for over
20 years and has outlined a number of
attributes that have been found to be
particularly important for good mental
health.

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It can also be tough being a parent of a teen. So If you wish to learn more about mental health and
getting support or advice from your support network young people, visit:
or a health professional if you are concerned is • www.youthbeyondblue.com
important, as is remembering to look after yourself. • www.reachout.com

Evidence based programs like Youth Mental Health about tMHFA and other MHFA courses
First Aid have been shown to have a positive effect on • www.mhfa.com.au
young people’s confidence in supporting their peers
with mental health concerns, and in empowering For immediate online help for teenagers:
young people to seek appropriate support for mental • www.kidshelp.com.au
health difficulties. • www.eheadspace.org.au

Avila College is fortunate to be working in conjunction
with Monash Youth Services in presenting ‘Youth
Mental Health First Aid’ to our Year 10 cohort as part
of their regular Health Curriculum.

This program will be delivered and supported by
experienced external presenters, across three health
classes over the next four weeks.

Avila College Counsellors
and Janine Bauman, Deputy Principal Students

Reference: Professor Felicia Huppert, Director of the
Wellbeing Institute at the University of Cambridge and
Professor of Psychology at the Institute for Positive
Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic
University

News and Events from Monash Youth Services

FREE CONFIDENTIAL & ACCESSIBLE A FREE program for young women (aged 15 to
20 years) looking to: build leadership skills, talk
COUNSELLING
about women’s issues, and learn to leap over
AVAILABLE barriers to achieve goals.

@MYS Program Starting Monday 3 full days
A 16 July for during school holidays
Provided by EACH and Eastern Health for 10 weeks from 1-3 October,
young people in Monash
4.30pm-6.30pm 9am-4pm
Support, information and referral provided by Program
Monash Youth Services B

For more information Program A will run at Wellington Reserve Community Centre, Mulgrave
contact Program B will run at Oakleigh Seminar & Training Centre, Oakleigh

9518 3900 For bookings or more information, contact MYS on 9518 3900, head to
monashyouth.org.au or email [email protected]
monashyouth.org.au Limited places, bookings essential.

This program is delivered by Monash Youth Services in partnership with South East Community Links.

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BrainSTEM Joyce Lay We chose to further investigate
Innovation Year 9 Malaria, Zika, Dengue and Yellow
Challenge Fever, the four most common
The aim of the program is to mosquito-borne diseases in South
Over 12 weeks during help students develop skills America.
semester one, four Avila and knowledge in research and
students participated in the innovation in Science, Technology, The team explored every aspect
6th BrainSTEM Innovation Engineering and Mathematics. of how the tree is formed, from
Challenge: Adline O’Brien, genetic modification (inserting a
Miah Khan, Jocelyn Satya The experience taught us how to gene for a disease antigen to form
Graha and myself. apply our abilities to solve future the vaccination as an avocado), to
problems that do not yet exist. transgenics (adding another gene
to form a colour alteration) and
It also gave us an opportunity to then finally a gardening technique
work together as a team in a more called grafting to join each of the
advanced research environment. four vaccines.

Our supervising teacher Dr Susan At the end of the 12 weeks, all the
Long and our mentor Cheng Sun, teams from the schools involved
postgraduate student at Monash in the challenge presented at
University, supported us to conduct the Swinburne University of
our research project. Technology.

The project is called the Tree of Each team had investigated
Life. We investigated options for different and remarkable ideas
vaccinations. that could improve and help our
future.
We targeted South America
because it has a high incidence of I am proud of the final results
infectious diseases and created and of my team. It was an event
a theoretical model of an edible to remember and this program
vaccination avocado tree. has given us an opportunity to
consider how we can influence and
change the future.

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CASTAN Centre Human Rights Conference

Dinelle Hettiarachchi Along with notepads and pens As young women, we were all
Public Speaking at the ready, we were also particularly eager for the panel
and Debating Captain encouraged to be active on social with Ivy Josiah (Women's rights
media - with #humanrights18 activist) and Tara Moss (Women's
On the 20th of July, The trending #1 in Australia during rights author and activist) who
Castan Centre for Human the day! commented on the #metoo
Rights Law held their annual movements and enlightened
Human Rights Conference at The conference was divided us on the history of female
The Edge, Federation Square. into several sessions filled with empowerment.
inspirational speakers who spoke
Five Year 12 students with passion from the heart. The day was filled with many
attended the conference and moments of wide-eyed realization
were greeted by the many In one of our sessions, Professor that demanded serious reflection
faces of activists and lawyers. George Newhouse, a human rights but most importantly it gave us all
lawyer, raised our awareness a spark, a spark of hope; hope in
on the disturbing and pressing humanity through the realization
matter of inadequate medical of rights.
care in Papua New Guinea and
Nauru, whilst informing us of the As students who this year are living
ineffective policies and harsh under the motto of “Dare to Do”,
realities of the offshore processing we were challenged to go out into
system. the world, as powerful women
to do our part in tackling the
human rights challenges we face
individually and globally.

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Amazing
Spaghetti
Machine
Contest

A Challenge to get
your teeth into!

Run annually by the School of Engineering at
Melbourne University, the Amazing Spaghetti Machine
Contest (ASMC) offers the chance for students to
develop their teamwork, problem solving, time
management and higher order thinking skills.
This year Avila students Sally Barlow, Kiara
Seneviratne, Nicole Trawicka, Angelica Nimmervoll,
Charlotte Mackay, Natalie Jones, Charlotte Kuek and
Kimberly Chan participated in the contest together
with teacher Tracey Gannon.
This year's task required the team to “Put toothpaste
on a toothbrush”. They had to create a machine
that could squirt toothpaste from a tube on to a
toothbrush. Teams were also encouraged to have their
own narratives and create a story behind this action.

Brain Bees State Final

The State final of the Australian Brain Bee was held
on Wednesday 18 July and Avila College had four
Year 10 students participating after progressing
through earlier rounds. Mieke De Vries, Almeta Liu,
Jaida Di Stasio and Nicole Trawicka competed in
both an individual and team event.
In addition to the competition they also had a
tour of the DAX Centre gallery and tours of the
neuroscience laboratories where Phd candidates
explained their current research into Motor
Neurone Disease.
Congratulations to all involved and we hope one
day you will be explaining your research findings to
future Avila students.

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Year 9 Indonesian Food Excursion

At the end of last term, two Year 9 Indonesian Students were challenged to find the most interesting
classes visited the Melbourne CBD on an excursion and unusual food packaging, condiment flavours and
to discover and sample Indonesian food for their traditional ingredients.
Indonesian food (makanan) study topic.
Throughout the process, students used the Padlet app
As part of their learning students had to find products to share their photographs and findings as well as
such as Indonesian chocolate, soft drinks and identify directions and hints on where to find relevant stores,
the different crackers available on the market. restaurants and products. The results were fabulous!

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Special
Event!

Astronomy
Night at Avila

Join us for a Night with the Planets!

Are you attending the Parent-Student-Teacher evenings in August? The Science Department
will be running an exciting astronomy event after dark on these evenings and you are invited
to see the solar system up close!

Thursday 16 August and Tuesday 21 August from 6-8pm

Through the optics of our large telescopes, you can
• observe Venus in its gibbous phase
• see the bands of Jupiter (and possibly the great red spot) and its four largest moons
• view the rings of Saturn and its moon Titan.
• look at a planet-wide dust storm on Mars (which won't get as close again until 2033)!
• watch the craters and mountains on the Moon pop out of the eyepiece.

Jupiter through Saturn through Venus through The Moon through Mars with
a 9.25" telescope an 8" telescope a telescope an 8" telescope a dust storm

Winter is a great chance to be able to see all objects Clear skies permitting, telescopes will be set up in
high in the sky as soon as it gets dark. the main walkway (the front of the General Office).
Before or after interviews, come out and take a look.
This year the Earth and planets are all aligned nicely
so that on the opposite side of the Sun we have Bring the whole family along (even if you don't have
Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, all visible at 6:30pm interviews that night) and let local Astronomy guru
high in the sky. Plus Mars is also reaching opposition Alfred Kruijshoop and his student helpers let you
(closest approach to Earth) which makes it large and your family see the planets like never before.
enough to see some detail.
No bookings required. Just walk up and take a look.
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Care Monkey - Important Message from the Health Centre

At Avila College we use Missing Medical Details • Allergy forms are green
CareMonkey to seek signalling that the student
permission for students In the Health Centre we are aware requires an antihistamine
to attend excursions from of students who may have asthma tablet to treat their allergy.
parents/guardians. and other medical issues.
Essential - Update Details
Importantly CareMonkey is also However we have found that these
used to highlight student medical details are often not recorded on We recognise that as parents we all
details. the student's CareMonkey profile. lead a busy life, juggling work and
our home life. Sometimes there is
Parents/guardians are responsible Asthma plans in particular, appear not a spare minute in our weeks.
for entering and updating their to be missing from a number of
daughter’s medical details. CareMonkey profiles. However as busy as we are it is
important to update CareMonkey
Safety on Excursions Even for mild asthma sufferers, it and alert the school of our
is strongly recommended that a daughters’ medical details and
When staff take students on formal plan be completed by the changes to their medical status.
excursions, they rely on the doctor annually. This needs to be
information supplied by parents in uploaded to CareMonkey. Medical plans need to be attached
CareMonkey. to their profiles.
Action Plans
The alerts on CareMonkey will If you would like some assistance
inform staff about which students Plan templates for Asthma, with accessing the plan template
have asthma, anaphylaxis, Anaphylaxis, Allergy and Seizures or CareMonkey, please contact our
diabetes, etc. are located in PAM. IT department or the Health Centre.

Therefore it is really important that The plans need to be downloaded If you require a PDF of a medical
medical details are correct and and printed in colour. plan you have had your doctor
the plans required to treat their complete but not attached to
medical condition are attached to Plans must be taken to your GP to CareMonkey please contact Kerri
the individual student profile. be completed. Stiles or myself in the Health
Centre.
Contact details of parents or This needs to be actioned annually.
guardians also need to be correct Catherine Angus R.N.
and up to date. Plans must be printed in in
colour as the colour indicates
the condition and alerts staff
accordingly.
• Anaphylaxis is red signalling

that the student has an epipen.

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Cricket Waverley International Schools
Netball Championships
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Hayley Alyssa Dorio The week was full of lollies, wins,
losses, a dislocated knee but most of
Poulton all, new friendships!

Over the June/July holidays whilst This year was the first since 2014 that
we had both a senior and junior team
the rest of the school was relaxing, ready to compete. Having the extra
support on the sidelines allowed all
21 girls travelled down to Waverley the girls to display a great sense of
sportsmanship, supporting their own
netball centre ready to compete in the peers and the game..

Waverley International Schools Netball Both teams did extremely well with the
senior team finishing 14th out of 24
Championships. teams and the junior team finishing 4th
out of 14 teams!
The tournament consisted of 4 days of
intense netball with schools from Kuala We’d like to send out a massive thanks
Lumpur, Singapore, Pakistan, Sri Lanka to Miss Linossier and Carla DeLosa
and a number of interstate teams. for coaching the girls throughout the
tournament and a big congratulations
The girls had been training hard for to all the girls who played a strong
the entirety of Term 2, getting to school brand of netball all week!
at 7am every Wednesday and also
coming into school for two challenging All the girls should be acknowledged
sessions before the big tournament in and commended for their talent and
the following week. dedication to both trainings and games.

Both teams displayed strong potential We all know getting up at 6am on a
for the tournament! Wednesday morning for training and
giving up a week of your holidays isn’t
The opening ceremony brought all the easy or fun but these girls did it with
teams and schools together as we were big smiles and enthusiasm the entire
addressed by the Australian Netball time.
Diamonds Coach, Lisa Alexander, who
opened the tournament. Congratulations girls and GO AVILA!!

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News,

Updates

+ Reminders

National Champion

Language Congratulations to Year 9 student Natalie
Prize Khoo who has been selected to represent
Calisthenics Victoria 2018 Intermediate
Congratulations to Year State Team at the ACF National
9 student Karina Parisi Championships.
who won Second Prize
in the state for the In the recent July School term holidays,
Dante Alighieri Poetry Natalie competed at the 2018 ACF National
Competition. A fabulous Championships in Canberra and her team
achievement! won the title of National Champions with
an outstanding results of first placements
for all their 6 routines! Well done Natalie!

Avila AFL

Avila's AFL team competed for the
first time at the SCSA Competition
and were the Runners Up!

More details about the game in the
next newsletter.

Uniform Update

Based on suggestions and a proposal put forward by the student uniform
committee the following changes to the uniform policy are effective as of
Monday 30 July.

• The Avila polar fleece vest can be worn under the blazer (not as the outer
garment) especially during cold weather;

• A plain WHITE long sleeve T-shirt can be worn under the polo shirt as an
extra layer for warmth.

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Acrobatic
Gymnastics

Congratulations to Year 9
student Stephanie Karaula
who represented the Victorian
Team for Acrobatic Gymnastics
at the Australian Gymnastic
Championships at Hisense Arena
on June 2nd. Look at Stephanie go!

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MUSICAL
COMEDY

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Pathways Diary Dates
and Careers
Careers Update UMAT2018
Ms Jenny Dunn Wednesday 25 July
Last term the Year 9 students had two University / TAFE
Pathways Co-ordinator days of career activities where they Open Days 2018
[email protected] engaged in career testing, discussed Throughout August
different personality types, listened to Year 12 VTAC
Ms Ann Boyce student ambassadors from university Applications
and commenced resume writing. Throughout August
Careers Teacher and September
[email protected] Term 3 is a very busy and important
time as students continue their Foundation for
26 pathways planning with subject Young Australians
selection and post school options. Community
Engagement Quiz
All senior students will attend the
school Careers Expo on Tuesday 24 July.

Representatives from Universities and
Tafes will spend the morning talking to
students and distributing information.
The students will also be engaged
in career activities during the day to
explore future options available to them.

Reminder: As well as helping to make the world
Inside Monash a better place, evidence of community
engagement, leadership, sport,
The remaining Inside Monash Seminar volunteering and part-time work are
Series take place this term! increasingly being recognised when
interviewing prospective students and
These seminars provide VCE students employees.
with an insight into the courses and
career options within discipline areas. Applicants are seen as being more
suitable for the work place for their
The seminars are held in various broad employability skills including
locations across the Caulfield, Clayton, communication, interpersonal skills,
Peninsula, and City campuses. teamwork, responsibility and flexible
and critical thinking skills.
All seminars commence at 6.30pm.
Details and registration at Inside Use this entertaining guide based on
Monash Seminars. the Hogwarts houses to find activities
that might suit you.

Victoria University VU has a an Osteopathy Teaching Clinic which
operates over 40 weeks per year, and students are
Studying Osteopathy at Victoria University required to attend clinical sessions on a rotation
basis including outside of semester hours to
Osteopaths diagnose, treat and provide preventative maintain a public service and provide continuity of
advice about disorders that affect the body's patient care. Clinical training, including fieldwork, is
musculoskeletal system, using manual techniques crucial in the preparation to becoming an Osteopath.
to alleviate stresses and dysfunction to improve the
body's function. Diploma of Paramedical Science
The 1-year Diploma of Paramedical Science at VU
VU offers one of only three of these accredited prepares students to work in pre-hospital and out-of-
double degree programs in Australia. Core studies hospital care in the health care industry.
include anatomy, osteopathic science, physiology and Students will be qualified to work in the private
biochemistry. Students undertake fieldwork and clinical and non-emergency patient transport sector as an
practice to prepare them for their osteopathy career. Ambulance Transport Attendant (ATA) in Victoria.
On successful completion of this course, it may be
Students considering a career in osteopathy need used as a guaranteed pathway to the Bachelor of
to complete the Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) Paramedicine at VU.
first. Students must also complete the Masters of
Health Science (Osteopathy) in order to be eligible to The First Year Model
register as an Osteopath. In 2018 VU introduced the First Year Model - the first
year of all bachelor degrees taught at the Melbourne
So, the double degree program is: campuses see units delivered in a more focused way,
one at a time.
• Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy) - 3 years Students have more one-on-one time with
their educators as they complete each unit,
• Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) – 1.5 years and experience a significantly more immersive,
collaborative, and enriching learning experience.
On completion of both programs, students will be
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• with the Osteopaths Registration Board of Victoria
• as an Osteopath in all other Australian states

and Australian Osteopathic Association membership.

For further information about registration, visit the
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

OPEN DAYS 2018

INSTITUTION DATE TIME CONTACT DETAILS

Australian Catholic University Sun 12 August 10am – 3pm 1300 ASK ACU
Melbourne Campus Sun 26 August 10am – 2pm Email: [email protected]
Ballarat Campus http://www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/future_students/unde
Sun 12 August 10am – 2pm rgraduate/experience_uni_before_you_start/open_day
Australian College of Applied Psychology 1800 061 199
Sat 25 August 9am – 4pm http://www.acap.edu.au/
Australian National University http://www.anu.edu.au/study/events/open-day
Sat 28 July 2pm – 6pm
Bond University 1800 074 074
Sun 26 August tbc https://bond.edu.au/open-day
Box Hill Institute of TAFE 1300 269 445
Box Hill (Elgar) Campus Thur 16 August 5pm – 8pm www.boxhill.edu.au/openday
CQUniversity https://www.cqu.edu.au/calendar/event-items/open-
Sun 5 August 9am – 3pm day/melbourne-open-day?SQ_CALENDAR_DATE=2018-08-16
Deakin University & Deakin College Sun 19 August 9am – 3pm 1800 334 733
Warrnambool Campus Sun 26 August 9am – 3pm http://openday.deakin.edu.au/
Geelong Campus (Waurn Ponds & Waterfront)
Melbourne (Burwood) Campus Sun 26 August 10am – 3pm 1800 333 864
Federation University of Australia http://federation.edu.au/future-students/study-at-
Mount Helen Campus; Berwick, and Gippsland 9 August Various times feduni/open-day
13 September 1300 639 888
Holmesglen Institute 29 November 9.30am – 4pm Online bookings are essential
Open Days - all campuses www.holmesglen.edu.au/opendays
Sat 25 August 3pm – 7pm
JMC Academy 10am – 4pm 9624 2917
Fri 3 August 10am – 2pm www.jmcacademy.edu.au
La Trobe University & La Trobe Melbourne Sun 5 August 3pm – 7pm
Shepparton Campus Thur 9 August 10am – 3pm 1300 135 045
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus Sun 12 August http://www.latrobe.edu.au/openday
City Campus (postgraduate) Wed 15 August 10am – 3pm
Albury-Wodonga Sun 26 August 9676 9000
Mildura Campus 10am – 3pm http://www.lcimelbourne.edu.au/events/open_day_2018
Bendigo Campus Sat 11 August 9269 1200
LCI Melbourne 10am – 3pm https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/open-day/
(Formerly Academy of Design) Sun 19 August 10am – 4pm 1800 666 274
Melbourne Polytechnic 10am – 3pm www.monash.edu.au/openday
Preston Campus Sat 4 August
Monash University Sun 5 August 10am – 4pm 9682 3191
Peninsula Campus Sun 19 August https://www.psc.edu.au/
Clayton & Caulfield Campuses 10am – 2pm 1800 783 661
Parkville Campus (Pharmacy Focus) Sun 5 August www.ncps.edu.au
Photographic Studies College 10am – 4pm 9925 2260
Sun 12 August 10am – 4pm www.rmit.edu.au/openday
Navitas College of Public Safety
123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD Sun 5 August 10am – 4pm 1300 SWINBURNE
RMIT Sun 12 August http://www.swinburne.edu.au/openday/
Bundoora Campus
City & Brunswick Campuses Sun 29 July
Swinburne University
Hawthorn

The Hotel School Sun 26 August 10am – 2pm 1800 316 424
https://hotelschool.scu.edu.au/events/melbourne-open-day-
Torrens University Sat 4 August 12pm – 3pm 2018/
Melbourne Campus Sun 19 August 10am – 4pm 1300 575 803
Sat 25 August 9am – 4pm http://www.torrens.edu.au
University of Melbourne
Parkville & Southbank Campuses 1800 801 662
University of Sydney https://openday.unimelb.edu.au/
http://openday.sydney.edu.au/

Victoria University Sun 19 August 10am – 3pm 1300 VIC UNI
Footscray Park campus Sun 12 August 10am – 3pm https://openday.vu.edu.au/
1300 ANGLISS
William Angliss Institute of TAFE https://www.angliss.edu.au/

This information was correct at the time of publication. Students are encouraged to confirm times themselves.
Addresses of tertiary institutions are available via VTAC on www.vtac.edu.au or by ringing the institution directly or visiting their

website.

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