24 July 2018

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Welcome back for Term 3! It is a special term for Year 12 students who now have less than 50 days left of formal schooling. For our Year 11 students, the process for leadership appointments for 2018/19 will be conducted. It is also a special time for our Year 10 students, who will enter into their course counselling sessions this coming week.

Our term is introduced by the Romero Mascot, the Romero Hero, who reminds us that everyone has a hero within them. Heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary things.


All Year 10 students and their parents/guardians will participate in the important process of course selection for 2019. At Prendiville Catholic College, Year 10 students have the opportunity to enter into four senior school pathways to complete their Western Australian Certificate of Graduation.

These pathways are:

  • The ATAR Pathway or direct university pathway for those students who are aiming for a university education beyond PCC and will study a full list of ATAR courses.
  • The LINKed Pathway provides students with an alternative entry pathway to university. The pathway is a partnership between Prendiville Catholic College, Edith Cowan College and Edith Cowan University. Students will not be required to study a full list of ATAR courses.
  • The GENERAL WACE Pathway is a general course pathway for those students who aspire to enter the workforce, TAFE or University via indirect entry.
  • The FLEXed Pathway is a freshly designed pathway for those students who seek senior secondary education in a flexible learning environment. This pathway allows students to complete a GENERAL WACE pathway through an Enterprise Learning Program.

We are very proud of the development of these pathways which are unique to our College. These pathways provide wide opportunity for our students to complete their WACE.

The College will continue to be creative with its pathway programs and is currently exploring its fifth pathway, an industry linked pathway.


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The process for student leadership appointments for 2018/19 was launched this week to the Year 11 students at their retreat themed Servant Leadership.

To “Lead with Confidence” is one of our Prendivillian characteristics and all students in Year 11 are encouraged to enter the process by nominating for positions.

This year we have made some changes to the process, which will culminate in all positions being announced at a special assembly on 31 August. The timeline for the appointment process is:

  1. Week One – launch of Student Leadership opportunities at the Year 11 Retreat in week one. Call for nominations for all offices (19/20 July).
  2. Week Three – due date for nominations (Thursday 2 August).
  3. Week Four/Five – interviews conducted for all offices, including House Captains.
  4. Week Five – Head Boy and Head Girl presentations.
  5. Week Six – Voting week for Head Girl and Boy and House Captains. The recommendations are received by the Principal for all offices.
  6. Week Seven – CLT meeting the CLT sign off on all appointments.
  7. Week Seven – All offices are announced at the full College assembly on the 31 August.

Mr Ryan Lockyer will coordinate the student leadership program in 2019.


Over the duration of Term 2, the College conducted a Pastoral Review and Consult process to review our current pastoral structures.

The pastoral consult period is now complete and over the next three weeks the College Leadership team will consider the recommendations from the Pastoral Consult Group with an aim to have all decisions made by the end of Week Five.

The review process has highlighted some key points which will guide the decision-making process:

  1. A culture of younger students being mentored by older students is a characteristic of the College we should continue to develop.
  2. There is a need for a designated time to provide an organised College Life program of assemblies, pastoral programs, year and house-based activities.
  3. There is a strong desire to create a framework that embraces both House and Year group identity.
  4. The role of Pastoral Care Group needs to be clarified.
  5. Vertical student House groupings allow senior student mentoring and support.
  6. Horizontal student house groupings would allow for greater identity within year groups and practicalities of student management.
  7. The continued development of House Identity is recognised as important.
  8. There is further opportunity to empower senior students to lead our students.

The pastoral consult process has yielded some very rich themes and recommendations. This is a very exciting time of discernment which will result in change that will enhance the culture and learning environment at Prendiville for our students.


The College is committed to school improvement processes. Term Three will be a time where data is collected through a number of surveys and processes to guide its future planning and strategic directions for the period 2019–2021.

All parents and guardians received one of the surveys this week, inviting all to participate in School Organsiation Climate Surveys. The surveys will be used as part of our strategic planning process and all parents are encouraged to complete it.

The invitation and details of the survey and links to participate are in this newsletter.

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The College Quiz Night is to be held on Friday 3 August. This is a really fun event and parents, friends and students are encouraged to organise tables for the evening. Please consider getting a group of friends or family together for an entertaining and relaxing evening.

Prizes are also needed for the evening and the P&F rely on families to donate prizes through their PCG. Prizes both small and large can be handed in to the College Administration.

Tables can be booked through the following link:

I wish everyone a wonderful term.

For your children,

Mark Antulov


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Over the course of Term 3 the College will be seeking data from a variety of surveys from our school community to help guide our strategic directions for 2019 to 2021.

This letter invites parents and guardians to participate in one of the data collection activities. I encourage all parents to contribute to this first survey which is the Parent/Guardian School Organisational Climate Survey.

The School Organisational Climate Survey will provide the College with important data which will be used to guide its commitment to effective school improvement. All students, parents and staff of the Prendiville community will be invited to take part in a School Organizational Climate Survey over the next few weeks.

The results of the survey will be used as reflective practice to inform, guide and monitor improvement efforts that will contribute to the Strategic Development of the College for the period 2019 – 2021.

Parent responses are important, and I encourage all parents to take time to respond to the survey. You will be asked to indicate your answers by selecting the response that best describes how often each statement occurs. You will not be asked to enter your name and, therefore, your answers will be completely anonymous. The survey is to be completed in one sitting which will take approximately 15 mins.

The survey will be open for a short time and we are seeking as many parents and guardians to respond.

Completion of the survey is on a voluntary basis and closing date will be end of business Monday 30 July 2018.

Detailed information is provided on the attachment. Quick links to the survey and password are provided below:

To respond to the PaCS at Prendiville Catholic College in 2018, Parents go to and enter the code PCCPACS in the Start Questionnaire field.


An invitation is extended to the Prendiville parent community to attend our weekly Prendiville 8am Wednesday Mass held in the Good Shepherd Chapel. All are welcome.


All grandparents are invited to Prendiville Catholic College on Friday 10 August to share in the life of the College with their grandchild.

Activities will include:

  • 9.00am Mass with grandchildren

  • Concert

  • Morning tea

The day will commence at 9.00am with Mass in the Good Shepherd Chapel and conclude at approximately 11.00am after morning tea. If you wish to take part in Grandparents’ Day please make sure you RSVP by email to Mrs Marg Tavelli. Please indicate student’s name/s and the number of grandparents attending.

We look forward to seeing you all on Grandparent’s Day.



Athletics training has commenced this week and will continue up until the ACC Athletics Carnival in Week 9 this term. All students are invited to attend training, especially if they wish to make the Interschool team. Students who have been recognised as one of the top three athletes for specific events have been notified that they should attend training in order to prepare for the carnival, as we wish to take our strongest team to compete in the events.

Training sessions take place at 7am-8.15am on Monday and Wednesday mornings. All Athletics events will run on both days with Physical Education staff coordinating each.

This year, we have two elite coaches who will be running the training sessions.

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Kylie Wheeler was a heptathlete and competed in both the Commonwealth and Olympic games for Australia. She will be attending training sessions on Mondays to assist with long jump, high jump and javelin.

Lyn Foreman is currently the junior national hurdle and relay coach and was a national representative for the hurdles event. She won a silver medal in the Commonwealth games. Lyn will be assisting at Wednesday training sessions and will focus on hurdles and sprints.

Both coaches will assist all students and events where possible for the ACC carnival. This will be an incredible opportunity for students to learn from such experienced and highly qualified coaches. Students training for any sports outside of school will also benefit from this type of training as it will assist in developing strength, speed, power and endurance.


Alyssa Burgess (Year 10) has received an ACC Letters award. This is the highest individual accolade award presented by the ACC. To achieve Letters, students must be selected into the ACC All Stars team for four years, which is made up of the best performers across all ACC carnivals involving more than 60 schools each year. Alyssa has achieved this for swimming and has also been the ACC Champion Girl in all years at Prendiville. To achieve this in Year 10 is exceptional, as Alyssa has made the ACC All Stars Swimming team in all years of competing in swimming in high school. Alyssa is a fantastic all-round student who balances her time between 17 hours of training per week, study and her social life. Well done on this fantastic achievement Alyssa.
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This year, Prendiville has finished 2nd in the overall CAS tally. Prendiville managed to finish 2nd in both the summer and winter competitions. All students are to be congratulated for their fantastic sportsmanship in this year’s inter-school sport competition. It is great to see the students' team commitment and how they represent the College with pride. Next year we hope to keep the same level of participation and enjoyment in CAS.

Well done to the following teams who won their winter CAS competition:

  • Year 7A Girls Netball
  • Year 7 Boys AFL
  • Year 8 Girls Netball
  • Year 8/9 Girls Soccer
  • Year 8/9 Boys AFL
  • Year 7 Girls Soccer who drew in the Grand Final


Well done to the Year 8/9 Boys AFL team and the Year 8/9 Girls Soccer team who have progressed from CAS to the Champion Schools competition. These teams will now verse the winning schools of other ACC and government competitions. I would like to thank parents for the ongoing support of the students in the CAS and Champion schools competitions. It is always fantastic to see parents involved with school sport and the atmosphere it brings to the inter-school games. I wish both teams the best of luck as they compete against some of the best school teams in Western Australia.

Ms Renea Mayer

Acting Sports Coordinator

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Rugby will commence again in Term 3. This year we will field two teams: Years 7-8 and Years 9-10 Boys. Prendiville is the current holder of the Years 7-8 trophy and has been one of the stronger schools in this competition in recent years. We have Rugby WA Development Coaches coming in this year for the first three training sessions to provide expertise help. No experience with rugby is required if you would like to sign up, just a desire to learn new skills, be involved and have fun in a team-friendly environment.

Games will be played on Wednesdays after school commencing at 4:00pm and finishing at around 5:30pm. The Years 9-10 team will play first, followed by the Years 7-8 team, allowing them to watch and learn from the older players. There will be six games in total, with the top two teams to competing in the final.

Transport and rugby jumpers will be provided. Mouth guards are compulsory for both training and games.

Training will run on Monday or Tuesday after school from 3.45pm–5pm

First three sessions with Rugby WA Development Officer will be as follows:

  • 22/07 – Monday
  • 29/07 – Monday
  • 06/08 – Monday

First game scheduled for Wednesday 25/07 @ PCC (Home Game). Players will be sent further information.

For any further inquiries, please contact

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The exhibition night was a beautiful showcase of the work created by our two Year 10 Project Art groups. Each student received a plain white ukulele and was asked to transform the instrument into a work of art. The artworks which resulted from this task were spectacular and, collectively, formed an impressive exhibition.

Congratulations to Madison Snelling, Helena Medic, Kaide Wheelock, Nicola Grobbelaar, Sophie Belliveau, Mija Belamide and Isabella Dunne each received an award for their work on the night! Well done!

Thank you to everyone who attended, the talented music students who volunteered their time, and the Allegria Café for providing the food. Further, a big thank you to Mrs Bryant for coordinating the exhibition. The planning and set-up for this event was a considerable undertaking during her first semester at the College and she did a fantastic job.

We'll hopefully see everyone at our next big exhibition in September. More information about this event will come out soon.



Late last term the Year 7 Science Club were treated to an amazing experience: CHEMISTRY IN THE DARK. The students saw teacher demonstrations and participated in “hands on” chemistry experiments including the hydrogen pop test, elephant’s toothpaste, Hydrogen balloons, reaction rates with dry ice and many more. Thank you to the Science staff who prepared and coordinated such an amazing night for the Year 7 Science Club students. The next evening will have a biology theme and we will have a reptile handler presenting to the students.


To mark Science week, Prendiville will host its annual Year 7 Project Evening. Students are currently working on their STEM projects and the evening will give students the opportunity to showcase their work to the College community. More details have been sent through email to all Year 7 parents.

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On Tuesday 26 June, the Year 8 students had the opportunity to attend a Forensic Science Incursion. The students participated in interactive activities where they collected clues and forensic evidence to solve a real-life crime. They used body bags, DNA information, writing samples and other evidence to work collaboratively and decide which suspect was guilty of the crime scenario. The incursion provided students with a unique opportunity and they had the opportunity to discuss real-life science in action with the presenter from Education Interactive.


On Friday 15 June, 40 Year 9 Science students and three staff members went to Scitech to participate in enrichment and extension activities. This whole day excursion gave students an opportunity to do activities based on the energy transmission and to think deeply about technology in relation to space travel and science in the future. The students attended the Planetarium where they saw the 3D Faster Than Light presentation in the dome, went into the CSIRO Lab and conducted experiments through the Light, Energy, Action programme, interacted with the Rio Tinto Innovation Central Exhibition, and spent free time exploring the many activities on offer.

Here is some of what the students thought about the day when reflecting on what they had seen, heard and done at Scitech:

  • “The Planetarium was my personal favourite part. I was able to learn more about what we see in the night sky as well as future exploration of space.” - Ann Jobi
  • “We learnt all of the theoretical methods of achieving interstellar space travel.” - Dominic Brooke
  • “I mostly enjoyed the CSIRO part of the excursion because I learnt lots of new things about energy and light reflections … I was astonished by these activities and how amazing they were.” - Sam Spyvee
  • “At Scitech we had some free time to explore the different science activities that were set up. Some of these activities were looking at your veins through an x-ray machine, riding a bike to turn kinetic energy into light energy by making light globes glow, making mini tornadoes, defeating gravity by pushing air up and making paper float.” - Leah Martin

The students and I would like to thank Dr Van der Kwast and Ms Speed for giving up time with other classes to take them on this wonderful, educational experience.

Mrs Lauril Jones

Year 9 Science Teacher


There will be a sausage sizzle at the start of the P&F Quiz Night on Friday 3 August to help support the USA Science Tour. Sausage in a bun and drinks will be for sale from 6.00pm. Please pre-order to help with catering. You will also be able to purchase without pre-order on the night.

Prices: Sausage in a bun $3.00, drinks $2

Pre-order slip (Please return to Dr Van der Kwast in Science office by Thursday 2 August):

  • FAMILY NAME: _____________
  • SAUSAGE IN A BUN NUMBER: ______________
  • DRINKS: ____________________
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Technology Week was celebrated in Term 2 Week 9 and there were lots of fun activities to keep the students busy at lunch time!

These included the following:

  • Virtual Reality (VR) demonstration: students learnt how VR is used in industry and the workplace. Staff were able to experience how VR can be used in the classroom.
  • Microbits: students experimented with Microbits and coding using Javascript.
  • Sphero Robotics Challenge: students demonstrated how to control the robots through an obstacle course.
  • Coding Challenge: active for all students throughout the week.

Thank you to all the students who participated and made it a fun week!

Ms Bronwen Hyde, Ms Kerrie Beech, Ms Robyn Sady & Ms Helen Connor

Digital Technology Teachers

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The Prendiville Mathematics Faculty are proud to present the return of their showcase event for Maths Week 2018: Think 2 Infinity!

Last year we played games, escaped rooms and watched the film Hidden Figures. This year, join us for an evening of maths, puzzles and fun! If you love a challenge, a puzzle, or a problem to solve, thinking both inside and outside of the box, or a good quiz or Kahoot... then this event is for you!

Get together your table of six to compete in six rounds of fun challenges for fabulous prizes. If you can’t get six together – book single tickets and we can work it out on the night! (Enjoy the maths pun there?)

Date: Thursday 9 August

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: Gateway Building, Prendiville Catholic College

This is a free event but please register for tickets via:

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Bell..Shakespeare Co. Macbeth Performance

The English Department has organised an exciting opportunity for Year 11 ATAR students to experience a live production of Macbeth, one of the core texts studied this semester. We have organised for the Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company to perform their show titled Macbeth: The Rehearsal.

Description of the Performance

What happens when two actors and a director take on the Scottish Play in rehearsal? Become observer and participant in this immersive and interactive show, as we play and replay famous scenes and soliloquies from Macbeth. Witness the play’s trajectory blur with the actors’ own journeys, illuminating key motivations, themes, language techniques and plot devices. A show that celebrates theatre-making, great storytelling and the power of the imagination.

This performance provides a great insight into the text showcasing different perspectives that students might like to explore when analysing and discussing the text. It is not compulsory for students to attend the performance, however, I would encourage all students to take up this opportunity. Studying Shakespeare can be difficult, but seeing it presented on the stage, in the form it was intended, can help students appreciate and comprehend the text thoroughly.

Date: Monday 6th August

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Location: Redmond Theatre

Cost: $10.00 per ticket (all attendees must have a ticket)

Attire: College Winter uniform

Should you wish to secure a ticket for the performance, please follow the link below. You will be prompted to enter your details and finalise the payment for the performance.

There is a limit of 200 tickets for the performance. Please be aware that other local schools have been invited to attend so it is imperative that you book your ticket early to secure a seat. Ticket sales will close early next week.

Garth Harris


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For more information regarding to Italian Study Tour, contact


As of Term 3 and 4, the Café will start using less plastic and more biodegradable packaging. This will not happen overnight but our aim to do this by the end of the year.

How you can help?

Here are four areas we can work on as team to make a small difference:

  • Straws - from now on in you will not be able to help yourself. They will be available from the cashier, so please free feel to ask if you feel you need a one.
  • Plastic lids - when you are getting a hot drink, if you need a lid please help yourself. If you don’t, fantastic! Every little bit helps .
  • Cutlery – is always available, but please think how much you are taking.
  • Cash – how you spend your money is up to you, however the cash received is sorted into plastic coin bags and banked in plastic bank bags every day. We have a cash-free system using the Smart-rider cards. To log, on please go to

Please feel free to ask any questions.



Monday-Thursday: 7.30am – 5.30pm

Friday: 7.30am – 4.00pm

Recess and Lunch every day

Please note there is no supervision of students outside of these hours.

Books~Books~Books~Read~Read~Read …

Need a reason to read books?

1. Read to relax.

2. Read to explore the world.

3. Read to learn about the past.

4. Read to plan for the future.

5. Read to visit new places.

6. Read to make a good decision.

7. Read to have fun.

8. Read to exercise your mind.

9. Read to create great things.

10. Read to keep in touch.

Our new fiction titles can be found on the bay ends in the Fiction Section of the Library.

Alternatively, visit our Wheelers eBook platform where you will find over 3000 titles which include fiction, non-fiction and audio books. Our selection of eBooks is wide and varied. Our Wheelers eBooks 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.

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Each Wednesday in L1 in the Library there is a Year 7 Homework Club, run by Year 11 & 12 students.


Study tutors are also available to help with schoolwork on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the Library between 3.30pm – 5.30pm.


Keep an eye on the Year 7-12 Library Forums, which are a useful way to recommend books to others, as well as find a good book to read for yourself. There is also other useful information on the forums to do with all things library, literature and research. The forums can be found in SEQTA Learn~Forums.


Book Week 2018 will be celebrated on August 17–24 (Week 6). The annual Book Week awards were established in 1946 by the Children’s Book Council of Australia to celebrate books, Australian authors and illustrators, and to emphasize the importance of reading, both for learning and leisure. Winning books will be announced on Friday 17 August, 2018.

This year the theme is “Find your Treasure” and highlights the way in which books can help you to pursue your dreams and passions/find happiness in your endeavours or help you to know yourself. Alternatively, “Find your Treasure” might mean that you undertake a journey, either physically or mentally, or achieve a material or physical goal!

However you interpret the theme, come and celebrate Book Week in the Library with the following activities:

  • Monday-Friday (before/after school/recess/lunch times): Lucky Dip Treasure Chest! Our treasure chest will be full of inspirational sayings and quotes from books. Come and look for some treasures in the Year 8 Art concertina books. Also, take your chances with a “Blind Date with a Book”.
  • Wednesday lunch time: Book Charades.
  • Thursday lunch time: Poetry Slam Competition. Come and join a poetry performance competition. Poems can be your original work or a poem you can link to the theme “Find Your Treasure”. Performances will be before an audience and judged on the content and performance of your work. Prizes and certificates will be awarded.
  • Friday: Whole School Dress-Up. Come dressed up in or as any treasure that you have found in a book.



The annual Year 11 Careers Breakfast will take place on Tuesday 31 July, during Week Three of this term. Over a cooked breakfast, students will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with an industry representative from a career they are interested in pursuing.


Australian Apprenticeships Pathways Flowchart

This flowchart is a great resource for job hunters and students, demonstrating the steps involved to get an apprenticeship or traineeship.

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Find the link here:

Good Universities Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Read the guide:


TAFE – North Metropolitan Open Day

July 27-28 | Clarkson, WA

Did you know that if you have completed Year 10 you can start your exciting career in trades in 2019?
Come to our OPEN DAY—you can talk to lecturers, see our Clarkson campus, and sign up for a pre-apprenticeship.

Find out more:



Curtin Open Day

Sunday 29 July |10am to 4pm

Find out more:


Edith Cowan University Campus Tours

Wednesday 4 July | South West (Bunbury) Campus

Tuesday 10 July | Mount Lawley Campus

Wednesday 11 July | Joondalup Campus

Wednesday 26 September | Joondalup Campus

Tuesday 2 October | South West (Bunbury) Campus

Wednesday 3 October | Mount Lawley Campus

Find out more :

ECU International Night

Thursday 12 July | 6pm | Mt Lawley Campus

This is for International students:

  • who aren't Australian citizens or permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, or Humanitarian Visa holders
  • thinking about studying their first degree or undertaking postgraduate study
  • wanting to better understand what ECU offers students

Our International Nights introduce you to our wide range of courses and the excellent support services you can expect as an international student. We'll cover topics such as course entry requirements, how to apply, fees and scholarships, student accommodation and more. And we'll show you the impressive facilities you can expect at our eight teaching schools.

Register here:

ECU School of Medical and Health Sciences Info Session

Wednesday 22 August | 6pm | Joondalup Campus

If you have a passion for enhancing the quality of people's lives, this is a study area that offers you a variety of employment opportunities.

Find out more:

ECU School of Science Info Sessions

Science Showcase Evening

Thursday 23 August 6.00pm, Joondalup Campus

Security and Computing Information Evening

Wednesday 19 September 6.00pm, Joondalup Campus

Our Science graduates keep their career options open by studying emerging disciplines like Counter Terrorism, Sustainability, Cyber Security, or Environmental Management.

Find out more:

ECU School of Nursing and Midwifery Info Session

Friday 24 August | 6pm

ECU has the largest nursing program and the only dual Nursing/Midwifery degree in Western Australia – and our facilities are hard to beat too!

Find out more:

ECU Open Day

Joondalup - Sun 22 Jul 10am - 3pm

Mount Lawley & Waapa - Sun 12 Aug 10am - 3pm

South West - Sun 26 Aug 12pm - 3pm

Find out more and register:


Murdoch Uni Open Day

Saturday 28 July | 10am to 4pm

Join us at Open Day 2018 to explore your Think. Discover our wide range of courses and find the one that’s right for you. Academics, students and staff are available all day to answer your questions, show you around and help you uncover where your Think could take you.

More detailed information, including the full program, will be available closer to Open Day 2018.

Find out more:


University of Notre Dame Perth – A Day in the Life of a Uni Student

July 6 | Fremantle

Experience A Day in the Life of a Uni Student at our beachside campus in Freo and discover why students say their Notre Dame education experience is #1 in WA.

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University of Notre Dame Perth – Open Day

August 19 | Fremantle

Discover the Notre Dame difference while exploring our Campus in Freo’s West End on Open Day. There will be delicious eats, live music, course advice and more!

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University of Notre Dame Perth - Admissions Info & Expo Evening

September 6 | University of Notre Dame Fremantle

A Notre Dame student panel which will provide first hand insight into what it is like to study and be part of the Notre Dame community.

Find out more:


UWA Year 12 Individual Advisory Sessions

10 July | 10am – 7.30pm (make an individual appointment)

These school holiday sessions are designed to help answer your questions about future study.

Parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

Bookings are essential due to a limited number of sessions.

Find out more:

UWA Campus Tours

Friday 13 July

Join us for an informal morning tea after the tour. Our Future Students team will also be available to answer questions on courses, entry requirements and the UWA student experience.

Can't make it to one of our campus tours? You can still view the UWA Perth campus via our virtual tours.

UWA Open Day

Sunday 12 August | 10am to 4pm

Whether you're a future student, parent, teacher or member of the community, there will be so much for you to discover, experience and enjoy on the day.
Explore our amazing campus while you chat to current students, meet our world-class teaching and research staff, and take part in a huge variety of entertainment, activities, tours, displays and information sessions on offer during the day.

Find out more:

CQU – Open Day

Perth – 23 August

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Fencing Master Classes

Maitre Tuko Maia, master fencer, Olympic representative and future Prendiville parent, is keen to start fencing classes and wheelchair fencing here at The Hub (College Gym) in mid-July. Tuko is a master fencing coach keen to begin a culture of fencing here in the northern suburbs.

Go here to find out more or book a ticket:

For any queries, email Tuko at

Scroll down to THE HUB for posters and further details.

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Are you a trivia wiz? Are you filled to the brim with facts and knowledge?

Surround yourself with friends and start your weekend with a night of fun and good times at our annual Quiz Night! Hosted by our P&F association, the College invites all members of the community to join in on the fun. All proceeds go towards helping make Prendiville a better place!

BYO food and drink, but there will be a SAUSAGE SIZZLE available! There will be prizes for the winning students’ table as well as for the overall winning table on the night. Each table fits 6-8 participants and can be booked for $40!

Limited places are available, so don't miss out! Book your tickets now!

Date: Friday 3 August

Time: 7.00pm start (doors open 6.30pm)

Location: Prendiville College Gymnasium

Cost: $40 per table of 8



We are still looking for donations of prizes for the Quiz Night and ask for the support of all families to ensure this night is a success!

Prizes can be dropped into Admin. Chocolates, wine, vouchers, beauty products, car products or homewares make great prizes for our winners on the night. Thank you for your generosity and support.

The aim of the night is to build community spirit within the school and we hope that you are able to support us and join us for a fun evening on the 3rd August.

Thank you for your support.

P&F Committee.


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Support Prendiville Catholic College and you’ll be rewarded!

Help us raise funds for our College by buying a 2018/2019 Entertainment Membership and, for a limited time, you’ll receive 2x BONUS EVENT Cinemas Saver eTickets in time for the school holidays! Hurry, stocks are sure to run out.


Enter promotional code ‘EVENTGIFT’ at checkout and you will receive your eTickets via your email inbox within 48 business hours.

Redeem your EVENT Cinemas eTickets at participating EVENT Cinemas. Click here to find out more.

Here are just a few of the many offers to enjoy with an Entertainment Membership:

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Prendiville Catholic College

Jackie Gill





With the help of our volunteers, the Pastoral Care Program at the St Simon Peter Parish will offer short-term emergency care for anyone who lives in the community.

To enquire about these services please contact:

  • Bereavement - Angela (0422 341 312)
  • Family Support/Meals - Bea (0427 064 511)
  • Gardening/Handyman - Russell (0405 274 790)
  • Home Help - Gerry (0408 990 417)
  • Transport - Paul (0407 483 420)
  • Visitation - Henry (0467 731 653)
  • Visitation - Liz (0412 679 829)
  • Parish Office 9300 4885 Mon-Tues 9am-12pm


Mater Dei College is hosting a free Paul Dillon parent information session: ‘Teens, parties and alcohol: A practical guide to keeping them safe’.

Wednesday 1 August, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, followed by discussion time with Paul.

This is a free event but bookings are required. To book a ticket, visit this link.


Following the success and demand of our 2017 program, ECU are pleased to announce they will be offering FREE ATAR revision sessions in 2018 for current Year 12 students. We will be offering a variety of subjects, delivered by engaging and enthused teachers, currently teaching the 2018 syllabus.

Each ATAR revision session comprises a four hour seminar covering:

  • The Year 12 syllabus per subject;
  • examination techniques and hints specific to the revision subject;
  • a question and answer session; and
  • a copy of revision notes.

Year 12 subjects for 2018 include biology, human biology, physics, chemistry, english, maths applications, maths methods and maths specialist (Joondalup campus only).

The sessions will run at our Joondalup and South West (Bunbury) campuses between 24-28 September 2018.

How to register?
To secure your place for the sessions you would like to attend and for details on the dates and subjects available, please head to:

If you require any further queries about the ATAR Revision Sessions please contact the School of Science. Email:


Want to improve your grades? Academic Task Force Term 3 & 4 Tuition Help and Master Classes are available.

High School Tuition Help for Years 7 - 12

Various classes on Saturday and Sunday. An affordable way for students to access highly qualified tutors throughout the term who have proven success in improving student’s school achievement. Students receive individual help according to their learning needs, building their skills and understanding in a small group environment (2 – 6 students).

Venues: Rossmoyne SHS, Churchlands SHS and Perth Modern School.

Yr 11 & 12 ATAR Master Classes

Available Sundays and after school on weekdays. Specialised classes taught by WA’s top ATAR teachers for students seeking advanced insight, higher achievement and mastery of their subjects. Students will receive expert coaching and individual feedback.

Venues: Perth Modern School and our Applecross Office

Contact Details:


Monday 23 - Wednesday 25 - Year 10 Course Counselling

Tuesday 24 - Year 7-12 Guitar Concert

Tuesday 31 - Careers Breakfast

Wednesday 1 - Year 11 & 12 Hospitality Excursion

Thursday 2 - Paul Dillon Incursion

Friday 3 - Year 11 & 12 FlexEd Wood Show Excursion

Monday 6 - Year 11 ATAR English Macbeth Incursion

Tuesday 7 - Year 10 Geography Excursion


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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The Hub: A Home For Bright New Ideas!

Momentum is Back at The Redmond

After their sell out season in 2017; Momentum Dance comes back to The Redmond Theatre. A new program of dance and two shows in 2018 will have audiences rising from their seats in admiration. 3PM Saturday and Sunday this week-end. Tickets via Trybooking, click on the link below.
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What happens when two actors and a director take on the Scottish Play in rehearsal? Become observer and participant in this immersive and interactive show, as we play and replay famous scenes and soliloquies from Macbeth. Witness the play’s trajectory blur with the actors’ own journeys, illuminating key motivations, themes, language techniques and plot devices. A show that celebrates theatre-making, great storytelling and the power of the imagination.

Date: Monday 6th August

Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Location: Redmond Theatre, Prendiville Catholic College

Cost: $10 per ticket (all attendees must have a ticket)

Attire: Winter College Uniform

Should you wish to secure a ticket for the performance, please follow the link below. You will be prompted to enter your details and finalise the payment for the performance.


International Fencing champion Tuko Maia is offering a chance of a lifetime in a sporting field you may not even realize you could excel at! Tuko is offering introductory lessons in the Olympic sanctioned artistry of fencing, an ancient dueling sport of grace and dignity. Check out the poster and contact Tuko at for any queries. He'd love to take you on a new life journey. Click below to book a place.

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New 6 Week Program comes to The Hub

Click below if you'd like to book a place on the program.
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