Prendiville News

5 June 2019


Phone: 9301 6270



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It was really special to see Manjaree Place come to life as the central area of focus for our Reconciliation Week celebration. The healing hands and Aboriginal flags certainly had pride and place last Wednesday.

For your children

Mark Antulov



All grandparents are invited to Prendiville Catholic College on Friday 2 August to share in the life of the College with their grandchild.

Activities will include:

  • Mass with grandchildren
  • Concert
  • Morning tea

The day will commence at 10.00am with Mass in the Good Shepherd Chapel and conclude at approximately 12.00pm after morning tea. If you wish to take part in Grandparents Day, please make sure you RSVP by email to Dawn Toomey. Please indicate student’s name/s and the number of grandparents attending.

We look forward to seeing you all on Grandparents Day.

Karen Rice

Director of Missions and Identity


Over the past twenty years, Prendiville Catholic College has hosted visits from groups of Japanese students from Sagami Girls Junior High School. The visiting girls are billeted with Prendiville students' families. Those families that have participated in the past have found the experience very enjoyable. Many friendships have been developed and it is an excellent opportunity for our students to gain an appreciation and understanding of Japanese culture.

With the success of previous tours, the College will host a visit of students from Sagami from Thursday 25 July to Tuesday 6 August 2019. There will also be some students wishing to stay longer until 20 August 2019. The students will undertake tuition at the College to improve their English skills with organised activities and sightseeing being arranged at the College. The visiting girls are aged between 14 and 16 years. Families that can help by accepting students into their home will be compensated $350.00 per student.

If you are able to assist by billeting a student or have any queries regarding the visit, please contact Mrs Leishele Pearce or 9301 6221.


I am pleased to advise the arrival of our new College bus, a Yutong 27 seat coaster. Currently our fleet now consists of two Yutong 27 seat coaches and 2 Toyota Coasters. The new Yutong coaches have the latest safety features including passenger seat belts to ensure the safe transport of our students.

Funds have been made available through the Bus Levy to support the purchase of the two Yutong coaches.

Terence Raphael

Business Manager


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“Following the success of the Peer Leader program, I still wanted to continue with helping the Year 7's having someone to talk to if they are feeling lonely. Not only does the Guardian Angel program help continue that support for Year 7’s who may feel lost, but also for those in other years who just might need someone to talk to. This program is a way for older years to connect with younger ones and to use the skills that they have learned and want to pass on. The Guardian Angels is all about embracing the Prendiville community and making sure that no one gets left behind. I am super excited to be a part of this new Prendiville group.”

Olivia Howell Year 10.

“Guardian Angels is an initiative that is run by Year 10 and Year 11 students. We value inclusivity and the engagement of all students. Our aim is to ensure that we are approachable to younger students at Prendiville. We want to create a safe environment where all students feel comfortable to be themselves.”

Helen Sang and Jasleen Hundal Year 11

Following the exam period, the Year 10’s will be available around school at recess and lunchtimes and the Year 11’s will be available in the library at lunchtimes. They are identifiable by the Angel Wings badge and are happy to offer support, answer questions and give advice.

Suzan Crompton

Head of Year 10


Prendiville Creative Arts student, Caitlin Nihill (Year 9) has won the prestigious City of Joondalup’s Art competition – Celebrating Joondalup. Caitlin will have her winning artwork on display at local libraries until 21 June and then on the digital screen in Yagan Square in August. Thank you to the City of Joondalup for the generous prize and congratulations Caitlin!

Eamon Matthews

Head of Subject Area - Creative and Digital Arts


ACC Cross Country results

Congratulations to all students who competed in the 2019 ACC Cross Country carnival. It was a beautiful day at Alderbury Reserve with 76 competing ACC schools. Although students finish with an individual place, the Prendiville students had developed a sense of membership over the term and understood what was required of them within the team.

There were some outstanding individual performances this year; James Malone (U14 boys) finished 4th, Thomas Rooke (U14 boys) finished 8th and Kasey Nicholas (U13 girls) finished 12th.

There were also some fantastic team results. U14 boys finished 1st taking away the champion trophy for their age group. The U13 girls finished 3rd receiving some valuable points for Prendiville. Overall Prendiville finished 14th which is 4 positions higher than 2018.

Interhouse Surfing Carnival

On Saturday 22 June Prendiville will be hosting the 2019 Interhouse Surfing Carnival at Trigg Beach. The carnival will commence at 7am and finish around 1pm. This is a great event and all members of the Prendiville community are welcome. Students have been sent information for registration which is due by the 14 June. Students can select to compete in Surfing or Bodyboarding and do not have to be enrolled in the Surf Science program to compete. Parents will receive additional information this week.

Athletics Specialist Training

Athletics is the next ACC event on the sporting calendar. This year we will have hurdles specialist Lyn Foreman and decathlete Kylie Wheeler returning to work with the team. Training for hurdles and high jump will commence in Term 2 with the rest of the events commencing at the beginning of Term 3. All students are invited to attend athletics training if they wish to be a part of the ACC Athletics team.

Sporting Achievements

Grace Lenaghan

Congratulations to Grace on her achievements in the Western Australian Triathlon team this year. Grace has been awarded 3rd place Triathlete of the Year for Female 16-19 years.

Renea Mayer

Sports Coordinator


We are excited to be taking part in the 2019 Woolworths Earn & Learn program and would like to make this our best ever.

During the previous campaign, we were able to purchase some great resources for the Endeavour Centre with the points we earned, thanks to you.

From now until 25th June 2019, you can collect stickers at Woolworths that go towards Earn & Learn points. For every $10 you spend at Woolworths (excluding the purchase of tobacco, liquor and gift cards), you will receive a sticker. These stickers can then be given to your children to collect on a special sticker sheet. Once it is completed, they can simply bring it back here to school or you can drop them into your local Woolworths collection box. The more points we earn, the more we can redeem from a choice of over 10,000 educational resources including mathematics and English resources, art & crafts materials and much more!

Lets stick together and try to make this one the biggest yet!

We are grateful for your support and look forward to a successful program. If you have any questions, please ask at school.



Please note that the P and F June meeting has been moved from Tuesday 18 June. The meeting will now occur on:

Wednesday 19 June 2019

TIME : 6.30pm

VENUE – Prendiville Centre upstairs in the Boardroom

All parents are welcome.

Thank you

P and F Committee


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Susan McLean will present her knowledge on 'Growing Up Online' to parents on Monday 10 June at Sacred Heart College in the RNDM Theatre. The session starts at 7pm and runs for 100 minutes.

The presentation will cover topics such as:

• What kids are doing online (Secret Calculator, Tik Tok, Instagram, Yubo and live streaming sites)

• Online grooming

• Cyberbullying

• Sharing nudes

• Top tips on how to assist the children in your care online

• Problematic internet use and gaming issues

Susan is a well-known ex-policewoman turned national media voice on cybersafety. She is often seen in the media and is considered to be the authority in this space.

Tickets are free to this event and you must register by clicking HERE in order to be permitted entry.

Thank you to Sacred Heart College for extending the invitation to Prendiville parents to attend.


Enrolments are currently open for TEE’s Intensive Exam Preparation Course during the first week of the July School Holidays at UWA. Specialist ATAR teachers have a proven track record of helping students to maximise their ATAR scores. To enrol visit TEE’s website at call us on 9314 9599 or email .


Enrolments are currently open for ATAR Holiday Revision Courses during the July School Holidays with Academic Task Force at Perth Modern School, Churchlands Senior High School or Rossmoyne Senior High School. Specialist ATAR teachers will help you revise course content and you for your exams. Students will learn in small, interactive classes to maximise and will receive top tips from subject-specialist teachers and feedback on their work from the teacher. In the classes, you will learn how to improve your ATAR. To enrol visit the Academic Group website at

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Tuesday 4 - 14 June - Years 11 exams

Monday 10 - 14 June - Year 10 exams

Thursday 20 June - Year 10 immunisations

Saturday 22 June - Interhouse Surfing Carnival

Every Friday - Mass, 8am, Good Shepherd Chapel


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 had the pleasure of assisting in the hosting of the 10 year reunion for the Class of 2009 in the Cellar Bar at The Oxford Hotel Leederville last Saturday, June 1st.

Forty-two alumni joked, laughed, swapped stories and tales of days gone by in the unique surrounds, underground at the historic Oxford. Creative Arts teacher Jodie Whitby (actual Class of 2009 student) and Paddy Devlin helped Alumni Coordinator Chris Greenwood make the night the memorable success it was.

An interesting statistic to come from the interaction was the fact that three couples had formed long-term relationships or lifers as Ben Traynor (2009) put it, from the group. If it had not been for Prendiville CC, then they may never have met.

The College wishes the group every success in the future. It was a great pleasure being a part of your celebrations.

Chris Greenwood

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Momentum Dance Returns to The Hub.

Momentum Dance presents "UNMANNED".

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Temporarily bereft of our men, it’s the women’s turn to shine. Renowned contemporary choreographers Alice Lee Holland and Claudia Alessi complete the feminine influence with 2 new works that highlight disconnection, re connection and touch, playful remembering, and individuality, in task based choreography.

Join us in the foyer of the Redmond Theatre, Prendiville C.C. Ocean Reef, for a drink and a chat after the show

Between Saturday 8 June 2019 5:00 PM and Sunday 9 June 2019 3:00 PM


Redmond Theatre - Prendiville Performing Arts Centre
11 Prendiville Avenue, OCEAN REEF, WA 6027



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Coaching Cricket

Coaching Cricket are launching their website and social media links in preparation for the coming season (still a while away) but lots of off season events happening. The website is still a work in progress but will be fully functional by the start of June 2019. The link to the website is HERE. Subscription to the newsletter is free so sign up and stay informed on events, training tips and hints and more. We also have a large collection, growing by the day, of second hand (some almost new) cricket books for sale at the shop so for all you cricket 'tragics' have a look through and see if there are any you would like to add to your collection.

Our Facebook page is HERE please feel free to like and follow as it will have heaps of information of upcoming events and all matters cricket related.

Our Instagram page too will have snaps of events, information etc. You can find it HERE. Any questions or feedback on the website and or social media is welcome.

Paolo Franzoni - 0430344122

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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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