St Pius X College Newsletter

26 July 2017
Issue 21
Upcoming Events
From the Principal     
 Youth Ministry
Student & Parent Matters
MindMatters for Students & Families
P&F News
Department News
Learning Support & Enrichment
Careers
Senior School Sport
Junior School News & Sport
Canteen & Uniform Shop
St Pius X College Chatswood
(02) 9411 4733
35 Anderson Street
Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia, [email protected]
AU


Upcoming Events

Thursday 27th July

Year 12 Drama Performance Night

 

Friday 28th July

Celebration of Learning Assembly

Brothers’ Rugby Lunch

 

Saturday 29th July

ISA Football & Tennis R9

ISA Rugby R8 / IPSHA R9

 

Monday 31st July

Trial HSC begins

Year 7 SKi Trip begins

 

Tuesday 1st August

Chemistry Quiz Yrs 10 & 11

ICAS English Comp Yrs 7-10

 

Friday 4th August

Yr 11 Retreat Day #3

CSDA Debating Finals/SDN R3

 

Saturday 5th August

ISA Football & Tennis R10

ISA Rugby R9/IPSHA R10

P&F Trivia Night

Monday 7th August

Trial HSC continues until 14/8

 

Friday 11 August

SDN R4

Rugby Club Dinner at Orange 

 

Saturday 12 August

ISA Football Semi Finals/ISA Tennis Finals

ISA Rugby R10

SPX Senior College Rugby at Orange

 

Sunday 13/8

College Orchestra Workshop

 

Monday 14 August

Year 12 Retreats until 18/8

 

Tuesday 15 August

The Assumption

ICAS Maths Comp Yrs 5-10

 

Friday 18th August

SDN R5

 

Saturday 19th August

ISA Football Finals

 

Monday 21st August

Science Week Begins

P&F Meeting

 

Tuesday 22nd August

Class Photos

Primary Book Week

Rugby Presentation Night

 

Wednesday 23rd August

Prefects' Camp pm until 25/8

 

Thursday 24th August

Staff Meeting

 

Friday 25th August

Yr 10 Reflection Day #3

SDN R6

ISA Heads Meeting

 

Saturday 26 August

ISA Invitational Athletics

Rugby Club ‘End of Season Social Get Together’ at The Willoughby Hotel from 5.30pm 

 

Monday 28th August

St Pius X Patron's Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Principal     

Photo: Feast of St Anne and St Joachim - 26th July

 

  • Prayer:  Feast of St Anne and St Joachim 26 July 
  • Visit from Zhanjiang Chinese Delegation
  • Cyber Safety for our students
  • Semester 1 Academic Awards Presentation
  • NAIDOC Week - Indigenous Reconiciliation
  • Year 12 HSC Trials
  • P&F Trivia Night - Saturday 5th August:  BOOK NOW!

Prayer - Feast of St Anne and St Joachim 26 July

 Our Lady’s parents were Anne and Joachim and they lamented that they were unable to have children. They prayed to God to grant them a child and they solemnly promised God that if given a child, they would dedicate it to the Lord’s service. Both received the vision of an angel, who announced that Anne would conceive and bear a most wondrous child. The couple rejoiced at the birth of their daughter, whom Anne named Mary.

Anne and Joachim are seen by many in the Christian world as the Patron Saint of Grandparents. For that reason you will see about this time of year many celebrations in Catholic communities honouring Grandparents. At St Pius X College we give thanks to God for all our Grandparents, those here and those gone before us.

 

GOD BLESS OUR GRANDPARENTS

 

Dear Lord Jesus,
you were born of the Virgin Mary,
the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents the world over.
Protect them! They are a source of enrichment
for families, for the Church and for all of society.
Make them teachers of wisdom and courage,
that they may pass on to future generations the fruits
of their love and experience.

Adapted from the Catholic Grandparents’ Association (USA)

 

Visit from Zhanjiang Chinese Delegation

Monday 24 July

On Monday 24 July the College was honoured by the visit from an official delegation from the Chinese Provincial city of Zhanjiang in the Guangdong Province. The delegation was presented at the College Assembly where students led the Prayer and welcome in Mandarin. College Captain Joseph Unwin addressed the delegation in Mandarin with a most excellent expression of welcome and we presented them with a range of memorabilia from our school.  The delegation included:

  • Deputy Director of Zhanjiang Education Bureau – Mr SU Sheng
  • Office Director of Zhanjiang Education Bureau – Mr LIN Shangwu
  •  Deputy Researcher of Zhanjiang Foreign Affairs & Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau – Mr SHEN Nianhua
  • Vice Principal of Zhanjiang No 2 Middle School – Mr ZHANG Weitiao
  • Principal of Zhanjiang No 8 Primary School – Mr XIE Wendong

 

Congratulations to our Chinese students who welcomed our guests into their classes and spoke with them about education in Australia. Thanks also to Mrs Manga and Ms Ho for their work in Chinese language in our school. The students were complimented on their expertise and expression.

 

Cyber Safety for our students

'SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW'  Cyber Safety Presentation – Tuesday 25th July

Last night over 140 parents and friends attended the Cyber Safety Evening. This was a fascinating parent education event and I thank Mr Sean Brannan for organising this evening.

 

Semester 1 Academic Awards Presentation

This Friday 28th July the College will hold its Semester 1 Academic Awards Presentation for Years 7-10 in the Concourse from 11.15am to 12.45pm. There have been many exceptional results and a significant number of students have improved in their reports. This will be a Celebration of Learning.

Due to limited space in the venue, seats are limited to parents of award recipients who have been emailed booking details.

The names of all students who have won awards will be published in next week's Woodchatta.

 

NAIDOC Week - Indigenous Reconiciliation

 

Last Saturday as part of our recognition of NAIDOC WEEK, our First XV v St Stanislaus Bathurst match gave recognition to Indigenous reconciliation. We thank St Stanislaus College students who entered so fulsomely into the event and they provided four (4) students who each played the digeridoo and assisted in the leadership the event.

 

Our First XV wore their Indigenous jerseys and played with great vigour. The match was a 22-22 all draw and interestingly is the second draw between these teams this year. Congratulations to all involved.

Year 12 HSC Trials

The Year 12 students begin their HSC Trials next Monday and we wish them every success for this important point in their studies.

P&F Trivia Night - Saturday 5th August:  BOOK NOW!

The Annual P&F Trivia Night is being held here at the Chatswood campus this year in the Gym. This is the major fundraiser for all the P&F Clubs and I invite all parents and friends to come along. Without doubt this is always one of the best nights of the year. Come and have some fun and meet other parents. More information is available in this edition of Woodchatta. I am living proof that you don’t need to be good at trivia to enjoy the night.

Please go to  trybooking link to reserve a table or just join in!

Mr J Couani - Principal

 Youth Ministry

  • Youth Festival
  • Alpha for Youth

Youth Festival

St Pius X College has been invited by Bishop Peter Comensoli to attend the Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) in Homebush  from 7th - 9th December 2017. This is an event for students in Years 9-12 and is a national gathering of Catholic young people which allows them to attend workshops and activities and discern their own faith journeys.

If you are interested please return the permission form in the attachment below to Mr Adrian Brannan. 

Mr A Brannan - Youth Ministry Coordinator

 

ALPHA for Youth

In a joint initiative with Mercy College we have commenced an ‘Alpha for Youth’ series through our Chatswood Parish.  Alpha is a relational program on intentional discipleship; basically it is a chance for our students to gather with Mercy College students of a similar age and discuss their faith, raise questions and doubts they may have and grow in fellowship and friendship over a meal and discussion.

 

The 8-week course is being held in the Chatswood Parish’s Bishop Barry Room, located on Kirk Street, on Wednesday afternoons after school from 3:30pm until 5.00pm. Each afternoon begins with a hearty afternoon tea and the students have a chance to self-direct the sessions through conversation in response to short inspirational videos. Late in the course there will be a one-day retreat to further enrich and deepen the experience.

 

The Alpha Course is also an opportunity for our boys to prepare for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in December.  The course has been promoted to Year 9 and Year 10 students who are interested in such an opportunity. For further information please click on the attached letter below.  Do not hesitate to contact me if you have further queries.

Mr A Brannan - Youth Ministry Coordinator

 

Student & Parent Matters

Photo: “Boy Overboard” cast and crew excursion to the Edmund Rice Centre and St Bakhita’s Sudanese Community Centre Homebush

  • Class Photos - Tuesday 22nd August
  • Term 3 School Fees
  • The Year 10 Empowerment Team promotes sustainable 'Cheeki Bottles' 
  • 'Boy Overboard'  Cast & Crew:  Contemporary Social Justice Learning at Homebush​
  • 'ThinkUKnow' Cyber Safety Presentation​
  • Global Young Leaders Conference in the USA - Congratulations to James Spencer, Year 11
  •  RoboCup Workshops at St Pius X College
  • Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Journey
  • Kokoda Track Expedition 2018 Information ​
  • Visit by Mr John Honner, Kokoda Track Historian
  • Old Boys Annual Dinner
  • Safety Around Our Schools
  • Free Workshop - 31st August:  How to Teach a Learner Driver

Class Photos

The Class Photos will take place on Tuesday 22nd August during Periods 1 and 2.  All students will need to be correctly attired in their winter uniform.  

A reminder to Year 8 boys that they are to wear their Full Winter Uniform and bring their PE gear to change into for their Triple PE Period at Oxford Falls.

Mr M  Casey - Deputy Principal

School Fees

A reminder to all parents that Term 3 Fees were due on the first day of term, Monday 17th July.  If you had not made payment please do so immediately or contact the Finance Office on 9414 4328.

 

750ml Cheeki Water Bottles

This year the Year 10 Student Empowerment Team are working towards phasing out the school's use of plastic water bottles. To assist with this ALL members of the St Pius X College community  will be able to order our specially designed bottles to replace plastic with stainless steel crested school bottles. 

We are collaborating with Cheeki, a company founded in Freshwater, Australia with a mission to create a healthy alternative to disposable plastic containers. Cheeki products are healthy to use with no hidden nasties, leaving contents fresher and just at the right temperature. 

 

Plastic water bottles have the following environmental impacts:  (from Clean Up Australia, 2015)

  • In production:  Most bottled water is packaged in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles which are derived from crude oil. It can take up to 3L of water to produce 1L of water.
  • In transportation: Transportation of bottled water around the world requires burning of fossil fuels. 
  • In landfill and the litter stream: Although plastic bottles are recyclable many end up in landfill and take up to 1000 years to break down. When littered they often end up in the sea where they break up in small pieces, killing marine life that mistake them for food.

 

The 750ml stainless steel bottles are priced at $16 and are available in Silver and Matte Black.  

Features of the bottle include:

  • Silicone seal for leak proof lids.  Bottles come with two lids: Carbiner and Sport
  • Deep threads create secure seal
  • Premium Food Grade 18/8 #304 Stainless Steel inside and out
  • No inside linings.  BPA Free
  • Non-toxic paints used in fun colours and design

Please follow the trybooking link to order one today (orders will be finalised by 9th August 2017): https://www.trybooking.com/301874

The Year 10 Student Empowerment Team

 

Contemporary Social Justice Learning

“Boy Overboard” Cast and Crew Excursion to the Edmund Rice Centre and St Bakhita’s Sudanese Community Centre in Homebush

The St Pius X College/Mercy College cast and crew of their acclaimed production of Morris Gleitzman’s play 'Boy Overboard' accompanied Ms Fernando and Mr Adrian Brannan to the Edmund Rice Centre last Wednesday to consolidate their learning around contemporary social justice issues, including those raised in the play.

The students were deeply inspired to awareness, thought and action by ERC Director, Mr Phil Glendenning AM, who used examples such as that of Zaki Hadari to eloquently present the case for an informed educated discussion on the issues. He generously commended our students and staff for their performance and courage in presenting the play.

A poignant educative experience for our students was the visit to the adjoining adult education classrooms of St Bakhita’s Sudanese Community Centre where, in a frank discussion, several of the ladies explained their journey in leaving Sudan and living for many years in refugee camps in Egypt before being resettled in Australia. Many volunteers assist the Centre to teach the participants English as their 3rd/4th language as well as other lifeskills, to enhance their contribution to the community.

Year 10 student Liam Johnson pointed out that the experience was a positive one for him in that it “enriched my view of the refugee crisis and the perspective of a refugee”.

 

The Edmund Rice Centre is celebrating its 21st year as a Social Justice Outreach of EREA with a Gala Dinner on the 8th September for which the flyer is attached.

 

Mr S Brannan - Head of Student Services

 

'ThinkUKnow' Presentation

Australian Federal Police Cybersafety and Security Presentation - Tuesday evening 25th July

This informative presentation was generously conducted by two Microsoft employees Mr Jeff Alexander and Mr Phil Meyer, who voluntarily presented for this AFP initiative, and provided a range of insights into how parents can support the safety, wellbeing and digital reputation of our students and selves online. Coincidentally the presenters, both long time Microsoft employees, were members of the College Community as a Year 9 parent and Old Boy (Class of 78) respectively.

 

Over 120 members of our community were in attendance representing the P&F, parents from Years 5 to 12, counselling, pastoral care, teaching and learning staff.  The initiative supported the ongoing education of our students in this context through our Pastoral Care Programs, Year Coordinators, IT and classroom teaching.

 

A valuable future step may be the consolidation of learning through a presentation to chronologically staged student groups and their parents in the same forum, so that behavioural outcomes to be implemented can be discussed and shared effectively.

 

To this end I would welcome any feedback on the presentation and ideas for future implementation strategies to be considered. I am hoping that an evaluation sheet will be forthcoming from Thinkuknow and encourage parents to look at and use the Parent – Student Online Contract on their website.

Mr S Brannan - Head of Student Services

Congratulations to James Spencer - Year 11

Congratulations to Year 11 Student James Spencer who, over the Winter holidays, attended and gave a great account of himself in representing the College at the Global Young Leaders Conference in the USA.

In the footsteps of Maitland born 1948 President of the United Nations, Herbert “Doc” Evatt, James attended the United Nations International Court of Justice and participated in a range of Conference Forum activities developed to enhance his leadership, teamwork and awareness of contemporary issues, for which he was highly commended by the participating facilitators.

James is a well-rounded member of our Duke of Edinburgh Scheme Program under Mrs Manga and Mr DeSilvas’ guidance, and he also participated in the SPX Kokoda Track expedition last year. His leadership of the College’s participation in the Colour Run last year and this 20th August as a member of the Edmund Rice Society under Mr Blake’s guidance and Mindmatters Student Empowerment Team under Ms Allington’s leadership, are still other examples of James’ significant contributions to the College.

Mr S Brannan - Head of Student Services

 

RoboCup Workshops at St Pius X College

 

A Workshop and Coaching Clinic will be run in preparation for the NSW Open at St Pius X College Chatswood on Saturday 29th July.  Robotics Club students will be able to experience competition conditions while fine-tuning their robots.  Referees will be on hand to give advice about the competition and the free exchange of ideas between teams will help to improve student and robot performances. 

Workshop Details

When:       Saturday 29th July, 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where:     St Pius X College Chatswood, 35 Anderson St, Chatswood

Format:   Workshops and coaching clinics using competition conditions

Competition Dates:

  • State:  21st  and 22nd  August 2017 at UNSW
  • Nationals:  23rd  and 24th September 2017 at UQ (unsupervised)

Mr P de Silva - Robotics Convenor

 

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Journey

Saturday 5th August – Sunday 6th August 2017

The next Adventurous Journey scheduled for our Duke of Edinburgh program will take place on Saturday 5th August – Sunday 6th August in Ku-Ring-Gai National Park. Due to risk minimisation considerations, students who do not complete the pre-training will not be permitted to complete the Adventurous Journey component of their Duke of Edinburgh Award through the College. Many companies external to the College offer these Journeys.

Training will continue to take place on Monday afternoons from 3.30 to 4.30pm in A3.

If you are 14 years of age or older you are able to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Please see Mrs Manga for more information.

 

The upcoming proposed Journey dates are as follows:

Term 3   Week 3   Bronze

Saturday 5/8 – Sunday 6/8: Students require: 6 hour days over 1 night

Term 3   Week 8   Bronze/Silver

Friday afternoon 8/9 - Sunday 10/9:  7 hour days over 2 nights

Term 4   Week 8   Gold

Year 11   Snowy Hike  1/12 - 7/12:  8 hour days over 3 nights

Mr P de Silva - Outdoor Education Coordinator

Kokoda Track Expedition 2018 Information 

Thank you to the parents who attended the Information Night.  If you missed the night information can be obtained from the Outdoor Education Coordinator.

Expedition Dates:  29th June to  8th July (to be confirmed)

Who can attend:  Any student who will be in Years 9-11 in 2018; a family member; Old Boys; past Expedition attendees.

Expressions of Interest:  directed to Mr P de Silva ([email protected])

The hike is open to all students who will be in Years 9 to Year 11 in 2018 and their family. Old Boys are also eligible and welcome to participate.

The Expedition is planned to take place in the first week of the end of semester holiday period in 2018 (29th June to 8th July;  to be confirmed).  Formal training will begin in September this year.

So if you have a thirst for Australian history, have a relative who served or just love a physical challenge then this is for you.  Perhaps you have walked the Track before and would like the challenge of doing it again?

Mr P de Silva - Outdoor Education Coordinator

Visit by Kokoda Track Historian

Visit by John Honner, Kokoda Track Historian, on Friday 11th August, 1.30pm in the Sarto Centre

On Friday 11th August the College will host an esteemed member of the EREA Board, Mr John Honner, to speak to the students and interested members of the College community on matters relating to the 1942 Kokoda Track Campaign. Mr Honner’s father, Lt Colonel Ralph Honner, returned from the Battles of Crete and the Middle East with the 6th Division to take command of the 39th Militia Battalion at the Battle of Isurava Village on the Kokoda Track. The vastly outnumbered and inexperienced 39th Mud over Bloods courageously withstood the Japanese advance for weeks on the Kokoda Track to lay the groundwork for eventual victory over the previously unstoppable Imperial Japanese Army.

Lt Colonel Honner led his men with distinction, returning them to the PNG Northern Beaches Battles in December 1942 where he reinforced the AIF assaults and masterminded the capture of Gona, famously signalling by radio “Gona’s gone”. He later commanded the 2/14th AIF Battalion in the battles at Shaggy Ridge and northern PNG.

The opportunity to hear Mr Honner speak on these unique events in Australia’s history will be afforded to our Year 10 History students, guests and those interested in our St Pius X College Kokoda Expedition 2018, from 1.30pm in the Sarto Centre. We launched our planned Kokoda Expedition 2018 with an information night for all interested parties on Monday 24th July.

Please contact Mr Brannan for more information on Mr Honner’s visit or see Mr de Silva's article above for more information on the Expedition.

Mr S Brannan - Head of Student Services

Old Boys Annual Dinner

A reminder to save the date and book in early for the St Pius X College Old Boys Annual Dinner on Friday 1st September, this year celebrating the College's 80th Anniversary. Booking details will be in next week’s Woodchatta. Please pass the word around and remember 2016 Student Leavers are sponsored free.

Mr S Brannan - Head of Student Services

 

Safety Around Our Schools

Willoughby City Council has adopted a Street Parking Strategy to optimise the operation and management of street parking. It was made apparent that most issues regarding schools in the area were about school drop off and pick-up times. Under this strategy Council has looked at ways of improving education and compliance around parking around schools and there are a few ways in which we would like to achieve this.

 

To improve consistency the Council are looking at removing all “Kiss and Ride” signs in schools in the Willoughby local government area (LGA). The reason for this is that they have received a lot of feedback about how the “No Parking” signs and “Kiss and Ride” signs are confusing. In simpler terms, they essentially mean the exact same thing.  However, “No Parking” signs are enforceable and “Kiss and Ride” signs are not.

 

Under this strategy they would like to remove the “Kiss and Ride” signs, while continuing to educate parents/carers about “No Parking” and ensure that it is consistent message across the LGA. Please see the below image as an example of what we would like to remove.

 

 

Mr M Casey - Deputy Principal

 

Free Workshop:  How to Teach a Learner Driver 

 



MindMatters
for Students & Families

 

From the College Counsellor:

  • Buddies not Bullies Bushwalk - Sunday 10th September
  • 'Sleep for Better Health, Resilience and Performance' - Parent Forum
  • 'Peaceful Kids' Parent Meeting
  • 'It's time we talked':  Online pornography and its influence on young people
  • 'Tuning into Teens'  Workshop
  • Morning Boxercise at SPX

 

Buddies not Bullies Bushwalk

Sunday 10th September 2017

Save the date with advanced notice of our intention to hold our annual Buddies Not Bullies Bushwalk on Sunday 10th September from Acron Oval St Ives To Davidson Park (Roseville Bridge) for MindMatters, Peer Mentors, potential snowy hikers, parents and members of the wider SPX Community.  Further details will follow, or contact Mr Brannan or Mr Russo to express your interest in attending.

 

Parent Forum:  'Sleep for Better Health, Resilience and Performance'

St Pius X College P&F invites you to attend a Parent Forum on 'Sleep for Better Health, Resilience and Performance' on Monday 21st August at the Sarto Centre at a time to be advised.

The aim of the evening is to create awareness of the current level of sleep deprivation among students and the effect this is having on all aspects of their lives.  Parents will be empowered with the knowledge, practical strategies and tools to make informed decisions regarding sleep health and pathways to treatment for those who require professional help.

 

Peaceful Kids Parent Meeting

Some Year 6 parents have recently attended a parent information session to assist and support them in working with their sons on a mindfulness-based program entitled 'PEACEFUL KIDS'.  Some of the aims of the program include:

  • to minimise symptoms of anxiety and stress,
  • to build emotional resilience and a reservoir of inner strength and
  • to enhance lifelong coping strategies for our students.

This is the third time that St Pius X College has offered this program to our Year 6 students and feedback has been most positive from those who have completed the 8 lesson course.

 

It's time we talked:  Online pornography and its influence on young people

The issue of online pornography and its influence on our young people is gaining increasing attention in the media, in government and in the community. The evidence-based research shows how porn is socialising young men and women around sexuality, gender  power, consent and  relationships. Porn is pervasive and it is here to stay and we need to respond to this influence in thoughtful and non-alarmist ways that invite young people into conversations about it.

Maree Crabbe will be presenting an Information Evening on this topic at the Crows Nest Centre at 7pm on August 31st.  Maree is Founder of the Reality and Risk Project - a community based initiative that supports young people, parents, schools, government and the community sector to understand and address the influence of pornography. She has a calm, cohesive and compelling message. Her documentaries have been aired by SBS.  Maree also featured on the 7.30 Report last year and she made a key submission to the Sentate Enquiry into the issue.

Please go to click on the flyer below for further details.

 

Tuning into Teens Workshop

Please see the flyer below for information on 'Emotionally Intelligent Parenting'.

 

Boxercise

 

A reminder that Boxercise is held every Thursday and Friday morning at 7.30am in the Junior School playground.  This MindMatters initiative provides friendship, fun and fitness to strengthen students’ resilience and general sense of wellbeing.  Classes are free to all students.

Mr R Russo - College Counsellor

P&F News

  • Trivia Night 2017 & Call for Donations - VENUE IS CHATSWOOD GYM
  • Year 12 Mums' High Tea
  • Entertainment Books 2017/2018

Trivia Night 2017 - Saturday 5th August

New Venue - School Gym

Trybooking link is now open for the 2017 P&F Clubs' Trivia Night. Nominate your table captains and click on the trybooking link to reserve a table and add a table name, then let your team know so when they buy their tickets they choose the correct table!

 

$30 per person. BYO drinks, food and dress up for fun!  Raffle on the night, silent auctions, gold coin games!  Funds raised go directly to the Football, Rugby, Basketball, Cricket and Performing Arts Clubs, so come along and support your son's Clubs!

 

Trivia Night - Call for Donations:  We're looking for help with silent auction and other items, for example Vouchers, Experiences, Sporting, Luxury, Adventure and Wine.   Please start asking around for donations and bring them in early in Term 3.   Please click on the flyer below and email [email protected] with any questions.

 

Entertainment Books 2017-2018

Please support your P&F and our boys, and save loads of money at the same time! Order your Entertainment Books and Digital Memberships via the link below and 20% of your Membership fee contributes to St Pius X College P&F fundraising. 

https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/2061c61

 

Digital orders are downloaded directly through the order process; hard copy books are sent home with your son.  Please contact Clare at [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

Nadine Robson

[email protected]

0412 272 056

 

Department News

Photo: Chinese Delegation visits St Pius X College

  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Speaking & Debating
  • Science

Languages

July Visit by Chinese Education Delegation

On Monday St Pius X College played host to an important delegation of Chinese Education officials from Zhanjiang, a prefecture-level city at the southwestern end of Guangdong province, China. The Officials included the Deputy Director of Zhanjiang Education Bureau, Mr SU Sheng, Office Director of Zhanjiang Education Bureau, Mr LIN Shangwu, Deputy Researcher of Zhanjiang Foreign Affairs & Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau, Mr SHEN Nianhua, Vice Principal of Zhanjiang No 2 Middle School, Mr ZHANG Weitiao and the Principal of Zhanjiang No 8 Primary School, Mr XIE Wendong.

 

The visiting Chinese delegation were welcomed at Monday morning’s assembly by the entire school body. College Captain and Year 12 Mandarin student, Joseph Unwin, led the school by addressing our guests in Mandarin. He was joined by Year 11 and 10 Mandarin students, Lachlan Chue, Daniel Hall, Angus Growden, Marcus Rosetto, Nicholas McLachlan, Daniel Scipioni, Aaron Chater, and Hamish Alexander, who said the Lord’s prayer in Chinese at the assembly and joined the group for a tour of the College.

 

Mr Couani and Deputy Direct Su exchanged customary gifts to observe the occasion. Mr Couani presented our guests with the College tie, symbolic of binding friendship and Mr Su, gifted Chinese tea from Guangdong Province, a gift of good health.

 

Our students were great ambassadors for both the College and Country waving on and welcoming the delegation with greetings of, “Ninmen Hao!” a polite hello, as they moved through the College observing our facilities, school environment and academic routine. The delegation was impressed with the student body, their friendly nature and neat attire, and made many comments relating to the peaceful feeling within the school. Again, the visitors enjoyed seeing our students at work in various classrooms across the school and made comment on how “well-rounded” an education our students receive.

Mr Su, Deputy Director of Zhanjiang Education Bureau, who is responsible for over 340 school in his directorate, was delighted to extend the hand of friendship to our school with an invitation to the SPX community to visit Zhanjiang in time. Our students may have even more opportunities to connect with their peers beyond borders and further enhance their socio-cultural understanding in the ever-extending network of our Global Village.

Ms K Manga - Teacher in Charge LOTE

Mathematics

The Knight Moves Problem AKA Knights Tour

At the end of Term 2 boys in 7M3 were given a puzzle called Knight Moves to attempt in class. The aim of the puzzle is to move like a knight on a chess board and try to visit every square, once and once only.  After some revision (or perhaps new learning) about how the Knight moves on a chess board, boys were set loose on the task. They were permitted to start anywhere and try to visit every square moving like a knight. It is actually quite a difficult task to complete.

Boys were encouraged to compete with themselves and try to beat their personal best. As usual students were soon announcing they had made a 56 or a 57.

Before the end of the lesson three boys - James Dale, Ethan Griffin and Josh Sheather - had completed the task of visiting all 64 squares.  The teacher checked their solutions which are reproduced below. Congratulations to these three clever boys. Other fellows are encouraged to see if they can complete the puzzle also. The most likely indicator of success is the decision to keep trying. Give it a go.

Knight Moves… sounds like Mr Russo at the disco.

Mr T Garvey - Mathematics Teacher

Performing Arts  

YEAR 12 DRAMA HSC SHOWCASE

This night, which features our Year 12 Drama students performing their group and individual works, will take place TOMORROW NIGHT commencing at 6.00pm in the Sarto Centre. Family and friends are warmly invited and encouraged to come and support the boys in what will be their final assessment prior to the HSC.

 

QUEENWOOD MUSICAL

Congratulations to our Performing Arts Captain Lachlan Ceravolo (Year 12) who was cast in the role of Lucas Beineke (the fiancé of Wednesday), in Queenwood’s recent production of the 'The Addams Family'. To see Lachlan in action, please click below.

 

 

RYDE EISTEDDFOD UPDATE

Congratulations to Henrik Hogg and Eamon Boyle (Year 6) on receiving a Highly Commended in the Duet Under 12 Section. Well done boys!

 

COLLEGE ORCHESTRA WORKSHOP

This workshop will take place on Sunday 13th August in the Band Room. The full Orchestra will rehearse from 10.30am–12.00pm and the Senior Strings from 12.00–12.30pm. Students should enter the College from the Kirk Street driveway or Ferguson Lane gates.

Ms T Bates - Performing Arts Coordinator

 

Public Speaking and Debating

Schools Debating Network (SDN) Competition - Weeks 1-7 of Term 3

Last Friday we travelled to Roseville College for Round 1 of the SDN Competition.  The Junior Team (represented by Year 8s with a Year 9 as 4th speaker) were successful on the night. I saw this team in their prep room and their organisation and team work was spectacular to witness.  A big thank you to the senior SPX students who helped the coaches to guide our debaters on our trip to Roseville.

It is always wonderful when staff from other schools comment on the behaviour of St Pius X College students.  Teachers from Roseville College approached me with great big smiles to comment on our students' beautiful manners and I received this via email from the SDN Debating Convenor:

"I would like to tell you that I received many comments from Staff and Parents about how absolutely delightful your boys were last Friday. I have been told they were amongst the most well mannered and polite students we have come across. Please pass this on to them and congratulate them on the way they conduct themselves.

 

This Friday we are travelling to Stella Maris.   *Please Note: Stella Maris has two campuses. This Friday our debates are taking place at the Benedict Campus located at 270-278 Pittwater Road in Manly.  The driveway to the site may be entered from Pittwater Road driving south towards Manly - turn right before the large roundabout.  There is a site map on the SDN website.

There is limited parking available at the site but  parents may use any available parking spaces when they arrive. Additional parking is available in Eurobin Avenue but is limited to 2 hours. For this reason I would suggest that any coaches or teachers who accompany your students park inside the grounds. 

 

Please click on the link below for full and detailed Debating information:

 

Legacy Junior Public Speaking Competition

St Pius X  College has entered two Year 8 Public Speakers into the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Competition which will be held at Castle Hill High School, Castle St, Castle Hill next Wednesday 2nd August.   SPX students will be competing against students from: 

 

Mrs M Waterson - Debating and Public Speaking Convenor

 

Science

2017 Australian Schools Science Competition

583 students from Years 7 to Year 10 entered this competition on 30 May.  Students from Year 7 to Year 10 were awarded 5 Certificates of High Distinction, 39 Certificates of Distinction, 135 Certificates of Credit, and 404 Certificates of Merit and Participation.

Congratulations to all award winners.  Certificates will be issued to students at assemblies and during Science classes in the coming weeks.

Ms J Black - Science Coordinator

Learning Support
& Enrichment

Photo: New location for the LSE Department

 

  • Letter from the Principal:  Nationally Consistent Collection of Data
  • Update on the St Pius X College LSE Team from the start of Semester 2, 2017
  • Free vocabulary skill-builder
  • Maths Drop In Centre
  • After School Study Program

Letter from the Principal

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data

Please click below to see the letter from the Principal to Parents and Caregivers regarding the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) 2017.

 

Update on the St Pius X College LSE Team from the start of Semester 2, 2017

Ms Mary Doheny: Junior School Teacher: Literacy and Numeracy Support (Wednesday, Friday). Mary focuses on the Support needs of students in Years 5-6.

Ms Bettina Spanyik: Junior School Teacher: Learning Enrichment (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday). Bettina focuses on the Enrichment needs of students in Years 5 - 6.

Ms Amanda Fileman: Learning Support and Enrichment Teacher (Monday to Friday), focusing on Years 7 and 8.

Ms Carla Leonardi: Learning Support and Enrichment Teacher (Wednesday, Thursday), focusing on Year 9.

Ms Joanne Raheb-Mol: Learning Support and Enrichment Teacher, English Teacher and LSE Coordinator (Monday to Friday), focusing on Years 10 - 12.

Ms Meredith Leedham: Teacher Aide/Assistant – Learning Support and Enrichment, supporting identified students and supervising exam and assessment provisions across Year 5 through to Year 12.

 

Free vocabulary skill builder

To improve vocabulary and spelling skills for students in Years 5 - 12

This is a useful website program and set of resources, called Wordly Wise 3000®. It provides an engaging and graded literacy intervention program that aims to help students learn new vocabulary which they will encounter in school tasks across the curriculum. As a sequential program, it is essentially a companion site for a series of workbooks which target vocabulary mastery, in graded components, from Year 2 (Click on ‘Book 2’) right through to Year 12 (Click on ‘Book 12’). The program contains hundreds of words, definitions (including audio), and games which present and reinforce new vocabulary and correct spelling (allowing for a few unavoidable American spellings). This online program is being offered free of charge, but only until the end of 2017, so the LSE team suggests that interested parents and carers take a look at the program and encourage your boys to make use of this practical resource to boost their writing, speaking and reading skills this semester. Here’s the link:

http://resources.wordlywise3000.com/#continue (click into the ‘students’ section)

 

Maths Drop-In Centre

Maths Drop-in Centre – Monday lunch time and Thursday mornings

What is it? A place to get some extra maths help with difficult concepts, topics or homework. You can also come along for some extension work, so you can revise or get ahead. This is an ideal place where students can come and feel comfortable to ask questions. Students are encouraged to bring along specific queries, tasks, assessments, homework, general revision and problems to work on, with teachers on hand ready to help:  Ms Pence, and other members of the Maths Department on an occasional basis, and Mrs Fileman. The teachers will have resources on hand to help students consolidate their numeracy and mathematics skills.

Please note: Regular attendance will be rewarded.

WHEN – Monday lunch time 12.50 -1.30pm (bring your lunch) and Thursday morning 8.00 - 8.30am each week.

WHO FOR - Open to all students in Years 7 – 9

WHERE - Maths Classroom C1

Queries? Please see or email Ms Pence at: [email protected] or Mrs Fileman at: [email protected]

 

 

After-School Study Program

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons 

What is it? A quiet time and space where you can get a headstart on your homework and assessments, catch up on missed work, read or study or do research with a friend, or get some one-to-one reading, writing, or other assistance for all subjects. Enjoy the benefits of having supervising teachers on hand to assist if and as needed, namely Ms Raheb-Mol or Ms Leonardi. Note: Regular attendance will be rewarded.

WHEN - Each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon, from 3.15 - 4.30pm

WHO FOR - Open to all students in Years 5 – 10

WHERE - Senior Library, top of A Block (SRC). Library seminar rooms are also available

 

Queries? Please email Ms Raheb-Mol at: [email protected], or Ms Leonardi at: [email protected]

 

Ms J Raheb-Mol - Learning Support & Enrichment Coordinator

 



Careers

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Careers News

University of Notre Dame Sydney Suburb Info Evenings

Baulkham Hills - 7 August 2017

Northern Beaches - 17 August 2017

Call in anytime between 4pm and 7pm

http://www.nd.edu.au/events/sydney 

 

Australian Jobs

This government report provides an overview of the labour market.

https://docs.employment.gov.au/node/32635

 

What is the ATAR?

Tertiary institutions in Australia have found that a selection rank based on a student's overall academic achievement is the best single predictor of success for most tertiary courses. The ATAR provides a measure of a student's overall academic achievement in relation to that of other students. It is calculated solely for use by institutions, either on its own or with other selection criteria, to rank and select school leavers for their courses.  The ATAR is a rank, not a mark. The ATAR is a number between 0.00 and 99.95 and indicates a student’s position relative to all the students who started high school with them in Year 7. So, an ATAR of 80.00 means that you are 20 per cent from the top of your Year 7 group (not your Year 12 group). For more information http://www.uac.edu.au/atar/

 

Sydney University E12 Scheme:

 

University of Notre Dame - Early Offer application deadline extended to 31st July:

 

Careers Newsletter

 

Ms D Janes - Careers Adviser


Senior School Sport

 

  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • ISA Tennis

Basketball Trials

Basketball trials for all age groups will be held during lunchtimes and after school this term in the school gym at Chatswood.  Students will be directed to see me to put their name on the trials lists.  All students will need to be attentive to announcements made at our Friday morning sports assemblies and in morning homeroom and information placed into the Daily Notices. Year 7 will be trialling first and announcements will be made each week throughout the term until trials are completed.  

Due to the large number of students trialling and the winter season concluding it is difficult for me to set specific times at this stage as trials will be held when the school gym is available. Students who are playing a winter sport must attend their regular training session and trial when they are free from winter commitments if there is a clash.

Separate trials will be held for A Teams, B Teams etc and students can trial for more than one team. Specific teams will be announced as they are finalised and trials will continue until all students have trialled.

Students will need to communicate with me if they are injured and unable to trial so that they can be considered for a team and trial when they are able to do so.  If in doubt please contact me.

Mr N Gibson - Convenor

Cricket

Cricket is back for the 2017/18 Season!

 

REGISTRATION: Registration is now open for all players from U12 to Opens. So register now at https://www.trybooking.com/294057.

 

SPX CRICKET CLUB SKILLS DAY - Sunday 20th August 2017 at Oxford Falls
Skills Day timings per age group:

  • U12-U13          8:15am to 10.00am
  • U14-U15          9:45am – Midday
  • U16-Opens     11:45am – 2.00pm

All players from U12 to Opens are expected to attend and to have registered prior to 20 August 2017.

Coaching will be provided by professional coaches from Cricket Appeal.

 

DISTRICT TEAMS:  Based on registrations SPX Cricket Club will enter teams into the Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association. Please note: U12 and U13 play on Saturday afternoons, U14, U15 and U16-18 play on Saturday mornings.  The Club is looking in to the viability of a graded Division 1 U15 team (more details to follow) as an additional developmental pathway.

 

ISA TRIALS:  All aspiring and returning ISA players need to register. A meeting is being held at 1pm Thursday 27 July 2017 in Room C1 for all aspiring and current ISA players. ISA Trials commence at Oxford Falls on Monday 14 August and then every Monday and Wednesday until the end of Term 2. Trial matches are scheduled for the 1st and 2nd XI on Wednesday 4 October, 5 October and 6 October 2017 (during School Holidays).

 

COACHING:  SPX Cricket is pleased to announce the continuation of our relationship with Cricket Appeal http://www.cricketappeal.com.au/ who will coach teams during the week.

Mr D Reay - Convenor

Football

Dear Parents and Players,

A good weekend of football highlighted by Team of the Week, 13Bs (12-1) dominating performance.  There were many outstanding scorelines so be sure to check out the attached results. 

Player of the Week goes to Tom Ventura of the 2nd XI who not only put in a commanding performance in his team’s 6-0 victory but then backed up and played for the 1st XI and put in a stellar performance there too.

Save the date: Tuesday 29th August – Football Presentation Evening

This weekend we have both home and away fixtures so please check your times and venues carefully.

Good luck to all teams.

 

Football Results Saturday 22nd July:

Football Draw Saturday 29th July:

Mr S Yue - Senior Football Convenor

 
 

FOOTBALL CLUB NEWS

Only two rounds to go and currently we have 12 teams in semi-final positions.  A few more teams with a win would slip in as well so good luck to all teams this week.

We need the full team photos that will be included in the ‘Season in Review’ publication at the end of the season so please send the team photos and any other action shots you may have taken throughout the season to [email protected]

Also don’t forget to book your table for the Trivia Night.  All moneys raised go to the various Clubs within the College.

Please See our webpages for News, Calendars, Photos and Draws:

 http://pandf.spx.nsw.edu.au/sports/football/football-news

Mr Rodger Paino - SPX Football Club

 

Rugby

Results Saturday 22nd July:

 

Fixtures Saturday 29th July:

 

St Pius X College Rugby Club Supporters Social Night – Saturday 26th August

As a ‘thank you’ to all our SPX Rugby Supporters, the Rugby Club will be holding an ‘End of Season Social Get Together’ at the Willoughby Hotel from 5.30pm on Saturday 26th August.  Book your FREE tickets ASAP through this direct link to the specific TryBooking Site ttps://www.trybooking.com/299087

Mr J Lynch - Rugby Convenor

 

FROM THE RUGBY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The Power of Togetherness

The 16As and Bs recorded their first double win on Saturday against teams they had previously lost to. On Tuesday and Thursday the 16s trained together and you could sense a unity of purpose as well as some quality execution. This transferred to match day with contributions from everyone. However the SPX spirit was exemplified by Corben Jubian who was in the thick of the action throughout for the Bs, came off injured, had some treatment and got back on the field with urgency. That’s the attitude that wins games!!

The result was 8 wins , 3 losses and a draw with the Opens roaring back from a 14 point deficit and the 13Bs perfect in re-cycling the ball at the tackle contest which resulted in a touch of class from Leo Martin, going over in the corner.

The day started with early morning vigour and enthusiasm from our 15Bs who sailed along on a wave of touchline enthusiasm with Chris Cormack an outstanding tackling machine.

The Opens, 2nds, 3rds, 15As, 15Bs and 14Bs all had fine wins scoring plenty of points.

This week we travel to St Pat's. We all know what’s needed here - wins! And we will get them if we take last Saturday's attitude and commitment into those games.

One area we must focus on this week at training is Lower Body Tackling. Let’s make this a priority!

 

Mike Penistone - Rugby Development Officer

 

 

RUGBY CLUB NEWS

(1)    SPX Rugby (Senior School) taking on Kinross Wolaroi College at Orange on Saturday, 12 August.  The Senior College (Under 13s to Opens) will be playing Kinross Wolaroi College at Orange on Saturday 12th August.  The Rugby Club will be arranging a dinner in Orange on the evening of Friday 11th August for those who are travelling up to Orange on the Friday.  We have also reserved some discounted motel rooms in Orange on the Friday night for SPX supporters at the Templers Mill Motel (see further details below).  As overnight accommodation vacancies can be limited on a Friday night/weekend in a busy ‘sports city’ such as Orange we suggest you make your booking at your earliest possible convenience, or you may well miss out. 

 

As per normal the College will have a bus leaving Chatswood early Saturday morning and returning from Orange that afternoon for players whose parents are not driving out to Orange.

(2)    SPX Rugby Presentation Night for both the Senior and Junior College – Tuesday 22nd August.  

The College will be holding the Rugby Presentation Night for both the Senior and Junior College boys on the evening of Tuesday 22nd August. The Junior School Presentation (Years 5 and 6) will commence at the Sarto Centre at 5.30pm and conclude at 6.45pm.  The Senior School Presentation will be held in the College Gymnasium commencing at 7.00pm and concluding about 8.30pm.

 

(3)   SPX Rugby Club Supporters 'End of Season Social Get Together’ at The Willoughby Hotel, Saturday 26th August  

As a ‘thank you’ to all our SPX Rugby Supporters, the Rugby Club will be holding an ‘End of Season Social Get Together’ at the Willoughby Hotel from 5.30pm on Saturday 26th August. The Rugby Club, through the hotel, will provide a good selection of high quality ‘stand-up’ food and the only thing that those attending will have to pay for will be their own drinks at normal pub bar prices. We have secured the whole first floor for ourselves for the function. This will NOT be a fundraising night.  It is simply a way for the Rugby Club to say thank you to all the teachers, coaches, support staff, mums, dads, grandmas, granddads and others who have been there every week supporting the SPX Rugby boys and being an active part of our SPX Rugby Community.  It  is the week of the SPX College Rugby Presentation Night, a Bledisloe Cup match night (on the screen at the hotel) and the right time to celebrate a very successful and enjoyable SPX 2017 Rugby season! The venue may sell out early so we recommend that you book your FREE tickets ASAP by going to the TryBooking Direct Link  https://www.trybooking.com/299087

 

Mr Paul O’Neill - President, St Pius X College Rugby Supporters Club

 

ISA Tennis

Last weekend’s matches were tough but well-fought by our players. Most teams were playing against a strong St Pat’s side with only Team 10 playing against Oakhill. Congratulations to both Team 3 and Team 10 for seeing victory against such formidable opposition players.

 

Round 8 Results

  • Team 1 vs SPC, Loss 7 to 1
  • Team 2 vs SPC, Loss 6 to 2
  • Team 3 vs SPC, Win 6 to 2
  • Team 4 vs SPC, Loss 5 to 3
  • Team 5 vs SPC, Loss 7 to 1
  • Team 6 vs SPC, Loss 5 to 3
  • Team 7 vs SPC, Loss 5 to 3
  • Team 8 vs SPC, Loss 6 to 2
  • Team 9 (Div 10) - BYE
  • Team 10 (Div 11) vs OAK, Win 6 to 2

As the season begins to wrap up, we wish all teams the very best for their last two Rounds of competition, especially Teams 5, 8, 9 and 10 who are all well on track to make it through to the ISA Finals.

Round 9 will see our teams up against St Andrews, Oxley and St Pat’s - see the draw below.

  • Home games - Please note if playing at HOME, students are required to bring a small plate of morning tea to share with all players.
  • Wet weather - Up-to-date information regarding wet weather will be available each Saturday on the school Twitter Account @SPXSeniorSport https://twitter.com/SPXSeniorSport

Ms A O’Brien - Convenor

 

Junior School News & Sport

Photo: Wildlife Storybook Competition Year 5

  • Junior School News
  • Junior School Sport 

Junior School News

Wildlife Storybook Competition Year 5

The Year 5 boys heard an interesting presentation from our presenters from Willoughby Council.  They have been assigned an animal and have the opportunity to write and illustrate a story. The animal is the Australian Magpie. It is a great opportunity for the boys to practise their writing and illustrating and the winner will become a published author. 

 

Some examples of previous winners are in the Junior School Resource Centre. You may wish to encourage your son in this endeavour. He can receive extra support from his teacher and at the Compass Club on Tuesday lunchtimes with Mrs Spanyik.

 

Year 6 Author Visit - John Heffernan

John Heffernan, Children’s Author, will be speaking to Year 6 about his latest novel Hotaka. Year 6 are reading his novel which is about the Tsunami in Japan. This also fits in with our science unit on Natural Disasters.  

John Heffernan will be talking to the boys about the writing process but also about the research he did in Japan. He is a well-known, award winning Australian Author who has written for children and teenagers in a variety of genres and styles, from picture books to young adult novels, reality to fantasy.

 

 

'SMALL STEPS’  Presentation for Parents

Anxiety is a growing issue in our society and I would like to thank Mrs McCarthy for organising this information evening. The night will begin at 6.30pm on 23rd August, as per the flyer below.  We ran the same program a few years ago and it was very informative. 

In order to work out an appropriate venue at our Chatswood campus for the night, could you please email Mrs Joanne McCarthy if you wish to attend.  Her email is [email protected]

 

Upcoming Events:

  •  Tuesday 1st August:  Years 5 and 6 ICAS English Competition
  • Wednesday 2nd August:  Year 6 Author Visit by John Heffernan, author of Hotaka

Keep the date free: 

  • Saturday 5th August:  P&F Trivia Night
  • Wednesday 23rd August:   Small Steps presentation for parents at 6.30 pm. Please RSVP if you are attending.

Mr T Long - Head of Junior School

 

Junior School Sport

Thursday Sport: Our Winter continues at Oxford Falls with AFL, Football and Rugby training. Students require full training gear. Summer trials begin on 17th August for Basketball, Cricket, Softball and Tennis.

 

Rugby:

 

Rugby Presentation Evening: takes place for all players on Tuesday 22nd August from 5.30pm – 6.50pm (allowing parents to attend the Senior Presentation in the Gym from 7.00pm). It will be held in the Sarto Centre and boys will be required to wear school uniform. All players will be acknowledged on stage for their season’s efforts and major award winners will be presented.

 

Football:  Reminder that fields changed from the original draw :

 

Mr G Virgona - Junior School Sportsmaster

 

AFL

After the long break and a very chilly morning at Acron Oval it took the boys a while to get warmed up and into the match with only three goals being scored in the first quarter. But once their hands warmed up and they got back into the swing of things the scoring became more regular with some great lead up work down the field. Congratulations especially to Tomo and Rory who kicked their first goals for the season and a great return by Georgios who had just returned from an overseas trip the day before. Cavan showed tenacity in defence and Aiden was heavily involved in many exchanges.

As the other team only had 11 players four SPX boys had to play with the opposition each quarter. I thank those who offered to help out, again displaying great sportsmanship.

After a very fast paced game, the opportunity came for some of the team to play a short game against the Knox Div 1 team whose opposition had forfeited. This was a test of endurance and skill but those who played were extremely competitive and matched it with their stronger opponents. Again the St Pius X College boys showed admirable school spirit and sportsmanship.

Player Points:   3 – Cavan Ryan        2 - Georgios Papaioannou    1 – Aiden Saraceno 

 

We meet Trinity next Saturday so be on time for team warm up at 7:30am.

Ms D Cummins - Convenor

Canteen & Uniform Shop

Canteen

Change to Canteen Menu:  Due to the new guidelines from NSW Health Department the canteen will be changing its menu over time.  We will be starting with the drinks available to the boys.

 

Volunteers needed:  If you can assist on any weekday between 9:30am and 2:00pm please contact either Anna or Marianne on 9414 4301.  It's a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and your help will be greatly appreciated.

Please click below to see the 2017 Canteen Roster:

Ms M Erickson and Ms A Coombs - Canteen Supervisors

 

Uniform Shop

REGULAR TRADING HOURS:  MONDAYS, TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 8.00AM – 2.00PM IN TERM TIME

  • The online ordering system has been updated and can be accessed via http://uniformshop.stpiusx.nsw.edu.au/
  • An updated Price List is now available on the College website.                                       

Orders can be placed:

Collection of Orders (whether made by phone or on-line)

  • Students in Years 7-12  will be sent an email when their order is ready asking them to collect it from the Uniform Shop. If it is not collected by end of school on Wednesdays, it will then be available from Student Reception as the Uniform Shop is not open on Thursdays and Fridays. This arrangement is to prevent interruptions to classes.
  • Junior School :  Orders will be given out at Assembly after lunchtime as required.

Blazer Buttons are available from shop - $2.00 each.   

Second-Hand Uniforms:  Parents are reminded that the Uniform Shop also sells second-hand uniforms, including Blazers. Please read the form below for information on providing second-hand clothing to the Uniform Shop.  

The Uniform Shop sells a few special crested items:

  • Golf umbrellas  $30
  • Coffee mugs $15
  • Lanyards $5
  • Aprons $20
  • Scarf $20
  • Glasses from $6                 

Ms D Muirhead - Uniform Shop Supervisor

Sydney University E12 Scheme.pdf
University of Notre Dame.pdf
Careers Newsletter July 26.pdf
Football Results 22 July.pdf
Football Draw 29 July.pdf
Football Results 22 July.pdf
Accommodation Details.pdf
CANTEEN ROSTER 2017.pdf
Second Hand Clothing Form.pdf
Open Letter to Parents - NCCD.pdf
Knight Moves.pdf
Debating Information.pdf
Small Steps.pdf
Tuning into Teens T3 2017 flyer - Chats & Brookvale.pdf
youth festival.pdf
Alpha Youth Permission Letter.pdf
2017-SPX Trivia Night Request for Help.pdf
Edmund Rice Centre Gala Dinner.pdf
School Parking Booklet_April2017 Web.pdf