Newsletter - march 3, 2017

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


Canteen Menu

Click Here to view the Canteen Menu. Read More


Please Bookmark Links for Future Reference

College Website:                  www.stpaulsmanly.nsw.edu.au  Read More


P&F Meeting Dates in 2017

We hope that all parents and the boys had a good rest over the past couple of weeks during the school holidays. Read More


Manly Fun Run and Walk on Sunday 21 May 2017

Register now for the Manly Fun Run and Walk which is on this Sunday, 21 May 2017. Read More


HSC New Requirements

The NSW Government has announced that from 2020, all Year 12 students must reach a minimum standard of functional literacy and numeracy to receive the HSC. It is our current Year 9 students who are the first cohort to be affected by the changes. Click here for a comprehensive fact sheet from the NSW Education Standards Authority explaining the new requirements for receiving the HSC and the various pathways students can take in order to meet the requirements. Read More


Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience

Free tickets are now available to Australia's largest and most complex travelling exhibition, the Spirit of ANZAC Centenary Experience, in conjunction with the Australian War Memorial.  Read More


Visual Arts

Congratulations to Year 12, 2016 Visual Arts students Blake Harrold and Isaac Spencer who have both had their HSC Body of Works exhibited as part of Express Yourself 2017 at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum. The exhibition opened on Friday evening 3rd March and we are very proud to have Blake announced as the winner of the Manly Art Gallery Museum Society Youth Art Award for his outstanding video and digital media work.

Express Yourself reflects the artistic strength of the students in Sydney’s Northern Beaches region, and the high quality of teaching and learning in Visual Arts at Higher School Certificate level.

The exhibition will run until Sunday 2nd April 2017.

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Project Compassion

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Liturgical season of Lent; Lent lasts for 40 days, culminating in the suffering, death and Resurrection of Jesus at Easter. Lent is also the time we promote the work of Caritas through Project Compassion. Please take the time to learn about Caritas and the wonderful works being carried out around the world thanks to the generosity of those giving to Project Compassion. http://www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion

Each Pastoral Care group will be encouraged to donate to this wonderful cause, and take part in the range of activities that will be held during Lent to promote the plight of those less fortunate than us, and to show ways we can help.

Please support Project Compassion by ensuring your son donates at least $5 as a minimum amount over the next 5 weeks. Encouraging him to donate his own money creates an important life giving message.

The theme for this year is “Love your Neighbour.”

There are real life stories and videos that should be used each week so as to follow the stories of real people that Caritas and we as their supporters help. The focus for each week of Lent is:

Week 1: The Philippines

Week 2: Timor Leste

Week 3: Indigenous Australians

Week 4: Vietnam

Week 5: Fiji

Week 6: The Philippines.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.

Julie Hearn

Religious Education Coordinator

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Free Learner Driver Workshop

A free workshop for parents and supervisors of learner drivers will be held by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) in conjunction with Northern Beaches Council at the Civic Centre in the Flannel Flower Room, Dee Why on Wednesday the 29th March 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  Read More


P&F Social Function

Tickets on Sale now for our first parent social function in The Waterford Hall, so "Come Party With Us" on Saturday 1st April 2017.    Read More


Proposed Overseas Tours

Over the last few years the College has successfully held overseas social justice/cultural/sporting tours to USA, Europe and Cambodia. Read More


A Cyber Safety Night

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Principal

I offer you the following Easter reflection from Pope Francis:  Read More


Assistant Principal

This week we welcomed 155 Year 3 students from the local Catholic Primary Schools to enjoy a day in high school. There was a lot of laughter from the boys and they seem to enjoy being in the science lab experimenting, cooking ANZAC biscuits in the kitchen and the noise of the drum playing was powerful just to name a few of the activities they were involved in. A few of our Year 8, 9 and 10 boys worked with each of the schools to make their day enjoyable. It is a very different experience teaching the younger boys and I believe they had a great day. Many thanks to the primary schools for joining us on the day.  Read More


Years 7, 8 and 9 Dance - POSTPONED

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone the Year 7,8 and 9 Dance until next Term (date to be confirmed).       Read More


Sport News

Surf Lifesaving  Read More