08 June 2018
Week 2.6 - Issue 8
From the Principal
Deputy Principals
Dean of Studies
Pastoral Care
Student Ministry
College Photo Day
Year 8 Science - Extension
Cloverdale Bus Change
St Norbert College
(08) 9350 5433
135 Treasure Road
Queens Park, Western Australia, 6107



You made the Bishop Norbert
An outstanding minister of your Church,
Renowned for his preaching and pastoral zeal.
Always grant to your Church faithful shepherds
To lead your people to eternal salvation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you
In the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever.


St Norbert, pray for us.

From the Principal

Photo: Gold Medallists "WorldSkills Australia" Michael McLevie and Matthew Hodges

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

As our College mission prayer suggests, we are called to share in “...the Apostolic traditions of common ideals, worship and service”. In the week of the Feast of St Norbert, the patron of our College, it is wonderful to reflect on the many examples of community, worship and service of recent times.  


The liturgical Feast Day of St Norbert occurs each year on 6 June, but this year, due to the Year 11 and 12 examinations and the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus this Friday, we will hold our College St Norbert Day celebrations on Friday 15 June. We look forward to the highlight of our College calendar, marked with a special Eucharistic celebration followed by community activities. Parents, family and friends are most welcome to join us for the College Mass, to be held at 9.10am in the Fr Peter O’Reilly Centre.


In exciting news, we were delighted to hear of the achievements of two of our senior students. WorldSkills Australia hosted the biggest vocational education and excellence competition in Australia over the recent long weekend at Darling Harbour in Sydney. We are so proud to announce that Michael McLevie, for Business Services and Matthew Hodges, for Information Technology, both won gold medals, effectively making them Australian champions in this competition. Congratulations to Michael and Matthew, and those who have mentored them in these endeavours, namely Mr Openshaw, Mr Ah Fong and Mr Roche.

We must also acknowledge our Cross Country team who competed in very trying winter conditions at the ACC Carnival last Thursday. The team camaraderie and support for each other were highlights for our team and the final result of 22nd overall was indicative of the commitment of our students. On an individual level, three of our students made the ACC All-Stars team by finishing in the top five in their respective age grouping. Congratulations to MJ Jansen van Rensburg (Year 12) who won the U/19 Division, with his younger brother Jaco (Year 11) finishing third. Also to Cooper Notley (Year 7) who finished second in the U/13 Boys category, a great first effort for Cooper. Thanks to Mr Price, Miss Alliss, Miss Fogliani and Mr Gherardi for their hard work and commitment to our Cross Country team this year.


With our Year 11 and 12 students returning to the College next week after their recent examinations, we send the Year 10 students our best wishes for their upcoming exam period. The end of term is fast approaching; I encourage all students to continue their focus on hard work and effort and the commitment all St Norbert College students make at enrolment, to always try their best in their studies.

On the Feast of St Norbert this week, we received messages and well-wishes from so many members of our community, past and present, all in their own way acknowledging how lucky we all are to have been blessed with the spirit of St Norbert.


God Bless.

Mr S Harvey (Principal)

Deputy Principals

Photo: Melisse Burgoyne

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 your child off or wait for them for pick up in the administration carpark at the beginning and end of the school day. This carpark is only for Priory or school visitors. A resident from Treasure Road has informed the College that some parents are using their driveways for parking. Please be mindful that this is private property and they may contact the ranger if it continues.

Year 10 Information

This is a crucial term to begin the process of career decisions and therefore future academic pathways. There are some important events that are part of the subject selection process which are outlined below:

  • Friday 8 – Thursday 14 June: Year 10 Exams
  • Friday 14 June: Period 3 - Subject Selection Information, Period 4 - Work Experience Induction (CAE students only)
  • Monday 25 – Friday 29 June: Work Experience for Year 10 Careers and Enterprise students
  • Wednesday 27 June: Year 10 Parent-Student Information Evening, 6:00pm, ORC
  • Tuesday 31 July: Year 10 Subject Selection Interviews, 3:30 – 7:00pm, BP Forum

The School Curriculum and Standards Handbook offers advice to parents and students and has been uploaded onto SEQTA Documents.


The Subject Selection process will be presented in detail on Wednesday 27 June at the Information Evening. It is compulsory for students and at least one parent to attend.

Year 12 Early Offer - University of Notre Dame 2019

Are you a high-achieving Year 12 student who wants to study at a leading Australian university? Do you want to get a head start on your future? If so, you may be the ideal candidate for Notre Dame’s Early Offer Program.

Our Early Offer Program is open to students who can demonstrate academic excellence and are motivated to make a special contribution to society, and/or who can show exceptional personal or leadership qualities. You can demonstrate this by your reports, your exam results, by your active contribution to school, church, or community, by your work achievements and by telling us about your personal or leadership qualities.


Applicants will need to demonstrate a predicted benchmark ATAR of 93 for the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Physiotherapy; and a predicted benchmark ATAR of 90 for all other undergraduate programs. For academic capability, all offers are made based on Year 11 and Year 12 reports to date.


Such an offer means that you can sit your Year 12 exams with added confidence and reduced stress – it’s also a great way for schools to acknowledge their outstanding students.


Early Offer applications for Semester 1 2019 are due 31 July 2018. 

For more information and an application form visit:

Parent Committee Seminar

I invite all parents and guardians to attend the seminar on 'Anxiety in Teens' presented by Suellen Althaus from Headspace on Tuesday 19 June at 7.00pm in the Br Patrick Forum. The seminar, organised by the Parent Committee will include signs to look for and strategies to help. Please put the date in your diaries and RSVP by 14 June by phone 9350 5433 or via email [email protected].

Parents and guardians are also invited to attend the Parent Committee meeting prior to the seminar at 6.00pm in the Br Patrick Forum.


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

Dean of Studies

FROM: “I can’t do it” TO: “This is a challenge to overcome”

So often, when we are confronted with new concepts and knowledge to learn, the first reaction is to think, “this is too hard”. The challenge for all of us as learners is how to build and maintain motivation to tackle new challenges and overcome obstacles. For students at school, this may be an even greater challenge as they have not yet experienced the success that comes from hard work and perseverance.

Last year, one of the most interesting books that I read was by a NASA Astronaut, Scott Kelly, that was titled, 'Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery'. Scott has the unique achievement of having spent a whole year on the International Space Station, and has a twin brother that is also an accomplished astronaut with NASA. Scott’s story details his upbringing and how he went from being a ‘below average’ student to becoming a naval astronaut and his acceptance into the NASA program. Scott did not have an easy road of access and privilege laid out for him, and he had to build his grit and develop a mindset focused on study to achieve his goals, often sacrificing the temptations before him to take the easy road.

“My memories of school are largely of being trapped in a classroom, bored out of my mind and always wondering what was going on outside. For my entire K-12 education, I pretty much ignored my teachers and daydreamed. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, just that it would be exceptional, and I was pretty sure it had nothing to do with history, grammar, or algebra. I couldn’t concentrate on any of it anyway. I was reading way behind grade level when I was seven, so my parents asked my maternal grandmother, who was a special education teacher, to evaluate me and try to help. After working with me for a few days, she gave up and declared me hopeless,” (p. 39).

Once he realised his goal of becoming a naval aviator and ultimately an astronaut, his mindset changed. From scraping in to the University of Maryland, to having his admission rejected to US Merchant Marine Academy, forcing himself to persevere with study of subjects that were baffling in high school (calculus and trigonometry), to acceptance into the State University of New York Maritime College, to the ROTC Navy scholarship and active service, to flight school and ultimately to NASA.

And so how do we learn from this and discover ways to change our mindset? Professor Carol Dweck, a psychologist and researcher from Stanford University has studied and written about the growth mindset, and establishing a framework for maintaining this in a learning context (eg. school and academic studies). For our students, it starts with two statements that can become a new study mantra:

“This is a challenge to overcome” (instead of “this is too hard”)


“Doing hard things is exercise for the brain” (just like fitness training for my muscles, my brain will get stronger with practice).

The next practical step is to seek assistance from your teacher(s) with setting high expectations for personal improvement and a concrete plan for growth with each step planned and prepared, as you simply cannot have one without the other. Not everyone of course is destined to fly into space, however, Scott’s example of setting a goal, practising self-sacrifice and challenging yourself to overcome your (perceived) obstacles, can launch you forward into life experiences that may bring joy and fulfilment.

Semester One Examinations (Year 10)

The Semester One Examinations for Year 10 students will commence on Friday 8 June, and all Year 10 students are reminded of the following expectations:

  1. Students are to attend the College for the Examinations ONLY.
  2. Students are to return home or use the Cannington Library to study at all other times.
  3. Any student with both a morning and afternoon examination is permitted to remain at St Norbert College and use the Library for study purposes.
  4. In the event of an illness or medical concern, a parent or guardian must telephone the College and a medical certificate or note must be provided when the student returns to the College.


  1. Candidates should aim to arrive twenty (20) minutes before the starting time.
    1. Please be aware that students who qualify for extra time must commence the examination ten (10) minutes before the scheduled start time.
  2. Bags must be placed in lockers and will NOT BE ALLOWED in the Examination venue.
  3. Students must remain silent when they enter the Examination venue.
  4. Ensure that all drinks are in clear plastic bottles with all labels removed.
    1. Only water is allowed in drink bottles
  5. Mobile phones will NOT be permitted under any circumstances.
    1. Any student with a mobile phone must turn the phone off and place it in the box provided on the supervisor’s desk.
  6. Students will be provided with sufficient time to check their equipment (when necessary).
    1. Calculators and notes for Mathematics examinations may require extra preparation time.
    2. Mathematics notes are not to be folded, creased or glued together.
    3. A student is permitted two A4 (doubled-sided) sheets as a maximum.
  7. Use of the toilet
    1. Toilet visits are only permitted AFTER the first hour.
    2. Toilet visits are NOT permitted during the final thirty (30) minutes.
    3. Only ONE toilet visit should be necessary during an examination.
    4. Toilet visits are not a right and should ONLY be used as an emergency.
  8. When Reading Time commences, no writing is permitted during this period.

At the conclusion of Reading Time, candidates will be informed that the Working Time has commenced.


Mr R Dowling (Dean of Studies)

Pastoral Care

Confidence in teenagers 

When teenagers have confidence and resilience, they’re better able to tackle difficult situations and bounce back from tough times. Here’s how to build confidence in your child by focusing on effort rather than outcomes.


Confidence: the basics


Confidence is the belief that you’ll be successful in a particular situation or at a specific task.

Your confidence is related to your self-esteem, which is feeling good about yourself and feeling that you’re a worthwhile person. But having high self-esteem doesn’t mean you always feel confident.


Resilience is the ability to bounce back from difficult experiences and cope in hard or stressful situations.

Resilience and confidence are related too. If your child has resilience and learns that she can cope when life is difficult, it will leave her feeling more confident to tackle difficult situations. It’s a positive cycle.


Why building confidence is important for teenagers

Confidence helps teenagers make safe, informed decisions. Confident teenagers can avoid people and situations that aren’t necessarily right for them, and to find those that are.

If your child is confident, he’s more likely to be assertive, positive, engaged, enthusiastic and persistent.

For example, a confident teenage girl whose boyfriend breaks up with her might be upset for a little while. But then she might realise that she can bounce back from the sadness she’s feeling now and focus more on the positive aspects of her life, such as other friends and family. On the other hand, a girl who feels less confident in her relationship skills might be much more upset, or even feel that it was all her fault. This could also affect her self-esteem, and leave her feeling that she isn’t worth dating. Teenagers with low confidence are less likely to join in activities, more likely to hold back in class, and might be more willing to give in to peer influence. When a child lacks confidence, he might expect to fail at things he tries, or to not try as hard when things get tricky.


How to build confidence and resilience in your child.  

Here are some tips for building confidence and resilience in your child:


Be practical
Look for the practical and positive things your child can do to build skills and increase her chances of success. For example, ‘Ada, if you want to be picked for the basketball team, you need to make sure you’re listening to the coach and practising between sessions’.


Give your child opportunities to try new things

When your child tries lots of different things, he’ll get to know what he’s good at and what he enjoys. He’ll also learn that most people do well at some things and not so well at others – and that’s fine. After all, we can’t all be Olympic athletes, computer geniuses or rock stars!


Encourage your child to keep trying

If your child fails at something, help her understand that everyone makes mistakes. It’s OK if you can’t do something the first time you try. You could share some examples of times that you have failed, or have needed to keep trying at something.


Model confidence in your own ability

You can be a role model when it comes to confidence. For example, you could talk to your child about what you’re going to do to try to succeed at a task. If it doesn’t work out, you can model resilience by talking about what you’re going to try next time. You can also discuss things you’ve done that might have been scary or tough for you to do, showing your child that you’ve also been through times when you’ve needed confidence.


Encourage your child to act confident

Acting confident is the first step to feeling confident. So you could suggest to your child that he makes eye contact with others, is bold, does what he loves, tries not to focus on what he can’t do, and walks away from situations he knows aren’t good. 


Practise social skills

If your child feels anxious in social situations, she might need some guidance from you. For example, body posture, smiling, connecting with others, showing interest in others’ activities and joining in conversations can help build confidence.


Praise your child’s efforts

If an exam, interview or game doesn’t work out the way your child hoped, try to praise your child for the effort he put into the activity. You could also suggest some ideas about what he could do differently next time.

Descriptive praise in action

This short video demonstration shows examples of how to use descriptive praise to encourage good behaviour. Descriptive praise is telling children exactly what you like about their behaviour. It can work well for children of all ages, including teenagers.


Your teenager still needs a strong relationship with you to feel confident as she meets the challenges of adolescence. You can build this strong relationship by working on open communication and staying connected.


Risks to teenage confidence


Your child’s confidence might be at risk if you, he or other people he respects focus on his outcomes rather than his efforts. If the outcome is a ‘failure’ – for example, a poor exam result, a grand final loss – it can seem like the end of the world.


Instead, you can send your child a powerful message about what makes you proud – will it be how hard your child tried, or what she scored in the game or the exam?


During adolescence, physical changes can also affect teenagers’ confidence. If teenagers feel self-conscious about their bodies, it can affect their confidence overall and how they feel about themselves. Bullying, or peer pressure to be the same as others, can also affect teenagers’ confidence.


More information on this topic can be read at:


The Pastoral Care Team


Blessed Hugh of Fosse Basketball Scholarships Now Open

Basketball Scholarships are available for students entering 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.


Applications for Basketball Scholarships close on 15 June 2018.

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

Student Ministry

Shopfront Winter Appeal and Canned Food Collection

Student Ministry are supporting Archbishop Timothy Costelloe’s LifeLink charity by collecting winter bedding and clothing for Shopfront. Scarves, socks and beanies are especially useful! If you have any that you no longer require your donations would be appreciated.


We are also aiming to collect 1000 cans of non-perishable food items for Shopfront. Cans of soup, vegetables, milo, spaghetti etc are very much appreciated. Please help us reach our target by bringing in some donations. Baskets will be placed in Homerooms for this or donations can be dropped off at Reception or the Student Ministry Centre. The Winter Appeal will run until the end of Week 8.

We will also continue our on-going collection of toiletries for Shopfront, especially those that are given at hotels. If you have some of these in your cupboards that you do not require, Shopfront would really appreciate these.


Thank you for your continued support.



Knitting Club has resumed on Wednesdays at lunchtime. All students are invited to attend. Needles and wool are supplied. We always appreciate donations of wool, so if you have some at home that you no longer require we can put it to good use. Our Knitting Club knits basic squares that are then joined together to form blankets for Br Ollie’s Wheelchairs For Kids program. We also welcome parents and grandparents who would like to come in and knit with us, or knit at home and send in squares. If you are interested, please call Ms Kyd at the College for more details.


Ms M Kyd (Coordinator of Campus Ministry)

College Photo Day

College Photo Day

College photographs will take place on Wednesday 20 June 2018 (Term 2, Week 8).


Each student will 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 school 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 1:40 pm in the Fr Peter 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 Class 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 school photos and hence their photo will not appear in this publication.


A catch-up photo session has been booked for Wednesday 18 July 2018 (Term 3, Week 1) for students who were 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 at [email protected] if you have any queries regarding this matter.


Mr R Godfrey (College Photograph Coordinator)

Year 8 Science - Extension

Creatives Cells

Miss Gardner's extension science class had the task of making a 3D cell. They could use any materials they wanted to create either an animal or plant cell. The aim of this task was for students to embed knowledge learnt in class by carefully creating each organelle, reciting the name, location and function. This task was to be educational, creative and fun which was flexible to student strengths and talents. All students made a great effort and we all loved looking at other students' cells and eating Sophia's! Well done to everybody.

Miss S Gardner (Science Teacher

Head of House - Kilnacrott)




On Wednesday 6 June 2018, the Year 11/12 General Drama class went to the Dolphin Theatre at the University of WA to see 'Macbeth'. This was performed by the Graduate Dramatic Society. We were accompanied by Mr Beins and Mr Coelho and everyone enjoyed the night immensely. We were treated to a wonderful story told with passion, dedication and commitment. It was a great production and had some fantastic performances. We look forward to seeing more shows this year. 

Drama Club

The Junior and Senior Drama Clubs are both hard at work now rehearsing their shows for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival, Drama Night and the one-act Youth Theatre competition, Youthfest. The Junior Club has 42 members and meets every Tuesday afternoon; they are rehearsing a lovely show called  'For Feet’s Sake' based on the original fairytale of the 'Little Mermaid' written by Hans Christian Andersen.


The Senior Club meets every Wednesday afternoon to rehearse their show called 'Offerings' with a cast of 12. This is a very strange play where people have been called to a place and told to bring something special.  Who for and why, are questions that surround this play. 


I am hoping that you will get to see both clubs' work at some point this year. 


Ms K Hilton (Drama Teacher)


ACC Cross Country

Congratulations to our ACC Cross Country team who braved the elements to put in a solid effort at the ACC Cross Country carnival. With the rain coming down from the start of the day until the very end, the conditions were testing for our runners but we were very pleased with the efforts and dedication of the team.


The carnival was won by Sacred Heart College for the 14th year in a row which is an exceptional performance. St Norbert finished 22nd overall which is an improvement on 2017. Individual results can be found here:

(Click between the 'boys' and 'girls' tabs and search by name or runner number).

Congratulations to the following notable top 100 performances by our runners:

  • MJ Jansen van Rensburg – 1st U/19 Boys (out of 461 runners)
  • Jaco Jansen van Rensburg – 3rd U/19 Boys (out of 461 runners)
  • Cooper Notley – 2nd U/13 Boys (out of 402 runners)
  • Lance Cornwall – 27th U/14 Boys (out of 399 runners)
  • Vlad Lavi – 34th U/13 Boys (out of 402 runners)
  • Theo Steed – 45th U/14 Boys (out of 399 runners)
  • Ben Berardis – 57th U/13 Boys (out of 402 runners)
  • Colin Sunny – 61st U/16 Boys (out of 380 runners)
  • Samuel Rowlands – 79th U/19 Boys (out of 461 runners)
  • Chloe Reder – 49th U/16 Girls (out of 346 runners)
  • Teyharna Curry – 68th U/16 Girls (out of 346 runners)
  • Clare Davey – 81st U/14 Girls (out of 399 runners)
  • Holly Giles – 87th U/14 Girls (out of 399 runners)
  • Suzanna Vagg Johnson – 97th U/16 Girls (out of 346 runners)

Special thanks to our senior students who took some time away from their study schedules to front up to represent the College.


Thank you to Miss Allis, Mr Gherardi and Miss Fogliani who trained the team in the lead up to the carnival.


Mr M Price (Head of Sport)


ACC Cross Country All-Stars

Congratulations to Cooper Notley, Jaco Jansen van Rensburg and MJ Jansen van Rensburg who were all selected as part of the ACC Cross Country All-Star teams for 2018 after their very strong performances in the recent ACC Cross Country carnival. Well done boys!


Mr M Price (Head of Sport)

National Calisthenics Championships

Lilli McAuliffe has been selected in the WA Calisthenics State team, and has started the long training program on the way to the nationals in Canberra in July. She is hoping to represent WA in the Calisthenics Solo as well. We know this spot is very competitive and send the prayers and best wishes of the College to help sustain Lilli in her preparation.

U/16 Australian Junior Basketball Championships.

Congratulations to Year 9 student Shenae Hartree who has been selected in the U/16 WA Metro Womens Basketball team to compete at the upcoming U/16 Australian Junior Basketball Championships. Shenae will be travelling to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland between July 6 and 13. Laniesha Paddon and Jacob Tomkinson were named as reserves for their respective State teams. Congratulations to these three students.


Mr L Ford (Specialised Basketball Coordinator)

SSWA Year 9/10 Girls Netball

Congratulations to our Year 9/10 Girls Netball team who have advanced to the finals of the School Sport WA High School Netball Cup (Intermediate Division) competition after a strong performance at a lightning carnival last week. The team will now play Lumen Christi College in Round 1 of the finals. This game will be held on Monday 18 June at Lumen Christi College.

Mr M Price (Head of Sport)

High School Cup

On Wednesday 30 May, 13 Year 7/8 girls and 12 Year 9/10 girls headed off to Fremantle Netball Association to compete in the High School Cup. Over 50 schools participated in this carnival with the hope to reach the Grand Final later this year. The girls played five games across the day.


The Year 7/8 girls played really well, fighting some tough battles throughout the day against some really strong teams. There were many standout players on the day, with Rylee Curtis, Mia Hendricks and Makayla Castel dominating in defence. In goals the dynamic duo of Glenda Cornwall and Charlize Williams alongside Chloe Fitzgerald were unstoppable all day. With Aranai Didiwik, Anissa Holmes, Summer Pollard, Katie Tesch, Erica Tilli, Aleisha Patriarca and Taia Beil providing support in the centre court.

The Year 9/10 girls played exceptionally throughout the whole day only losing one game to Mandurah Catholic College, who were last year’s Grand Final winners. The defence applied fantastic pressure to the opposition attacking line with amazing deflections and rebounds, thanks to Grace White, Anushka Kotian and Suzanne Vagg-Johnson. Our attack was unstoppable, with Shenae and Kayla Hartree, and Erin Roch shooting goals from all around the shooting area. Zeta Stevens, Courtney Fitzgerald, Lauren Verbiest, Caitlin Bransby, Jade Greewell and Teyan Hodgson all stood up against some very tall opposition in centre court.


Much thanks go to the practicum teachers Dearne Meier and Katrina Dimanovski who came on the day to umpire our games. Thank you to the parents and family members that came down and supported the girls.


Miss A Fogliani and Miss K Isard (Coaches)



Do you need an assistant?  Why not host a work experience student!


We are currently placing 150+ students with suitable host employers, in every possible industry. We would love to hear from any parents or friends who might have a work experience opportunity for one of our students.


Workplace learning is a valuable learning opportunity for Year 10, 11 and 12 students. The WPL program enables students to go into real workplaces to observe and assist their host employer. It provides excellent insight into the industry, a chance to gain practical experience and a wonderful opportunity for networking. Plus, it contributes to their WACE certificate.


Please note:

  • All work experience students are covered by insurance through the Out of School Learning Policy
  • Year 11 and 12 students attend each Thursday from 14 June to 14 September 2018 (some Friday options are also required)
  • Year 10 students will complete a one-week block placement from 25-29 June 2018

If you would like further information or can assist with a placement, please call Trevor Saunders on 

0422 050 424 or email  [email protected].

Mr M Openshaw (Head of Careers and VET)

Cloverdale Bus Change

Change to Cloverdale Bus Route

A slight change has been made to the Horizons West Cloverdale Bus service, effective from Tuesday, June 12.


The previous Stop 6 (Alexander Rd before Knutsford Ave) has been relocated to Alexander Rd after Acton Ave. The new location provides shelter for students in the case of inclement weather.


The bus timetable will not be affected by the change.


If you have any questions about this change, please contact me via email: [email protected].


Mr M Biddle (Community Relations and Marketing)


Uniform Shop



Mondays        8.30am – 11.30am

Thursdays      1.00pm – 4.00pm


Mrs R Kelly (Uniform Shop)

'In the Middle of Everything'

Copies of this outstanding publication, which chronicles the first 50 years of St Norbert College, are available for purchase for just $20. The 152-page, full colour book tells the story of people, young and old, who have been fully committed to the aspiration of being 'prepared for all good works' from the school's origins until the present day. 

To purchase a copy of the book, please contact Mrs Angela Hughes at the College on (08) 9350 5433.

New Venue for Coder Dojo

Come along to S5 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 on Tuesday 12 June 2018.

Mrs S Mark  (Head of Learning Area – Technologies)

2018 Entertainment Book

Buy your Entertainment Book or Digital Membership through St Norbert College and support St Joseph’s P&F.


St Norbert College is again selling the Entertainment Books with proceeds going towards St Joseph’s Primary School. They are $70 each and you can purchase either a hard copy  at College Reception or the digital version by clicking on the link below.

Order page:

Virtual Book Link:

Mathematics Workshop





Friday 15 June 2018 - St Norbert Day celebrations and applications close for the Blessed Hugh of Fosse, Basketball Scholarships.

Monday 18 June 2018 - 2018 Blessed Ricvera Music Scholarship Applications open online.

Tuesday 19 June 2018 - Parent Committee Meeting, Br Pat Forum at 6.00pm, followed by Parent Information Seminar on Anxiety at 7.00pm.

Wednesday 20 June 2018 - College Photo Day.

Monday 25 June to Friday 29 June 2018 - Year 9 Camp.

Wednesday 27 June 2018 -  Year 10 Parent Information Evening, Fr Peter O'Reilly Centre at 6.00pm.

Examination Timetable.pdf
Mathematics Workshop for Term 2 (002).pdf
Tutoring - Exam Revision and Prepare for 2018.pdf
2019 Basketball prospectus and scholarship application.pdf
Anxiety in Teens.pdf
WorkPrep flyer 2018.pdf