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24 August 2018 Avila College Newsletter

The fortnightly newsletter from Avila College

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August 24 | 2018

From the

Dr Michelle Cotter This week our students have Knowing what the success criteria are
made us proud in many ways; for our learning endeavours enables
Principal including their empathetic us to move onto the next stage and
Exec. MBA, M.Ed. Leadership, responses to the plight of empowers us to ask for help when
M.Ed. RE, Post Grad. Dip. IT, Australian farming families we are stuck … it’s all about keeping
Post Grad. Dip. Adult Ed., during the drought and on learning … going deeper, going
Grad. Dip. RE, B.Ed of those impacted by the wider, going higher in what we know
flooding in the southern and understand and in forming more
35 Charles Street, Indian state of Kerala. We questions about our world and how we
Mount Waverley, keep those affected and their can shape it. It’s what we aspire to have
Victoria 3149 communities in our thoughts as an Avila learning experience!
T 03 9831 9600 and prayers.
[email protected] We can draw much from those around Our term three whole school assembly us and from the stories of the lives of
celebrated the rich tapestry of talent, our family and friends. Books like “Girls
Avila College acknowledges the effort and aptitude in our learning who rocked the world” tell the stories
Wurundjeri people, the traditional community. Award recipients were of some incredible women who have
custodians of the land on which formally acknowledged for their had an impact locally and globally by
the College is built. achievements in their academic pursuits being true to their passions. People like:
2 as well as their co-curricular endeavours. Mary Anning - a Fossil Hunter, Emma
Each of the students recognised and Lazarus - Poet, Wilma Rudolph - Athlete
their families should indeed be proud and Midori Goto - Violinist. Added to
of their success and each of us are too. this compilation could be any number
For their success is also ours because of current and past Avila students, staff
as a learning community we know that and family members - people who rock
when one of us achieves we grow as a the world in their own way.
community too.
Happy Learning! Dr Cotter
Living and growing as well rounded
people is all about learning and no
matter our age, stage and context for
learning, when we are clear about our
learning intentions we can achieve
more as people who create, explore,
problem solve, perform and design.

A Prayer for Natural

Compassionate Lord, we pray for those
who have been devastated by recent
natural disasters. We remember those
who have lost their lives so suddenly. We
hold in our hearts the families forever
changed by grief and loss. Bring them
consolation and comfort. Surround
them with our prayers for strength. Bless
those who have survived and heal their
memories of trauma and devastation.
May they have the courage to face the
long road of rebuilding ahead.

We ask your blessing on all those who
have lost their homes, their livelihoods,
their security and their hope. Bless the
work of the relief agencies and those
providing emergency assistance. May
their work be guided by the grace and
strength that comes from You alone.

Help us respond with generosity in
prayer, in assistance, in aid to the best of
our abilities. Keep our hearts focussed
on the needs of those affected, even
after the crisis is over.

We ask this in Jesus' name.



Faith &

NEAA Conference | Reflections

On Tuesday 9th understanding of this issue, particularly
in relation to the rights of First Peoples.
August, five year After hearing from the other presentation
schools, I realised there are a numerous
nines and I attended ways to promote social justice. For
example, St John’s in Dandenong, has a
the NEAA Conference MAD Day (Make a Difference Day) where
the students do fundraising for various
which is held every causes.

Ms Carmela Marino Drusilla Kho two years. There Although the conference lasted only for
Year 9 were a total of four days, however during these few days,
Director of Faith and Mission twelve presentation I was able to learn many things either
from the other presentation schools or
[email protected] schools from all over Australia that came from the conference itself. I also had the
opportunity to meet and communicate
Tiana Chandraratne and met together in one of the schools with other student delegates. I even made
Chiara Smith new friends.
Grace Guiliano in Australia. This year, the conference was
Caitlin Grima After this experience, I believe I
held at St Mary’s in Hobart, Tasmania and have strengthened my spiritual
Faith and Mission Captains faith and I feel I am following in
it lasted for four days. The 2018 theme was Nano Nagle’s footsteps.
‘Light the Way’. The meaning of this theme I believe that when I reach Year 12 and
look back on my past years at Avila, the
was to focus on Nano Nagle’s message on NEAA conference will definitely be one
of the memories I'll cherish most. I will
justice, compassion and care for others. treasure the NEAA conference forever
as I was very proud to represent Avila
The conference consisted of a few College and speak about what makes our
gatherings and during each gathering, community so special.
I had the opportunity to meet and
socialise with the other presentation
representatives. From these meetings,
I learned more about the values at the
core of each Presentation school, and
the many ways they continue to follow
Nano Nagle’s mission. Additionally, my
team and I were privileged to share with
conference attendees the many ways the
Presentation values, and Nano Nagle’s
charism, are a central part of our daily
experience here at Avila College.

There were many workshops in which we
could participate, such as one focusing
on the idea of social justice. From this
workshop, I was able to gain a further

Caitlin Grima Having the opportunity to
Year 9 be a participant in the NEAA
Conference in Hobart was a
wonderful experience I know I
will never forget. I met so many
amazing people and saw how
each of the schools involved take
part in social justice issues and
the ways in which they help the
less fortunate.

I also gained a greater knowledge of Nano
Nagle and the Presentation Sisters and
how they saw a need in communities and
did something about it. They took action,
put others before themselves and a real
difference in the lives of so many.

I gained so much from attending this conference but
the main thing is how we too can take action and be
the voice of change in our school and our community.

The NEAA conference was by

far one of the best experiences

I have ever had, From meeting

new people, learning about social

justice issues and connecting

with the different schools from all

around Australia it was a once in a

life time experience.

Monica Fazzino We had speakers who talked
Year 9 about current issues and we

learnt about Nano Nagle and her

teachings and how we can apply them to our college

and our lives.

The friendships we made with other school especially
St Johns Regional College were just amazing. Even
after the trip we are still catching up with them and
it was all due to our four day trip. It really shows just
how much you can grow as a group and develop
strong friendships.

Overall it was an extraordinary experience
that none of us will forget. We can't wait to
share with you through our actions.


The Melbourne
Catholic Youth
Games are back.
Bigger and better
than ever!

If you’ve missed the last few, this
annual event is host to over 200 youths
from different groups enthusiastically
competing in sports and games to take
home the trophy and title of champions.

So grab your friends, sign up online
(registrations MANDATORY) and come
along for an afternoon of laughter and

When: Saturday 25 th August 12:30pm
with Youth Mass to follow at 6pm

Where: Mazenod College

Cost: $5 (payable on the day)

Register at:

Youth Group Dates

The Edge

The Summit(Holy Family Parish)
Years 7-9 Soup Kitchen

Friday 24th August

Friday 7th August The Summit Youth Group will

Friday 21st August be serving in the Missionaries

The Summit of Charity soup kitchen,
supporting the sisters in
(Holy Family Parish) their ministry to the poorest

Years 10-12 of Melbourne. Any Year 10-

Sunday 26th August 12 students who would like
Sunday 9th August to come and volunteer can
Sunday 23rd August contact Youth Ministers Luke
Kennedy or Lewis Cassidy at:
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Luke Kennedy | 9807 9494 [email protected]
[email protected] or call the Parish office on 9807


VCAL Donation from Trivia Night Faith and
Many thanks to our VCAL students for their efforts raising funds during the Important
hugely popular Yr 12 Trivia evening. The students presented Ms Marino with the Dates
proceeds from the evening, as a contribution to the work of the Presentation
Sisters and their significant efforts assisting young women in developing Sunday's Gospel
countries. Congratulations and many thanks to all VCAL girls involved. Reading

Annual Mass Sunday 26 August | Rosary at 2pm | Mass at 3pm Sunday 26 August
of All Nations Celebrated by Archbishop Peter A Comensoli John 6: 60–69
Many disciples
Casual Clothes Day desert Jesus.

(Farming Theme) Sunday 22 Sept
Monday 27th August Mark 7: 1–8, 14–15,
Gold coin donation 21–23
Barn Dancing at Lunchtime Jesus confronts the
Bake Sale (Bring your coins) Pharisees, who pay
only lip service to

Mon 27 August
of St Monica

Tues 28 August
of St Augustine

Wed 29 August
Memorial of the
Passion of St John
the Baptist

Sat 1 September
World Day of Prayer
Care of Creation

Sun 2 September
Father's Day

Mon 3 September
Memorial of
St Gregory the Great

the Farmers
and Flood


and Teaching

Mrs Madeleine Franken

Deputy Principal
Learning & Teaching

[email protected]

Course Selection for 2019

Ms Angela Torelli Construction of the 2019 timetable grid Next week, Year 7 students will have the
has commenced based on students’ opportunity to select their language
Director of Studies Y10-12 subject selections as at Thursday, for study in Year 8 in 2019. They will be
23 August. We commend and thank informed of the factors to consider and
[email protected] students for entering their preferences how to make their online
by the due date. Any students who have selections on Monday 27 August.
Ms Klara Baka a change of heart about their subjects Parents will be sent further information
selected for 2019, will need to wait about this via CareMonkey.
Director of Studies Y7-9 until term 4 to explore possibilities for
change because no alterations to the Madeleine Franken
[email protected] data can be made whilst the timetable Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching
grid is under construction.
Overseas Language Tours 2019

Information about overseas Language tab in Simon and PAM. Application
Immersion Study Tours in 2019 for packs are available from the General
French and Indonesian were held Office. Please note that applications
recently. Copies of the slides from and deposits must be received by the
the Information evening are available College no later than next week 31
under the Parent Correspondence August.

The Dante Alighieri Language Perfect
Poetry Competition 2018 World Championships

The Dante Alighieri Poetry Competition has been a In Semester 1 our Year 7 to 10 students participated in the
Melbourne institution for over 150 years as students Language Perfect World Championships. This tournament
from all over Victoria come to Melbourne University lasted one week and over 1,000 schools and 300,000
to take part in this annual event. students from around the world competed. Students
focus on learning vocabulary in foreign languages. Avila
The process began at the end of Term 1 when our College received a total of 84 awards and was ranked 91st
72 Year 9 Italian students selected a poem to recite out of 14,076 schools. 34 credits, 27 bronze, 10
for the competition. Students needed to practice silver, 7 gold 4 Emerald awards and 2 Elite awards.
pronouncing their words correctly, eloquently
and clearly, stanza by stanza in order to fulfil the The following four students achieved the Emerald Award
requirements of the competition. Not to mention placing them in the top 1% of competitors, Martina Go,
that the poem needed to be learnt by heart. A Jessica Parisi, Corina Pascoe and
difficult task we may say, however our students Audrey Di Petta. This is an outstanding result and we are
arose to this challenge and were magnificent in their very proud of their focused efforts.
performance on the day.
Two students achieved an Elite Award for their
The afternoon was followed by lunch in Lygon performance in the World Championships and should be
St. Melbourne’s Italian culinary heartland. Our commended for their fantastic effort.
finalists this year were Alicia Chiarilli, Jazz Finn, These students were Bridget Benedos, and Jocelyn Satya
Emily Gualtieri, Gemma Leonello, Karina Parisi, Julia Graha.
Augustyn, Amelia Pawsey, Tia Rodrigues, Kayleigh
Schroder and Valerie Sova. Karina Parisi finished
2nd in the entire competition. This is the highest
an Avila Student has finished in this competition.
Congratulations to Karina on this magnificent effort!


Awards & Monash Scholars
Full Colours
The Monash Scholars is a
Debating Colours prestigious program for high
achieving secondary school
Congratulations to Jessica Bishop, students. Congratulations to
Paige Bryant, Prabhloyan Gill, Sashenka Isabel Amoranto, Beatrice Van
Justin, Ranuli Manatunga, Ashley Rest and Mieke De Vries.
Ng, Vibusha Raghudhevan, Angelica
Rigopoulos and Atara Thenabadu
During their time at the College these
students have represented Avila in
the interschool DAV competition for at
least three years, competing against
Victoria’s best debaters and receiving
Best Speaker Awards for their efforts.

Music Colours

Congratulations to Laura Burns, Anita
Mandarino, Laura Glennon, Atara
Thenabadu, Jessica Satya Graha,
Jessica D'Rozario, Emily Glennon,
Leah Dyer, Anna Ngo and Liyara
Jayamanne for their excellence and
commitment to their own musical
studies as well as actively promoting
music at the College.

Sport Colours

Congratulations to Audrey Charlton,
Carla Di Gregorio, Monique Larose and
Edwina Williamson for excellence and
commitment to the sporting life of the
College in swimming and athletics.


Drama ICAS Awards
Congratulations to students from Year 7 to 10 who
Congratulations achieved results in the Distinction category - Hyunji
to Sophia Grubnic, Cheon, Danielle Weyermayr, Teia Wilson, Adriana
Alexandra Chant, Caratti, Greta Cassidy, Alissa Yee, Niamh Gallagher,
Olivia Bruce, Vara Tyrikos, Erin Choo and Beatrice Van Rest.
Sarah Loughnan and Amelia Harris who have
consistently shown excellence and commitment We would also like to congratulate Jessica Satya
to Drama both in Drama studies as well as Graha, Sashenka Justin and Jessica Bishop on their
participation in extra-curricular activities. Year 12 Science Commitment Awards.


We congratulate Ashley Ng who has earned full
colours in public speaking by consistently showing a
passion for Public Speaking.

CAT Awards

Australian Brain Bee Congratulations to the following students who
received a Credit or Distinction Computational and
Congratulations to our state finalists of the Algorithmic Thinking Competition. Anja Hulston, Jade
Challenge Nicole Trawicka, Jaida Di Stasio, Mieke de Kong, Teagan Pemberton and Danielle Weyermayr.
Vries and Almeta Liu


Ms Janine Bauman Elizabeth Dinh Students Create The Future
Year 8
Deputy Principal Students The Students Create The Future Committee was fortunate
enough to have Tim Moran from Monash Youth Services and
[email protected] Bianca Spence from Gateway LLEN, visit Avila on Wednesday
25th of July. They presented the results from the Resilient
Mrs Anne Stephens Mieke de Vries Youth Survey which was undertaken by almost all students
Year 10 late in term one.
Director of Pastoral Care Y7-9
The purpose of this workshop was to help us
[email protected] understand the data, begin analysing it and start asking
critical questions about where we can improve student
Mrs Anna Marvelli Beatrice Van wellbeing, empowerment and engagement at school as
Rest representatives of the student voice.
Director of Pastoral Care Y10-12 Year 10
The session began with an overview of the Monash survey
[email protected] results as a whole. After this brief, we evaluated the
comparative data from Avila’s survey in 2017 and compared
the two, in addition to identifying where the data has
changed since last year. It appears that there have been
improvements in the areas of self-belief and positive
identity, which shows that the various events we organised
last year as a response to the data had a real impact on the
student body. Social Media and Technology is an area of
improvement for the school, highlighted by students in the
data and in their comments. The Students Create the Future
Committee have agreed that we have to act upon the gaps
we have found.

So now we ask, where to from here? Fortunately, The Resilient
Youth Survey data has provided us with a direction. Last
year’s self-love week proved to be a success, so a follow-up
may be coming early in term four. We have also discussed
ideas concerning multiculturalism, healthy habits, optimism
about the future and so much more. School improvement is
imperative to producing community improvement, and Avila
is committed to it in every way. Thanks to our visitors, we are
now empowered to make a difference.


Conversation Hour | Season 2
Watch this Space

With pizza on the menu and a lunchtime to cram in a
meeting about the second season of the hugely popular
'Conversation Hour' we were not disappointed. The
girls were bursting with ideas, topics and strategies for
the next incarnation of this parent-student evening.
We look forward to releasing the date for the term 4
evening soon with the latest hot topics.






and Public

The Grand Finals for Yr 7 and 8 Debaters

Priyanka Sharma The year 7 and 8 debaters have The results were close and congratulations to the
Year 10 competed in their long awaited girls who won: Elizabeth Dinh, Greta Cassidy, Milagros
debating Grand Finals. The Vargas, and Jessica Dabrowski in Year 8 and Maya Reef,
participating teams employed public Tess Davey, Jessica Loeding and Shauna Jacob in Year 7.
speaking and debating skills in their
efforts to gain a place in the grand The Best Speaker Awards went to Mila Vargas and
final. Both debates were exceptional Jessica Loeding. Thanks go to the Senior Debaters who
to watch. It was very encouraging to were the adjudicators: Sheanna Hettiarchichi, Paige
see such skill and confidence in our Bryant and Angelica Rigopulos.
Junior Debaters.
We hope that all who competed in the competition
continue debating for the rest of your time here at Avila!

Senior Debating Public Speaking

The Senior DAV season has A round of the semi finals of the Debaters Association of Victoria Junior
finally ended for Avila for this Public Speaking Competition was hosted by Avila. We were fortunate to
year. Year 9 debaters Tina have four students proceed to this level from the regional finals earlier
Varone, Julia Grubnic and Pawani in the year. The students worked very hard to refine both their delivery
Bhatia all debated exceptionally of their prepared speeches and their skill in impromptu speaking. The
well to defeat St Kevins. students all scored very well on the evening.

Congratulations to Pawani who Congratulations to Nishara Fernando of Year 8 who was one of the two
was awarded, “Best Speaker”. winners who will now compete in the Grand Final next month.


Junior Academy Conference Avila Calendar
at Siena College Dates & Events

Well done to all the girls who contributed to Friday 24 August
this conference. The aim of Junior Academy is Flynn House Day
to encourage gifted students to be intellectually
creative, through identifying and questioning both Monday 27 August
strong and weak patterns of dispute. Stand in Solidarity Day (Casual Clothes,
Gold Coin Donation)
Topics on the day were:
Do animals feel pain & have a right not to be eaten? Wednesday 29 August
Science: What comes first, observation or inspiration? Wonder Women Music Festival
This house believes that it is never right to kill a person.
Friday 31 August
Today, I realised that no matter how hard people Avila Father's Day Breakfast | PFA
try, justice won’t always be given fairly or equally.
Whatever we can do in our power, we should aim Sunday 2 September
to do good in the world. Ruth Edward, Yr 8 Father's Day

I enjoyed the 'Justice Truth Beauty And Monday 3 September
Mathematics' because I got to learn more about Subject Selection closes Year 7 into 8
justice. Chloe Park, Yr 8
Tuesday 4 September
My favourite part of the conference at Siena was RUOK? Day
the keynote on space and Einstein’s theory that
the universe was expanding. I found it really Tues-Wed 4 & 5 September
interesting because it made me wonder about ISG Gymnastics
all the other galaxies in out of space and all the
things we don’t know about space yet. AVILA COLLEGE

A highlight for me was the group discussion on 8am - 4.30pm
whether 'Animals feel pain and have a right not
to be eaten'. For me, this portion of the day was a PLEASE CALL THE ABSENTEE
way for me to exchange my opinions in a group LINE BEFORE 10am IF YOUR
and also learn and reflect on the perspectives of DAUGHTER IS ABSENT FROM
others. Elisa Ashira Scholast, Yr 8 SCHOOL on 9831 9696




Avila College Spaghetti Machine

We would like to commend the following girls for
their efforts at the annual competition at Melbourne
University Thurs 9th August - Sally Barlow, Kiara
Seneviratne, Nicole Trawicka, Angelica Nimmervoll,
Charlotte Mackay, Natalie Jones, Charlotte Kuek and
Kimberly Chan.
This 20 school competition was lots of fun, chemical
reactions that worked, dominoes that fell, marbles that
rolled, balloons that inflated, and syringes that squirted
out toothpaste. These young engineers learnt a great
deal about teamwork and organisational skills.

The Other Art Fair

Looks like students aren't the only ones to
shine this month. Our own art teacher Anne
-Maree Wise has been making a splash in
the art scene with her own booth at 'The
other Art Fair'. Anne-Maree's art featured
free-form brush and pastel canvases in
strong vibrant colours inspired by flowers.
Congratulations Anne-Maree.

Dymocks Regular Reviewer

Abbey Stizza The Sea Witch | Sarah Henning Just Breathe | Andrew
Year 7 Daddo
"The Sea Witch" is an interesting blend of
We're all asking 'Where do you get romance and thriller. With detailed A creative yet romantic
a gig like this?' - even Dr Cotter is flashbacks that aid with the plot's story with a hint of
jealous! Seems Year 7 Abbey Stizza, excitement, and deepen your suspense. The author’s
Year 7 has it all stitched up. understanding of the characters. It kept writing style has a light
Abbey serves as a regular reviewer me guessing until the very end. feel to it which makes
for the Dymocks newsletter in its this book interesting
focus on older readers. Take a look Reviewer: Abbey Stizza and easy to follow. As
at some of her expert suggestions! we move through the
story you start to connect
with the characters and
begin to care about their
journey. I enjoyed this
book so much that I read
it in a matter of days and
was disappointed when it

Reviewer: Abbey Stizza


Sport & PE

SCSA Volleyball

Olivia Bruce On August 16, their ways to the near top of the competition, which is a massive
Year 12 5 teams from ladder by the end of it. achievement.
Avila made their
way to MSAC to With plenty of help throughout the With our Senior A team mainly
compete at the day by Mr.Gutteridge, our Junior A consisting of Year 12’s, we soon
SCSA Volleyball team was able to place 3rd while came to the realisation that this
competition. our Junior B team played their was our last year to compete and
hearts out in the grand final and so wanted to go out with a bang.
Although many of us had even though they came second, we And that, we did.
competed in the competition in are still very proud of them.
previous years, the excitement for It was an intense day of
the day never dulls. Every year is a As Miss Randle figured that there competition, I am more than
different experience and this year were just too many talented girls proud to say that the Senior A
it was great to see the junior girls to drop from the team, she had the team was able to win the intensely
get so into it. brilliant idea of creating a Senior challenging grand final and place
B team to also compete. Although 1st on the day.
With an extensive amount of this Senior B team consisted of
intermediates showing up at the intermediate girls, that did not I am so immensely proud to have
trials, Miss Randle had the difficult stop their determination to win been the 2018 volleyball captain
task of making just two teams as against girls the were not only of such amazing girls. Their efforts
the skill level was just too good. older but had more experience have not gone unrecognised.
The intermediate girls provided in previous years. However,
plenty of excitement throughout their striving nature ultimately Congratulations to all the girls who
the day as they were able to make led to them finishing 3rd in the competed.


FISAF National Aerobics Over four days between the 9th and 12th of August
Great Results! a bunch of Avila girls competed in the FISAF
National Aerobics Championships in Brisbane.

Sport Aerobics is a performance sport incorporating NATIONAL CHAMPIONS (International Performance
gymnastics and dance elements in a high intensity, Aerobic Team): Lucy Searle
very bouncy routine to fast music, and has definitely
evolved from its high cut leotards and leg warmer BRONZE (International Performance Aerobic Team):
origins. Emma Johnston

Our girls, representing Action Sport Aerobics and 6TH PLACE (Junior Sport Aerobics Team): Lucy Searle,
Aerodance Sport Aerobics, had some spectacular Amy Burns
Also massive congratulations to both Lucy Searle
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS (Junior Grande Fitness): and Emma Johnston who have qualified to represent
Natasha Kerr, Amy Burns, Lauren Tie, Georgia Tsamis Australia at the FISAF World Championships held in
Europe over 5 days in October. All the best for your
training and good luck!!


Hayley Poulton Alyssa Dorio All Schools
Year 12 Year 12 Competition

Monday the 13th of August saw
Avila’s netballer’s getting to
school bright and early for the All
Schools Netball Championships!

With a strong squad warm up and Overall, the juniors had a strong stop them! The girls finished with 3
a heavy downpour of rain the girls day with 4 wins and 3 losses convincing wins and 2 close losses
were firing and ready to go. The against extremely strong teams. finishing an amazing 2nd!
juniors started with a strong and After an intense day of quality
convincing win setting themselves netball, the girls finished 3rd We’d like to thank all our coaches,
up for a strong day of netball. Our overall. Our intermediates had a Ms Gilfedder (juniors), Miss
intermediate and senior teams tough day playing against teams Cummins (intermediates) and Miss
had close losses by 1 and 3 goals with some state level players Linossier (seniors). Without our
respectively but the girls were however this didn’t stop them from coaches these fantastic results
fired up and ready for a strong day playing their best netball. With 3 wouldn’t have been achievable!
of netball! All teams had strong convincing wins, and 4 near losses,
wins and some near losses but the girls finished 5th. Our seniors Congratulations to all the girls
to the girls credit they continued started the day strong but due to a who represented Avila with pride
to push and support each other few silly errors they unfortunately throughout the day.
throughout the entire day. went down by 3 but this didn’t



Sept 20


Guest Speaker | Brooke Stratton

Join us for Avila's annual Sports Awards Night with guest speaker Olympic Long Jump
competitor Brooke Stratton. This is a chance to celebrate our student athletes across all

sporting disciplines. Light refreshments served between 6.30-7pm.


and Careers

Work Experience Happiness

On the first week of In the Finance Department I was able
to view the financial aspect of the
the school holidays organisation and to see what happens
to all the bills; I even got hands
I was given the on experience by posting invoices
for payment! In the Community
Ms Jenny Dunn opportunity to do Development department I was able
to chat withs some local residents we
Pathways Co-ordinator Work Experience cooked and shared a meal, and told a
[email protected] few stories along the way. Community
at an organisation Development helped to portray the
Ms Ann Boyce high impact this organisation has on
that goes by the their residents and was for sure a
Careers Teacher great way to end my Work Experience
[email protected] name of Housing week.

24 Alexandra Choices Australia I highly recommend that if you have
the opportunity to take time out of
McDonald which was your school holidays to give Work
Experience a go, it's a great way to
Year 10 located in the city. learn a more about the work force and
is loads of fun!
Housing Choices Australia is a not

for profit organisation who provides

affordable housing for those who are

disadvantaged and have disabilities.

In my week of Work Experience I went
through many departments in the
organisation and will admit that my
favourite departments were finance
and community development.

Girls Guide to Great Careers in STEM

The University of Melbourne in Year 10 female high school students
partnership with GradAustralia explore the endless opportunities they
are excited to announce the first could have if they go on to study a
ever edition of The Girls Guide to STEM degree at university.
a Great Career in STEM. The guide
was developed as a resource to help Go to Girls Guide to Great careers
in STEM to learn more.

Apply The Year 12 students are currently applying for courses for 2019. This
Now! exciting time gives the students the opportunity to really branch out
and explore all the options that are open to them. Many courses
require more than a ATAR as in the Performance courses listed
below. It is recommended that students are very aware of the early
closing application dates for some of these courses.

ACU Selection: ATAR 59.65 (M)
M - Melbourne Creative Arts: Drama, Literature, Media, Music,
DEAKIN Visual arts. Selection: ATAR 63.15 (M)
M - Melbourne
FEDERATION Creative Arts (Drama): Creative arts, Drama, Per- Selection: Supplementary form,
C – Camp Street Campus forming arts, Theatre studies. Audition, and Interview (C)

LA TROBE Acting for Stage & Screen: Agents, Auditions, Selection: Supplementary form,
B – Bendigo Campus Critical studies, Movement and dance, Perform- Audition, and Interview (C)
M – Melbourne Campus ing arts, Singing, Stage and screen acting and Selection: ATAR n/a (B) and 51.35
RMIT performance, Voice. (M)
M – Melbourne City Campus
Music Theatre: Acting, Dance.
VCA – Victorian College Creative Arts (Screen, Theatre & Writing): Screen,
Theatre, Writing.
of the Arts
P – Parkville Campus Music Industry: DJing, Electronic music, Music, Selection: ATAR 69.20 (M)
Music business, Music culture, Music history,
VICTORIA Music industry, Music marketing, Music media,
FP – Footscray Park Music performance, Music production, Music
promotion, Music technology, Music video, Popu-
lar music, Sound design, World music.

Fine Arts (Acting): Acting and performance Selection: ATAR, Supplementary

making, Body and voice, Concepts and creativity, form, and Audition (VCA)

Performance practice.

Fine Arts (Dance): Body mind practices, Chore- Selection: ATAR, Supplementary
ography, Dance technique: Contemporary dance form, and Audition (VCA)
and ballet, Performance.

Fine Arts (Design and Production): Design reali- Selection: ATAR, Supplementary
sation, Performance technology, Stage manage- form, Letter of Recommendation,
ment. Interview (VCA)

Fine Arts (Music Theatre): Acting studies, Dance Selection: ATAR, Supplementary
studies, Music theatre combination class, Music form, and Audition (VCA)
theatre contextual studies, New work perfor-
mance project, Voice studies.

Fine Arts (Theatre): Acting and performance Selection: ATAR, Supplementary

making, Body and voice, Concepts and creativity, form, and Audition (VCA)

Performance practice.

Music: Composition, Ethnomusicology, Interactive Selection: ATAR, Supplementary
composition, Jazz & Improvisation, Music perfor- form, and Audition (P)
mance, Musicology.

Music: Arranging, Aural training, Music and Selection: Interview (some) and
culture, Music cognition, Music composition Audition (FP)
and song writing, Music creativity, Music history,
Music practice (ensemble studies), Music tech-
nology, Music theory.

The few courses listed above are performance-related degrees, in acting, drama, theatre, dance and music performance. A limited number of courses 25
require an ATAR only; most courses have a range of selection criteria, such as submission of a supplementary form, an audition, an interview, etc. The only
VCE prerequisite is English/EAL. For a comprehensive list of all courses with performance-related subjects, visit

New Bachelor 2018 Study Overseas Expo
of Educational
Studies Meet international admission staff and talk with
alumni from a variety of institutions including: Ed-
The new Bachelor of Educational Studies is de- inburgh, UCL, St Andrews and Durham Universities;
signed for students who wish to become teachers, Harvard, Cornell, Northeastern, Transylvania, and
but did not achieve the entry requirements to go Boston Universities; Temple University Japan, Yale
directly into a Bachelor of Education (Primary) or -NUS, SCAD Hong Kong and ESCP Europe.
the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and
Primary). Students who successfully complete the Year 9 – 11 students and their families are invited
first year of this degree may be eligible to apply to attend. The event is supported by representa-
for transfer into the second year of the Bachelor tives from Education USA, the British Council and
of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) or the the Canadian High Commission.
Bachelor of Education (Primary). Students who
complete the three years of study can progress to a Date: Monday 27 August 2018
postgraduate Initial Teacher Education qualification.
Time: 5.00pm – 7.30pm
Find out more at Bachelor of Educational Studies
Location: Wadhurst Hall which is located at The
Wonder Women to the Rescue! Melbourne Grammar School (Middle
Music Festival Video School campus)

The 2018 Music Festival is close at hand. See the 'real' Address: 1 Domain Road, Melbourne, Victoria
behind the scenes auditions for this massive night.
Book at: In addition to the Expo, the evening will offer a
series of Information Sessions delivered by inter-
2018 national admission staff.
Festival 5:30pm - 6:00pm | Asia Pacific

Wednesday 6:00pm - 6:30pm | North America
29 Aug
6:45pm - 7:15pm | UK and Europe
Attendance via registration only.
Click here: Study Overseas Expo - The World
TICKETS FREE | Book at Awaits

Are you interested in working with animals? TheJoin us for an evening of 'Wonder Women' in music by our talented Avila students, the women of the
future. Performances include music from Mamma Mia, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Adele, Moana, Little Mix,

RSPCA has a number of programs for students agedMotown Classics and Australian female composers. BYO drinks and nibbles to enjoy throughout the
evening, sit back and enjoy this night of pure wonder.

15 – 18 years who are considering working in the
animal industry or simply have a love of animals.
Find out more at More information about each
program is at
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29 Aug


Book your places today


Join us for an evening of 'Wonder Women' in music by our talented Avila students, the women of the
future. Performances include music from Mamma Mia, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Adele, Moana, Little Mix,
Motown Classics and Australian female composers. BYO drinks and nibbles to enjoy throughout the

evening, sit back and enjoy this night of pure wonder.


Father’s Day

31 Aug


Book your places today

RSVP bookings at

This is your chance to celebrate the best Father/Daughter team at Avila's Father's Day Breakfast.
Grab your Dad and/or Grandad, book your tickets and turn up with your team scarf to enjoy a special

morning and say 'thanks Dad'! We look forward to seeing you at this event.


Sept 12


Book for Opening Night

Join us for Avila annual showcase of Art, Design and Technology featuring the fashion
runway show, sculpture and ceramics, mixed media, graphic design and art concepts.

Light supper served.


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