Prendiville News

10 April 2019


Phone: 9301 6270



As we enter the final week of Term One, it is important to recognise this has been a far from ordinary period of time. As a community we have achieved, endured and reflected a great deal.

Last Friday afternoon the College community was shaken by the collapse of Mark Vivian at the end of the Cross Country. The wonderful rallying of the College staff, parents and students to play a role in supporting the incredible efforts of the Phys Ed team, especially Marius Ndiaye, Boston Williamson, Sarah Fogliani and Renea Mayer, to administer the necessary first response measures for Mark was truly special and inspiring. Since Friday I have received so many messages from our families expressing their support, thanks and acknowledgement of our amazing staff. Mr Vivian is progressing extremely well as a result of the first aid administered. Along with the many staff who worked together. I am also grateful to Fiona Leck and Antonette Fazzari for their leadership throughout the whole weekend.

Mr Vivian has asked that the photo below of the PE staff visiting him last Sunday is shared with you all.

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I have referred to and written many times to the statement that we live in the shelter of each other. The African proverb that says "I am because we are" is so pertinent for us at this point in time. Our College will continue to strengthen where there is unity and togetherness. We combine together in many ways – House teams, Learning Area teams, Year teams, Admin teams, Leadership teams, Class teams, Sport teams and many more. It is important to celebrate the excellence that occurs when teams function at a high level. The value of community connection is so important.

Here are some reminders of our togetherness.

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Our term will conclude with a special whole school liturgy which will take us into Easter. A special part of this Liturgy will be the sharing of the now completed Stations of the Cross Project. The Liturgy will lead us into the Easter period and will be a special start to Prendiville Day.

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It is always great to reflect with gratitude on all the good that happens at our College. It has been a difficult term outside the classrooms and admin offices – despite these challenges every staff member has been giving their very best in their own unique way.

The theme of LIFE at Prendiville has never been more relevant - let us all embrace and continue to appreciate LIFE@PRENDIVILLE in 2019. These actions are as important for our staff as our students:

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.

The special time of Easter will fall during the holidays. Easter is a time where we can experience all emotions. I always encourage people to attend as many of the Easter Masses as they can to experience the Easter Story. It is a time of reflection and renewal. It is a time of sadness, joy and hope.

May your time together be a celebration of life and love. Enjoy a restful break and a time of reflection at Easter and also on ANZAC Day.

For your children

Mark Antulov



Tuesday 30 April – 1pm to 7pm

Student, Parent & Teacher Conferences (Parent-Teacher Interviews) will be conducted on Tuesday 30 April from 1.00pm – 7.00pm. Parental presence in the College enhances student learning and promotes understanding between home and school. The richness of this conversation is enhanced if the student is part of this conversation and as such students are expected to attend interviews with their parents. This day is a pupil free day with Term 2 commencing on Wednesday 1 May.

Bookings are made through the online system called Parent Teacher Online (PTO) and the link is on the SEQTA Engage Welcome page. The PTO booking system is now open for the parents of students for whom staff have specifically requested an interview. On Thursday 11 April the booking system will open for the entire school community.

The College welcomes all parental contact, however, we do request that where one teacher has the same student for multiple subjects that parents book only one time slot. In addition, it is not always necessary for parents to meet with all of their child’s teachers. It is up to parent judgement as to which teachers they meet, though the College believes it imperative that appointments are made if a teacher has specifically requested an interview. Teachers who have had recent contact with parents may have chosen not to request an interview. Parents may however, still choose to make an appointment with these teachers.

Simon Kanakis

Vice Principal


Annual school photographs will be taken on Thursday 2nd May by Academy Photography. All students must be immaculately attired in full College winter uniform, including blazer. The following grooming standards must be adhered to:

  • Hair is combed and/or tied back if below the collar
  • Red, black or white hair ties only
  • Full winter uniform including blazer (College jumper not to be worn for photos)
  • Correct jewellery
  • Ties must be worn and top buttons done up

Students have received envelopes that are individually named. The envelopes must be given to the photographer on Photo Day even if a student is not purchasing photos. Instructions to parents regarding the cost and procedure for purchasing photographs will be on the envelope and payment must be included when the envelope is given to the photographer.

Spare photo envelopes will be available from Student Administration for new students and anyone who needs a replacement. Envelopes for family photographs are also available from Student Administration.

Family photographs will be taken during recess and lunchtime on Photo Day. It is the responsibility of family groups to report to the photographer at the beginning of recess orlunch to have a photo taken.

A catch-up photo session on Wednesday 15th May will be available to students who were absent on Photo Day.


Winter Uniform Term 2

Parents are reminded that students need to wear the College winter uniform as of the first day of Term 2. This includes wearing the school blazer to school until at least the end of Home Room and on the way home from school on Mondays to Thursdays. On Fridays, students must wear black College track pants and the black College track jacket. The jacket must be worn to and from school. Tour jackets are not part of the College uniform. Parents are encouraged to ensure that if hem lines need adjustment, that this is done well in advance of the start of term.

For full details of the College winter uniform, please refer to the Uniform Policy in Seqta: Uniform/Uniform Policy.


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.

A new fridge magnet with the College contact details has been posted to families.

Please discard the black one sent last year as it has out of date information.


Special Dietary Requirements

Students with special dietary requirements who wish to purchase food from the cafe, please see our Cafe Manager, Ben, before school and let him know when you will be eating. The Cafe Team will then make sure you are catered for. If you have any feedback regarding this matter, please feel free to let us know.

Reef Break Cafe


Elevate Education

The Year 11 students were surveyed and asked to identify how they would like to spend Prendiville Time. The two highest needs were – 'How to study effectively' and 'Stress Management'.

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Last week during Prendiville Time, the Year 11 students spent valuable time with six dynamic, young presenters from Elevate Education. Topics covered by the presenters included - how to study, how to effectively use your time and the use of some specific study skills that data suggests students find useful. The feedback on the session was very positive both from staff and students and some students are keen to explore this topic further. Elevate Education surveyed the students and 98% of the students said the seminar was time well spent and they recommend it to others.

Margarita Tranquille

Head of Year 11


Year 7 Science Club Astronomy Night – 8th April 2019

Over fifty Year 7 students joined many of the College Science staff for our annual Astronomy Night with renowned Perth astronomer Richard Tonello. After a very interesting talk on the life and death of stars, the students had time to see such things as the moon, the Orion nebula, the Jewel casket star formation and stars in the sky. Students also had time to sit around the campfire with Mr Devlin and hear an interesting talk of the aboriginal interpretation of the heavens.

A great night enjoyed by all. A special thanks to all the Science staff who came along and helped support the evening in various ways.

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Prendiville Science USA Tour 2019 – April School Holidays.

USA, here we come !!

In a few days 18 of our Year 10 and 11 students plus three staff members fly off on their 14 day trip to the east coast of the USA visiting NASA, Orlando and then onto Washington on our second Science tour. We wish the group all the best on this fantastic experience. A special thanks to Tour Coordinator, Mr Michael Van Der Kwast and Science staff members, Mrs Margarita Tranquille and Mrs Marie Jovanoski, for their hard work organising the tour over the last couple of years.

We wish the tour group all the best.

Gerard Giannasi

Head of Science


After School Mathematics Help

The College offers an extra afternoon of assistance to students who would like extra help in mathematics. A gentle reminder that these sessions are not designed as tutoring sessions for students or for students to receive extra work on top of their set homework and classwork. Staff are available at this time to assist students with any problems or concerns they are having with their mathematics class work and/or homework and to answer any questions students may have. It is an expectation that students who attend these help sessions do so with the intention to complete mathematics work and respect that many students using these sessions would like to work in an environment that is conducive to study.

A reminder that the College After School Mathematics Help is not available in the final week of term and the first week of term. These sessions will re-commence Thursday, Week 2 Term

Mathematics Methods and Specialist Help

Help sessions for students enrolled in ATAR Mathematics Methods or ATAR Mathematics Specialist are invited to attend help session on Tuesday mornings 7:30am - 8:30 with Miss Charles. These sessions will recommence Tuesday, Week 2 Term 2.

Have Sum Fun

Many of our best mathematicians represented Prendiville Catholic College this term at the Have Sum Fun Competitions hosted by The Mathematical Association of Western Australia. All teams performed very well, thoroughly enjoyed the evenings, expanded their minds and made new friendships. A huge congratulations to all students involved especially our wonderful Year 7’s who spent their Friday evening at Aranmore Catholic College upon their return from camp!

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Jade Charles

Acting Head of Mathematics


Pulse Perspectives (formerly Year 12 Perspectives) is a showcase of the best work from Year 12 Visual Art students from across the state. Some of the most talented high school artists feature at the annual event, and we're thrilled to announce that Prendiville Catholic College is represented in the form of Sarah Janes' work, Deliverance. This excellent piece will be on display alongside forty-five other works at the Art Gallery of WA until July and is well worth a look if you're searching for an activity to do over the school holidays. Congratulations, Sarah! Knowing how much time and effort went into creating your work, we're thrilled that you were selected for this highly prestigious exhibition.

Eamon Matthews

Head of Subject Area ‑ Creative and Digital Arts

Pulse Perspectives | Art Gallery WA

WA's talented young artists are again celebrated as Year 12 Perspectives becomes Pulse Perspectives to better reflect what this exhibition is about: gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in.. This year's exhibition features 46 works by graduating Year 12, 2018 Visual Arts students from across Western Australia.

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The Da Vinci Decathlon was held on Monday 3 April where a group of Year 7 and Year 8 Paideia (Gifted and Talented) students from Prendiville competed against over 20 schools from across the state. This is the second consecutive year for students from the College to participate in the academic challenge and students are growing in confidence as they meet the demands of the challenge and engage in the fun that it brings as well.

Students participated in a diverse range of challenges from English, Code Breaking, Art and Poetry, Cartography, General Knowledge and Science, to Ideation and Engineering.

It was a very busy and exciting day of competitions in which the students have to allocate their time and resources accordingly in order to complete each challenging task within a set time. Students are to be congratulated on their overall participation and effort. WELL DONE!!!

Bev Reed

Gifted and Talented Teacher

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The Interhouse Athletics Carnival is coming up really soon – 9th May (Year 7-9) and 10th of May (Year 10-12). The carnival is a compulsory event for students to attend and it is a great day for students to participate, have fun and perform to their best of their abilities.

The carnival is run in a tabloid format. Students will be in their Houses and Year groups and will move from one event to the next as a group throughout the day with rest periods at various times. Students will compete within that group at all events and have the option of competing in as many events as possible. Student’s results will be collated during the day and students will be ranked across the year group. The more events the students are involved in, the more points they will obtain individually and for their Houses. The results are also used to help us select our athletics team for the ACC Carnival in Term 3.

Information regarding the pre-carnival events have been sent out along with food orders for the carnival day for students who will need recess or lunch. Food orders need to be submitted to the Finance office by the 3rd May (Term 2, Week 1). Students will be allowed to go to the Café during their rest times to collect their food.

Lastly, as part of the athletics programme in Term 3, the PE Department along with specialist coaches from Athletics WA will be running training sessions to better prepare our team for the ACC Carnival. Students will be invited to come regardless of ability and it will be great opportunity to learn or improve their skills. A direqt message will be sent out regarding Athletics training late in Term 2.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

Marius Ndiaye

Head of Physical Education


WA Beach Volleyball Schools Cup

Prendiville was once again represented strongly at the Term 1 WA Beach Volleyball Schools Cup with eight teams ranging from Year 9 to Year 12 playing. This competition was held on a beautiful day at City Beach and provided the students with an opportunity to develop their Volleyball skills against players from throughout the state. Four of the teams made the finals of their divisions with the Year 9 Girls and Year 12 Girls both finishing 3rd. Well done to the Year 9 Boys and the Year 11 Boys on winning a silver medal in their respective divisions.

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CAS Volleyball

Congratulations to both the Senior Girls and Senior Boys CAS Volleyball teams on finishing on top of the ladder after the regular season. This was the first time the girls team has finished first in the seven years of CAS Volleyball which is an even greater achievement considering a large majority of the team are in Year 11. Unfortunately the girls lost a close grand final to a very strong St Marks team 2-0. After going through the regular season undefeated, the boys team also came up against a strong St Marks team in the grand final. The boys came out firing in the first set and put St Marks on the back foot. They were never able to recover and the Prendiville boys ran out winners 2-0. Congratulations to the boys team who have now won the last two CAS Volleyball premierships.

Year 7 & 8 Volleyball

Volleyball training sessions are now being offered to Year 7 & 8 students for the first time in a number of years. This is a great opportunity for students to learn a different sport in an enjoyable environment. All students in Year 7 and Year 8 are invited no matter the skill level. Training sessions throughout Term 2 will be offered on Thursday afternoons from 3.30-4.30pm in the school gym. Please note that Volleyball is not a CAS sport for juniors and therefore students are still able to play CAS throughout Term 2.

WA Junior Volleyball League

Good luck to the Year 11 Girls Volleyball team who will be playing in the WA Junior Volleyball League each Friday night throughout Terms 2 and 3.

Ryan Lockyer

Volleyball Coordinator


Summer CAS results

Prendiville has finished in 1st place at the conclusion of the Summer CAS competition. This is a fantastic achievement by the Prendiville students and staff/coaches. All students involved should be extremely proud of their efforts this term. Please see specific results below:

Overall Tally

1st Prendiville Catholic College 55 points

2nd St Marks Anglican Community School 51 points

3rd St Stephens School & Peter Moyes 38 points

4th Lake Joondalup Baptist College 35 points

5th Irene McCormack Catholic College 29 points

Prendiville results

Junior Boys - 2nd

Senior Boys - 1st

Junior Girls - 1st

Senior Girls - 1st

Interhouse Cross Country Carnival

On Friday 5th April Prendiville held the Inter-House Cross Country Carnival. This was a great event with 467 participants. It was fantastic to see the effort from the competitors this year, and a lot of students striving to achievement their best result. It was also great to see almost half of the school out on the track, earning points for their House and enjoying being a part of the Prendiville community. Congratulations to the following students for finishing first or second in their age group:

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Below are the final results. Congratulation Francis!

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Cross Country Training

Cross Country training will continue in Term 2 on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7.30 - 8.15am. All students are welcome to attend the training sessions, no sign up is required. A list will be sent to students with the ACC Cross Training Squad. These students are encouraged to attend training in preparation for the ACC Cross Country Carnival in Week 5, Term 2.

Sports Achievement

Neve MacLeod

On the weekend of the 10th and 11th of March Neve competed in the WA Surf Lifesaving State Championships in the U17, U19 and Open divisions. Neve competed in both individual and team events and achieved 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. This is a fantastic achievement by Neve. Her dedication to training, as well as maintaining a strong work ethic in her schooling is highly commended.

Caleb Mills

Caleb participated in the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championship on the Gold Coast last month. Caleb represented the Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club earlier in the year at the state championships and was selected to compete in the National competition. Well done with all the training and hard work to compete at this level.

Alyssa Burgess

Alyssa Burgess will be competing in the National Swimming competition at the U17 and Open divisions. This is the first time that Alyssa will be competing at the highest age bracket. We wish Alyssa all the best and are looking forward to seeing her results.

Renea Mayer

Sports Coordinator


Prendiville Catholic College 2019 Careers Expo

Tuesday 30th April, 2019

2.00pm – 5.00pm

At the Careers Expo WA University and Training Provider Professionals come together to answer questions and hand out vital information to help put your young person’s career journey on track. Parents, this is the perfect opportunity to get some relevant and current career information for students in Years 10 to 12. Please save the date.

For more Careers information, please click here.


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Prendiville Catholic College

Jackie Gill


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The April School Holiday Program offers students comprehensive subject revision and prepares students for their first semester exams. Courses will be conducted at:

Week One - Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April

Christ Church Grammar School

Week Two - Tuesday 23 April to Friday 26 April

Hale School and Mindarie Senior College

*Discount of 20% per subject for Christ Church Grammar and Hale School Programs*

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

Or visit


Friday 12 April - Prendiville Day

Friday 12 April - Last day of Term 1

Monday 29 April - Pupil free day

Tuesday 30 April - Parent - Teacher Interviews, 12pm - 7pm, Gym

Wednesday 1 May - Term 2 commences

Thursday 2 May - School Photo Day


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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Check out the latest alumni news:

A Special Invite for Our Valued Alumni (and Friends)

How about a chance to come back to Prendiville with your bub, infants, preschoolers? Well, we will be inviting you to come, see a movie, chat your heads off, rock you little ones in your lap, eat popcorn, have a cuppa; we don’t mind it would be just fun to have you back. Bring friends, assistant helpers (parents and or grandies). We will set a date for Term 2. Look out for it.

Join the online conversation soon.


Hub partner, Perth Cricket Academy, is putting away the cricket bats for a while and offering three non cricket related programs exclusively for the ladies.

The Strength and Conditioning program is hard work but perfect to get you in better shape for your winter sport or simply stay in shape. Strength and Conditioning Program

The Beach Volleyball is great fun, there is tuition involved as the game is always more fun when you can participate and contribute, so time to get playing in the sand. Beach Volleyball Program

The third program is a 6 week taster to self defence, we all hope we are never put into a situation that we would need it but Shannon will go through some basics of what you can do if you are. This also helps empower and build self confidence. Self Defence Program

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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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