07 June 2019
Week 2.6 - Issue 8
From the Principal
Dean of Studies
Deputy Principals
Pastoral Care
RAAF Honour
Academic Excellence
College Photo Day
Student Ministry
Performing Arts
Youth Civics Leadership Day
ACC Cross Country
Canons win tough challenge
St Norbert College
(08) 9350 5433
135 Treasure Road
Queens Park, Western Australia, 6107




O God, you made our blessed Father Norbert a faithful pastor,

and by his powerful preaching you enabled him to call many people to conversion of their ways.

Grant that through his merits and prayers, we may teach what he taught,

and with your help, imitate his way of life.

We make this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son who lives with you

and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.



St Norbert, pray for us

From the Principal

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

I ask you to think of a really special day of the year for you and your family. Some may say a birthday or an anniversary of a special occasion, others may suggest an event of the past of significant impact in their life or even a date in the future that one eagerly awaits. Many consider every day to be special and this, too, is so true.


Here at St Norbert College, those past, present and hopefully future members of our community regard the Solemnity of our College patron, St Norbert, to be a very special day indeed.


It is documented through Norbertine history that St Norbert died whilst Archbishop of Magdeburg on June 6, 1134. Each year at this time, we celebrate the very special Solemnity of St Norbert with Mass and a host of engaging community events within our school day. It is a day so significant to our College community that we suspend all timetabled classes and take an opportunity to celebrate the unity of our College values on the one day; Heritage, Respect, Community, Friendship, Commitment and Adaptability. There is so much beyond the classroom to be gained from cherishing and celebrating this day.


St Norbert Day this year, despite the much-needed arrival of weather more befitting of winter, was another wonderful opportunity to reflect and to celebrate the life and ministry of St Norbert and the dedicated Norbertines who have followed the path of our College patron. The highlight of our special day was our College Mass, celebrated with reverence and spirit by Fr Peter, with Brothers Stephen, John and Kenneth in attendance. We are always grateful for the warm, generous and spiritual presence of our Norbertines in our College community.


A pictorial collage is included in this newsletter displaying the highlights of our day. It is important to also acknowledge the efforts of staff and students who contributed so much, with special mention to Mr Dowling, Ms Kyd, Mr Eddy, Mrs Miranda and Mr Hulshoff, and other members of the St Norbert Day committee who spent many tireless hours in preparation. 

As I finish, I would like to share with you all the “Prayer After Communion” from today’s St Norbert Day Mass which, I believe, beautifully captures what it means to be a College community in the spirit of St Norbert with Christ as our guide;



Although we are many, we make up the one body of Christ.

Through the intercession of St Norbert, may we become one in heart and mind.



St Norbert – pray for us.


God bless.

Mr S Harvey (Principal)

Part-time employment opportunity: Library Assistant: After School Study Group

A part-time temporary opportunity exists for a member of our community to be employed for Term 3 only, as our supervisor of the after-school study group in the Prémontré Library. This role consists of a supervisory role, assisting students with their study and homework on Monday to Thursday afternoons from 3.30–5.30pm. Our current supervisor, Caiden Vales De Menezes, is taking leave to complete his pre-service teaching practicum.


If you are interested or would like to know more about this role, please email Mrs Angela Hughes ( or call 9350 5433.


Dean of Studies

Preparing for exams

By now, students in Year 11 and 12 will have concluded the Semester One Examinations and our Year 10 students will be ready to commence their exams on Monday 10 June.  The purpose of examinations is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning through the courses undertaken, and a variety of thoughts occupy the minds of students approaching their exams. These thoughts may include apprehension and nerves around uncertainty about their level of preparation, through to a nervous excitement at the opportunity to demonstrate the learning that has resulted from their effort. An often-used quote is, “you get the result you deserve”, and serves as motivation to maintain energy and focus in the lead up to examinations.


There is, however, a danger that students have too much support, and every possible hurdle and mis-step is ready to be picked up by adults, when in fact our students may need to experience the challenge, the hardship and the uncertainty of assessment and examinations in particular.


Julie Lythcott-Haims is a former corporate lawyer with a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, a law degree from Harvard University and a Master of Fine Arts (Writing) from California College of the Arts.

As the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University and the author of “How to Raise an Adult”, she has been able to witness the effects of new undergraduates entering Stanford that were frequently over-parented (also known as helicopter parenting).


While acknowledging the harm from neglectful parenting, Ms Lythcott-Haims implies that there is harm from parents who feel their child cannot be successful unless they as a parent, protect and prevent at every turn and hover over every happening, and micro-manage every moment, steering their child towards a narrow subset of university courses and careers.


“And all of this is done to some hoped-for degree of perfection," Ms Lythcott-Haims says. "We expect our kids to perform at a level of perfection we were never asked to perform at ourselves, and so because so much is required, we think, well then, of course we parents have to argue with every teacher and principal and coach and referee and act like our kid's concierge and personal handler and secretary.” 


The danger is that students may come to believe that their worth is determined by how well or how poorly they perform in tests, examinations and the grade(s) that result, leading to the implied message that, “I don't think you can actually achieve any of this without me".


Our students require opportunities to build self-efficacy and self-sufficiency, to see the result of their actions – did I prepare as well as I could and what were the sacrifices that were required? Or did I neglect some of my preparation and am I disappointed within myself that I didn’t give my best effort?


Another point of interest is that Ms Lythcott-Haims believes in the necessity of chores and helping around the house and she references one of the longest longitudinal studies of humans ever conducted, the Harvard Grant Study. One of the findings of this study is that professional success in life comes from having done chores and housework as a child and the earlier you started, the better the outcome. The belief that stems from this results in, “… a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-pitch-in mindset, a mindset that says 'there's some unpleasant work, someone's got to do it, it might as well be me', a mindset that says 'I will contribute my effort to the betterment of the whole, that that's what gets you ahead in the workplace'.” 


And so, the message for our students as they reflect upon or prepare for examinations is not to absolve our young people from attending to the regular expectations, whether at home or at school, including study, revision and homework routines, regular rest breaks and being helpful at home.


If our purpose is to form young adults to be prepared for all good works, whether at university, in the workplace, in the home or in the community, young people must develop the instinct to roll up their sleeves, to pitch in and look around. The hope is that they become the type of person who wonders about how they can be useful to workplace colleagues, or how they can anticipate and consider the needs of others.


*You can view Julie Lythcott-Haims’s TED Talk via the following link:


University of Notre Dame – Early Offer

If you are a Year 12 student, here's your chance to secure a university education through the  Notre Dame Early Offer Program. This program is open to Year 12 students who have demonstrated academic excellence and/or are making a significant contribution to their school or community.


With an early offer, you can sit your Year 12 exams with added confidence. It’s also a great way for schools to acknowledge their outstanding students. Applications for an early offer to study in Semester One, 2020 are due by Wednesday 31 July 2019. Go to for more information regarding applications.

ATAR Revision Seminars – Parent Committee subsidy

For many Year 12 students, the opportunity to attend ATAR Course Revision Seminars in the school holidays can enhance their examination preparation and course content knowledge. Due to the support provided by the St Norbert College Parent Committee, any Year 12 student who attends an ATAR revision seminar is eligible to receive a subsidy ($20) for attending. If you attend a seminar during the July school holidays, please pay for your course and then return your receipt to the College at the start of Term Three to receive the subsidy.


As an added incentive, TEE Consultants are giving away a FREE subject course in the TEE July Program valued at $175. To enter, all a Year 12 ATAR student needs to do is use the link below and enter their details at:


Mr R Dowling (Dean of Studies)

Deputy Principals

Drop-off and pick-up


The safety of students is a priority at the College and some very dangerous practices have been occurring before and after school each day. Please do not drop-off your child or wait for them for pick-up in the Administration or Priory car park at the beginning and end of the school day. This car park is only for Priory or school visitors. There is ample parking on Treasure Road.



Parents and students are reminded that the College is unable to give out any medication (eg Panadol, Nurofen, antihistamine etc) unless it is an emergency. It is recommended that if students need non-prescription medication for headaches and allergies, that they keep a small quantity in their lockers.

Year 9 Camp 

A reminder to parents and students to begin final preparations for the Year 9 Camp, commencing on Monday 1 July. A list of requirements has been provided by Miss Ronchi (co-ordinator of the camp) and advice was provided at the meeting held on May 22.


Year 11 Information


As the end of Semester One approaches, the process of future academic pathways and subject selection for 2020 begins. There are some important Year 11 events that are part of the subject selection process, which are outlined below:

  • Monday 10 June:   Semester Two Units begin
  • Monday 1 July:   Year 12 Subject Selection Information Period 6, Xanten Theatre
  • Wednesday 31 July:   Parent-teacher-student interviews, 12pm-7pm

Year 11 students wishing to change subjects or pathways this year need to make an appointment with Ms Rainford as soon as possible. Changes need to be made next week to avoid missing the start of Semester Two work. This can only occur with teacher approval, room in the class and if the Minimum Entry Requirement is met.


Reports will be uploaded in the last week of Term 2 and Subject Selection Online will open.


Information regarding the upcoming Dinner Dance on Thursday 8  August will be provided at an assembly on Wednesday, June 12.

Parent Committee Seminar

The next Parent Seminar is scheduled for Tuesday 18 June at 6pm (please note the change of time) in the Br Patrick Forum. A guest speaker from Legal Aid will be providing information to parents about the new intimate image laws that came into effect on 15 April 2019 as a result of the Criminal Law Amendment (Intimate Images) Act 2018 (WA).   In the case of someone under 16, the law says they cannot legally consent to an image of themselves being shared. The law aims to strike a balance between protecting young people from this harmful behaviour and not unduly criminalising them.


As young people under the age of 16 are not exempt from this new offence, it is imperative that information regarding these new laws is shared with our students and their parents. On the same day, all Year 9 and 10 students will also be hearing from Legal Aid.


The key messages for young people are:

·         It is against the law to take, keep, send or ask for an intimate image             of a person under the age of 18

·         It is against the law to share an intimate image of a person of any                   age without their consent. 


Information will include cyber-bullying, sexting, filming school fights, sex and consent.  Parents are encouraged to come along and become familiar with the new laws as a means of guiding and protecting their children. Please RSVP your intention to attend (to assist with seating and refreshments) by calling the College or via email  

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

Hold the date: Year 10 Parent Information Evening


This coming Monday, Year 10 students will commence their Semester One exams. This provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the different concepts they have covered in their classes so far this year. All Year 10 students are encouraged to spend this weekend immersed in their study and preparation with the aim of maximising their results prior to the release of their Semester One report.


Year 10 students will receive their Semester One report at the Year 10 Parent Information Evening on Wednesday 3 July 2019. This is an important meeting that all Year 10 students are parents are expected to attend as it will provide information about the Year 11 and Year 12 pathways and about the process for selecting Year 11 subjects.


Over the past weeks, Year 10 students have been engaging in presentations by the various Heads of Learning Area regarding the different subjects that they can choose in Year 11 and about the Minimum Entry Requirements they must meet in order to study them. These presentations are now available to download in the Subject Selection portal in SEQTA.


Mr P Hawke (Deputy Principal Years 8,10,12)

Pastoral Care

Resilient Kids Come From Parents Who Do The Following Eight Things


Letting your kids fail and talking to them about it goes a long way.

By Lizzy Francis 

When you’re a kid, everything is a tragedy. Your grilled cheese has the crust on? The horror. Can’t assemble that Lego set? Might as well stomp up and down. You can’t change this. What you can do, however, is arm your kid with the techniques that teach them how to bounce back from their daily struggles so that, later on in life, when the stakes are higher, they know what to do. Because resilience is a behavior learned through explicit lessons and examples, one that teaches kids how to, among other things, better handle stress, understand that rejection is not a comment on their entire existence, and view setbacks as things that don’t need to sideline them for good. But how, exactly, should you teach this lesson? According to Amy Morin, LCSW, a psychotherapist and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, here are eight common practices of parents who raise resilient kids. 


They Let the Kids Struggle
“All kids have the ability to develop skills that will help them be resilient,” says Morin. “As parents, it’s up to us to give them those skills, and to serve as a guide — to help them when they’re struggling with something and give them more opportunities to practice resiliency.”

The worst thing parents can do, says Morin, is rescue their kids too much. Such actions prevent kids from learning how to act on their own. In other words, the parents who teach their kids that hard work is a necessary part of life, and sometimes that hard work is really hard are the ones who raise well-adjusted kids.


They Let Their Kids Experience Rejection
For myriad reasons, it’s essential for kids to learn how to handle being told no. “If your kid doesn’t get picked for the baseball team, it can be tempting to call the coach, call the schools, try to get your kid on the team,” says Morin. “But failure can be one of the best opportunities to teach kids a life lesson. That lesson: Failure is not the end of the road, you’re strong enough to handle failing, and that when you fail, you have choices.”


They Don’t Condone a Victim Mentality
“When kids say they are having a problem, it’s tempting for them to blame other people,” says Morin. “They fail their science test and they say that their teacher didn’t explain it well enough.” It can be tempting for parents to give into this behavior and side with their children. But even if their teacher is bad or didn’t explain something, that instinct is dangerous. “Parents need to tell their kids that life isn’t fair but that they are strong enough to handle the unfairness,” says Morin. “And I think for a lot of parents, our tendency is to make things fair: to advocate for our kids, to side with them, just reinforces to them that they’re the victim. It leads to learned helplessness.” Fight this instinct at all costs.


They Do More Than Tell Them to ‘Buck Up’ When Struggles Occur
Letting kids struggle is important, but telling them to just deal with it, or ignoring that it could be tough emotionally is not the right way to go about it. “You want to make sure that you validate their emotions and you empathize with them,” says Morin. “Parents can find that balance of knowing when to step back enough to let their child face some of their own battles, but at the same time, empathise.” Talking to your kids about their feelings as they learn by doing is incredibly important. It will give them skills to talk about their feelings later on in life, as well as help them learn how to deal with difficult times. “Parents need to ask themselves whether or not they’re giving their kids the skills and tools they need to do things on their own,” Morin adds. “If they don’t have those skills yet, then parents step in. But parents make sure that you’re teaching them those skills, too.”


They Help Their Kids Learn How to Label Their Feelings and Emotions
“When kids can label their emotions, they are less likely to act them out,” says Morin. “If your kid can say ‘I’m mad,’ he’s less likely to kick you in the shins to show you that he’s mad.” In other words: Kids who can’t talk about their feelings tend to take those feelings out on others, which can lead to adults who don’t know how to cope with anger or sadness. By helping kids feel comfortable talking about their emotions out loud, you are also giving them the skills to think about (and cope with) what’s making them upset. It’s Resiliency 101.


They Give Their Kids the Tools to Self-Soothe
“I know some parents who created a ‘calm down kit’ for their kid,” says Morin. “They have a kit with a coloring book, and some Play-Doh, and lotion that smells good and they remind their kid to go get the kit when they’re upset.” While this specific technique isn’t for everyone, the concept should be as it helps kids learn how to take responsibility for their feelings, and calm themselves down. Using such tools and routines will help them manage and continue healthy coping skills as they get older. It’s invaluable.


They Admit Their Mistakes. And Then They Fix Them
Parenting mistakes, per Morin, are opportunities for us to turn it around and show kids how to respond to errors and show that we all make them. Even the most well-adjusted parents screw up every once in a while. They get mad at the teacher or yell at their spouse or forget to do something critical. The important thing is that parents need to own up to their own mistakes in front of their kids — and then actually fix the problem. This shows kids that no matter how grave a mistake they may have made, if they are honest about it and try to fix it, things will get better.


They Always Connect Their Kid’s Self-Worth to Their Level of Effort
“There is research that shows that when girls succeed, we say, ‘You did well because you studied hard.’ But when boys succeed, we’ll say something like, ‘You did well on that test because you’re smart,’” says Morin. For her, that’s a problem. Connecting a kid’s outcomes to their inherent talent can lead to long-term issues. “When we focus too much on outcome, kids will cheat in high school because they think the most important thing in the world is getting an A, and it doesn’t matter how they get there. We want to teach kids that what matters is being honest, being kind, working hard. It’s really important to focus on their effort. The kid who grows up knowing that it’s all about their effort, rather than their outcome, is going to be more resilient when they fail or when they get rejected.”


For more information on this topic please go to:


The Pastoral Care Team

RAAF Honour

SNC invited to centenary celebrations


St Norbert College has been chosen to participate in the Royal Australian Air Force’s national centenary celebrations.


This week RAAF Group Wing Commander Ross Jones and Flight Lieutenant Matt Roberts, who are based on the east coast, visited the College to meet three Year 12 students during an indigenous cultural awareness and event-planning visit to Perth.


Aboriginal Teaching Assistant Geraldine Martin hosted the officers’ visit to Perth, which also included tours of significant cultural locations and to meet indigenous elders.


Mrs Martin said it was an honour for the College to be chosen as one of six schools to participate in the 100th anniversary commemorations being planned for March 2021 at the RAAF’s WA headquarters in Bullsbrook.


Commander Jones told students Kadijah Brown, Nes’eya Williams and William Ishiguchi (pictured) that the RAAF was the second oldest air force in the world behind the Royal Air Force (RAF), which formed towards the end of World War One and celebrated its centenary a year ago.

Lieutenant Roberts congratulated the students on their commitment to education, adding that he was the first person in his family to complete Year 12, while Kadijah shared her connection to the RAAF as she has a family member who served in Afghanistan.


The students were each given a limited-edition RAAF 100th anniversary commemorative coin as a keepsake.


Mrs L Quartermain (Community Relations and Marketing Officer)

Academic Excellence

Year 7-9 Academic Excellence Program

This eager group of students have learned about the cycle of habits and over the past few weeks have been determined to try to break a bad habit and form a good habit. They’ve shared the techniques that they are trying and seeing how successful they are. On a positive note, one student shared that he now does not delay doing his homework after getting home from school after figuring out what kept him in the cycle of delaying it.


We have been researching different types of bridges and the forces that act upon them. The students have designed their own bridges using a variety of sketching apps, including Sketchup and Minecraft. We are well into to our Bridge Building Challenge. Students are using either Lego or household recycling products to build their innovative, creative and hopefully strong bridges. Judging will take place in Week 7.


Last week the group were lucky to have a special guest, Dr Runco, visit them. He explained that Philosophy means ‘love of wisdom’ or ‘thinking about thinking’. He challenged each student to think of a controversial or open-ended question that we could discuss at our next meeting. Thank you, Dr Runco.


Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC)

We wish Year 10 students  Diep Nguyen, Tony Ngo, Isioma Onyemgba and Juphil Jiji the best of luck as they embark on the Brain Bee State Finals on Friday 21 June at the University of WA. The students have been studying facts about neuroscience in the lead up to the competition. As well as answering the difficult quiz questions, they will also be taken on a tour of the Anatomy laboratories. Good luck students!


Classpad Workshop

A big thank you to Mrs Miranda for running a workshop after school last week on the finer points of using a Classpad in Senior school Mathematics. The students found it most beneficial.


Mrs L Cardenia (Academic Excellence Coordinator)

College Photo Day

Wednesday 19 June


Our annual College photographs will take place on Wednesday 19 June  (Term 2, Week 8).


Each student should have received their own envelope for ordering school photos. This must be returned with payment on the day and given to the photographers. Please include correct money as change will not be available. Please do NOT send the envelopes or payment to the College prior to the day. Payment can be made by one student in the family and this should be noted on the envelope as requested. Students are to return the envelope even if they are NOT wishing to purchase the photos.


Family photograph envelopes are available from Student Services and should be collected by the eldest child in the family. Family photos will begin at approximately 1.40pm in the O’Reilly Centre and students are required to meet with their siblings at the START OF PERIOD 5 ready for their photos.


It is important that all students are in attendance for their Homeroom photo so please keep this day free from appointments. All students must wear their full College winter uniform on Photo Day, even if they have sport. Please ensure that your child’s blazer is well-presented, including correct coloured buttons. Girls need to wear white College socks (and NOT stockings or tights) to ensure consistency of appearance in the photographs.

Your ongoing support in maintaining your child’s uniform and personal presentation standards is always appreciated. Please be aware these photos are used for official purposes, including the College Annual. As such, if your child does not meet College standards they are at risk of not taking part in the school photos, and hence their photo will not appear in this publication.


A catch-up photo session has been booked for Wednesday 17 July (Term 3, Week 1) for students who are absent on the scheduled day.


Photograph packages that have been paid for will be distributed through the school by the middle of Term 3.


Please contact me via if you have any queries regarding this matter.


Mrs L Cardenia (College Photograph Coordinator)

Student Ministry

Indonesian Immersion

Last week we had a fantastic response to donations. The baskets in Student Ministry are nearly overflowing. A big thank you for your generosity!


During this week  and next we will be collecting packs of Australian animals – lapel pins  (available from the Reject Shop and Red Dot), stickers, colouring-in books and coloured pencils, play dough and pre-loved summer clothing to distribute to children during the trip.


Listed below are the items for the following weeks:


Week 9 and 10

  • New underwear suitable for boys and girls  aged 3 to 17 years old
  • Nail polish and hand cream – new or partly used


Term 3

Week 2 and 3

  •  Toiletries including hotel-sized shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, roll-on deodorant


Week 4 and 5

  • Tennis balls, small bouncy balls, marbles,  bags of share packets of chocolates

Donations can be bought into Student Ministry.


The donations will be given to the following places while we are at the Immersion :

  • The Smile Foundation
  • Sidhi Astu Orphanage
  • Paud Samaritania 2 School
  • Samaritania Rescue Home
  • Cancer House

Thank you for your continued support!


Ms M Kyd (Coordinator of Campus Ministry)

Performing Arts

Payment Policy for Instrumental/Vocal Lessons

Invoices for Term 3 Instrumental/Vocal Lessons have now been sent to parents and guardians. Payment is due by Thursday 27 June  (Week 9). Failure to do so will result in lessons automatically ceasing at the end of Term 2. If you have any queries or wish to discuss the matter further, please contact the Head of Arts - Mr Chadwick Beins via email at or call 9350 5433 ext 226.


Ceasing Instrumental/Vocal Lessons

In order to cease tuition at the end of Term 2 without financial penalty, Performing Arts Administration must receive written notice from parents by 14 June. No student may withdraw from instrumental tuition without written request from a parent or guardian. Please direct requests to cease lessons to Mrs Katherine Friend or call 9350 5433 ext. 226.


Mr C Beins (Head of Learning Area – The Arts)

Youth Civics Leadership Day

Youth Civics Leadership Day

“On Monday 13 May 2019, I took part in the Youth Civics Leadership Day with students from other secondary schools. The day started at the Supreme Court and consisted of four main parts: a session on the rule of law, a civics awareness session, a motivational presentation, and a leadership skills workshop. We looked at segments of the Magna Charta and discussed the right to a fair trial. We then walked to the Law Society of Western Australia to hear a talk on racial profiling and the struggles of growing up as an Aboriginal in Karratha, we also heard from a 5-time Paralympic swimmer who spoke of her struggles before winning multiple medals.

We then enjoyed a Subway lunch with 4 young lawyers/paralegals who explained the schooling pathways they took to their current careers, and they shared some pictures of themselves in Year 10 (which provided quite a laugh). The afternoon involved various activities aimed at leadership skills. such as completing jigsaw as a group without talking. To wrap up the day we went back to the Supreme Court where we were awarded a certificate from the Chief Justice of Perth and told stories about some of his more gruesome cases. It was a fantastic experience and I encourage next Year Ten cohort to participate in this program in 2020.''


Nellie Bond (Year 10 - P3)



Year 7 - Mapping our Neighbourhood


On Tuesday morning, two of the Year 7 classes began working on their Geography assignment “Mapping Our Neighbourhood”. Supervised by two teachers and enjoying a stroll on a sunny day, our Year 7 students sketched and mapped natural and cultural environments around the College in Queens Park.

Thank you to Ms Silva and Mr McGoorty for organising and delivering this learning opportunity for our Year 7 Geography students.


Dr A Runco (Head of Learning Area - Humanities and Social Sciences)


Field trip to Rockingham

On Friday 31 May Miss Pisconeri and Mr McGoorty’s Humanities and Social Sciences classes embarked on a Geography fieldwork trip to Rockingham, seeing firsthand the effects of erosional and depositional action on our coastline. The students completed a fieldwork booklet to be assessed, monitoring the effects of longshore drift, wave refraction, erosional landforms and depositional landforms. Students visited Warnbro Bay, Mersey Point, Penguin Island and Point Peron finishing up with lunch on the Rockingham Foreshore. With perfect beach weather, students enjoyed a hands-on experience learning about why our coastlines look the way they do. Thank you to Mrs Silva and Mrs Fitzgerald for accompanying us.

Miss D Pisconeri (Humanities and Social Sciences Teacher (Geography)

Science Teacher)

ACC Cross Country

Perry Lakes pride

Last Thursday the ACC held its annual Cross Country Carnival at Perry Lakes Reserve and 

74 athletes represented themselves and St Norbert College proudly.


It was perfect running conditions and our students were ready to go thanks to the preparation and training by prac staff, Mr Roberts, Mr Nugent and Miss Guazelli.



Due to exams and injuries we had a number of students out but in true St Norbert fashion there were students ready to step up and take their place.


We finished in overall 32nd position (out of 73) with some notable mentions;

  •  Jaco Jansen van Rensburg – 2nd Place – Open Male
  • U/14 Male – Overall 13th Place
  • Holly Giles – 56th Position – U/15 Female
  • Lance Cornwall – 42nd Position – U/15 Male
  • Vlad Lavi – 30th Position – U/14 Male
  • Ben Berardis – 55th Position – U/14 Male

Individual and team results can be found on the spreadsheet attached using the tabs across the bottom.


Thank you to Miss Bell, Mr Godfrey and Mr Houwen who also assisted on the day


Mr L Ford (Head of Sport)

Canons win tough challenge

Senior AFL Girls Team Thriller

On Wednesday 29 June 29 St Norbert College’s Senior AFL Girls team faced their toughest challenge against SEDA. This school has a strong sporting background so it was going to be difficult, however we were strengthened by having a number of players available and our team was ready to go.


With the bounce of the ball, the contested battle began. Shenae Hartree flew high and guided the ball to our midfielders who were under immediate pressure as a few of their stronger players exerted themselves as we knew they would. Zeta Stevens got involved early and was a great addition to the team along with Subeedha Rijal who took some good grabs throughout the game.


The opposition knew they had to put some time into our mids which meant some of our players were in for a long afternoon. Captain Chloe Reilly was always ‘under the pump’ as she tried her best to get the ball towards our goals. SEDA knew that Chloe had to be stopped to give them their best chance of a win. Paige Craven-Bower worked hard all game and Ivy Harding pushed herself to continue getting the ball to give us our best chance.


We were against a breeze in the first half so the backs did well to repel a constant barrage. Nicole Dobkowski played across the halfback line and made the SEDA forwards earn every kick with some strong tackling. Lauchantae Eades was moved to the back pocket this game with great success as her tackling and ability to read the ball was excellent and she was well-supported by Lauren Verbeist. Charlie Pollard and Jacinta Barraza put pressure on the opposition and Caitlin Spiegl showed her determination to ensure the SEDA two goal lead was kept attainable for the second half.


The second half began well for SNC with a couple of goals. The pressure from Paige, Ivy and Chloe was creating us with more opportunities. Olivia Bell was working hard, showing her skills and determination when it counted. Summer Pollard and Ella Reilly started to get more of the ball and their trademark hard tackling helped us get back the lead. SEDA weren’t about to give up though and put our backs under a lot of pressure bombing the ball into the forward 50. This time, however, Glenda Cornwell decided she would take control of the game with a couple of big marks under pressure. With Amber O’Donoghue playing unmarked she helped to ensure their scoring opportunities were limited.


When the siren sounded, the jubilant squeal of super-manager Ms Kyd could be heard. The SNC senior girls’ team had won by five points and it was well-deserved. Akeelah Mayhew and Jacinta Geary-Dodsley must be commended for taking on the challenge to play with SEDA and probably played too well!


Our successes of this season has guided us to our next challenge. On Tuesday,  June 11 we will play in a qualifying final against Ellenbrook College at Queens Park Oval at 4pm. The winner of this match will progress to the Quarter Finals to play Eastern Hills the following week. Please come down and support our AFLW team in what should be a great game.


Mr B McGrath (Coach)




Uniform Shop

Mondays 8.30am – 11.30am
Thursdays 1.00pm – 4.00pm


NEW: St Norbert College Towel Ponchos

$40 available from the Uniform Shop 

Mrs R Kelly (Uniform Shop)

Entertainment Book

St Norbert College is selling the Entertainment Books again this year with proceeds to going towards St Joseph’s Primary school.

The books are $70 each and you can purchase either a hard copy (available at College Reception) or the digital version by clicking on the link  

Order page:


Mrs A Hughes (Principal’s Executive Assistant and Enrolment Officer)

Lost Property

There are a large number of lost 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)

Woolworths Earn & Learn

Woolworths Earn & Learn is back again for 2019. Earn stickers every time you shop at Woolworths, place them in the box or add them to your sticker sheet and place the completed sheets in the box at Student Services or at the front of the PE office. Every sticker collected will go towards new equipment for the College.


Sticker sheets are available in Student Services.


Mr Matt Price (Head of Health and Physical Education

Norbertus out now

Many thanks to Mr Frank Mulligan for producing another outstanding issue of Norbertus, which tells the stories of the alumni of St Norbert College. In Issue 33, read about the Class of 2018’s excellent academic results, what the College was like in 1979 and 2009, recent reunions and weddings, and catch up with former staff members Bridget Murphy in Ireland, Mick Italiano in Portugal and Kara Vandeleur in New Zealand. A special feature on three former students making their mark in the fashion world plus SNESA sports action round off a fantastic 68-page read!


Mrs L Quartermain (Community Relations and Marketing Officer)

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

T.E.E Consultants 2019


Academic Associates - Year 12 Enrichment program at UWA


Academic Task Force - 2019 July School holidays


Catholic Schools Parents WA - Job Vacancy



  • Thursday 13 June  - Year 8 Social Activity - Rollerdrome
  • Friday 14 June - Applications close for Blessed Hugh Of Fosse Basketball scholarships
  • Tuesday 18 June - Parent Committee Meeting, Br Pat Forum - 6.00pm and Parent Committee Seminar, Br Pat Forum - 7.00pm
Examination Timetable.pdf
MenuTerm 2 2019.pdf
Add to email contacts for parents2 - Consent2GO.pdf
Djilba 2019.pdf
Issue 33 out now
2019 TEE July ATAR Revision plus Enrolment Form.pdf
ATAR Enrichment Program.pdf
ATAR Revision Program.pdf
In-Focus May Newsletter 2019.pdf
Newsletter Insert - Job Vacancy -Administration Assistant.pdf
CSPWA - Administration Assistant.pdf
Results ACC 2019 - web v1 (1).xls
Results ACC 2019 - web v1 (1).xls