Newsletter - SEPTEMBER 19, 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

Summer Courses

Whitehouse Institute of Design Registrations for the 2017 Summer Workshops in Fashion Illustration | Image Styling | Sewing | Interiors Illustration are now open. The workshops will be held in January 2017 at the Sydney campus at 2 Short Street, Surry Hills. For bookings phone 1300551433 or email
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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

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

Open Days

Whitehouse Institute of Design 2016 Graduate Exhibition & Parade celebrates design thinking, creativity and innovation, showcasing the work of graduating students from across Creative Direction & Styling, Fashion Design and Interior Design disciplines. Sydney campus, 2 Short Street, Surry Hills on 23 & 29 November 2016. School concession matinee 11am for 12:30pm runway show on Tuesday 29 November. Bookings:
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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

Social Event - Come Party With Us!

Come party with us on Saturday 19th November! Our first function in The Waterford Hall!  Read More

Free Resources for Students

UNIQUE & MODERN CAREERS TOOL FOR STUDENTS & CAREER ADVISORS The Footnotes offers a unique career and study service to students and careers advisors. Trial the tool that includes a Course Finder (with over 6200 courses featured nationally) and its Job Finder (allowing students to find volunteer, casual & work experience opportunities)- all combined with case study advice and stories. More information here-

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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

Year 12 Formal

Dear Year 12 Parents and Students, Read More

Early Entry

Early Offer Opportunity – Sydney City School of Business & Law from Top Education Institute Reserve your spot and secure $500 scholarship into our Business or Law degrees before sitting your HSC exams.  Read More

Assistant Principal

The end of the term is upon us and that brings many different activities: Year 12 Graduation, Year 11 Preliminary Examinations, Leadership Assembly, just to name a few.  Read More

From The Principal

Dear Parents, Good luck to Year 12 students in the upcoming Higher School Certificate examinations and all the best as they leave school. Read More

Feast of St Francis

Eco-operate invites you to celebrate our launch and the Feast of St Francis on Sunday 9th October at 10:30am mass in St Mary's school grounds, Whistler Street, Manly. Read More


NSW DEGREE LISTINGS BY ATAR ORDER FOR EACH CAREER FIELD FREE RESOURCE for your Year 12s. Print off their personal degree list for their desired ATAR. for the 30 Sept deadline. Find anything Careers related freely in one place . 521 NSW Careers Advisers in 30 months use JobJump. Consider now planning for advancing your students for 2017. Ph;0425359777. Tour  Read More

Visits To Your School

By invitation, Whitehouse Institute of Design can visit high schools around NSW delivering one and two day workshops in illustration and design. Whitehouse also hosts schools to come to our Melbourne or Sydney campus for one and two day Workshops. Whitehouse can also custom-design workshops to meet you students' particular needs. Contact for more information. Read More

NSW CCC Athletics

On Friday 16th September our students performed extremely well at the NSW CCC Athletics Carnival at Homebush. Read More

Music News

Last Thursday the following Year 12 Music students performed for their HSC Music examination in The Waterford Hall: Read More

BBSSSA Surfing and Bodyboarding

On Friday 9th September a number of St Paul’s Catholic College students competed in the annual BBSSSA Surfing and Bodyboarding competition at Avoca Beach. Read More

Unwanted Uniforms

Year 12 leavers - no longer needing your long pants and shirts?  If you have items still in good repair we can store them here at the College for those little wardrobe malfunctions that sometimes happen! Please send them into the ladies at the College Office. Read More

Alpha Bites

Alpha bites returned last week and will continue each Wednesday at lunch time until the end of the year in the Edmund Rice Cottage. Alpha aims to ask students to consider life’s big questions and is open to all Year 7 and Year 8 students. Senior students provide peer to peer support to the Alpha group.  Read More


Year 10 Social Justice Group have been meeting fortnightly to address the issue of mental health. Last week students met and looked at this year’s theme, “Learn and Grow”. Students are in the process of looking at ways of incorporating a men’s shed at the College. Watch this space for further developments in their year-long project. Read More

We Have A New Saint

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Read More

Peninsula Cup Rugby

This week we have both our under 14s and under 16s rugby union teams playing in semi-finals in the Peninsula Cup competitions on Tuesday and Thursday. Read More


On Friday the 2nd of September we had nine students representing St Paul’s at the BBSSSA Golf Invitational at Tuggerah Lakes. Despite the wet and cold conditions all students performed admirably and came away with some fantastic results.  Read More

Annual General Meeting

The next P&F meeting is our Annual General Meeting and will be held on Monday 21st November, 7.30pm in the room behind the staffroom. Read More

Keeping Yourself and Your Family Safe Online - The Cyber Safety Lady

Do you really know enough about digital technology to protect your child? You are invited to attend an upcoming presentation on Cyber Safety. Read More

Selective Mutism Evening Seminar for Teachers and Parents

Do you have a child with Selective Mutism, extreme shyness or who is a reluctant talker? Read More

Keeping Kids In Mind

Parents love their children and want the best for them. However, after separation parenting often gets much tougher.  Read More

Alternative Pathways

SEDA COLLEGE MUSIC Program 2017 Friday October 14 10am-11:30am Redfern. SEDA College offers applied learning HSC NON-ATAR courses in music and music industry, contemporary and classical, at 107 Projects. Year 11 enrolling for 2017 now - filling fast. Free info session for parents, students, and teachers. In partnership with Musica Viva & Music Aust., 1300117332,  Read More

Term 3 External Sport Draws

Please click on the links below to view the current draws for external sport. 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