Emmanuel Catholic College

College Newsletter - Term Four Week 5 - 10 November 2017


Dear Parents, Students and College Community,

Next Wednesday the College will celebrate the gifts and talents of students at our Annual Presentation Evening to be held at the College Sport and Performing Arts Centre Excellence. This will be a special evening for staff and students and I look forward to presenting our Award recipients for 2017 on this important occasion. Tickets to the event have sold extremely well and I urge families to secure their tickets on the following link 2017 Presentation Night

Our Year 12 ATAR students are now in the concluding stages of their WACE examinations. I am confident that many of them have worked hard and performed well. They will receive their results on Tuesday 19 December. Our Year 11 students will also complete their end of year examinations next week and their College Reports will be available to parents, online, by Monday 27 November.

Next year, the College will adjust its timetable to further enhance student learning. In 2018, the College bell times will be adjusted so that the school day commences and finishes earlier. This will allow students who are involved in afterschool sport competitions to remain in class until the academic day has concluded rather than leave class early to fulfil their sport duties. It will also accommodate students involved in other extra curricula activities including Homework Club and Emmanuel Gold to finish earlier than the current practice.

This week we held our Term Four, College Tour. It was pleasing to see so many people attend and express their interest in having their children educated at Emmanuel Catholic College. As previously mentioned, I remind all community members that students beginning Year 7 in 2020 must have their Application Forms submitted to the College before the end of this academic year. Year 7 entry for 2018 and 2019 are full.

God Bless,

Mr Leo Di Gregorio - Principal


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There was once a plague of squirrels which put the churches to the ecumenical test! The Uniting Church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrels. After much prayer and consideration, they determined that the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn't interfere with God's plan.

At the Baptist Church the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistery. The Elders met and decided to put a water slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week.

The Anglican Church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God's creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist Church. Two weeks later the squirrels were back when the Baptists removed the water slide. The Catholic Church came up with a very creative strategy. They baptized all the squirrels and confirmed them as members of the Church. Now they only see them at Christmas and Easter.

Not much was heard from the Jewish Synagogue, but its rumoured that they took one squirrel and circumcised him. They haven't seen a squirrel on their property since!

Fr Bryan Rosling - College Chaplain


Our additional Opening Hours during the 2017/18 Christmas School Holidays:

  • Tuesday 23 January 8.00am to 2.00pm
  • Thursday 25 January 9.00am -12.00pm & 1.30pm - 5.00pm
  • Monday 29 January 8.00am to 12.00pm
  • Tuesday 30 January 8.00am -12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.00pm
  • Wednesday 31 January 7.45am to 10.45am


College Calendar

  • 2 - 17 Nov - Year 11 Semester Two Exams
  • 14 Nov - Year 10 Childcare Excursion
  • 15 Nov - Year 10 Mackillop Mass
  • 15 Nov - College Presentation Night
  • 21 Nov - Year 7 2018 Parent & Student Orientation Evening

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


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WACE Examinations

A reminder to all families that the WACE examinations commenced on Wednesday 1 November and conclude on Monday 20 November. On behalf of the College we wish all students completing their examinations the very best.

Year 11 Examinations

A reminder to all families that the Year 11 Examinations commenced on Thursday 2 November and conclude on Friday 17 November. All Year 11 students are expected to be at school on Tuesday 21 November to review their examinations and finalise their marks. On behalf of the College we wish all students completing their examinations the very best.

Mr Vince Bellini - Deputy Principal Years 11 & 12 Curriculum



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In last week's newsletter, we mentioned Patrick's impressive placings in the State All Schools Titles. Apart from Patrick recording personal best results in all of his events, including: 90m Hurdles, Triple Jump, 100m and 200m sprints.

He placed first in the 90m Hurdles and 2nd in the Triple Jump. He made the Final in the 200m and 9th in the 100m sprints.

Patrick was then offered a place on the WA Team to compete at the National All Schools Titles in Adelaide in December. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Patrick the best of luck at representing WA in Adelaide later this year and we look forward to hearing about his experiences on his return. Good Luck!

Mr Ryan Henley - Director of Sports



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Friday 27 October saw approximately 95 grandparents venture back to school. We celebrated Mass officiated by Father Bryan and then the Year 11 Hospitality students served a lovely morning tea. It was wonderful seeing grandchildren sitting with their grandparents sharing a special moment together.

The morning concluded with a tour of the College. The highlights were the Design and Technology rooms, the Science Wet Laboratory and the Home Economics class. All were amazed at our Sport and Performing Arts Centre of Excellence and look forward to seeing the completion of the new build. Many Grandparents said they were amazed at our facilities and weren’t aware the school was so big. A great morning was had by all.

Mrs Vicki Price - Head of Year 7

Thanks very much for the photo. My parents wouldn't have missed it for the world and were both very impressed with the College. They drove down from the country (3 hours away) and were very glad they did. Thank you for organising such a lovely morning.

Cath Wyatt mother of Ashlee Parisse - 7 Francis

Thank you so much for the photos his grandmother will treasure these. She told me that she thoroughly enjoyed the day and was grateful to see where her grandchildren were attending school.

Sheryl Arkell mother of Joshua Arkell and Auntie to Sam Wilkinson - 7 Francis



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The Chess Competition for 2017 got off to a flying start in Week Four. The students have been battling it out for the title of Chess Champion in a knock out competition. All students who are competing have demonstrated House Spirit through their enthusiasm and sportsmanship. It is great to see the respect the students show towards each other, especially at the end of the games where they shake their opponent’s hand.

Well done to all competitors, and good luck for the remaining games! We are excited to see who the overall winner will be. This will be announced when all the games have been completed.

Miss Kerry-Jayne Reynolds - Francis House Coordinator



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Men are facing a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. They're dying too young – much before their time. This year, 16 male staff members at Emmanuel Catholic College are taking action by raising funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention amongst men by participating in Movember. Movember is an annual event that raises awareness and money for men’s health by encouraging men to grow a moustache throughout the month of November. The purpose of growing the moustache is to inspire donations, conversations and real change in these areas.

The following staff members have embraced the challenge for the great cause, already raising funds through the growth upon their top lips (some much slower than others): Mr Tom Ryan, Mr Jordan Tirli, Mr Vince Bellini, Mr Ryan Gaynor, Mr Mario Marciano, Mr Ryan Henley, Mr Dryw Edwards, Mr Nik Martinskis, Mr Joni Wijaya, Mr Jarrod Parry, Mr Adi Trehan, Mr Kieran Gherardi, Mr Alex Hall, Mr Troy Foote, Mr Glen Filcock and Mr Steve Prigg.

If you would like to donate to the Emmanuel Movember team, you can do so via the following link: https://moteam.co/emmanuel-catholic-college. We greatly appreciate your support on our journeys, no matter how stagnant, graceless and unsightly they may be.

Emmanuel Mo Bro’s 2017



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Wednesday 15 November 2017 - 7PM

To reserve tickets for this event, please do so by following this link: 2017 Presentation Night

  • Tickets for Emmanuel Students are free of charge, and all Emmanuel Catholic College Students who attend must wear their full College Winter Uniform
  • Tickets for family, friends and non-Emmanuel Catholic College Students are $5 per seat

Award winners, performers, Year 7 and Year 8 students have already been notified and allocated a seat for the evening and will be seated as a group. Therefore, you do not need to include them in your seating reservation. We look forward to a wonderful evening.

Mr Peter Sackett - Assistant Deputy Principal - College Events


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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



The College Online Payment system is now up and running.


Parents/Guardians please be advised a change to the Centralised BPAY Biller Service currently provided by Catholic Development Fund (CDF) will take effect from 1 January 2018 and the current BPAY Biller Code unique to your school fee account will no longer be valid. Your new BPAY Biller Code will be issued to you on the school fee statement at the commencement of 2018.


The current school fee statement was emailed to all families during the school term break and was payable by 20 October 2017. If you did not receive this email please contact the Finance office on 9414 4012. If you are on a scheduled payment arrangement with the College, it is timely for you to review and check your payments to ensure your account was finalised by 30 October 2017.

We thank all the families who are paying their school fees on time and advise that over the next few weeks the College will be contacting any family who has unpaid school fees to follow up payment of their account. Parents are reminded that any family who is not complying with College policy in regard to addressing outstanding school fees will be forwarded to our collection agency.

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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Volunteer Family

St Vincent de Paul Society is seeking people to join their volunteer team. Your efforts will help to support their good works, such as the provision of bedding, clothing and food to those experiencing hardship, and providing shelter for the homeless. In turn, you can enjoy a range of benefits proven to be associated with volunteering, such as an increase in well-being, happiness, health and longevity! There a number of diverse, interesting and stimulating roles available, at a range of locations, on a range of different time commitments.

To name a few, you could try your hand at sorting material donations, providing customer service in our retail stores, assisting truck drivers to collect donations, assembling furniture and helping with store displays. To find out more or to express your interest, call Sarah on 6323 7531 or email sarah.ledger@svdpwa.org.au


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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