Emmanuel Catholic College

College Newsletter - Term Three Week 4 - 11 August 2017


Dear Parents, Students and College Community,

This week I have had the pleasure to interviewed with Mrs Domanique O’Reilly and Mr Dryw Edwards, selected Year 11 students for the positions of College Captains (Head Girl & Head Boy) for 2018. The students interviewed, were selected though a voting process of Year 11 students and staff. I was delighted that all the candidates presented themselves extremely well and spoke most articulately, making the final decision very difficult. The candidates interviewed will be notified on Monday next week, followed by the announcement to the Year 11 students and staff on Tuesday morning.

Tomorrow our Year 7 students commencing in 2018 will come in to the College to complete their Diagnostic Tests. These tests provide valuable information that add to their Primary School data that we already have on the students. The collective information assists the College in putting best practice education in place for each student.

This week the College celebrated Technologies Week. Following the same format as NAIDOC and Languages Week in the previous two weeks, there were many opportunities for staff and students to enjoy the many quizzes and activities organised by the Technologies Learning Area. My thanks to Mr Brad Nicholas and his staff from both the Design & Technology and Hospitality departments for their organisation of a fun filled week.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to listen to the staff and students who were in Warmun at Ngalangangpum School last week. Without doubt, they have had an enjoyable, memorable experience that is life changing. One mother wrote:

‘This immersion trip exceeded all expectations for my child and I really feel that they have benefited from this trip. They loved seeing the Aboriginal culture and how they lived, and found it amazing how different everything was. I couldn’t wipe the smile off their face.’

We look forward to the many opportunities for staff and Year 11 students to visit Ngalangangpum School in future years.

Our College football oval is currently out of use. The recent heavy persistent rains has caused serious flooding on the oval. Given the forecast for continued rain in the coming weeks, it will remain out of use until a suitable resolution is in place. Alternative arrangements will be made for those activities that require the football oval. I have asked Sonja Matthes, our College Business Manager, to commence the investigation for a permanent resolution to this issue.

A reminder to parents that next Friday 18 August is a pupil free day. This is day two of our staff Faith Formation professional learning which commenced earlier in the year.

Finally, I announced to the College Board and staff this week that I have been invited by Catholic Education West Australia, with some other Catholic school Principals, to travel to Belgium to complete studies on the theme of Catholic Identity. I am very much looking forward to this Learning opportunity. This will take me out of the College from Thursday September 7 to the remainder of Term Three.

God Bless,

Mr Leo Di Gregorio - Principal

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Next Tuesday, 15 August, commemorates a special favour given by God to Mary, our blessed Mother. The Assumption means that Mary was taken up into the glory of heaven not only with her soul, but also with her body.

Jesus, the Son of God was born from Mary's pure womb. So when Mary died, God would not allow her body to decay. This was her extraordinary reward for an extraordinary life lived with love and faith. Now Mary is in heaven. She is the Mother of God and our Mother. Every time Mary asks Jesus to give us graces, He listens to her requests.

The Mass of the Assumption will be celebrated at the College on Tuesday 15 at 2.30pm. Parents, why not join your child in thanksgiving for the protection and blessings of our Holy Mother? A wonderful reason for our whole community to come together. You will be warmly welcomed!

Fr Bryan Rosling - College Chaplain


College Calendar

  • 14 - 18 Aug - Science week
  • 15 Aug - CALM visit to John Tonkin Horticultural Centre
  • 15 Aug - Angelico Exhibition Opening
  • 15 Aug - Mass of the Assumption
  • 16 Aug - Year 7-9 Junior Boys Basketball Carnival
  • 16 Aug - Whole School Assembly
  • 16 Aug - Year 12 Parent Information Evening
  • 17 Aug - Year 9 Retreat Day
  • 18 Aug - COLLEGE CLOSED Staff PD Day

For our current College calendar go to: https://www.emmanuel.wa.edu.au/event


Office Holiday Closure

Closed - Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 September
Open - Thursday 28 September to Friday 6 October
Term 4 - Commences Monday 9 October for staff and students


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Year 10 into Year 11 Subject Selection

Subject selection meetings with course advisors should have been made during the last fortnight. Any family who did not make a meeting with their course advisor must call Maree Day by the close of the school day on Monday 14 August as all interviews need to be concluded by Wednesday 16 August. If families have not made an appointment, students will be asked to meet with their advisor and the subject selection form will be returned home for parents to sign.

Year 11 into Year 12 Subject Selection

Students in Year 11 will have an opportunity to meet their Course Advisors next week to look at their subjects for Year 12 in 2018. The Course Advisors are Mr Bellini, Mr Edwards, Mrs Beedie and Mrs O’Reilly. All students will be informed of their meeting time via SEQTA. Should parents wish to attend this meeting, they will need to call Mrs Maree Day on 08 9414 4056 to book a time together with their respective course advisor. The Year 12, 2018 Curriculum Handbook can be found on the following link: https://goo.gl/RDumZ8

Students requiring a waiver must collect this from Mrs Day's office. Only one waiver will be issued per student.

Online literacy and numeracy (OLNA) testing

Writing: 4 - 6 September

Reading and Numeracy: 7 – 15 September

Students will be provided with individual schedules during Week 5. If your child has not passed the OLNA please ensure they are present at school to complete the tests according to their individual schedule. Below is the link to the practice tests. To help your child prepare please encourage them to complete the practice tests. To log in to the practice test you need to use the following username and password:

Username: 1432

Password: prac14


Mr Vince Bellini - Deputy Principal Years 11 & 12 Curriculum



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Congratulations to Emmanuel Catholic College’s Football community members in Mr Ryan Henley (Director of Sport) and Lachlan Feeney for their individual recognition.

Mr Ryan Henley was nominated as a Finalist in the State Ambassador Program and deservedly recognised for his contribution towards Australian Rules Football at our College and community. He is a shortlisted finalist for his efforts in promoting our great game. He has had a major influence in the success of our Football Academy which has seen Emmanuel forge strong relationships with South Fremantle and Fremantle Dockers. The Awards night is on Thursday. Good luck Mr Henley!

Lachlan Feeney (1st XVIII Captain) was nominated as the best player across all the WAFL Colts Round 20 games that were played over the weekend. Lachlan Feeney is recognised after his best on ground effort representing the South Fremantle Colts side against East Fremantle in Round 20. The WAFL selects the five best performances in each round and the general public are able to vote the winner the round. The link below highlights Lachlan’s game as well as the other four nominated players. You can vote for the player you think deserves the award. I will be voting for Lachlan Feeney! https://goo.gl/R5YE1C

What a week it has been for Australian Rules Football at Emmanuel Catholic College. Our Junior Girls and Boys Footballers have both made history, with the girls reaching the last four in a State Carnival and our Junior Boys moving into the semi-final of a State Competition. Our football staff members are doing an unbelievable job in preparing our students for the rigours of these Competitions/Carnivals and it’s very rewarding to see our students taste success.

Mr Steve Pendleton - Football Coordinator


Over the past week, our Year 7 students have had the chance to represent Emmanuel in their first football competition. Last week, one boys' team and one girls' team travelled to Ferndale to compete against various schools in the one day Carnival.

The boy's team were competitive all day, winning their first three games comfortably against Seton, St Norberts and Serpentine-Jarrahdale. The last game of the Carnival was against Mazenod, who were also undefeated for the day. The winner would be crowned the winners of the competition and move ahead to the Finals Carnival the following week. Mazenod, physically large proved too strong for our boys as we lost the game by six goals.

Our girls' team had strong wins against St Norberts and Serpentine-Jarrahdale, displaying great tackling skills and an endeavour to chase the football. Similar to the boys, the final game of the Carnival was essentially a final and Seton were our opponents as they were also undefeated. Displaying good football skills and a high work rate the girls rallied to defeat Seton by a nail biting four points.

This week the Year 7 Girls' Team competed in the Finals Carnival playing against all the other Carnival winners around the Perth metro area. In trying conditions, with a lot of rain, the team remained enthusiastic and tried their hardest. Unfortunately, the other schools were too strong on the day as we failed to register a win.

It was very pleasing to see our young footballers so eager to get involved and represent the College. There were many talented players throughout the Carnivals and the future looks bright for Australian Rules Football at Emmanuel Catholic College. Thank you to our coaches Mr Ryan Henley, Mr Steve Pendleton, Mr Jordan Tirli and Miss Kerry Reynolds for their efforts over the Carnivals.

Mr Jarrod Parry - Acting Director of Sports


The opportunities for girls in football is growing both within the community and at Emmanuel. A new competition began this week, with girls playing in the Year 7-9 Schoolgirls Cup competition. Round 1 of the competition was against John Curtin College, with our team having a mix of Year 7 to Year 9 students. Playing on a full sized oval was a new experience for all the girls and something they were excited about.

They enjoyed the ability to lead into space and displayed a great run and carry in the game. It was a very close game throughout the afternoon, with our team going down by just one goal. We look forward to our next game against All Saints College.

Miss Kerry Reynolds & Mr Jordan Tirli - Teachers


There was a buzz around Emmanuel on Monday as our Junior Boys Football team was playing their quarter final against Comet Bay. Last term, we defeated CBC Fremantle to be crowned South Fremantle Division Champions and made our way into the knockout stage taking on the best footballing schools in the state. It was a rough draw coming up against Comet Bay in the quarter final as they have won the entire competition in the past three years. Their history did not worry our boys as they were motivated to prove themselves against such a highly regarded school.

In the first half, the Kings came out flying, with their work rate and ability to get numbers to the contest impressing everyone. We piled on early goals as we lead by three goals at halftime and the feeling of an upset was well and truly in play. By three-quarter time we increased our lead to a comfortable seven goals.

The final quarter Comet Bay had a slight breeze advantage and kicked four very quick goals. Our boys responded well and kicked a couple crucial goals which sealed the game. We came away 19 points victors, which moves us into the next stage as we play the semi-final in Week Six. It was a tremendous effort by our boys who have worked so hard to get to this stage. We are all excited for the Semi-Final game and are prepared to take on whoever it may be.

Mr Jarrod Parry - Acting Director of Sport



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The Catholic Performing Arts Festival is held throughout Term 3 and provides students with the opportunity to give their very best and perform to a public audience. It is open to both primary and secondary school students. The performance categories encompass choral, drama, musical, instrumental, vocal and dance aspects of the performing arts. Approximately 18,000 students enter the Festival each year. The following individuals and groups from Emmanuel will be performing in the following categories throughout the term and we wish them all the best.

Vocal Solo/Duet

Ashley Wilson, Kiara Nici, Dion Mazzone, Brooklyn Foote, Tania Biju and Esther Maloba

Drama Students

From Year 10 and 11 Drama Class

Drama Solo’s

Abby Lee Green, Luke Tsallis, Sebastien Northam, Anikah Krumholectski, Jean La Reservee and Gabriel Tiamzon

Liturgical/Sacred Choral Music

Emmanuel Choir

Contemporary Band

Emmanuel Rock Band

Instrumental Solo

Jennifer Barrett, Tahlia Murray and Joshua Arkell

Piano Solo

Dawne Jepit and Jelena Crooks


Emmanuel Swing Dancers


Dates: Monday 14 – Friday 25 August

Venue: Forrest Centre – 221 St Georges Terrace Perth

The Angelico Exhibition for Catholic Secondary Students is a prestigious annual event on the Catholic secondary school art calendar, and celebrates its 24th year in 2017. It is open to all Catholic school students from Years 7-12 and features an array of creative, colourful, inspirational and spiritual works ranging from Aboriginal and contemporary paintings, ceramics, sculpture, furniture pieces and textiles. Congratulations to the following individuals from Emmanuel who will have their work exhibited at the exhibition. We wish you all the best.

Year 10 Visual Art – Sculpture/Mixed Media

Maxine Powell and Stephanie Calderaro,

Year 10 Visual Art – Mixed Media

Teal Cuff, Sienna Cuff and Stephanie Calderaro

Year 9 Visual Art – Acrylic on Canvas

Cordelia Jones

Year 10 Graphic Design – Digital Art

Maxine Powell and Xueting Shang

Mrs Nicole Ryan - Head of Arts


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Technologies Week has brought out the competitive spirit amongst our Forms. Each day we’ve had a technology-based challenge and students have embraced the opportunity which has been fantastic. Both our Year 11 Engineering and 12 MDT students have been constructing custom designed fire-pits. This week we performed some product testing and whilst we generally try to avoid fires in our workshops our testing did provide us with some warmth on a very chilly morning! Our Hospitality students are hosting two large functions over the next couple of weeks as they are assessed by industry-based representatives and we wish them all the best. Many thanks to all staff and students who have participated this week.

Mr Brad Nicholas - Head of Technology & Enterprise


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Update - Year 11 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management.

The students who commenced a Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management have been completing a number of the main Units of Competency in the first weeks of this term. The students have completed a third of their 15 Units that provides a qualification for occupational outcome in Parks and Land Management, Conservation Earthworks, Lands, Parks and Wildlife or Natural Area Management or a mix of these.

Last week, the students camped at the Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Education Centre at Mundaring with some students from John Tonkin College who are also completing the Unit of Competency, ‘Carry Out Restoration Work’, which involved rehabilitation of overgrown paths and planting native plants at John Forrest National Park. John Forrest National Park is a national park in the Darling Scarp, 24 km East of Perth. The first national park in Western Australia and the second oldest Park in Australia established shortly after the Royal National Park in NSW, a great place for a picnic.

The students were required to complete practical assessments for Job Safety, local native and non-native flora and fauna identification, soil and rock form analysis, control of predators and conservation strategies. The John Forrest Head Ranger and District Manager both complemented the students on their work and study, despite the cold and wet weather conditions the students performed brilliantly.

The same students have also had an interesting time this week at the Murdoch University completing their fauna theory competency at the University Animal Anatomy Museum and the Research Farm.

Mr Steve Prigg - Bush Rangers Coordinator


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As Enviro Club was cancelled two weeks ago due to bad weather, the students were itching for a session this week but once again the weather was not our friend. A change of plans saw the students meet for the first time this term with students working on the worm farms. Our worm farms have been so successful that they are now full and it is time to harvest the castings to place on our garden beds.

With a quick break in the rain, some Emmanuel students were able to dig out one section of our worm farm to place the castings on tables. From there it was ‘find as many worms as you could’ time. Whilst this isn’t the most efficient way of harvesting the castings from the worm farm, it is the most fun! Students got to see the different stages of life of the worms. Some students, who were adamant that they would not pick up worms, were wrist deep in casting trying to find worms by the end of the session. Once we had collected as many worms as possible the castings were placed on our garden beds to help grow the beans and celery we planted last term.

The students had so much fun that we will be running a special session next week to make up for the lost session at the end of term. If students wish to earn some Christian Service hours before the end of term and are free on a Tuesday afternoon, please contact Mrs Kingdon via direct message for more details.

Mrs Kylie Kingdon - Head of Humanities and Social Sciences


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Upon becoming Archbishop in 2012, the Most Reverend Timothy Costello made a commitment to the safety and well-being of our children and young people pledging he “would respond in a compassionate, sensitive and just way to all those who had suffered sexual abuse by clergy and Church workers under the jurisdiction of (his) office. Central to (this) has been the establishment … of the Safeguarding Program … (a) commitment to the principle that children have an absolute right to physical, spiritual and psychological safety at all times, and that the Church, as a Christian institution, should now and into the future be in the forefront of efforts to make this a reality”.*

This is taken from the foreword to the new Safeguarding Handbook available to parents at the Protective Behaviours Workshops during Child Protection Week in the first week of September. It is a Catholic parents guide to keeping their children safe and is part of the work of the Safeguarding Office and the more than 200 Safeguarding Officers in Catholic parishes who ensure “by their presence and active engagement in the parishes, that the dignity of children and young people is honoured and protected in our Catholic institutions, and that their right to absolute safety from any form of abuse or ill-treatment is an absolute priority for us all”.*

The Safeguarding Program is presenting Protective Behaviours Workshops for parents in various parishes throughout the Archdiocese beginning in the last week of August. Our parish is hosting a workshop at the Mater Christi Hall on Thursday 7 September at 7pm. Registration forms are available from the School Reception or the Church Foyer and must be returned to the Safeguarding Office via mail or email by Friday August 25. More information about the workshops will be provided next week and don’t forget about the student Poster Competition (entries due by Saturday August 19). Entry forms are available from Student Reception or https://goo.gl/ZSxxLV

Mr Jef Middleton - Safeguarding Officer



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Please note that students with any requirements or queries are to go to the Student Services counter, not front reception. Front reception is for parent queries only. Thank you for your support.

Services available:

• Student attendance

• Late arrivals or early collections

• Extended, planned or unplanned leave

• Messages for your students throughout the day

• Student ID letters

• Secure storage area for medication, e.g. Epipen’s and Diabetic supplies.

• All First Aid - Sickbay and Student room

• Updates and logging of Action Plans

• Changes to medication information for students

• Pastoral Care and information point for students

Please contact Student Services on:

Student Services direct telephone number - 9414 4051

Absentee email – absentee@emmanuel.wa.edu.au

Student Services SMS number - 0418 605 675


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Emmanuel’s Online Ordering and Cashless Canteen

Our school has a new and convenient online ordering and cashless system for our College Canteen called FlexiSchools.

This system also utilises students current Transperth SmartRider cards for payment and purchases. You will need to link your child’s SmartRider card to your Flexischools account and nominate a payment option. Any balance currently on your child’s SmartRider is for travel only. Once you have linked this to FlexiSchools, you will have a separate canteen account and you will also have your existing travel account. These are two independent card balances on the one card, and operate separately. Travel account funds cannot be utilised for canteen purchases and vice versa.

*Please note, cut off time for online orders is now 8.45am.


• Go to www.flexischools.com.au


Enter your email

You will be emailed a link to an online form - follow the link

Choose a username and password and complete the form

Add each student and their class

Top-up the account - VISA or MasterCard preferred

Please find the menu on the following link...


Mr Roger Spong - Canteen Manager



The enrolment process for Year 7 2019 students has now been completed. Any applications received from now on, including siblings, will be placed on a waiting list. Enrolments at Emmanuel Catholic College have become very competitive and it is important that students requiring a place in Year 7 2020 submit their Enrolment Applications this year.

The necessary reports required to accompany the application can be submitted at the end of the year once they are received. Interviews for Year 7 2020 commence at the beginning of 2018 and we envisage all places will be filled by the end of Semester 1 2018. Catholic students will be given preference as per our Enrolment Policy.

Applications can be downloaded from our website www.emmanuel.wa.edu.au For further information please contact our Registrar, Mrs Kelly Lister on 9414 4055 or enrolments@emmanuel.wa.edu.au



The College Fee Collection Policy has been reviewed and we now have a new Debt Recovery Officer as part of the finance team. Families not conforming to this policy will be contacted accordingly as non payment will not be tolerated. Unfortunately, a small number of families are not complying with the College Policy in regard to addressing outstanding school fees and are now facing further recovery action.

Thank you to all the families who are paying their school fees on time and understand the importance of keeping you fee account up-to-date with payments. Additionally if a family is currently experiencing financial hardship with regards to payment of their school fee account, immediate contact must be made with the Finance Department to discuss the matter, which will be, if required, forwarded to the Business Manager/Principal. We are quite amenable to making realistic payment arrangements for parents who find themselves in such situations.

As per College policy, if correspondence from the College is continually ignored, further recovery action will be taken.

Thank you for your continued support and co-operation.



On enrolment of your child at Emmanuel Catholic College, it is a requirement that you grant or deny permission for your child's photographs to be used in College publications and on social media (ie College website, newspaper articles, College Facebook page and Digital signs).

If you do NOT want photographs of your child published online or submitted to the print media and you are not sure if you made this clear on your enrolment from, please notify the College's Marketing Officer Ms Gabrielle LeBeck on 08 9414 4096 or email lebeck.gabrielle@emmanuel.wa.edu.au immediately.

Parents are also reminded that the College does not authorise the publishing of photographs taken at College events, in which students other than your own child are included.

Permission of the other students' parents/guardian is required.



Uniform Shop Normal Trading Hours

Tuesday 7.45am - 1.00pm & Thursday 12.00pm - 5.00pm

For fittings please call 9414 4017 to book a time.

Uniform Booking forms for both girls and boys are also found on the College website Uniform Shop page.

Your Emmanuel Uniform Shop Team



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The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the National Capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government contributed funding of $240 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate Program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.



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Enrolments are currently open for ATAR revision courses during the Term 3 school holidays with Academic Task Force at Perth Modern School, Churchlands Senior High School or Rossmoyne Senior High School or Academic Associates at the University of Western Australia. To enrol visit our website www.academictaskforce.com.au or speak with your Year Coordinator for a brochure. To visit our website please click here

  • Term 3 Holidays Year 11 & 12 ATAR Holiday Revision with Academic Task Force - 10 hr subject revision and exam preparation. Available in week 1 and 2 of the Term 3 school holidays at Rossmoyne SHS, Churchlands SHS and Perth Modern School. Enrol at www.academictaskforce.com.au or email learn@academictaskforce.com.au

  • Years 7 – 10 October Skills Development Program with Academic Task Force. Programs available in English, Maths, Learning Skills and Essay Writing. Programs available in week 2 of the July school holidays at Perth Modern School. Enrol now online at www.academictaskforce.com.au or email learn@academictaskforce.com.au



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Enrolments are now open for Three-Year-Old Kindergarten to Year 5

Please contact HPCPS for enrolment information or to book a school tour: admin.hpcps@cathednet.wa.edu.au or Tel: 6595 6100


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Mater Christi Parish - Yangebup

Liturgy Times

MONDAY: 9am Mass

TUESDAY: 9am Mass

WEDNESDAY: 8.15am Mass at Emmanuel Catholic College

5pm Eucharistic Hour & 6pm Mass

THURSDAY: 9am Mass

FRIDAY: 9am Mass

SATURDAY: 5pm Reconciliation & 6pm Mass

SUNDAY: 8am Mass, 10am Mass & 5pm Mass


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Emmanuel Catholic College

122 Hammond Rd


PO Box 3102


Phone: 9414 4000

Fax: 9498 5864