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Friday 8 November 2019
Issue 34

FROM THE PRINCIPAL

MOBILE PHONES
Unfortunately, we are still seeing mobile phones used inappropriately in our school. Following a review of our Mobile Phone Policy, we have made the following changes:
  • If a mobile phone is seen being used or heard on school grounds outside the times stated, the student will be asked to turn off the mobile phone, and it will then be confiscated and placed in the PCC in a locked container. If possible, the student should accompany the teacher to the PCC with the phone. Names of students whose phones have been confiscated will be recorded on SEQTA. With a first offence, the parents (via SEQTA) will be informed and the student will collect the phone at the end of the day. For a second or subsequent offence, the parents will be asked to collect the phone. Repeated breaches will attract more serious sanctions.
  • In addition to the above, on the occasions students have teacher permission to use personal digital device/s in class (this includes my laptop, mobile phone, headphones and any other peripheral device use), they must agree to be safe, responsible and ethical users at all times, only using, and connecting to, devices that they have been given permission to use. i.e. in general classroom situations, this means that when using headphones (wired or wireless) in class, only connecting to their laptop. And;
    - Using the digital devices for educational purposes only.
    - Not playing games during class or break time.
    - Keeping all devices on silent during class time and not making or answering calls or messages except when approved as part of a lesson.
    - Respecting the privacy of others including only taking photos or recording sound or video when others are aware and formal consent has been provided as part of an approved lesson.
    - Respecting others and communicating with them in a supportive manner, including outside school hours and in social contexts by not making harassing phone calls/text messages or forwarding on messages/images/videos.
    - Obtaining appropriate (written) consent from individuals who appear in images or sound and video recordings before forwarding them to other people or posting/uploading them to online spaces.
I ask that parents support us in our endeavours. I especially draw parents’ attention to this clause:
  • For a second or subsequent offence, the parents will be asked to collect the phone. Repeated breaches will attract more serious sanctions.
YEAR 11 EXAMS
I wish all our Year 11 students every success in their exams commencing next week. As we all know, we can only reap what we have sown. For some, this set of exams may be the prompt they need to reassess their goals and what they need to do to make their dreams a reality. The inescapable fact of life is that we write our own CV by our daily actions. The good news is that life offers many second chances. I hope that every Year 11 student can use these exams as preparation for their Year 12 WACE Exams in 12 short months.
 
We look forward to the leadership of our Class of 2020 in our school next year.
 
YEARS 7-9 MUSIC NIGHT
Congratulations to all of our students involved in the marvellous Music Night in our beautiful RNDM Theatre last Friday evening. Thank you to our Head of Music, Mr Mark Martino, Music Teachers Ms Linda Anstiss and Ms Kathleen Plastow and all The Arts staff for putting on a classy showcase of music. I have seen many Lower School Music Nights during my time at the school but this was the best ever. Just when I think we have seen our best singers and musicians, new ones emerge, inspired by those who have gone before.
 
Peter Bothe
Principal

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday 10 November:
• Year 9 Camp Group 1 depart

Monday 11 November:
• Year 11 Exams start
• P&F Meeting (7pm, Staff Room)
Tuesday 12 November:
• Year 8 Grandparents Day
• Year 10 River Cruise
• Year 7 and Year 10 2020 Uniform Shop Appointment Night

Wednesday 13 November:
• Year 9 Camp Group 2 depart

FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPALS

FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL - DEAN OF COLLEGE

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PILLAR BADGES
At yesterday's Whole School Assembly, we celebrated the achievement of students who have earned their Pillar Badge. Pillar Badges are awarded to students who have accumulated 100 points throughout their time at the College by participating in activities, groups or events in a particular Pillar. They are very prestigious awards and usually earned by students in Years 11 and 12. Congratulations to:

SPIRITUAL
• Dorcas Bugeme-Akonkwa (Year 11)
• Jessica Haskis (Year 11)
• Rebecca Ruthven (Year 11)
• Nicole Zaninovich (Year 11)
 
ACADEMIC
• Monica Olea (Year 10)

CULTURAL
• Elsie Godderidge (Year 10)
• Katie Lines (Year 10)
• Jess McNamara (Year 10)
• Tanika Peverall (Year 10)
 
SPORT
• Conail McCarthy (Year 11)
• Kobi Martin (Year 11)
• Kristen Parrotte (Year 11)
 
Sandra Manning
Deputy Principal - Dean of College

FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL - CURRICULUM

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PARENTS OF YEARS 7 - 11 STUDENTS

ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT - TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER AT CROWN THEATRE
The Annual College Awards Night will be held on Tuesday 26 November at Crown Theatre (Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood). The celebration of the achievements of our students in 2019 will begin with a Spiritual Reflection at 7.30pm and is anticipated to conclude by 9.45pm. All students need to be in the Theatre Foyer by 7.00pm in full winter uniform. The Awards Night is a major College celebration and is a compulsory event for all students from Years 7 to 11. Current students are not required to purchase a ticket. Students who are Award recipients will be officially advised over the next week or so. Further details for students and parents will be emailed shortly.
 
• Tickets: Tickets are now available through our event partners, Crown Perth and Ticketmaster. Click HERE to access the ticket purchase portal. 

Tickets are not available for purchase at the College. Prices have been kept to a minimum but please note some fees and charges do apply. This system will allow guests to choose their own seats and print tickets at home. We do ask guests to try and avoid leaving single seats as we are expecting a full house this year.
 
Tickets are $18.95 per ticket via phone, online or in person at the Crown Box Office. A handling fee of $4.95 per transaction will be displayed separately when finalising your purchase. This handling fee is waived if guests purchase tickets in person direct from the Crown Box Office.
 
Should you require assistance with your ticket purchase, please do not hesitate to contact Ticketmaster in the first instance on 136 100. Thereafter, contact the College on 9246 8200 or email killian@sacredheart.wa.edu.au.
 • Wheelchair Accessibility: Wheelchair spaces are located in various areas around the Theatre. Please call Ticketmaster’s Accessible Seating Line (1300 446 925) if you have Wheelchair, Companion Card or Special Needs booking requirements.
• ACROD Parking: The Crown is fully wheelchair accessible with compliant ramps and access ways. There are over 50 accessible (ACROD) bays across the various parking areas for patrons.
• Parking: Free car parking is available at various points around the complex, the closest point being P6 (old Burswood Dome site). For more information, look at this Crown Location Map.
• Restaurants: Please refer to the Crown website for more details.
• Assistance: The Crown Box Office is located in the West Foyer of the Crown Theatre. On Tuesday 26 November, the Box Office will be open from 9.00am for ticket collection and door sales (if available) and will close at approximately 8.00pm. Sacred Heart staff will also be on hand from 6.15pm to assist you with any enquiries.

LATE START ON WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER
A reminder that all students (and staff) are not required at school on Wednesday 27 November until 9.50am. Students will go straight to their PCG class and then to Period 2. The Library will be open as normal from 7.30am.

2020 BOOKLISTS
The 2020 booklists for all year groups are being finalised and will be available to access on the College Website by Monday 18 November.

PARENTS OF YEAR 11 STUDENTS

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YEAR 11 SEMESTER TWO EXAMINATIONS
Year 11 students who are currently studying ATAR courses will sit their Semester Two Examinations between Monday 11 November and Monday 25 November. The Examination Timetable and the Rules and Regulations can be found 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. Any parent able to assist is requested to please put your name on the list HERE.

SACRED HEART LEARNER AWARDS
Sacred Heart Learner Awards recognise one student in each class who demonstrated one of the following skills: innovation in tasks; collaborative learning; engagement in learning; critical thinking skills; resilience during the learning process; persistence with class work or independent learning. The names of the students who received Year 11 Sacred Heart Learner Awards at yesterday's Whole School Assembly are HERE.

PARENTS OF YEAR 10 STUDENTS

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Year 10 students will complete their Semester Two examinations between Thursday 28 November and Monday 9 December. The Semester Two Examination Timetable and Rules and Regulations can be found HERE. Please note that during the Semester Two Examination period, Year 10 students will only be required on College grounds when they have an examination.

Students can either wear their summer school uniform or sports uniform to examinations. The aim is to expose Year 10 students to the examination model currently used in Years 11 and 12. Students have the opportunity to stay home and practice their independent study, refine their organisation skills and prepare appropriately for their examinations.

Year 10s will be expected to attend their normal PCG class no later than 8.50am between Thursday 28 November and Wednesday 4 December and are expected to go home after their Examinations if they do not have any examinations in the afternoon.  

Lucio Cicchini
Deputy Principal - Curriculum

FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL - TEACHING AND LEARNING

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Innovative Schools 2019
Each year, The Educator Australia recognises schools doing inspiring work to equip students with the tools that will help them face a world vastly di­fferent to the one we currently know. We are extremely excited to announce that Sacred Heart College was a recipient of this award for 2019. I would like to acknowledge all of our teachers who are continually evolving and adapting their practice to ensure we are providing our students with the very best learning outcomes and ultimately preparing them for their future. You can read more about why Sacred Heart received this award HERE.
Lucie McCrory
Deputy Principal - Teaching and Learning

FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) OF THE COLLEGE BOARD AND P&F

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Wednesday 20 November 2019
7.00pm in the College Staff Room

The Annual General Meetings of the College Board and P&F will be held at the College on Wednesday 20 November 2019 commencing at 7.00pm in the Staff Room. Please note the time is 7.00pm, not 7.30pm.

In accordance with the Board Constitution, four (4) positions will become vacant on the Board as a result of the term of the existing members expiring. Being eligible Mr Steve Cleaver again offers himself for renomination; whilst Mrs Anne Zaninovich, Dr Selma Alliex and Mr Mark Murphy have completed their cumulative term of office and are not renominating.

Those wishing to nominate for the Board are asked to submit a brief biography of no more than 400 words with their nomination.

The College is a large and diverse entity and scope exists for a variety of persons possessing differing skill sets to contribute to the ongoing growth and success of the College. Skills in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Compliance & Governance, Legal, Risk, General Management, Information Technology, Marketing, Human Resources, Academia and Building/Architecture will be held in high regard. Equally, those who possess a general will and desire to contribute in any way they can are also most welcome.

The College’s Strategic Plan for the period 2018 – 2020 would provide a good basis for understanding the priorities set for the next few years; a copy can be accessed HERE.

Enquiries can be made with the College Business Manager, Mr Stephen Martin by phone on 9246 8268 or by email. The Board operates under a Constitution, which can be found on the College website HERE.

Community members wishing to place an item on the Agenda of the Board Meeting can also contact the Business Manager.

The closing date for nominations and agenda items is 9.00am Monday 11 November 2019. Late applications and submissions cannot be accepted.

College community members are invited to attend as reports will be provided by the Principal, Board Chairperson, Board Treasurer and P&F Chairperson.
Stephen Martin
Business Manager
For and behalf of the College Board

FROM THE REGISTRAR

SACRED HEART COLLEGE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR YEAR 7 2022

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The College will be closing off Expressions of Interest for Year 7, 2022 in December this year. If you have a child in Year 4 and have not already done so, please submit an Expression of Interest form before Friday 13 December 2019.

Siblings of students already at the College must also have submitted an Expression of Interest form to be considered for a place at the College. These forms can be found HERE.

If you have any questions please email Julie Cole, Registrar, at cole@sacredheart.wa.edu.au.
Julie Cole
Registrar

AROUND THE COLLEGE/OTHER NEWS

DISABILITY AWARENESS WEEK

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This week, the College celebrated Disability Awareness Week -a really great opportunity for students and staff to increase their awareness and acceptance of people who live with a disability.

Students were able to watch a number of videos in their PCG classes which highlighted the importance of inclusion and belonging.

Students were also able to participate in a range of activities on Wednesday at lunch which were arranged by some of the students who attend the Mary MacKillop Centre (MMC). Everyone joined in large games and a group art project. Students and staff were also able to purchase items from the Heart Café pop-up store and the free milkshakes were incredibly popular.

Yesterday, Joseph Harrall spoke at the Whole School Assembly. Joseph has cerebral palsy and communicates using a device. His speech at assembly was inspirational and he reminded everyone not to judge a book by its cover. He explained the many misconceptions that can be made just by looking at people and the importance of taking the time to actually get to know them. Listening to him explain his journey was a great lesson to everyone to choose to think positively and to focus on your abilities and all the things you can do rather than those you can’t.

Today, staff were invited to share a morning tea in the MMC where they were able to receive complimentary drinks from Heart Café and watch a video presentation focussing on the abilities and talents of the students who attend classes in the MMC.

Our hope is that this week has given us the opportunity to celebrate some of the great ways that we foster a sense of belonging and has also shown us the importance of continuing to strive upwards to achieve real acceptance and inclusion for everyone.
Marie Blackburn
Head of Inclusion

WA YOUNG INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

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On Wednesday night, our Year 9 Just Start IT and iAwards team, NextVax, attended the WA Innovator of the Year Gala Dinner and Awards Night. The entrepreneurs behind the app, Ella West, Andrew Welsh and Meaghan Emery, were nominated for this award following their success and recommendation of the judges from the Just Start IT competition.

The WA Innovator of the Year program is a valuable initiative which provides support to innovators and entrepreneurs across our State. It builds capability through commercialisation training and mentoring as well as acknowledging, showcasing and awarding eligible innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and young creative minds. The students placed in the top four of the Junior Finalists. Well done!
Tanya Atherton
Head of Gifted and Talented

ACER ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE COMPETENCE 

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Congratulations to Year 10 students Cameron Booth, Elizabeth Martin and Kai Schlegl who achieved a High Distinction in the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) Assessment of Language Competence. A High Distinction means they were in the top 5% of students in the nation.
 
Jenny Biffin
Head of Languages

SACRED HEART COLLEGE BIKE RAFFLE 

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During Terms 2 and 3, all Years 7-9 students participated in a 1km run around the College at the beginning of their PE class. Each week, they were timed with the aim of improving over the course of the year. Every time a student achieves their own personal best, they receive a ticket in a raffle for a brand new bike kindly supported by Bike Force Woodvale.

This year's winners were Lara Hough (Year 8) and Lachi Withnell (Year 9). Congratulations.
Alf De Bono
Physical Education Teacher

YEAR 8 GATE CAMP

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The Year 8 GATE group had a fabulous time staying overnight at the Perth Zoo last Thursday. They listened to talks from a zookeeper and had a chance to see the nocturnal animals before sleeping on a barn floor. Thanks to Ms Alter and the four dads who gave up their home comforts in unexpectedly cold and windy weather to join us!
 
Tanya Atherton
Head of Gifted and Talented

VINNIES SHOPFRONT COOKING

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On Wednesday after school, 12 students and eight staff cooked and made 250 individual meals for The Shopfront, a drop-in centre for the homeless in Maylands. We all worked together as a great team cooking sausages, veggies and mash, spaghetti bolognese and chicken curry. At lunchtime, our Vinnies members also peeled potatoes for the meals.

Many thanks to parents, Mrs Baskovich, Mrs D’Vaz and Mrs Di Girolami who helped cook the pasta, rice and potatoes prior to the end of school and to the Home Economics staff and other staff members for organising it all. Thanks also to the following College families who donated some of the food: Vinciguerra family, Woodgate family, Brock family and McLoughlin Meats in Wangara.

On Thursday morning we helped the staff from The Shopfront to load the meals into their van.

It was a humbling experience to make food for those who really need it and a real sense of achievement at making so many meals. This was our final Shopfront Cooking session for this year, and over the four terms we managed to make 1,000 takeaway meals for those less fortunate than ourselves. 
Kyla McBride
Year 10 Student

UNIFORM SHOP

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: CHANGE OF OPENING HOURS

Due to uniform fittings for 2020 Year 7 and 10 students, the Uniform Shop has reduced trading hours on the dates listed below. 

Trading Hours During Years 7 and 10 Appointments:
• Monday 11 November: 12.00pm - 3.00pm
• Wednesday 13 November: 8.00am - 5.00pm
• Monday 18 November: 12.00pm - 3.00pm
• Wednesday 20 November: 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Online orders will be processed as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience.

BROWN UNIFORMS

Further reductions have been applied to our Brown uniform items. The new price list for Brown uniforms is HERE.

SALES DURING CLASS TIME

Please note that students must make their purchases at the Uniform Shop before school, at recess, lunch and after school. They are not able to purchase items from the Uniform Shop during class time and will be asked to return to class.

UNIFORM PRICE LIST

The Uniform Price List is available on our website. A list of discounted brown uniform items are also available.
 
Meg Moreton
Uniform Shop Manager
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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 Francis Quoc Tran
• 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 Hyginus Ebede
• 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 Bernard Lanarolle
• Sunday: 8am

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Whitford Catholic Primary School Fete
Parent Seminar: Tackling Anxiety and Building Resilience in Children aged 2 - 12
Inspire in 5 Seminar: For Years 7 - 9 students interested in STEM
Centre For Faith Enrichment - Upcoming Events
Catholic School Parents WA Newsletter
Girls in Science After School Forum
• Womens Self Defence Classes at Duncraig Senior High School (gold coin donation)
VacSwim Summer Programs and Bronze Medallion
Sacred Heart College Facebook
Sacred Heart College Instagram
Sacred Heart College Twitter
Sacred Heart College LinkedIn
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