Emmanuel Catholic College

College Newsletter - Term Two Week 9 - 29 June 2018


Dear Parents, Students and College Community,

This week at our Whole School Assembly we highlighted NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. At the start of our College assembly we were treated to a performance from The Moorditj Mob, students from Wesley College's Indigenous Program, and I thank them for making the time to assist us in our commemorations. Today NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. This year the Nation celebrates NAIDOC in Week 2 of the holidays and I hope many of our students and their families are able to attend some of the activities that are scheduled in the City of Cockburn or in other locations. I thank Miss Chloe Collard for her organisation of the events that were held at Emmanuel.

As mentioned previously the College Scholarship process has now concluded and I am delighted to announce the recipients of our Academic Scholarships for Year 7, 2019 and Year 7, 2020. Students were asked to sit a Literacy and Numeracy examination and the top two performing students in each year group were awarded the Academic Scholarship.

It is with great pleasure that I announce the following students as the recipients:

Kristian Colic (Success PS) - Year 7, 2019

Hannah Toh (Mater Christi CPS) - Year 7, 2019

Mitchell Bradford (Mater Christi CPS) - Year 7, 2020

Christianne Santos (Mater Christi CPS) - Year 7, 2020

I was impressed by the academic standing of all students who sat the examination as many students performed extremely well. Students entering Year 7 in 2020 will have another opportunity to sit the academic scholarship examination next year.

Our Years 8 & 9 Football team have progressed to the Grand Final which they will play at Optus Stadium later in Term 3. This is a fantastic effort and we wish them well for the final. Our Senior Football team have won the Grand Final in the Cable Division competition which is the highest level of school football in the state. My congratulations to our Football Coordinator and Senior Boys Coach, Mr Steve Pendleton and to all the players and staff involved.

On Wednesday this week, the College held its inaugural e-Motion Dance Evening. This was a terrific evening enjoyed by all. I was certainly most impressed with the quality and the number of students who performed on the evening. My thanks and congratulations to Mrs Hayley Parker who organised and prepared the girls for this most successful evening.

In Term 3 we have some staff who will be on Leave. Mrs Kennedy, Head of Year 9, is on Leave for the entire term and will be replaced by Mr Parry. Miss Baxter has been appointed as the Director of Sport. Mrs Price, Head of Year 8, will commence her Leave in Week 4 and will be replaced by Mr Silver. I will also be on Leave for the first seven weeks of Term 3. Mr Bellini has been appointed as my replacement as Principal of the College and Mr Sackett will replace Mr Bellini as our Deputy Principal – Years 11 & 12 and Curriculum. Dr Field will replace Mr Sackett as Director of GATE and Miss Camp has been appointed as Head of More House. Miss Morris will be on Leave for Terms 3 & 4, and I congratulate all staff who have been appointed to take on added responsibilities during Term 3.

It has been a very busy Semester. I hope all staff and students have a restful break and come back full of renewed energy for Semester 2.

God Bless,

Mr Leo Di Gregorio - Principal


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Peasant & King

Once upon a time there was a King who had a large boulder placed on a road. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the large rock.

Some of the King's courtiers and rich merchants came by and simply walked around it.

Then a poor man came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, he set aside his vegetables and tried to roll the boulder off the road. After much pushing and straining, he succeeded in moving it to the side of the road.

As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder.

The peasant understood what many never understand.

Every obstacle provides an opportunity to improve one's condition.

Fr Bryan Rosling - College Chaplain


College Calendar

  • 29 June - Final Day of Term Two
  • 2-9 July - Year 9 Canberra Tour
  • 5-12 July - Year 8 Football Academy Melbourne Tour
  • 9-14 July - Netball Academy Gold Coast Tour
  • 16 July - Pupil Free Day - Staff Development Day - COLLEGE OFFICE CLOSED
  • 17 July - First Day of Term Three - Students return
  • 21-22 July - Wizard of Oz College Production
  • 24 July - College Photograph Day
  • 27 July - College Photograph Catch Up Day
  • 27 July - Year 7-12 High School Cup Netball Carnival
For our current College calendar go to: Calendars


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College Photographs – Tuesday 24 July

On Tuesday Week 2, Term 3 all Individual, Music group and Student Leadership Team Photographs will be taken by Midland Photographers.

Order Forms will be sent home via the students during the first week of Term 3. Families wishing to purchase photographs should bring their completed order form to the photographer on Tuesday 24 July.

Students ordering family photographs (with siblings at the College) need to attend before school (from 7:30am) or during lunch. Any student who does not bring their Form on the day will need to post the Form directly to Midland Photographers.

Students are reminded of the following uniform requirements:

· Students are to be in their complete winter uniform

· NO jumpers.

· Blazers and ties must be worn.

· Girls are required to wear the winter skirt with College regulation stockings (NO SOCKS)

· Hair must be neatly groomed as per College expectations.

· Make up and Jewellery are not permitted as per the College policy.

Parent Evening - Online Safety

Emmanuel Catholic College is pleased to offer all parents a presentation evening by Paul Litherland that explores confronting matters regarding online safety with great tips to ensure parents can assist their children in using social media and the internet responsibly and safely.

The presentation is on Tuesday 24 July from 7.00pm until 8.30pm in the College SPACE with a question and answer session afterwards.

Please RSVP by clicking here: RSVP Paul Litherland On-line Safety Presentation

Students are not required to attend this presentation. For more information about the Presenter, Paul Litherland, click here.

Mr Dryw Edwards - Assistant Deputy Principal College Events


Semester One Reports

Year 7 – 11 reports will be available via the SEQTA portal today at completion of the school day. You will require your SEQTA username and password to gain access to your child’s report. If you are unsure of your SEQTA credentials, please contact Adi Trehan or Joby Thomas on 9414 4046.

Year 12 – 2019 Curriculum Evening

On Monday night, I met with the Year 11 cohort and their parents to discuss the requirements for WACE Achievement, pathways for students to enter into University, TAFE entry and the expectations of the Year 11 Dinner Dance and the Year 12 Ball. I would like to thank all the families who attended this evening and who replied to the College of their unavailability to attend.

I have made available the presentation of the evening on the College website and the 2018 Year 12/2019 Curriculum Night Presentation is available here.

Year 11 and 12 Drivers

I know as we enter the second half of the year that there is an increase in drivers of students in Year 11. I would like to reiterate that there is no parking on the premises available for any student at any time. As a school of over 1000 students, it is paramount that we ensure the safety of all members of our school community.

I have written over the last few weeks, that the Council will be erecting 2 hour parking signs in the near future in the estate opposite the school. I stress as a school community, we must be respectful of all members in our wider community and ensure that the streets in the estate are safe for families after our school day.


The number of parents choosing to park in the estate has increased over the last few months, especially during the wet weather, as they choose to pick up their children after school. Please be respectful of the home owners and how you use this area. Over the last few weeks there have been parents parking illegally on footpaths and on cycle ways on Hammond Rd. The College provides two pick up and go areas. One at the front of the College and the other at the rear accessing from Kemp Rd. I would encourage families to pick up their children from the provided areas and ask that parents picking up their children are patient and respectful of one another.

Mr Vince Bellini - Deputy Principal Years 11 and 12 | Curriculum



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This week at Emmanuel Catholic College students and staff celebrated NAIDOC Week. It is a time for Aboriginal people to come together in different ways to connect to culture and Country. It is also an opportunity for non-aboriginal Australians to grow their cultural awareness, knowledge and skills, by participating in Aboriginal community events in a respectful way.

The theme of NAIDOC week this year is 'Because of her, we can!', and celebrates the role that women have played and continue to play in our community.

Students focused on NAIDOC during the week and we were very lucky to have The Moorditj Mob from Wesley College’s Indigenous Program perform a traditional dance at our assembly on Tuesday. Students also participated in some rock art and boomerang painting on Thursday.

Miss Chloe Collard - Aboriginal and Islander Liaison Officer



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This year’s College Production is the highly anticipated Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, which our students will be presenting to the community on 20 and 21 July. In this charming and family-friendly musical, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path as it rips through their home in Kansas, and are whisked to the magical land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes on her journey to find the Wizard of Oz, whom everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion, their dream of getting a brain, a heart and some courage.

This enchanting musical shows the importance of loyalty, friendship, bravery and persistence, whilst giving the all-important message: there’s no place like home. It is a wonderful and fitting musical production for our students at Emmanuel to get involved in, and an exciting opportunity to display the amazing talent we have here at Emmanuel.

Tickets are now on sale! To book your tickets, click here.

Light refreshments and snacks will be available to purchase during intermission. So bring your pennies!

Miss Sara Middleton - Teacher



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On Wednesday afternoon, our Senior Boys’ Football team earned the right to play-off against CBC Fremantle to determine the best footballing team in the state after a series of tough qualifying games over Term Two.

The weather conditions made for a physical battle with the slippery conditions affecting the ball handling of both sides. However, this did not deter our boys as our attack on the ball and the opposition was the best I’ve seen all Term. Our physically strong midfielders in Corey Chanter, Liam Porter, Neil Irani, Cameron McCreanor, Jackson Carter and Kayne Ferraro did a huge amount of work to create opportunities for Blake Lawton, Brandon and Christopher Walker, Alex Basto and the rest of our forward line. At half time the scoreboard read:

Emmanuel Catholic College 4.4 – 28pts to CBC Fremantle 0.3 – 3pts

The second half was an arm wrestle with both sides proving why they made it to the grand-final. The defences of both sides repelled many forays into their own forward line and the game management by our Year 12’s enabled us to control the game. Our defence consisting of Love Sitole, Riley Millar, Brodie Bates and Joshua Grant were superb with their intercept marking and tackling pressure. The full-time scoreboard read:

Emmanuel Catholic College 6.8 – 44pts to CBC Fremantle 1.7 – 13pts

The final score was just rewards for all their hard work in preparing for the final. Our season began in Week Two of Term One and our theme for our campaign was built around the quote “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” Our boys have certainly done justice to this quote as they are the first Emmanuel Catholic College Senior Boys Football side to win the State Schools title.

Emmanuel Catholic College is very proud of this group of boys as they exemplified those qualities we seek in our core values. They were humble and gracious winners as they sought out the CBC players to pass on their commiserations. As a coach, I am so proud of the way these boys have conducted themselves every time they have put on an Emmanuel jumper. The fact we won the grand final is a huge bonus!

This group of boys will hold a special place in the fabric of our school football teams as the culture they have created will be forever spoken about by our coaching staff to the next generations.

Many thanks to Mr Ryan Henley, Mr Mario Marciano, Mr Jarrod Parry, Mr Dryw Edwards, Miss Kerry Reynolds and Mr Michael Rathman who have given up a lot of their time to help our football teams. Without your help our football sides would not be progressing as well as they are currently.

Good luck to our Junior Boys’ Football side, coached by Mr Jarrod Parry, in their semi-final clash on Thursday afternoon against Warwick College.

Mr Steven Pendleton - Football Academy Coordinator



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On Wednesday night in the last week of Term the dancing stars were out in full force at Emmanuel Catholic College.

We held our inaugural dance night E-Motion – Emmanuel in Motion; where we showcased the work of all the dancers at ECC from Semester One as well as some sneak peeks of our developing YOH Fest items we will be competing with later in the year. The students and myself couldn’t contain our nerves and excitement to share what we had created and we were thrilled with the results shown on stage.

The show included a variety of solos, duos, trios and group routines as well as lots of different genres and styles of dance that we have learned over the semester.

Our hospitality students were on hand to deliver delicious coffee and snacks, and our media students took on the jobs of photographer and videographer. We cannot wait to see all the photos and videos of the night.

We enjoyed the company of honoured guests Mayor Logan Howlett of Cockburn and his wife Pat Howlett: “Pat & I enjoyed the dance showcase Wednesday evening – absolutely fabulous and a credit to yourself and all the students who performed and those who helped in the background.”

A thrilling, energetic, artistic and celebratory evening – I couldn’t be prouder of every student who participated and shone on the stage or behind the scenes. I know that the dance community at Emmanuel is going to be infectious and I cannot wait to see where this journey takes us and what is yet to come, we are so blessed.

Thank you to all staff and students involved in such a successful night and thank you to all parents, family members and friends who came to support the night and our dancers in the audience.

Mrs Hayley Parker - Dance Teacher



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Congratulations to Luca Nici (Year 7) who recently competed in the inaugural state level Go-Karting event, City of Perth Titles.

Luca raced against competitors aged 12-16 years, and won! He was awarded with a trophy, cash prize and a custom made race suit.

Well done Luca on this fantastic achievement!



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Netball Camp

On 28 – 30 May the Year 9 Netball Academy went on their camp to Geraldton. Throughout the camp the girls participated in a range of team building activities, and played two netball games against Nagle Catholic College. This was a great opportunity for the girls to showcase the skills they have been learning this term in a competitive environment. The girls displayed fantastic sportsmanship and represented the College to a high standard.

Netball Excursions

The Year 8, 9 and 10 Netball Academy girls all went on their excursions this term. The excursions varied from watching the West Coast Fever train and having a question/answer session with the assistant coach to completing a netball high performance session which involved a strengthening and conditioning component followed by mental skills training. The girls took away valuable lessons that they can implement into their netball and school lives.


This Term we have had two of our Netball Academy students achieve highly. Firstly, Tara Brookes who has made the 2018 Coastal Netball Region Cadet's program. This is an amazing achievement and we wish Tara all the best in her training and upcoming tournament.

Also, a huge congratulations to Lola Collard who has made it to the second phase of the Coastal Pups program. We wish Lola the best of luck for her next trial on 15 July.

We also wish all the best to both the coaches and the Year 8 Academy girls who leave for Melbourne tomorrow afternoon. We hope they have a great trip and put into action the netball skills they have learnt over the year.

Miss Zoey Baxter - Netball Coach



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Last Wednesday the Year 8 and 10 Bush Ranger students headed out to a very muddy and damp Bibra Lake to plant over 800 seedlings as part of the Cockburn Council’s revegetation program.

Whilst the rain held off for most of the day, the downpours of previous days meant that the wellington boots and waders had to come out as the mud was really bad! After a quick demonstration from Linda, Claire and Vicky from Cockburn Council, we were set to work planting the seedlings and installing guards to prevent the rabbits from eating the seedlings.

After cleaning off an enormous amount of mud off the wellington boots, the group split up into two for the afternoon activities. The first task was run by the Year 10 Bush Rangers which challenged us to practice our teamwork, communication and problem solving skills.

For the second activity we headed over to Native Arc to participate in the C.A.B.A.T.E program, learning about what we could do in our garden areas to help the native wildlife as well as learning how much the area around Bibra Lake had changed over the last 50 odd years. We learnt about the history of the area, the fact that the area was important for pregnant Indigenous women, that the lake was used as a tip and the bushland surrounding it was cleared for market gardens. The C.A.B.A.T.E program also highlighted the importance of what we could do to help protect the area in the future.

Special thanks to the Year 10 students who organised the excursion for us as part of their program. We would also like to thank the staff at Cockburn Council for allowing us to assist on their revegetation project of the Bibra Lake area. Thanks also to the staff, Mrs Kingdon, Mr Ryan and Miss Milne for supervising.

Aditi Gadhvi -Year 8 Bush Ranger



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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



YEAR 7 2020

Interviews for Year 7 2020 have concluded and all available placements will be offered in Week 9 (excluding our Sibling families). Sibling Interviews for Year 7 2020 will be held on 26 July and further details will be sent out shortly regarding this event. Any late applications received from now will be placed on a waiting list.

YEAR 7 2021

Applications for Year 7 2021 are due this year as interviews commence early in 2019. Information and Application for Enrolment Forms can be found on our website www.emmanuel.wa.edu.au or if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our Registrar, Mrs Kelly Lister, on 9414 4055 or enrolments@emmanuel.wa.edu.au



REMINDER Term Two school fees are now well overdue!

If you have not yet paid please make every effort to pay your account as soon as possible so that future plans and developments at the College are not affected.

You will be receiving your statement for Term 3 school fees by email over the next couple of weeks. We ask that you ensure your account for Term 3 is paid and up to date by the due date being, Friday 20 July 2018.

If you are on a scheduled payment arrangement with the College, we advise you to review your payments to ensure your account will be finalised by the 19 October 2018.

A large number of families set up their arrangements based on the fees and charges set at the commencement of the year, but fail to include additional charges – VET charges and Instep. It is imperative that all families check their fee statement every term and make the necessary adjustments. It is distressing for families to get to the end of the year and find that the school fee account is in arrears. It is not the responsibility of the College to manage your school fee account.

If at any time you find that you are not able to manage your current repayment schedule, immediate contact must be made so that a meeting can be held to discuss the account. Likewise, if you are experiencing any financial hardship please contact the College as we are quite amenable to making realistic payment arrangements for parents who find themselves in such situations.


Parents/Guardians please be advised that the Centralised BPAY Biller Service previously provided by Catholic Development Fund (CDF) has changed and the BPAY Biller Code unique to your school fee account is no longer valid. The new BPAY Biller Code is 280511 - please amend your banking records to reflect this change.

To discuss your school fees please contact either Maria or Rachel on 9414 4050 or via accounts@emmanuel.wa.edu.au

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 Office via email marketing@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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One World Uniforms have launched our new College Scarf in beautiful navy white and teal to keep staff and students warm at Emmanuel Catholic College during the cooler months. Grab your fabulous scarf now at the Uniform Shop for only $25.



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The City of Cockburn are running a Native Arc School Holiday Program:

Conserving Australia's Biodiversity & the Environment.

Date: Tue 10 July

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Venue: Native Arc, Bibra Lake

Cost: $5.00pp

For more information, click here.

To register, click here.

They will also be hosting a variety of community activities in celebration of NAIDOC Week 8-15 July.

Free events include:

Flag Raising - Mon 9 July

Traditional Arts & Craft - Tue 10 July

Didgeridoo and Art - Wed 11 July

Tucker Cook Up - Thur 12 July

Deadly Hoops - Fri 13 July

To find out more, click here.


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A Day in the Life of a Uni Student

Friday 6 July

Year 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to Notre Dame’s Fremantle Campus for A Day in the Life of a University Student to experience what student life at Notre Dame is really like! Visit our campus, take part in lectures and activities, enjoy a tour of our town university, and meet current students and academics.

1-on-1 Advice Sessions

July 9 - July 13

Considering your uni options but unsure of the right degree for you? Book in for a 1-on-1 advice session at the Fremantle Campus during the July school holidays. Speak with our advisors about degrees that align with your strengths and interests and how to apply.

Notre Dame Open Day

Sunday 19 August

Kick-start your uni journey at the Notre Dame Open Day. Enjoy the atmospheric Fremantle campus, check out the facilities, enjoy music, food and games and get involved in the festivities.

For more information and to register for any events, visit notredame.edu.au/events



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After the school holidays, would you like to spend a weekend away, just for you and your spouse. Then consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend where you will have the opportunity to reconnect, rekindle and refresh your relationship.

Take time out of your busy schedule, to invest in your most precious asset . . . your Marriage! (Attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has now been accredited for 6 hours ongoing formation for staff in Catholic Schools.)

We invite you to join us at the Atrium Resort, Mandurah 27-29 July 2018 or 12-14 October 2018. For information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625

Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au Website – www.wwme.org.au


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We currently have vacancies for places in Years 2- 6 for 2018 and are welcoming Kindergarten applications for 2019. Please contact the school office for more information at hpcps.admin@cewa.edu.au or book a tour via our school website www.hammondparkcps.wa.edu.au


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Mater Christi Parish - Yangebup

Liturgy Times

MONDAY: 9am Mass

TUESDAY: 9am Mass

WEDNESDAY: 8.05am 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


Emmanuel Catholic College

122 Hammond Rd

Success WA 6164

Phone: 9414 4000