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The Australian Government is delivering a new world-class Antarctic icebreaker
and we want Australian students to help name it!
The new icebreaker will be a modern, sophisticated ship that will shape the
future of Australia’s Antarctic endeavours for decades to come.
The ‘Name our Icebreaker’ competition has been designed to engage Australian
students in Australia’s Antarctic Program and expand their understanding of
Antarctica, its environment, climate, history and Australia’s role there.
The competition is open to Australian students from year 5 to year 8 (or
recognised equivalent). Entries will be accepted from a class or registered
learning unit, not from individuals.
You can discover more curriculum-aligned teaching resources from the
Classroom Antarctica home page.
For more information, visit: classroom.antarctica.gov.au/icebreaker
46c Albert Street Warragul VIC 3820* Ph 5623 2064 *E: email@example.com
A NEW support group for
women who have experienced
or who are still experiencing
domestic violence has started
up at Wonthaggi Neighbour-
hood Centre in Wonthaggi.
It’s called ‘HOPE for Wom-
en’ said the group facilitator
is Theresa O’Dea, herself a
domestic violence survivor
“It’s about providing a safe
and quiet space for women
to share their experiences,
hopes and wisdom gained,”
The support group meets
on the first Friday of the
month from 10am to 11am
with the next meeting be-
ing July 7. Interested women
may contact the centre for
HOPE in Wonthaggi
Theresa O’Dea, left, runs HOPE for Women at the Wonthaggi
Neighbourhood Centre. She is with centre coordinator Jan Bourne.
IF RUNNING your own business was as
much fun as the inaugural ‘Mackillop 500’ was
last Wednesday, June 7, then everyone would
be doing it!
However beneath all the jocularity and fun
that played out over lunch, while entries in the
event raced their creations around a circuitous
course, was an important exercise for the Year
10 students in Mary MacKillop College’s ‘Money
& Markets, Law & Finance’ classes.
They followed up on a visit to the Phillip Is-
land 500 Supercars Race in April this year by
staging their own version of the supercars event
on the college oval.
And while the muscle cars were replaced by
cardboard constructions, some of them quite elab-
orate like the Riseley’s Transport entry construct-
ed by the VCAL students, many of the lessons in
event management were there to be learned.
Students used it as a hands-on experience as
business operators, learning how to initiate a plan,
perform and evaluate a business activity, and de-
velop their recording, research, management, re-
viewing, leadership and team-building skills.
Ten business groups were established to create
a whole-school event and ‘The MacKillop 500’ was
born looking at such things as sponsorship, pro-
motions and marketing, entertainment, food and
drink, the media and of course the competitors
who really turned out in force and fine colour.
All of the college’s resources were brought
to bear on constructing the vehicles in various
themes with a military tank, Pope Mobile, Ken-
worth truck, school bus and your classic Let’s
Go Barbie car among the entries raced around
the oval to ultimate glory.
And it wasn’t just a case of who went over the
line first. The condition of the vehicle at the end
was also important as some ventures fell by the
wayside. But that’s business.
According to organisers, including Julia Les-
lie and Rebecca Rostolis, the day was highly
successful on a lot of fronts and the school
would consider running it again next year.
How to succeed in business
and have fun doing it
Members of the winning ‘MacKillop 500’ team, aboard the Harleys’ Bus entry were Cade
James, Alfie Herbert and Dion Renton. m142417
What would a Catholic school novelty car race be without the obligatory ‘Pope Mobile’?
An unholy mess you might say! But making miraculously good headway in ‘The MacKillop
500’ last week, in their own version of the Pope Mobile were Chelsea Patton, Sandra Sabu
and Georgia Burns. m182417
The teachers also entered the inaugural MacKillop 500 with mixed success for Jacinta
Johnston, Kate Dwyer and Laura Muranty. Their Voyage Fitness sponsored entry went the
distance but the students certainly had the teachers beaten for pace. M222417
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