This week at Kildare College we have been celebrating National Science Week. The aim of National Science Week is to foster an interest in science, encourage curiosity and give students an opportunity to engage in activities outside of the classroom. This week students have been involved in activities centred around this year’s theme; Innovation: Powering Future Industries, including watching the War on Waste, competing in robot wars, coding binary bracelets, and creating balloon powered rockets. These activities have focused on how innovation in science and technology is essential for driving the growth and development of various industries and will play a critical role in our future as a society.
We would like to celebrate the achievements of our Year 8 STEM MAD team consisting of Sophie Polkinghorne, Bianca Lagana and Prabhjit Kaur. STEM MAD is a competition designed to promote STEM learning initiatives that address real-world problems and demonstrate how students in Catholic schools take action that matters. This year these students focused on the core value of caring for our common home, with sustainability and the environment as areas of focus. These students successfully made it through to the CESA STEM MAD Showcase with their project, a Specialised Air Purifying Ecosystem, which is their creative solution to reduce carbon dioxide levels in highly used areas. These students have worked incredibly hard on this project throughout Terms 2 and 3 and we were delighted and so proud when they won First Place and the People’s Choice Award at the showcase. Congratulations!
We would also like to congratulate the achievements of the students who entered the Oliphant Science Awards – Photography competition. This competition fosters creativity by allowing students to use their photography skills to communicate science content in a clear, accurate and original way. This year Zoe Wright in Year 8 was awarded 1st prize for her entry titled ‘Ready for my Close Up’ which is a fantastic achievement! Emilie Butler and Caitlin Hawkins, also in Year 8, were given Highly Commended acknowledgements from the judges for their entries. We congratulate all students on their amazing efforts!
Kildare College and St. Aloysius played their first-ever Intercollegiate netball match. The anticipation had been building for weeks amongst both Colleges senior students. The excitement culminated in a thrilling game resulting in Kildare’s victory with a final score of 46-24.
As our year 12 students filled the bleachers and cheered on the netball team, staff and students alike had the privilege of witnessing a remarkable display of dedication and sportsmanship from both teams. The match exemplified the essence of healthy competition and unity within both school communities.
From the start, it was clear that both teams were determined to give their best. Kildare’s cohesive defensive strategy and precise shooting showcased their teamwork. St. Aloysius’ showed persistenceand their efforts kept the match intense, but Kildare’s skills and speed prevailed.
Beyond the score, the match highlighted the sportspersonship shared by players, coaches, and supporters. The camaraderie on display enhanced the positive spirit of Intercol sports.
Kildare’s victory marked not only a historic milestone but also reinforced the values of hard work and teamwork. We celebrate this achievement while eagerly anticipating further successes in our Intercollegiate sports journey. Congratulations to everyone for making the event a success.
It was a great night of fun and friendly rivalry at the Kildare College Quiz Night held at the Alta Villa Club on Saturday 12 August. We would like to acknowledge the tireless work of the P and F Committee who did a great job in organising the event. We would also like to thank our Quiz Master, Richard Milne, who had the challenge of keeping everyone on track as The Matilda’s fought for their place in the final with an exciting penalty shootout.
We couldn’t have had such a successful evening without our Kildare community’s generosity in supporting the event by donating prizes and the committee who gathered sponsorship, vouchers, prizes, and even a $250 cash prize for the raffle.
Congratulations to the teachers’ table who were the winners on the night and went home with some great prizes. The team that came last was presented with laser printed Kildare College wooden spoons.
It was wonderful to have a sold out Quiz Night with 150 people gathered together at a community building event and we once again thank you all for your support.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Cafe Va Bene
De Conno and Blanco Insurance Brokers
Nutrition by Yvette
Glynburn Gourmet – The Market Deli
The Marche Club
Mellors Gourmet Meats
Mila Coffee Co.
Premium Metal Prints
Sfera’s Park Suites and Convention Centre
Bunnings Warehouse Australia Modbury
La Crema Coffee