Prendiville Catholic College

14 October 2016

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It is that time of year where we have our Year 12 students front and centre. They enter a special period of time as the transition from secondary school to the wider world. The current Year 12 cohort have been an amazing group of students and their impact on the College will be everlasting. On behalf of the College community, we praise the cohort for the wonderful spirit and commitment they have displayed in their years at the College right up to their very last day in Term 3.

On this day the Year 12 students celebrated with a beautiful and dignified breakfast at Joondalup Resort. This was a wonderful occasion and we were all inspired by the student address which highlighted the united spirit of the group. In the words of Curtis Heeley and Francesca Harris “We have each others backs, we look after each other”.

At the final assembly we celebrated as a whole school community. Our message to the Year 12's is one of hope and optimism for a magnificent future. The students presented the College with a plaque with the everlasting words on it to inspire future generations:


The coming weeks for our Year 12 students are very busy with exams, Graduation and Awards Evening. These are the final events that mark our Class of 2016's rite of passage beyond Prendiville. As always our Year 12 students will be Prendiville forever and they will be remembered and known beyond not just their good grades and achievements but for the wonderful young people they are.

For your children

Mark Antulov



On the evening of Monday 24 October 2016, our Year 12 students will formally conclude their secondary schooling at Prendiville Catholic College. This is a special occasion for students and their families and the College endeavors to make this evening memorable for all. It is with pride I share information with you about the 2016 Graduation evening.

The College is happy to hold Graduation without placing a limit of numbers on family numbers. A warm welcome is extended to students and their family members to share the graduation experience.

THE CEREMONY - Celebrate

Graduation will commence with the Graduation Mass, followed by the Graduation Ceremony and then a sharing of a delicious supper to conclude the evening. Graduation Mass will commence at 7.00pm sharp.


Graduates no charge. Adult guests and friends $20 per person attending (Graduates are not required to purchase a ticket for themselves). No charge for siblings.

TICKETING – trybooking

Tickets are available for purchase via

All tickets must be purchased on or before Friday 14 October 2016, in order to finalise catering arrangements.

We look forward to sharing in a very special evening together.

Ms Karen Black

Director of Mission and Identity


Hey .. let's face it, we don't turn thirty that often. Well, we thought we'd do something a little special to continue our 30 year celebrations. Ingredients: 1 Year 10 maths class (essential for calculations), their teacher (Kim Williamson), intricate line markings, a lush green oval, a couple of drones and operators, a sunny day (Sept. 16th) and finally 1,200 well organized staff and students. Simple really .. Oh and 38 minutes in the early afternoon. Enjoy our FUN !!

Prendiville Catholic College - Celebrating 30 Years (2)


On Wednesday 7th September, nine Year 11 Earth and Environmental Science students departed to Kalgoorlie, 614 km east of Perth. We were lucky enough to meet with many experienced geologists and mining engineers who dedicated their time to teach us about the geological history and mining in Western Australia along with some of the largest operating mines in the world. Our class was extremely fortunate to visit many significant places in Kalgoorlie. We also were able to do fun activities such as glow in the dark rock climbing, squash, hockey and going to the cinemas.

Our first day consisted of a seven hour bus ride to Kalgoorlie. On the way we stopped in the small town of Merredin for a nice lunch. We arrived at the Goldfields Camp School at 4pm and this would be our home for the next three nights. After that we went to the YMCA recreation centre to go glow in the dark rock climbing and then played intense games of hockey and squash.

The next day we headed off to the Enterprise Gold Mine, near the town of Ora Banda. We were privileged to speak with Pat and Helen about the mine and also two mining engineers. For lunch we went to the famous Broad Arrow tavern. This is a small tavern in a mining ghost town where you can write on anything! Here we also experienced the best burgers! We headed off to play an intense game of two-up, where everyone, especially Mrs Relo-Fisher, showed their competitive side. Next was the most significant part of the trip, the Super Pit. It was a huge privilege to be able to see and go inside one of the world’s biggest open pit mines! We were all shocked at how big it was! It was an amazing opportunity for all of us to experience as it is extremely important to Western Australia's mining history and also our present economy. We finished the day at Orana Cinemas to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

The second, and final full day in Kalgoorlie started off with a traditional bush breakfast. We cooked our breakfast over an open fire and also ate some kangaroo. Our next stop was Mount Hunt to complete some important field work. We went on a 4km walk looking at the history of the oldest to youngest rocks that contain the minerals mined in Kalgoorlie. We were privileged to be joined by two senior geologists from the Department of Minerals and Energy to guide us on our journey. It was an amazing experience to see 2.5 billion years of history and the view from the top of Mt Hunt was spectacular. Hannan’s North Tourist Mine was another highlight of our trip. We had the opportunity to go gold panning and attempt to find gold. Most of us were unsuccessful but with dedication and persistence Mr Van der Kwast was able to find four pieces! It only took him an hour and a half! Our last stop was really a wonderful sight. We visited the Super Pit again. Here we were able to view the mine in action at night.

The Kalgoorlie trip is something we students will remember forever. Not only were we fortunate enough to learn so much about Western Australia's mining history and significance to the state’s economy but we also created friendships that will last a long time. We all learnt so much in this short time and it really was a once in a life time opportunity that we will all cherish forever.

Kayla Devellerez

Year 11 Earth & Environmental Science student


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Congratulations to Tanisha Lizzi (Year 9) who is one of 44 finalists from schools throughout Australia in the prestigious Black Swan Prize for Portraiture Youth Awards. Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, the Black Swan is WA’s only portrait prize.

The youth finalists will be announced at a special Awards Night on Wednesday 19 October 2016. Tanisha’s work will be on display in the city until the 21st October.

Times: 8:00am - 6:00pm weekdays only

Location: Tower 1, Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA.

Cost: Free to attend

Eamon Matthews

Art Coordinator


Art Club Award – Olivia Hauser (Year 7)

Year 10 Art Award – Ella-Rae Studman

The Golden Can Award – Blace Antonio (Year 11)

Year 11 Art Award – Hannah Norris

Year 12

Best Digital – Jessica McGaw

Best 2D – Harry Tatchley

Best 3D – Imogen Wise

People’s Choice Award – Brianna Hunter

Overall Winner

Prendiville Art Prize – Neve Cunningham


Monday 17 October, 7pm

Italian Classroom S9

Parents of all CURRENT Year 9 and 10 students of Italian and Art are invited to attend for information on dates, itinerary and cost.

We look forward to meeting you.


The end of Term 3 was extremely busy for the Performing Arts Department. In just three short weeks the Music Presentation Evening (formerly Spring Soiree), Arts Week, Chamber Music Soiree and Year 12 Drama Night all took place. Each event was a huge success due to the hard work of the students, Performing Arts Staff and Arts Captains. Thank you to our 2016 Performing Arts Captains, each of whom have worked tirelessly to help make this year a success.


Music Presentation Evening showcased the repertoire that our large ensembles have been working on this year. The Senior Concert Winds, Junior Winds, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble performed under their directors to an audience of family, friends and students. Senior Concert Winds had a special guest conductor, with “The Doctor” (aka our 2017 Head Boy Bailey Porro) travelling through time to conduct the theme from Doctor Who. The Music Captain and Prefects were announced for 2017, as well as the award winners from the various areas in Music Congratulations to all award winners and students involved. A special thanks to the ensemble directors Mr Bill McAllister, Mrs Kathryn MacNeil and Mr Chris Marquand for preparing the ensembles for their performances.

Outstanding Contribution in Music Junior: Mitchell Holden

Excellence in Music Junior: Mikayla Fernandez

Outstanding Contribution in Music Senior: Justin Farinosi

Excellence in Music Senior: Joseph Bell

Musician of the Year: Bailey Porro

2017 Music Captain: Whitney Brodalka

2017 Music Prefects: Tristan Muggridge and Dylan Holden


Arts Week was organised and run by our Performing Arts Captains and Prefects. Students signed up to participate in a range of different activities, workshops and concerts during the week. Arts week hit the ground running with the Year 12 VET music students holding a phenomenal lunchtime concert in the Redmond Theatre, hosted by Arts Captain Emily Hall. Tuesday lunchtime saw a Hip-Hop workshop and Drawing Masterclass, followed by a busy Wednesday with Buskers Day, a Stage Voice Workshop led by Drama Captain Phoebe Parker, and another Drawing Masterclass. Theatre Sports and Trick ‘n’ Flips Workshops were extremely popular on Thursday lunchtime, followed by a highly entertaining Lip Sync Battle in the Redmond Theatre on the Friday. The week concluded with the Chamber Music Soiree on Sunday afternoon. Families were treated to a lovely afternoon of chamber music, featuring the Flute Ensemble, Middle School Chamber Choir, String Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, Girls Vocal Quartet, Clarinet Ensemble and Senior School Chamber Choir.



On Wednesday 21st September, the Year 12 ATAR Drama class put on an outstanding showcase of Scripted Monologues and Original Solo Productions. The evening significantly captured all of the hard work put in by students throughout the year and they are to be commended on their enthusiasm, energy and creativity as evidently seen on the night. I would like to wish the Year 12 ATAR Drama class the very best of luck for their final WACE Exams - Break A Leg!


ATAR Study Guides

Year 11 & 12 study guides, in most ATAR courses, are available for loan from the Library.


Wheelers eBooks are available through the Student Dashboard under the Library tab. New titles are continually being added to our Wheeler’s Platform eBooks…check them out through the student dashboard on your iPads. Go to Student Dashboard~Library~Wheelers. Tap the ‘Sign In’ tab and use your PCC User Name & Password to sign in. Once you’re signed in tap ‘Browse’ then scroll down until you see a book you want to read; tap on it then tap ‘Borrow Now’. ***Hint faded out books are already on loan and so not available. A ‘Loan Successful-Ready to Read’ message will come up. Tap ‘Read Now’ and you’re away…Happy Reading!!!

If you have any problems getting onto the ePlatform please come to the Library for help.

Reading Forums

Watch this space for the titles of novels which have strong female protagonists coming soon!


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Welcome to our TechSpot. This section of our newsletter is for students and staff to share tips, tricks, ideas and apps to do with technology at Prendiville.

This week, we have some strategies for using technology to prepare for exams and other important end-of-year assessments.

1. Delete any files you don’t need (including games and non-school

apps) during exam time.

If you have a lot of Pages or Keynote files, for example, it is a good idea to remove those that are not useful to you anymore. We don’t mean all the school files, but the more relevant the saved work, the better – and the less distracting!

2. Use the Timer and/or Reminders to set study sessions.

Set yourself short but effective study sessions for 20-30 minutes. Give yourself a little break and a reward at the end of each one to help keep you motivated. Add motivational messages to your Reminders to help you stay on track! Productivity and list-making apps such as Remember The Milk and Google Keep are really useful, too.

3. Use mind mapping and useful revision tools.

Popplet, and MindMeister are all great for making mind maps that mean something. Connect your ideas together to get an overview of the main points, and use colour to help categorise them. Quizizz and Quizlet are other Web apps that you can use to create bright, virtual flash cards and questions – or use pre-made material from others.

4. Download resources from Coneqt.

If your teacher has used Coneqt to share materials with you, you have a whole library of help sitting online. Go over the coursework and take fresh notes. This might also be the place to find old exam papers.

5. Take a break away from the screen.

Try using other methods that don’t require your iPad in order to give your brain a break. This could involve quizzing a friend, drawing the main ideas on paper or making physical flashcards.

If you need help with iPads or just want to ask a question, feel free to drop into the iPad Helpdesk in the Library at lunchtimes. We will be happy to give you assistance.

Mrs Melissa Marshall

eLearning Coordinator


Youth Awards

Applications for the 2017 round of the Ctiy of Joondalup Youth Awards are now open and will close on 25 November 2016. Students in Year 10 or equivalent can apply for an amount of $1000 to assist them in completing their ATAR/General/Alternate Studies.

Applications can be downloaded or completed online and close on 25 November 2016.

For further information contact the City's Youth Projects Officer on 9400 4929.

Perth Catholic Youth Ministry - Teens Camp 2016 7-9 October

School holiday camp for teenagers, last chance to register! Catholic Youth Ministry presents Teens Camp taking place on 7-9 Oct 2016 at Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp. Look forward to games and adventure activities, inspirational talks, prayer time, and heaps of new friends! All high school aged teenagers (grades 7-12) are invited. Camp fee is $150 (incl. accommodation, food, and activities). Registrations close Friday September 30 don’t miss out, register today! For more info email or call 08 9422 7912 or visit

Girls & Ladies - Sorrento Football Club is looking for players for the 2017 season (and in preparation for women’s NPL) Girls 13s, Girls 15s, Girls 16s/17s and Ladies. We will be holding trials in October 2016: Both Tuesday 18th and Tuesday 25 for Girls 13’s and 15’s together. Both Thursday 20 and Thursday 27 for Girls16s, 17s and Ladies together all at 5.30pm – 7.00pm Sacred Heart College, Sorrento (enter off West Coast Drive). For more information or to register your interest contact Heather.

Curtin Football

Curtin Football's Summer Program makes our beautiful game a year round activity. Stay fit, catch up with friends (and meet new ones) and and have fun in a welcoming football atmosphere. There's something for everyone and friends and new players are always welcome. Here is the link for further information: Curtin Football

Catholic Youth Ministry

Embrace the Grace 2016 - “Who am I – We can only truly discover ourselves through the discovery of God.” The largest Catholic youth conference in WA. In the surrounds of beautiful New Norcia, there will be 5 days of dynamic speakers, music, fun activities, drama, prayer, and more. The conference engages with life’s big questions and the issues of modern day living. To be held on 7 to 11 December 2016, for young people aged 16-25. If you would like to attend or help sponsor a young person to attend this amazing conference, no matter how small the contribution is, please contact CYM


Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October Relay for Life

Monday 24 October Year 12 Graduation

Tuesday 25 October Year 7 2017 Parent Information Night

Tuesday 25 October P & F Meeting

Wednesday 26 October Year 7 2017 Orientation Day

Friday 28 October Year 9 Retreat

For further information visit


St Simon Peter Parish, Ocean Reef

Sat - 6pm, Sun - 8am, 10am and 5pm

Our Lady of the Mission Parish, Whitfords

Sat - 6.30pm, Sun - 8am, 9.30am, 11am and 5.45pm

St Andrews Parish ,Clarkson

Sat - 6pm, Sun - 7.30am, 9am and 5.30pm

St Luke's Parish, Woodvale

Sat - 6pm, Sun - 8am and 9.30am

St Anthony's Parish, Wanneroo

Sat - 6.30pm, Sun - 7.30am, 9am and 6pm

All Saint's Parish, Greenwood

Sat - 6pm, Sun - 7.30am, 9am, 10.30am and 5.30pm

St John Paul II Catholic Primary School

Mon to Sat - 8am, Sun - 9.30am

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