Prendiville News

27 February 2019


Phone: 9301 6270





Thank you to the House Leaders and the PE team for the organisation of the House Swimming Carnival. This was our first eight House event. As always the organisation of our sporting events is fantastic providing a great opportunity for our students to participate, support, identify and find belonging within their House family. The results of the carnival were:

  • 1st - Salvado 932
  • 2nd - Francis 775
  • 3rd - Xavier 754
  • 4th - McAuley 671
  • 5th - Romero 542
  • 6th - Brigid 488
  • 7th - Chisholm 377
  • 8th - McCormack 370


During Prendiville Time last week week we took time to celebrate our academic results across the diverse spectrum of academic life at Prendiville. We always must highlight that excellence at Prendiville is the pursuit of giving of your best in everything you do and the relationships you have.

Thank you to Fiona Leck for coordinating the Academic Excellence Assembly held this week. The full cycle of awards including Colours and Honours is now embedded into our culture and our students are realising what an honour these awards are.

It was wonderful to have Moritz Bergemann at our full school assembly this week. Moritz was our 2018 Dux and was invited back to the College to be inducted into the PCC 98 Club. It was special to be able to talk to our student body about Moritz. Moritiz's amazing academic ability certainly is something to be celebrated and to be proud of. However it is also very special to wholeheartedly say that Moritz as a young adult is "more than just his outstanding grades". He is a young man who has continually displayed that he is a person for others, who leads with confidence and inspires others in a positive way. Our students recognise this in Moritz and it was inspiring to see so many students approach him and congratulate him at the end of the assembly.


Thank you to our committed Endeavour Centre Team who supported our students at the Inclusive Beach Carnival. Our staff work so hard to ensure our students in the Endeavour Centre get to participate and enjoy such wonderful opportunities. The smiles tell a brilliant story.

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As our term progresses there is a special project going on in the background. The Stations of the Cross project is really taking shape and the message sticks that will proudly be placed in the Good Shepherd Chapel are slowly coming to life. Working with College Board member Stephen Harris, student Kayde Wheelock along with Marg Tavelli, Karen Rice and Cheryl Lennox-Bradley is creating something very unique and special that will become another iconic installation in the Good Shepherd Chapel. The photos below show a small glimpse of this project.

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As part of our requirement to integrate aspects of Aboriginal Education across the curriculum Sarah Fogliani has been sensational in using Outdoor Education to increase our student awareness and knowledge in this area. An annual part of the course is the participation in a smoking ceremony which occurred on Friday with our students participating in this sacred ceremony. Thank you Sarah for your commitment to Outdoor Education as well as your creativity in integrating Aboriginal education into the curriculum.

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On Monday I attended the CEWA Leaders Forum. There are two leader forums per year where the Executive Director of Catholic Education leads a day to share the bigger picture and focus areas at a system level. The key item of this first forum is working through the CECWA Strategic Directions 2019-2021. This is timely for Prendiville as we are close to finalising Prendiville's Strategic Directions 2019 - 2021 which will align closely with CECWA and define the territory of focus for the next three years.

Our four priority areas being shaped and aligned to CECWA are developing in the following form:

Faith: A Christ Centred learning community
Vision for Learning: A contemporary learning community
Wellbeing: A caring learning community
Sustainability and Partnerships: A future focused and connected learning community

For your children

Mark Antulov




State Parliament passed the new Criminal Law Amendment (Intimate Images) Bill yesterday, making it illegal to distribute an intimate image of a person without consent.

In the case of someone under 16, the law says they cannot legally consent to an image of themselves being shared. The law aims to strike a balance between protecting young people from this harmful behaviour, and not unduly criminalising them.

The new intimate image laws will come into effect following the commencement of the Criminal Law Amendment (Intimate Images) Act 2018 (WA) on 15 April 2019.

As young people under the age of 16 are not exempt from this new offence, it is imperative that information regarding these new laws is shared with our students and their parents.

The key messages for young people are:

  • It is against the law to take, keep, send or ask for an intimate image of a person under the age of 18
  • It is against the law to share an intimate image of a person of any age without their consent.

A key implication is any person over the age of 10 can be charged with the new intimate image offence if they share an intimate image of someone else who does not consent or cannot consent due to being under 16.

The Department of Justice has provided detail of these laws in Western Australia with FAQs. I recommend you take the time to read and then discuss the implications with your young people. We will be making the students aware of the laws in this space.

With the increasing use of digital technology and social media it is important that we continue to ensure that provide safe places of learning and development for all our students.

Simon Kanakis

Vice Principal


The first fee instalment was due on 21 February. If you have not arranged payment as yet please do so immediately. Payment options are direct debit, credit card, BPay or via the Prendiville online store.

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


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 an 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.


Due to the Government’s NBN roll-out and the College assessing its current telephone connections, we wish to advise that we will no longer be offering a facsimile for communication purposes. The College believes there is sufficient alternative means of communication through SMS, SEQTA and email. This will be effective from Monday 25 February 2019. Please continue to use SEQTA and the College email addresses for all your correspondence.


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!


Our College Community Morning Mass is held every FRIDAY at 8am in the Good Shepherd Chapel. A warm welcome is extended to staff, students, parents and families to join us for our weekly Eucharistic celebration.

Karen Rice

Director of Missions and Identity


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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.


The Year 12 Ball held at Fraser's Restaurant, King's Park was a very elegant evening enjoyed by all. Thank you to the staff and Ball Committee for a beautiful 'Secret Garden' themed event on what we know will be a night to remember for our Year 12 group.
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This year’s Interhouse Swimming Carnival was marked with the inclusion of two new Houses – McCormack and Xavier and it was fantastic to see more students nominate for the first sporting event of the year. Students represented their Houses with pride and definitely had fun doing it. We also saw some amazing performances across all year groups, in particular the U17’s with Alyssa Burgess breaking records once again.

It was also pleasing to see the many students who had been attending swim training over the last couple of weeks, impress on the day with all their hard work paying off. But the biggest highlight has got to be when we had the ESU race with Harrison Pigdon and the supportive group of Year 12 girls. He got the loudest cheer as he swam to the wall and had the biggest grin on his face as he finished his race. What a priceless moment!

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A big thank you to all students who had a go and participated for their House on the day and were very respectful, demonstrating the Prendiville spirit.

Lastly, the day would not have been possible without the help of parent volunteers, ex-Prendivillians and staff. Thank you for all your time, support and assistance. It is very much appreciated!

Ultimately, it was SALVADO HOUSE, for the fourth time in a row, who took out the Champion House Trophy for 2019. The Golden Bear will be awarded at the Sports Assembly later in the term.

Well done to all the Individual Age Champions listed:

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Marius Ndiaye

Head of Physical Education



The Science Department will be holding an Astronomy Night on Monday 1st April starting at 7.00 pm at the College. All students interested in astronomy are invited to attend the night. It will include telescope viewing and an interesting talk by one of Perth’s most renowned astronomers - Richard Tonello who runs the Gingin Observatory at the Gravity Centre. Come and learn some amazing facts about the heavens.

See Mr Van Der Kwast or Mr Giannasi for more details and a permission slip. Cost is $10.


Over the past three weeks of Year 11 Psychology we have been studying the brain and its parts, functions and effect of various factors on it. By dissecting these brains, we were able to identify the specific parts of the brain and analyse their function, allowing us to build on our learning in a practical sense.

Neve McLeod

Year 11

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At the start of each year, Commedia dell’Arte performance artists from Into the Mask, are invited out to the College to spend a full day working with our Year 10 Drama students. This theatrical style stems back to the 16th century with its more contemporary counterparts being styles such as modern day circus performances and even the over exaggerated style of modern musicals. Throughout the day our Year 10’s were pushed to their physical limits. They explored the stock characters, experimented with masks and tried their hand at some acrobatics. Everyone finished the day satisfied and completely exhausted. Exposure to such a significant style of theatre will prove invaluable to their further studies in the Dramatic Arts.

Rebecca Rodwell

Drama Teacher

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Swimming Training and ACC Swimming

Swimming training marked the start of co-curricular activities at Prendiville this year and the first sporting activity available to students. We have once again had an overwhelming amount of students attending training which shows impressive motivation and commitment from Prendiville students. Training is available to all students at the College as students can focus on a range of skills and fitness with our talented swimming coaches. These sessions will continue until Week 7 before the ACC Carnival.

The ACC Swimming team will be selected based on the Interhouse Carnival results this week. Students and parents will be notified to ensure students have plenty of notice before the ACC Carnival in Week 8 of this term. Students who make the ACC Interschool swimming team are encouraged to attend training provided by the College to ensure they can build fitness, confidence, adjust technique where needed and bond with other team members. Those consistently training will receive a Prendiville ACC team shirt as a reward. For squad swimmers, we do understand that these students are swimming regularly and therefore only ask these swimmers to attend one training session in the lead up to the carnival to practice relay changeovers.

Our Sport Leaders and Sport Captains have started the year well by encouraging students to be a part of co-curricular sporting activities provided by the College.

Summer CAS

Our Coastal Associated Schools sporting competition has well and truly taken off for the year. Students have displayed fantastic sportsmanship and pride to represent the College. We have had some great wins to start the season and most importantly students are enjoying having a sense of membership within their teams. Each CAS team has the opportunity to progress into finals at the end of the term. Our Senior Basketball teams will also have the opportunity to progress into the new ACC Championship where they will verse other successful ACC schools. This is an exciting new initiative organised by the ACC.

Sporting Excellence

We have many students in the College competing in competitions for various sports at a high level. It has been great to see the number of parents contacting me to share the success of our students in their chosen sports as well as our students being featured in the local newspapers. Below are a few highlights this year so far.

Neve MacLeod

Neve was selected to represent Western Australia in the Surf Life Saving team. Neve travelled to NSW where she competed at Freshwater Beach and Manly Beach. Neve competed in the board race, surf race, ski and ironman. WA came third overall, behind Queensland (2nd) and NSW (1st). Neve was featured in the Joondalup/Wanneroo Times last week with her team mates. Neve is committed to her surf life saving and is motivated to improve in each competition.

Declan and Luke Killeen

Luke and Declan were featured in the local Joondalup/Wanneroo newspaper for their high achievement in recent Speedway competitions. The article stated that Declan won all of his heats in the 250cc solo class after finishing 7th at the Australian titles in Queensland last month. Luke finished third at the national titles in the 125cc solo category. At Luke’s recent meet at his home track, he was asked to lead the parade with the Australian flag due to his success at the Australian championships. Luke said that this was the best result for a Western Australian rider in almost 30 years. What a fantastic achievement for both Declan and Luke.

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Beth Lewis

Beth competed in her first open water swim last weekend and finished 8th in the under 15’s category and was the fourth 13 year old across the line. Beth is a quiet achiever and has been dedicated to improving her swimming over the last few years. Congratulations Beth on a fantastic result for your first race.

Grace Lenaghan

Grace competed in the State Triathlon Championships on Australia Day this year. Grace achieved a Bronze medal which is an outstanding achievement. Grace is extremely dedicated to training and works incredibly hard. These competitions require a great deal of mental strength and determination. Well done Grace.

Eva Salisbury

Eva has made the WA State u/14 Indoor Cricket (Western Wolves) team. Eva will play in the 2019 Junior National Indoor Cricket Titles in Victoria this year. Well done on the hard work and commitment Eva and good luck.

Lucas Eames-Butcher, Lachlan Hall and Luke Walshe

Lucas, Lachlan and Luke recently successfully represented Joondalup Country Club in the Boys Junior Pennant golf season by winning the Division 1 & Division 3 Pennant Flags at Cottesloe Golf Club. The boys were undefeated in all five rounds of the 2019 match-play competition. Congratulations to all three boys, a fantastic result.

Renea Mayer

Acting 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.


The Performing Arts Costume Department is in need of coat hangers for the musical production. If you have any spare hangers you would like to donate, please drop them off at the office in the Performing Arts Centre. There will be a box outside the office entrance for this purpose. Any type from metal to plastic would be very much appreciated.



This Easter, Our Lady of the Missions parish are excited to be hosting international author and speaker, Jeff Cavins. Jeff is no stranger to most of us as almost every parish has run one of his famous Bible Timeline studies at one point or another. This is a very unique opportunity to hear him speak live. It is also a chance to engage with others from the parish as well as from the archdiocese, and of course most importantly deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ through the Mass, the talk, Adoration and Confession (which will be offered on the night).


TIME: 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm (The evening will begin with Mass, the talk starts at 7.00 pm)

TALK: 'I’m not being fed: Discovering the food that satisfies the soul'

For more information and registration please pick up a brochure at the back of the Church or visit For your convenience, the team from Evangelisation Australia will be at all Masses on the weekend of 16/17 March to answer any questions and take your registration.



Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11


Ocean Ridge Junior Football Club is in need of more girls to play AFL football this year. Registration available online - visit: and click on the REGISTRATION link. Kids sports subsidy available. Any questions please contact Shane Porter by mobile 0409 884 365 or email


Wednesday 28 February - Fri 1 March - Year 12 Retreat

Monday 4 March - Labour Day public holiday

Wednesday 6 March - Ash Wednesday

Friday 8 March - Prendi Summerfest


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 and B2me meet for Breakfast.

45 Principals, Business Managers and Community Engagement personnel met at The Redmond Theatre on Wednesday morning to listen to what the unique networking platform had to offer. Over coffee, bacon and egg bagels and an assortment of Danish pastries B2me director Ray Bartell, Chris Greenwood (Hub Coordinator) and sponsor HHG Legal representative Steve Cohen discussed ways in which B2me could assist schools and business to share their services and make a more personal contribution to people based communities.

Prendiville is a B2me advocate and encourages anyone with a business and has a connection to The Prendiville community to connect to the B2me platform. Please feel free to follow the directions below or ring Chris Greenwood on 0427 030 757.

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The Simplicity of B2me ...... click on the fun Youtube demonstration.

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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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