Newsletter - NOV 27, 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

End Of Term Information

The Term formally concludes on Friday 11th December for all students and will remain open for minimal supervision of students up until Wednesday 16th December. Yearly reports will be available from December 11th and staff will be available for feedback and oral reporting until December 16thRead More

Daniel Flying High

Current Year 9 student, LCDT Daniel Dovale of 305 Squadron Australian Air Force Cadets soloed on 25 October 15, six days after his 15th birthday making him one of the youngest solo pilots in the world. Well done Daniel, amazing achievement. Read More

Food Entrepreneur Scholarships 2016

Le Cordon Bleu is pleased to offer two Food Entrepreneur Scholarships for 2016, offering Australian students with a passion for food and a desire to kick start their career in food business, a chance to join Le Cordon Bleu Australia. Read More

Assistant Principal

Many thanks to the College community who last week raised money for the Royal Far West Christmas party. The boys were responsive to the request and happy to help out, I believe that the extraordinary hot weather on the day may have helped the cause. We often ask small groups to represent the College out in the community and it is amazing the effect that it has on the boys.  Read More

Sport Report

With all students involved in examinations over the last 3 all things have been quiet on the sporting front. That all changes this week and for the next few weeks with both the BBSSSA Surf Lifesaving and Surfing carnivals coming up and numerous First XI and Junior cricket fixtures taking place. Read More

P&F News

Last Monday the P&F held their Annual General Meeting. Thank you to all those who came along. Read More

Parenting Ideas

Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe holiday. Please access the Counsellor’s page on the Lighthouse page for some handy links if you need any help or advice during the holidays. Read More

From The Principal

Dear Parents, This Sunday, 29th November, begins Advent. A Brief History of Advent: Thought Christmas colours were red and green? Try purple. That’s the official church colour for Advent, the four-weeks leading up to the Feast of the Nativity, also known as Christmas. Advent also kicks off Western Christianity’s New Year, and this week the church calendar flipped on the earliest possible, November 27. Read More

CO2 Dragsters

Year 8 Technology students have finished designing and producing their C02 dragsters and thoroughly enjoyed racing them across the playground this week.  Read More

Year 10 Food Technology

Year 10 Food Technology students have been working on Food Product Development, and were required to produce a new product to be contained in a 500ml plastic bottle or cellophane bag. The project was an extension of their first unit on Food Trends, therefore their new products were based on a New Food Trend, Organic Product or contained a range of SuperFoods. The boys were required to design and develop the product then package and label it appropriately.  Read More

From the Bursar

School fees for 2015 were due and payable by the 15 November 2015. All outstanding balances are now overdue. The College would appreciate settlement of all outstanding balances within the next week. Unexplained balances will be sent to the Catholic Schools Office for further follow up. Read More

White Ribbon Breakfast

I was trawling though facebook one evening when I received a message from an old friend. It was Roger Yeo. My ex partners dad. Roger is a good bloke, I’ve always enjoyed having a laugh with him so I was pretty happy to see his message. He was inviting me to attend the white ribbon breakfast at ICMS. I love breakfast, I also love coffee, and I like good company. Win win. Read More

Anthony To Be Applauded

I just spoke with Annette who is a neighbour of Anthony’s;....After alighting from the school bus on Veterans Pde at Collaroy Plateau on 19th November, Anthony Rossini of Year 8 observed an elderly man attempting to cross the road.  Read More

Accounting Cadetship

An exciting Accounting Cadetship is being offered by Actuate Accounting in Cammeray for students who completed their HSC this year. 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