The Southern Cross : May 2012
Page 16 May 2012 www.thesoutherncross.org.au The Southern Cross The Southern Cross is giving away a brand new iPad3 to the secondary school student who submits the best video clip representing what Living Catholic means to him or her. The YouTube video must be no longer than two minutes and must contain original content such as interviews, filming of an event or news report. The best entries will be featured in future editions of the digital version of The Southern Cross and the major winner will receive the iPad3. The competition is open to all secondary school students in South Australia. Any students featured in the video must have provided their consent. Please email the video link to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, age, school and address by June 18. For more information including consent requirements, contact Jenny Brinkworth on 8210 8117 or email email@example.com. Morning session: 11am---12.30pm Afternoon session: 2pm---3.30pm • Animal Studies • Automoピve • Carpentry • Commercial Cookery • Electrotechnology • Cabinet Making • Metal Fabricaピon • Mechanical Engineering • Viピculture OPEN DAY SUN 27 MAY 2012 MAKE A SMART MOVE for education, training and careers.. Contact Alana on 8186 9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register your a─endance Marcellin Technical College is a co-educaピonal Catholic secondary college in Chrisピe Downs. The college oders a two-year program commencing in Year 11. Complete your SACE and get into trade at the same ピme. We oder training in the following areas: NEW! ACCELERATED PROGRAM INTO TRADES For students Year 10 and 11 who would like to start their trade career from the middle of 2012 Children are wise from birth: expert More than 500 educators and parents packed the Entertainment Centre to hear South Australia's newest Thinker in Residence, Carla Rinaldi, share her thoughts on the importance of treating children as unique, able-minded citizens of the world. "They are citizens from birth," said Professor Rinaldi in her inaugural public lecture on March 27. "They are citizens now and they bring in their hands the future." Many at the lecture included Catholic school teachers, principals and parents keen to hear from Professor Rinaldi -- president of Reggio Children and director of the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Among the crowd were South Australian Governor His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce and Premier Jay Weatherill. Mr Weatherill described the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood learning as "the key to a happy life". "This approach is important to me: treating a child as a citizen, an active learner with a unique pathway to learning...(and) children taking part in the learning process not just receiving it ... parents are partners in the process," he said. Professor Rinaldi said educators and parents needed to broaden their image of the child and their understanding of children's learning. She said children were protagonists in their own learning, capable of thinking, reflecting and communicating in many more ways than just verbal, and with many rights that needed to be respected and revered in their uniqueness. "The image of the child should be strong, rich, confident, intelligent," she said. Professor Rinaldi will return to Adelaide later in the year to work with Catholic Education South Australia as a partner in this year's Thinker in Residency program. Gleeson College students recently raised more than $16,000 for the fight against cancer through their annual Cancer Council South Australia Relay for Life event. Held over 20 hours over the last weekend of Term One, students participated in a candle ceremony whereby candles were purchased and then placed around the track to light the way for runners as the night took over. The Cancer Council presented the crowd with information on the different types of cancers, the tests for early detection and the focus that the money raised will help in finding a cure as well as provide support for family, friends and all those affected by cancer. The ceremonies that took place in the evening allowed participants to listen to testimonies of cancer survivors who have fought and won, current sufferers, and those who have had families and friends who have fought and lost their battles with cancer. The gathered crowd assembled in reverence and reflection. Students, old scholars, family members, friends and staff worked as a community to help reach the target of $100 for each student. There were also donations from the local community. Rallying to fight cancer | schools Win an iPad3 LIGHTING THE WAY: Gleeson College students rallied together in a 20-hour running relay to raise $16,000 for cancer research.