Emmanuel Catholic College

Term 2 Week 4

Dear Parents, Students and College Community,

Today we held our College Athletics Carnival. It was a great success and I

particularly enjoyed the high level of enthusiasm and energy displayed by all our students. I congratulate our Director of Sport, Mr Ryan Henley, for his overall organisation of the Athletics Carnival and I am very grateful to our House Coordinators with their teachers for ensuring the smooth running of the events. The details of the Carnival will be in next week’s Newsletter, and the winner announced on our College Facebook page. The mostly fine weather was appreciated by all.

My thanks to the many parents who took the opportunity to meet their children’s subject teachers at the Parent, Teacher, Student Interviews on Wednesday 4 May. It was a great opportunity for parents and students to get some feedback on the Term One Interim Reports and I hope the process was valuable to all.

Our Years 7 & 9 students will commence their NAPLAN examinations next week. The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in these year levels are expected to participate in tests in reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy.

Students in Year 9 who achieve at Band 8 or higher will be exempt from sitting the

OLNA assessments next year. We wish our Years 7 and 9 students well for their assessment period.

Our Academic Scholarship Examinations for students entering Year 7 in 2017

and 2018 has been scheduled for Tuesday 17 May. Students entering Year 7 in these years are strongly encouraged to register their intention to sit the examination. Full details of the Scholarships, including registration details, are

on our College Website at www.emmanuel.wa.edu.au. Registrations close on Monday 9 May.

I wish all the Mothers, Grandmothers and other significant females in our community a very special day for Mother’s Day this Sunday. Our Year 9

students are celebrating Mother’s Day on Monday 9 May and I look forward to joining them on this special occasion.

Last week, I announced that Mr Dryw Edwards has been appointed to the

position of Acting Deputy Principal – Years 7 & 8 for Term 2. Mrs Domanique O’Reilly will replace Mr Edwards as Acting Head of Health and Physical

Education and Mr Phil Oddie has been appointed as Acting Head of Year 10. I wish these staff well in their new role for the term.

God Bless,

Mr Leo Di Gregorio - Principal