Newsletter - SEPT 11, 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

College Website:          Read More

Canteen Menu

Click here to view the Canteen Menu. Read More

Landscaping Design Project and Senior Designer of the Year

A reminder that these are two competitions that are being held at the College. A number of students have shown an interest in these and are working hard on their entries. These competitions close today, Friday 30th October, 2015. Any questions please see Ms Costabile. Read More

Next P&F Meeting

Our next P&F meeting will be on Monday 16th November. This will be our Annual General Meeting.  Read More

From The Principal

Dear Parents, Wishing Year 12 students well as they leave the College and prepare for their Higher School Certificate examinations: Read More

Assistant Principal

The end of the term is fast approaching and that of course means our Year 12 cohort is preparing for their final days of secondary schooling before their HSC.  Read More


The results have arrived regarding NAPLAN 2015 for Year 7 and 9. These have all been mailed to parents/caregivers. If you have not received this please contact the College. Read More

WYD Pilgrim’s Profile

My name is Noa Valentine and I am looking forward to going to World Youth Day next year. I am in Year 9 and I attend Mass at the Lakes Parish.  Read More

Year 10 Diocese of Broken Bay: Social Justice Day

Students in Year 10 from across the Diocese participated in a Social Justice Day with a particular emphasis on the Environment last week. The day was inspired by Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ and the challenges we face as a global community and as individuals who are custodians of the environment. The day was led by Anne Lanyon and representatives from the organisation, Take 3 Initiative. 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 The College which can be given to any member of our College community and wider community who have fallen on hard times.  Read More

Project Abroad - Oversees Volunteer Programs

An upcoming information night is ideal for both Year 12 students planning after school adventures or for Years 10 and 11 who might be interested in our end of year High School Projects on which there are still some spaces. Read More

St Paul's European Tour - Social Media

On Saturday the 19th of September a group of Year 9,10 and 11 students embark on a Rugby, Football, and Cultural tour of England, Wales, Scotland, and France. Read More

How To Raise A Child To Be A Giver

Michael Grose highlights why it is so important to teach your child to be a giver not a taker, and gives five practical ways to develop a sense of generosity in kids. Read More

Citizen Scientists Needed To Help Save Sick Wombats

As wombats fight for survival against a deadly skin disease that kills in months, University of Western Sydney scientists are asking Australians to help take a census of wombats using an innovative new app. Read More

Year 12 Multimedia

Industrial Technology Multimedia students have completed their projects for the second year at St Paul’s College. Students have spent the last 12 months working on their major projects, most of which included websites with video and photography, all of their own creation.  Read More

Exciting Opportunities with US Universities

In September six leading US universities will be in Sydney talking to students about studying in the US. Read More

Music News

I would like to congratulate our Year 12 Music cohort who sat their performance exams last week at Stella Maris College. The four students rose to the occasion whilst performing their chosen works on guitar, bass and vocals. Read More

UNSW Aviation Seminars

If you are interested in a career in aviation UNSW Aviation will be holding a series of seminars on October 1 and 2 (the second week of the school holidays).  Read More

Prayer In A Time Of Tragedy

Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by recent tragedies. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayers for strength. Bless those who have survived and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the days ahead. Read More

Tuning Into Teens

Would you like to learn how to Communicate effectively with your teenager?, Understand your teenager?, Help your teenager with emotional intelligence and managing emotions?, Prevent some teenager behaviour problems?, Teach your teenager to deal with conflict? Read More

Dealing With Procastination

Procrastination is the act of putting off a task which you know you have to do, even though you know that putting it off will probably be worse for you in the long run. For example, when you procrastinate about starting an assignment it doesn’t make the assignment go away, or the deadline change, it just gives you less time to get the work done. To manage this, students can try the following:  Read More

Year 8 Heart Surgery

Year 8 students are currently studying the circulatory system in their Science classes. What better way to get some hands on experience and understanding than to perform a dissection on a real heart. Fresh lamb’s hearts were brought in and within hours were on the slab and under the scalpel.  Read More

From The Bursar

Thank you to all families who are up to date with the payment of their 2015 school fees. For those families where balances remain it is now time to consolidate and review your 2015 school fee payment plan. Read More

Spark Camp

Year 7, 8 and 9 Youth Camp: 21st to 23rd of September 2015 at the Southern Cross Outdoor Education Center, Somersby. We are just weeks away from camp! So here are some of the details.  Read More