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4 March 2021

Year of Hospitality - People of Welcoming Heart

From our College Leadership Team
Principal, Mrs Dale Morrow
Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Catherine Allen
Deputy Principal - Studies, Mrs Maree Trims
Assistant Principal - Mission, Mrs Erica Qureshi

Principal, Mrs Dale Morrow

Dear Parents/Carers 

It was good to see on a few days of last week clear morning skies, a rarity for us over the past few weeks. There was a different feel to those early morning rays of light entering the bedroom window. Even though we don’t experience dramatic seasonal changes here in Brisbane, the change in those early morning shafts of light are enough to remind us that a new season is upon us.  

Autumn brings with it a change to our rhythm of life. It becomes a bit harder to rise of a morning given that it is darker and somewhat cooler than we have been used to these past three or four months. Our mood can be changed as well by the way light and shadow of our summer surrounds take on fresh dimensions as the lower angle of light rays highlight features which may not have shone before, and those features which predominated in the more direct summer rays take on less stark forms.

All in all, seasonal change provides us with different perspectives. We respond differently because we see our world differently and we are stimulated to change our routines and even our attitude. This is what it means to live in our world of changing seasons. 

Our attitude to those around us is also prone to change. Shifting our vision to see others in a different light can help us respond more appropriately to those who come into our realm of influence each day. This idea reminds me of the story told by Stephen Covey in his somewhat seminal book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. In explaining what he meant by “paradigm shift”, or what I am calling ‘changing perspective’, he tells the story of how one Sunday morning he was travelling on a train, enjoying the quiet and solitude of a carriage occupied by only a few passengers when, at a station, a man gets in with his two sons. The sons begin running all over the place, shouting to, and at one another, and completely upsetting that quiet atmosphere that was present before. Covey could see how this was bothering the other people in the carriage and was aware of his own agitation as this behaviour continued for some time. He finally gets irritated enough to ask the father why he doesn't do something to control his kids. The father replies, "We just got back from the hospital where their mother died. I don't know how to handle it and I guess they don't either."

This jolt of perspective changed his view of the children’s behaviour and the seemingly uncaring attitude of the father. Suddenly you see everything differently. That is the power of a paradigm shift. They are the same kids yelling and screaming on the train, but you look at them and understand them in a different way. Our challenge as Christians is to look for the perspective that allows others to be different to us, that helps us appreciate their stories and puts us in a better position to be of welcoming heart. Jesus taught his followers the importance of perspective: “Let him who is without fault throw the first stone!” “Don’t judge lest you yourself be judged” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. True freedom is being strong enough to allow yourself to see others’ perspectives, and to love others unconditionally. 

I would also like to commend the many girls who have worked hard this Term to achieve their best.

Congratulations to the girls who participated in the Sofitel experience and to the Year 7 girls for their enthusiastic participation at Year 7 camp.

There were two new initiatives launched at Assembly this week, namely, the neurodiversity club and the Play and Connect initiative. Both initiatives are worthy of support.

I would like to wish the CASSSA swimming team all the best for the upcoming swimming carnival and I know they will represent their school with great pride.

God Bless 

Mrs Dale Morrow

Deputy Principal - Students, Ms Catherine Allen

SchoolTV Special Report: A Conversation on Consent


This SchoolTV Special Report offers parents guidance around normalising the topic of consent to ensure your teenager experiences healthy and respectful relationships. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report. Click here to access.

St Rita's College acknowledges the assistance of the College Parents & Friends in funding the College's SchoolTV subscription.

Deputy Principal - Studies, Mrs Maree Trims

Assessment Guidelines Updated

There has been an update to the 2021 Assessment Guidelines as published on MySRC.

In the first section on Drafts/Progress Check:

  • Students must be utilising the APA7 format of referencing. Information on this style of referencing is located on the College Library website. Students who have used the incorrect format of referencing will be advised of this during the draft/progress check.

Click Here to access the document on MySRC.

Assistant Principal - Mission, Mrs Erica Qureshi

Over the weekend, we heard the story of Jesus’s Transformation. Many homilies unpacked the idea that we should be encouraged to seek the face of Jesus in those around us, and also be the face of Jesus for those around us too. Coupling this with Project Compassion’s “be more” campaign throughout Lent, we have each been particularly challenged to work to transform the lives of others.

Throughout Project Compassion 2021, inspiring stories from Bangladesh, Solomon Islands, Tanzania and Indonesia will be shared, highlighting the importance of working hand in hand with communities around the world. By donating to Project Compassion this year, our community will be supporting Caritas’ efforts in assisting our global brothers and sisters.

At the launch of our Project Compassion campaign, staff and students were encouraged to be more mindful of those around us, to give more of our time or money and to pray more. I have included the below quotations from some of our staff and students who have found ways to live the Project Compassion campaign imperative to ‘be more’.  

On Monday 22 February, we got the opportunity to be part of a new outreach opportunity at St Rita's and volunteered for Rosies - Friends on the Street. Rosies is an organisation that helps bring companionship, conversation, and the feeling of belonging to people who may be feeling lonely due to a variety of reasons, such as living alone, losing loved ones, or suffering from homelessness. Rosies is a way to form a community between these people with them attending on a regular, weekly basis and thus allowing them to connect and form friendships. Additionally, we met other Rosies volunteers who guided us through the process from packing the van, arriving at the park to meet the patrons, and finally cleaning up at the conclusion of the evening. It was great to see a variety of different people come from various backgrounds and to hear their unique stories as well as how their day had been going. Patrons not only received a drink, snack, or any other additional items they needed, including sleeping bags, blankets and toiletries, most importantly they received emotional support and social interaction. We loved this experience and highly recommend it to anyone who has the chance to be a part of it. A big thank you to Mrs Qureshi for organising this outreach opportunity for us and Mrs Brennan for attending with us on the night.

-        Katelyn Stevens, Annabelle Hazelton, Olivia De Angelis


Reflections of our recent Community Mass:

  • I didn’t realise just how much I needed that this morning.
  • What a welcome way to start the day and what a lovely, gentle, welcoming priest!
  • I loved being in the chapel. It’s so peaceful.

If you’re seeking opportunities to ‘be more’, please contact me. We have some spaces still on our Service Rosters and many prayer opportunities to engage in. We have our Rosa and Marian Masses in the coming weeks and there are Project Compassion boxes in each House Group for staff and students to contribute too.


What You Need to Know
Continued Concerns on Enderley Road
Attending School Unwell
Mobile Phones
Parents and Friends Annual General Meeting
Water Polo Presentation Night
Wizard of Oz - Tickets on Sale from 8:00am Monday 8 March
Service Rosters
Year 9 Parent Afternoon
Donate to our Share the Dignity Drive this March
Free Dress Day - Wednesday 17 March
Shave for a Cure
Changes to Sick Bay Sign In

Continued Concerns on Enderley Road

The College continues to receive reports from parents at both St Rita’s and St Agatha’s and local residents on traffic related issues in Enderley Road, caused by parent drivers not applying patience and common sense at drop off and, particularly, pick up times. We can’t implore enough the need for parents to consider the safety of the girls. Disappointingly, reports of ‘near misses’ are being witnessed and experienced at the designated supervised crossing. The College has contacted the Department of Transport and Main Roads, the authority for the crossing. We have been asked to issue the following notice to the College community. This notice has also been shared with St Agatha’s School.

Please take the time to read the statement, and please take thought of your driving practices. The cooperation and support of all drivers is sought for the safety of the students and pedestrians of both St Rita’s and St Agatha’s.

 

SUPERVISED SCHOOL CROSSING

In June 2020, St Rita's College and the Department of Transport and Main Roads opened a new supervised crossing on Enderley Road. This Crossing was installed to ensure students are able to cross the road safely every day. The College community is reminded of the following expected behaviours when in the vicinity of the Crossing:

  • A children’s crossing is an area of a road – with stop lines marked on the road and children crossing flags. Our crossing is in a School Zone – a 40km speed limit applies between 7:00-9:00am and 2:00-4:00pm. Please ensure that you observe the speed limit. If you exceed the speed limit, it is an enforceable offence by Queensland Police Service.
  • Any vehicles stopping within the children’s crossing area will stop the operation of the crossing, and the supervisor will not be able to cross the students.
  • When the supervisor places the Stop Sign at a 45-degree angle into the traffic, the supervisor waits for the traffic to stop and then walks onto the crossing. The whistle is blown twice to signal to the pedestrians it is safe to cross.
  • Vehicles are to remain stopped until all pedestrians have crossed the road and the School Crossing Supervisor has returned to the kerb.
  • If you need to stop or park (picking up or dropping of passengers) your vehicle must be no closer than 20 metres on the approach side and 10 metres on the departure side of the crossing. These “NO STOPPING” areas are clearly marked with a No Stopping Sign or yellow kerb lines.

When traffic is queueing to gain access to either the carpark or the pickup area within the school grounds, motorists must not the enter the crossing environment (within the stop bars on the road) unless they can fully clear the environment. Motorists are also requested not to conduct U-Turns on or near the crossing as it impacts on the both the operation and the safety of the pedestrians at the crossing.

Attending School Unwell

The College is experiencing a rise in the number of students attending school when unwell, particularly with cold and flu-like symptoms. This was communicated earlier this week via the App.

The College’s Zero Tolerance of any cold or flu-like symptoms among students or staff remains in place. If a student attends school and presents with any cold or flu-like symptoms, she will be assessed by a College First Aid staff member and parents will be contacted for immediate collection of their daughter if it is deemed she should not be at school.

Parents are asked to support the College in its measures to prevent the spread of illnesses on campus. 

  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently or use hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or flexed elbow.
  • Dispose of tissues in a suitable bin.
  • If a student is unwell for any reason – cold, flu, gastro, viral infection, etc, no matter how mild, - it is important that she remains are home until she is well and preferably until she has had no symptoms for at least 24 hours.
  • If a student has cold or flu-like symptoms, the Queensland Health guidelines recommend a COVID test and self-isolation until the test results are received.

If absence is only going to be for a short period, students should contact their class buddy to provide a catch up of the lessons covered. If absence is likely for an extended period, but the student is capable of continuing with her school work whilst she is unwell, she should email her teachers to request they provide work for her to undertake at home. Our teaching staff will be only too happy to do this. They cannot provide the classroom guidance experienced during last year’s Learning At Home period, but they will support students to keep up with class work. 

We value the support of parents and carers in our endeavours to keep our College community safe and illness free.

Mobile Phones

Parents are reminded that under the College Mobile Phone policy, the mobile phones of students are to be turned off and placed in a student’s locker from 8:30am-3:05pm. 

In cases of illness or emergency, Student Services remains the only authorised point of contact and can ensure your daughter is reached quickly and assisted in the appropriate way. Students do not have permission to be texting or messaging parents with regard to illness or other matters, and the same expectation is requested from parents. Please make contact via Mrs Timcke at Student Services.

Students may only use their mobile phone under explicit teacher instruction, for that lesson only. If a mobile phone/device is seen it will be confiscated. Similarly, students are not to wear headphones, ear buds, earphones or AirPods unless under direct teacher instruction. 


Parents and Friends Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the College Parents and Friends was held on Tuesday evening. We were delighted to see the re-election of a number of Committee members in both executive and general roles, and we also warmly welcome the new members elected to the committee and thank them for their support.

The P&F provides an essential support resource for parents of the College and partners the College in funding projects and initiatives relevant to the education provided by the College. Most recently, the P&F have approved funding to the Past Student Scholar Tutoring Program which is an important aspect in the College’s delivery of its Study Skills program across all Year levels.

Thanks are also extended to the Parents & Friends committee and the many Year 12 parent volunteers who catered for the P&F Welcome BBQ for new families recently. With a new format that combines the BBQ with the Pastoral team House Warming event, the P&F hosted the largest new student family event that we have had the pleasure of organising in some time. It was a happy afternoon, enjoyed and appreciated by all who attended.  

Parents & Friends Executive Committee

Mr Rowen Sharma (President)

Mrs Felicity Evans (Vice President)

Mr George Patrikios (Treasurer)

Mrs Suzanne Colette (Secretary)

Mr Scott Delaney

Mrs Cheryl Fafeita

Mr Gavin McSherry

Ms Katrina Moore

Mr Jason Preston

Mrs Susan Taylor

Water Polo Presentation Night

Wizard of Oz - Tickets on Sale from 8:00am Monday 8 March

The 'Not To Be Missed' show of the year. Rehearsals are in full swing and the stage is coming alive.

Tickets on sale from 8:00am Monday 8 March.

Thursday 22 April, 7:00pm

Friday 23 April, 7:00pm

Saturday 24 April, 2:00pm

Saturday 24 April, 7:00pm

Service Rosters

Zillmere Homework Help Roster

Students are to meet the supervising teacher outside Student Reception at 3:10pm. Please note, students will be dismissed from Zillmere Library at 4:30pm.

Wednesday 10 March: Mrs Diamond will accompany Emma Dillon, Mikayla Jebreen, Gabrielle Moore and Eliza Christie 

Wednesday 17 March: Mrs Casey will accompany Poppy Hughes, Emma Dillon, Eliza Christie and Gabrielle Moore


Big Brekky Roster

Students are to meet the supervising staff member at Student Services by 5:55am. Students are to wear modest clothing and enclosed shoes.

Tuesday 9 March: Mrs Miller will accompany Amy Lambert, Maddie Monsour, Tineka Keble and Eloise Gardner

Tuesday 16 March: Mrs Brennan will accompany Alice Dalton, Macey O’Brien, Georgia Kennedy and Ella Partridge


Ecumenical Coffee Brigade Roster

Students are to meet the supervising teacher at the ECB premises, corner of Isaac and Rosa Streets, Spring Hill by 6:00am.

Monday 15 March: Caitlin Aquilina, Erin Aquilina, Gabby Searle and Bella Coney


Rosies School Outreach Roster

Students are to meet the supervising teacher at the Little Flower Kedron Parish Hall, corner Turner and Wayland Streets, Kedron by 6:00pm. Students are to wear modest clothing and enclosed shoes.

Monday 8 March: Mrs Ha will accompany Olivia Camilleri, Kate Josephson and Lauren Birthisel

Year 9 Parent Afternoon

Sunday 21 March 2021 

3:00pm to 5:30pm 

All parents of the Class of 2024 are invited to attend a parent catch-up at Felons Brewery at Howard Smith Wharves. The afternoon will be a great opportunity to meet the parents from our year and enjoy the Brisbane skyline at the same time.

Cost is $40.00 per person (+ booking fee) for all shared food platters including pizza, chicken wings and chips. Drinks are separate and can be purchased from the bar.

RSVP and payment are required by 14 March using the TryBooking link provided:

https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=718445&

Please note: This is a parent organised event to benefit community among parents. It is not financially managed by the College.

Donate to our Share the Dignity Drive this March

Share the Dignity is a women’s charity that makes a real, on-the-ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence.

Share The Dignity collects thousands of pads, tampons and personal hygiene products every year for women experiencing homelessness and poverty. Small dignities make a big difference. 

St Rita's is supporting Share The Dignity during March and would appreciate donations of personal hygiene products from families. Please place your donations in the box outside Student Services.

Thank you for your support.

Free Dress Day - Wednesday 17 March

In raising awareness of Share the Dignity during the month of March, we've nominated Wednesday 17 March as Free Dress Day!

All students are permitted to wear Free Dress to school and instead of the usual Gold Coin donation are encouraged to donate personal hygiene items for women. These can be donated at Student Services.

Students are to follow the College policy for free dress - nothing too short or revealing, no shoe string straps and no T-shirts with slogans. The girls must wear closed in shoes and have a hat.

Thank you for your support.

Shave for a Cure

Alessia Martini (Year 9) has chosen to take part in this year’s Shave for a Cure campaign promoted by the Leukaemia Foundation. We encourage the College community to support Alessia’s cause by donating to assist research into blood cancers. Alessia will be donating her lovely locks on Wednesday 10 March. The students are encouraged to bring lots of loose change to add to Alessia’s fundraising tally.

Families can donate at this link.

Changes to Sick Bay Sign In

From Monday 8 March, parents will be notified via email when their daughter signs into Sick Bay. This is a courtesy email and parents are not required to act on the email. The College will contact the parents if their daughter needs to be collected from Sick Bay.

Debating
QDU - Queensland Debating Union
BGDA - Brisbane Girls Debating Association
Year 7 Debating

QDU - Queensland Debating Union

QDU is the largest competition for schools and, as such, extensive plans have been put in place to ensure debating can happen within Covid-19 guidelines. This year, St Rita’s will attend debates as scheduled at either Brisbane Girls Grammar School or St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace. These schools are hosting over 24 debates each night.

The draw has been posted on the College App. The details of times, venue and team/s has also been uploaded to the MySRC Calendar for each respective date. The MySRC Calendar is easily accessible from the College App.

St Rita’s is fielding teams across Years 8, 9 10 and Senior A competitions. Most debates are on known topics and the coaching team of teachers are preparing students. St Rita’s Senior A team continues with returning members in Year 12 and new Year 11 students from the selection trials at the end of last year. This combination of experience and learning strengthens the team each year. Mr Hanley continues as the Coach for 2021. Further information can be found at the QDU website by clicking here.

BGDA - Brisbane Girls Debating Association

The BGDA competition supports girls in debating and are debates are held at Brisbane Girls Grammar School which has a clear COVID-19 guideline. The format of releasing study material for the field of topic, training prior to debates, 1 hour short prep on a grade specific topic and then competition is nurtured by a competent team of females who are passionate about debating. The compact evening ensures students are home early in the evening while still enjoying the experience of debating. This year, Year 11 and Year 12 are combined and now compete as Seniors. This supports the change to Senior studies allowing schools to enter mixed teams with experience. This has been valuable for St Rita’s. BGDA have introduced Right of Reply to the Senior debate. The experience of the Year 12 students supports the new skills developing with the Year 11 students. This confidence was evident in the first round of debates with St Rita’s convincingly winning the debate. Competition is over five rounds with finals at the end of May. Further information can be found at the BGDA website by clicking here.

Year 7 Debating

The QDU year 7 competition will begin late Term 2. This provides time for students to develop skills and work in teams. Many students have expressed their interest. The commitment to debating will require some afternoon skill sessions on a Thursday after school concluding at 4:00pm, and lunch time coaching for in-house debates for after school debates on some Thursdays. Students will develop skills and present in each speaking roll. The Year 11 and Year 12 debating students will be their coaches; passing on valuable experiences and knowledge. All information is being distributed to the Year 7 students who have signed on for the year.

Mrs Lorraine Specogna

Debating Coordinator

Diverse Learners
Neurodiversity Club Coming Soon

Neurodiversity Club Coming Soon

Music
Junior Ensembles Workshop
Term 1 Performances and Events
Music Performance Uniform
AHEP and SHEP Middle School Nominations
Music Support Group
MySRC and Music Department Communication

Junior Ensembles Workshop

This Sunday we are looking forward to our Junior Ensembles Workshop being held from 10:00am – 3:30pm in the Trinity Centre. This is a special event for students who are members of Prelude Strings, Wind Ensemble and Nano’s Voices to kickstart their musical year. The students will be involved in intensive rehearsals with support and leadership from some of our senior music students and the day will culminate in an informal performance at 3:00pm. Following this, the Music Support Group invites all Junior ensemble students and their families to enjoy a welcome BBQ in Pride Plaza. This event is great way for our newer students to meet other like-minded students and is a relaxed way to meet some other music families. We look forward to seeing many new faces on Sunday.

Term 1 Performances and Events

All Music Events for the full year are listed on the MySRC Music page with further information for each event being sent closer to the time. Please be sure to check the performance schedule on MySRC to put each of the dates into your family calendar and select the appropriate subscriptions in the College App to ensure you receive information for each event.

A reminder that as a member of the cocurricular music program, students are eligible for a Music Commitment badge if they attend all performances throughout the year for each ensemble of which they are a member. Students are also required to be present at the final compulsory rehearsal before a performance. Absence from this rehearsal or a performance will deem a student ineligible for a badge for the current year. If there are exceptional circumstances that a student is unable to attend a performance, we would ask that you notify your ensemble director as soon as possible and also ask for understanding that the student will not be eligible for a badge this year.

Upcoming Events in Term 1

Music Performance Uniform

By now, most students in the music program should have collected their performance uniform from the Boutique. This uniform will be first required for the St Agatha’s Concert and the Autumn Concerts. If your daughter is still to collect her uniform or has not organised a uniform, please contact Mrs Hinder in the Boutique as soon as possible. Students involved only in the BIGs program are not required to have the performance uniform.

AHEP and SHEP Middle School Nominations

Each year the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, presents a number of programs that provide an intensive environment of musical excellence. The Australian Honours Ensemble Program and the State Honours Ensemble Program, Middle School (Years 6-9), are two of the programs that our students are able to be nominated to participate in. While the standard of each of these programs is very high and offers to attend the programs are highly sought, this year has seen a record number of St Rita’s students be nominated. We wish the best to all of our nominated students.

Music Support Group

It was wonderful to see a number of new faces at our first Music Support Group meeting held a number of weeks ago and it was also great to see a good turnout at the AGM last night. St Rita’s has a long-standing tradition of parental support and we are grateful for the strong backing that this group provides for the music students and the music program at large. There are a number of events that the MSG will be looking for some extra helpers including the upcoming Autumn Concerts, Wizard of Oz and the largest event undertaken by the group, Rita’s Longest Lunch in Term 2. Please keep a look out for requests via the College App.

MySRC and Music Department Communication

To make sure that you receive all of the most up to date music information via the College App, please log in to MySRC and select “Join a Group or Activity” from the left-hand menu and choose “Music” and, if you wish, “Music Support”. You can then receive push notifications directly to your device and not miss all that is happening in the Music Department. All performance and event information will also be posted to MySRC and through the College App.

Sport
Swimming
Cross Country
Water Polo
CaSSSA Sport
Netball - Vicki Wilson Cup and Vicki Wilson Shield

Swimming

CaSSSA Swimming

With the CaSSSA Championship Meet fast approaching there has been a lot of activity down at the pool. The team was announced on Monday 1 March following the final time trial night on Friday 26 February.

We wish to congratulate all girls who participated in the meets this season, you have helped compile one of the strongest teams we have put together. Many girls have had to perform above the standard that it took to make the team and win events last year to just make the St Rita’s team in 2021.

We wish all the girls our very best for a successful competition on Thursday 11 March.


Met North Swimming

Seven students represented St Rita’s on Wednesday and Thursday 24 and 25 February at the Met North Trials at Lawnton Pool. It was a successful day of competition with a number of students being selected to represent the region at the upcoming State Championships at the end of March. Special mention to our Year 7 swimmers Maddison Ashby-Cliffe and Ruby Crowther who travelled to and from Year 7 camp to take part in the competition.

Mr Michael Bromley

Head Coach, Swimming

Cross Country

Cross Country Pre-Season Training has started on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings 6:15am from ‘the Flat’. If it is raining, training will go ahead but may move to Sr Assumpta or Eirene. Please wear your St Rita's sports singlets or shirts and St Rita's bike pants, correct running shoes, no phones. For further information see the Captains: Harriet Bourke and Alice Dalton; Teachers Mr Mundell and Mr Barry; Head of Sport Mr Robinson.

This year we will once again attend QLD Running meets as part of our preparation for Interhouse and CaSSSA Championships. The first race we will attend is on Saturday 13 March at 7th Brigade Park, Geebung. The race times are 2:35pm for 12 and 13 Years (3km) and 3:00pm for 14-17+ Years (4km). Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your race to register and warm up. Please wear your St Rita's sports singlet and bike pants. 

The Interhouse Cross Country Carnival is only five weeks away and we encourage as many girls to attend training to prepare for this event.

Mr John Mundell and Mr Shaun Barry

Teachers in Charge, Cross Country

Water Polo

Last Rounds

We are coming to the end of the round games for the BWPI Season. We currently have nine teams in contentions for finals, which is very exciting! All of the teams have worked so hard throughout the season, and we look forward to celebrating everyone’s efforts at the Presentation Evening on 13 March. 


Finals

Semi Finals will be played on 20 March, with Finals played on 27 March. Game times will be released closer to and posted on MySRC. We would appreciate any support to cheer on our girls!

Ms Madison Wall

Head Coach, Water Polo

CaSSSA Sport

We are up to Round 4 of CaSSSA Term 1 sport and there have been some outstanding performances across  numerous sports. Special mention must go to:

  • Junior Indoor Cricket team who are not only undefeated but have won by an average of 70 runs – amazing performances
  • AFL 16 and 9 a side teams who have had some wins and loses but have played with passion and heart. 

All the girls should be very proud of their efforts and how you have represented St Rita’s College


CaSSSA Tennis

We are almost halfway through Term 1 of Tennis and all ten St Rita’s College teams should be proud of what they have achieved thus far. Special mention must go the Open A and Intermediate A teams who remain undefeated. Keep up the amazing work girls, we look forward to seeing if you can keep the winning strike alive!


Cross Country

Cross Country carnival is scheduled for Thursday 1 April (last day of Term) at Shaw Park. There is an expectation that all students participate. It doesn’t matter how fast you run, you can walk if you wish. What matters is getting involved and showing support, all while earning points for your House.

Don’t forget that Cross Country training sessions are on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:15am-7:45am (at the College – meet on the Flat). Again, this is open to all students, of all abilities and will provide great assistance in the lead up to the carnival.

Netball - Vicki Wilson Cup and Vicki Wilson Shield

St Rita’s College will be entering the Vicki Wilson Cup (Open to Years 7 to 12 students), and Vicki Wilson Shield (Years 7 to 9 only) for 2021. 

Trials will be held on:

  • Thursday 11 March 3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Friday 12 March 3:30pm – 5:30pm (invite only) 

Being a member of the Vicki Wilson squad will entail a certain level of commitment and it will be expected that every member attend all training sessions. The training commitments are:

  • Monday morning training – 6:30am – 8:00am at SRC
  • Friday morning training – 6:30am – 8:00am at SRC
  • Tuesday or Thursday morning Cross Country Training – 6:30am – 7:30am at SRC

Training will commence Friday 19 March and run through to Friday 18 June. This will extend to 6 August if the team makes the finals. 

It is important to note that these trials will be completely separate to the CaSSSA Netball trials that will be held Thursday 18 and Friday 19 March – more information regarding CaSSSA trials will come soon. However, the Vicki Wilson Squad will comprise of the Open CaSSSA teams. This means that if you are successful in making the Vicki Wilson squad you will not need to trial for the CaSSSA sport teams that will be running in Term 2.

To nominate for the Vicki Wilson trials please complete the appropriate nomination form that can be found on MySRC under Notices.

In other Netball news, St Rita’s have seven girls that made the squad of 20 to represent North Independent at the Met North Trials. Good luck girls.

Mr Dane Robinson

Director of Sport

Pantry
Fortnightly Hot Menu

Fortnightly Hot Menu

Week Commencing Monday 8 March 

Monday

Fried Rice                                             $5.00

Chicken cous cous tagine                       $7.00

Ravioli with creamy Napoli sauce           $5.50

 

Tuesday

Sweet and sour pork                             $7.00

Beef mince pie and chips                       $7.00

Vegetarian spring rolls                           $5.00

Bolognaise with penne                          $5.50

 

Wednesday

Beef and black bean with steamed rice  $7.00

Chicken schnitzel and chips (g/f avail)    $7.00

Steamed dim sum                                 $4.00

Basil pesto penne                                  $5.50

 

Thursday

Honey chicken with steamed rice           $7.00

Beef burritos with potato gems (g/f avail)   $7.00

Vegetable fritters with homemade tomato relish   $4.00

Bolognaise with penne                          $5.50

 

Friday

Homemade vegetarian lasagne              $7.00

Stir-fried Hokan noodles with vegetables           $5.00

Vegetarian curry puffs                           $5.00

Salt and pepper calamari                       $5.00

Broadbean pesto penne                        $5.50

 


Week beginning Monday 15 March

 

Monday

BBQ pork skewers with crispy noodles   $5.00

Middle eastern sumac spiced lamb with pearl cous cous $7.00

Vegetarian bolognaise with penne         $5.50

 

Tuesday

Beef burger with cheese, special sauce and gems           $7.00

Mongolian beef with steamed rice         $7.00

Fried wontons                                       $4.00

Chicken pasta bake                               $5.50

 

Wednesday

Peking style pork with steamed rice       $7.00

Butter chicken and basmati rice             $7.00

Vegetarian spring rolls                           $5.00

Bolognaise with penne                          $5.50

 

Thursday

Honey chicken with steamed jasmine rice          $7.00

Roast beef and gravy roll with chips       $7.00

Steamed dim sum                                 $4.00

Feta and basil arancini                         $5.00

Penne with ham and Napoli sauce         $5.50

 

Friday

Battered fish and chips with homemade tartare sauce    $7.00

Spinach and fetta pie                            $5.00

Grilled vegetable bao buns                    $5.00

Basil pesto penne                                  $5.50

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Year 7 Camp

Year 7 Camp

Our Year 7 cohort spent two nights at Camp at QCCC Mapleton last week for their Outdoor Education program. Students had a blast and built confidence with a jam-packed schedule of activities: canoeing, abseiling, bush skills, the giant swing and 'leap of faith', just to name a few!