Prendiville Catholic College

2 September 2016

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

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A HERO OF OUR TIME

We all have heroes in our lives that inspire us to be the people we are and aspire to be. Over the weekend Mother Teresa was canonised as a Saint. For many, she’s known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) but her real name is Anjece Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. On September 4, she became ‘St. Teresa of Calcutta’. She is a contemporary hero to many, providing us with a lens to see the Face of our God, inspiring us to do good works and speak a universal language of dignity to all.


Houston Roberson, a regular volunteer at a Missionaries of Charity home, offers this: “Mother Teresa lives on in all of us. She showed us what it was like to be a Christian Catholic… she took the poorest of the poor and treated them with dignity and that's what we do here. We treat everyone with dignity. We don’t look down on anyone. We are just here to serve and be of service to them.”

Our College has a number of patrons and iconic heroes which inspire our values and way of being. The College is named after Redmond Prendiville and it is important to look beyond the name and continually seek out the values and inspiration behind the name. Each of our six Houses have been named after one of these heroes and our House Leaders continue to shape the identity of each House according to the values and conviction of these amazing people. Last week the students of Brigid and Francis House celebrated their House days through participation in House Masses and activities. I applaud the wonderful way our students respond on these days.


The College is starting to look towards 2017 and this week it is great to share some news with regard to this.


Firstly, STUDENT LEADERSHIP for 2017

The process of appointing student leaders continued this week with the following offices appointed:


  • Ministry Captain 2017 - Melissa van Blomestein

  • Arts Captain 2017 - Hannah Dans

  • Sports Captain 2017 - Kayla Deverellez


For the first time we have appointed an Academic Captain who will work with a committee of students to help inspire our students to strive for personal excellence across all aspects of College life.


Our inaugural Academic Captain is Harriet Brooke.


There is one more round of offices to complete now which are the House Captains.

All student leadership positions and committees will be finalised at the Year 12 Farewell Assembly.


Secondly, our new innovative ENTERPRISE LEARNING @ PCC

An alternative pathway to achieving WACE – New in 2017


The College’s new Enterprise Learning Pathway (FlexED) is all set in place to commence in 2017. It has been designed for students on a General Pathway in Year 11 and 12. This Enterprise Learning Program has been finalised and will integrate English General, Religious Education General, Business Cert II, Maths (embedded), Materials, Creative Design Technology Cert III, Materials, Design and Technology General together with Workplace Learning and Leadership and Enterprise camp and experience.


The appointment of important role of Mentor Teacher and Program leader was made this week and I am delighted to announce that Mr Stephen Lynch will be the inaugural Mentor Teacher for the program. Mr Lynch will bring a great deal of educational experience to the program. His experiences as former Humanities Head of Learning Area, strong pastoral care background, creative talents and his desire to challenge students to use their creativity and critical thinking to achieve their greatest potential brings academic rigour to the program and makes him the ideal Mentor Teacher.


The student response has been very positive. Participation is by application only. Any Year 11 students who are studying a General Pathway to their WACE are still encouraged to consider this exciting Enterprise Learning Pathway as an alternative option.


Enquiries can be made to Mr Stephen Lynch at the College

slynch@prendiville.wa.edu.au

It's always a pleasure to welcome visitors onto our College Campus. As part of her visits to schools programme, Shadow Minister for Education Sue Ellery MLC, accompanied by Joondalup Labor candidate Emily Hamilton visited on Thursday to meet with me along with student and staff representatives. This was a good opportunity to have conversation about the challenges of education, find out about life as a politician and discuss hopes for the future.

Finally, I hope all the fathers in our College community had a lovely Father’s Day. I recently received the following powerful inclusive reflection about both fathers and men in our lives and would like to share it as my final reflection for this newsletter:


A Father's Day Prayer

by Kirk D Loadman-Copeland


Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice.


Let us praise those fathers who, lacking a good model for a father, have worked to become a good father.


Let us praise those fathers who by their own account were not always there for their children, but who continue to offer those children, now grown, their love and support. Let us pray for those fathers who have been wounded by the neglect and hostility of their children.


Let us praise those fathers who, despite divorce, have remained in their children's lives. Let us praise those fathers whose children are adopted, and whose love and support has offered healing.


Let us praise those fathers who, as stepfathers, freely choose the obligation of fatherhood and earned their stepchildren's love and respect. Let us praise those fathers who have lost a child to death, and continue to hold the child in their heart.


Let us praise those men who have no children, but cherish the next generation as if they were their own. Let us praise those men who have "fathered" us in their role as mentors and guides.


Let us praise those men who are about to become fathers; may they openly delight in their children. And let us praise those fathers who have died, but live on in our memory and whose love continues to nurture us.


For your children

Mark Antulov

Principal

SCIENCE

National Science Week – Science Project Night

Our first Science Project Night on Wednesday 17 August, coinciding with National Science Week, was a huge success with many of our Year 7 - 10 students submitting projects. Many of the pieces of work were outstanding and students are to be congratulated for their efforts. It was fantastic to see so many parents turn up on the night and shown an interest in the work of all the students, not just their own.


A special thank you to all Science staff for their support and hard work to get the night up and running. Also thanks to other staff that attended on the night.


On the night…


  • Year 7 students showcased their ‘Simple Machines’.


  • A selection of Year 8 students showcased projects from the field of Earth Science. We saw many volcanoes, as well as rocks and mineral displays.


  • Our Year 9 selections ranged from House Circuitry, to Ecology, to Electric Cars to specialised Egg Vessels that protect an egg from boiling.


  • Year 10 students showcased their knowledge on Biotechnology with posters and IMovies.


As part of an opportunity for our students to shine, we encouraged visitors on the night to vote for their favourite Science projects in each category. Visitors enjoyed perusing all projects and it was a tough call to only choose one favourite. It must be said that the projects in the Year 8-10 rooms had already been selected as the best of their year group.


Students who received most votes were awarded with a ‘Community Award’ Certificate. Those who received most votes are listed as ‘Outstanding’ and those in the top 3 are listed as ‘Excellent’.


Congratulations to the following Community Award recipients.


Outstanding

Year 7

Mackenzie Kearsley, Dylan Hollywood, Coen Chamberlain, Trent Duncan, Hannah Dornan, Cameron Pugliese, Georgia Bull, Amelia Shaw

Year 8

Isabella Winterbourne

Year 9

Ally McGaw

Year 10

Jessica Vidot


Excellent

Year 7

Jelyn San Miguel, Josh Hales, Grace Clancy, Clarice Aguiar, Daniela Gamez-Villarreal, Aidan Coyne, Jerome Baptiste, Micaela Wornes, Adrian Glusica, Sam Newton, Ben Singh, Kyla Clark

Year 8

James Black, Madison Snelling

Year 9

Liam Jensen, Kaitlyn Stewart

Year 10

Kate Lockhart, Abbey Burgess


Gerry Giannasi

Head of Science

Year 11 ATAR Biology Field Trip

It was the afternoon of August 23 when the Year 11 ATAR Biology students embarked on a field trip to the Perth Hills Discovery Centre to enhance their knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and population studies. After a long hour and 15-minute bus ride, we arrived at our camp site, set up camp and then made our way to the Karakamia Sanctuary. It was here that we got to witness some extraordinary animals in their natural habitats including woylies, quenders, possums and some of us we even lucky enough to wish upon a shooting star! Both the students and I learnt a great deal of information about threatened species and the impact us humans are having on their habitat despite being colder than an ice cube!


Upon returning to camp, we indulged in a buffet of incredible food kindly prepared by Ben from Prendiville Café and lit a camp fire in an attempt to keep warm after discovering the minimum temperature that night was going to be 0 degrees. Staff and students alike worked together and demonstrated such great leadership and team work skills in an attempt to keep warm on the cold winter night that was ahead of us.


The following morning, we were awoken by the birds chirping and to a beautiful serene view of the Perth Hills. After packing our tents into the trailer with little feeling in our fingers and toes, we began our “Nearer to Nature” guided tour through the bush conducting field studies in groups. It was here students got to performs hands-on activities looking at canopy cover, humus content and depth of leaf litter to name a few. The field trip ended with a remarkable native animal encounter session where students got to interact with some of our most adorable native animals such as echidnas, woylies and joeys. This was one of the highlights of the camp that I’m sure students will remember for a long time.


Special thank you to Mrs Anita Relo-Fisher for her assistance, expertise and input in making this camp not only a fabulous one but an educational one as well. Thank you to Ben from Prendiville Café for provided us with such amazing food and thank you to my incredible Year 11 Biology students for conducting themselves with such professionalism, enthusiasm and for representing Prendiville Catholic College with distinction!


Andrew Rasano

Science Teacher

ENGLISH

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Othello Excursion

The Year 12 Literature class attended the tragedy of Othello by the Bell Shakespeare Company at the State Theatre on 17th August 2016. This play is one studied as part of the Literature course. Seeing a drama unfold on the stage is always the way to fully appreciate the text and Bell Shakespeare did not let us down. The State Theatre has excellent acoustics, and an impressive interior. Fitting the occasion, our illustrious Literature students dressed to impress. The decision was made to travel in by train and we found ourselves huddled on a freezing platform, dodging the rain. We knew we were in for a magical evening though, when a Transperth assistant, who was very helpful regarding transport queries and learning where we were headed for the evening, leaned in conspiratorially and whispered, “I don’t usually tell people this, but my surname is Macbeth!”. The Bard triumphs again.


Dawn Wellsted

Year 12 Literature Teacher

VISUAL ART EXHIBITION 2016

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Annual Visual Art Exhibition

Official Opening – Wednesday 14 September

Prendiville Performing Arts Centre


We are thrilled to invite you and your family to our official opening of the Visual Art Exhibition on Wednesday the 14th of September at 6 pm.


We welcome you to take your time to view the works throughout the evening. However, if you are unable to attend our opening night, you still have a chance to see the artworks throughout the week from Tuesday 13th September until Friday 16th September from 9:00 am- 4 pm each day.


If you would like to view the works during school hours, please do not hesitate to call us, or make your way to College Reception to obtain a visitor’s pass before proceeding to the Performing Arts Centre.


We look forward to seeing you!


Eamon Matthews

Art Coordinator

LIBRARY

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Book Week

Fun, Food, Festivities…

Happy Book Week 2016. The theme this year was Australia! Story Country. A crazy week full of activities and great fun was had. Throughout the week all PCG’s were able to participate in a daily quiz, our Year 7’s painted some amazing Aboriginal dot paintings which competed for the 'People’s Choice Award' and all PCC staff, whom we appreciate for their ongoing support, received a little Aussie eatable treat each morning.


On Monday, we had boomerang painting in the MakerSpace area; Wednesday - Aussie Book Title Charades with some amazing performances from our teachers including Mrs O’Donnell, Mrs Williamson, Mr Harris, Ms O’Connor, Ms McCarthy, Mr O’Connor and our own Mrs Clarke. Congratulations to McAuley House who guessed the most titles correctly, Bailey was outstanding.


Finally, our Book Week events culminated in a staff Aussie costume parade. The winners this year were “Snugglepot and Cuddlepie” AKA, Ms Warner and Mrs Russell. Other great entries were Administration staff who portrayed Aussie Surf Lifesavers and Mrs O’Donnell and Ms Pease who dressed as school students from the book “Picnic at Hanging Rock”. Special thanks to Ms Gray’s Year 11 ATAR Literature class who made the effort to dress as characters from the novel they are studying “The Great Gatsby”. Although obviously not an Australian book title it is still a focus on books and the importance of reading and literature. Next year can only be bigger and better!

SPORT NOTICES

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Prendiville Rugby Club

Thank you to parents and students for your patience with the Northern Schools Rugby Cup competition this year. It has been very disappointing for us to have had such a poor run in terms of the participation of other schools to date. We are predicting a much tougher finish to the season against Lake Joondalup in Week 8 and at this stage are almost certain we will be finishing in a position to qualify for finals in Week 9. For this reason it is important that the boys maintain their commitment to training where possible and to the games on Wednesday afternoons. Finals fixtures will be sent to parents and students as soon as they come to hand.


Athletics Training

We have been overwhelmed by the level attendance and participation at Athletics training this year. We are averaging well over 30 per session and 112 individual students have attended training at some point this term. Our second twilight meet will be held on Tuesday 6 September as the last official opportunity for students to record times, throws and jumps to stake a claim for a spot in the final team for the ACC Carnival in Week 9. Students who are unable to make the twilight meets will be required to liaise with the individual coach to organise a time at training on either Wednesday 7 or Thursday 8 September before the final team can be announced on Friday 9 September. If this cannot be arranged, original times from the Interhouse Carnival will be utilised in determining a student’s performance.


The final ACC Carnival will take place at the State Athletics Centre on Thursday 15 September. A programme booklet is available on the schools SPORTAL page through SEQTA that contains all information about the carnival including the event programme for the day.


Sunsmart State Surfing Titles

Apologies to all parents and students after the cancellation of the Sunsmart State Surfing Titles last Friday. Although it has proved to be quite disruptive, the safety of all participants is and will remain the paramount concern of both ourselves and Surfing WA. We are still awaiting confirmation of the new date and all affected students and parents will be notified via email/ direct message once this is received.


Jamie Birrell

Sports Coordinator

DANCE

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Prendiville Dance Showcase INFINITE

On Saturday 20th August, 120 Prendiville Dance students presented the 2016 Prendiville Dance Showcase ‘INFINITE’. The show displayed an array of outstanding dance pieces unified by the theme INFINITE. These acts differed in forms and styles of dance that included Street Dance, Hip-hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Irish and Tap.

The show was opened by the Year 8 Dance classes who blew the audience away with their energy and enthusiasm with their piece ‘Good Feeling’. The audience could not help but dance along in their seats with the Year 8’s. These classes had very limited rehearsal together before the dress and technical rehearsal, as their classes are timetabled at different times. As a result, these students are to be congratulated on their very professional performance with so little rehearsal as one large group.


The Year 9 Dance classes also blew audiences away with their confidence and attack with their Street Jazz piece ‘Ke$ha’. These classes also had very limited rehearsal together before the show due to class timetabling and still managed to perform with precision.

Year 10 Dance performed their Jazz routine ‘Here I Come’; quite a technical routine which they pulled off with ease, displaying to their audience their confidence and commitment to their movement. Their stunning and classy black costumes were worn with pride. A small group of Year 10’s performed another item ‘The Purge’ which was based on the film. These students choreographed the routine together and really did a fantastic job of retelling the story.


The Year 11 ATAR Dance class performed a breathtaking lyrical piece ‘Turn to Stone’ displaying a very high level of maturity and emotion throughout their dancing. They also performed another piece ‘Beyonce’ that they successfully choreographed together as a class that was based upon the infamous Queen B.


The Year 12 WACE Dance class presented a dark and mysterious piece ‘The Battle’ which they depicted well through both their strong movements and facial expressions. They also performed ‘Lean On’, a Jazz Funk piece choreographed entirely by the students that was based on their very own journey from Year 7 to Year 12 here at PCC.


The Prendiville Dance Company closed the show with yet another fantastic, modern and entertaining performance incorporating Jazz, Lyrical and Hip-Hop.


Throughout the main group items there were a range of students performing solos or duos, these students included: Faith Ward (Year 8), Claudia Arto, Sienna Mackay and Sharne Wakefield (Year 9), Jaimee Adams, Sarah Blowers and Natalie Karow (Year 10), Amelia Nutini and Penelope Rojas (Year 11) and Ebony Mackay and Brittany Tyson (Year 12). These students went through an audition process in order to perform their solo or duo at the Showcase and need to be congratulated on their level of professionalism, courage and talent.


Overall, the show was a great success and each of the Prendiville Dance students should be proud of their hard work and efforts. Thank you to Dance Captain Annabelle Russo and Dance Prefects Ebony Mackay and Jessica McGaw for their hard work organising the event and ensuring it ran smoothly.


If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the performance on DVD as a memento, it was recorded by Schools Memories Captured who will be professionally editing the footage and is available for $25. Please note that the DVD orders deadline has been kindly extended to the end of the day on Friday September 9. Please submit your money in an envelope with your surname on it to Mrs Johnson or Mrs Martin.

Prendiville Dance Company 2016:

Prendiville Dance Company consisted of 28 dance students in 2016 from Years 8 to 12 who rehearsed every Wednesday after school in Terms 1, 2 and 3 under the direction of Mrs Johnson. Their piece “Bond, James Bond” was based on James Bond film franchise. The dancers invited the audience to come and enter the world of the legendary British Secret Service agent, James Bond. A world immersed in fast, lavish cars, stylish designer suits, remarkable gadgets, extravagant parties and social events as well as the numerous striking ‘Bond Girls’.


The Prendiville Dance Company brought forth a merging of three dance pieces. The first was a sombre lyrical piece, choreographed by Mrs Johnson, which represents the infamous prologue of all Bond films. The second, also choreographed by Mrs Johnson, was a lively, exciting and technical jazz piece, which took the audience into the lavish social life of James Bond, cocktail parties and the many Bond girls. The final piece, created by our guest choreographer Taihla Saunders, was an explosive and hard-hitting Hip-Hop routine embodying the dangerous secret missions that spies have to withstand.


These talented students performed this piece with professionalism, energy and style on Wednesday 24 August at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival in the Creative Dance section. The adjudicators’ comments included; “Enjoyed the way you explored various genres and executed the energy and mood of each style clearly” and “Well-rehearsed with powerful performance command”. Prendiville Dance Company received a well-deserved Honourable Mention and is to be congratulated on producing another stellar performance piece in 2016.


To view more performance photos visit www.markflower.com/cpad2016

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MUSIC

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Music Presentation Evening (formerly known as Spring Soiree)

Tuesday 6th September, 7pm in the Redmond Theatre


The Music Presentation Evening (formally know as Spring Soiree) is an opportunity for our larger ensembles to present some of their musical repertoire to family and friends.

Will be featuring performances from Junior Winds, Concert Winds, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble.


Tickets are available from www.trybooking.com/223839 or at the door - $10 Adults and $5 Children/Concession.

GARDENING CLUB

In 2014 the City of Joondalup awarded us with an environmental conservation grant of $5000 to purchase and plant native species that would provide a food source for the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos and a habitat for native birds. The College provided the funding that was used to purchase tools, equipment and fertilisers.


This term, a diverse group of students from a variety of year groups have joined up with the Nature Ninja’s to help plant 1000 native trees and shrubs along Marmion Avenue and Hodges Drive. This follows on from last year’s planting where students from the Education Support Centre and a group of Year 10’s joined us in our efforts.


In total, 3400 native plants have been propagated by ‘Men of the Trees’ for Prendiville Catholic College of which 3000 have been planted on site and 400 have been donated by the College to the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre.


Outdoor Education students will be embarking on a field trip this term to plant the last of those trees and shrubs with volunteers from ‘Kaarakin’, as they did last year.


I would like to thank all of the staff and students who have provided support and encouragement with this ambitious conservation project. The results are becoming visible along Prendiville Avenue as well as within the College grounds as we witness plant growth and an increase in the native bird population.


Lynn Vroombout

Garden Club Coordinator

TECHSPOT

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Welcome to our TechSpot. This section of our newsletter is for students and staff to share tips, tricks, ideas and apps to do with technology at Prendiville.

This week, we look at ensuring your iPad is an impenetrable fortress of security. As you may be aware, lately in the news there have been reports of Apple security flaws and issues. Here are some ways to ensure you are safe using your iPad, and decrease the risk of your data going for a walk.


1. Keep iOS updated

Ensure you are using the latest version of iOS (9.3.5) which will have the most recent security updates, patches and bug fixes. This is generally the best way to keep yourself protected. The school is currently recommending that all devices should be updated to the latest iOS version. Don’t forget to back up!


2. Use the 6-digit or phrase passcode, or TouchID if you have it

iOS9 introduced a 6-digit passcode to enhance security. You should be using this and changing it regularly. Biometric scanning makes it much easier to ensure that the person unlocking the device is you.


3. Use of Touch ID

What good is having Touch ID and a 6-digit passcode/strong password if the lock screen gives all your personal data and access away?


Control Centre lets you turn on the torch without unlocking, but also lets a thief turn on Airplane Mode to prevent tracking.


Notification Centre lets you glance are your messages and updates, but also lets a snooper do the same.


Siri lets you ask questions and give commands, but also lets anyone else pull up some of your information.


It is a good idea to disable the Notification Centre, Control Centre, and even Siri from your lock screen. If you still want some Touch ID functionality, disable Control Centre and turn off previews for your messages. That way no one can disable your device or read your messages (though they can still see who messaged you).


If you need help with iPads or just want to ask a question, feel free to drop into the iPad Helpdesk in the library at lunchtimes. We will be happy to give you assistance.


Mrs Melissa Marshall

eLearning Coordinator

Keeping Your iPad Secure

There have been a few questions asked recently in regards to a flaw in Apple’s iOS software that could leave your devices at risk of an attack or open to password retrieval.


To reduce this risk Apple has released several updates, starting with 9.3.3 and most recently 9.3.5. This patch is available for iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later.


A recent audit of the student devices on the network shows that there are approx. 800+ devices that are on versions below 9.3.3.


Apple recommends that all iOS devices are to be updated as soon as possible with the latest patches.


You can update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the latest version of iOS wirelessly. If you can't see the update on your device, you can update manually using iTunes.


Before updating your device, it is recommended that you perform a backup.


Instructions on this can be found here: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT203977

Instructions on how to update your iPad can be found at the following location.

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204204


Christopher Schmid

ICT Manager

YCS HAS LANDED

Earlier this term a YCS group was introduced at Prendiville Catholic College. YCS stands for Young Christian Students and is a group for students within the College who are interested in Social Justice. YCS is a group run by students for students with the help of a teacher leader. This group was implemented at Prendiville Catholic College by Ms Kate Raphael with the help of the YCS Captains, Hannah Wilkinson and Harriet Brooke (Year 11).

The model of YCS is See, Judge, Act. This encourages students to see what is happening in their school and the world around them and analyse the facts. Students then judge this issue and look at why this issue is important to the group and finally the group takes action to make a positive change in society.


In Week 5 of this term, the YCS group lead by Captains Hannah Wilkinson and Harriet Brooke organised a Bake Sale to help raise funds for 40 Hour Famine. This bake sale involved a large group of Year 11 students giving up their Sunday to bake and organise the event. This Bake Sale raised $290.00 for 40 Hour Famine, an amazing effort by everyone involved!


Last week the YCS group met on Friday at lunchtime to discuss their first initiative. It was decided that the very first initiative would be centred on the idea of 'Stewardship'. After much discussion on various ideas centring on Stewardship the group decided on organising donations for the local animal shelter in Malaga. This initiative will start in Week 7 and run until the end of term.


Keep an eye out around the school for this exciting fundraising event.


Kate Raphael

A/Christian Service Learning Coordinator

QUIZ NIGHT THANK YOU

On Friday 5th August the school community came together for the annual College Quiz Night.


We had a fantastic turnout of parents, students and staff, which created a wonderfully competitive spirit throughout the night.


Congratulations to the winning tables who left with armfuls of wonderful prizes. We extend a HUGE thank you to all the families who donated items. Your generosity meant lots of people went home with armfuls of prizes.


Thank you also to all the people who assisted the P&F with getting the night organised – from the wonderful staff at Prendiville to the many parents who stayed back at the end of the night to help clean and pack away. The funds raised will be of benefit to all.


There was a wonderful atmosphere throughout the night, a reflection of a healthy College community.


P & F Committee

'MERCY' CROSS GOES TO A GOOD HOME

We are thrilled to announce that Whitfords Catholic Primary School, a Mercy School, have purchased the 700mm fused glass cross made by our Year 8 glass work students for the Angelico Art Exhibiton (pictured below). We are excited by the purchase as some of the students who worked on the Cross attended Whitfords Catholic, one of our feeder schools. The Cross will be on permanent display in their refurbished Administration building from the start of Term 4.


The Cross is titled 'Mercy' as it was created in 2016, Pope Francis' declared 'Year of Mercy'. Stylised hands can been seen linked through the centre with the colours of 'Mercy' featured throughout the Cross.


Lynn Vroombout

TIDE (Technology, Innovation, Design & Enterprise)

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Academic Taskforce

Along with our popular Holiday Revision Programs for Year 7 – 12 students, Academic Task Force is also running one-day Exam Boost Seminars for Year 12 students in their ATAR subjects to ensure your students are ready for their Mock exams.


Starting in Week 7 of Term 3, the classes will run Saturdays and Sundays during Term 3 and 4 until the weekend before student’s final ATAR exams in November.


In the Exam Boost Seminars, your students will:

  • Learn how to best apply what they have learnt at school to maximise marks in their Mock and final ATAR exams

  • Develop strategies and problem solving techniques to boost exam performance

  • Be taught in a small group of a maximum of 15 students

  • Receive six hours teaching by a specialist ATAR teacher and exam marker


Academic Task Force has worked with schools to help support their students to attend our Exam Boost Seminars through subsidised course offerings. To discuss how Academic Task Force can support your child please contact us directly on 9314 9506.

COMING EVENTS

Tuesday 6 September Year 7 -12 Athletics Twilight Meet, 3.30 -5.30pm

Tuesday 6 September Music Presentation Evening 7.00pm (Redmond Theatre)

Wed 14 September Year 12 Art Exhibition Opening 6.00pm (Redmond Theatre)

For further information visit https://ta.prendiville.wa.edu.au/seqta/ta/file/get?type=document&file=ea4f4966-a357-4475-8914-8bac2be2e682

REGULAR MASS TIMES

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

Mon to Sat - 8am, Sun - 9.30am

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