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Friday 17 May 2019
Issue 13

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

"IT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU, IT IS HOW YOU DEAL WITH IT."
I can still recall one of my Year 10 English students at a previous school delivering a stunning in class speech on this topic. She had been through way more than her share of adversity and rotten luck, but she was resolute and determined, bowed but unbeaten. She told us that our success in life is determined more from how you look at things and your attitude to events than the actual events. Given her history, and what she had to carry into the classroom every day, I would have forgiven her for just getting by. She proved me wrong. She is now a Paediatrician in Melbourne.
 
A recent study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology from Pennsylvania State University found that the more we persevere and stick to our goals, and the more we are able to find the good in bad situations, the lower our risk of poor mental health in later life.
 
The study defined these attributes as: goal persistence, self-mastery, and positive reappraisal. People with good goal persistence, agreed with statements like, “When faced with a bad situation, I do what I can do to change it for the better” or “I rarely give up on something I am doing, even when things get tough.” Students with a strong internal locus of control or self-mastery, tended to agree with: “When I really want to do something, I usually find a way to succeed at it” and “Whether or not I am able to get what I want is in my own hands.”
 
People who were able to positively reappraise a situation agreed with statements like: “I find I usually learn something meaningful from a difficult situation” and “Even when everything seems to be going wrong, I can usually find a bright side to the situation.” These people looked on the bright side of life, they found a silver lining in every dark cloud. There is a bumper sticker that says "The essence of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere".
 
Cognitive appraisal is the way in which an individual responds to and interprets stressors in life. “Applying positive reappraisal when undergoing adversities nurtures optimism and the feeling that life is meaningful, comprehensible, and manageable, thus contributing to fewer mental health issues”, the authors wrote in their paper. "Focusing on the bright side can directly decrease worry, depression, and anxiety.”
 
While some of this may be in a person’s personality, these characteristics are learnable. We can learn how to maintain and improve our levels of tenacity, resilience and optimism. Ultimately, we are in control of how we see the world and our own personal goals.
 
I encourage all students to approach tests and exams with a positive mental attitude, seeing these trials as an opportunity to better themselves.
 
“...for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 - William Shakespeare
 
NAPLAN WRITING
As parents in Years 7 and 9 would certainly know and other parents who have seen the media would realise, the NAPLAN Online Writing test was plagued with technical difficulties that affected the ability of many WA students, including our Sacred Heart students, to do their best. There are high stakes associated with performance in Year 9 NAPLAN. Students who fail to achieve a Band 8 in reading, writing and numeracy in Year 9 must then satisfactorily pass a subsequent test, the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) by the time they finish Year 12 in order to achieve a WA Certificate of Education. I applaud our Deputy Principal - Curriculum, Mr Lucio Cicchini and our Years 7 and 9 Deans, Mrs Wiesia Collins and Mr Ernie Ayala, who have been very forthright in attempting to ensure that none of our students are disadvantaged. We will keep parents of affected students informed of our actions as we continue to seek clarity from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).
 
PROFESSIONAL RENEWAL LEAVE
I returned on Monday evening from four weeks of study leave. I spent some time in Singapore at the World EduLead Conference before having three weeks with a group of independent school Principals travelling through Israel, Palestine and Jordan. We were able to converse with some inspiring people and to learn firsthand about the complexities of the situation in Palestine. I was deeply saddened to see young Palestinian children having to walk through machine gun checkpoints just to attend their school. I was equally saddened to see 18 year old Israeli soldiers having to man military checkpoints. Both of these conditions are oppressive to young people and far removed from the happy and safe school we would want for our children. It reminded me of how grateful we should be for our school and our country.
 
When I stepped off the plane into our wide open land, our clear blue skies and clean fresh air, I was struck once again that we are the lucky country. We have freedoms and affluence that are but a fantasy for billions. Despite many of the issues we may see as important, they pale into insignificance if we exercise a little positive reappraisal and maintain an attitude of gratitude.
Peter Bothe
Principal

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday 18 May:
• Class of 1999 20 Year Reunion

Monday 20 May:
• Careers Week
• RE Week
• Years 7 and 9 NAPLAN continues

Tuesday 21 May:
• Careers Expo (6pm, St Mark's Anglican Community School, Hillarys)
• Family Zone Webinar (7pm)
Wednesday 22 May:
• Carden Feast Day
• Year 10 Immunisations

Thursday 23 May:
• Whole School Assembly (8.55am, Koort Centre)

Friday 24 May:
• Inclusive Fun Run (MMC students)
• P&F Quiz Night (7pm start, MLC)

FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPALS

FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL - DEAN OF COLLEGE

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BAHAMA CLOSE DROP OFF AND PICK UP
A reminder to all parents that there is No Standing in Bahama Close during school zone times. This means that no students should be dropped off or picked up in this street. We have noticed over 30 cars per day using Bahama. Seacrest Park remains a viable option.
 
Trevor Lynch
Deputy Principal - Dean of College

FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL - CURRICULUM

PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN YEARS 7 AND 9

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A reminder to all parents of students in Years 7 and 9 that students will continue undertaking NAPLAN next week with the online numeracy assessment scheduled for Monday.  
 
Parents will be notified as soon as possible of any changes to the NAPLAN schedule that may be deemed necessary to protect the interests of students. 
 
 All students are required to bring headphones with them to all NAPLAN assessments.

PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN YEAR 10

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SEMESTER ONE EXAMINATIONS (TERM 2)
A reminder that the Year 10 Semester One Examinations will run from Thursday 13 June until Wednesday 19 June. The link to the Examination Timetable and the Examination Rules and Regulations are available HERE.
 
The College requests parent assistance with the supervision of the Examinations. Examinations are typically three hours in duration, commencing at either 8.50am or 1.20pm. If parents are able to commit to supervising an examination or part thereof, the College would be most appreciative. No previous experience is necessary. If you are able to assist could you please contact Julie Eaton, Relief Coordinator, on 9246 8251 or eaton@sacredheart.wa.edu.au.
Lucio Cicchini
Deputy Principal - Curriculum

AROUND THE COLLEGE / OTHER NEWS

2019 P&F QUIZ NIGHT

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A reminder that the P&F's largest fundraiser, the famous Quiz Night, will be held in the McInerney Learning Centre on Friday 24 May. The night will be led by Quiz Master Jon Lennon. Details of the night are as follows:

Time: Doors open at 6pm, first round starts at 7pm sharp.
Tickets: $100.00 per table of 10 (maximum of 10 people per table). No refunds available on tables. Tickets are available for purchase until Tuesday 21 May on the College Online Store (HERE). Minimal tickets will be available at the door. Table names will be allocated via email.
Parking: Parking will only be available on the Oval and in the College's internal carparks. Please respect the neighbours and refrain from parking on Bahama Close or Hocking Parade. Rangers may monitor the surrounding streets.
Food and drinks: BYO supper; bar operational on the night.
Other information: A silent auction and raffles will also be offered on the night. Many of the activities on the night will be cash only.

The P&F are appreciative of any donations of prizes that can be offered by the community. Your sponsorship of the event will be acknowledged with your name/brand displayed at the venue and on a slideshow. If you have any items you are willing to donate, please drop them into Willemina Walker or Liza Baskovich in the Community Relations Hub.

If you have any enquiries, please contact P&F member Willemina Walker on 0439 935 305 or willemina.walker@bigpond.com.

NEXT WEEK IS CAREERS WEEK!

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(Pictured: Certificate III Events students)
Mrs Julie Bertolucci and Mrs Amanda Knox from the Careers Department have tailored a week that provides hands on opportunities for students to test a huge range of careers and learn a great range of information. The week kicks off with a ‘Try a Trade’ opportunity for all students in the Science Courtyard on Monday at lunchtime. On Tuesday evening, we have 50 exhibitors from the universities, TAFEs, training providers and industries at the first ever large-scale Careers Expo hosted at St Mark's Anglican Community School. We also have information sessions about studying overseas, the launch of our Alumni Careers Mentoring Program for students in Years 11 and 12 and a resume building workshop for students. The activities during the week are:

MONDAY 20 MAY
• Lunchtime - Tiling, Carpentry, Bricklaying, Electrical and Plumbing Hands On Activities ('Try a Trade') - Science Courtyard

TUESDAY 21 MAY
• Evening (6pm - 8pm) - Sacred Heart / St Mark's Combined Careers Expo - Senior Academic Centre, St Mark's Anglican Community School. St Mark's have provided us with a parking map, available HERE.

WEDNESDAY 22 MAY
• Lunchtime - Studying at US and UK Universities Information Session - ME3

THURSDAY 23 MAY
• Before school (8am) - Years 11 and 12 Alumni Careers Mentoring Breakfast - Old Gym (registrations required, message Mrs Bertolucci)
• After school (3pm - 4pm) - Resume Building Workshop - Library (registrations required, message Mrs Knox or Mrs Bertolucci)

Julie Bertolucci and Amanda Knox
Head of Careers and Careers Counsellor

SACRED HEART / ST MARK'S COMBINED CAREERS EXPO - THIS TUESDAY NIGHT!

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The Careers Departments from Sacred Heart College and St Mark's Anglican Community School are combining forces to host a Careers Expo on Tuesday 21 May. The event is recommended to all students and families, but is particularly for students in Years 9-12. The Expo will be an opportunity to find courses and careers, hear gap year options and speak to industry specialists. Exhibitors include universities, TAFEs and RTOs, student exchange experiences and many more. Details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 21 May
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Venue: St Mark's Anglican Community School Senior Academic Centre (St Marks Drive, Hillarys) Parking is available on the school oval - enter via St Marks Drive and parking attendants will direct you to the oval. A parking map is available HERE.

A flyer with some of exhibitors and information is available HERE.
 
Julie Bertolucci
Head of Careers

YOUNG VINNIES - RUAH HARMONY PLACE (WOMEN'S REFUGE) VISIT

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Last Thursday at 2.30pm, nine students in Years 10-12 travelled to Ruah's Harmony Place, a women’s and children's refuge in the city. We arrived with our donations of blankets, clothes, toys and stationery items before meeting the resident school children and their younger siblings, including a two-week-old baby. We played with the little kids whilst Mrs Hywood and some of our students made pikelets smothered in jam and cream that were enjoyed by everyone.

Thanks to Mr Vladich, a College parent, who drove the bus for us.

It was a great opportunity for all of the students to mix with the families, share their stories and show support to the children. It was especially rewarding to see the children who were initially shy, come out of their shell and enjoy playing the games with us.

When it was time to leave, the little kids cried when we told them we were leaving. We promised to visit again. It was a great experience and I’d encourage all students to get involved.


Hannah Pulsford
Year 11 Student

STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR STATE CHESS FINALS

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On Sunday, the Chess Association of WA held the North of the River Chess Championships. Olek Tindall (Year 9) and Jacob Gibson (Year 10) represented the College at the Championships. They did extremely well and, despite small numbers, earned enough points to get Sacred Heart into the State Final in two weeks time. Well done and good luck!
Tanya Atherton
Head of Gifted and Talented

MEET THE BUSINESS LEADERS ACCOUNTING EXCURSION

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On Tuesday 14 May, 11 fortunate students from Mrs Imelda Moore's ATAR Accounting class attended an exclusive business luncheon at the premises of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) in the CBD.

They were joined by high achieving students from other schools in meeting leaders from the business community and learning more about the career options open to Chartered Accountants, both in Australia and around the world.

Representatives from some of the profession's most respected organisations shared their experiences of working in Australia, Asia and beyond, answering students' questions in an intimate, informal small group format.

Students found it particularly enlightening to learn about the paths these professionals had taken to arrive at their current positions, while some of the top accounting students from The University of Western Australia and Curtin University were also on hand to answer students' questions about studying commerce at university.

Sacred Heart College thanks the CAANZ and particularly Mr Tim Thurbin for the opportunity to participate in this excellent initiative.
 
Timothy Martino
Accounting and Religious Education Teacher

CAREERS NEWS

IN THIS WEEK'S CAREERS NEWS: A job spotlight on carpentry, information about an upcoming Army Experience Program, Ernst & Young Future of Work Day for Years 11 and 12 students, ECU free Revision Seminars for Year 12 students, lots of new Award and Scholarship information and more... See you at the Careers Expo on Tuesday 21 May!

NAS RESULTS AND FIXTURES

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Congratulations to our NAS teams on some great games against Chisholm College this week. Many of our teams faced tough opposition, with 11 of our 35 teams being victorious and 1 team finishing with a draw. The results are available HERE.

Next week, we will be playing against Servite College. A majority of our teams will be playing away. The fixtures are available HERE.

Paul Clement
Head of Sport

SIMPLY ENERGY CUP: SHC SENIOR BOYS VS MAZENOD COLLEGE

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Sacred Heart ran into a very strong Mazenod outfit on Wednesday and were comfortably beaten, 13.9 (25) to 4.1 (25). Missing a couple of key players, our usual ball movement was stymied and we spent a lot of the game chasing the opposition. When we did get our hands on the ball, we were able to mount some promising attacks.

Jonas Rocke (Year 11) gave us some good drive forward in the second half and Joshua Murphy (Year 12) gradually started winning the ruck contests. Ethan McQuade (Year 12) gave a good effort all around the ground. Our next game is against Governor Stirling next Wednesday.
 
Goals:
• Conail McCarthy (Year 11) - 1
• Connor Ougan (Year 11) - 1
• Nic Cleaver (Year 11) - 1
• Jonas Rocke (Year 11) - 1
 
Good players:
Ronan Rose (Year 11), Jonas Rocke (Year 11), Ethan McQuade (Year 12), Peter Coles (Year 11).

Trevor Lynch
Manager

ENGLISH CORNER



Click HERE to read a beautiful response from Madison Creed (Year 11) to the Composing Task: Include this dialogue in an imaginative text, “I’d always remember that day and the yellow dress she wore.”

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

SAM STARKIE (YEAR 12) REPRESENTS WA IN U18 MENS HOCKEY TEAM

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Congratulations to Sam Starkie (Year 12) who represented WA at the Outdoor Hockey Championships in Hobart, Tasmania at the end of Term 1 and during the recent school holidays. Sam was the goal keeper for the U18s Mens team, who placed second in the Championships. Well done Sam, the photo above shows your commitment as goal keeper!

ELLA PINTAUDI (YEAR 7) AND ETHAN DRIVER (YEAR 10) SELECTED TO REPRESENT WA AT AUSTRALIAN GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

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This weekend, Ella Pintaudi (Year 7) and Ethan Driver (Year 10) will be travelling to Melbourne as part of the WA Gymnastics Team. Ella also had the chance to represent WA in the Championships last year and is looking forward to creating more memories. Ethan is a member of the Mens Artistic Gymnastics team and this is the first time he has been selected to represent the state. Both students are competing in all events but are most looking forward to the floor events. Good luck and we can't wait to hear how you do!

UNIFORM SHOP

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SCHOOL TERM OPENING HOURS
• Mondays: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
• Wednesdays: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Meg Moreton
Uniform Shop Manager
READ MORE UNIFORM SHOP NEWS
P&F AND SHC HELPING HEARTS

YEAR 9 COFFEE AND CATCH UP

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Year 9 Parent Representatives Casey Re and Ainslie Cartwright would like to invite all Year 9 parents to meet at Flinderz Cafe (110 Flinders Avenue, Hillarys) for a coffee and catch up on Friday 7 June from 8.45am. They would love to catch up with as many Year 9 parents as possible.

P&F ENTERTAINMENT BOOK FUNDRAISER

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Our P&F is selling Entertainment Book Memberships to fundraise for extra picnic benches for students to use. 

Memberships are just $70 and cover deals in Perth, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River and the best of Bali. Purchases can be made HERE.

Please help us achieve our goal by sharing this link with your friends and family. Thanks for your support.

Willemina Walker
Sacred Heart College P&F
0439 9353 05
willemina.walker@bigpond.com.au

LOCAL MASS TIMES

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

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

All Saints, Greenwood
Fr Elver Delicano
• Saturday: 9am; 6pm
• Sunday: 7.30am; 9.30am; 5.30pm
• Reconciliation (Saturday): 9.30am; 5.30pm
Our Lady of Grace, North Beach
Fr Richard Smith and Fr Mark Baumgarten
• Saturday: 6pm
• Sunday: 7.30am; 9.30am; 5.30pm
• Reconciliation (Saturday): 5pm - 5.45pm

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

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Karrinyup
Fr Nicholas Perera
• Saturday: 9am 
• Sunday: 8am

COMMUNITY NOTICES

LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR SENIOR SECONDARY STUDENTS
Mondays in June and July | From 5.15pm | City of Joondalup Libraries - Joondalup Reference Library
The Reference Area at the Joondalup Library is holding a series of late afternoon workshops on Library resources for secondary students. Focusing on the Library’s digital database subscriptions and the Reference Library’s book collection, these evenings will consist of a 40 minute presentation followed by time for students to go online and search for their own information or browse the book collection. We recommend joining the Library online before the session. No cost or bookings required.  
 
• Literature, English and Drama - Monday 24 June and Monday 15 July
• Sciences - Monday 1 July and Monday 22 July
• Humanities and Social Science - Monday 8 July and Monday 29 July
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