Newsletter - SEPTEMBER 2, 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

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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


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Overseas Opportunities

STUDY IN THE USA Class of 2017 students interested in pursing study in the USA should sit the SAT or ACT standardised test in the coming months, prior to returning to school in January 2017. Internationally Educated works with students and their families through the complex identification and application process to US uni’s. Contact us today to discover the opportunities  Read More

Information Sessions / Days for Career Advisers

Volunteer Overseas Online Information Session Projects Abroad arrange safe, sustainable and worthwhile volunteer programmes for individuals and groups alike. Working in 30 developing countries, volunteers from year 10 upwards can make a contribution to projects in childcare, construction, conservation, education and human rights among may others. This session gives an overview of the projects and the chance to send in questions throughout. 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

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

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

Term 3 External Sport Draws

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


Future Teacher Scholarships Closing Soon Reminder to all HSC students that the NSW Department of Education scholarships and cadetships close on Friday 16 September. Students can get paid whilst they study to become a teacher and graduate with a permanent teaching position. Head to our website to find out more  Read More

Assistant Principal

Over the last week or so we have begun the process of selecting the 2016/2017 College leaders. This process involves an application and an interview. Twelve students will then be invited to take up a position of leadership and within this group two will be invited to be College Captain and Vice-Captain. I use the word “invite” as leadership should not be pushed upon anyone and as a young leader in a Catholic school, the decision should not be made lightly. Read More

From The Principal

Dear Parents, Father’s Day: Let us praise those men who have no children, but cherish the next generation as if they were their own. Let us praise those men who have “fathered” us in their role as mentors, guides and teachers. Let us praise those men who are about to become fathers; may they openly delight in their children. And let us praise those fathers who have died, but live on in our memory and whose love continues to nurture us. Read More

Sports Report

BBSSSA Athletics Carnival On Wednesday the 17th August, 52 students were chosen to represent St Paul’s at the BBSSSA Athletics Carnival at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.  Read More

Positive Growth in Literacy and Numeracy

St Paul’s 2016 NAPLAN results demonstrate the considerable progress our students have made in the areas of literacy and numeracy. A big part of our focus this year has been to use the available data to understand our students’ unique learning needs, and develop whole school initiatives to address these needs.  Read More

Just say no to ‘sexting’

In an increasingly sexualised world that our students find themselves in, it is important to be aware of the important role that you, as parents, can play in helping our young people navigate these murky waters.  Read More

Vinnie's Community Sleepout

The Broken Bay Central Council is holding a Community Sleep Out on Friday 9th September 2016 at Youth Reach in Brookvale. You are invited to brave the cold and experience what it is like for hundreds of Sydney siders to sleep rough for a night!  Read More

National Child Protection Week - Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th September

National Child Protection Week invites all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. “Protecting children is everyone’s business.”  Read More

Happy Father's Day!

This morning, despite the rain, many of our Year 7 boys enjoyed a warm bacon and egg roll with their Dads under the cover of our new Waterford Hall.  Read More

A Prayer for our Father's

“Happy Father’s Day” to all Dads, Grandfathers and significant men who help raise our young men at St Paul’s.  Read More

Mass This Sunday

St Paul’s Catholic College, Manly would like to extend an invitation to our students, families and staff to attend our youth friendly Mass at 6pm this Sunday 4th September at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Raglan Street, Manly.  Read More


The single biggest killer of men aged under 45 is suicide. In 2014, 4623 men took their own life.  Read More

A Special Visitor to the College Last Week

The spirit of WYD16 continued to flow from Poland last week as a special guest visited the College. Ensuring he spent time with students and staff, Pope Francis engaged in classes, supervised the canteen and enjoyed playground duty.  Read More

P&F Meeting

The next P&F meeting will be held on Monday 12th September at 7.30pm in the room behind the staffroom.  Read More


Last Thursday evening the Year 12 students of St Paul’s Catholic College held their first HSC on Show showcase for their peers, parents and the wider community. Read More