Newsletter - June 24, 2016

Follow Us On Social Media

Are you following us on social media? Important communication will continue to be emailed, posted and placed in the newsletter but social media is another way to keep up to date with the happenings here at St Paul's. Read More

Please Bookmark Links for Future Reference

College Website:          Read More

Canteen Menu

Click here to view the Canteen Menu. Read More

Thursday Sport Arrangements Years 7 to 10, Term 1

Please click on the link below to view Term 1 Sport Arrangements for Years 7 to 10. Read More

Information Sessions / Days for Career Advisers

Volunteer Overseas Online Information Session Projects Abroad arrange safe, sustainable and worthwhile volunteer programmes for individuals and groups alike. Working in 30 developing countries, volunteers from year 10 upwards can make a contribution to projects in childcare, construction, conservation, education and human rights among may others. This session gives an overview of the projects and the chance to send in questions throughout. Read More

Other News

Sydney Film School has a new home In what is an exciting development for creative screen arts education, International Screen Academy (ISA) and Sydney Film School (SFS) have come together to form a new alliance. The partnership will see Sydney Film School relocate to ISA's Studios in Young Street, Waterloo to create a new hub of acting and filmmaking excellence. To find out more visit Read More

Cadetships, Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Automotive Apprenticeship Assistance Automotive Group Training (AGT) is a well-established group training company assisting NSW’s young people with advice, in partnership with Careers Advisors, on vocational paths available within the automotive industry. AGT can be called upon as a useful resource in providing apprenticeship information and presentations. Contact Scott Johnston on 02 9796 3655 or for information
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Expos and Forums

National Skills Week 2017 DATES ANNOUNCED! August 28 – September 3, 2017. Every year National Skills Week recognises, celebrates and informs students and the wider public of the diversity, benefits and career pathways associated with Vocational Education and Training (VET). For more information visit  Read More

Courses & Workshops For Students

Career Focus Day - November 2016 Final Career Focus Day (CFD) program for 2016. NOV 29 - DEC 1. This is a 3-day live-in trial of life as a BMIHMS student including workshops across all departments of hotel operations and behind the scenes tours of 5-star hotels in Sydney. $325. All transport, meals and accommodation included. Call Gabriella for conditions and information on 0438568377.  Read More

Course & Institution Information Sessions For Students & Parents

AIM Information Day Visit AIM in December to find out more about studying music or performing arts. Courses start 23 January 2016. ► AIM Sydney: Saturday 17th December 2016. 1-55 Foveaux St, Surry Hills. 10am-2pm ► AIM Melbourne: Saturday 10th December 2016 120 King St, Melbourne. 10am-2pm. For enquiries email  Read More

A Reminder To All Parents and Guardians

Please do not drive inside the College gates to drop off or pick up your son(s). This is a WHS concern.  Read More

Jobs and Careers Opportunities for Students

Apprenticeships. Many opportunities exist at the moments for Year 11 and 12 students looking for apprenticeships are in construction related fields. Please see Mr Casburn for further information. Read More

New Courses

Career Assessments Accreditation Workshop ACER is pleased to announce a half-day workshop that will teach and accredit practitioners how to use some of our popular career assessment tools including the Self Directed Search (SDS), the Knowdell Card Sorts, and many more. For more info & to enroll go to:  Read More

Courses for Careers Advisers

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Next P&F Meeting

Our next P&F meeting will be held on Monday 15th August at 7:30pm. We hope you can join us. Read More

Memo To The Community re: Mr Mark Baker

Please click here to view a Memo from Director of Schools, Mr Peter Hamill.  Read More

College Athletics Carnival Wednesday 29th June

Dear Parents, The Annual College Athletics Carnival is being held Wednesday 29th June at the Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen. The carnival will run from 9.40am to 2.15pm and is a compulsory school day.  Read More

Assistant Principal

Next Monday and Tuesday Year 7 and Year 8 respectively will be participating in reflection days. These days are designed to assist the boys in their faith journey and allow them to encounter God in their lives. Information for these days has been sent home with the boys. Read More

Year 12 Maths

This Term the Year 12 General 1 Maths class combined their research, design, and construction skills to complete their third assessment task. Read More

Music News

Last Monday the Big Band and Jazz Band performed at our extra-curricular assembly to an enthusiastic audience of staff and students in The Waterford Hall.  Read More

Free Community Information Evening - Social Anxiety Disorder

The Centre for Emotional Health in partnership with North Ryde Rotary is pleased to present a FREE community information evening for parents/carers, school counsellors/teachers and anyone interested in social anxiety in youth on Thursday, 21 July 2016 from 6:00pm. Read More

5 Ways To Know You Are Over-parenting

Here’s 5 tips to find a more balanced approach to over-parenting or helicopter parenting and encourage children to become independent young people. Read More

Mr Paul Pervan Address

Mr Paul Pervan was invited to Monday morning’s assembly to outline the community service he performed during the years he lived in PNG throughout the eighties, that lead to him being awarded an OBE in the recent Queen's Birthday Awards by the PNG Government.  Read More

P&F News

A big thank you to Mrs Maddie Keogh who gave a fantastic presentation at Monday evening’s P&F meeting, everyone who attended came away very well informed on the TEEL initiative at St Paul’s and the wonderful work being done in literacy with the boys.  Read More

Year 9 Students Are Off To Odawara

In less than two weeks, we will farewell nine Year 9 students to Manly’s sister city, Odawara. They are participating in a two week exchange program. This program has been running for 26 years, and cements the ties that Manly has with their sister city in Japan.  Read More

Year 8 Japanese

This week, Year 8 students ate an obento, which is a Japanese boxed lunch. The obento included yakisoba (pan fried noodles), Takoyaki (Octopus balls), teriyaki chicken, edamame beans and sushi.  Read More

Two Host Families Needed

Our sister school Waseda are set to arrive on Saturday 24th July and we still require two host families to host a Japanese student for their ten day visit.  Read More

Year 9 Japanese Cooking Experience

In Week 9, Year 9 stretched their culinary tastebuds during their end of term cooking lesson. We had translated recipes from Japanese into to English and then tested them out as we prepared yakitori (chicken skewers) and oyakodon (chicken and egg on rice).  Read More

From the Principal

Dear Parents, A holiday reflection: The devotion to the Blessed Mother under the title “Mary Who Unties Knots” (sometimes known as “Mary Undoer of Knots”) is based on a painting that was commissioned as an offering of thanksgiving for a favour received. This painting can still be seen at the Church of Sankt Peter am Perlach in Augsburg, Germany. Read More

Work Experience

Land Surveying opportunities Students can still apply for a work experience placement with a Surveying firm for 2016. Read More

Competitions and Surveys

Au pair in America Competition for students Win an Au Pair in America program. This amazing prize allows applicants to gain valuable personal and professional experience as an Au Pair in the USA, the opportunity to travel and explore one of the world's most diverse and beautiful countries. For more details please view our website  Read More

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Coughing spreads the infection to others nearby. Whooping cough can spread to anyone at home, including younger brothers and sisters. Whooping cough can be especially dangerous for babies. Read More