Prendiville News

13 February 2019


Phone: 9301 6270




Our week was challenged by the sad news of the tragic passing of past student James Waughman (Class of 2018) and his father Robert. At these times, which are so hard to explain, we can draw on our faith to draw hope and support for the families and friends who grieve. Friday's at PCC are now focussed on community and the special mass for James and his father on Friday, strongly reminded us of how important community is.


The empowerment of our students is something I feel very strongly about. Our students have the capacity to drive a settled learning environment and set our standards at our College . They have amazing capacity to lead and support other students.

Empowerment is about giving students a true sense of ownership of our College. Empowerment of senior students is at the heart of our new Pastoral Care model. The Friday vertical House time provides a wonderful opportunity for all senior students to lead.

I wholeheartedly believe that the Friday House Time is one of the unique aspects of our new framework and look forward to it developing into an integral aspect of our College. To achieve this we must all work together to support our House Leaders and our senior students in the pioneering phase of Friday House Time. The spirit of our school will be greatly influenced by what happens in this treasured time each Friday.

Our theme for this year is LIFE. The animation above highlights our focus actions for 2019:

L - Love learning, living and one another.

I - Include others, leaving no one out.

F - Foster friendship and faith.

E - Encourage and enjoy the success of others.

For your children

Mark Antulov


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The Annual General Meeting of the College Board will be held on Tuesday 19th February 2019 at 6.30pm in the Prendiville Centre Boardroom. All parents are welcome to attend.


2019 Fee Statements were emailed to all families on 6 February. If you have not yet received your statement then please contact our Finance Office on 9301 6242 or email

Option Advice Forms are due for return by 15 February and first fee instalments are payable by 21 February 2019. You are welcome to return fee forms via the email above, post or in person at our College Finance Office open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Thank you to all those families who have returned their payment forms.


Health Care/Pension Card Tuition Discount Scheme - APPLICATIONS CLOSE 12 APRIL 2019.

A reminder to eligible families who have not yet done so, to complete their applications for the Health Care/Pension Card Tuition Discount Scheme. This discount is applied to student’s tuition fees.

All applicants must provide a current Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card in person and once deemed eligible, will be asked to complete an application form. Please note: In order to qualify for the Health Care Card Tuition Fee Discount, parents must provide a valid card throughout the year. If you are not re-issued with a card or do not provide the new card when requested, then your account will be adjusted accordingly.

Forms are also available for the Secondary Assistance Scheme which provides families with a Clothing Allowance of $115 paid directly to their nominated bank account so lease bring your bank account details with you. To be eligible for this allowance, your Health Care/ Pension Card must be valid at some point between 31 January and 12 April 2019.

Applications for 2019 can be made at the College Finance Office. The Finance Office is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm weekdays during school terms. Enquiries can be directed to Mrs Naomi Agosta on 9301 6242.


Current families with Year 5 siblings:

Is your Year 5 child listed ready for the enrolment process? Siblings are still required to complete a full application pack which are now available for collection from Reception.

Please contact Kim Craig on email: if you didn't receive a invite letter to collect.

Kim Craig

College Registrar


Please note that all absentee, early departure and late arrival emails should only be directed to

Please do not email or send direqt messages to individual staff members. Links to the absentee email address can be found at the top of this newsletter and on the SEQTA Engage splash page.


At peak times, those wishing to enter the southern car park when approaching from the south are requested to go further north along Constellation Drive, around the round-about and then enter the car park making a left turn only. This will prevent you waiting for an excessive period of time to enter the car park and also enable those making a right turn to exit the car park more readily.

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This is an issue of student safety and parent convenience – it requires the compliance of all drivers. Parents are also asked to park in the bays when collecting their children after school. They should not queue on the roadway of the car park as this prevents others from leaving the bays and creates congestion. Parents usually soon realise that picking up their children 10 minutes after the end of the school day saves a lot of hassle – students waiting for a few extra minutes will survive the wait!


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The Prendi Summer Fest is back in 2019!

Remember Human Foosball and Human Hungry Hippos?? The P&F will be hosting the Prendi Summer Fest on Friday 8 March 2019 and it promises to be bigger and better. Commencing at 5.30pm and concluding at 9pm, all students, teachers and families are invited to attend a night of fun and entertainment on the Priddis and Hussey ovals. The water park will be back as well as inflatables, giant games, the silent disco and the food trucks. We will also be formally naming the school ovals and to help us with this Matt Priddis and Mike Hussey will be joining us. It promises to be a fantastic night for all our Prendiville families and we hope to see you there!

This is a closed school ticketed event and tickets can be purchased through TryBooking for $10 each plus the booking fee.

For more information visit the SEQTA home page.


It is with great pleasure that we welcome two new staff members to the Mathematics faculty for 2019. Miss Eva Kennelly and Mr Ben Ingram have settled in well to the busy and exciting life of Prendiville Catholic College – we wish them every success and look forward to the excellent contributions they will make to Mathematics at Prendiville.

This year is shaping up to be another positive one in Mathematics. Recently, the Mathematics Department was announced as a Silver Maths Active School by the Mathematical Association of Western Australia. To check out what this means, head to their website

Our first event for 2019 is the Have Sum Fun Mathematics Competition. Over the next week or so Maths staff will be contacting students to form teams who will represent our College. We hope to have two teams in each of the categories – Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Let your Maths teacher know if you are interested as soon as possible and keep an eye on the notices.

If you have not activated your Mathematics Digital Textbook Code – located on the inside of your textbook - and are unsure how to go about this, please find the information to assist on our Mathematics Portal in Seqta: - portal?page=portal-11

Finally, Mathematics After School Help starts Week 3 – Thursday 21st February in The Origin (formerly known as the Maths Break Out Area). Keep your eyes out for some extra help sessions and resources to come.

Jade Charles

A/Head of Mathematics


A few weeks ago I arrived back from a two month exchange program in Italy, along with around 50 other students from Western Australia and Canberra. I can’t believe the incredible time I had and I am very grateful to be a part of such a life-changing experience. Not only was I immersed in a rich culture and an incredibly beautiful country, I also had the chance to really understand tolerance and see things from another perspective.

During my stay I was hosted in a charming small town, an hour away from Venice, which welcomed me warmly and made me feel at home. Although, thanks to the generosity of my loving host family, I managed to see many other wonderful places in Italy including Trieste, Milan, Verona, Florence, Pisa, Calabria, Barcis, Cortina and Venice. I am truly appreciative of my host family and their dedication to making my experience the best experience possible. I miss them so much and hope to see them soon and many more times, whether that be in Australia or Italy. For me a lifelong connection has been made. I also miss all the people I got to meet because of this exchange program and I can’t wait to see them again in my future travels to Italy.

I can say for sure that the time I’ve spent in Italy, the friends I’ve made and the fun I’ve had will stay with me forever. I encourage others studying Italian to take on this unique experience because I can promise you that you’ll learn much more than the language.

Tanisha Lizzi

Year 12

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Welcome back to all members of the Prendiville Catholic College community for 2019. Once again there will be many opportunities for students to immerse themselves in sporting life at the College and I encourage all students to pursue these where possible. As per usual the commencement of the new school year brings a sudden start to both our after school sports competition and our swimming season.

Coastal Associated Sport (CAS Sport)

Term 1 CAS Sport has commenced this week with many students from all age groups trialling for various sports. Students received information via direct message and notices to sign up for the Term 1 competition. Available sports for Years 7-12 include Basketball, Cricket, Touch Rugby and Volleyball. If students have missed out on the summer competition trials, they will be able to sign up for teams for the winter competition towards the end of this term.

Games will continue throughout the term with finals played in Week 9 for those teams who finish in the top 2. This year, the ACC have introduced a new competition called the ACC Championship. This means that the winning CAS teams will have the opportunity to verse other successful ACC schools in different pools. This term we will be piloting the new championships model with Senior Basketball teams.

All important information such as fixtures, venues, coaches and much more will be available on the schools SPORTAL page.

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Swimming Training

Swimming training is open to all students of Prendiville. It takes place every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning between 7:30 and 8:10 at HBF Arena. A bus leaves the front of the school at 7:10 sharp for those students who are unable to make it to the Arena themselves and will provide transport for all students back to the College in time for Homeroom. Swimming training gives students an opportunity to work with specialist coaches to improve technique as well as improving their fitness in the lead up to both the Inter-house and Inter-school carnivals later this term. Students who are interested in attending swimming training will need to have a parent give permission through Consent2Go. All parents/guardians have been sent the link via email and only need to give permission if the child will attend at some point throughout the term. Swimming training concludes Friday of Week 7.

Sporting Excellence

Prendiville has a rich history of sporting achievement and has produced some outstanding athletes. Among our current students we have many high level achievers at state, national and international level. Should your son/ daughter excel in their chosen sporting field please notify me so they may be recognised appropriately.

Once again I am looking forward to the year ahead and being able to provide the opportunity to our students to grow and develop through their sporting endeavours.

Renea Mayer

Acting Sports Coordinator


In December of 2018, 41 Prendiville students from Years 10-12 jetted off to Melbourne to play in the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup. For some of these students, this was the culmination of six years of volleyball at Prendiville. The five teams committed themselves throughout the year to multiple training sessions per week, playing Junior League on Friday nights, and numerous tournaments and scratch matches, all in preparation for the week-long event against teams from throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Whilst the students played strong volleyball throughout the week, the results were mixed for most of the teams. Many of the teams finished among the middle of their division with the Year 12 boys finishing a fantastic seventh position. Time was also spent touring Melbourne. Students enjoying the sights of Melbourne Central, St Kilda, North Melbourne markets, Docklands and were treated to a tour of the MCG and the Sports Museum.

The students were sensational all week with their behaviour, positive attitude, and respect shown towards other schools, staff and teammates. We could not have asked for better group of students to tour with and they were strongly lead by the Year 12 teams, in what was their final time representing Prendiville. The Year 10 and 11 students gained valuable experience throughout the tour which they will hopefully bring back to the College and ensure that volleyball at Prendiville remains strong for years to come.

A massive thank you to the staff and coaches that gave up their time for the students and did an outstanding job in mentoring, coaching and developing the students. Thank you to Jason Todd, Leigh Barber and Cian McDonald (Prendiville staff), as well as Cara Schofield, Amy Hayes, Matteo Bresciani and Mikolaj Goscicki (ex-students) for everything you did for the students.

The volleyball tour will have a well-deserved break in 2019 before we tour again in 2020 to the beautiful Gold Coast for the first time.

Ryan Lockyer

Tour Coordinator

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Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7.30 - 5.30pm

Friday: 7.30am - 3.30pm

Recess and Lunch every day

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

Study Tutors

Each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.30-5.30pm there are two Study Tutors available to assist all students with their homework, assessment or study needs.

New Fiction Titles

Check out our new Fiction hard copy titles on the bay ends in the Fiction section of the Library. For those of you who prefer to read electronic books, try our Wheelers eBooks. These are available on your devices through the Student Dashboard under the Library Resources tab. New titles are continually being added.

Year 7- 8 Library Forums

Year 7- 8 Library Forums will be opening soon. They are a useful way to recommend books to others, as well as find a good book to read for yourself. These can be found in SEQTA Learn ~ Forums.


Apprenticeship News

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.

Open Days & Information Sessions

University of Notre Dame – Medicine Information Event

Medicine Information Event

24 March | Fremantle

University of Notre Dame – Parents Information Evening

13 March | Fremantle

How do we prepare young adults for a future that hasn’t been dreamt of yet?

Critical thinking skills are essential for thriving in an age of unprecedented change. The world is changing rapidly and the type of higher education young people receive is the more important than ever.

At Notre Dame, we challenge every student to question everything, to separate real news from fake news, truth from lies and to distinguish information from knowledge. We empower them with the fundamentals of critical thinking to become better problem solvers – providing life-long skills essential for a new generation of CEOs, entrepreneurs, leaders and global citizens.

Join us on 13 March in Freo’s West End to hear from our guest speaker on all you need to know about future-proofing Gen Zs to be agile and flourish in our ever-changing world. Open Day 2019

Open Day is your chance to explore the Curtin campus, learn about our industry linked and globally recognised courses, speak to lecturers and current students, participate in activities and have lots of fun.

Edith Cowan Uni – School of Engineering and Technology

Wednesday13th February 2019 – 6pm Joondalup Campus

One of the fastest growing engineering schools in Australia, our School of Engineering has world-class lecturers and state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops. These sessions include a tour of the school’s facilities and the opportunity to meet academic staff. Our Engineering students learn in the best laboratories, guided by the best lecturers on one of the best university campuses in Australia. Take a look inside the School of Engineering at ECU.

Edith Cowan University _ – Information Evenings

Tuesday 12th February 2019 – 6pm Mount Lawley Campus

Our Information Evenings introduce you to our wide range of courses and the excellent support services you can expect as a student. We’ll cover course admission pathways, how to apply, fees and scholarships, and flexible study options like online or part-time. Bring family or friends and explore the campus and our great facilities.

Please register to attend below and we’ll remind you as the event gets closer.

International students – If your country of origin is outside Australia or New Zealand you’re also welcome to attend this event. We can also direct you to specialist services for international students.

Edith Cowan University – Health Science and Exercise Science Sundowner

Thursday 7th February | 5.30pm to 7.30pm | ECU South West Campus

The sundowner will showcase the achievements of the Bachelor of Health Science’s first year of implementation on South West campus in 2018. It will also launch the latest offering on the campus, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.

Health Science majors available on South West campus include Nutrition, Health Promotion and Occupational Safety and Health. The first year of the Exercise and Sports Science course will be available on campus from Semester 1, 2019.

Edith Cowan University – International Night

Wednesday 6th February | 6pm | Mount Lawley Campus

International Night – 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.

Curtin Open Day 2019

Open Day is your chance to explore the Curtin campus, learn about our industry linked and globally recognised courses, speak to lecturers and current students, participate in activities and have lots of fun.

Sunday 21 July 2019, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Curtin University, Bentley Campus

Murdoch University - Open Day 2019

Sunday July 28 | Murdoch University, Perth Campus

Get to Know your Think at Open Day

Our Think is our individual way of thinking that steers and guides us to discover, to create and to solve problems. But first, you need to get to know it.

With over 200 activities to explore, you’ll have plenty to see and do. 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.

Join us at Open Day 2019 to explore your Think. Full information will be available closer to the event.

University of Western Australia -Year 10/11 Course Information Evening

Monday 18 March | 6pm

Get a head-start on university life

Our free information session will help make your Year 10 or 11 experience a positive one, even if you’re unsure of what to study in the future.

You can also talk directly to faculty specialists, academic teaching staff and current UWA students.—-11-Course-Information-Evening—19-March-2018

Southern Cross University – Online Info Sessions

Our next online session is being held on:

5 February 2019; 6:00 – 7:00pm (NSW time)

Finding the right university can be challenging. Meet with us Online to discover your opportunities.

To make things a little easier and get you heading in the right direction, come along to any of our info sessions and talk to expert staff about your study options. Drop in and get personalised advice about your study options and have all of your questions about university answered. We can even help you apply and enrol!

Attend online or visit any of four locations. Find out more and register here

Your Path to Medical School

23 March | Perth

Are you considering studying medicine in Australia? Take the next step to a career as a Doctor!

Workshops & Courses

Curtin University Astrofest 2019

As well as optical and radio telescopes observing throughout the day and night, Astrofest will feature myriad interesting, engaging and exciting indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. You can also take a look through some of WA’s biggest telescopes.

Saturday 16 March 2019, 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm, Curtin Stadium and Edinburgh Oval

Entrepreneurs Evening Perth

18 March I Perth

An evening for innovative and entrepreneurial young people to come together and learn how to successfully start and grow their own business. Featuring successful entrepreneurs and an opportunity to network with like-minded humans to build a more positive future for Australia and the world through social entrepreneurship.


Five tips to help year 12 students set better goals in the final year of school

A great article for Year 12's, with useful advice about how to avoid anxiety and perform your best in the year ahead. Read it here.

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Academic Taskforce

  • Tuition for years 7 - 12

Receive one-on-one support from qualified teachers to improve school results.

With our premium tuition you will receive:

  • Personal and affordable access to expert high school teachers
  • Be in a class of 1 to a max of 4 students
  • Targeted and individualised help to ensure you develop your skills each term
  • Tuition aligned with the WA syllabus to ensure you improve where it counts; at school and in your assessments.
  • No big groups – Parents receive feedback on their child’s progress – Learn with the support of your peers

· ATAR Master Classes

Specialised courses that will help you maximise your grades and strive for the elite A and A+ scores.

  • WA’s top ATAR teachers
  • In-depth syllabus teaching
  • Academic extension
  • Weekly coaching
  • Exam preparation & strategies
  • Interactive classes

Contact ACADEMIC TASK FORCE Phone: 9314 9500

Website for enrolment:



Master Classes are one hour tutorial sessions conducted once a week during the school term. Each week they reteach, revise and reinforce the topics and areas of study that the students are dealing with in their classes at school.

Program will be conducted at

Christ Church Grammar School

Saturday 16 February to Saturday 6 April

20% school discount

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


The following brochure outlines opportunity for parent faith formation:

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Friday 15 February - Year 12 Ball (Pupil free day for Year 12 only)

Tuesday 19 December - College Board AGM, Prendiville Centre Boardroom, 6.30pm.

Wednesday 20 February - ESU Parent Information Night

Monday 25 February - Interhouse Swimming Carnival

Wednesday 28 February - Fri 1 March - Year 12 Retreat

Monday 4 March - Labour 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!


The Hub: A Home For Bright New Ideas!
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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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