Important Notices

Important information for all families.

National Health & Physical Education Day

On Wednesday 14 September the Health & P.E department are celebrating National Health and Physical Education Day by asking staff and students to wear their favourite sporting club guernsey.

Jumpers may be worn all day by the students, but must not be worn to and from school.

A super boot (longest AFL kick) competition will be held at recess on Kinnoull Oval. The winner will receive a football jumper of their choice.

Library News

Our opening hours have changed for the better!

Tiverton Library hours remain unchanged at 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday. However, the Kinnoull Library has extended its hours to 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday.

If your son needs to remain at school after 4pm, please direct him to the Kinnoull Library. It is warm, safe and well-staffed, and he is most welcome there.

Mrs Susan Jost
Library Manager

Keys Please

Good drivers aren’t born. They are made. And the best way to become a good driver is to get plenty of driving experience. But sometimes, learning how to change gears, or even how to change lanes can seem a breeze compared with the challenge of getting your parents/guardians to hand over the car keys. Keys Please can change that!

As part of the Personal Development program, De La Salle College is hosting a Keys Please session for Year 10 is on 2 September 2016.

The Keys Please program covers

  • Why 120 hours of driving practice?
  • Importance of the partnership between supervising driver (parent) and learner driver (student)
  • Stages of learning to drive
  • Staying safe on your P’s
  • Resources that are available for Learner Drivers/Supervising Drivers

There is also an online parent/supervising driver resource at: www.vicroads.vic.gov.au. Search for ‘Lessons from the Road’.

Ms Haylene Peipert
Personal Development Coordinator

Malvern Junior Cricket Club

Registrations are now open for the 201617 season.

MJCC will once again field teams in the Inner South East Cricket competition and offer Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Sunday morning cricket across the U11, U13 and U15 age groups, including turf teams for Sunday U13’s and U15’s. Teams are graded in the U13 and U15 age groups.

All registration is online via the above website and open until 9 September 2016. Registrations received after this date will go onto a waiting list and places offered as they become available. Register by 28 August 2016 and receive your early bird discount.

See our website for further details.Register at www.malvernjunior.vic.cricket.com.au

Melbourne Racing Club – Race Day

The Lasallian Foundation has been selected as one of 13 local charities to be supported at this year’s Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) Race Day. It’s a family friendly day out and is the MRC Foundation’s way of giving back to the community, with a focus on children and young people. This is the third year this race day has been conducted and promises to be great day out for the whole family with lots of activities for the kids. It will be held on Saturday 17 September 2016, 12pm — 4:30pm.

It’s a very affordable day out with general admission tickets $25, concession $10, and all children under 14 are free. There’s a range of hospitality on offer ranging from BYO picnic through to corporate packages in the various restaurants at Caulfield.

The MRC have organised plenty of free activities, music and entertainment as well as seven races. We are arranging some craft and other activities to help raise awareness of the Lasallian mission in the educational service of the poor. The other charities are also organising a raft of different activities.

Details of the race day and tickets can be purchased are our website https://www.lasallianfoundation.org/ways-to-help/events/ways-to-help—mrc-race-day-2016

Volunteer La Salle: Cambodia 2016/2017

Lasallian Volunteer programs operate in many parts of the world with a connection to the De La Salle Brothers who provide dedicated Volunteers for a stipulated period of time in service to schools and agencies of the Brothers whose Mission is to serve the poor. Acting out of faith, rooted in the Gospel, and sharing community with the Brothers and other Lasallians, the Volunteers empower the poor by personalised service primarily through education. Lasallian Volunteers change the world for the better and discover themselves transformed in the process.

LA SALLE PO THUM, CAMBODIA

The De La Salle Brothers originally arrived in Cambodia in 1906 and established some very well-regarded schools in Phnom Penh. However, due to the changing and volatile political situation, they were forced to flee the country in 1972.

The Brothers from Vietnam returned to Cambodia about ten years ago after a request from the Bishop of Phnom Penh to educate the poor. This demographic includes poor Cambodian and migrant Vietnamese children.

On January 6, 2006, a new house was blessed by the Bishop of the diocese of Phnom Penh and was named ‘De La Salle House’. This day — January 6 — was chosen in remembrance of 140 years since the first six French Brothers came to Vietnam (January 6, 1866).

The Brothers are hoping not just to educate the children directly but to help the local community understand the value of literacy, numeracy and education.

La Salle School opened in December 2011. This school will accommodate up to 200 children but the Brothers are already planning the second stage of development, with an adjacent parcel of land already purchased for the expansion of the school. This complements the small hostel run in central Phnom Penh to support young disadvantaged boys in accessing education.

2016/2017 VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (proposed)

Thursday 29 December 2016 — Gather in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Hotel Accommodation (modestly priced). Preparation / induction / sight-seeing / purchasing resources
Monday 02 January 2017 — Travel to Po Thum by tuk-tuk. Volunteer program at La Salle School, Po Thum commences
Friday 13 January 2017 — Final day & debriefing at La Salle, Po Thum
Saturday 14 January 2017 Travel to Phnom Penh. Conclusion of Volunteer Program

COMMITMENTS TO JOIN THE PROGRAM

  • Financial Cost of travel to/from and around Cambodia, as well as hotel accommodation in Phnom Penh. A contribution for food and hospitality in Po Thum will be required. Travel insurance is covered by Lasallian Mission Council however should you wish to take out your own insurance, especially for travel pre and post the program, it is advisable.
  • Professional Ability to bring to the program particular skills to share in and with the community. “Working With Children” and Police checks.
  • Spiritual Openness to share prayer/reflection and celebrate liturgy with the community.
  • Personal Time and energy to prepare for and debrief the volunteer experience.

TIMELINE TO PO THUM

Friday 14 October 16 Expressions of interest and submission of Application Form close
Friday 28 October 16 Shortlisting of the group of volunteers
Friday 18 November 16 Confirmation of flight details to/from Cambodia & post-program travel
Thursday 29 December 16 Volunteers gather in Phnom Penh
Monday 02 January 17 Commencement of volunteer program at La Salle, Po Thum
Friday 13 January 17 Depart La Salle, Po Thum

CAMBODIA…WHAT WOULD IT COST?

ABSOLUTE BASE COST would come to just over $1750.00 plus your own spending money, some food costs and medical preparations: for example = as at 24/08/16:
— Air fare: Sydney to Singapore to Phnom Penh (return) on Singapore Airlines = $1318.00
— Travel insurance (www.comparetravelinsurance.com.au) = from $60.00 (optional for pre/post travel)
— Hotel accommodation (4 nights in Phnom Penh) = $165.00
— School donation (food/accommodation & donation to the community) = $200.00
— Visa for Cambodia = $30.00

TOTAL = $1773.00

PLUS your own spending money, medical preparations, personal food costs, internal travel, costs associated with food, travel and accommodation for those continuing after 14 January 2017.

VOLUNTEER LA SALLE: CAMBODIA…HOW DO I APPLY?

1. Complete the online APPLICATION FORM: http://www.delasalle.org.au/about-us/lasallian-volunteers
2. Email to: vls@delasalle.org.au or
3. Contact Br Tony for an application form: anthonycummins@delasalle.org.au

APPLICATIONS DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER 2016

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