Pedare - The Vine Newsletter Issue 16 for 2019

The Vine Issue 16 – 2019

October 25, 2019
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Mr Andrew Whiteman


Mr Andrew Whiteman

Acting College Principal Report

Mrs Lauren Brooks


 Mrs Lauren Brooks

News from the Middle School


 Ms Jan Robertson



News from the Senior School

Mr Randall Pearce


Mr Randall Pearce

News from the Junior School




Leadership and opportunity are the theme for Year 4 throughout Term 4. Students returned to school to enjoy the Year 4 Leadership Camp, an overnight stay at Pedare. The program was guided by Emily Gregor of Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures and the Junior School Teacher team.

Many new experiences and milestones are approached and achieved during the evening. The Year 4 cohort have used reflection to remember key events and their positive experiences and challenges from camp.

  • “The tent setting up was so hard! I thought I knew how to build a tent, but it was so windy that some tents went flying! At the end, my group did it. My tent buddy was my BFF which means I felt comfortable. It was hard to sleep, but at least I got some sleep.” – Maddy
  • “Orienteering was a pleasant experience. It was fun following a map around the school and completing the challenges. During orienteering we collected our parts billy kart. Some people were scared, so I gave them confidence because I have driven race carts before.” – Kacie
  • “On 18 and 19 October, Year 4 had camp at the school. We set our tents up in the afternoon which was quite hard because of the strong winds. We got there in the end with other groups helping out once they were finished. Even though I woke up at 5.30 am, in the morning we had to stay in our tents until the wakeup call – What Does the Fox Say?” – Bailee
  • “The billy carts were a fun activity and taught kids to build and do things that they have not done and gave them skills to work it out.” – Alec
  • “The food at camp was delicious! We had a barbecue for dinner. The next day for breakfast we had cereal and yummy bacon and egg muffins!” – Tyson
  • “At our Year 4 camp when we were sleeping away for the first time, we were a bit nervous. Although, with our friends we were comforted and made it through the night. At the start of the day, we found out who we were going to share a tent with. My tent partner was Simaira. When we all went to sleep it was very quiet. When we woke up, it didn’t feel different to any other night. I think camp was super fun!” – Ella P
  • “When we went to camp, we put up our own tents! It would have been very hard if the Wilderness staff weren’t there. I am very thankful that they came to our school for us. We also made billie carts. There was 6 different teams too split up in. My team put our cart together and won the race!” – Zac

Mr Jay Callaghan & Ms Simara Conroy – Teachers, Year 4



Congratulations to the following students who were inducted as the 2020 Senior School College, Community, Arts and Sports Captains at Assembly on Thursday 17 October. Also, congratulations to the Surrey Community for being the winners of the Community Cup for 2019:


2020 College Captains – Maya Smale & Cooper Schahinger


2020 Brooklyn Captains – Breanna Garvin & Ryan Przibilla


2020 Eldergreen Captains – Sarah Whittington & Phoebe Armitage


2020 Greenwith Captains – Thomas Corker & Airlea Lane


2020 Hillcott Captains – Jacob Whenan & Oliver Shephard-Bayly


2020 Surrey Captains – Ravi Moodley & Ella Forrester


2020 Arts Captains – Liliana Carletti & Meg Carlin


2020 Sports Captains – Cooper Murley & Isabella Bogan


2019 Community Cup Winners – Surrey



Friday 25 October was the last official day for the 2019 Year 12 cohort. Students, parents, families, Home Group teachers and Community Coordinators gathered in the Wattle Centre and enjoyed a morning tea together. It was a wonderful opportunity for Year 12s and their teachers to say some final goodbyes before heading to the Chapel for their formal Assembly and to be presented with a parting gift of a commemorative T-shirt and candle. After a very moving Worship and presentation, everyone made their way to the Wattle Courtyard to be entertained by the Year 12s farewell production. This was followed by all College students forming a guard of honour. From the Wattle Courtyard, students meandered on to the oval and ended back at the Chapel, where Year 12s were able to say goodbye to their Reception buddies, before congregating in the Chapel Foyer to sign their T-shirts.

A fitting end to Class of 2019 before they return to the College to sit their exams.




On Thursday 24 October, Pedare held their annual Spring Carnival. This is always a wonderful event, with staff and students enjoying a wide variety of great food and fun entertainment including; a Jumping Castle, Bungee Run, Dunking Machine, Trench Warfare and Sponge Throw. Teacher Dares were once again a highlight of the day. Spring Carnival is a wonderful opportunity for our 2019 Year 12s to get dressed up in costume and spend their second to last day at the College with their peers. This year it was a Western Theme with the Wattle Centre looking fantastic decorated with hay bales, cactus and banners.

Spring Carnival is also a major fundraiser with all money raised going to the children of Mpugwe Primary School in Uganda to help provide life changing sustainable land care programs for them.




On Tuesday 15 October, the One+ Engineering Scientific Studies class went to the University of South Australia for a Radar Group Technology workshop and Campus Tour. During the practical workshop, students used a sonic motion detector, microphones, computer software and linear measuring instruments to simulate radar of stationary and moving objects. The campus tour included visits to the Physics and Engineering Laboratories and a presentation on different courses and where they can take you.

Ms Sam Ireland – Acting Learning Area Coordinator, Science




On Wednesday 16 October, the Year 10 Essential English class went to the Adelaide Advertiser Print Centre in Mile End as part of their unit of work on newspaper articles. The students were informed about the printing process of the Adelaide Advertiser and other newspapers. They were taken around the Print Centre by a retired worker from the Advertiser who showed the students the process of printing from the story inception to its completion. Students enjoyed themselves and were shocked at some of the statistics and costs involved in the newspaper production, such as $12million for one printing press machine. “It was interesting to think about how much money needed to be made for the newspaper just to make a profit,” said one of the students. Overall, this was an interesting excursion and one that the students were all too well aware may not be possible in years to come as the industry faces challenges from the online world.

Mr James Goodall – Acting Learning Area Coordinator, English



On Thursday 24 October, 13 intrepid travellers touched down after nearly 2 weeks of sightseeing, meeting people and soaking up the culture in China. They stopped first in Beijing, visited our sister schools in Jinan, took in the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and then spent a few days in Shanghai before heading back down under.

There will be more detail to come in future weeks, but here are some comments from the students’ blog:

  • “China’s No.1 circus world was amazing and spectacular.”
  • “I loved today and even though the language barrier was hard we all made friends that we will keep forever.”
  • “After a visit to a market, although the day was long, and our feet are still aching everyone made some exciting purchases and loved the experience.”

Ms Susan O’Connell – Learning Area Coordinator, LOTE




Congratulations to Ethan Weber, Year 11, who competed at the KAR National Dance Competition held at Westminster College on Saturday 12 October. Ethan gained three Top 1st place trophies in the Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary troupes with one taking out first place overall for his age group.

Well done Ethan.


Congratulations to Bella Weber, Year 5, who competed at the KAR National Dance Competition held at Westminster College on Sunday 13 October. Bella gained Elite Top 1st place trophy for 12-14 Jazz troupe which also received an award for the Top High Scoring dance for their age group for the day across all forms of dance. Her Top 1st place trophy for 12-14 Lyrical troupe also won a Judges Choice Award for dancing from the heart. Their troupe also won an invitation to New York City for a 6-day dance.

Well done Bella.


Christopher Murrell, Year 8, recently enjoyed being part of The Wizard of Oz – The Arena Spectacular at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre during the school holidays. He was in the Mass Ensemble along with 700 other school students.

Christopher enjoyed the experience so much; it has given him great aspirations to pursue acting once he has finished school.


Congratulations to Amy Hill, Year 10, who achieved a Credit for her Comprehensive Flute, Grade 6 Examination in September.

Well done Amy.



Extra-Curricular Sports feature articles and results below:

Sport Report


Last week saw the first round of matches for the final term of the Summer Sport season at Pedare.

Nine Pedare teams are competing in the SADNA Summer Netball Competition, with the Intermediates (50-20) and Sub Junior 1 (28-3) teams picking up Round 1 wins against Tango and Banksia Park.

All Pedare’s Tennis teams had strong wins in Round 1. On Friday afternoon, the Year 6 team travelled to Rostrevor and came away with a 4-sets to 2 win. Year 7s also had a good home win against PAC (8-1) with a special mention to Amelia S and Jitesh V who won an epic Tie Break in the doubles. On Saturday morning the 8/9s also recorded a victory over Pulteney grammar at home, winning 12-0.

Year 6 and Year 7 Basketball is also alive and strong with both Year 7 teams picking up wins this week. Steven K and Nicholas W were amongst the best players for their teams.

Saturday morning Cricket kicked off last week with some great individual performances across the 6/7 and 8/9 teams, with Ashley D taking 2/17 in his first game. Volleyball will officially kick off tonight with both Pedare Middle teams playing at home against PAC and Pulteney and the Senior girls will begin their Term 4 season at Mary Mackillop tomorrow.

Good luck to all teams this weekend!

Mr Josh Willis – Director of Sport 6-12





  • U10 Boomers – Pedare vs Keithcott Knights – TBA
  • U12 Panthers – Pedare vs GS Shooters – Won 26 – 18
  • U12 Stars – BYE
  • U12 Year 5/6 – Pedare vs Kings Thunder – Won 26 – 18 (MVP Tom)
  • U14 Blue – Pedare vs Pedare Red – Draw 23 – 23
  • U14 Red – Pedare vs Pedare Blue – Draw 23 – 23 (MVP Dylan, Steven)




  • U10 Boomers – Pedare vs Prescott – Draw 12 – 12
  • U12 Panthers – Pedare vs Pedare Stars – Won 22 – 4
  • U12 Stars – Pedare vs Pedare Panthers – Loss 4 – 22 (MVP Edward)
  • U12 Year 5/6 – Pedare vs Prescott Titans – Loss 9 – 28 (MVP Tom)
  • U14 Blue – Pedare vs Prescott Gladiators – Loss 31 – 38 (MVP Dylan)
  • U14 Red – Pedare vs Rostrevor 6/7A – Loss 16 – 69 (MVP Ryan)


  • Year 6/7 – Pedare vs Stradbroke PS – Loss 3/87 – 4/92 (MVP Jamin, Ash)
  • Year 8/9 – Pedare vs Unley HS – TBA


  • Sub Junior 1 – Pedare vs Central District 1 – Loss 9 – 38 (MVP Anabella)
  • Sub Junior 2 – Pedare vs Tango 3 – Loss 3 – 79
  • Sub Junior 3 – Pedare vs Para Hills Wanderers 4 – Loss 11 – 22 (MVP Lorcyn)
  • Junior 1 – Pedare vs Tango 2 – Forfeit
  • Sub Primary 1 – Pedare vs Banksia Park 2 – Won 28 – 3 (MVP Whole Team)
  • Sub Primary 2 – Forfeit
  • Primary 1 – Forfeit
  • Primary 2 – Forfeit
  • Intermediate 1 – Pedare vs Tango 2 – Won 50 – 20
  • Intermediate 2 – Forfeit


  • Primary 1 – Year 7 – Pedare vs PAC 1 – Won 8 sets – 1 (MVP Whole Team)
  • Primary 2 – Year 6 – Pedare vs Rostrevor Red – Won 4 sets – 2
  • Middle 8/9 – Pedare vs Pulteney Grammar – TBA


  • Pedare 1 – Pedare vs Pedare 2 – Won 2 sets – 1
  • Pedare 2 – Pedare vs Pedare 1 – Loss 1 sets – 2
  • Senior Girls – BYE




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SWAT Youth (Years 7-12)

Meets Friday each week during school term at 7:30pm. Come for a great time of games, friendship and Bible discussion. We meet at 19 Perseverance Rd TTG. Click here for more details or phone Dave on 0403 723 953.

Weekly Services – Check out our web site for more details.

Sunday@8:30: Prayer book service – weekly communion.

Sunday@10: Family service and specific children’s ministries.

Sunday@6pmYouth, young adult and those young at heart. There is no children’s program but drawing supplies and a withdrawal room are available for your young ones.