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  • CBC acknowledges that we are meeting on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.

    Dear Parent and Caregivers

    As I sit at my desk to write this newsletter, I feel an overwhelming sense of pride and happiness in our Community. There have been so many examples this fortnight of the College values Faith, Excellence, Community and Compassion in action.


    This morning staff and students participated in a Walk a Mile in my Boots campaign to raise money for the Hutt Street Centre for the homeless.

    The late Pope John Paul II, in his 22 November 1981 encyclical Familiaris Consortio, reminded us that parents are the first and most important educators in their childrens lives. It was, therefore, a blessing to have an overflow of parents at our Subject Information Evening last week for students moving into Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2018. A large number of parents also attended the Year 12 Parent Teacher interview night on Tuesday.

    Congratulations to the following boys who will celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation on Friday and First Holy Communion on Saturday at St Francis Xaviers Cathedral: Nabil Antoun, Charlie Haywood, Nicholas Chant, Cooper Fowler, Thomas Bondza, Callum Chapman, James Russell, Nicolas Stefanovski, Santino De Francesca, Stefano Donnarumma, Emilio Frasca, Michael Henley, Samuel Carubia, Diego Bueti, Morris Cooper-Chataway, Oscar Klopsteins, Sam Lagana, Danek Morello, Oliver Evans, Eamon McEvoy, Jordan Couch, Cooper Hoskin, Harrison Kerkman and Giuliano Chiaramonte.


    Congratulations to staff and students whose final Year 12 Moderation with the 2018 SACE Research Project resulted in outstanding grades. Of the 117 students who attempted the Research project 33 received an A-grade, 57 received a B-grade and 27 received a C.

    Congratulations to the following Language students on their results last Term at the Australian School of Languages:

    Leon Ha Chinese AMichael Kim Korean ADylan Cordero Spanish AJaedan Lee Chinese BPartha Raina Hindi BAdrian Beesley Italian BBen Eaton Japanese CSantiago Vasquez Spanish C

    Year 10 student Jack McGinty leaves the CBC community this week to take up a position in a UK soccer club, to be part of their academy program. He has returned but leaves again at the end of this week as he has been successful in gaining a position on their 2-year full-time academy; this means he will be living in the UK from late August this year. He will be also completing his education in the UK.

    Term 3, Week 3 | Friday 11 August, 2017

    CBC students taking part in the Hutt Street Centres Walk a Mile in my Boots event.

    From the Principal

    Gospel SpiritualityWe invite all people into the story of Jesus and strive to make his message of compassion, justice and peace a living reality within our community.

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    Morecambe FC Academy offer an advanced football development and education programme supported by expert and dedicated staff. Morecambe FC Football Academy use advanced technology and coaching methods to develop their players.

    Jack will be part of the U18 Academy team and has a 2 year scholarship at the club. He will continue to study whilst continuing to grow and develop as a player.


    It is with some sadness that I farewell staff members Sr Kanistal Soosai and Mrs Jacqui Tongerie from staff. Sister Kanistal is leaving CBC to accept an invitation from her Mother Superior to continue her mission work in Canada. Mrs Tongerie is moving both house and employment away from the city. I extend the sincere gratitude of the entire CBC community and farewell two women whose contribution to life at CBC will leave a deep and loving legacy.

    It is also my pleasure to welcome Mrs Rachael Mazurczak who has been appointed to the staff in the position of Daily Organisation Coordinator and Administrator.

    The College also extends our blessings to Old Collegian Mr Brian Hay who celebrated his 90th birthday on 4 August.

    Congratulations to CBC Old Collegian (Graduated in 2007) Paul Vasileff who was awarded SA Entrepreneurs of the Year last week.

    On Thursday 17 August the Junior Campus will gather at the Senior Campus for a Music performance titled Music is Fun. A group of music educators from across South Australia will perform and entertain our students to instil an appreciation and love of music.

    In the last edition of Insight I outlined a staff and Board initiative to focus on student behaviour and dress culture in light of our strategic commitment to continuous improvement. This week I ask all parents to join me in ensuring your son is dressed immaculately for school. I draw your attention to page 26 of the College Diary which clearly outlines College Expectations in dress and grooming. Please note that hair buns and earrings/nose studs of any kind including clear studs are not part of the uniform code.


    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Joan Brewer AM, friend and supporter of CBC. The Papal Medal and Order of Australia medal belonging to John, her late husband and CBC Old Collegian, rest proudly in the CBC archives.

    May Joans soul rest in Gods gentle care.


    On August 15, 2017, CBC will celebrate our 139th birthday and a significant milestone in our College history.

    August 15 is a significant date not just for CBC but also for the Catholic Church and the Christian Brothers.

    Blessed Edmund Rice celebrated his final vows on the Feast of the Assumption, which is the principal feast day of Blessed Mary. This feast reminds us that like Blessed Mary we will all leave our earthly body one day to be with our heavenly God.

    Pope Benedict XVI said of this moment in Marys life:

    By contemplating Mary in heavenly glory, we understand that the earth is not the definitive homeland for us either, and that if we live with our gaze fixed on eternal goods we will one day share in this same glory and the earth will become more beautiful. Mary follows our footsteps with gentle concern, dispels the moments of darkness and distress and reassures us with her motherly hand.

    CBC will celebrate this Feast on August 15 with a whole school mass led by Fr Charles Gauci, followed by an exciting day of events including: food stalls, musical performances, staff/student basketball match and the much anticipated St Marys/CBC netball tournament.

    In conclusion, as we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption and 139 Years of proud history may we re-commit ourselves in prayer, word and actions to live lives faithful to the gospel values of Faith, Excellence, Community and Compassion.

    Mr Noel MifsudPrincipal


    Week 4Mon 14 Aug Junior Campus Liturgy

    CBC Old Collegians Meeting

    Tues 15 Aug Feast of the Assumption139th Birthday Celebration

    Wed 16 Aug JC Community Prayer 9amCommunity Mass (SC) BourkePhilippines Pilgrim Meeting

    Thur 17 Aug Music is Fun JC at SC Gym

    Fri 18 Aug Middle/Senior School AssemblyYr 11 Road Awareness Program Presentation (12:05pm)

    Week 5Mon 21 Aug Junior Campus Liturgy

    Board MeetingIntercol

    Tues 22 Aug Vietnam Parent Information Evening 6.30pmIntercol

    Wed 23 Aug JC Community Prayer 9amCommunity Mass (SC) HurleyInclusive Ed MeetingsIntercol

    Thurs 24 Aug Intercol

    Fri 25 Aug Junior Campus AssemblyBr Hurley Birthday LiturgyABODA CompetitionIntercol

    Sat 26 Aug Intercol CBC vs Blackfriars

    Week 6Mon 28 Aug Junior Campus Liturgy

    Yr 1011 Senior School Parent/Teacher Interviews

    Tues 29 Aug Anniversary of Edmund Rices DeathSAPSASA District Athletics DayMaths Investigation Day

    Wed 30 Aug JC Community Prayer 9amCommunity Mass (SC) - MarksWSA MeetingFathers Day Stall (JC)Philippines Pilgrim Meeting

    Thurs 31 Aug Fathers Day Stall (JC)Fathers Day Breakfast (JC)

    Fri 1 Sept Pupil Free DayRoyal Show Commences

    Sun 3 Sept Fathers Day

    Week 7Mon 4 Sept Junior Campus Liturgy

    P&F MeetingYr 79 Middle School Parent/Teacher Interviews

    Tues 5 Sept Yr 11 Major Physics Prac Physics of Show Rides

    Wed 6 Sept JC Community Prayer 9amYear 8 Vaccination 3rd VisitCommunity Mass (SC) OBrien

    Thurs 7 Sept RP Seminar Day (Year 11)

    Fri 8 Sept Junior Campus AssemblyMusic Showcase CBC at the MoviesPhilippines / Vietnam Pilgrim Retreat Day

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    On Sunday 13 August, with family and friends as witnesses, 24 students from the Junior Campus will complete their Sacramental Journey when they make their First Holy Communion at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

    The seven Sacraments are Baptism, Holy Communion, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders and the Anointing of the Sick. The sacraments are ceremonies that are sacred, significant and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing Gods saving presence. The Archdiocese of Adelaides website states that the Sacraments help us to meet the incarnate Jesus. That He comes to us through cleansing water and invigorating oil to welcome us, life-giving bread and wine that become Christs Body and Blood, a hand outstretched in forgiveness, vows lovingly exchanged in marriage, a hand designating someone for ordained service and oil to strengthen the sick and comfort the dying.

    At CBC Junior Campus, the Sacramental Program consists of three sacraments, these being: Reconciliation, Confirmation and

    Eucharist. These are considered the three primary Sacraments of Initiation, which support and nurture a childs faith journey.

    The CBC Sacramental Program commenced on Sunday 26 March with the Rite of Welcome at St Francis Xavier Cathedral. During the Rite of Welcome, families were required to make public their commitment to this time of preparation. A particularly poignant moment was the symbolism of Father Charles Gauci making the sign of the cross on the boys foreheads and then inviting the parents to do the same.

    The next step in supporting our students in engaging in a richer participation in the life of the Catholic community was the Celebration of First Reconciliation, which was held on Friday 23 June in the Chapel at the Senior Campus. The students were supported in the development of an understanding and appreciation that reconciliation is vital in all our lives, to focus on how we restore peace when we make mistakes or do wrong and how Gods desire to forgive and heal is offered to us through reconciliation and that Reconciliation is a sacrament of peace and healing. During the service, the boys displayed their personal commitment through their deep levels of stillness and reflection, spending time in prayer and meditation.

    On Friday 11 August, the families and students participating in the Sacramental Program accompanied by their sponsors will attend the Confirmation Celebration at St Francis Xavier Cathedral. The Sacrament of Confirmation is the renewal of baptismal promises that were made by their parents and godparents, thereby completing the Sacrament of Baptism, since in the words of Pope Francis without Confirmation

    they have only come half way. During the Mass, the boys will be publicly addressed by their Confirmation name, which will then be added as a new middle name. The students were encouraged to choose as their confirmation name the name of a Saint that they admired, could relate to, or aspired to be like. They will bond spiritually with their chosen Saint, who will serve as a model in life and to whom the boys can turn to for guidance and protection. The sponsor will serve as a role model in faith and a supportive companion on the faith journey of the candidate.

    Throughout the program, parents were acknowledged and affirmed as the primary influence on their childs faith journey and the vitally important role that they play in nurturing that faith in their sons daily life. The Second Vatican Council noted the importance of the home in nurturing faith in its reference to the family as the domestic church or the Church of the Home. In closing, Chris Stefanick stated: If you engage your child on this faith journey, you wont only see them grow closer to God and to you youll see that God is calling you closer to himself in the process a blessing for all concerned!

    Mrs Nicola BrennanDirector Junior Campus

    Director Junior Campus

    2018 Senior Student Leadership NominationsYear 11 students are invited to nominate for the 2018 Student Leadership positions. This is a pivotal role in the College and we ask that they consider their application carefully. The nomination is for a Leadership position not a specific portfolio, with the selection of the portfolios based on the applications. The students considering a Student Leadership role are encouraged to discuss their nomination with their parents and caregivers.

    Last year there were 24 candidates, an outstanding group of young men but there will be only 12 Senior Leadership positions available.

    The process begins with this expression of interest, a one-page resume and an external referee or reference. This must be submitted to Mr Lucas by 5pm, 14th August 2017. Each application will be considered before receiving an endorsement by the Principal. The endorsed nominees will have an opportunity to outline their vision of leadership to the Senior School in a three-minute speech. There will be a half-day workshop for the candidates to prepare and refine their public speaking skills.

    The Year 10 and 11 students and staff of CBC Senior School will then vote on the nominees. Nominees who have been elected by students and staff will be interviewed and referees contacted. The Leadership Retreat occurring after Year 11 exams, will be an opportunity to develop the concept of leadership in an Edmund Rice community.

    The final 12 candidates will be informed during Week 1 of Term 4 and specific portfolios will be announced at the Speech and Awards Night on Thursday 19th October 2017. The successful candidates will then be fitted for their Senior Blazer, the co...


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