Prendiville News

22 May 2019


Phone: 9301 6270



Introducing our Strategic Plan 2019 -2021

STRATEGIC PLAN 2019 – 2021

T.S. Elliot wrote:
‘What life have you if you have not life together?
There is no life without community,
And no community not lived in the praise of God.’

An old Irish proverb says: 'We live in the shelter of each other'. This is a splendid image for our College and provides the central theme for the College’s Strategic Plan 2019 – 2021, #Community.

Community is a place where we value and honour all people including those with whom we might not always get along. It is in community where we learn to respect and value each other. We learn that life is about us and not just about me. Community is above all, is the place where we respect and celebrate differences.

We can draw inspiration from Jean Vanier (who the world lost last week) who wrote a great deal about the value of community including:

“One of the marvellous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing.”

In reflecting on the eulogy for Bill Woodruff at his funeral this week it was very clear that Bill's vision for the College from its foundation year that the word community should always be at the heart of the College's vision. The quality of our College will be measured by its sense of community.

The vision for #Community is prioritised through four elements of community:

Priority One: Faith and Mission: A Christ Centred Community

Priority Two: Learning and Teaching: A Future Focused Learning Community

Priority Three: Wellbeing and Belonging: A Caring Community

Priority Four: Sustainability and Partnerships: An Engaged Community


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What a big week it has been for our Performing Arts Team and all the students in the production. The energy and joy of the production has radiated through the week. We can garner wonderful lessons from the themes of the musical about being your true self and that we are all in this together.

Congratulations to all involved for creating a Musical that involved a large number of students, was happy, fun and suitable for all ages. The sold-out performances were treated to a wonderful evening of entertainment and modelling of students, staff and parents working together.

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A huge well done to Cian McDonald as director of her first musical, Rebecca Rodwell as producer and the whole production team. We have an amazing Performing Arts team who were supported in a myriad of ways by a large array of staff. Special mention to the amazing Vicky Stewart who supports the Performing Arts with whole-hearted commitment and generosity and also to Andrew Hislop for his leadership of the Performing Arts team. Andrew's gentle leadership is valued by all.


We keep in our prayers and thoughts Michelle Bryant and her family on the passing of Michelle's sister Helen last week. Helen was also a very supportive and appreciative parent of our College. Her funeral service was held at St Luke's Parish on Friday and was attended by a very large number of caring and loving friends who celebrated the life of a truly wonderful and inspiring lady.

For your children

Mark Antulov



Year 8 Forensic Science Workshop – 16th May 2019

On 18th May all Year 8 students took part in a Forensic Science investigation run by a national touring company as a part of their Year 8 Science programme. The students had to solve a crime by working out the clues and doing a scientific investigation. The students really enjoyed the activity and they had the opportunity to see how science can be applied in a real-life setting.

This what a few of the students had to say:

I love science and this incursion just made me love it more. Once I had got over the initial shock of the story involved, I got stuck in and found it fascinating.The woman who ran it was really good and kept everyone engaged and motivated. I spoke about it for days after and would recommend it to everyone.

Lily Walsh

I think that the forensic incursion was a great experience. It was very interesting and fun. Everyone had a great time using the variety of kits displayed before us, as we got to try them out and use them to help us solve a crime scene. The lady running the incursion was very informative, and allowed people to ask questions. Overall it was a very fun and interesting experience, and I would recommend it to anyone who I interested in this field of work.

Imogen Henkel

Gerard Giannasi

Head of Science

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The Interhouse Athletics Carnival was held in Week 2 of Term Two (9th - 10th May). Blessed with amazing weather on both days, the level of participation and attendance were the most impressive it has ever been. This is a credit to the work of the House Leaders and Student Leaders who played a big part in the lead up to the carnival and on the day, and to all the students present.

In the tabloid format, students were given the opportunity to participate in an unlimited number of events, in a bid to maximise participation in every year group. Students excelled on both days, demonstrating a high level of athletic prowess across the day of events. The carnival concluded with the relays and Education Support Race on the Friday, which was a fitting end to what was a successful carnival.

This year’s results saw FRANCIS HOUSE take out the 2019 Interhouse Athletics Carnival Champion trophy. They were very strong throughout both days and led the scoreboard for the majority of the days. So well done to Mr Broderick and Francis House! A big congratulations also goes to the other Houses who have made massive strides this year, namely McAuley House and Brigid House.

The Golden Bear Winner will be announced at the next whole school assembly.

A big thank you to the many staff, parents (Denny Piovesan, Sam Lenaghan and Veronica Robert) and Prendiville alumni who assisted with various roles throughout the event (Daniel Leeming, Nikita Evans, Ben Ivankovic, Ellie Leeming, Caitlin Anthony, Jamie Anthony, Jessica Barnes, Ronald Rixer, Grace Moran, Owen Vorster Sean Wales and Matteo Bresciani).

Events such as the Interhouse Athletics Carnival would not happen or run the way it did without the support of the College community. Thanks to everyone involved!

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Marius Ndiaye

Head of Physical Education

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ACC Cross Country

74 Prendiville students will be representing Prendiville at the ACC Cross Country carnival on the 30 May. Some students have been training extremely hard throughout the term and achieving some personal best times. Students and parents have been contacted if they/their child has made the team. Parents are welcome to attend the event. More details are on the ACC website and the school Sportal page.

Sporting achievements- 2019 Champion Schools Cross Country

Two Prendiville students competed in the Champion Schools Cross Country carnival. This carnival involves government, private and Catholic schools and therefore some of the best runners in Western Australia. Benjamin Hillen (Year 12) finished 12th in the 19 years and above category. Kasey Nicholas (Year 7) finished 22nd for the 13 year old females. This is a fantastic achievement for both students.

Renea Mayer

Sports Coordinator


Prendiville Catholic College had the privilege of assisting Saint Simon Peter Care in their organisation of a Mother’s Day Morning Tea. Year 10, 11 and 12 students were generous in giving of their time to support the Parish Community on Saturday 8th May. A wonderful morning of music, board games and prize giveaways was enjoyed by all!

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Thank you to our wonderful student volunteers who made this morning tea a special event for all in attendance.

Karen Rice

Director of Missions and Identity


Year 10 students Mitchell Hince, Kieran Arnison, Chris Mears and Dan Hardie went out of their comfort zone and performed on live radio 89.7FM last week. Discussing the benefits of Reddit, the one-stop site for the best of the internet, the boys broached subjects ranging from entitlement to trends on 89.7 FM’s School of Thought segment. Our students have been training at lunchtime for eight weeks in aspects of voice, timing and script work to make their programme engaging and informative. Thanks to Miss Tyson, Mr Greenwood and Miss McGinnity for their support. Here is a link to last week’s program.

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Find detailed information regarding North Metropolitan TAFE: courses, campuses, pathways etc at

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For more detailed Careers information click here.


We are excited to be taking part in the 2019 Woolworths Earn & Learn program and would like to make this our best ever.

During the previous campaign, we were able to purchase some great resources for the Endeavour Centre with the points we earned, thanks to you.

From now until 25th June 2019, you can collect stickers at Woolworths that go towards Earn & Learn points. For every $10 you spend at Woolworths (excluding the purchase of tobacco, liquor and gift cards), you will receive a sticker. These stickers can then be given to your children to collect on a special sticker sheet. Once it is completed, they can simply bring it back here to school or you can drop them into your local Woolworths collection box. The more points we earn, the more we can redeem from a choice of over 10,000 educational resources including mathematics and English resources, art & crafts materials and much more!

Lets stick together and try to make this one the biggest yet!

We are grateful for your support and look forward to a successful program. If you have any questions, please ask at school.



Please note that the P and F June meeting has been moved from Tuesday 18 June. The meeting will now occur on:

Wednesday 19 June 2019

TIME : 6.30pm

VENUE – Prendiville Centre upstairs in the Boardroom

All parents are welcome.

Thank you

P and F Committee


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Recovering from Loss & Grief

Our Lady of the Mission, Craigie (Whitfords Parish)

As a community, we continue to search for answers and healing from our recent unimaginable loss and the associated difficult circumstances. In our endeavour to stay strong, faithful to the Gospel and to our community life, we are hosting a prayerful evening of healing and remembrance on Wednesday, 29th May at 7pm here in the church led by Rev Sister Kerry Wilson, Mr Derek Boylen and Mrs Andrea Musulin. Please plan to join us and invite your family and friends to come along. Join us in the parish centre for a cuppa after the service.

WAAPA Winter School 2019

WAAPA at ECU is offering an exciting performing arts program for children and young people in years 1 to 12, these July school holidays. The Winter School includes classes in drama, acting, screen acting, film making and musical theatre. For information about the many courses on offer please visit Winter School or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at or 9370 6775.



Tuition for all students Year 7 to 12

The July School Holiday Program offers students comprehensive subject revision and prepares students for their first semester exams.

Course will be conducted at:

Week One

(Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July)

Christ Church Grammar School

Guildford Grammar School

Week Two

(Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July)

Hale School

MLC & Mindarie Senior College

*20% discount per subject for CCGS, Guildford Grammar, MLC and Hale School programs*

For further information contact Dr. Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia on 9486 1377

Or visit

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Monday 27 May - Years 12 Semester 1 exams commence

Tuesday 28 May - Lifelink Day

Thurday 30 May - ACC Cross Country

Friday 31 May - Catholic Day - Staff and pupil free day

Monday 3 June - WA Day Public Holiday


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, Sat - 6pm, Sun - 9.30am


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Prendiville Gallery Instagram

Follow this account for a better look at everything that goes on in our gallery!


Check out the latest alumni news:
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The College is hosting a 10 year reunion for the Class of 2009 on Saturday June 1st in THE CELLAR of The Oxford Hotel. The word is out and most of that year group are aware. If you know a Prendivillain from that year group then please pass on the following links. We should have the whole class covered if that’s the case.


Momentum Dance Returns to The Hub.

Momentum Dance presents "UNMANNED".

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Temporarily bereft of our men, it’s the women’s turn to shine. Renowned contemporary choreographers Alice Lee Holland and Claudia Alessi complete the feminine influence with 2 new works that highlight disconnection, re connection and touch, playful remembering, and individuality, in task based choreography.

Join us in the foyer of the Redmond Theatre, Prendiville C.C. Ocean Reef, for a drink and a chat after the show

Between Saturday 8 June 2019 5:00 PM and Sunday 9 June 2019 3:00 PM


Redmond Theatre - Prendiville Performing Arts Centre
11 Prendiville Avenue, OCEAN REEF, WA 6027



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Coaching Cricket

Coaching Cricket are launching their website and social media links in preparation for the coming season (still a while away) but lots of off season events happening. The website is still a work in progress but will be fully functional by the start of June 2019. The link to the website is HERE. Subscription to the newsletter is free so sign up and stay informed on events, training tips and hints and more. We also have a large collection, growing by the day, of second hand (some almost new) cricket books for sale at the shop so for all you cricket 'tragics' have a look through and see if there are any you would like to add to your collection.

Our Facebook page is HERE please feel free to like and follow as it will have heaps of information of upcoming events and all matters cricket related.

Our Instagram page too will have snaps of events, information etc. You can find it HERE. Any questions or feedback on the website and or social media is welcome.

Paolo Franzoni - 0430344122

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B2me / The Hub ...... Give Away

Part of the B2me experience in collaboration with The Hub is the Give-Away aspect. You've got to be in it to win it so go for it !!

Be a part of the first people in The West to preview this latest BLOCKBUSTER !!

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Is this on your 'must get around to doing' list? “I must capture the memories of my grandparents or mum or dad or even a long lost aunt or uncle one day”; is what we here at The Hub are talking about.

The Hub offers that opportunity now using the facilities (green screen and sound mixing) at the College for you to do just that.The Hub offers this service @ half the rate of other studios. Contact us here at The Hub and we’ll assist you to grab those memories before it’s all too late! or

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