Newsletter - April 2, 2015

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College Website:                  www.stpaulsmanly.nsw.edu.au  Read More


Sydney Writer's Festival

The Sydney Writer’s Festival is fast approaching and it represents a great opportunity for your sons and yourselves to engage with the world of books. If you are looking at ideas to either get or keep your son reading I suggest you have a look at the program for Young Adult fiction.  Read More


From The Principal

Dear Parents, Have a Happy Easter, rest and renew, we shall see you all next Term. Read More


Assistant Principal

Recently the College held their annual swimming carnival and it was a very worthwhile day. The day was well organised and ran smoothly and participation was high.  Read More


Making The Most Of Classtime

View the latest tips on making the most of classtime by clicking on the links below:
STUDENTS: http://studyskillstoptipsstudents.com/2015/04/study-skills-tip-63-making-the-most-of-classtime/
PARENTS: http://studyskillstoptipsparents.com/2015/04/study-skills-tip-63-making-the-most-of-classtime-2/
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Project Compassion

Congratulations to 9PC4 who contributed a total of $280 during Lent for Project Compassion.
The boys enjoyed a pizza lunch on Wednesday to recognise their significant contribution. The College raised just over $2500 for Project Compassion’s ‘Food for Life’ Campaign. Thank you to all the boys and their families for your support. Read More


Health Alert

We are advising members of the College community that there has been one confirmed case of whooping cough and one confirmed case of chickenpox at the College. Please read the attached Fact Sheets from NSW Health and contact your GP if you have any concerns. Read More


Easter Mass Times

Wishing all our students and their families a very Happy and Holy Easter. Please find a comprehensive list of Mass services available over Easter throughout the Broken Bay Diocese.
http://www.dbb.org.au/_uploads/_ckpg/files/MassTimes_Easter2015.pdf  Read More


Respect, Understanding, Acceptance (RUA)

Last week Year 9 students Jacob Feledy , Liam McCarthy, Lachlan Cale, Oliver Davies, Aryan Gupta, Solomon Mander-Jones, Finn Millais McCrea, Josh Wheen, Denis Cook, Noa Valentine and Damian Frei attending the annual RUA forum, which was held at the Jewish Museum in Darlinghurst.  Read More


SICC Opens Rugby Trials

Last week we had five senior students represent BBSSSA at the Sydney Independent Catholic Colleges Rugby League trials. They were Jackson Townshend, Nick Ferris, Tom Van Bokhoven, Luke Polselli and Cade Pennell-Cust.  Read More


BBBSSA Swimming Carnival

Firstly eight students were selected to represent the BBSSSA at the NSW CCC carnival. Those students were Hudson Hurt, Jay Sargent, Bailey Miller and Chad Mackinlay of Year 7, Hamish Cleary, Zach Floyd and Giuseppe Plati of Year 8 and Ben Blakeney of Year 10. Congratulations to those students. 2 students also managed to claim Age Champions honours on the day, they were Jay Sargent in the under 12s and Ben Blakeney in the under 16s.     
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March Sports Stars

Congratulations to our 3 Sports Stars for the month of March. Read More


Swimming Carnival Report

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Year 12 News

While the half yearly examination period is always a somewhat stressful time for Year 12 students, it is clear that many of them will reap the rewards of their conscientious preparation.  Read More


Macquarie University Open Day

On Thursday April 16 Macquarie University is opening its doors to interested students who would like to experience what university is like. If your son is interested in attending Macquarie University upon the completion of Year 12 I highly recommend he attend this day. He can register his interest on the link provided below. 

http://mq.edu.au/mqinaday/index.html

Travis Desborough

Careers Adviser

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BOSTES Information Sessions for Years 10, 11 and 12

In April and May BOSTES will be conducting a series of information sessions regarding entry and scholarships to US universities. If your son is interested in attending university in the US. I highly recommend you attend one of these information sessions. Please click on the link below for more information.

http://news.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/index.cfm/2015/3/27/US-universities-and-sports-scholarships-information-sessions

Travis Desborough

Careers Adviser

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Year 10 Parents

Senior subject selections are quickly approaching and it is important that students are informed with up-to-date information so that they can not only select subjects that best suit their interests but also so that they can start to set appropriate goals as well.  Read More


English Term One

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From The Bursar

Thank you to all our families who have up to date with the payment of their school fees. Kindly contact Vivienne Woods via the College Office if you have any queries concerning your account. Read More


Manly Shield Cricket

Last week, the Junior Cricket team retained the Manly Shield in a final against Forest High. St Paul’s batted first scoring 195 in 20 overs with Jack McKenna, Isaiah Vumbaca and Oliver Davies scoring plenty of runs.  Read More


Stayng Connected When Emotions Run High

MHDA Education and Training are running a free “Staying Connected When Emotions Run High” workshop for families, carers and friends. 
"Staying Connected When Emotions Run High” is an innovative and collaborative approach to building the capacity of families, carers and friends to support their loved ones in times of emotional distress. The workshop teaches participants strategies to manage highly stressful situations, such as impulsive or destructive behaviour and self-injury by a family member.  Read More


School Pilgrimage To WYD Krakow 2016

Bishop Peter Comensoli has asked that we aim to send 500 young people to WYD next year. Expressions of interest are currently being accepted for this pilgrimage. Please contact College Youth Ministry Coordinator, Joanne Kalayzich for further details. joanne.kalayzich@dbb.catholic.edu.au  Read More


St Paul’s P&F Trivia Night - Saturday 2 May

Run by Trivia Master Michael Lister, the night promises to be lots of fun, with games and great prizes to be won! Don't forget to wear a Wig! Read More


Enrolment Information

Year 7 2017 enrolments will close on Friday 17 April 2015. All late applications received after this date will be placed onto a separate waiting list. Read More


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