ST NORBERT NEWS

01 November 2019
Week 4.3 - Issue 16

  

PRAYER
From the Principal
Dean of Studies
Deputy Principals
The Sound of Music 
Student Ministry
Humanities, Social Sciences
Academic Excellence
Italian Language Week
Say cheesy!
Pastoral Care
Things to remember
St Norbert College
(08) 9350 5433
135 Treasure Road
Queens Park, Western Australia, 6107
AU

PRAYER

 Prayer

 

God of all wisdom, your Spirit shelters us in the communities of our schools:
as our senior students prepare to leave for study, exams, work and service
that lie beyond school days, guard and guide them with your blessing,
so that all their lives may always be shaped by the grace and truth
which you have made known through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

Amen

St Norbert, pray for us

 

From the Principal

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff and Friends of St Norbert College,
 

      “The characteristic spirit of the Norbertines of Queens Park is one of ‘community’, a community

of individuals brought together by God’s call; a community that is part of the Catholic Church

and seeking to build up that Church; a community that seeks to foster a sense of community

in all that it does”.

 

The statement above is taken from our Parent and Student Information Handbook, to explain the Norbertine Ethos, those ethos warmly present in our College community and Mission.

 

Our community shared and celebrated two recent events which highlighted the joy we experience as a community when acknowledging the achievements of our students, namely; the Year 12 Graduation Mass and our Annual Presentation Night.

 

The Annual Presentation Night, held at the Perth Concert Hall on Monday evening, was, as always, a terrific exhibition of the talents of our students in the areas of faith, the arts, sport, academia and service to others. Our student performances and achievements definitely enliven our community with the creativity, energy and joy of youth.

 

Our thanks to Mr Rod Dowling, Miss Kerri Hilton and a host of wonderful staff in support, for their coordination of the evening and to Regina Ndossi and Angel Moffat, who did a tremendous job as the MC’s to high and well-deserved acclaim. Special congratulations to Miss Carrol Abel, who was acknowledged as this year’s recipient of the Brother Patrick Doolan medal, recognising her contributions to our College over many years, mirroring the true spirit of St Norbert College and being ”Prepared for all good works”.

 

This time last week, final preparations were under way to celebrate the College Graduation of our Year 12 Class of 2019, the pinnacle of this day being the beautiful Eucharist celebrated in St Joseph’s Church by Fr Peter. High school graduation is a wonderful milestone for our students and an acknowledgement of their hard work and contributions to our College community. This celebration is also a special time for staff and fellow students of our College, parents, family and friends, for it is these partnerships which have supported our Year 12s and fostered their growth through such formative years.

 

Traditionally at the start of November, we faithfully acknowledge All Saints’ Day today and All Souls’ Day tomorrow, remembering the Saints and those we have loved and lost from this earthly life. We are all touched by death and loss and the marking of these times with solemn occasions such as All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day brings some consolation and a reminder of our eternal life in heaven.

 

God bless.

Mr S Harvey (Principal)

               

Mobile phone policy

As many in our community will be aware, WA Education Minister Sue Ellery has announced that a ban on mobile phones will be implemented for all State schools. 

 

Understandably, the use of mobile phones in school and young people’s use of mobile phones more broadly is an issue that is of great interest to parents, educators, young people themselves and many others. There are also always a broad range of opinions in the community on what is or isn’t appropriate use of mobile phones and technology by children and young people.

 

Catholic Education Western Australia Executive Director, Dr Debra Sayce, has reaffirmed that CEWA Principals and leadership teams are responsible for setting policy on mobile phones at their schools, in consultation with their communities.

 

At Saint Norbert College, our Student Mobile Phone Policy is designed to assist in managing the safe and responsible use of mobile phones by students and involves parents as partners in assisting their children in the proper use of mobile phones. It is underpinned by an overall requirement for students to exercise care and use their mobile phones in a considerate manner and to be aware of situations in which others could be affected by their actions.

 

Of particular note, in relation to the Education Minister’s ban, our Student Mobile Phone Policy states;

  • Mobile phones should be switched off and placed in lockers upon arrival at the College and remain in the locker until the end of the school day.

A full copy of the Saint Norbert College Student Mobile Phone Policy is available by logging into our SEQTA portals.

Dean of Studies

Beyond School

 

The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) has just released five key findings in ''Education at a Glance 2019'', a report providing a comprehensive overview of education systems in OECD member and partner countries. The publication notes some important trends shaping the future of education today, with one of the key findings being that the labour-market demand for tertiary-educated adults has kept pace with the higher supply of tertiary graduates. Of particular interests is that:

 

“Although engineering, manufacturing and construction, and information and communication technologies are associated with the best employment prospects and earnings, the share of tertiary graduates earning degrees in these fields remains low, on average: only 14% in engineering, manufacturing and construction in 2017, and just 4% in information and communication technologies.  In contrast, more than 40% of tertiary graduates earned a degree in business, administration and law, arts and humanities, or the social sciences.”

 

Recently, a review of the New South Wales (school) curriculum was commissioned by the NSW Government. The review, headed by Professor Geoff Masters, chief executive of the Australian Council for Educational Research, included recommendations to reduce the number of courses, the emphasis on end-of-school exams and a merging of vocational and academic subjects. Restructuring the syllabus around attainment levels rather than year levels was also recommended, along with a view that the current curriculum is too crowded and should be updated for the 21st century.

 

These reports make for an interesting conversation about how we are preparing our students for life beyond school. Worldwide, the long-term employment benefits of a tertiary (university) education, including an ability to be job resilient through labour market downturns continues, and yet schools are facing challenges around meaningful and relevant learning that prepares students for life as an adult.

 

At St Norbert College, this time in the school academic year provides opportunities to celebrate and acknowledge achievements and awards in academics, the arts, sport, service and Catholic Ministry. At the same time, many students experience worry and anxiousness as they prepare for the final assessments for the year, as they continue to strive to, ‘be prepared for all good works’.

 

The daily reality of study routine, revision, learning and homework takes precedence over future plans that may still seem years away. The OECD findings may not be relevant to these immediate and pressing homework and study demands. However, the decision to make a commitment in the ‘here and now’ is a foundation for both the immediate success at school and to build habits for long term success in all careers and industries.

 

Regardless of how and when the structure of secondary curriculum changes, what the jobs needed in the future will be or whether or not someone will attend university, the College Values of respect, heritage, community, friendship, adaptability and commitment, provide a framework for a life of meaning and purpose, and with this, a fulfilling work life.

(Source: https://oecdedutoday.com/education-at-a-glance-2019-key-findings/)

 

Mr R Dowling (Dean of Studies)

Year 12 Awards

The following students were acknowledged as award recipients at the Final Assembly. The College congratulates the students on their efforts.

 

ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award                                                                                                                                                  Oscar McDonald

Caltex Best Allrounder Award                                                   Sanjita Ghimire

VET Australian Super Award                                                            Jaydon Kelly

Engineers Australia Award                                                  Aldric Ratnasekera

 

In addition, a number of Year 12 students were presented with their Honours badges in the following categories:

 

Student Ministry Honours

Tallulah Armenti; Nyssa Coutinho; Ana Christine (Ana) De Veyra; Sarina Dhakal; John Fuentes; Aldric Ratnasekera
 

Sports Honours

ACC Swimming:                     

William Ishiguchi; Jessica Ramos

ACC Cross Country:

Jaco Jansen Van Rensburg; Felicity Plewright

ACC Athletics:  

Lubin Benedict; Izeldin Bol; Eijeesha DeSilva; Jaco Jansen van Rensburg; Cooper Jenkins; Carissa O’Sullivan; Benjamin Rowlands

Specialised Basketball:

Ethan McShane; Felicity Plewright; Aidan La Brooy; Nes’eya Williams

 

Please see the attachment for all award-winners

 

Key Dates – Term Four

Please note the following in your calendar as the College approaches the end-of-year assessment period.

 

WACE Examinations (Year 12): Wednesday 30 October – Monday 18th November

  • Morning Exams: 9:20am – 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Exams: 2.00pm – 5:00pm

 

All Year 12 ATAR students should go to https://studentportal.scsa.wa.edu.au and download their personalised examination timetable as part of the final preparation for the WACE Examinations.

 

Semester Two Examinations (Year 11) :
 7 - 18 November 


Thursday 7 November                                 Friday 8 November

Religion & Life (12:50pm)                               Mathematics Specialist (8:50am); Economics (12:50pm)

 

Monday 11 November                                 Tuesday 12 November

English; Literature (12:50pm)                         Chemistry (8:50am); Accounting & Finance (12:50pm)

 

Wednesday 13 November

Japanese Second Language (8:50am); Mathematics Methods; Mathematics Applications (12:50pm)

 

Thursday 14 November

Health Studies; Physics (8:50am); Japanese Second Language – Orals (12:50pm)

 

Friday 15 November

Computer Science; Visual Arts (8:50am); Human Biology; Modern History – ViSN (12:50pm)

 

Monday 18 November

Psychology (8:50am); Design (12:50pm)

 

Semester Two Examinations (Year 10) : Monday 25 November – Friday 29 November

  • All exams will be conducted over a maximum of two periods during school hours

 

Semester Two Examinations (Year 9): Monday 2 December – Friday 6 December

  • All exams will be conducted over a maximum of two periods during school hours

 

Students in Year 10 and 11 are required to be at the College for their scheduled examination time(s) only. All Year 9 students will continue to attend their timetabled lessons where no examination is scheduled.                                                                                 

                                                                     

OLNA

The results from the OLNA Round 2 have been updated and provided to schools. A letter informing students of their updated OLNA status will be sent to all families next week. Please note that for any Year 12 students that has not yet achieved Category 3 for Numeracy, Reading and Writing, you may sit the OLNA during any of the subsequent rounds. Should you demonstrate the standard during any of these rounds, and you have met all the other requirements in place that year, you will achieve a WACE. The attached (PDF) document contains information regarding the procedures to sit the OLNA after Year 12.

 

       Mr R Dowling (Dean of Studies)

Deputy Principals

2020 Commencement Dates

To assist with summer holiday planning, the following are the commencement dates for 2020:

  • Monday 3 February:  Year 7, new Year 8-10 students and ALL Year 11 and 12 students
  • Tuesday 4 February: Year 8 -10 students

Year 11 Information

2020 Leavers Jackets

Information has been distributed with regard to the purchasing of Class of 2020 Leavers jackets. These are NOT compulsory for Year 12 students. Sizing and paperwork will be occurring in the next few weeks. Orders are due BY Friday 22 November 2019. Payment needs to be made BY Friday, 14 February, 2020.

 

Year 12 Ball

An assembly was held in Week 1 regarding the Year 12 Ball “A Night in Paris” to be held on Friday, 31 January 2020. Year 11 students were provided guidelines for the evening and $120 tickets need to be purchased before 5 December 2019.

 

Exams

Year 11 exams for ATAR courses commence on Thursday, 7 November and conclude on Monday, 18 November. ATAR students return on Wednesday 20 November for exam reviews. Timetables have been distributed to all students.

 

Final Day - Year 11 Assembly and Mass

All Year 11 students are required to attend the College for their final assembly, Mass and distribution of their Statement of Results on Friday, 22 November. Students who fail to attend school on that day will not receive their final results. Students will be dismissed at 12 noon.

 

Student Leaders 2020

At Presentation Night, Fr Peter presented the Captain and Vice-Captain badges to our Student Leaders for 2020. The presentation of these badges marked the final stage of a process that began with Year 11 students nominating and applying for positions and an extensive interview process. The new Student Leaders have already shown service to the College by cooking breakfast for the graduating Class of 2019.  I look forward to them taking on their new roles and responsibilities with the enthusiasm and dedication as they ‘serve others’. They will be participating in a Student Leadership Development and Planning Day on Monday, 2 December.

The St Norbert College Student Leaders for 2020 are:

XANTEN

Caitlin Spiegl

Captain

Caitlin Bransby

Vice Captain 

Matthew Burton 

Vice Captain

 

 PREMONTRE

Emereen Moratalla

Captain

Courtney McCrostie

Vice Captain 

Aditya Bhatt

Vice Captain

 

MAGDEBURG

Isabella Ficko

Captain

Jen Hannah Darang

Vice Captain 

Emily Young Free

Vice Captain

 

TONGERLO

Annissa Buckby

Captain

Noah Tesfaye

Vice Captain 

Janista Naokhunthot

Vice Captain

 

KILNACROTT

Lorenzo Donatelli

Captain

Amanda D’Cruz

Vice Captain 

Ruvimbo Gotore

Vice Captain

 

SPECIALIST CAPTAINS

Yen Ngo

SRC

Emma Paskett 

Media Captain 

Regina Ndossi 

Arts Captain 

Chloe Reder

Sports Captain 

Ariannah Tilli

Ministry Captain

 

 Thank you to the following students who have accepted to be House Committee Chairs next year:

  • Xanten- Darcie Hickmott-Owen
  • Premontre-Maria Interino
  • Magdeburg-Jordan Cirillo
  • Tongerlo-Elsa Tan
  • Kilnacrott-Graciano III Gacutno

 

A special thanks to Mr Aaron D’Souza who coordinated the whole student leadership interview and selection process in addition to his normal duties as Head of Xanten House. Thanks also to Mrs Lisa Quartermain, Ms Margaret Kyd, Mr Chad Beins, Miss Maureen Smith, Mr Luke Ford, Miss Sarah Gardner, Mr Bronson Gherardi, Mr Patrick Ah Fong and Mr Brendan McGrath who invested considerable time and effort in the interview process. We offer our congratulations to these Student Leaders and look forward to their leadership over the next 12 months.

Parent Committee

Parents and carers of Year 10 students are invited to enjoy a meal and social catch up while students attend the River Cruise next week, Wednesday, 6  November.

 

The Parent Committee suggests parents who wish to gather at The Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar while their children are on the river cruise should RSVP via email to aroberts@norbert.wa.edu.au by 4pm on Monday.

 

Committee chair Paul Costantino says RSVPs for the pay-as-you-go event are purely as a courtesy for the restaurant to manage the numbers. Dr Costantino will advise the restaurant of the booking on Tuesday. The nearest parking is off Riverside Drive behind the Perth Concert Hall.

 

The Parent Committee also invites you to a planning meeting on Tuesday, 19 November at 6pm in the Koinonia Room in the Administration building. Please come along with your ideas for parent seminars and social functions for 2020. All are welcome.

 

 

Ms S Rainford (Deputy Principal - Years 7,9,11)

The Sound of Music 

Introducing . . . the 2020 musical cast 

 On Sunday, 20 October auditions were held for the 2020 College production, The Sound of Music. We were so pleased with the talent that was on display and we thank everyone for auditioning.

 

It was a very long day but by the end of it we had a cast and are thrilled to announce it to you in the attachment below.  Mr Beins, Miss Alban, Mrs Freind and myself are the creative team for the show and we are very excited to be working with this talented group.

 

Rehearsals have already started for the show, which will be performed in May next year.

We look forward to keeping you updated with the progress of the show and we are delighted that we will be able to showcase the talents of our students in such an iconic musical. 

Ms K Hilton (Director)

 

 

Student Ministry

Anti-poverty mass 

On Thursday, 19 October some students who recently attended the Indonesian immersion were invited to an anti-poverty mass at St Thomas More Bateman. The students were able to write their special intentions for some of the people that they met in Indonesia and add these to the crucifix that was placed at the altar during mass. After mass the students had morning tea, where they were encouraged to share a slice of  bread and some water, a simple gesture highlighting that many people throughout the world live in poverty and do not have enough food to eat each day.                

 

Norbie Care Christmas Appeal

Last week Year 7 students were introduced to their Service to Norbie Care Christian Service Learning for Term 4.  An information letter was sent home to all families last Thursday advising them of the requirements of the program.  The aim of this program is to provide funds and services to families in our school and parish community who are in need, especially around Christmas time.  The program will run during Weeks 3 to 6 this term.

Catholic Agencies Christmas Appeal

From Week 3 to 9 this term, the College will be running our Catholic Agencies Christmas Appeal and we are asking for donations of non-perishable foods and gifts for the appeal.

 

We require donations of the following:

  • Christmas puddings
  • Custard
  • Tinned fruit and vegetables
  • Fruit mince pies
  • Jelly
  • Snacks for children
  • Shortbread biscuits
  • Candy canes and lollies
  • Cereal
  • Soft drink/cordial
  • Canned food
  • Chocolates
  • Biscuits
  • Small gifts for children and adults

Donations will be collected though homeroom and passed on to Student Ministry. These will be distributed to different Catholic agencies around Perth close to Christmas.

 

                                      Ms Margaret Kyd (Coordinator of Campus Ministry)

 

Humanities, Social Sciences

Time to learn how Politics works and Law is formed.

 

In Term 4, all Year 7-10 classes will study of Civics and Citizenship, which develops students’ understating of political and juridical institutions as well as their appreciation of the key elements of our democratic system. A focus on contemporary issues, such as debates over changes in law and Australian government responses to national and international events, provides a means of developing students’ thinking and their critical approach to current affairs.

 

Students learn how to actively participate, question and improve our democracy; an aspect which should never be given for granted. The advantage of studying Civics and Citizenship in Term 4 is that can apply principles and content learnt through Humanities in previous terms.

 

Students will develop general skills and capabilities such as an appreciation of diverse perspectives, empathy, collaboration, negotiation, self-awareness and intercultural understanding, making them active citizens in the promotion and protection of our constitutional rights and duties. At times, according to the WA Curriculum, it will be necessary to refer to current politicians and their political views. All views are welcomed and encouraged to be shared in class, as far as respect and consideration of "the other'' is guaranteed.

The Geography and History SS ATAR courses, together with the Politics and Law General course, will be available in 2020 to those Year 10 students willing to continue in their study of social and political events. We encourage wholeheartedly students in the future to pick up the Humanities subject, as these will make them more aware and therefore successful citizens, either undertaking General or ATAR course. HASS teachers at SNC also encourage students to discuss at home topics learnt in class, as this will help them further enhance their understanding, and therefore knowledge of current affairs, prompting their awareness of the impact and significance of events in the real world.  Students of all year levels should read/watch the news almost daily. While media such as Channel 7, Channel 9 and Channel 10 can be quite useful for local, regional and State wide news, HASS teachers suggest channels such as ABC, SBS, the BBC or other reliable media on national and international level.

 

The study of Civics and Citizenship allows (at times and according to year level abilities) each HASS class to be turned into a ''social platform'' with lively debates on current affair issues. Indeed, SNC students are getting prepared for all good works. For this reason, HASS teachers encourage each student to put all the effort into this final unit of the year. As cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” It is possible that students, parents and teachers look at this quote from a different perspective!

                                                                                                                         Dr A Runco (Head of Learning, Humanities)

Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence Program Year 7-9

 The Academic Excellence Program continues to see students expand their thinking. This term we start  looking at study habits and how students learn, followed by time management. These should all enhance the students study programs prior to end of year tests.

 

The students will have a choice of projects to complete. Either the Integrated Challenge Project, which strives to develop a technology-based solution to an existing challenge at St Norbert College, or the SNC Writing competition, where students will write a short story or poem on why helping others leads to greater success. Let’s see what they choose!
 

Assessment of Languages Competence -  Japanese

Congratulations to the Year 10 and  11 students (see below) for their selection for the Assessment of Languages Competence (ALC) Tests for Japanese. These online tests are designed to assess language competence in learners of additional languages. The key aim of the students attempting the tests is to celebrate and enhance the learning of languages other than English.

 

The ALC Tests include listening and reading comprehension tasks in a multiple-choice format that are designed to challenge and enable students to experience success. Each student will be given a report that will inform them on what they are doing well and on what they can improve.

 

Year 10 – Yin Yin Feng, Paul Fuentes, Alina George, Sophia Lu, Chelsea Macalalad, Diep Nguyen, Alice O’Malley, Ava Pemberton, Alyssa Yang.

 

Year 11 – Shin Bawar, Shania Cura, Amanda D’Cruz, Yen Ngo, Elsa Tan.

 

Good luck!

 

Mrs L Cardenia (Academic Excellence Coordinator)

Italian Language Week

Macbeth : A night at the Opera . . . in Italiano!

To celebrate the worldwide Italian Language Week in Perth, the Consulate of Italy and the West Australian Opera invited 10 schools to take part in the Opera Youth Night of Macbeth, one of Giuseppe Verdi's most-renowned scores, which is a wonderful fusion of traditional English literature and the Italian language.

In creating this event, organisers wanted to engage young people in a vibrant learning environment outside the traditional classroom. St Norbert College was very proud to be among attendees, represented by Year 11 students Sasha Bitao, Shania Curia and Lorenzo Donatelli.

 

“I absolutely loved the night! The storyline was played out very well by the opera singers and the music kept the atmosphere alive. Meeting and listening to both Mr David Balloni, the WA consul of Italy, and Her Excellency Ms Francesca Tardioli, the Ambassador of Italy to Australia, reminded me that my Italian culture is still alive in Australia and flourishing for everyone to see. I even made some friends from Trinity College on the way! It was truly a night to remember”. 

                                      (Lorenzo Donatelli)

 

“Watching Macbeth was not the only highlight of the Opera night - making new friends with like-minded students, meeting important and inspiring figures such as distinguished Ambassador H.E. Francesca Tardioli and the Italian Consul, David Balloni, and gaining a new appreciation for Italy and its culture not only in relation to Australia, but also holistically, really made the night special.

Watching the Opera itself made me realise that Italy is integral not only in regards to its innumerable contributions to the opera and the Arts, but also to its commitment and contributions to our community in Australia.

I hope to see similar events facilitate an interest in learning about the Italian language and culture not only in our school, but also in the wider community”. 

(Shania Curia)

 

      

"The Opera was a wonderful experience provided by the College, which offered such an amazing night full of talent, language and new experiences.

It's one of the most memorable nights I've had in my time at St Norbert College. The singers were of a calibre all to themselves, akin to the sound of angels. The set and orchestra were also phenomenal, everything came together so well and it gave me an entrancing experience. Extra points to Antoinette Halloran who played Lady Macbeth, she was  astounding". 

                                                                                                                                                                                     (Sasha Bitao)                                                                                                                                       

Ms D Tersigni (Italian Teacher)

 

Say cheesy!

Cafe 135 in the spotlight

The Perth media developed an insatiable appetite for Cafe 135 last week. In case you missed it, the College cafe attracted State-wide radio, newspaper and online coverage as canteen staff prepared to cook and serve their 200,000th cheesy.


Manager Cindy McIntyre was invited on four prime-time breakfast radio programs, speaking live on air for almost 20 minutes to ABC 720, MIX 94.5, HIT 92.9 and 882 6PR. 96FM also joined in the fun while ABC Perth sent a video journalist behind the scenes to produce a short film for its website, which attracted more than 50,000 views.

 

Just before recess, the College welcomed back Class of 2002 graduate-turned-radio-personality Pete Curulli who, with his 92.9 entourage including former Eagles player Xavier Ellis, served cheesies to the long line of students and starred in a funny, nostalgic video (with shout-outs to Tongerlo and Ms Hilton) for the station’s social media channel. After being mentioned in The West Australian, the milestone moment also featured on Page 1 of the Canning Examiner and in the Canning and Southern Gazettes plus Community News digital e-papers. 

 

“It started as a chat between the canteen staff about how many cheesies we had cooked together since Carmel started 10 years ago - and when we worked out that the figure was 200,000, it spread like wildfire,’’ said Cindy (many times that day).

 

The result was a fun recess, a surprise prize for Year 7 Izumi who bought the 'golden cheesy', and some public sentimentality for school canteens in what commentators described as 'talkback gold'. 

 

Footnote: Cindy, Carmel and Cheryl, who make 480 cheesies a week, have officially stopped counting. A big thank you to everyone involved in this memorable event.

                                                                                                                       Mrs L Quartermain (Community Relations)

Pastoral Care

7 tips for managing exam stress

School exams can be a very stressful time for teenagers, particularly year 12 exams. Some teenagers get stressed about every exam and others just one or two. But the 2015 Mission Australia survey suggests that school and study are the top concerns for teenagers 15-19.

 

Stress around exam time can not only impact a teenager's mental health but also their physical health and general wellbeing. Having a stressed teenager in the house can also be difficult for the whole family. Helping your teenager deal with stress in the lead-up to exams can help them to study and also reduce the tension at home during the exam period. 

What to do if your teenager isn't coping

If your teenager really isn't coping with their study load it may be time to seek further support from a professional. A psychologist or counsellor can help them learn exam stress management strategies. You can also talk to their teachers or year advisor about ways to support them at school.

It is also important to talk about different types of achievement. Getting the right ATAR is not the only way to achieve their goals. Their school's career counsellor can help them to find alternate pathways to Uni or assist in applying for special consideration.

 

Did you find what you needed?

 

For more information on this topic go to: https://parents.au.reachout.com/common-concerns/everyday-issues/things-to-try-exam-stress/help-my-teenager-manage-exam-stress

 

 

The Pastoral Care Team

Things to remember

Uniform Shop

 

 

SUMMER TRADING HOURS
TERM FOUR
Mondays 8.00am – 12.00pm
Thursdays 1.00pm – 5.00pm

 

NEW: St Norbert College Towel Ponchos

$40 available from the Uniform Shop 

Mrs R Kelly (Uniform Shop)

Lost Property

There are a large number of items currently in the lost property boxes located upstairs in the ORC. Items include tracksuit jackets, running shoes, school shoes, towels, goggles, school shirt, jumpers, canons basketball uniform, socks and hats. Please feel free to come up and have a look through the items if you are missing something.

 

Mr M Price (Head of Health & Physical Education)

Firetech Workshop

Coding, Gaming, Robotics, Media, Drones, Animation and more:

 

Heard any alumni news lately?

 

Norbertus, the St Norbert College alumni magazine, would love to hear any news about former students: engagements, weddings, births, graduations, promotions, sporting achievements, travels, reunions, catch-ups… Photographs and details gratefully accepted.

Please email fmulligan@norbert.wa.edu.au

Invitation from Aquinas College P&F

We would like to invite members of the parents and friends community of St Norbert College to join us at a presentation from Kathy Kelly in the Aquinas College Hall on Thursday 21 November 2019. Our Headmaster, David McFadden, is pleased to support the P&F in opening this event to the wider community because of its important message.

 

Kathy has a very powerful story to share about the loss of her two sons and her family's campaign to reduce youth suicide. Her message is very relevant to any parent today, particularly those who have children about to finish school and start making their way in the world as young adults.

 

To help with logistics we request that people interested in attending make a booking using the link below.

 

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=553468

The Aquinas P&F Parent Education Program (PEP) presentations are intended to cover a range of topics with guest speakers who can help give us more information to help inform and improve the way we parent our children. These PEP Talks are designed to arm us with that extra bit of knowledge, information or inspiration that will help us on our journey as parents.

 

I look forward to welcoming parents from the St Norbert community to Aquinas on the evening. Please contact me at any time if you would like more information.

 

Thank you for your support.

Kind regards

Mat Scott

Aquinas P&F President

 

In Focus Careers

 

St Joseph's Parish Youth

 

Reminders

  • Wednesday, 6 November  - Year 10 River Cruise, Barrack Street Jetty, 6.30pm-9.30pm
  • Tuesday, 19 November  - Parent Committee Planning Meeting, 6.00pm, Koinonia Room
  • Friday 22, November  - Canons Specialist Basketball and Sporting Award Night, ORC, 5.30pm-8.30pm

 

ST NORBERT NEWS
2019 SNC Presentation Night Order form.pdf
OLNA FAQs for individuals who have left school and who intend to re-sit the OLNA.pdf
St Norbert College Awards.pdf
Issue 33 out now
In Focus Careers November Issue 2019.pdf
Spring Dance 2019 Flyer.pdf
PEP talks W3 and 4 T4 2019.pdf
PEP talks W5 and 6 T4 2019.pdf
PEP talks W3 and 4 T4 2019.pdf
PEP talks W5 and 6 T4 2019.pdf
Cast & Crew List.pdf
Sound Of Music cast list.pdf