The Southern Cross : February 2011
Page 16 February 2011 The Southern Cross www.adelaide.catholic.org.au back to school Public Address (PA) Visual Presentation Systems Performance Lighting Systems Church -- School -- Board Room Retail Display -- Hospitality Projection -- Plasma/LCD -- Screens PA Systems -- Hearing Loops Sales -- Installation -- Service -- Hire Keith Ellison 0411 556 075 Greg Hallam 0411 550 417 Campbelltown: 8365 0377 -- Fax: 8365 0677 www.tecsa.com.au A Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of St Mary MacKillop Commemorating the Canonisation Sydney via Penola and Melbourne 7th---17th October, 2011 Travel in 5 star coach comfort on this eleven day guided pilgrimage. Reasonable prices. Excellent accommodation. Visit places associated with St Mary MacKillop • Penola---the beginnings • Melbourne---the place of her birth • North Sydney---the place of her tomb • Other signi cant sites along the way For further information, please contact Mary MacKillop Centre Phone (08) 8364 5311 or call in to the Centre 19 Phillips St, Kensington White building at the rear of St Joseph s Convent Inter-tech Education SMART board PD Term 1 Sessions (presented by Joanne Villis): NO NEED to BYO LAPTOP! All participants will be provided with a computer and Internet access. Location: Rostrevor Junior College (Glen Stuart Rd, Woodforde, SA) Cost: $165 including morning tea and lunch To r e g i s t e r : Visit http://inter-tech.com.au, download and then fax the registration for to 7225 6928 Inter-tech Education is proudly supported by Rostrevor Junior College, under the guidance of Principal Larry Spry. Date Course Title Suitable for: 4th March SMART boards Reception -- for Beginners Year 12 18th March SMART boards Year6-- and Maths Year 9 25th March SMART boards Reception -- and RE Year 7 27th April SMART boards Reception and Maths --Year 2 28th April SMART boards Year2-- and Literacy Year 5 Nominated for her passionate involvement in social justice, Year 12 Mount Carmel College student Aimee Brownbill has had the honour of receiving a Highly Commended Certificate as part of the Student Citizenship Awards 2010 from the Order of Australia Association. As Mount Carmel College's 2010 Social Justice Leader, Aimee has been passionate about social justice for most of her life. "I just think life can be so unfair and I genuinely like helping people. I want to help others to understand what social justice is and be part of a group that takes action," Aimee said. "Through having my own share of experiences, I feel like I know and can understand. I know if I can get a chance, why can't everyone else?" According the South Australian Branch of the Order of Australia Association, the Student Citizenship Awards aim to recognise young people who contribute selflessly to school and/or general communities. They exemplify the Association's objective 'to foster love of and pride in Australian citizenship.' Aimee played a large part in fully establishing the Social Justice Group leadership role at Mount Carmel College and has since been instrumental in continuing to get students and the College community involved in numerous events and activities to bring social justice forward. In between her studies, Aimee has been involved in taking action for social justice including serving food at the St Vinnies Night shelter for the homeless, organising a movie night to raise much needed funds for One Village (a local organisation that supports a specific village in Uganda), attending seminars run by Caritas Australia. Aimee was also selected to attend the Make Poverty History Road Trip this year, as well. Aimee also won a St Vinnies Social Justice Award in 2009 and again this year, and takes part in volunteering on the Edmund Rice Camps for disadvantaged children each year. TAKING ACTION: 2010 Social Justice Leader Aimee Brownbill with members of the Mount Carmel College Social Justice Group Luke Bredberg and Jesse Watts. Mount Carmel College student and promising filmmaker Cory Sampson is keen to hit the big time when he enters his self-made movie in Tropfest, the world's biggest short film festival. His seven minute film tells a 'real to life' story of a high school student's unfair war with bullying and the impact it has on a young person's life. "I saw a true story on A Current Affair about a young girl who had endured bullying and subsequently took her own life. This was the inspiration for my film and I wanted to tell of something realistic that actually happens," Cory said. His film, Life Sentence, will be one of more than 650 short films to be entered in Tropfest. Sixteen finalists will be selected. "There is a lot of talent out there and it will be hard, but I'll see how I go." ̨ Tropfest is known for providing an avenue for budding filmmakers to break into the Australian and international film industries. Tropfest will be held in Sydney on Sunday, February 20. Passion for social justice Young filmmaker shoots high NEW TALENT: Mount Carmel College student Cory Sampson with fellow student and producer, Brianna Hooper showing the graphic for his film Life Sentence to be entered into Tropfest, the world's biggest short film festival.