Prendiville Catholic College

17 November 2017

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Our Annual Awards and Presentation Evening is a chance to honour excellence at Prendiville Catholic College. At our College we must be very sure what we see as excellence. In my address at the Awards night I shared the following description of excellence as I understand for Prendiville Catholic College:

Excellence at Prendiville Catholic College is about being the very best we can be in our relationships and in all the activities and endeavours we undertake. This is the culture we want permeating our corridors and classrooms. By practising excellence, you can bring your gifts to fruition. The College endeavours to provide opportunities for every learner so each has the best possible chance to excel.

Excellence at Prendiville is within everyone’s reach if we challenge ourselves to aspire to be our very best. This year we have focused particularly on our HEART and defined by our actions inspired by the letters of the word HEART……helping others, encouraging others, acting kindly, representing with pride, trying our best and yes….we also demonstrate excellence when we tie our hair back and tuck our shirts in. Excellence is found in little and big things - it is a journey of reflection not a destination to reach. Congratulations to the following award winners for 2018.

Redmond Prendiville Award

The words Lead, Serve, Inspire are used to describe our graduate profile or what we refer to affectionately as being ‘Prendivillian’. A ‘Prendivillian’ is described as someone who serves with pride, leads with confidence and inspires to impact others positively. They are people who display integrity, service and dependability. Each Prendivillian enriches the lives of others and inspire our community in a positive way seeking personal excellence across the physical, spiritual, cultural and academic aspects of College life. The Redmond Prendiville Award is the College’s highest honour and recognises the student or students who have displayed exemplary Prendivillian qualities. This year two Redmond Prendiville awards have been awarded. Congratulations to Amy Groenewegen and Bailey Porro.

Academic Awards

Congratulations Cris Macaraig our Academic Dux, Runner Up Dux Dylan Burwood and Byron Reid our number one VET student. These are the highest academic honours we recognise at the College and we hold these winners in the highest esteem.

Spirit of Prendiville Awards

The Spirit of Prendiville awards are presented to students who are nominated for the Redmond Prendiville Award.

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - Prendiville Catholic College Board

The College Board of Management is entrusted to assist in the financial management of the College, its strategic purpose and in the planning of future capital works. Parents who have one or a combination of the following are strongly encouraged to apply:

· Active in their parishes

· Building and construction

· Business and Finance

· ICT and Technical

· Legal

· Marketing and PR

· Professional

· Risk Management

· Senior management experience

· Tertiary or Secondary Education

The AGM of the Board and Parent Council will be held next year. At this meeting new Board Members are appointed to the Board. The College is entering a challenging and exciting time of capital development planning and a new strategic plan for 2019 and beyond. Interested parents are invited to nominate for the College Board. If you would like to consider joining the College Board please email your interest to Mrs Heather Downsborough with a short description of your interests and experiences.

For your children

Mark Antulov



Consent forms for Year 8 and Year 10 vaccinations for 2018 will be distributed to students on Friday 17 November during PCG.

All completed consent forms should be handed into Mrs Stuart (College Registered Nurse) at the Health Centre by Thursday 30 November.

A parent or legal guardian must sign all consent forms. Please ensure all consent forms are returned to the College even if the parent/guardian decides they do not want their child vaccinated at school.

We encourage all students to be vaccinated through the school program; however, should a parent/guardian wish their child to be vaccinated privately, they can go to their GP or come to an immunisation clinic at the Joondalup library. Clinics are held on a Tuesday. Appointments are necessary and can be arranged by calling 9400 4938.

Please call the College Registered Nurse on 9301 6269 if you have any further questions or concerns.

Esther Stuart

College Registered Nurse


Just a reminder to all Parents/Guardians that if you do not have arrangements in place, the final payment of your College fee and charges account is now due. If you have genuine financial concerns regarding this, please contact Mrs Hernon in the Finance Office on 9301 6242 to discuss.

Thank you to all the families that have completed their payment obligations, it is really appreciated.

Terry Raphael



Please make sure you have enrolled your children for the 2020 intake.

Kim Craig

College Registrar


The long awaited official opening on Friday 3rd November by Mrs Genevie Baker, CEWA Coordinator of the Arts and VET courses K-12. Close to 100 people were in attendance including Dr Debra Sayce, Acting Executive Director of Catholic Education in Western Australia, Ms Emily Jackson, MLA for Joondalup, Principal Mr Mark Antulov and Mr Kevin Peterson, Chairman of the School Board.

Thanks to all who attended and for making it such a successful night. Students from the FlexEd program exhibited their work and many prized gifts were purchased, ranging from woodwork cutting boards, jewellery, kiln fired glass and amazing sculptures. Students from the Special Education Centre also displayed gift cards and food preserves made by the 'Endeavour Products' business team.

The Gallery is now open from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm daily until the end of the school term. Feel free to come in and purchase a unique hand-made gift for Christmas. Changes to opening hours will be updated via Prendiville Facebook page and the TIDE Instagram account. (

A personal reflection by Adam Morris. Year 11 FlexEd student.

On Friday 3rd November the Prendiville Gallery was opened. I was the Master of Ceremonies for the night. I introduced many special guests and this was a new learning curve for me. My parents were there and they thought it was an amazing night.

Jayden Pethick and I built a sculpture made from glass, wood and concrete as part of the FlexEd program. It was our signature piece with our names on a plaque and it sold on the opening night!

There were many products in the gallery made from different materials such as wood, glass and silver. I thought it went really well and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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The annual night bush walk at Star Swamp in North Perth for the Year 7 Science club members was held on 7 November and was another fantastic night. The balmy warm night allowed the group to enjoy the sounds and sights of the Australian bush. Students learnt about the various communities in this urban bushland with its number of different species of Gum trees, ancient Zamia Palms and many other plant species. A highlight was seeing a Tawny Frogmouth Owl who came along and perched right near us.

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The night is also now famous for the students to sight the legendary resident bushman, who ended up getting chased into the bush by the group. Hope he is okay!!

A special thanks to all the science staff who came along and supported the night. Special thanks to Mrs Anita Relo-Fisher who drove the bus.

Gerard Giannasi

Head of Science


The Year 7 students have been studying Ancient Egypt in Humanities. After a lesson investigating the steps involved in mummification, students in Ms Wolfe’s Humanities class had the chance to put their study into practice. The students were divided into pairs and were allocated 2 rolls of toilet paper and were not allowed sticky tape. The students needed to wrap each other as tightly as possible from head to foot. This was not as easy as it looked, with the paper often breaking or coming loose. The students enjoyed themselves thoroughly and the activity generated some interesting discussion about mummification and the skills that such a task would have involved in ancient times.

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Bronwen Hyde (ICT Teacher) recently visited a Cyber Security information session at Edith Cowan University. Edith Cowan are conducting a new ‘Cyber Security in Schools’ program. The program is an initiative after the federal government recently provided funding to Edith Cowan to engage and encourage more people into studying Cyber Security and obtain a career in this field. ECU is recognised as one of Australia’s leading universities in the Cyber Security field.

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As part of this program, Edith Cowan students who are currently studying a Masters in Cyber Security, visited Prendiville Catholic College last week, to deliver lessons on Cyber Security. Helen Connor (Media/ICT Teacher), Jessica Vaini (Media, Humanities, ICT Teacher) and Robyn Sady (ICT/ Business Teacher) participated in the trial program and the lessons were very engaging for the students and teachers. The ICT teaching staff are looking forward to having a long-term relationship with the ECU Computer Science faculty.


Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7.30am - 5.30pm

Friday: 7.30am - 4.00pm

Recess and Lunch every day

It is great to see that our new range of Wheelers audio books are being utilised very well by students. These are available to browse and borrow 24 hourly and can be accessed via the student dashboard using the usual school user name and password.

Any problems playing the audio books just update the Wheelers App, which should solve the issue.

As well as over 500 audio titles, we also have over 2500 other online titles, so the selection of eBooks is wide and varied. Happy Reading!

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Friday 8th December 2017 Applications Full-time TAFE Admissions Round 1 online applications close.

Friday 8th December 2017 Change of preferences close.

Prior to this closing date you can change your preferences by logging in via

You can:

1. Add new preferences, for any course

2. Change the order of the preferences

3. Cancel preferences

4. Change the campus of an existing preference

Wednesday 3 January 2018 TAFE Admissions Round 2 online applications close (full-time) (No late applications will be accepted).

Friday 1st September 2017 to Tuesday 9th January 2018 Offers issued (full-time non-competitive courses). Offers are made throughout the intake for courses that are not competitive. Offers are available online at and will be emailed.

Tuesday 9th January 2018 Offers issued (full-time competitive courses). Offers are made throughout the intake for courses that are not competitive. Offers are available online at and will be emailed from 12pm.

Expression of Interest Applications

Expression of Interest applications will be accepted via after the closing date(s).


ECU Information Evenings

Tuesday 5th December 6pm - Joondalup Campus

Wednesday 13th December 6pm - Mt Lawley Campus

Book online

Notre Dame Course Advice Sessions

20th November – 8th December

Book online for a one on one appointment with a course advisor


The Prendiville P&F will be hosting the "Prendi Summer Fest" on Friday 23 February 2018. Commencing at 5.30pm and concluding at 9pm, all students, teachers and their families are invited to attend a night of fun and entertainment on the eastern oval. There will be a water park, inflatables, giant games, raffles, music and dancing to celebrate the start of new school year. More information can be found on the P&F home page on SEQTA. Keep an eye out for updates on Facebook and Instagram too!

Tickets are just $10 per person plus the booking fee and can be purchased here

This is a closed school ticketed event and numbers are strictly limited so be sure to purchase your tickets soon! It promises to be a fantastic night for all of our Prendiville families and we hope to see you there.

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Sunday 26 November - Prendiville Italian Exchange Students depart for Italy

Monday 27 November - Student Leadership Day

Thursday 30 November - Christmas Concert, 7pm, Redmond Theatre

Friday 1 December - Last day of term Year 10 students.

Friday 1 December - Year 7 Retreat

Friday 8 December - Last day of term Year 7 -9 students


The ConocoPhillips Science Experience at ECU

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience provides students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a variety of science activities. ECU will be hosting the ConocoPhillips Science Experience at its Joondalup campus in January. The four-day event aims to boost high school students’ interest and participation in science, raise their awareness of science careers, and encourage them to study science in upper school and university.

The 2017 program introduced students to science disciplines and activities including, but not limited to:

  • Engineering, including Robotics and Drones;
  • Environmental Science;
  • Forensic Investigation;
  • Chemistry;
  • Nutrition;
  • Astronomy;
  • Genetics;
  • Physics;
  • Psychology;
  • Marine Biology; and
  • Nursing.

Important Information

This event runs during January each year. Each day consists of a combination of workshops, lectures and site visits run across four full days.

ConocoPhillips Science Experience at ECU
Date: 16-19 January 2018
Time: 9.00am-4.00pm (daily)
Venue: ECU Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA

Find out more:

24:7 Ocean Reef Youth Group

Meets on 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays of the month
6-8pm @ St Simon Peter Parish meeting room

All youth in Years 6-12 are invited!

For more info call Amanda 0421 144 992 or Samuel 0474 310 944

WAAPA Summer School 2017/2018

This summer The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) is again offering an exciting school holiday program for students in years 4 to 12. The Summer School includes classes in dance, drama, acting, screen performance, music theatre and of course, how to perform Shakespeare. For information about the fantastic courses on offer please visit WAAPA Summer School or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at or 9370 6775.


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, Banksia Grove

Mon to Sat - 8am, Sun - 9.30am

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Joziwood ...... It's happening THIS WEEKEND !!

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