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Volume 29 | Issue 16 | 17 November 2016 CRICOS Provider No: 02799F
www.sgc.sa.edu.au | 8159 8100
Reception to Year 4 Performing Whole School Event Reception to Year 12
When: Tuesday, 29 November Time: 6:30pm Where: Senior Campus Performing
Arts and Sports Centre
2016 CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Please note that we will be continuing Homework Club in Term 4, from Week 2 until Week 6:
Senior Campus Library
Thank you Daniella Marciano Head of Co-Curricular
HOMEWORK CLUBTERM 4
Please contact Campus School and College Wear for any queries on: 8346 0830.
UNIFORM SHOP HOURS
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL Mrs Gina Kadis
Congratulations to our Students
The Pan Macedonian Society sponsors a competition for all students in South Australia who are studying Modern Greek. This years theme was Greek Music, Musicians and Musical Instruments. Students were encouraged to be creative, innovative and community focused. They could make a poster, model of a musical instrument, PowerPoint presentation or video of a Greek Song. Many of our Junior and Senior Campus students participated this year and the winner was announced at the Dimitria Festival on Sunday, 13 November 2016. I am delighted to announce that Savva Miltiadous (Year 3) from St George College won First Prize. This is well deserved and we sincerely congratulate Savva on this achievement. A big thank you to our talented Modern Greek teachers at St George College for encouraging our students to participate and learn more about our Greek culture and the special place Music plays in the hearts of all our family celebrations. We also congratulate Year 11 student Yanni Delengas, who has been accepted into the Australian College of Sport for 2017. Yanni has been a student of St George College since 2005. He has most notably been a valuable member of the College Soccer Team participating in numerous tournaments locally and interstate. This talent has now led him to further pursue his interest in sport, gaining this prestigious position with the Australian College of Sport. We wish Yanni great success in his new venture. We look forward to hearing all about his future sporting triumphs and seeing him accomplish his future goals. Keep in touch Yanni!
Years 5 & 6 Performing Whole School Event
Academic, Sports and Service Prizes
Reception to Year 12 When: Thursday, 8 December Time: 6:30pm Where: Senior Campus Performing
Arts and Sports Centre
2016 SPEECH NIGHT
Savva with Mr Mitroussidis, member
of the Pan Macedonian Society
Remembrance Day | Friday, 11 November 2016 This is the second year St George College has commemorated this significant occasion by getting together as a College community. Last Friday, students from ELC to Year 11 (Year 12s have SACE Examinations) had an early recess and met in the Senior Campus Performing Arts Centre for a moving assembly coordinated by Mrs Patrizia Sale and led by Miss Irini Penglis and Mr Ben Hall. Congratulations to our student leaders George Toumazos and Bradley Adam (Year 8) together with Demi Balderanos and Nemanja Veselinovic (Year 10) who shared precious war poetry to provide heartfelt reflections to us all, on the hardship experienced by many proud Australians during war. A big thank you to our Year 5, 6 and 7 students for designing and creating paper poppies, with assistance from Mr Shepheard, Mr King, Mrs Ktanis, Mrs Sonia Vogiatzis, Mrs Ruby Gates, Mrs Rita Rossidis and Mrs Chryssanthe Paronis. Thank you also to Costa Andresakis for co-ordinating all the media presentations. These poppies were sold to students and staff, to raise money for our local RSL. We are delighted to have raised $112.65 at the Junior Campus and $125.00 at the Senior Campus. We look forward to welcoming a representative from the RSL to join us in an upcoming assembly, so we can present them with a donation of $237.65 to go towards the brilliant work they perform to support war veterans and their families.
MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
Mr Peter Karamoshos
Year 6 Master Chef Challenge I had the pleasure of attending the Year 6 Master Chef challenge last week and what a terrific experience this was. It was amazing that our students in Year 6 have the confidence and skills to plan, prepare and create delicious and pleasing three course meals. I was lucky enough to be one of four staff who were charged with the responsibility of judging the meals. The quality and range was extremely impressive. The meals included bruschetta, salt and pepper squid, chicken skewers, chocolate dipped fruit, parfait, salmon blinis. Not only were the groups measured against presentation, creativity and taste but their customer service was also part of the consideration. All students in the groups had specific roles, with some involved in back of house while others were the face of the group. All Year 6 students are to be congratulated for their willingness to take on a challenge of this type and step completely out of their comfort zone. Their teacher, Mrs Ktanis should also be acknowledged for providing her students with a real life hands-on learning experience.
Year 7 End-Of-Year Celebration Thanks to a number of our hard working parents, the Year 7 students had a wonderful end-of-year celebration dinner at the Carrington Centre on Friday, 11 November. Our tight sense of community was reinforced through this occasion where the brightly decorated venue gave our students an opportunity to enjoy each others company. Students made an effort to dress up for the evening and they all looked a lot older than Year 7!! They enjoyed a sumptuous meal and an award presentation. Music was provided by our own DJ, Costa Andresakis from Year 11, and while dancing was slow at the start, everyone got involved when the Greek music came on. A big thank you to the mothers who organised the evening, particularly Angela, Maria and Nicky.
MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL Mr Peter Karamoshos
Semester 2 Examinations The Semester 2 Examinations are rapidly approaching. Whilst important, exams should be seen as simply another assessment type which will give students and teachers another piece of information to determine progress. Students should take pride in their exam performances (as they should in all aspects of their schooling), through making a concerted effort with their revision and achieving the best possible result. The exam timetable is as follows:
Good luck to all our students on their end of year exams!
On Thursday, 10 November, Year 9 students embarked on their overnight stay at Monarto Zoo as part of their City to Country Program. Upon arrival at the Indaba Bush Camp site, the students unpacked the bus, stocked the fridge and then headed off on a Safari Tour. After lunch, students were taken to the cheetah enclosure where they had the challenge of seeing how many wheelbarrows and buckets of dolomite they could fill in 30 minutes to prepare the site for the cheetahs. Students grabbed shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows, and with plenty of determination, they shoveled, raked and carted wheelbarrows for the full 30 minutes. An excellent achievement by all students, displaying great team work skills. Students returned to the campsite to set up their tents and help prepare our evening meal. After dinner, students went on a night walk, taking in the sounds of the lions and the spotted hyenas who were close by. Students awoke early for a morning walk, taking in a spectacular sunrise and then participated in a number of challenging activities that will help develop life-long skills in terms or working effectively as a team member, build confidence, taking calculated risks and problem solving. Emma, Monarto Zoos Education Officer, was pleased with the students efforts throughout this session, stating that they showed persistence and teamwork to achieve these tasks. The camp concluded with a tour of the chimpanzee enclosure. Over the two days, students were encouraged to foster a sense of community and get back to nature without the modern day distractions that they are accustomed to. I hope the Year 9 students will use this hands-on experience to keep them on track for the rest of the year and use the skills learnt to prepare confidently for their exams. Michael Rodas | Director of Wellbeing
MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Miss Stephanie Kosmetos
Road Safety with Reception This term, both Reception classes have been learning about Road Safety. They were lucky enough to visit the Road Safety Centre to build on what they were learning in the classroom. The children participated in an interactive presentation, which followed with the practical session of riding bikes on the mock road. The children had to stop at traffic lights, look for pedestrians, go around a roundabout and follow the road rules, all whilst having a lot of fun. The children had a wonderful time and learnt invaluable skills. Melanie Goudie and Helen Pappageorgiou | Reception Teachers
Scarecrows! What is a Scarecrow? Where do you find Scarecrows? How do you make a Scarecrow? These were just some of the questions that initiated plentiful discussion about an exciting project taking place in our ELC. Once again, St George College Preschool collaborated with Bunnings to provide an amazing opportunity for the children to engage in a hands on nature experience. This great project stemmed from our ELC who organised a fundraising event for