Savio Campus News

We celebrated an enormous amount of student achievement at our recent Savio Campus Assembly. It is great to see so many students representing the College and getting involved in a variety of activities.


The school team won this event which was a great effort. Congratulations to Sean Perry (Year 8, O’Grady House) and David Tyquin (Year 8, O’Grady House) who were part of the winning team.


I was delighted to read the following about Riley Vernon (Year 8, MacKillop House) in the Great Gisborne Gazette:

“Riley made a sensational 137 not out on Saturday. The young man from Gisborne played in the Senior E Grade Semi Final as the opening batsman for the Dragons as they made it through to the Grand Final after bowling out Macedon for 150. Vernon now boasts extremely impressive numbers in senior cricket this summer with over 300 runs. He also plays for the Central Highlands Development Squad.”

Swimming Champions

The following students were our 2015 Swimming Age Champions:

Year 7 Girls – Sienna Braini BL and Madison Kleiner NN

Year 7 Boys – Ryan O’Leary MY

Year 8 Girls – Kate Bourke CN

Year 8 Boys – Reuben Faltiska BL

Cross Country

Well done to Naughton House who won the House Cross Country in a very close competition. Our Age Champions were:

U13 Girls – 1st Sophie Daniels CN, 2nd Georgia Hutchison MP, 3rd Bridget Allen OY

U13 Boys – 1st Ben Zarb CN, 2nd Tom Belleville NN, 3rd Mitchell Bruce OY

U14 Girls – 1st Keara Fitzgerald CN, 2nd Emily Floreani MP

U14 Boys – 1st Alex Foster MO, 2nd Ned Young BL, 3rd Casey Ryan CN

SACCSS Cross Country

Following their success in our school cross country a number of students represented the College at the SACCSS Cross Country. We had an outstanding day, winning the Junior Girls and the Junior Boys and coming first overall in the Junior division against 11 other schools.

The U13 Boys team was: Mitchell Bruce, James Hall, Zac Vescovi, Tim Smith, Tom McDermott, Jack Iatrou and Josh McDonald. Benjamin Zarb came second place in this event.

The U13 Girls team was: Sophie Daniels, Georgia Hutchison, Bridget Allen, Demi Young, Ava Salopayevs, Madeline Hendy and Emily George. Madison Kleiner came second place in this event.

The U14 Boys team was: Brandon Pappa, Jack O’Neill, Callum Gundy, Harrison Jones, Alex Foster, Ned Young, Casey Ryan, Ronan Coughlan, Josh Emonson, Joseph McInerney, Erik Galeotti and Lachlan Goodfellow.

Our U14 Girls team was: Keara Fitzgerald, Emily Floreani, Kirby Elliott, Shannon Horton and Mia Bergamasco. Lily Scanlon came second place in this event.

Premier League

In the first round we played Antonine College. Antonine were only able to field Soccer and Basketball teams so all our other teams had the first round off. We won all our games against them and it was especially pleasing to note that the boys’ soccer won their first game which has not happened for some time.

In the second round we played CRC North Keilor. The results were wins to the Netball, Girls and Boys Volleyball, Girls and Boys Soccer. The AFL team lost by only 2 points.

This week we played Kolbe College. The boys’ basketball won, as did the girls’ netball and basketball. The AFL team won by a massive 98 points and the boys’ volleyball won, after a tense game which went to 5 sets.

Premier League cannot happen without the staff who give up their time to coach and manage teams and we recognised their efforts at our assembly. Thank you to:

Mr Dragwidge – Boys Basketball

Miss Grech - Girls Basketball

Mr Kardash – Girls Soccer

James Ogilvie – Boys Soccer

Miss Duffy – Netball

Mr Hannan – AFL

Mr Mocciaro – Boys Volleyball

Mrs Stone – Girls Volleyball

Let’s congratulate our staff.


We also recognised our team captains:

Girls’ soccer – Hannah McDermott and Miette Lane Welsh

Boys’ Soccer – Max Barker

AFL – Jackson Cardillo

Netball – Malainey Clark

Boys’ Volleyball – Mitchell Caplin

Girls’ Volleyball – Matilda Gavaghan

Boys’ Basketball – Tyson Hamilton

Girls’ Basketball – Alexandra de Bono

Top Work Effort Term One

Our students have had time over the past few pastorals sessions to reflect on their interim report and set some goals for this term. I was very disappointed to see a number of students getting 1’s and 2’s on their report. We are not all academically gifted but all students do have absolute control over their effort, behavior, organization and homework. No student should be getting less than a 3 in these areas. Students who are struggling have been guided to talk with their Homeroom leader about some strategies to improve.

There were some excellent reports and we acknowledged the top ten students who gained the highest results for effort, behavior, homework and organization.

In Year 7 they were: Alexandra Cairney, Dana Carrafa, Sasha Hirst, Joseph Honner, Alice Mitrevics, Alannah Monaco, Jaye Nalder, Emilia Rigby, Jaala Van de Duim, Indiah Watkins and Benjamin Zarb.

In Year 8 the top students were: Mia Bergamasco, Mia Dawson, Emily Floreani, Alex Foster, Olivia Halliday, Olivia Harper, Jakob Kaucki, Zachary Tickner-Smith and Edith Spiers.

College Media Team

Our College Media Team have been working hard with Miss Adamson to take photos and videos of events here at school. The team is: Cate Agius, Lauren Tacey, Ashley Cole, Alex Dyer, Jemma Brand, Lachlan Seisun and Kyah Popp and we thank them for the great videos on the swimming and athletics carnivals we have had a chance to enjoy at our assemblies.


This week our students will sit the Naplan tests. Salesian College does not teach to these assessments but we do encourage our students to do their very best in order to provide us with accurate data to inform our teaching practice and best support our students.

Narelle Stone