Emmanuel Catholic College

College Newsletter - Term Three Week 8 - 8 September 2017


Dear Parents, Students and College Community,

The process for the 2018 House and Portfolio Captains has now been finalised. It was extremely pleasing that so many Year 11 students were considered for these important leadership roles in the College. The successful students are:

Community Captain: Jennifer Vu

Environmental Captain: Curtis Watts

Arts Captains: Jennifer Barrett and Ben Saunders

Sports Captains: Milla Zhai and Brodie Bates

Frassati Captain: Mitchell Forsyth

Francis Captain: Cameron McCreanor

MacKillop Captains: Olivia Ward

Teresa Captain: Britney Brooks

More Captain: Nicholas Bontempo

Lisieux Captain: Jean La Reservee

Jennifer Vu and Nicholas Bontempo have also been appointed as College Deputy Captains. These students will join College Captains, Jaahnavi Cheyyur and Remy Lieuwes on the 2018 Student Leadership Team and will be presented to the College community on the last Whole School Assembly of Term Three.

Over the Term, our students have been working hard in training for the ACC ‘D’ Division Athletics Carnival held on Monday 11 September. I congratulate Imogen Spencer and Nicholas Robless who have been appointed College Athletics Captains. I wish all the students well for the competition on Monday and thank Mr Jarrod Parry, and all the staff who have been involved in supporting and training the students over the Term.

On Wednesday our College celebrated Teresa Feast Day with a sea of purple. The students enjoyed a liturgy and activities through the day, and I thank Mr Gherardi for his organisation of this important Feast .

Also on Wednesday, our Dance students represented the College in the Yoh Fest Dance competition held at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. The girls performed wonderfully well and received some glowing feedback from the evening adjudicators. They also received a Certificate of Merit for Creative Choreography which is a highly commendable achievement. My thanks to Miss Sara Middleton and the other teachers who have had an involvement in preparing the girls so well for this event.

On Thursday we were honoured to host the Hammond Park Catholic Primary School Athletics Carnival at Emmanuel. The weather was balmy and the students had a great day, with lots of delicious catering provided by our Hospitality students, and our 'Big Red' coffee machine being a big hit. Thank you to all staff and students who assisted in this event, and I thank Hammond Park for their support in continuing to strengthen the relationship between our two schools.

Finally, at the time of receiving this Newsletter I will be in Belgium, on my Professional Renewal Leave, preparing for my university studies on Catholic Identity. In my absence, Mr Vince Bellini will be acting in my place as College Principal. I will be returning to Perth during the holiday period and will be back at school for the beginning of Term Four.

God Bless,

Mr Leo Di Gregorio - Principal


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This one's just for fun,

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal, it's throat was very small. The little girl firmly stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The little girl said "When I get to heaven I shall ask Jonah."

The teacher said "What if Jonah went to Hell?"

The little girl replied "Then you ask him!"

Fr Bryan Rosling - College Chaplain


College Calendar

  • 4 - 15 Sep - ONLA Numeracy & Reading
  • 11 - 15 Sep - Enviro Week
  • 11 Sep - ACC Athletics Carnival D Division
  • 12 Sep - Year 11 Geography Excursion
  • 12 Sep - Board Meeting
  • 13 Sep - Year 11 & 12 More Mass
  • 13 Sep - Francis & Lisieux Feast Days
  • 13 Sep - Football Academy Windup
  • 14 Sep - RU Ok Day
  • 15 Sep - Sports Photos Day
  • 15 Sep - Business Market Day
  • 15 Sep - Year 9/10 Bushrangers Leadership Talk

For our current College calendar go to: https://www.emmanuel.wa.edu.au/event


Office Holiday Closure

Closed - Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 September
Open - Thursday 28 September to Friday 6 October
Term 4 - Commences Monday 9 October for staff and students


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Year 12 Examinations

A reminder to all families that the Year 12 Examination period is from Monday 2 October (Week Two of the school holidays) until Thursday 12 October. All students completing any ATAR course received their individual examination timetables last week, and the venue for these exams will be in the College Library.

Year 11 Examinations

The Year 11 Examinations commence on Thursday 2 November to Friday 17 November. All students will be completing assessments during this time and will receive a personalised timetable at the commencement of Term Four.

Mr Vince Bellini - Deputy Principal Years 11 & 12 Curriculum



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Next week is Enviro Week – a week of activities learning and caring for our environment. The EELS will be running different activities for members of the College community to participate in. They will be running Form quizzes, have spot prizes for people doing the right thing like recycling and putting their litter in the correct bins. The EELS will also be attending a two day Youth Summit on Climate Action to help develop their plans for next year at Emmanuel.

To make this a truly College community week we would love members of our College community to enter our Selfie Competition. All you need to do is a take a selfie of you with your reusable coffee cup, waste free lunch or reusable water bottle and send it into Mrs Kingdon via email. Each time you send in a selfie you will go into the draw to win one of our awesome prizes which includes waste free lunch materials, water bottles, coffee cups and even vouchers to local businesses. All winners will be contacted via email.

Please send your selfies to kingdon.kylie@emmanuel.wa.edu.au by Friday 15 September, 12pm.

Year 12 Student - Sage Cuff - Environmental Captain



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Junior Boys Grand Final v Sacred Heart Domain Stadium

Sunday was a milestone for our Emmanuel community as our Junior Boys Football team played in the grand final of the Eagles’ Cup at Domain Stadium against Sacred Heart on 27 August. After many games over two terms it had all come down to this game. It was a major event not only fighting off for title of the best junior team in the state, but coinciding with the last ever AFL game to be held at Domain (Subiaco Oval).

The boys were transfixed on the sheer size of the oval, bigger than any of them had played at before. During the warm up you could feel the nerves but also the excitement of the occasion. After the warm up and getting used to seeing themselves on the big screen, we had settled the nerves and adjusted to the beautiful conditions of the oval. After the first bounce, it was business as usual as the team got off to a flyer, courtesy of two accurate snaps by Caleb Paparone. Sacred Heart hit back kicking the next two and we knew we were in for a great game. Throughout the first half it was goal for goal, making it an exciting game for spectators but a nervous one for the coaches. Emmanuel went into half time in front after the midfield led by Angus Fraser, Tristan Curovic, Brandon Walker and Chris Walker began to get on top.

In the third quarter we were kicking into the wind and knew we had to hold the lead or be close, to be in with a chance leading into the final term. Blair Walsh mopped up at half back, providing terrific run and rebound out of the backline. There were glimpses of our sometimes special ball movement, which was slick and quick, getting from defensive 50 into the forward line in the blink of an eye. Sacred Heart fought back after kicking truly with the limited opportunities they had. We were a kick down going into the final break, and knew we had nothing to lose in the final quarter and needed to take the game on. The Kings dominated the final term with the majority of the football being in our forward half for the 15 minutes. In a nail-biting last three minutes, only 3 points down, we continually pumped the ball inside 50 with chances to win the game. The Sacred Heart defence held up strong and unfortunately we could not get that last goal which would have had us holding that elusive Premiership Cup at the end of the game.

As a coach, I was extremely proud of the boys effort in not only the grand final but throughout the entire competition. The skill level displayed, but more importantly the hard but fair play shown was a real credit to themselves. After a tough loss, it was great to see the team get around one another and remain positive in what they had achieved. A big thank you to Mr Edwards, Mr Henley and Mr Pendleton for their assistance on the day. Also to Mr Rathmann and Mr Gherardi who helped coach throughout the year across all grades. The success of this team would not have been possible without the help and support of everyone at Emmanuel Catholic College.

Mr Jarrod Parry - Acting Director Sports

Football Breakfast Wind-Up

Any student that has represented Emmanuel Catholic College in Australian Rules Football is invited to the Football Breakfast Wind-Up on Wednesday 13 September.

The morning will consist of:

  • 7.00 – 7.30 Breakfast (bacon and egg rolls) on the SPACE Steps
  • 7.30 – 8.00 Presentations in the SPACE

We look forward to you all being there and celebrating what has been the most successful year in Emmanuel’s Football history to date. Parents are most welcome, if you plan to attend, please email on Pendleton.steven@emmanuel.wa.edu.au to assist with catering.

Mr Steve Pendleton - Football Coordinator



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Last week the Year 9 Bush Ranger students were at Manjedal Camp east of Serpentine. We tested ourselves with new experiences and challenges, learning much in the process. Despite the cold and wet conditions the Camp was a positive experience for many reasons. During the camp we had team building challenges, faced unknown fears and generally had to manage ourselves for the three days; and Mr Prigg was very happy because no one was lost on the mapping assessment.

Some of the aims of the Camp were for us to be self-directed in the conduct of the camp. We had to manage the Camp site, including cooking, cleaning and moving around the Manjedal area by ourselves from one activity to the next. We had to work as individuals and as groups in various activities to experience leader roles and to use basic leadership skills to lead and help each other.

Whilst on camp we realised that leadership is about ‘having a go’ at things that challenge us. We had to have initiative and make decisions for ourselves. Listening to each other and caring for everyone in the group was also important. Sometimes we had to include everyone's ideas and come up with a group agreement, so that the leadership role was really a collaboration and encouragement to each other to keep going at the tasks. These skills really helped us to open up and improve our communication skills.

We also had a fantastic group of girls who volunteered to cook and prepare the meals for all the students and staff. Everyone cooperated well and performed their roles efficiently. The camp was also an opportunity for us to overcome some of our personal fears. Before camp began, a lot of the students didn't have a positive mindset on the activities. Once we got there students stepped forward and showed their unique qualities and developed good team building skills at the activities. Some of the tasks such as high ropes had us participating outside of our comfort zones which helped us to achieve more confidence and trust in one and other. This camp showed us all that if we want to, we can all take a turn at being a leader. It also showed us that age is not really a barrier to being a good leader. You can be a leader and contribute to a team at any age.

Although we were exhausted on the last night, this didn’t stop us from starting a dance battle between the staff and students. The dances entertained us all, but Mr Cordina came out on top, winning the final contest. The camp was awesome and we would like to thank all the teachers who participated and helped us, we all appreciated it.

Year 9 Bush Rangers - Frianz Formentos & Chloe Heslin


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In the lead-up to the Community Cup game on Tuesday afternoon (19 September, Week 10), we are auctioning off a 2016 signed Dockers Jumper, including Matthew Pavlich’s autograph.

The auction is to raise money for Silver Chain, which is a charity group nominated by Mr Sackett, for the support they gave him and his family. Silver Chain is a not-for-profit organisation that has provided home community care across Australia for over 100 years. They help people of all ages to receive the care that they need to remain healthy and happy at home. Mr Sackett found their support in assisting him and his young three children extremely helpful.

Please click here to commence bidding. Good luck!

Winner will be announced Tuesday 19 September at the conclusion of the football game between Emmanuel Catholic College and Corpus Christi College played at Emmanuel.



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Thursday 14 September

R U OK is an Australian charity whose mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

They have Three goals:

  • Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life's ups and downs
  • Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others around us
  • Strengthen our sense of belonging, we know people are there for us. We are a community

Our community will be focusing on the importance of this connection next Thursday 14 September and throughout all of Week 9.

Mrs Fiona McAuliffe - Director of Wellbeing Services



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M.M.A.D.D.D (Media, Music, Art, Drama, Dance and Design) Awards 2017

Emmanuel Catholic College Annual Arts Awards 2017 will be held on Monday 16 October (Term 4 – Week 2) in the SPACE at Emmanuel Catholic College at 6.30pm.

The evening will be Academy Awards Style – with many of our students up for nominations in a variety of categories. Hosting the event will be our Arts Captains Brittney De Gouveia and Jan Teruel. During the evening there will be screenings from our talented Performing and Visual Arts students – as well as an art and design exhibition, and a variety of entertainers. The evening will consist of a mixture of the best quality upper and lower school work, and the Hospitality students will be providing a light supper during the interval.

Everyone is welcome to come along and view the exhibition, watch the performances and support the award nominees.

Tickets for the event go on sale Monday 18 September & must be purchased online:

• visit trybooking.com and search “MMADDD” or

• enter the following URL https://www.trybooking.com/RYJT

• Cost - $5 each.

Award nominees will receive their invitation via email/direct message by Friday 22 September.

Mrs Nicole Ryan – Head of the Arts



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Friday 15 September

Parents and students are advised that photographs of sporting teams will be taken next Friday. The students concerned are to wear their College sport uniform (including sport shoes with white socks) to and from school on this day. Their standard of dress is to be in accordance with College requirements. Students should also bring any accessories necessary for particular sports (eg. football boots and socks). Many of the photographs taken will appear in this year's College Annual.

Students who are not properly dressed will not be included in photographs of the sporting teams. This is not negotiable and all students must be well organised to avoid any disappointment.

Below, is a list of necessary items of clothing that are required for the specific sport photos.

Yr 7/8/9 SASJ Teams

College navy blue shorts and white sport socks (Touch, Basketball, Netball, Super 8’s Cricket, Soccer)

First XI Cricket

Sport shirt with College Cricket Whites

Senior Super 8s Cricket

College navy blue shorts and white sport socks

Australian Rules Football (All teams)

College Kings football shorts and navy blue football socks with boots

Soccer (All teams)

College navy blue shorts and navy blue football socks with boots

Basketball (All teams)

College navy blue shorts and white sports socks

Netball (All teams)

College netball dress and white sports socks


College Riding Team uniform, with College Jumper


College navy shorts with white sports socks

State / National Team Reps

State / National Team jacket or polo shirt

Mr Dryw Edwards - Acting Assistant Deputy Principal - College Events

Mr Jarrod Parry - Acting Director of Sport



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Wednesday 15 November

The College's Annual Presentation Night is in Week 6 Term 4. It is a College expectation that all Award winners and Year 7 and 8 students are present for this occasion. The evening runs from 7.00pm until 9.00pm. Students will be expected to be at the College from 6.30pm.

Award winners will be informed by Week 2 of Term 4. Could you please make any arrangements you need to in regards to family, sporting or other extra-curricular activities so students can be with us for this important occasion. Should you have any questions in relation to Presentation Night, please refer them to your relevant Head of Year.

Mr Dryw Edwards - Acting Assistant Deputy Principal - College Events



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All photos ordered by families have recently been distributed to students. Any students that were absent and unable to collect their photographs on Wednesday 23, have been asked to collect them from Student Services. Families of students that are involved in the College Music Program can arrange to order their son or daughter's music photo via Mr Legg (Director of Music). A reminder that the College Sport Photos will be taken on Friday 15 September.

Any issues or concerns please contact Maree Day, Personal Assistant to the Deputy Principals day.maree@emmanuel.wa.edu.au

Mr Dryw Edwards - Acting Assistant Deputy Principal - College Events



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In 2016, Emmanuel sent students up north to Warmun as part of our Immersion Program. During this time, Joe Waters realised many of the kids did not have football boots and the sporting equipment that they used were not of the best standard. He felt it would be a great idea to assist the community by sending up football and other sporting goods. He asked for people to donate new or second hand sporting equipment, in particular football boots, for him to send to them. It was a huge success and our Football community are happy to help Joe in collecting as many items as possible this year. The attached flier explains it a little further and we look forward to your generous donations over the next few weeks.


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As Child Protection Week draws to a close we must not lose sight of the purpose behind the celebration, that God has given all children the right to feel safe at all times. To this end Child Protection Week highlighted the role everyone plays in keeping our children safe by recognising the Safeguarding Program at the Child Protection Breakfast on Tuesday and through the Protective Behaviours Workshops run in 14 Parishes across the Perth Archdiocese.

At the Child Protection Breakfast the Archbishop launched the new Catholic Parent Handbook, written by Andrea Musulin. Titled “Protecting God’s Children – A Catholic Parent’s Guide to Keeping Their Kids Safe”, the handbook provides 10 resources focused on the prevention of child sexual abuse. As Andrea explains “In order to increase your child’s safety it is imperative that we fill their baskets of knowledge with age appropriate and developmentally appropriate information.” Topics range from the theme “God gave all children the right to feel safe at all times” to discussion of “My Helping Hand”, those adults who children can go to if they have a problem.

At the Breakfast, the winners of the Poster Competition were announced. Of the hundreds of entries across the Archdiocese, Mater Christi Parish had two prize winners including Emmanuel’s very own Isabella Mann from Year 10 who won the Senior Competition.

On Thursday the Parish hosted the last Protective Behaviours Workshop with over 50 people attending the presentation by Andrea Musulin and receiving their copy of the Parent Handbook. Extra copies of this Handbook will be made available this weekend at Mass along with the “Helping Hand” resource for children and a special Children’s Liturgy on Sunday.

The Parish Safeguarding Officers wish to thank all those who supported and showed interest in these activities and wish God’s blessings on all parents as they strive to keep their children safe in a sometimes confronting world.

Mr Jef Middleton - Safeguarding Officer


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Please note that students with any requirements or queries are to go to the Student Services counter, not front reception. Front reception is for parent queries only. Thank you for your support.

Services available:

• Student attendance

• Late arrivals or early collections

• Extended, planned or unplanned leave

• Messages for your students throughout the day

• Student ID letters

• Secure storage area for medication, e.g. Epipen’s and Diabetic supplies.

• All First Aid - Sickbay and Student room

• Updates and logging of Action Plans

• Changes to medication information for students

• Pastoral Care and information point for students

Please contact Student Services on:

Student Services direct telephone number - 9414 4051

Absentee email – absentee@emmanuel.wa.edu.au

Student Services SMS number - 0418 605 675


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Emmanuel’s Online Ordering and Cashless Canteen

Our school has a new and convenient online ordering and cashless system for our College Canteen called FlexiSchools.

This system also utilises students current Transperth SmartRider cards for payment and purchases. You will need to link your child’s SmartRider card to your Flexischools account and nominate a payment option. Please note, cut off time for online orders is now 8.45am.


• Go to www.flexischools.com.au


Enter your email

You will be emailed a link to an online form - follow the link

Choose a username and password and complete the form

Add each student and their class

Top-up the account - VISA or MasterCard preferred

Please find the menu on the following link...


Mr Roger Spong - Canteen Manager



The enrolment process for Year 7 2019 students has now been completed. Any applications received from now on, including siblings, will be placed on a waiting list. Enrolments at Emmanuel Catholic College have become very competitive and it is important that students requiring a place in Year 7 2020 submit their Enrolment Applications this year.

The necessary reports required to accompany the application can be submitted at the end of the year once they are received. Interviews for Year 7 2020 commence at the beginning of 2018 and we envisage all places will be filled by the end of Semester 1 2018. Catholic students will be given preference as per our Enrolment Policy.

Applications can be downloaded from our website www.emmanuel.wa.edu.au For further information please contact our Registrar, Mrs Kelly Lister on 9414 4055 or enrolments@emmanuel.wa.edu.au



Is your child returning in 2018?

Can you please notify the College Registrar if your child is not returning to the College in 2018? Please email Mrs Kelly Lister on enrolments@emmanuel.wa.edu.au to notify us in writing of your child exiting. The College policy requires parents to provide one term’s notice of a student exiting. In situations where this policy is not adhered to, a term’s fees may be charged.



The College Fee Collection Policy has been reviewed and we now have a new Debt Recovery Officer as part of the finance team. Families not conforming to this policy will be contacted accordingly as non payment will not be tolerated. Unfortunately, a small number of families are not complying with the College Policy in regard to addressing outstanding school fees and are now facing further recovery action.

Thank you to all the families who are paying their school fees on time and understand the importance of keeping your fee account up-to-date with payments. Additionally if a family is currently experiencing financial hardship with regards to payment of their school fee account, immediate contact must be made with the Finance Department to discuss the matter, which will be, if required, forwarded to the Business Manager/Principal. We are quite amenable to making realistic payment arrangements for parents who find themselves in such situations.

As per College policy, if correspondence from the College is continually ignored, further recovery action will be taken.

Thank you for your continued support and co-operation.



On enrolment of your child at Emmanuel Catholic College, it is a requirement that you grant or deny permission for your child's photographs to be used in College publications and on social media (ie College website, newspaper articles, College Facebook page and Digital signs).

If you do NOT want photographs of your child published online or submitted to the print media and you are not sure if you made this clear on your enrolment from, please notify the College's Marketing Officer Ms Gabrielle LeBeck on 08 9414 4096 or email lebeck.gabrielle@emmanuel.wa.edu.au immediately.

Parents are also reminded that the College does not authorise the publishing of photographs taken at College events, in which students other than your own child are included.

Permission of the other students' parents/guardian is required.



Uniform Shop Normal Trading Hours

Tuesday 7.45am - 1.00pm & Thursday 12.00pm - 5.00pm

For fittings please call 9414 4017 to book a time.

Uniform Booking forms for both girls and boys are also found on the College website Uniform Shop page.

Your Emmanuel Uniform Shop Team


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25 -28 September at Manjedal Activities Centre

LAST CHANCE to register! Look forward to games and adventure activities, inspirational talks, prayer time, and heaps of new friends! All high school aged teenagers are invited. Cost is $200 for your first child and $170 for siblings. Includes all accommodation, food, transport and adventure activities. Regos close Monday 11 Sept 2017. Contact admin@cym.com.au, 94227912 or visit www.cym.com.au to register.


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Emmanuel Catholic College P&F Fundraising is raising funds. Here's how you can help...

Help us raise funds for our fundraising by buying an Entertainment Membership from us. 20% from every Membership sold contributes to supporting our College.

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Emmanuel Catholic College P&F Fundraising

Contact: Beverly Sweetman Phone: 0419907040 Email: sweetos37@gmail.com

To order your Book or your Digital Membership securely online visit:



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Enrolments are now open for Three-Year-Old Kindergarten to Year 5

Please contact HPCPS for enrolment information or to book a school tour: admin.hpcps@cathednet.wa.edu.au or Tel: 6595 6100


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Mater Christi Parish - Yangebup

Liturgy Times

MONDAY: 9am Mass

TUESDAY: 9am Mass

WEDNESDAY: 8.15am Mass at Emmanuel Catholic College

5pm Eucharistic Hour & 6pm Mass

THURSDAY: 9am Mass

FRIDAY: 9am Mass

SATURDAY: 5pm Reconciliation & 6pm Mass

SUNDAY: 8am Mass, 10am Mass & 5pm Mass


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Emmanuel Catholic College

122 Hammond Rd

Success WA 6164

Phone: 9414 4000


Mr Vince Bellini - Deputy Principal Years 11 & 12 Curriculum