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"Be strong and courageous...for...your Lord will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
Friday 27 November 2020
Issue 36
Week 7, Term 4

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT
Thank you to parents, especially parents of Year 7, for your support of our Annual Awards Night. I appreciate the extra demands on parents to have students as well attired as they were and at the venue by 7pm. Our students looked wonderful in their formal uniforms.

There were some memorable moments for all of us to share in the life of the College. It is important that we share these celebrations to build our community. It was especially important in this COVID-19 affected year to strive to maintain normality. It was also a chance for us to introduce our Year 7s to the showcase of our College.

We are very grateful to the staff that put the evening together. Thank you to Mr Trevor Lynch, our Deputy Principal - Dean of College, Mr Lucio Cicchini, Deputy Principal - Curriculum and our Arts staff under the direction of Mrs Shannon Sodano, Director of The Arts. Thank you also to Mr Sam Di Nucci, Media Teacher, for overseeing the production of the highly anticipated and joyful Year group videos. Thank you to all our support staff for collating, printing, ticketing and supporting the College so well.

Thank you also to Olivia De Longis (Year 11 Trinity) and Ashley Elphick (Year 11 Barlow), 2021 Head Girl and Head Boy, for their masterful job as MCs of our most public event. Our senior students are wonderful role models for younger students.

The Awards Night booklet listing the Award winners and Runners-up is available in this Newsletter. Photos of students receiving their awards are available on our Facebook page (HERE).

2021 STRATEGIC PLAN
As we have previously indicated, the College has decided to extend our Strategic Plan. Our Plan was due to expire at the end of this year. The disruption of the pandemic and the impending leadership changes at the College in the next few years gave us two good reasons to examine how far we had come and to examine what more we could do in 2021 before a major new Plan is formed in 2022.

The College Leadership Team, the College Executive and the College Board worked with Dr Katy Tindall, parent, Board Member and Organisational Psychologist, to review our current plan and to develop our 2021 Strategic Plan Extension. This plan is now available on our website (HERE).
SACRED HEART COLLEGE - THE FIRST 50 YEARS
Early in Term 1, 2021, the College will launch a book recording the first 50 years of our College. The book has been written by Miss Carol Young, a former long time staff member of the College. Carol was a Literature and Religion teacher, then the Campus Minister and our Archivist. Mrs Peta Madalena, our current Archivist and Mrs Narelle Molloy and Miss Natasha Camilleri, our Community Relations team, have also contributed.

The History Book is now available for pre-order on the Online Store for $45 (HERE). Orders are expected to be available from early Term 1. Once available, buyers can pick up the College for free or pay a small fee for shipping to their chosen address.

We hope you enjoy looking back on our College's history.
KIMBERLEY MISSION
We currently have six staff and 20 students in the Kimberley reconnecting with the work of our RNDM Sisters and with the indigenous people of the region. These staff and students were to travel to Vietnam but were prevented by the pandemic restrictions. We want to keep on connecting with the work of the amazing RNDM Sisters and their Charism; Contemplation, Communion and Mission. This is an excerpt from Mrs Sandra Manning’s message to us yesterday:
 
"Just touching base from warm and balmy Broome (translation: hot and sweaty) with a Kimberley Mission update for you. We woke to the sounds of a magnificent Kimberley thunderstorm at 5:45am!

We have received an incredibly warm welcome here at the Broome Residential College (BRC); their Aboriginal students lined the entrances and shyly welcomed our students on arrival. Later at our briefing, the manager, Kristine Van, told our eager SHC students to be patient as it could likely take a good number of days for her students to open up to our students' invitations to connect, as many of them are very trauma informed in their responses to others due to their difficult home circumstances.

But the Holy Spirit was fast to work, and within 20 minutes our students were playing volleyball and basketball with the BRC students with the international language of fun and laughter bridging any perceived gaps in their lives. It would appear that the RNDM Charism that sets our students' compasses on a clear path to Compassion was intrinsically at work as they set about their afternoon of shared games and laughter. Dr Resta was self-appointed volleyball umpire and coach and was so dedicated to his one-on-one coaching of the BRC students that we had to drag him off the court for dinner!"

 
Our Sisters worked at Nulungu, now St Mary’s, in Broome, Sacred Heart, Beagle Bay, Lombardina and began a school at the request of the local people at Wannalirri on the Gibb River Road (read the request HERE).
Peter Bothe
Principal

TRAFFIC DISRUPTION ON HOCKING PARADE FROM MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER - FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER

Hocking Parade will be reduced to a single lane of traffic from Renown Way to Keans Avenue which will result in traffic delays. To reduce the congestion, the College community is asked to consider your travel options and if possible, carpool, cycle or walk.
 
From this Monday until the end of term, parents and guardians are asked to please avoid entering the College and instead drop students at either Seacrest Park or in the public carpark on West Coast Drive. There are Crosswalk attendants at both locations.
 
If you must enter the College, please enter via Gate 4 off West Coast Drive if approaching from the north and exit by turning right into Hocking Parade. Buses will be queuing on Hocking Parade. Our advice is not to enter Hocking Parade from the south.
 
We appreciate everyone’s assistance in reducing the disruption to our neighbours and in keeping our students safe.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 30 November:
• Year 10 Exams continue

Thursday 3 December:
• Year 10 Exams conclude
Monday 7 December:
• P&F Meeting (7pm, Staff Room). ALL WELCOME!
TERM 4 MASS ROSTER

FROM THE DEAN OF CAMPUS MINISTRY

THE ADVENTURE OF ADVENT

The word 'advent' comes for the Latin word 'adventus', meaning coming or arrival. It can also mean “new birth or new beginning” - one of the reasons it is used to name the weeks before we celebrate Jesus’ birth. It also reminds me of 'adventure' - a word which anyone who is waiting for, or just had, a baby knows is perhaps an understatement!
 
The adventure of Advent, as we await the coming of Emmanuel, God-with-us, the new beginning which God gives, is that it should bring us a new birth as well. It’s a cliché, but as the child is born, so should our hearts be reborn. 
 
Reborn from all of the baggage that we manage to pick up on our journey through life. 
 
Reborn from living out the expectations of others, rather than listening to the Spirit whispering in the depth of our souls. 
 
Reborn from anything that holds us back from living a life marked by love and hope. 
 
Euphrasie reminded her sisters that “we cannot always do at once all the good we wish; we must often know how to wait perseveringly to employ gentle means”. The journey through Advent - learning to wait quietly with Mary - hopefully leads us to increased gentleness, kindness and peace towards ourselves and others. These are the gifts of Advent which we can share the whole year through.
 
Chris Kan
Dean of Campus Ministry

FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL - CURRICULUM

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PARENTS OF ALL STUDENTS

SKIP TO PARENTS OF YEAR 10 STUDENTS
2020 AWARDS NIGHT - AWARD RECIPIENTS 
Congratulations to all students who received awards at the 2020 College Awards Night and also to all students who were a Runner-up. The names of these students can be found below:

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Sport Awards
Extracurricular Awards

2021 BOOKLISTS NOW AVAILABLE

The 2021 Sacred Heart College Booklists are now available on the College website, under the relevant year group in the ‘Current Families’ tab. They are also live on the Campion Education website. Parents can order online at www.campion.com.au using SWEX as your code by Monday 21 December to guarantee supply of all items. All online orders must be prepaid and orders can still be placed past the 'return date' but may incur a late fee.

Subjects have already been confirmed for students currently in Years 10 and 11. The College will confirm subject, electives and streams allocations for students currently in Years 7 to 9 in the near future. Please do not assume the streams are the same as 2020 as this may not be the case. 

SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL SHOP: SECOND-HAND TEXTBOOK AND RESOURCE TRADING
Several years ago, the Sacred Heart College P&F developed the initiative to provide parents with the ability to trade second-hand items, except for College uniforms, via the Sustainable School Shop website (www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au)

This service is easily accessible and preferences our school first before providing access to buy and sell items to and from families attending other schools. Access to second-hand textbooks, calculators, stationery, musical equipment and all other resources is available all year around. 

We hope that you make the most of the opportunity to annually recycle your student’s school items as this will help all families at Sacred Heart.

PARENTS OF YEAR 10 STUDENTS

SKIP TO PARENTS OF YEARS 10 AND 11 STUDENTS
YEAR 10 SACRED HEART LEARNER AWARD RECIPIENTS
On Wednesday, the academic efforts of Year 10s were acknowledged by the presentation of Sacred Heart Learner Awards at their final Year 10 Assembly. The names of the students who received Year 10 Sacred Heart Learner Awards are available HERE.

YEAR 10 SEMESTER TWO EXAMINATIONS
Year 10 students have commenced their Semester Two Examinations. These will continue until Thursday 3 December. Please read the Year 10 Examination Timetable and Examination Rules.

Students are expected to:
• Not attend school during the exam period unless they are sitting an exam.
• Use their time at home wisely to sufficiently prepare for all exams.
• Go home after their exams if they do not have any in the afternoon.

PARENTS OF YEARS 10 AND 11 STUDENTS

SKIP TO PARENTS OF YEAR 11 STUDENTS
SUBJECT SELECTION FOR 2021
Students and their parents are able to access the allocation of subjects for 2021 in SEQTA. Please check SEQTA to ensure that your 2021 subject allocation is appropriate and correct and do not hesitate to contact me or Mrs Amanda Knox (Careers) via email should you wish to make any changes to your allocation of subjects. In the event that you are completing examinations, it may be wise for you to wait until final marks are calculated before making any changes to subjects or pathways.

PARENTS OF YEAR 11 STUDENTS

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YEAR 11 REPORTS
Year 11 students and their parents will be able to access the Semester Two Year 11 reports via SEQTA from 4.00pm on Monday 30 November.

Lucio Cicchini
Deputy Principal - Curriculum

FROM THE UNIFORM SHOP

TRADING HOURS NEXT WEEK, JANUARY TRADING DATES AND PRE-LOVED UNIFORM INFORMATION

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TRADING HOURS - WEEK 8
Please note the below changes to normal opening hours due to Year 10, 2021 uniform appointments. Wednesday 2 December is our last trading day for 2020.
  • Monday: 12pm - 3pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 3pm
All other parents wishing to visit the Uniform Shop must do so by appointment only. To make an appointment, please phone 9246 8229 or email us on uniformshop@sacredheart.wa.edu.au. Apologies for any inconvenience.

JANUARY TRADING DATES
The Uniform Shop will be open by appointment only on Thursday 28 January, Friday 29 January and Monday 1 February. Further information regarding appointment times and a booking link will be sent to families in the near future.

Year 7 and 10 families for 2021 who are collecting lay-bys or exchanging items may do so without an appointment.

ONLINE STORE
Sport uniforms and some sundry items can still be ordered through the Online Store. New (grey) uniform items will not be available through the Online Store until 2021, but we are happy to take your orders by phone or email. 

Bucket hats are now discontinued and can no longer be purchased from the Uniform Shop. Caps and wide brimmed hats are still available.
 
PRE-LOVED UNIFORMS 
The Uniform Shop sells all good quality pre-loved items and is always looking for more stock as demand is currently high. If you wish to sell your outgrown items, please deliver them directly to the Uniform Shop. The pre-loved uniform form can be downloaded HERE to be filled out and signed. Students are then able to deliver items to the Shop. Please deliver old (brown) uniforms, including brown bags of all styles, to the Uniform Shop so that we can forward them to the Missions. 
 
END OF WINTER SALE
Red soft wool jumpers - now $75!
Meg Moreton
Uniform Shop Manager

ACADEMIC PILLAR NEWS

CAREERS NEWS

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IN THIS WEEK'S CAREERS NEWS: Curtin and Murdoch University Twilight Tour dates, details regarding Notre Dame Architecture Summer School, UCAT Preparation Workshops for Year 12s in 2021, details regarding all the latest career events in Perth and more…

TRY-A-TRADE PLUMBING AND PAINTING EXPERIENCE

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Last week, 13 of our Year 10s attended MPA Plumbing and Painting for a three-day-long Try-a-Trade Plumbing and Painting experience program. The students had their first taste of plumbing and spent two days learning the basics and working on hands on projects. All students successfully produced their first project, being cricket wickets from plumbing pipes.

The students who attended the program had also completed an Electrical Try-a-Trade Day with the College of Electrical Trading in September and two terms of the CareerLink Trade Taster Program one day a week alongside their Year 10 studies at North Metropolitan TAFE. This program included exposure to carpentry, bricklaying, stonemasonry, tiling, painting and a visit to the Construction Futures Centre. The students have all loved their ‘Tradie Tuesdays’ and feel more confident now with their choices of the pre-apprenticeship program they wish to complete in senior school.

Expressions of interest for Year 10 students in 2021 who would like to complete the Trade Taster program will be made available in Term 1, 2021.
Julie Bertolucci
Head of Careers

SPORT PILLAR NEWS

SACRED HEART NETBALL CLUB - COORDINATOR OPPORTUNITY

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Sacred Heart Netball Club is looking for a Coordinator to lead the Committee in 2021. You will get to work with a great team of supportive Committee members and help our players have an enjoyable season and a terrific wind up later in the year. If you are interested, please reach out to Mairi McGregor via email mairimcgregor@hotmail.com.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE NEWS

ROXY DAGOSTINO (YEAR 8 O'REILLY) SELECTED TO REPRESENT WA IN BASKETBALL

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Congratulations to Roxy Dagostino (Year 8 O'Reilly) who has been selected in the WA U15 Metro Womens Basketball Team and has had a great couple of weeks in the world of basketball. Besides hearing about her selection in the WA team, she has also won the Overall MVP of the U14 Western Australian Basketball League (WABL), was selected in the U14 Championship WABL All Star Team, received the Gordon Ellis Award presented by past Perth Wildcats player Mike Ellis and was selected in the U16 WA State Performance Program as a two year player!

Wow - well done, Roxy!

BRAYDIN HORSLEY (YEAR 10 KIMBERLEY) SELECTED TO REPRESENT WA IN BASEBALL

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Congratulations to Braydin Horsley (Year 10 Kimberley) who has been selected in the U16 WA Baseball Team which was set to represent WA at the Australian Youth Championships in Victoria early next year. The team will now compete at a local showcase event in Perth. Subject to Government restrictions, the National Juniors Squad will be invited to Baseball Camp in Canberra over Easter. Braydin was selected following his excellent performance in the Baseball WA Pro League U18 10 week program. Well done, Braydin!

JAYDE O'DONOHOE (YEAR 9 O'REILLY) AND LEVI NAUMOVSKI (YEAR 10 O'REILLY) SELECTED TO REPRESENT WA IN FUTSAL

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Congratulations to Jayde O'Donohoe (Year 9 O'Reilly) and Levi Naumovski (Year 10 O'Reilly) who have been selected to represent WA in the 2021 Gold Fields WA State Tournament in lieu of a national competition. This is Levi's second consecutive time being selected to represent WA in Futsal and Jayde's third time. Congratulations!

LOCAL MASS TIMES

Sacred Heart Chapel, Sorrento:
Fr Cyprian M Shikoti and Fr Hyginus Ebede
• Tuesday: 8.10am
• Wednesday: 8.10am
• Friday: 8.10am

Our Lady of the Mission, Craigie:
Fr Cyprian M Shikokoti and Fr Francis Quoc Tran
• Saturday: 8.30am and 6.30pm
• Sunday: 8am, 9.30am, 11am and 5.45pm
• Reconciliation (Saturday): 12pm - 1pm and 5.30pm - 6pm

All Saints, Greenwood:
Fr Elver Delicano
• Saturday: 9am and 6pm
• Sunday: 7.30am, 9am, 10.30am and 5.30pm
• Reconciliation (Saturday): 9.30am
Our Lady of Grace, North Beach:
Fr Hyginus Ebede
• Saturday: 6pm
• Sunday: 7.30am, 9.30am and 5.30pm
• Reconciliation (Saturday): 5pm - 5.45pm

St Simon Peter, Ocean Reef:
Fr Francis Kot and Fr Zygmunt Wloczek
• Saturday: 8.30am and 6pm
• Sunday: 8am, 10am and 5pm

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Karrinyup:
Fr Bernard Lanarolle
• Saturday (2nd and 3rd week): 9am
• Sunday: 8am

St Luke's, Woodvale:
Fr Stephen Jean Paul Victor
• Saturday: 6pm 
• Sunday: 8am, 9.30am and 6pm
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