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Italian Opera night

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Hello folks!

Queensland pops Orchestra is organising a special event: “Viva l’Italia Supremo”!
The manifestation is held at The Events Centre in Caloundra.
Don’t miss this special occasion on Sunday, May the 17th at 2pm

Book now at: theeventscentre.com.au
Phone: 5491 4240

Here we are friends!

A brand new and equally interesting movie about Mafia phenomenon and its implication with Italian government. A funny and also sad story directed by Pierfrancesco Diliberto.
Awarded best comedy film at the 27th European Film Awards.

Something you can’t miss it!!!

A COMEDY DRAMA MOVIE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES SHOWING ON TUESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY AT 10:00AM WITH COMPLIMENTARY MORNING TEA $7.00

 

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Happiest moment of the year is about to come and we are ready to celebrate!

Don’t miss our dinner at Arnica Waterfront in Maroochydore: 35$ per person and you can enjoy a real Italian meal from Italian Chef! Ask us how to participate!  😎

In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Revolution at Italian School Committee

ISC welcome the new Professor Eleonora Borghesani, who is preparing a new educational program aimed to improve Italian Language and Culture in an effective and funny way.New books and workbooks, updated according to the latest educational theories, will be distributed to all attendees! Come and learn the language of Dante, feel the Art and the passion and take part in all the amusing activities we are going to organized this term in order to have fun and improve your Italian. Yuo can enjoy a lovely coffee Italian style, watch a nice movie in original language ( with subtitle) and have an amazing italian pizza!

Buono studio e buon appetito!

Tomorrow movie!

Don’t miss the movie tomorrow September 9th 10am at Italian School Committee: “Fantastico Via Vai” by Leonardo Pieraccioni

An hilarious Italian comedy with English subtitles.

Movie + complimentary morning tea ONLY $7.00. Can’t miss it!  😀

 

Read comments for the plot!  😉

Let’s Play! Italian Language Children’s Playgroup

Italian Language Children’s Playgroup

The playgroup will return on Monday / 3rd of February 2014. Come & join the classes at the Italian School Committee premises and encourage your child to learn a second language at an early age.  The activities include songs, stories, games, etc.


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Christmas morning tea at the ISC

Dear All,

 On behalf of the ISC Staff & Management Committee and ITAL UIL , we would like to thank you for attending our X’mas morning tea the morning  last   Friday /  November 29.

Every one had a great time, feasting on panettone and prosecco and sharing stories and good tidings.

To all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

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Gabriella Matacchioni Director of the ISC wins Sunshine Coast Multicultural Award.

Held yesterday night at the elegant Arnica Restaurant on the Waterfront of Maroochydore,  the event celebrated and  recognized  residents of the Sunshine Coast that have contributed to the Multicultural landscape of the region.

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Director of the ISC Gabriella Matacchioni took home the highest honor of the evening over a field of 10 worthy finalists. The Social Excellence award was bestowed upon Mrs. Matacchioni for her 28 years  of tireless dedication to the Italian School Committee, and the work that the Committee has done in establishing for the  Sunshine Coast a wealth of social, academic and cultural programs. In her acceptance speech Mrs. Matacchioni outlined the story of the Committee, that in spite of many adversities is still serving the community at large.

Distinguished winner of the evening was also Ms. Vivienne Dawalebe who won the award for marketing and management.

A VERY FUNNY MOVIE! THE ISC PRESENTS “VIVA L’ ITALIA” TUESDAY / 12TH NOVEMBER

Bring your friends and family a very funny movie Tuesday 12th of November at 10:00 a.m.

Imagine a world in which politicians are compelled to say exactly what’s on their minds all the time. That’s the basic premise of Viva l’Italia, the sophomore directorial effort from Massimiliano Bruno. If you think that sounds hilarious – well, you’d be right. But let the implications of that state of affairs roll around in your mind for a minute, and you’ll realize it’s would be way more complicated and much darker than you might have initially realized.

Viva l’Italia‘s starting point is immediately engrossing. Corrupt senator Michele Spagnolo (Michele Placido) suffers a stroke while romping in bed with his favorite showgirl, leaving the part of brain that controls inhibitions damaged. He starts telling the truth – about everyone and everything, all the time. And it’s not all politics. His three children – son Valerio (Alessandro Gassman) the family screw up who only has a job thanks to his father; daughter Susanna (Ambra Angiolini), a two bit actress who succeeds via connections rather than talent; and son Riccardo (Raoul Bova), the successful doctor who hasn’t spoken to his father in years – all rush to the senator’s side and suffer the consequences of his new found honesty.

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Of course automatic, around the clock honesty comes at a steep price and no one wins here. In Viva l’Italia, the message in more political than personal, despite the sticky family dynamics that are addressed. Bruno paints a scathing portrait of the current state of affairs in Italian political and public life, touching on some well trod themes – the damage done by worthless but well-connected people and the plague of a strictly self-interested and immoral political elite. You might expect a feature film to collapse under that kind of weight, but Viva l’Italia asks enough “what ifs” to satisfy even the most politically jaded movie-goer.

 

“SI’ SIGNORE” WE ARE STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS AT THE ISC…

To satisfy the concerns of many that have called or have come to knock on our door outside of business hours we would like to let you know that we are still open…In spite of rumors stating otherwise.

Our Hours of Operation are Monday and Wednesday 9  am to 5 pm.  Friday 9 am  to 4 pm.  Tuesday and Thursday 10 am  to 5 pm.

So please come and say hello.  If you need to call us during our business hours our phone number is 07 54443122. “A presto”

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL THE OZZIE DADS FROM THE I.S.C.

What Is A Dad?

A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail…

– Unknown

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My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

– Jim Valvano

The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children, is to love their mother.

– Anjaneth Garcia Untalan

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I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.

– Sigmund Freud