ST NORBERT NEWS

23 March 2018
Week 1.8 - Issue 4
PRAYER
From the Principal
Deputy Principals
Dean of Studies
Pastoral Care
Scholarships
Student Achievements
The Arts
Sport
Year 11/12 Visual Art and Design
Year 12 Integrated Science
Have Sum Fun - Mathematics
Year 7 Activity Day
Where's My Bus App
Notices
St Norbert College
(08) 9350 5433
135 Treasure Road
Queens Park, Western Australia, 6107
AU

PRAYER

Prayer

Lord, your promises give us hope.
As we stand in the shadow of Good Friday,
We are aware of ordinary things made extraordinary.
Simple bread and wine became a meal
to be remembered forever.
Each time we come to your table,
fill us with the hope that transforms lives.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.

 
St Norbert, pray for us.

From the Principal

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

"The Christian heart is always full of joy...and this joy is contagious" (Pope Francis)

 

With Passion Sunday this weekend, and this being the last newsletter before the celebration of Easter next week, I feel it important to reflect with you on one highlight of our liturgical calendar.

As we have progressed through the Lenten season in preparation for the joy of the resurrection of Christ, we continue to remind ourselves of the joys and benefits of Lent and not just the abstinences. Lent is a time for focus, reflection and reconciliation, but Pope Francis reminds us that we should, as Catholics, be fully and joyfully human and to focus on the ways that we can "feast" during the Lenten period. Feasting on the joy of helping those less fortunate than ourselves, on the joy of renewing our relationship with God through prayer and on the joy that comes with sharing what we have with others. As a College, we celebrate the Easter triduum with our Holy Week liturgies on Thursday 29th March.

 

As Pope Francis reflects on the Christian heart of joy, our recent Harmony Day was an amazing expression of the Christian heart and one that will forever live in my memory. On Wednesday 21st March, we celebrated our 5th Annual Harmony Day. The day was a feast of reflection, colour, tradition, food and culture, culminating in an amazing Concert, presenting the talents of staff and students alike that had emotion, joy, happiness and spirit. I’m sure all who were present would agree, that this day and especially the concert, was a pure expression of joy and happiness. Thank you to all students, families, staff and most notably Mrs Colette Miranda, for the tireless efforts in contributing to such a wonderful occasion.

I will finish with another tweet from our beloved Pope Francis;

"The road from love to hate is easy. The one from hate to love is more difficult but brings peace"

 

At Easter, we celebrate Jesus' dying on the cross and the joy of his resurrection. Jesus is the bringer of peace and we are called to bring peace to the world in which we live. Easter is the pinnacle of our liturgical calendar and as Catholics, we are called to revitalize our relationship with God and to continue to model His kingdom on earth.

 

I hope and pray for all in our St Norbert College community, for a joyful, loving and holy Easter and that we use these opportunities to bring peace to those we hold dear.

God’s blessings to you all

Mr S Harvey (Principal)

Deputy Principals

PARENT COMMITTEE NEWS

 

Year 7 Parent Gathering

Is your Year 7 child attending the Year 7 Social Activity on Thursday 5 April? Don’t want to go home only to turn around after an hour to come back for pick up? Why not have dinner with other Year 7 parents?

A booking has been made for Outback Jack’s, Cannington with a special $15 menu (Battered Fish, Chicken Parma, Porterhouse Steak). RSVP to Reception 9350 5433 or via email [email protected] by 4pm on 28 March with numbers attending. Children are welcome.

Celebrating Mums and Grandmothers - SAVE THE DATE

The Parent Committee would like to invite all mothers and grandmothers to a light breakfast on Friday 25 May at 7:30am with their children. Further details will be provided next term.

 

MEDICATION

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.

 

Ms S Rainford (Deputy Principal Years 8,10,12)

 

Dean of Studies

Success in a distracted world​

In recent years, I have followed the work of Professor Calvin (Cal) Newport,  a graduate of MIT and now an associate professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, and the author of Study Hacks

http://calnewport.com/blog/about/

Cal Newport’s latest book, DEEP WORK: Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World (Cal Newport, 2016.Piatkus, London), is fascinating as he provides an insight for students (and indeed adults) on improving the quality of your study and learning. Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate. (p.3)

The irony for him as a Professor of Computer Science is that he has highlighted how technology and the rapid communication services and social media has a negative impact on our ability to ‘go deep’ with our learning, and he notes,

“A 2012 McKinsey study found that the average knowledge worker now spends more than 60 percent of the workweek engaged in electronic communication and Internet searching, with close to 30 percent of a worker’s time dedicated to reading and answering e-mail alone. This state of fragmented attention cannot accommodate deep work, which requires long periods of uninterrupted thinking. At the same time, however, modern knowledge workers are not loafing. In fact, they report that they are as busy as ever. What explains the discrepancy? A lot can be explained by another type of effort, which provides a counterpart to the idea of deep work:” [pp.5 – 6]

Thus, he advocates for Deep Learning as an effective study skill that remains relevant as a crucial ability in the increasingly complex and ambiguous world of work. The foundation of going deep, is the ability to remove the distractions when the effort to concentrate and learn is required. For our students, this may mean turning off the social media, closing the tabs that offer distraction and creating a comfortable study space away from noise, conversation and other electronic temptations. For Cal Newport, he is more productive in a compressed time schedule and has afforded himself the reward of freeing up his time to be present to his family at the end of the working day.

The reality is that many of our students may require online access when completing homework and study, yet the ability to remove all other distractions while doing so, may just be the first step to achieving excellence. And they might just be setting themselves up to be successful with a highly valued career skill as well.

NAPLAN

NAPLAN, an assessment of literacy and numeracy, is undertaken annually by all Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students throughout Australia. At St Norbert College, the NAPLAN Testing will be conducted in Term Two (Week 3), and the information below may also be accessed at:

 https://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/assessment/testing/naplan/tests

Language Conventions & Writing – Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Writing (40 minutes)

All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are required to complete a writing task, using a prompt or stimulus topic. The genre of the prompt will not be disclosed prior to the test period. The Writing test will require students to respond to either a persuasive or narrative writing prompt. Students receive a three-page blank writing booklet and a colour stimulus page. Criterion-referenced marking rubrics are used to assess students’ writing. This will enable comparisons to be made across year groups and growth to be measured.

Language Conventions (45 minutes)

The Language conventions test comprises spelling, grammar and punctuation. Students are required to identify and correct spelling errors, and answer multiple-choice grammar and punctuation questions.

Reading – Wednesday 16 May, 2018

(65 minutes)

The Reading tests are designed to assess a wide range of abilities. Students are provided with a colour magazine containing a range of text types. They are required to read each text then complete multiple-choice and short-answer questions in their test booklets. No part of the reading assessment should be read to the students. Teachers must not read either the reading texts or questions to the students nor should they reword or explain questions. If students seek assistance, teachers may encourage them to read aloud any question or part of the text.

Numeracy – Thursday 17th May, 2018

Part A – Calculator allowed (50 minutes)

Part B – Non-calculator (10 minutes)

The numeracy assessment area includes:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability 

Year 7 and 9 students will complete two tests and will require a calculator for one of the tests. Students will be permitted to bring into the test the calculator that they currently use at school or with which they are most familiar.

Exemptions/Adjustments for disability

Please note that the last date for submission of exemption, adjustments for disability, and withdrawal application forms is Friday 13th April.

Withdrawn students

Students may be withdrawn from the testing by their parent/carer. This is a matter for consideration by individual parents/carers in consultation with their child’s school. Withdrawals are intended to address issues such as religious beliefs and philosophical objections to testing. Please contact the College no later than Thursday 29 March 2018, if you intend to withdraw your son or daughter from the testing.

Student Reviews

The progress of students has been reviewed in recent weeks for students in Year 7, Year 11, Year 12 and new students, with the aim to affirm the effort of students in maintaining high standards of work and study habits. Teachers have also identified students with identified concerns to communicate expectations for improved effort. The College has sent letters home to highlight the importance of regular communication as part of the home/school partnership, to support students to achieve personal excellence.

Mr R Dowling (Dean of Studies)

Pastoral Care

International Day of Happiness 2018: How science says you can get happy

 

Tuesday 20th March marked the International Day of Happiness, which aimed to inspire individuals to share happiness with others and create a happier world for all. To help boost joy for ourselves and those around us, we round up what recent research has said about optimising our chances for happiness.

 

Spend wisely

Various studies have shown that although it might feel good at the time, splashing out on material possessions may not be the best way to bring happiness. A 2017 study found that buying yourself more time, by employing a housecleaner or paying someone to mow the lawn for example, brings greater life satisfaction, regardless of income. A 2015 Canadian study also found that while buying possessions did bring happiness, it was spending money on experiences that gave more satisfaction weeks after the purchase.

 

 

Stay social

Data released last year by UK charity Age UK revealed that staying social is one of the key ways to stay happier as we age. After looking at 15,000 people aged 60 and over, researchers found that taking part in social activities such as going to the cinema, being a member of a sports club, or getting involved in a volunteer group was one of the most effective ways of boosting feelings of happiness and well-being, as well as overall health.

 

Keep moving

UK research published last year found that even a minimal level of exercise could boost happiness, even when you feel like you’re not even working out. The study of more than 10,000 participants found that even light to moderate activity such as walking improved mood and emotional well-being, regardless of their baseline level of happiness.

 

Book a holiday

Travel can bring more happiness than a new job, getting engaged, or even one’s wedding day, according to a 2016 global survey of 17,000 people. Carried out by booking.com, the findings showed that even just planning a trip can boost happy feelings. Another good reason to book that vacation.

Reduce screen time

With the rise of smartphones and social media there has also been a rise in the number of studies looking at how screen time could be affecting our happiness. A study published earlier this year found that teens who spend a large amount of time on their smartphone are more likely to report being unhappy than those who spend more time doing non-screen activities, such as spending time with friends or playing sports. A Danish study by the Happiness Research Institute found that giving up Facebook for just a week led to an increase in feelings of happiness and life satisfaction.  

 

 

For further information on this article go to: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/international-day-of-happiness-2018-how-science-says-you-can-get-happy

 

Pastoral Care Team

Scholarships

St Frederick Academic Scholarships Now Open

 

Middle School Academic scholarships are available to students entering Year 7 and cover full or 50% tuition fees and are tenable for Years 7 – 9 subject to student performance each year.  A 2 hour scholarship selection test will be conducted on Saturday 19 May 2018 for Year 6 students commencing at 9.30am.

 

Senior School Academic scholarships are available to students entering Year 10 and cover full or 50% tuition fees and are tenable for Years 10 – 12 subject to student performance each year.  A 2 hour scholarship selection test will be conducted on Saturday 19 May 2018 for Year 9 students commencing at 9.30am.

 

Applications and details for the scholarships are available by visiting our website www.norbert.wa.edu.au where you can apply online via the link provided. The Scholarship Registration Fee is $90.00.

 

Academic Scholarships close on Friday 6 April 2018.

 

Blessed Hugh of Fosse Basketball Scholarships Now Open

Basketball Scholarships are available for students entering all years 7 - 12.  The scholarship covers 50% of College tuition fees.  A prospectus for the Specialised Basketball Program is available on our website or from reception. Basketball try-outs are held on Thursday 19 July commencing at 3.30pm.

 

Basketball Scholarships close on 15 June 2018.

Mrs A Hughes (Principal's Secretary-Enrolment Officer)

Student Achievements

2018 Australian Junior Athletics Championships – Sydney Olympic Park 14 – 18 March

Congratulations to the following St Norbert College students who performed so well at the recent Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney.

 

Lubin Benedict:

100m heats U17 Mens                9th place    (11.27)

200m heats U17 Mens                9th place   (22.75)

400mh heats U17 Mens             1st place    (57.43) (PB)

400mh finals U17 Mens             1st place    (56.23 )(PB)

4 x 100m Relay U18 Mens         5th place    (43.43)

4 x 400m Relay U18 Mens         3rd  place   (27.17)

 

Cooper Jenkins:

100m heats U17 Mens                 8th place    (11.23)

100m finals U17 Mens                8th place     (11.15) (PB)

200m heats U17 Mens              14th place     (23.38)

4 x 100m Relay U18 Mens          5th place     (43.43)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaco Jansen van Rensburg:

2000m Steeplechase U17 Mens        2nd place

3000m U17 Mens                                     2nd place

1500m U17 Mens                                     9th place

 

MJ Jansen van Rensburg:

3000m Steeplechase U20 Mens          2nd place

1500m U20 Mens                                       7th place

 

 

State Women’s AFL academy

My experience with the State Women’s AFL academy has been enjoyable and sometimes hard. The people who run the academy consist of AFLW coaching and support staff and are nice and understanding which really helps when you are stuck on something or don’t feel confident. It was really cool training at Domain stadium during the initial selection period, and being able to learn and train with the under 18 girls was a good insight into the hard work and fitness levels to be the best. After the Christmas break, I joined the U/15 school state girl’s training leading up to the talent search this weekend. Only 24 girls will be asked to join the state squad.  

Chloe Reilly (Year  9)

The Arts

Instrumental/Vocal Music Lessons

Commencing and Ceasing Tuition

No student may commence or withdraw from instrumental tuition without a written request from a parent or guardian. To commence tuition, parents must fill in the Application for Instrumental/Vocal Tuition Form available from Performing Arts Administration in the Xanten Performing Arts Centre. In order to cease tuition at the end of Term 1 without financial penalty, Performing Arts Administration must receive written notice from parents by Friday 30 March 2018.

 

 

Notice of Lesson Absence

Tutors must be contacted by 8.15am on the morning of the student’s lesson in order to be advised of illness; failure to contact the tutor will result in a charge being made for the scheduled lesson. Performing Arts Administration (Tel: 9350 5433) should be contacted by 8.15am if the tutor cannot be contacted directly. For all other student absences (including tests, exams, excursions, athletics carnivals, medical appointments and the like) students must inform their tutor at least one week in advance. Failure to give this notice will result in a charge being made for that lesson.

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

OLIVER!!

Tickets on sale NOW and selling very fast. 

Tickets for our school production of “Oliver!” are now on sale. We have a limited number of seats and these are selling very quickly so please don’t leave it too late before you buy yours. 

 

All seats are allocated and you can buy yours from the try booking site. The address of the site is:

https://www.trybooking.com/buy-tickets.html 

 

 There is a large cast and a lot of work has already gone into this show. 

Don’t miss out, buy your tickets now!

Miss K Hilton (Director / Drama Teacher)

Sport

Changes to after school sport pick up location

Please be advised that the new pick up location for students after SASj sport will be in the Xanten Performing Arts Centre carpark. Access to this carpark is available from Centre Street. Supervision will be provided to students in this area only.

Mr M Price (Head of Sport)

ACC Swimming Carnival

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our ACC Swim Team for their unbelievable performance on Friday at the ACC “D” Division Swimming Carnival. After winning “E” Division last year, it was always going to be a big step up in grade but the determination, teamwork and sportsmanship on display by our students was all class (as usual) and I’m pleased to report that we finished in 2nd position (by the tiniest of margins!) behind Swan Christian College. At an ACC level, we continue to deliver higher than expected results, which is a credit to everyone in our school community. It is very rewarding for me to witness our students performing at this level and I always feel very proud to be a part of St Norbert College.

 

Congratulations to our Year 7, 8 and 9 girls who took out the “Junior Girls” shield for best performing school.

 

The following students are to be commended for individual performances on the day that saw them finish in the top 4 for their age groups:

 

 

Riley Suckling – 2nd in U/13 Boys

Sophie Griffiths – 3rd in U/13 Girls

Neve Adnams – 4th in U/14 Girls

Ethan Glassborow – 3rd in U/15 Boys

Chloe Deliu – 3rd in U/15 Girls

Cyrus Tadena – 2nd in U/19 Boys

 

Thank you to Mr Hodgen, Ms Isard, Ms Alban, Mr Ford, Mr Godfrey, Mr Houwen, Mrs Hodge and swimming coach Heather Adams for their hard work over the past 2 terms in preparing our team for the carnival.

One of many highlights for the day was watching Tegan Reder swim. The noise that erupted from the stadium when Tegan was racing was spine-tingling and nothing short of inspirational. Tegan’s endeavour and determination to represent our College at an ACC level personifies everything that makes our College community so great. I hope this acts as a reminder to all students that nothing is unachievable!

 

Results from the day can be found here:

 

http://www.accsport.asn.au/system/files/sportstrak/swimming/2018/swimd/page1.htm

 

Swim Squad on a Tuesday and Thursday morning will continue to run until the end of Term 1 (or until further notice).

 

Mr M Price (Head of Sport)

Mr Godfrey meets Premier Mark McGowan

Our very own Mr Ryan Godfrey recently met with Premier Mark McGowan. Ryan is heavily involved in the College’s Basketball Program and is the captain of the Rockingham Flames in the State Basketball League after several years playing College Basketball for the University of West Georgia in the USA. The meeting (pictured) was to announce Mr McGowan as the Numer 1 ticket holder for the Rockingham Flames for the 2018 season. The Flames have recently recruited Perth Wildcat’s Vice Captain Greg Hire along with imports Josh Rithcart (Sacramento) and Curtis Washington (Guam). We wish Ryan all the best for the season ahead which kicked off last weekend!

 

Year 11/12 Visual Art and Design

Years 11 and 12 Visual Art and Design Excursion 2018

On the 13th of March, the Year 11 and 12 Visual Art and Design classes visited the Sculptures by the Sea Exhibition at Cottesloe Beach. Students worked in small groups to visit each of the 73 sculptures positioned on the beach, dunes, sea and grass banks. They selected a sculpture to analyse and redraw as part of their Course requirement for this Semester. The sculptures enabled discussion among students regarding the works’ concepts, communication of ideas and techniques of
construction.

 

The students then visited the Form gallery, to view Pilar Mata Dupont’s
striking images on a three-screen video, exploring conflicting contemporary issues at Jirndawurrunha, a natural freshwater spring in Millstream Chichester National Park sacred to the Yindjibarndi people. Finally, we visited the Perth City Link, Yagan Square with contemporary sculptures and street art laneways. This excursion forms an important aspect to the Visual Arts and Design Courses, in which students can engage, view and appreciate local and international artworks.

 

Ms Amanda Marsh and Mr Craig Mecham

(Teacher of Visual Arts, and Design)

Year 12 Integrated Science

Year 12 Integrated Science Excursion to Canning River Eco Centre

 

As part of the Integrated science program students are required to explore and compare two local ecosystems as part of their Environmental Biology course. Miss Gardner and Mr D’Souza's Year 12 Integrated Science classes embarked on a half day excursion to the Canning River Eco Centre located at  Kent Street in Cannington. (CREEC)

 

CREEC offers two unique ecosystems in very close proximity to each other. The Kent Street Weir, is a wall that divides the river, keeping one part of the river a salt water system that is highly affected by the tides, while the other side of the river is a pure freshwater system affected by water sources from the Perth hills.

 

During the day students investigated how abiotic factors (non-living factors) can greatly influence biotic factors (living factors) in an ecosystem.

Students used specialised measuring equipment to measure the abiotic factors including Ph, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, along with the rivers nitrogen and phosphorous levels. Students then got to take samples of the Macro invertebrates in the area. These macroinvertebrates give a health score for the river which is directly correlated with the abiotic factors. Using all of this information students then compared the two local water systems.

 

All students worked exceptionally well and enjoyed the overall experience to apply classroom knowledge in the field.

Miss S Gardner and Mr  A D'Souza (Integrated Science Teachers)

 

Have Sum Fun - Mathematics

Have Sum Fun

On Friday 16 March 2018, six enthusiastic students participated in the Year 7/8 Math Have Sum Fun competition at Trinity College.

The Have Sum Fun Competition is an exciting mathematics initiative that uses a quiz-night format. Teams of six students race against the clock to solve four intense rounds of eight challenging problems. Teams can only have a maximum of three students of the higher year level, e.g in the Year 7 to 8 competition only three Year 8’s are allowed in the team.

Our junior team was led by the following six budding mathematicians Guntaas Ranu, Matthew Sanchez, Varun Shivnani, Jeann Valdez, Aarush Vijapure and Bob Watson. The St Norbert students were no doubt the most enthusiastic team on the night and finished the night  by coming equal 7th from a total of 45 different teams which is an outstanding achievement. There were 32 questions asked in total and of those, our St Norbert team answered 24 correctly.

Congratulations to the six students mentioned and keep up the great work in Mathematics.

 

Mr L Nuske (Teacher of Mathematics)

Year 7 Activity Day

Year 7 Activity Day

On Tuesday 20 March 2018, the Year 7 students participated in an Activity Day on the College grounds. The activities were led by the Year 11 and 12 students (coaches) in Mr Ford and Mr Price’s Certificate II and III Sport and Recreation classes.

 

The aim of the day was for students to develop positive relationships with the peers  they have shared the transition from primary school into secondary school with. They also had the opportunity to get to know and learn from the Year 11 and 12 coaches, who led the activities.

 

As part of their program, the Years 11 and 12 coaches planned, organised and trialled different activities and skills needed to coach the Year Seven students. On the day, the Year 7 students were engaged and involved in a variety of activities requiring teamwork, trust, problem solving and communication.

While being beneficial and great fun for the Year 7 students, it was also a positive experience for the Year 11 and 12 coaches to display their organisational and leadership skills.  Well done to all students.

 

A big thank you to the Year 11 and 12 coaches, Mr Ford, Mr Price and Melisse Burgoyne (Media Captain) for taking photos throughout the day. Thank you also to all staff who helped out on the day including Ms Morris, Mrs Rawlings, Miss Gardner, Mr Ah Fong, Mr McGrath, Mr Gherardi and Mr D’Souza.

Miss C Abel (Head of Year 7)

Where's My Bus App

New Bus Tracking App Available

Horizons West have recently started to use the ‘Where’s My Bus’ app, which allows parents and students to track the location of their school bus in real time. You can also use the app to calculate the best stop for you to catch the bus and to find out how soon you need to start walking. The app tracks each bus on the St Norbert College Bus service in the mornings and in the afternoon.

 

The app is for iPhones and iPads only at this stage, and can be downloaded for free from: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/wheresmybus/id1034688089?mt=8

 

You will need to login with the following credentials:

Username: [email protected]

Password: snc1234

 

If you have any problems downloading, installing or using the app, please contact me via email: [email protected].

Mr M Biddle (Community Relations and Marketing)

Notices

Uniform Shop

SPECIAL OPENING TIMES FOR WINTER UNIFORMS 2018

All New Students Only in Years 7-12

APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Tuesday 13 March       3.30pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 20 March        3.30pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 27 March        3.30pm - 6.30pm

Tuesday 10 April           3.30pm - 6.30pm

Please call or email uniform shop on a Monday morning or Thursday afternoon to make your appointment.

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES FOR APRIL 

Thursday         19 April            1.00pm - 6.00pm

Monday            23 April            9.00am – 2.00pm

Thursday         26 April            1.00pm – 6.00pm

 

Extra Opening Hours

First Week Term Two

Monday 30 April                      9.00am - 12 Noon

Tuesday 1 May                         8.00am – 9.00am

 

Winter Trading Hours

Term Two and Term Three

Mondays         8.30am – 11.30am

Thursdays      1.00pm – 4.00pm

Holy Week Program

 

Coder Dojo

Come along to the Br Pat Forum after school on Tuesday afternoons (of each odd numbered week), from 3:30pm-4:30pm, and have some fun investigating the resources we have for you. There’s Sphero, Lego EV3 and Edison programmable robots, 3D drawing pens, Makey Makeys, and a whole trolley full of other good stuff to fire up your interest in programming and STEM-related projects. The Dojo is open to ALL year levels, and NO EXPERIENCE is necessary for any of it – that’s the whole point in the Dojo. Come and see how much fun you’re missing out on…Next one will be next Tuesday Week 9 – Tuesday 27 March.

Mrs S Mark  (Head of Learning Area – Technologies)

SNESA

“We are happy to announce that for the first time in our history, SNESA Football Club will be fielding a third senior team in the WAAFL. Due to our recent promotion to C2 Grade, we have enjoyed an increase in numbers. We’ve had success with a lot of new registered players and also a lot of old faces coming back for a kick. Approximately 70% of our playing group are ex-students. However, we also welcome friends and associates from the local and greater community to come and play for us. With a new grade, comes new competition and a new opportunity for us to grow and succeed together. We missed out on the flag last year. However, we will have the depth and the ability to develop the skills and experience of the playing group with as much game time as possible for all our players.

 

David Van Raalte will continue as senior coach, our Vice-President Mark Lupica will assist and coach our Reserves team and Jacob Cornwall will coach our Third side. Caius Kelly (Class of 2009) will take the reigns as captain for 2018, with last year’s skipper Mark Colace (Class of 2009) out for the season with torn ACL. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to still seeing him at the club assisting as a midfield coach. David Frawley (Class of 2004) will captain our Reserves team. We have a great leadership group, an outstanding committee overseeing the club and amazing volunteers that are growing by the minute.

 

We have some great events coming up this year. Our Family Day is Round 1, Saturday April 7th, we will also be commemorating ANZAC DAY on Saturday April 21st. We will also have our annual Brother Patrick Memorial Game in June, which will be combined with our past players day, as well celebrating Ladies day and a whole lot more. We look forward to seeing you all at our home games at Soklich and Co Oval (Queens Park Reserve), in Queens Park.”

Manning Tennis Club - RUOK
 

 

In Focus Careers Newsletter April Issue

 

Queens Park Football Club

Play AFL

Never played football before  - No Dramas please come to our Come and Try day on the 5th April. 

Queens Park requires players of all ages from Grade 7 to 11 for the upcoming 2018 season.

Queens Park also has a specialised Female football program from Year 7 to Year 11. The program is designed for all skills and abilities with training on Tuesday nights and Games on a Friday night.

For all enquiries:

please email: [email protected] or check out our website  www.queensparkjfc.com

 

Class of 2008 Reunion

When: Saturday April 14, 2018

Where: The Merrywell, Crown Casino at 6.00pm

No booking or tickets required.

More information: [email protected]

Coles Sports for Schools

At St Norbert College, we’re passionate about helping kids in our community lead a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we’re launching the Coles Sports for Schools program. During the Sports for Schools program, students' families will be able to collect Coles Sports for Schools vouchers for their school from Coles stores across Australia. When the program ends, schools can exchange those vouchers towards sporting equipment to encourage all kids to get healthy and active at school.

Spend and Collect - Every $10 spent at Coles during the program will earn a Coles Sports for Schools voucher. The more vouchers we collect, the more gear we could receive. The collection box has been placed in Student Services.

Mr S Hodgen (Head of Learning Area - Health and Physical Education)

ST NORBERT NEWS
Mathematics Tutoring for Secondary Schools.pdf
Holy Week Programme 2018.pdf
Manning Tennis Club - RUOK.pdf
Manning Tennis Club - RUOK.pdf
April Newsletter.pdf
2019 Basketball prospectus and scholarship application.pdf
2019 Basketball prospectus and scholarship application.pdf
Out back jacks.pdf
YMCA Application Pack 2018.pdf