Newsletter - NOV 13, 2015

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

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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

Stop The Supply

In 2012 the Northern Beaches Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) committed to addressing the issue of secondary supply of alcohol to minors at a local level. In response to this commitment the Northern Beaches CDAT developed the ‘Stop the Supply’ campaign, which aims to reduce underage drinking and young people’s access to alcohol.  Read More

WYD16 Information Evening

If your son is attending World Youth Day in 2016 could you please put this date in your diary. Read More

Whooping Cough Alert

Several students attending St Paul's has been diagnosed with Whooping cough (Pertussis). Read More

Managing Expectations

Parents often have high expectations of their children in relation to how much homework they will do, and what results they will achieve in their studies. These expectations may result from cultural beliefs, personal experiences, desire for children to have better opportunities than their parents had and the like. Research shows that whilst parental expectations can play a significant part in children achieving high results, they can also contribute to high levels of student stress. Read More

2016 Textbook Requirements

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Year In Review 2015

Our annual College Year in Review evening is on Thursday 10th December 2015 (All seated for a 7:00pm start) being held for the last time in the Bowie Hall at Brigidine College, St Ives. This is a compulsory event for all students, dressed in full College summer uniform. More details will follow in the coming weeks.  Read More

New School Hats Available

St Paul's have introduced a new school hat which can be worn before and after school, during recess and lunch as well as on excursions and whilst representing the College for Sport. (The hats are not to be worn in class) Hats are not compulsory but are strongly encouraged.  Read More

War Does Not Determine Who Is Right - Only Who Is Left.

Bertrand Russell’s message of war not providing any winners is one of wisdom; with over 17 million deaths in World War 1, was there really a winner? Read More

Assistant Principal

This week allowed us to say a final farewell to our 2015 Year 12 cohort at their formal. It was a wonderful evening and each and every one of them looked outstanding. I hope that they will all achieve what they have set out to do. Read More

Royal Military College Forum

Defence Force Recruiting Parramatta will be running the Royal Military College Forum - Initiative, Motivation & Leadership, where an officer in the Army and graduate of the royal military college will be speaking about their experiences, insights and personal accounts of their time as a leader in the Australian Defence Force.  Read More

Sydney TAFE Information Seminar

Sydney TAFE is inviting parents and their children to an evening Information Seminar on Thursday 19 November. If your son is in Years 10, 11 or 12 and thinking about TAFE as an option, then this seminar will be of assistance in helping them in their decision-making.  Read More

Year 7 "Trash Talk"

Year 7 students created a collaborative artwork using the theme “Trash Talk”. This project was linked to Mental Health Month in the month of October. Students first studied the painting The Scream by Edward Munch (1910). This emotional artwork represents a figure wracked with anxiety and uncertainty. Students learnt to appreciate expressionist artwork and explored the idea that artists often intend to elicit an emotional response from the audience. Read More

Raising Mighty Boys

Understanding what makes boys tick is the key to teaching and raising them. Here are twelve essentials in order to connect with our sons and help raise well-adjusted boys. Read More

Sports Stars of the Month

Junior – Mark Dignam who has been excelling on the sporting field over the last few months, receiving best player on the filed in his teams AFL grand final and recently scored a century in local club cricket.  Read More

Term 4 Sport Report

Term 4 has been another big term for sport so far. Here are some of the recent results and upcoming fixtures and events.  Read More

The Waterford Hall Is Nearly Complete

It is a very exciting time for the College, the new multi-purpose court floor has been laid this week in The Waterford Hall and it looks amazing! We are now very close to completion.  Read More

Support for Exam Preparation and Study

The Year 9 and 10 exams are now complete and teachers are in the process of marking. Next week, Years 7 and 8 will begin their exams and from the number of boys who have come to Learning Support at recess and lunch and those who have taken advantage of Homework Club we should see big improvements in performance.  Read More

From the Principal

Dear Parents, In this month of November let us remember and pray for our dead: This beautiful prayer, drawn from the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, reminds us that Christ’s victory over death brings us all the possibility of eternal rest. We pray for all those who have gone before us, that they, too, may enter into Heaven. Read More

Congratulations Alex and Luka

Year 12 2015 students and College Vice-Captains, Luka Pusic and Alex Gilchrist have been nominated for consideration of inclusion in the annual presentation of exemplary major design projects for Multimedia. Their websites and portfolios met the high standards for consideration and will hopefully be included next year at the Powerhouse exhibition. It would be outstanding to have the College represented there. Shape 2015 opens on Friday 26 February 2016 and runs until Sunday 8 May, and will be held at the Powerhouse Museum. Read More

Perpetual Trophies To Be Returned

Those students who received a College Perpetual Trophy at the 2014 Year In Review, would you please return it to the College Office as soon as practical. Thank you to those students who have brought theirs in already.  Read More

Photographic and Video Permission

An important letter was send home with many students several weeks ago requesting that the Photographic and Video Permission form be filled out, signed and returned to the College as soon as possible.  Read More

Frozen Meals For Our School Community

In the past the P&F have had a number of frozen meals in the freezer at school which can be given to any member of our school community and wider community who would find a pre-cooked meal of some assistance. Read More

The P&F Is Looking For New Members

The P&F will hold it’s AGM on Monday 16th November at 7.30pm. We would love to see some new faces at our meeting and on our committee. Read More

Cabinet Maker Apprentice

Position Available - 1st or 2nd Year Cabinet Maker Apprenticeship based in North Manly. Read More

Final Praise and Worship Night for 2015

Join us at St Mary's Parish Manly for a special night of prayer + music + BBQ + celebrations. We will also be commissioning our ACYF participants during this event, so spread the word!!  Read More

Junior Casual Staff Needed at Manly Golf Club

Manly Golf Club are looking for Junior Casual Staff. Click on the flyer below to see the job description. Read More

2016 Dee Why RSL School Scholarship Program

Dee Why RSL Club is proud to announce the launch of the 2016 School Scholarship Program. This is open to local Year 11 and 12 students for the 2016 year of study whose parents or guardians are members of the club.  Read More

Harris Farm Now Hiring Summer Casuals

Harris Farm is looking for casual staff to work over the busy summer period. Click on the link below to view the flyer for details. Read More

From The Bursar

Kindly click on the link below to download the 2016 Family Registration Form which all families need to complete and return to the College Office by Friday 20th November 2015, irrespective of whether you have one or more students at St Paul's. Read More