ST NORBERT NEWS

27 July 2018
Week 3.2  -  Issue 10
PRAYER
From the Principal
Deputy Principals
Dean of Studies
Pastoral Care
Student Ministry
Student Achievements
eSports
The Arts
Interhouse Athletics Carnival Friday 10 August 2018
NAIDOC Week
Redcliffe/Riverton Bus
Notices
St Norbert College
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PRAYER

Prayer

Loving Lord,

Inspire me to be welcoming and generous in my attitude to others,

Showing individuals that they matter and are important.

May I make a difference to someone in my part of the world today.

Amen.

St Norbert, pray for us.

From the Principal

Photo: Lilly Gogos performing at the College's NAIDOC Assembly.

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

“We stand together united as one people;

proud of our ability to work together;
grateful for our gifts;
nourished by our diversity and our harmony...”
 

This short piece is taken from the welcome prayer from our recent College NAIDOC Assembly, capturing many of the gifts we share as members of our College community.

 

I feel privileged to share the names Miss Jenayah Elliott and Miss Lilly Gogos with our community, names that I’m sure we will hear more of in the future, not just in our wider community but on a national scale. Not because of any fame, fortune or celebrity status, but because of the virtue and values that these young Aboriginal women espouse. And in the spirit of our Catholic community, we never have to look too far for the inspiration of our Holy Mother Mary for love, goodness and strength.

 

Our College Assembly last week was a celebration of NAIDOC, acknowledging the wonderful contributions made by Australian Aboriginals in our world and country. The theme of this year’s NAIDOC week was 'Because of her, we can', so we are called especially to consider the contributions of Aboriginal women. We could not have wished for our students, staff and others present, to witness and listen to such wonderful messages of hope and inspiration than those delivered by Miss Elliott and Miss Gogos.

 

Miss Jenayah Elliott is of the Jaru people, originally from Halls Creek in the Kimberley and made history as the first Aboriginal woman to compete in US beauty pageant Miss Teen Galaxy and the first Australian to finish in the top four. Her message to our community was to always front challenges, not to let anything get in the way, give everything a go and make the most of the opportunities offered to you – but always for the benefit of others.

 

Miss Lilly Gogos, of the Nyoongar people, shares her message of inspiration through the medium, and her exquisite talents, in music. Formerly of “The Yabu Band” and a woman of strong Christian faith, we heard from Miss Gogos that it is through God and because of God that our skills and talents lie and as such, we are called to share these for the betterment of those around us.

 

We acknowledge and thank Miss Elliott and Miss Gogos for blessing us with their time, energy and messages. I would also like to acknowledge all of our Aboriginal students, not just during this NAIDOC celebration, but also for bringing and sharing their Aboriginal heritage and culture with us at St Norbert College. We are blessed to have Mrs Geraldine Martin, our Aboriginal Education Assistant, who guides us all to share our gifts with each other. Thanks must also go to Mr Dowling and Ms Kamazizwa for their efforts in supporting Mrs Martin and assisting with our NAIDOC Assembly.

 

Many have shared and reflected, that our NAIDOC Assembly is already a highlight of our new school term. It is, most importantly, another demonstration that here within our St Norbert College community, we are all of one mind and one heart.

God Bless,

Mr S Harvey (Principal)

Deputy Principals

College Procedures

A few reminders:

  • If students need to leave early for an appointment, a note is required from parents/guardians and a PINK LEAVE SLIP needs to be completed in Homeroom.
  • The College is unable to give out any medication (eg Panadol, Nurofen, antihistamine etc) unless it is an emergency. It is recommended that if students need non-prescription medication for headaches and allergies, that they keep a small quantity in their lockers.

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

Dean of Studies

The Science of Timing​

The Semester One Academic Report provides the opportunity to review student effort, evaluate the achievement of academic goals and provide a benchmark to measure personal improvement going into Semester Two. Part of this process of review may be directed inwards, by examining the measures that help build success – namely sleep and recovery. In his recent book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Daniel Pink examines the research and science behind the structures of day-to-day living, exploring what we do, why we do it and when might be the optimal time to perform particular tasks. He also discusses the studies (pp. 26–30) conducted by neuroscientists and chronobiologists on the ‘peaks’ and ‘troughs’ of mood, energy and concentration that occur to people throughout their day, concluding that we all fall into one of three categories or chronotypes (a personal pattern of circadian rhythm that influences our physiology and psychology):

  • Owls –  Wake long after sunrise; detest mornings; don’t begin to peak until late afternoon or early evening; often observed with adolescents; more likely in males,
  • Larks –  Rise easily and feel energised during the day but wear out by evening; often prevalent in young children; more likely in females; more prevalent in adults over 50 years of age (male and female).
  • Third Birds – Somewhere in the middle (as demonstrated in a normal population distribution).

What might be the implications for secondary school students if we consider these studies? Some commentators discuss the merits of adjusting the school and/or working day, although this is unlikely to change for schools in the immediate future. Other insights discussed reflect upon the types of tasks that may be better suited to different times of the day (the science of ‘when’).

The idea that our brains are best suited to solving analytical problems when we are more alert and less likely to be distracted, would typically be conducted earlier in our day, while problems that require insight and ‘inspiration’, as described by Daniel Pink as the, "flash of illuminance" are more likely to occur when our guard is down.

“At those looser moments, a few distractions can help us spot connections we might have missed when our filters where tighter,” (p. 25).

This research therefore suggests that innovation and creativity, the emerging key skills for the future of work, are greatest when we are not necessarily at our best in terms of energy, focus and mood. The challenge for our students is to apply these principles to homework, study and revision, commencing with the task of determining our own chronotype, then structuring a study plan that targets particular subjects and types of tasks according to times of the day. As an example, a student may be better suited to focusing on Mathematics in the morning, utilising a brief before-school study session, and then directing attention to open-ended writing tasks in the late afternoon or early evening. A student may also benefit from scheduling more yet shorter ‘chunks’ of study, rather than trying to conduct lengthy study periods where energy levels drop away.

Academic Distinctions

At the recent College Assembly, the Academic Distinction and the Ad Omnia Paratus awards for Semester One were presented. The Academic Distinction is awarded to a student on the basis of achieving 100 points that is calculated in the following manner:

 

              Extension      Mainstream      Enrichment      Unstreamed

A                    10                          7                            4                             10

B                      9                           6                            3                               9

C                      8                           5                            2                               8

 

The point system was introduced in Semester 2, 2016 to calculate Academic Distinctions in Years 8 – 10, and takes into consideration the stream that a student is studying, and for Year 7 students achieving a majority of ‘A’ grades with no grades less than a ‘B’ (e.g. minimum of ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades). The Ad Omnia Paratus Award is awarded to students achieving a minimum 85% of ‘Excellent’ in the working attributes for each subject. Congratulations to the following students on their achievement and effort:

 

Year 7

Academic Distinction: Sienna Alanix; Anniesey Alconaba; Mary Carter; Darcy Eyre; Sharie Fernandez; Sophie Griffiths; Isabella Hulm; Tara Monaghan; Judyth Nawa; Aleisha Patriarca; Anetka Pastuszak; Emma Pickering; Riley Suckling; Eliza Terrell; Jeann Valdez; Keisha Williams; Phoenix Wu; Helen (Yingxi) Zhang.

Ad Omnia Paratus: Anniesey Alconaba; Rebecca Attwood; Emma Pickering; Violet Russell; Phoenix Wu.

 

Year 8

Academic Distinction: Nishnata Chalisey; Chanmollika Chhim; Rylee Curtis; Stephanie Earsman; Holly Giles; Audrey Lee; Hay Marn Mu; Shanette Ndossi; Jaslina Pereira; Caitlin Pettersen; Ayden Ratnasekera; Guntaas Ranu; Theo Steed; Ella Janelle Untalan; Phoebe van Heiningen; Robert Watson.

Ad Omnia Paratus: Chanmollika Chhim; Audrey Lee; Jason Zhuang.                                                    

Year 9

Academic Distinction: Rachel Bruyns; Arielle Chant; Joseph Constantino; Keisha Desmond; Paul Fuentes; Alina George; Danika Hampson; Shenae Hartree; Sanju Joseph Parolickal; Anushka Kotian; Daria Kozok; Connor Le Dain; Lily McDonald; Chelsea Macalad; Isioma Onyemgba; Max Patriarca; Tegan Reder; Matilda Seroney; Zeta Stevens; Tiana Suckling; Raina Thomas; Alice Tkacz; Nicole Vlahov; Annjui Yang. 

Ad Omnia Paratus: Arielle Chant; Keisha Desmond; Tegan Reder.

                                                                                                         

Year 10

Academic Distinction: Sona Abraham; Shin Bawar; Licia Benedict; Annissa Buckby; Amanda D’Cruz; Lorenzo Donatelli; Isabella Ficko; Riley Moore; Emereen Moratalla; Yen Ngo; Emma Paskett; Chloe Reder; Sarina Russell; Caitlin Spiegl; Elsa (Wei-Le) Tan; Selina (Wei-Yue) Tan; Grace White; Elicia Yii; Emily Young Free.

Ad Omnia Paratus: Annissa Buckby; Isabella Ficko; Chloe Reder; Selina (Wei-Yue) Tan; Grace White.

 

Year 11

Academic Distinction: Caitlin Farrelly; Mikayla Farrelly; Aldric Ratnasekera; Tiana Rigden; Trishia Sarmiento.

Ad Omnia Paratus: Oscar McDonald.

                                                                                      

Year 12

Academic Distinction: Bronwyn Brims; Melisse Burgoyne; Benjamin Ceravolo; Kate Cooper; Kate Grady; Michael Hegney; Loren Marshall; Michael McLevie; Britney Mundt; Suhina Mungroo; Linda Yeoh.

Ad Omnia Paratus: Bronwyn Brims; Tully Bristow; Melisse Burgoyne; Kate Cooper; Faith Desmond; Michael McLevie; Britney Mundt.

ATAR Revision Seminars – Parent Committee subsidy

A reminder that the St Norbert College Parent Committee offers subsidies to any Year 12 student who attends a revision seminar. If you attended a seminar during the break, please pay and then return your receipt to the College and you will receive the $20 subsidy. Alternatively, students may wish to consider some of the other options available:

Mr R Dowling (Dean of Studies)

Pastoral Care

So your child refuses to go to school? Here’s how to respond

Have you had to deal with grumbling kids who don’t want to go back to school after the winter holidays?

 

While some school reluctance is normal, spare a thought for parents whose back-to-school struggles have reached a whole new dimension. Their child’s reluctance to go to school has escalated into a more significant psychological problem, called school refusal.

 

Around 1-2% of children experience school refusal: becoming severely distressed at the prospect of going to school and having prolonged absences. Unlike truancy, young people diagnosed with school refusal don’t experience other behavioural concerns: their parents know where they are; they remain at home despite their parents’ best efforts to get them to go to school.

Read more: Evidence-based parenting: how to deal with aggression, tantrums and defiance.

 

School refusal commonly arises after a period of school absence – due to illness or holidays – or a big change, such as starting a new school or moving from primary to high school. No one factor or person is to blame for school refusal; it’s caused by a complex interaction of multiple risk factors involving the child (such as a fear of failure), their family (such as overprotective parenting or illness), the school (such as bullying), and social challenges (such as pressure to achieve academically).

 

What can you do?

Interventions to treat school refusal favour cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to encourage relaxation, challenge anxious thoughts and support a gradual exposure to the fear. Interventions also include parent therapy to discuss optimal support strategies, and school liaisons.

Strategies to address school refusal can be tailored to children of all ages. The aim of intervention is to provide skills to cope with distress or discomfort while increasing school attendance. Research suggests that with professional support, school attendance can be improved, but anxiety may persist for some time. If your child refuses to go to school, or you’re supporting another parent or child in this situation, here’s how you can respond:

 

1. Ask for help

Schools and parents often wait until the problem is deeply entrenched before acting. Unfortunately, every day of school missed has an impact on academic achievement, and continued absence is associated with higher rates of early school drop-out, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and poor social adjustment. To minimise these outcomes, you need to act early, mobilise your support network and, if needed, seek professional help.

 

2. Consider possible triggers

At a time when you’re both calm (and not on school mornings), ask your child to describe the key challenges of going to school. Together, you may be able to solve these problems or develop a plan to manage them. For younger children or those who struggle to express their feelings, you may need to use the observe-validate-redirect model:

 

Observe: “I have noticed that you appear upset and worried in the morning and you often ask to stay home.”

Validate: “We all feel upset and worried sometimes and it can feel uncomfortable.”

Redirect: “Going to school is very important. What are some things that we can do to help you to get there?”

 

3. Take a kind but firm approach

It’s important to convey kindness, as your child is experiencing something distressing. Kindness can be conveyed by listening when they talk about their worries, offering a moment of physical affection, or remaining calm in the face of frustration.

It’s important to listen to your child’s concerns about going to school. There is also a kindness in encouraging children to face their fears; this promotes confidence and autonomy. Conversely, avoiding the triggers of anxiety increases anxiety in the long term.

Read more: 'No, I don't wanna... wahhhh!' A parent's guide to managing tantrums.

 

Be kind but firm in your resolve to work with your child to address the school refusal. This stance can be reflected in comments like:

 

I understand that going to school feels difficult. We can work through your concerns together. But you do need to attend, because every day at school counts.

 

4. Give clear and consistent messages

Research and our own clinical experience suggests there are subtle yet critical differences in how parents communicate about school attendance. Consider this scenario:

 

You wake your child for school at 8:15am and need to leave the house at 8:45am, concerned that they need to get more sleep. You sit on the bed and ask, “How are you feeling today?” Your child becomes distressed and says they are not attending school. Concerned, you note “It would be really good if you could”. Your child refuses. You start to feel anxious and upset, and tell them “You can’t keep doing this” before walking out. The child has had only a short time to get ready and while the parent is clearly supportive and concerned, the verbal messages around school attendance are ambiguous and the parent leaves the room in distress.

 

A more helpful approach would include:

  • Waking the child at the same time each day with enough time to get ready for school.
  • Giving clear messages about school attendance such as “It’s time to get up for school” and “I know you don’t want to go but we cannot allow you to remain at home”.
  • Encouraging a graded approach to the morning if the child becomes distressed: “Let’s focus on breakfast first”; “Let’s get your school bag sorted”, and so on.

5. Set clear routines on days off school

Well-meaning parents will often find that efforts to encourage their child’s school attendance are hampered by positive reinforcements for staying at home: the ability to sleep in and spend the day relaxing, watching TV and playing video games, or having more individual attention from a parent.

If a child is not going to school, they shouldn’t be indulged. If you find your child at home on school days, set up a home routine similar to school:

  • Get up and dressed by school time
  • Limit access to TV and the internet during school hours
  • Encourage the child to complete their school work
  • Limit one-on-one time with the parent until after school hours
  • Reduce activities out of the home, such as shopping.

6. Engage the system

Clearly communicate and set clear expectations to all involved: parents, the school, the young person, and any other professionals involved, such as your child’s GP.

Read more: More than just a tantrum: here's what to do if your child has oppositional defiant disorder.

 

At school, these children often present to teachers or sick bay staff with a myriad physical complaints such as headaches and stomach aches. If you’re concerned, take the child to a GP to check for physical causes. In the absence of a physical illness, these complaints are likely to be anxiety-related.

 

Speak to your child’s classroom teacher and/or year level coordinator about the challenges your child is having. They may help develop a plan for school drop-offs, as well as helping to address any other social or learning issues.

 

While these feelings are unpleasant for you and your child, with the right support and intervention, your child can stay in the school environment and gradually increase their participation. Patience, persistence and an openness to problem-solving are central.

 

This article can be found at: https://theconversation.com/so-your-child-refuses-to-go-to-school-heres-how-to-respond-98935

 

The Pastoral Care Team

Student Ministry

Knitting Club

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)

Student Achievements

Holly Giles (Year 8 - P5)

Congratulations to Holly Giles who has been selected to represent WA in the State School Sport Touch Rugby team that will tour Tasmania in October. Holly only played touch rugby for the first time this year in the SASj Year 8/9 Girls Touch Rugby team and really enjoyed the experience. Well done, Holly! We look forward to hearing how you go!

Will Roscoe (Year 10 - M6)

Congratulations to Will Roscoe on being selected into a State Representative Soccer team for an international tournament in Shanghai, China from 21 to 31 August 2018. Will was invited to trial for this event through Football West and it is a great achievement for him to be selected to represent the Under 15’s State team for Western Australia. We wish Will all the best for this competition!

Jordan-Blaze Lightbourn (Year 9 - X2)

Over the holidays, Jordan-Blaze Lightbourn competed in the 26th International Athletics Championship held in Singapore. All medal winners from the 2018 Combined Event Championships and Little Athletics WA State Track and Field Championships qualified to be part of this fantastic team that competed against national teams from Singapore and Malaysia. Jordan-Blaze competed in a number of events and we are delighted to hear that he received the silver medal in the 200m event. Jordan was a significant member of our ACC Athletics team last year and we look forward to seeing his brilliance at this year’s carnival towards the end of Term 3. Well done, Jordan-Blaze!

Mr M Price (Head of Sport)

Shenae Hartree (Year 9 - T5)

Year 9 student Shenae Hartree recently competed in the Under 16 Australian Junior Basketball National Championships representing WA Metro Women. Shenae had an outstanding tournament leading WA to a 6th place finish, one of its best results in recent years.

Shenae was the 8th leading rebounder for the tournament with playing averages of just under 10 points and 9 rebounds per game. Some of her highlights include a 22-point, 14-rebound performance against Northern Territory and a 14-point, 12-rebound game against the ACT. With these statistics, Shenae is in contention for the All-Australian squad soon to be named. Ex-student, Talicia Hansen was also a member of this team and put in a strong performance. Well done Shenae!

Mr L Ford (Specialised Basketball Co-ordinator)

eSports

eSports National Champions

This year St Norbert College entered a team in the Flaktest eSports High School Regional League DOTA 2 competition, which saw our Canons Blue team competing with other teams around Australia on Saturdays throughout Term Two. Making it into the grand final, the team, consisting of Lucas Tan (Captain), Bernard Masillones, Edwin Ceng, Kade Best, Jan Claude Busoy and Daniel Tan, gathered in front of close to 800 gamers at Curtin Stadium, and several hundred more via Twitch TV,  on Saturday 14 July, to compete against the school team from Good Shepherd Catholic College in Queensland. There was live commentary throughout the game, and despite the commentators doubting the selections made by our players, they were duly impressed when the St Norbert College team ran away winners after a 45-minute battle, beating their opponents with a final score of 62-37. Therefore, we are the proud holders of the title of National Champions in the DOTA 2 Regional League for High School eSports! Particular congratulations to Bernard Masillones, who was voted as Most Valuable Player for the grand final, winning himself a new computer monitor.

Many thanks to Mr Harvey for his generous support and encouragement of this team, in what is a rapidly emerging industry. The organisers, Flaktest Gaming, have since been shortlisted as one of three inaugural finalists in the ANZ Sports and Technology Awards, being a finalist for the eSports award. The ANZSTAs feature a total of 11 award categories celebrating "excellence and innovation of Australia and New Zealand based organisations in the application of data and technology across the full spectrum of the Sport, Media, Entertainment and Health industry".

 

Flaktest offer several other eSport opportunities for students who are members of our eSports Club. Any student interested in joining needs to contact me for an enrolment form.

Mrs S Mark (Head of Learning Area - Technologies)

The Arts

Recital Afternoon and Music Night

On Wednesday 18 July, 32 students performed on the Xanten Theatre stage to an audience of family and friends. The Recital Afternoon offered a final opportunity for students learning instruments or voice through the College to perform their prepared pieces and songs to a live audience before the upcoming Catholic Performing Arts Festival.

 

The afternoon was a great success and with the more casual and friendlier environment, the students played and sang extremely well, taking away some performance experience as well as some areas to improve on.

The following day, Thursday 19 July, was Music Night; a showcase of the College’s talented ensembles as well as some outstanding solo performances. Hosted by Samuel Eaton, Performing Arts Captain, the evening was the first of its kind since the move away from the Performing Arts Showcase, and was a huge success.

 

The evening began with two powerful numbers by the College Concert Band and was followed by an outstanding performance by the College Guitar Ensemble and a debut gig for the College String Ensemble. The College Choir and Senior Vocal Ensemble performances had glowing reviews from those who attended and the Liturgical Music Group, another first for the program, showcased their talents to begin the second half.

 

Between these ensemble performances were a few exceptional solo performances from Ethan Ricafranca on the piano and Caris O’Hara on the electric guitar, and a special guest performer, Ms Megan Partridge who played two numbers on the violin. The night finished up with the Year 11 band Skinny Elephants and the Year 12 band Electric Dissent who dazzled the audience with their high energy and upbeat songs.

 

A huge thank you to all of the teachers who assisted with both nights, particularly Mrs Katherine Freind who assisted with all of the planning, stage management and other behind the scenes tasks.

 

We wish all students the best of luck for their upcoming CPAF performances, and will report on their achievements as they unfold.

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

Interhouse Athletics Carnival
Friday 10 August 2018

Interhouse Athletics Carnival

A reminder to all members of the College community that our Interhouse Athletics Carnival will be occurring on Friday 10 August at Ern Clark Athletics Centre. Students have the opportunity to compete in traditional track and field events, as well as a number of new novelty games. There have been some changes to this year’s program which sees the inclusion of more novelty-based team games. In 30-minute blocks between 9:30am and 12:30pm, students who aren’t competing in a traditional track and field event at that time, will represent their House in a number of novelty events to compete for the “Spirit Bear”. The aim of this is to see more students participating and getting involved on the day.

 

As a result of this inclusion, discus and javelin events will be run prior to the carnival as well as the 800m events.

 

Please note the following days/times for events taking place prior to the carnival:

  • 800m:
    • Year 9 and 10: Lunch time on Tuesday 3.4
    • Year 11 and 12: Lunch time on Wednesday 3.4
    • Year 7 and 8: Lunch time on Thursday 3.4
  • Discus and Javelin:
    • Year 7-10: Measurements will be taken during PE classes in weeks 3.3 and 3.4
    • Year 11-12: Students will compete at lunch time on Monday 3.4 (discus) and Tuesday 3.4 (Javelin)

Student nominations for track and field events will occur during Homerooms in week 3.3.

 

Thank you for the enthusiasm shown by staff and students alike in the implementation of this new program and I look forward to seeing how it runs on the day. Hopefully we see many of our students actively competing and representing their House.

Mr M Price (Head of Sport)

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week 2018

This year's NAIDOC Week, which ran from 8-15 July, celebrated the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made - and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

 

St Norbert College celebrated NAIDOC Week with a College Assembly that featured a flag raising ceremony, the lighting of the College candle by Magdeburg House Captains, a prayer recited by our Torres Strait Islander student Kadijah Brown, and the Welcome to Country read by our Aboriginal students Izayah Riley and Laniesha Paddon.

 

In celebrating the theme 'Because of Her, We Can', we had two special guests from our Aboriginal community who presented at our Assembly, Miss Teen Galaxy Australia Jenayah Elliott, and Ms Lilly Gogos, an accomplished musician; both of whom are proud Aboriginal women.

Mrs G Martin (Aboriginal Education Assistant)

Redcliffe/Riverton Bus

Bus Service Change

The College Redcliffe/Riverton bus service has been slightly amended to commence Term 3.

 

The changes are:

  • The removal of the ‘Kent St at John Macmillan Park’ bus stop, which has not been used since the start of this year.
  • The addition of two new stops – Fern Rd before Watts Rd, and Leach Hwy before Braibrise Rd.

 

The remainder of the bus route remains the same and scheduled times of the other stops have not been affected.

 

The updated map is attached and is also available on the College website; hard copies can be found at Student Services.

If you have any questions or would like further information about the College bus services, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: [email protected] or by calling (08) 9350 5433.

 

Mr M Biddle (Community Relations and Marketing)

Notices

Uniform Shop

WINTER TRADING HOURS

TERM TWO AND TERM THREE

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.

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: https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/8619m4

Virtual Book Link: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/584870/

Class of 1988 and 1998 reunions

Class of 1988 – Saturday October 27, 2018

Class of 1998 – Saturday October 13, 2018

Both reunions will be held at The Merrywell, Burswood Casino, from 7pm onwards. No tickets or bookings required. Please spread the word! Enquiries to [email protected]

In Focus Careers August 2018

 

Tennis Coaching - Term 3 2018

 

 Tutoring

 

Yoga Classes for Staff and Students

When: Every Tuesday morning from 7:20am to 8:20am

Where: Dance Studio, Xanten Performing Arts Centre

Cost: $80 per person per 8 weeks

First class: Tuesday 31 July

Last class: Monday 17 September

Student signing – please write down your name at Students Services and pay $80 to Ms Harvey by 12 July.

Staff signing – please write down your name on the sheet in the staff room and pay $80 to Ms Harvey by 12 July.

 

Mrs D Carvalho (Psychology Services)

Reminders

  • Monday 30 July - Year 11 Retreat Day
  • Tuesday 31 July - Year 10 Subject Selection interviews, Br Pat Forum 3.30pm-7.00pm
  • Thursday 2 August - Year 11 Dinner Dance, Tompkins on Swan - 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 7 August - Parent Committee Meeting, Br Pat Forum, 6.00pm
  • Tuesday 7 August - Parent Information Seminar - SDERA, Br Pat Forum, 7.00pm
ST NORBERT NEWS
Murdoch - Primer Classes.pdf
In Focus Careers July 2018.pdf
In-Focus Careers Newsletter - August 2018.pdf
Tutoring - Exam Revision and Prepare for 2018.pdf
Tennis Coaching - Term 3 2018.pdf
Recliffe new 2018.pdf