8 September 2023 - Newsletter (Vol 40 No 14)
Revisiting our College Goals for 2023
At the start of the year, I outlined to the college community the goals for 2023 based on feedback and analysis of data from 2022. Here is the wording I shared in February:
Our College goals aim to respond to a range of data to ensure we maximise the learning opportunities and outcomes for all of our students. In 2023 we remain focused on the following goals;
- Goal 1 - Catholic Identity and Mission – To animate the Gospel values through our Catholic Traditions
- Goal 2 - Teaching and Learning – To increase student engagement in their learning
As we move toward the end of this Term, I want to take the opportunity to share with the community the actions that have been in place to address these goals.
Actions from Goal 1:
Provide in-house staff development around the Emmaus Story and interpreting the Gospels - staff meetings, pastoral PD days, new staff induction, P&F etc
- Mapping of Gospel passage and theme throughout the pastoral program
- The language from the Gospel will become a part of conversations and interactions between students, staff and parents (regular surveys to check in)
- Student engagement in the Artist in Residence Program
The gospel themes are consistently used, present and visual in all school activities, communications and events (social media, highlight Emmaus award recipients, speeches, prayers, photos, AP Mission Newsletter articles etc)
Actions from Goal 2:
- Data Team created and will offer opportunities at Staff/LOL Meetings & SDDs to engage with student data analytics.
- Program Unit reviews (PEDs) reference how data has led to modifications of teaching and learning and informed change.
- The Learning Collaborative Team, in consultation with the College Leadership Team, will plan and conduct ongoing PL to embed the Assessment Waterfall Framework
- Providing students with opportunities to reflect on their learning through changes in feedback delivery based on the AWF e.g 5 Qs for students.
These actions have been deliberate and focused on improving the outcomes for all our students and our staff professional development plan has been aligned to these goals and actions.
Presenting at the Catholic Education Western Australia National School Improvement Colloquium.
Earlier this week I was informed that I will be co presenting at the above Colloquium in Perth based on a submission the College had made around our improvement and innovation agenda here at SJPC. The presentation is titled Cracking the 3C’s – Clarity, Collaboration and Culture: From compliance to innovating.
This is the result of the amazing work of the staff here at SJPC led by the Learning Collaborative Team, and I am excited that our work has been recognised and been accepted as part of a wider national agenda.
I again invite all of you to engage regularly with your children’s teachers so that together we can ensure the SJPC is a place where students are loved, learning is valued and where we all have the chance to appreciate the various gifts we bring to our community.
After completing the final tally, I am absolutely thrilled to unveil the outstanding total raised for the 2023 St. Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal: an impressive $5,443! These funds were a result of the generous online contributions made towards our Winter Sleepout and the proceeds from St John Paul Day. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our incredible community for their generous support of this very worthy cause.
Celebrating 40 Years - Save the Date!
In equally exciting news, as part of our 40th-anniversary celebration, we are delighted to announce an Outdoor Family Movie Night in Term 4 - 80s themed of course! This promises to be an awesome occasion for our community to come together and commemorate the rich history of our College. While more details will be forthcoming, please be sure to mark your calendars for the following date: Thursday, 9 November.
Assistant Principal - Mission
Would we rather live in a competitive world or one in which everyone's a winner? There are arguments for and against and both of which have merit. In our society in recent weeks we have seen competition at its best with the Soccer and Netball World Cup successes together with all the approaching football finals and of course our Yr 12 completing trials and showcasing their major works this past week.
It makes us wonder if these successes would have occurred if everyone went home with a participation trophy. I remember in my primary school athletics carnival days when the powers that be, decided that the fourth place track and field would also receive a ribbon. I remember it was white in colour which seemed an unusual choice as this was known as the colour of surrender. Also was fourth place only created to appease the child that didn't come third? What about fifth, sixth and so on? I also remember at birthday parties playing Pass the Parcel until everyone received a prize!
Healthy competition inspires our young people to do their best – not just good enough. When students compete they will become more inquisitive, research independently, and learn to work with others. They will strive to do more than is required. These abilities prepare children for future situations of all kinds.
By playing team games and entering competitive sports, children learn how to adapt to defeat, whilst also winning with grace. Whether in a chess duel or battling on the handball court, loss should not come with excuses and victory should not lead to boastful gloating. Some people feel that instilling a competitive mindset into your children is a good thing and that a little healthy competition is positive.
Allowing your child to become accustomed to wins, but more importantly, losses too can help them significantly in the future. Competition is found in many aspects of life, so it can be useful for them to grasp it while they are young.
Taking part in competitive activities can help them to develop vital skills such as determination, perseverance and resilience. Your child can also improve the understanding of taking turns, encouraging others and even begin to show empathy.
It can be seen as a positive to broaden your child’s experiences and push them out of their comfort zone. Coaches believe that children must get used to the frustration that comes with competing; it can help them avoid the desire to quit or give up when things become challenging.
A child needs to understand that failure isn’t necessarily a bad thing. By partaking in competitive activities, your child can learn from failure and begin to see the losses as a way to evaluate how they can improve for next time.
While there are some noticeable positives to exposing your children to competitive activities, some believe that there can be negatives to it too.
Some people believe that too much competitiveness can become destructive and toxic because children can feel pressured to succeed. Whether it is a football match or science presentation, it can feel stressful for children to perform their very best and can cause them to develop anxiety.
Competitive settings can sometimes be destructive to a child’s self-esteem. If they begin to feel like they don’t measure up to their competitors or that they are not getting recognition for their efforts, then they can start to feel bad about themselves.
It is important in this modern world where we compete for premierships, for university positions, for housing leases or employment opportunities (just to name a few) that we encourage our young people to do so with grace and good humour in order to reap the benefits of healthy competition.
Assistant Principal - Pastoral Care
Post Parent Student Teacher Conferences - What to do Next
Parent Student Teacher nights or conferences are valuable opportunities for parents to gain insights into their child's progress and discuss strategies for academic success.
Here's how parents can plan school learning goals for their child after such meetings to help them achieve their potential:
- Review the Feedback
Start by reviewing the feedback provided by the teacher during the PST Conference. Pay attention to areas of strength and areas that may need improvement.
- Set Specific Goals
Based on the teacher's feedback and your child's current performance, set specific and measurable learning goals. For example, improving mathematics grades by a certain percentage or reading a certain number of books within a specific timeframe.
- Prioritise Goals
Determine which goals are the most important and achievable in the short term. Focus on a few key areas to avoid overwhelming your child.
- Involve Your Child
Discuss the goals with your child and involve them in the goal-setting process. Ask for their input and encourage them to take ownership of their learning objectives.
- Break Goals into Smaller Steps
Divide larger goals into smaller, manageable steps. This makes it easier for your child to track progress and stay motivated.
- Set a Timeline
Establish a realistic timeline for achieving each goal. This could be weekly, monthly, or by the end of the school year, depending on the nature of the goal.
- Create a Study Schedule
Work with your child to create a study schedule that allocates time for homework, reading, and other learning activities. Ensure the schedule aligns with the set goals.
- Provide Necessary Resources
Ensure your child has access to the necessary resources and materials to support their learning goals, such as textbooks, notebooks, Google Classrooms and a quiet study space.
- Monitor Progress
Regularly monitor your child's progress toward their goals. This can include reviewing their homework, quizzes, and test scores, and discussing their experiences in school.
- Offer Support and Encouragement
Provide ongoing support and encouragement. Offer assistance with challenging subjects or assignments and celebrate their achievements along the way.
- Seek Additional Help if Needed
If your child is struggling with specific subjects or concepts, consider seeking additional help through tutoring or extra support from the school.
- Promote Good Study Habits
Encourage your child to develop effective study habits, such as time management, organization, and note-taking skills. The College StudySkills access below has resources here to assist.
- Foster a Growth Mindset
Teach your child the importance of resilience and a growth mindset. Emphasise that mistakes are opportunities to learn and improve.
- Stay in Communication with Teachers
Maintain open lines of communication with your child's teachers. Email is an easy way to check in periodically to discuss progress and any concerns.
- Celebrate Achievements
Celebrate your child's accomplishments, whether they are big or small. Positive reinforcement can boost their motivation and confidence.
- Adapt and Adjust
Be flexible and willing to adjust goals if necessary. Sometimes, circumstances change, and it's important to adapt the learning plan accordingly.
- Review and Reflect
Periodically review the goals with your child and reflect on their progress. Discuss what worked well and what might need adjustment.
- Encourage a Well-Rounded Approach
Encourage your child to engage in extracurricular activities, sport and hobbies to develop a well-rounded skill set.
Promote a Love of Learning
Above all, nurture a love of learning in your child. Show them that education is a lifelong journey filled with opportunities for growth and exploration.
By setting and working toward school learning goals in collaboration with teachers and your child, you can create a supportive and motivating environment that helps your son or daughter to reach their full potential academically and personally.
Learn more about the ‘managing stress’ resources through the units on www.studyskillshandbook.com.au . Our College access details are:
School’s Username – stjohnpaul
School’s password – 89success
In addition, our subscription to Elevate Education may assist in this area.
This online platform contains resources and useful study tips that all SJPC students will find effective. We encourage them to access this Student Portal and try some of the strategies. Students have the password to this site. The password can also be found on the Curriculum Noticeboard.
All things Literacy, because Literacy matters in all things
ANSWERS DON’T CHANGE THE WORLD.
Questions are an indicator of active curiosity, and thinking itself operates as an internal question and answer process. We ask ourselves questions all the time and the way we answer them shapes how we feel, think and behave. It’s important to be mindful that there is a difference between asking and using questions.
Students should ask questions of text before, during and after reading in an attempt to promote comprehension, deep understanding and enhanced curiosity.
Students need to also reflect on how they see themselves as writers and be the direction and witness to their own personal writing growth.
As parents, we can ask more than ‘How was your day?’
‘What made you smile today?’
‘Who did you hang out with during lunch?’’
‘If you could change one thing about today, what would that be?’
‘What was the hardest rule to follow today?’
‘Tell me something you know today that you didn’t know yesterday.’
Congratulations to all those who took the opportunity to participate in the Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee Challenge.
Special congratulations to Banjo Dworjanyn who qualified for and competed in the state championships and has been crowned our Yr 7 Spelling Champion for 2023.
Students have been receiving feedback on their Trial examination performance; with areas of strength and areas needing further development clearly articulated. This is the focus of lessons as students strive to improve their expertise, skills and depth of knowledge so that they can achieve improved marks in their HSC examinations next term.
We do understand that students may be losing momentum, but it is vital that all Year 12 students are attending all classes, as the work they are doing is focused and personalised in order to help them improve their performance in their HSC examinations.
The College Library will be open for Year 12 students during the Spring Holidays during the following times.
There will be some course specific workshops run during these times. More details will be released closer to the holidays, and posted on the Curriculum Matters Classroom
Year 11 students have just completed their first experience of an examination block, which gave them a taste of what to expect in their HSC year. They are to be congratulated for the way they approached this experience.
Students will receive feedback in class over the coming weeks, and are encouraged to make a plan and set some specific goals related to their academic pattern of study in preparation for the start of their HSC work in Term 4.
We encourage all students to utilise the online study and wellbeing resources provided by the College and accessible via our website Student Links page, as well as those on the NSW Education Standards Authority and NSW Government Education sites.
The following links may also be of assistance.
Year 10 subject selections for Stage 6 are now being finalised. We have determined which courses will be running in 2024 and the timetable is being constructed based on student choices.
Students are currently being contacted if the courses they have chosen are not available or there are clashes in the timetable. Reserves have been automatically assigned.
Thank you to those families who took the opportunity to nominate staff and preferred times for the round table discussions which will take place in Term 4. Over the next 2 weeks we will be finalising conference schedules and staffing for all returning students and will forward this information to you as soon as possible.
We will continue to keep you up to date, and encourage any student, whose intentions have changed for 2024, to inform the Curriculum Office as soon as possible. Thank you to those who have already done so.
It is important for Year 10 students to remain focussed on their learning to ensure that they are fulfilling the NESA requirements associated with successfully completing Year 10; to be eligible to receive a RoSA, and, if they choose, continue to a Stage 6 pattern of study.
Unfortunately, we have been processing a number of N award warning letters informing students that they are at risk not completing a mandatory course in Year 10 due to non-submission of work or not achieving outcomes of a course.
We encourage Year 10 students to maintain their efforts to ensure that they meet all NESA course requirements.
As always, if you have any questions regarding NESA requirements feel free to contact the Curriculum Office.
Year 8 students have completed the process of selecting electives for Stage 5. We are currently finalising electives with students who did not receive their first choice, or have to make decisions about preferences. Students will receive confirmation of their selections early in Term 4.
Again I’d like to thank Year 8 students for their responsiveness, proactive and positive approach to this process. Well Done!
If you have any questions about Curriculum, NESA requirements or College Assessment Policies please feel free to contact the Curriculum Office.
Leader of Curriculum
Thinking Like Plato: Philosophical & Ethical Thinking Elective
In Week 6, our Philosophical & Ethical Thinkers participated in the Middle School Ethics Olympiad Training Day. An Ethics Olympiad involves discussing moral and philosophical issues as a team. The Olympiad promotes critical thinking, philosophical examination, civil discourse, international engagement and an appreciation for diverse ethical perspectives on issues.
This year’s cases include the ethical issues associated with:
- The tension between the rights and responsibilities of consumer and those of the proprietor
- Keeping dividends as a result of human error
- The metaphysics of artificial intelligence and simulated realities
- Financial incentives
- The impact of a country’s decisions on an individual
- Eating meat
The students are looking forward to the day of the competition on Friday 24 November.
Thinking Like Elon Musk: Enterprise & Creative Thinking Elective
Last Week, our Entrepreneurial & Creative Thinkers submitted their entries for the STEM Make a Difference (MAD) Competition. This competition requires participants to develop an innovation that addresses real-world problems and demonstrates how students in Catholic schools take action. Student teams are designing a range of products, services and innovations to make a difference within their community, the people around them or in their environment.
Project: Calm Cap
Designers: Mannat Dhariwal and Anna Matthews
The Calm Cap is a product that detects overstimulation, stress and other irregularities using brain wave frequencies and then, with the app, produces a suggestion that aims to counter these - subtle in public situations, portable and accessible.
Project: Battery to Pottery Chamber
Designers: Gabriel Wark & Finn Baker
Our product, the Battery to Pottery Chamber, is a machine that extracts and recycles expired lithium batteries to reduce landfill and contamination. The product extracts the lithium from electric car batteries and converts it into a gas that can be condensed and used in the production of pottery glazing. It uses the reaction of lithium when it is exposed to pure oxygen to convert spent lithium into white lithium oxide which is one the the critical agents in the glazing for pots.
Project: M&C GUMTM -
Designers: Harper Dent, Davis Flanagan, Ben Melinz
Monkey & Co is an eco-friendly brand of gum producers targeting the young, active and lazy. With the ability to easily digest your gum with an added health benefit, eating gum has never been more recommended. Forget the old days of eating fattening, gut rotting and outlawed gum, and welcome to the new age of gum so good that your doctor will recommend it. Our preliminary prototype, which we are soon to put into testing, includes the following ingredients: xylitol (natural sweetener), gum base (Starch, Beeswax, Calcium Carbonate, Chicle), peppermint oil (flavouring), food colouring (colour), aspartame, probiotic.
Here is an image of the product:
Another STEM-related opportunity has been offered to HP&G students on Monday Week 3 next term. The Transforming Transport Project, a collaboration between Young Change Agents (YCA) and Southern Cross University. The program will develop students' social and green entrepreneurship mindset, design thinking skills, innovation, and 21st-century skills as they reimagine transport that benefits people and the planet.
Students undertaking this optional project will develop their entrepreneurial skills by thinking outside the box to create solutions to real-life issues relating to transport. The participants will be challenged to think creatively and critically, further developing their entrepreneurial mindsets, skillsets and toolsets for success. They will expand their understanding of digital technologies and benefit from mentors and expertise from Southern Cross University with their focus on sustainability, innovation, and technology. Students will have their eyes opened to potential pathways they never knew were possible.
The top two teams from the 1-day program will have the opportunity to progress to a 2 day Youth Incubator (YINC).
Our girls took to the netball court in Port Macquarie on Thursday 31 August to contest the 2023 Diocesan Southern Conference Netball Championships. Teams played 4 games in the rounds, before moving into finals contention. SJPC made a clean sweep of the rounds, with all of our teams finishing in first place heading into the Grand final.
JUNIOR - MacKillop Port Macquarie 25 v St John Paul College Coffs Harbour 17
INTERMEDIATE - St John Paul College Coffs Harbour 29 V St Paul's Kempsey 17
SENIOR - St John Paul College Coffs Harbour 22 v MacKillop Port Macquarie 17
The Senior girls have been a core group who have represented the College as a team ever since Year 8. Their dedication to their sport outside of school and their passion to represent the College has seen them reach new heights for the College - attending CCC Netball for the first time in 2019 and winning silver medals at the CCC Open Netball Championships this year. The ladies have been nothing short of amazing players and individuals and it has been a pleasure to coach them all. Good luck to Diaz Voglsinger, Ausrae Harrison, Cally Dawson, Amy Devitt, Sophie Beatty, Mia Blackett, Lily Betland, Lila Smith, Ella Robinson and Maya Loader (currently injured).
Congratulations to all of our students. As always the girls displayed grit, tenacity and unparalleled sportspersonship on the court and maturity, leadership and thoughtfulness off the court. They were a pleasure to take away. Thank you to Mrs Tanya Slaviero who coached two teams on the day and to Mrs Amanda Martin for stepping in so aptly at the last moment.
AFL 15s Boys
Our 15 years boys won their way into the NSW North Coast Finals back in Term 1. They travelled to Wauchope to play the finals against Mackillop (Port Macquarie), Hunter Sports High (Newcastle) and St Peter’s Catholic College (Central Coast) with the winner taking the final place at the NSW State Championships in Terrigal in October.
In the first game of the day, our boys came up against MacKillop. Although tough, our boys were able to overcome them with a comprehensive victory 61 - 28. Congratulations to our goal scorers Iggy Hibberd (3), Oscar Reed (2), Ashton Herbert, Iggy Biddle, Jude Couzens and Busby Hibberd.
This moved them into the Grand Final against Hunter Sports High. A dedicated sporting school, Hunter Sports High was a well drilled side and despite their best efforts our boys were not able to overcome their disciplined play, going down 68 - 25. Congratulations to our goal scorers Iggy Hibberd, Chayton Chang, Sonny Colyer and Jude Couzens. Notable players of the day were Jaxon White, Sonny Colyer, Jack Harrison and Beny Reech.
Our boys are second in the North of the state - an awesome achievement of which we are very proud. Congratulations to all our players and a massive thank you to Mr Tim Davis and Mr Kurt Marle who coached the team so passionately.
Year 9/10 Term 4 Sport Payment
Families are reminded that payment and consent closes for Term 4 sport selection on Tuesday 12 September. If families are struggling to pay, please contact the Finance department directly for assistance. NO LATE PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY REASON unless prior arrangements have been made. Any student who does not have consent or who has not paid will be moved to Fitness. Please contact the College prior to the close date if you have any issues with Term 4 sport selections.
Coming Up - Term 3 2023
|Monday 11 September||
CCC Athletics, Sydney
|Tuesday 12 September||
9/10 Term 4 sport selection payments due
|Tuesday 12 Sep - 13 September||
Rugby 7s State finals, Granville Park
|Tuesday 12 Sep - 13 September||
Open Girls Basketball NSW All Schools Tournament, Castle Hill
Term 4 2023
|Friday 13 October||Southern Diocesan Volleyball, Port Macquarie|
|Sunday 29 October - 1 November||7/8 & 9/10 Girls Basketball, CCC Basketball Sydney|
|Tuesday 24 October||Diocesan Gymnastics, Port Macquarie|
|Thursday 9 Nov - 12 Nov
||Australian Schools Futsal Championships, Brisbane|
|Thursday 9 November
||Diocesan Junior Waterpolo, Alstonville|
|Monday 13 November||Diocesan Golf, South West Rocks|
|Thursday 16 November||Diocesan Senior Waterpolo, Alstonville|
|Sunday 26 Nov - 1 Dec
||Australian Schools Basketball, Gold Coast|
The past few weeks have seen ‘all hands on deck’ as a busy term manifests into assessments and presentations in many classes for Year 8. It’s always highly recommended that parents and carers have regular conversations about what work and assessments your child has on the horizon. Small pieces of regular organisaton can have a large positive impact on deadline stress and therefore academic performance.
There has been steady progress on Year 8’s ‘Values’ word cloud creation and as soon as we have all students submissions we will start to produce posters to liven up our homeroom classrooms with a touch more personality. Some examples have been included in this weeks newsletter showing how talented our Year 8’s are.
Over the past few months, the Staff ‘Tell Them From Me’ Survey Response Team that I am a part of, has been working hard looking at and examining the data that came from the survey earlier this year. One of the main concerns we discovered was around the need for exploring the issues surrounding our Year 8 students, in particular the girls, and their high levels of anxiety.
In response to this, we further surveyed the girls as to what triggers or causes they could identify to help with developing a College response to those issues and to offer further support where we can. Interestingly, Body Image came out as the most pressing issue among our young ladies and the team has been working hard since then to initiate some new strategies to support them and all the other students at school in this area.
There are some events that will be coming up next term including a well renowned guest speaker who will run sessions and PD with staff, along with her involvement in a night hosted by the College for parents and families. Keep an eye out for further details in future newsletters and social media.
Yr Gr8 Student Spotlight
In this week’s Student Spotlight is Noah Bayliss. He was picked to compete at the National Indigenous Tennis Carnival in Darwin earlier this term along with his younger brother Oakley. In between competing in tennis matches, they celebrated indigenous arts and culture, plus participated in activities like weaving, spear throwing and painting.
Noah and his brother were lucky enough to meet and spend time with former tennis champion, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who watched most of Noah’s matches.
The NSW team the boys were a part of won the Ash Barty Cup for being the best overall performing state on court.
The College has developed a proud history of being nominated for the Zonta Awards for Young Women in Public Affairs. This continued in 2023 with Lily Betland and Lily Hallawell being nominated for their commitment to volunteerism, fundraising and leadership at school and in the wider community. While Lily Hallawell did a great job in entertaining the people with her music, it was Lily Betland who took the top gong for the night. Part of Lily’s prize was a $500 cash prize which she promptly donated back to the organisation to be used in future activities. Well done girls.
Noah Gennat - SRC - Year 9 Student
Why did you choose to be a leader?
I chose to be a leader to help the school.
What makes a quality leader?
Selflessness and bravery, care.
How do you plan on leading your year?
By hearing what students have to say and putting their ideas into action.
“Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
Japanese Beef Curry
This term the Year 11 Textiles and Design class completed their second unit of the Preliminary course ‘Properties & Performance of Textiles. The students learnt to identify fibres, yarns and fabrics and their corresponding properties. This area of study forms an important foundation for both the theory and practical concepts of the course.
The practical component for this unit required the students to construct a garment that featured two fabrics of differing properties. There was a wide variety of garments constructed by the students, where they learnt to refine their construction techniques, and the most appropriate methods to use to combine the different fabrics. The practical tasks were accompanied by supporting documentation that mirrors the requirements of the HSC major project.
The class did excellent work in both theory and practical, and are to be congratulated on their work.
2023 marks the centenary of Legacy, an organisation created after the carnage of World War One, dedicated to the care of ex-service personnel and their families. Over the last century, Legacy has continued to provide financial and emotional
support to veterans and each year, the first week of September is Legacy Badge Week. Throughout the country, volunteers sell badges, pens, teddy bears and other items to raise money, enabling Legacy to continue their work.
In pre-COVID times, SJPC students generously donated their time to assist with these fundraising ventures. The COVID pandemic temporarily stopped these sales, but it is fitting that 2023, the centenary year, Legacy are once again able to resume fundraising, and the students were able to assist.
On Friday 1 September, seven Year 10 students: Henry Tooth, Levi Gunther, Harvey Gendle, Charles Rutherford-Searle, Aneika Gallatly and Rylee Voytas went to Toormina Shopping Centre to assist.
These students were excellent ambassadors for the College, and were able to put their faith into action, particulary the care of “widows and orphans.” It is heartening to know that the SJPC College community is always willing to help those in need.
Year 10 students from SJPC at Legacy Badge selling
Teacher - St Vincent de Paul
2023 Kawalazi fundraising came to an end on Thursday with the College Community raising just over $8,000 for this outstanding cause. This has allowed us to reach our goal of 160 students attending school at Kawalazi High and Primary Schools for the next 12 months. We are so thankful for everyone who has given so much.
For the record, the top Homeroom givers were:
11D - $511
12A - $244
11B - $272
10B - $151
While many Homerooms met their goal of $50. The reward BBQ for the highest earners will take place early in Term 4.
It would be remiss of the College not to mention Mr Kurt Marle whose Homeroom for the past 4 years have raised over $200 each year. Thanks Mr Marle for all the encouragement and support you have offered the Kawalazi Project.
With an upcoming visit to Kawalazi later this year, we look forward to hearing first hand of how this fundraising is benefitting our sister school.
College Student Leaders Committee
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Students must have a written note from their parents/carers, giving an explanation and requesting permission to leave the College at a specific time. Students must take the note to the College Office before school and a Compass reminder notice is uploaded on the student's dashboard. At the allocated time, students must return to the College Office to formally sign out for the day and return the handwritten note.
For urgent appointments or requests to leave the College without a written note, parents/carers are required to collect their student from the College Office. Students will not be dismissed from class until parents/carers arrival at the College Office. Please allow enough time for the Office staff to retrieve students, as there could be delays leaving the Office. If students are able to bring a note in the morning this will alleviate any delay.
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Week 9 A - Monday 11 September - Friday 15 September
|Mon 11 Sept||Sport||CCC Athletics - Homebush|
|Tues 12 Sept||Sport||Rugby 7's Finals Sydney (12 students)
|Sport||NSW All Schools Basketball|
|Year 11||First Aid Course (some students) - H2
|Parents||6:30pm Parent Assembly Guest Speaker "Nathan Want" - Theatre
|Wed 13 Sept||All||College Assembly - Year 12 Final
|Sport||Rugby 7's Finals Sydney (12 students)
|Sport||NSW All Schools Basketball
Week 10 B - Monday 18 September - Friday 22 September
|Tues 19 Sept||Year 12||Year 12 Breakfast|
|Year 12||Year 12 Picnic Day - Boambee Creek Reserve|
|Wed 20 Sept||All & Parents||Year 12 Graduation - Hall|
|Thurs 21 Sept - Fri 6 Oct||Japan Trip|
|Thurs 21 Sept - Sun 24 Sept||Ignite Conference - Brisbane|
|Friday 22 Sept||All||Last day of Term 3|
Term Dates 2023
|Mon 9 Oct||Staff Development|
|Tues 10 Oct||Students First day of Term 4|
|Fri 3 Nov||Staff Development / Pupil Free Day|
|Fri 10 Nov||Staff Development / Pupil Free Day|
|Friday 15 Dec||Picnic day Boambee Bay Reserve *Last day of Term 4|