Prendiville Catholic College

22 September 2017

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As you read this newsletter our Year 12's will have completed their last formal day of secondary school. The following is an excerpt from my farewell address at their assembly:

When I asked Mr Watson, the year group Deputy Principal, what is at the heart of this year group he responded by saying:

· They have always demonstrated a willingness to involve themselves in full College life.

· As a year group, they demonstrate a genuine care for one another

· They have a proven ability to deal with adversity

· There is a mix of outstanding talents and gifts

· A display of outstanding authentic personalities

· Highly respectful with a wonderful sense of humour

These collective qualities certainly echo the characteristics of a Prendivillian and the BIG HEARTED actions we encouraged everyone to respond to this year.

So Year 12 students, on behalf of everyone, we wish you well for an exciting joy filled life outside of school. We look forward to calling you by name at Graduation – a night where you will graduate a PRENDIVILLIAN. A person who serves with pride, leads with confidence and inspires others in a positive way.

For your children

Mark Antulov


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You would be aware that our Principal, Mr Mark Antulov was reviewed under the Principal Review Process this year. The process involved the College Board, P&F Executive, the parish priest, staff members, Catholic Education personnel and the Principal. Their input was both in written form and verbally through interviews with the Review Panel. The review culminated in a meeting between the Principal and the Executive Director of the Catholic Education Western Australia, Dr Tim McDonald.

The process has now been completed and Archbishop Timothy Costelloe has endorsed the appointment of Mr Mark Antulov as Principal of Prendiville Catholic College, Ocean Reef for second contract period of five years.

As a result of the review, Mark has developed a professional growth plan which will ensure his continued development and benefit the future of the school.

On behalf of the School Board and the Prendiville Catholic College community, I congratulate Mark on the achievements over the last contract period and look forward to the future.

Mr Kevin Peterson

Prendiville Catholic College Board Chair


We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on September 24th. This year, the Australian Bishops' Social Justice Statement is titled 'Everyone's Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy'. The statement calls for an economy that is founded on justice and offers dignity and inclusion to every person.

For further details about the Social Justice Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council website or call (02) 8306 3499.


The College Board developed a flexible solution for families to meet their child’s education costs by spreading the payments throughout the year. Unless arrangements have been made with the Finance Office, College Fee accounts must be finalised by 31 October 2017. The College has an obligation to meet their costs and require parents to honour their commitments to payment of their fee accounts.

As per the College Board Policy, outstanding accounts with no arrangements in place, may reluctantly be sent to a private debt collection agency. This course of action may incur additional fees and charges that are payable by the family. I urge any family that are currently experiencing genuine financial stress and are unable to meet their commitment, to contact the College Finance Officer Mrs Hernon on 9301 6242 to arrange an appointment.

Terry Raphael



A reminder to all families that students are to return for the commencement of Term 4 on Monday 9 October dressed in full summer uniform. Please ensure all dresses have been altered over the holiday period so they are worn to the top of the knee. Boys’ shorts need to be fitted so they are worn on the waist not the hips.

Students are asked to return to school well groomed, with haircuts and styles in accordance with the College policy.


Year 8 immunisations will take place at the College on Thursday 19 October from 9am, upstairs in the Prendiville Centre. Students are to wear their sports uniform to school for the day.

Year 8 students will be split into 4 groups based on their last name. Please make sure that your child is aware of their Immunisation time.

Group 1: Females ‘A-I’. 9am- 9.20am

Group 2: Females ‘J-W’. 9.20am- 9.40am

Group 3: Males ‘A-L’. 9.40am- 10am

Group 4: Males ‘M-W’. 10am- 10.20am

Please read the link below for more information about childhood Immunisations. If you have any questions regarding the immunisations, please feel free to contact the College Registered Nurse.

Esther Stuart

College Registered Nurse




For outstanding dedication, commitment and contribution to the Prendiville Music Program

Lachlan Forde


For outstanding dedication, commitment and contribution to the Prendiville Music Program

Dylan Holden


For excellence in both the written and practical components of the Music course and high achievement in the co-curricular program

Paul Muricken


For all-round achievement, dedication, commitment and the embodiment of what it means to be a Prendiville Musician

Justin Farinosi


Eloise Whibley

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Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7.30am – 5.30pm

Friday: 7.30am – 4.00pm

Recess and Lunch every day

Term 4 Year 12 Library Study

The Library is available during Term 4 for Year 12 students who want to come in and use it for their study. Please be mindful that they must be in their school uniform.

Study Guides

The Library has study guides for most ATAR courses that are available for loan over the holidays to Year 11 & 12 students.

Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Thanks to those generous people who donated a gold coin for the privilege of dressing up during Book Week. We were able to donate $541 to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation as a result of that effort, well done everyone!


ATAR excel 2017 September Revision Program

This year the ATAR Exam and Revision Program for Year 11 and 12 students is being held at Prendiville Catholic College from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September. To find out more information and or enrol please visit the link below:

Career Events Calendar

18 - 28 September - Notre Dame Course Advice Sessions

27 September - ECU Joondalup Campus Tour

27 - 28 September - Murdoch A day in the Life of a Uni Student Year 9 and 10

September - Notre Dame Applications Close

29 September - TISC Applications Close

3 October - ECU South West (Bunbury) Campus Tour

4 October - ECU Mount Lawley Campus Tour

12 October - ECU WAAPA Production Tour

15 October - ECU WAAPA Production Tour

31 October - WACE exams start

December - TAFE Full Time Applications close.

Apprenticeship Pathways

Looking for an apprenticeship? Check out the Australian Apprenticeship Pathways site which is really easy to use.

Also the Australian Apprenticeships website that provides a lot of information on how to find an apprenticeship, Australian skills shortage needs and who provides apprentice support services in WA.



The P and F Committee ask for the support of all Prendiville Catholic College families for the upcoming Quiz Night. We would like all families to send in an item suitable to use as a prize on the night. (Wine, chocolates, beauty products, gift cards, etc)

If your family is in the position to provide vouchers for goods and services for your business, we would love to have your support and we thank you for your generosity. All donations can be sent into the front office by Monday 18 September.

This year we invite all students and their families to come along for a great community building event. Get together a group of your friends and challenge each other. Come along to the gym on Friday 13 October for a 7.00pm start. (Doors open at 6.30pm). You may like to dress up for Friday 13! There will be prizes for the winning students’ table as well as for the overall winning table on the night. Tables of 8, tickets are $5 each, BYO food and drinks. We hope that this event will be a night well supported by our families and we are sure that a lot of fun will be had by all.

Tickets available from trybooking.

Thank you for your support

P and F Committee


A big thank you to Miss Jade Charles and her Year 11 students who organised and collected the donations for the Cinderella Project. Thank you also to Ms Marie Graystone, who is always supportive, and Mrs Grace Cassidy, who also was a great support and helped me wheel the trolley to my car every week with these amazing dresses.

We have been overwhelmed by everyone in the Prendiville community who donated these gorgeous dresses, shoes, handbags and jewellery. I don’t think words can thank everyone enough for their generosity to these girls who will feel beautiful , maybe for the first time in their life!

Thank you , thank you, we are so grateful.

From Fairy Godmother assistant Mrs Lisa Gregory and Fairy Godmother Mrs Vanessa Trengrove


Monday 9 October - Term 4 commences

Thursday 19 October - Year 8 immunisations

Monday 23 October - Year 12 Graduation

Tuesday 24 October - Year 7 2018 Parent Information Night

Wednesday 25 October - Year 7 2018 Orientation Day


24:7 Ocean Reef Youth Group

Meets on 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays of the month
Next meeting is on 24th September
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

City of Joondalup Youth Services

The City of Joondalup Youth Services Team run Drop In Sessions on Wednesday (4-6pm) and Friday (5-9pm) nights at Anchors Youth Centre at Heathridge Leisure Centre on Sail Terrace, Heathridge. A free chill out space with access to mentors, free WiFi and technology, recreational activities, kitchen facilities and more is available.

Bookings are also open for the Youth Events Series Spring 2017 - A jam-packed program of events for young people aged between 11 and 18 years these upcoming holidays with water activities, bubble sports, mountain biking, star gazing, go-karting, movies, laser tag and the Royal Show.


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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