The Southern Cross : December 2012
Page 18 December 2012 www.thesoutherncross.org.au The Southern Cross Centacare Catholic Family Services presented an exposition of its programs and services at AAMI Stadium in October. Centacare staff and interested stakeholders had the opportunity to view detailed information about each of Centacare's 80 programs and discuss referral options and the nature of the services offered to clients. It was also a chance for stakeholders to offer input and provide feedback to Centacare staff. With over 300 in attendance and a very positive reaction to the expo it is likely the event will be repeated next year. A number of Centacare workers will be presenting at the National Pastors and Pastoral Associates Conference 2013 from February 5-7. For information on the conference, visit www.adelaide.catholic.org.au EXPO: Kaitlyn Tilley from Centacare's 'Bilby Bus' mobile playgroup with Pastoral Associates Pauline Crocker and Anne Ryan. Centacare on show Fight against poverty North Adelaide's St Dominic's Priory College has been recognised for its anti-poverty message with a national award. The all-girl Dominican school was chosen by Victorian Community group Connections Uniting Care as the 2012 Anti-Poverty School Award recipient. The school received a trophy and sporting goods valued at $2500. "Throughout each year, the staff and students are dedicated to promoting a better life for all, and helping to turn the tide of poverty," said student Anna. "St Dominic's is a community which thrives on values such as respect, understanding and compassion." Principal award Mercedes College Principal, Mr Peter Daw, has been awarded a 2012 South Australian John Laing Professional Development Award from the Principal's Australia Institute. Peter was nominated by a peer for his commitment to professional learning, leadership of professional learning, professionalism and his capacity to inspire leadership actions in others. Reference was made to Peter's commitment to supporting the profession, his involvement in various boards and committees and the mentoring role he plays. Art prize Mercedes College Year 12 student, Julia Kaethner, has been awarded the Benjamin James Young Artist Award for her water colour series Sensitivity of the Human Condition at the Stirling Fine Arts Exhibition in November, 2012. Hosted by St Catherine's School, the Stirling Fine Arts Exhibition brings together the talents of many known and emerging artists. A focus of the exhibition is to promote and encourage young emerging artists. The Benjamin James Young Artist Award supports this promotion and acknowledges their work with the winner receiving $1500. Marcellin scholarship The development of young people in the southern suburbs is the focus of a scholarship program offered by Marcellin Technical College to junior players of South Adelaide Football Club or children of the club's members. Sam Hamilton and Beau Wakely were the recipients of the SAFC scholarships this year and two more scholarship holders will be announced in February. Located at Christie Downs, the college offers a two-year school- based apprenticeship program in the traditional trades and some other specialist disciplines. SAFC's CEO Ben Kavenagh said "the partnership between the club and Marcellin Technical College certainly provides a mutual focus on developing young people of the south". | news In brief GOLF RESULT: The Annual Catholic Charities Golf Day on September 10 raised $7000 for Auricht House, part of Centacare Catholic Family Services respite care facility. Annie O'Neill from Catholic Charities presented the cheque to Bernie Victory from Centacare. Four Catholic school students are amongst six winners of the inaugural SA Chartered Accountants Scholarship for 2012. Mercedes College student Lachlan Raffen, Rostrevor College's Harry Mlaco, St Ignatius College's Cameron Ortlepp and St Aloysius College's Shazleen Azeez joined Tahlia Hall from Brighton Secondary School and Liam Grosvenor from Adelaide High on the scholarship list. Winners of the Scholarship will spend a day in the life of a Chartered Accountant, paid work experience placement with elite firms across Adelaide during their first year of university and $1,000 towards their study expenses. The assessment process involved students submitting an application form with their Year 12 academic results to date; details of work, work experience and extra-curricular activities; and answering some behavioural based questions. Shortlisted students attended an interview where they were asked some behavioural questions to learn more about each applicant. The scholarship will be offered again in 2013 with support from the accounting profession. Aspiring sportswomen from Mary MacKillop College heard about Claire Tallent's heartbreaking disqualification from the Women's 20km Walk at the London Olympics this year when the old scholar attended the school's annual sports evening. Claire (pictured) graduated from Mary MacKillop College as Claire Woods in 1998 and she flew back to Adelaide from Canberra to share her journey, and that of her silver medallist husband Jarrad Tallent, to the audience of 300. Her address included footage of her training experiences in Russia, China and Italy. A silver medal winner in the 20km walk at the 2010 New Dehli Commonwealth Games, Claire spoke of the hard work, the long hours, the altitude training and the travel. She also talked about the vibe of the London Olympic Village and then showed the televised press conference on the day after her disqualification from the race. Claire said she recalled fondly her time at Mary MacKillop College and brought the message of valuing the important things in life like family and relationships. Claire's sporting ambition when she was at school is quoted in the 1998 College Yearbook: "To work at sport & be the best in Australia." Principal Kath McGuigan, said Claire was a wonderful example of the MacKillop girl in the motto 'know more, do more, be more', but most importantly was a genuine person who truly reflected the Josephite charism of the school and its founder Mary MacKillop. SHOPPING SPREE: Our Lady Queen of Peace student leaders Dylan, Monica, Enrico and Molly (pictured) joined Acting Religious Education Co- ordinator Mrs Jenni Mulraney at their local Kmart Store where they bought $1000 worth of baby clothes from money raised at the school's social justice day. The Albert Park students presented the baby clothes to Mr Bob Byrne from Vinnies at a school assembly. Mr Byrne said that baby clothes were not donated often and would be much appreciated by many families in need. Budding accountants Olympic walker's journey BEAN COUNTERS: L-R Cameron Ortlepp (St Ignatius), Tahlia Hall (Brighton Secondary School), Shazleen Azeez (St Aloysius College), Liam Grosvenor (Adelaide High) and Lachlan Raffen (Mercedes College).