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									                                         No: 04                                                   25 February, 2005

      Reflection             FROM THE PRINCIPAL …
                             Dear Parents
“Lord, Lent is penance       By the end of Week 4 of Term students should be well settled into the routine of their new
 time, reconciliation        classes and lessons This includes the planning for assignments and the scheduling of time
        time”.               for homework that is appropriate for the particular year level. It is essential that good
                             habits in these matters are formed early in the year so that, with constant commitment,
It seems odd, but so often high achievement can be attained.
       we find that your     On Wednesday morning we held our Opening Term Mass in the undercover area. A
   command to love one       special thank you to Father Suranga, our College Chaplain, Mrs Kerry Troost and the
   another is the greatest   Ministry Team, for their organisation of a joyous yet prayerful celebration to mark the
    penance: a Lent-long     beginning of the 2005 academic year. As is our tradition, after mass Father Suranga was
exercise, a life-time task. asked to bless the students and the badges of office of those elected to be in the leadership
 Some people are easy to team. While the Prefects and House Captains were announced late last year in a
 love. Sadly we can even newsletter, the new Junior School Councillors are listed elsewhere in this newsletter. We
 love this one or that one wish all these students success in their roles as they work in service for their fellow
    in a way that affronts   students.
 their dignity and offends A big thank you to the Heads of House, selected teachers, volunteer parents and anyone
             you.            who in any way contributed to the success of the Year 8 Camp. It is quite an undertaking
  Other people—because to cater for in excess of 175 students on a three-day camp. From the feedback I have
  of their manners or the    received and from my own observations, it is evident that the camp achieved its objectives
   shape of their noses or   of bonding the year group, cementing individual and group relationships and initiating the
     their bad temper are    students into the Mandurah Catholic College middle school ethos. If the success of the
        harder to love.      camp is measured by the length of the sleep on the first night home, I know from the
  Lord, during this Lent,    staff’s viewpoint it was incredibly successful! Congratulations to all involved.
    help us to turn to you   In the area of sports, first term is given over mainly to swimming. This week we held our
with prayerful love. Help Interhouse carnivals for Middle and Senior Schools. This will be followed in the coming
  us in our dealings with    weeks by Interschool competition through SWISSA and ACC and the Primary Interschool
 others—family, friends, carnivals. Thank you to all staff and students for their participation in the Interhouse
     strangers, lovable or   carnivals and congratulations and good luck to those chosen to represent our College in
   not—to be patient and     the Interschool events.
            caring.          Another area which deserves our congratulations is the canteen which works under the
Lord, help us always and leadership of Mrs Kim Choy. Due to her hard work and support from the canteen
     in every company to     committee, the canteen achieved four star accreditation with Star Cap in December of last
 remember and to live by year. In essence, to have this rating the canteen must satisfy a rigorous set of standards
your words—‘as often as concerned with such criteria as healthy menus, up-to-date policies and correct procedures.
  you did it to the least of Well done, to all concerned with the canteen on this outstanding achievement.
  these, you did it to me’
                             May God bless you and your family
           From Cathednews

                             Graeme Mander
Dates to Remember
Monday, 28 February             Year 11 & 12 Retreat
Wednesday, 2 March              SWISSA Swimming Carnival
                                     Junior School Birthdays
       February 21                   Sam Moloney                   8 years
       February 27                   Jack Schubert                 9 years

Junior School News
This week has been a special week for our Year 7 students as our Junior School Councillors and House
Captains were announced at our Opening School Mass on Wednesday. As I stated in an earlier newsletter, it
was a difficult task as so many of the students are showing themselves to be true leaders within the Junior
School and should be proud of how they have assisted with the start of the school year. All Year 7 students
will be participating in a Leadership Training Day on the 8 March which will be facilitated by Sue Barton,
who is the Youth Co-ordinator for the Bunbury Diocese.

                           Student Councillors - Semester One 2005
Caitlin Fisher        Tessa Lynch                    Kerry Jayne Reynolds         Brooke Scarle
Hugh Brook            Thomas Claydon                 Campbell Garratt             Jake Kingham

                              House Captains - Semester One 2005
                             Captain                       Vice Captain
St. Bernadette’s             Simone Collins                Aydan Willshire
St. Joseph’s                 Kimberley Flanigan            Sebastian Nye
St. Mary’s                   Krystal Lawson                Rebecca Sly
St. Monica’s                 Zac Poklepovich               Brooke McKay
St. Patrick’s                Monique Stephen               Lukas Zemp
St. Peter’s                  Matthew Woolcott              Alexander Wright

Medical Forms - hopefully arrived home with last week’s newsletter. If you have not returned it, please
complete the form and return it to your class teacher by Monday.

Diaries    There was a printing error in this year’s primary diary. They have been replaced this week.

Year 7 Immunisations are this Monday, 28 February.

Head Lice Attached with this newsletter is a small pamphlet about Head Lice. Please note that we do not
necessarily endorse this product, however, it was an informative pamphlet that may help you detect head lice.
Please ensure that you notify your child’s teacher if your child does have head lice.

Assembly Our first assembly for the year will be held on Friday, 4 March at 8.30 am in the Junior School
undercover area. We hope that you are able to attend. May God’s blessings be with you all.
                                                                 [Kerrie Merritt - Head of Junior School]

          Monday, February 28               Year 7 Immunisations
          Thursday, March 3                 Swimming Trials Year 4 – 7 (Date has been changed)
          Friday, March 4                   Assembly Year 2 8.30a.m.
          Monday, March 7                   Labour Day Long Weekend
          Tuesday, March 8                  Year 7 Leadership Training Day (at School).
          Tuesday, March 8                  Year 5 Liturgy
          Friday, March 11                  Staff Professional Day/Pupil Free Day
The Library will be open in the evening from Week 4, Tuesday, 22 February onwards. All students are
welcome to attend:
                Tuesday               3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
                Wednesday             3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
                Thursday              3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Parents, after 5.00pm, please collect the student from the staff car park at the rear of the school as the front
car park is likely to be locked. Thank you     [Mrs SueEllen LePage – Co-ordinator Information Services]

Our Year 9 extension Science class has been accepted into the NOXIDE program run by the Department of
Environment. Our College along with fourteen others from across the Perth metro area will complete a
monitoring program, laboratory sessions and have a presentation from Airwatch as part of their commitment.
The department of Environment is interested in Nitrous oxides as it is a dangerous pollutant produced by cars
but it is also a precursor to ground level ozone formation. All Year 9 students will be involved in the
Department of Environments Nox Airwatch program during first Term.

Our Year 11 and 12 students had a visit from the WA School of Mines during the week. Professor Don Ibana
and two students spoke to the students about courses on offer and career opportunities in the areas of mine
engineering and extractive metallurgy.                   [Mr Ian Britton, Co-ordinator Applied Sciences]

Blazer orders are due in now! Please make sure you have your order in by Thursday, 3 March. Late orders
incur a $20.00 surcharge by the manufacturer.                               [Mrs D Cole, Uniform Shop]

CANTEEN ROSTER [Junior School] COMMENCING MONDAY, 28 February2005:
28/2/05                          2/3/05                   5/3/05
Marilyn Dillon                   Sorina McKay            Marilyn Dillon
                                                         Marie Klasztorny10-11am

CANTEEN ROSTER [Middle/Senior Schools] COMMENCING MONDAY, 28 February 2005:
MONDAY         TUESDAY           WEDNESDAY     THURSDAY                  FRID AY
Jen Holleyman  Lexie Sutton      Helen Miller Karen Zielinski(9.30-1.15) Anna Cox
Lianny Bucktin                                Sally Grove                Debbie Dwyer

                                          BUNS FOR FUNDS
Over the next week, one order form per family will be distributed (via the eldest child) for Hot Cross Buns.
Mrs Mac’s are offering packs of delicious, fruity Hot Cross Buns (six buns for $3.50). All orders must be in
by Wednesday, March 9 – this is the absolute deadline and no late orders will be accepted. Payment must
accompany the order. The freshly baked buns will be distributed to buyers on Wednesday, March 23. If you
do not receive your order form, spare ones will be available from Student Reception.

                                      2005 – AFL FOOTY TIPPING
Time is running out for those who wish to be part of this year’s AFL tipping competition. Registrations
close in two weeks, so get your tipping book from Mrs Anne Farr at School Administration now. Tipping can
be carried out over the Internet or by filling in the coupons provided; more details are available as you
register. For just $50.00 you could win the first prize of $2200.00 or being among the weekly leading
tipsters who will receive $100.00 for their efforts. (Overall second prize $800.00, third prize $400.00, fourth
prize $100.00). You have to be in it to win it!!
                                                 EASTER RAFFLE
Thank you to those people who have already returned their sold tickets – and to those who have asked for
more to sell!! Your eager support is much appreciated. However, many tickets are coming back without any
identification – just the money and ticket butts – but we do ask that you please return sold/unsold tickets and
money with the cover sheet intact (or with your surname and eldest child’s homeroom on an envelope) so
that we can keep note of who has handed them in. Without this information it makes our bookwork very

Don’t forget that if you have any spare baskets, ribbon, cellophane              etc. we would love to use them when
making up our Easter baskets (last year we had over 70 prizes!).                 Please do not bring in any chocolate
donations until after the March long weekend as we do not want                   perishable items to spoil. As well as
anything chocolate, other prize donations could be fluffy rabbits,               Easter mugs or eggcups. Secondary
students can leave donations at Student Reception and there will be              boxes in Junior School classrooms for
the collection of goods.

                                              COST PLUS BONUS
If you are shopping at Cost Plus, do not forget to mention our school when paying and the amount you spend
will be noted; the P & F will receive a rebate at the end of term on all sales made to College parents, friends
and staff. We thank Cost Plus for their continuing support.

                 Items included in the Community News section are not necessarily endorsed by the College
      where they relate to goods, services and/or activities provided. They are simply included as community information.

GREENFIELDS PLAYGROUP - Greenfield’s Community Playgroup is based at the Greenfield’s Family
and Community Centre Building, corner of Murdoch Drive and Waldron Boulevard. The playgroup is over
ten years old and is run by a volunteer committee and is a non-profit, non-denominational playgroup and is
from birth to preschool aged children. If you would like further information please call: Sonya Davey,
Playgroup President on: 9535 9329.

MANDURAH & DISTRICTS JUNIOR HOCKEY - Invites all interested Juniors to the 2005 season
Term 2. There is Minkey hockey for Pre-primary through to Year 4’s played on Tuesday 4-5pm at Peelwood
Ovals and Mandurah Hockey Stadium. Upper primary mixed for Years 5, 6, and 7 on Saturday morning at
Peelwood Ovals and Mandurah Hockey Stadium. Registration Day is Saturday, 2 April at Mandurah
Hockey Stadium 10.00 am to 12 noon. Under 15’s girls and boys and Under 17 boys are club based teams.
Further detailed information contact: Halls Head: Tracey Joyce, 9535 2580, Irwinians: Theresa Ilsley, 9581
7540, Mandurah: Brad Johnson, 9535 1041, Midcity: Danielle Watts, 9537 2310, Pinjarra: Bob Crawford,
9537 6416. All other enquiries call Lyn on: 9534 3507 or Sally on: 9582 7852 or alternatively you can
collect a detailed flier from Mandurah Catholic College, Student Reception.

THEATRE UNMASKED “WANTED” - 6 and 7 year olds to play Munchkins in the Production of
Wizard of Oz - 4.15 pm – 4.45 pm. 8 to 12 year olds to play character parts - 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm. If you are
interested go to the CWA Hall, Cooper Street, Mandurah every Thursday at the above times.


To Emma Birch, Kirsty-Anne Reynolds and Megan Birch for completing the Rottnest Channel swim last
weekend. They completed the swim in a time of five (5) hours twenty-three (23) minutes to finish fifth in
their division. Well done!

Congratulations to the following students. Presentation of medallions will take place at the assembly on 23

    OPEN    GOLD        Cameron Harris                             Emma Birch
            SILVER      Alek Rubinich                              Samantha Millican
            BRONZE      Alex Darby

    U/17    GOLD        Matthew Holleyman / Kurt Hornby            Lisa Harris
            SILVER      Matt Watkins                               Karyn Hingley
            BRONZE      Wade Merritt                               Kayla Feeley

    U/16    GOLD        Matt Couanis                               Megan Birch / Kirsty-Anne Reynolds
            SILVER      Daniel Coles                               Alexandra Kay
            BRONZE      Scott Johnson                              Tarna Lee

    U/15    GOLD        Christopher Luff                           Jolene MacKay
            SILVER      Myles Murphy                               Sophie Dickson
            BRONZE      Kieran Lawler                              Casey Hornby

    U/14    GOLD        Nick Wright                                Carmen Quinn
            SILVER      Jesse Flintoff                             Megan Coles
            BRONZE      Aaron Hitchcock                            Ieshae Pereira
The following students have been selected to represent our College in the SWISSA Swimming Carnival to be
held at the Bunbury Aquatic Centre on Wednesday, 2 March.

              Jesse Flintoff       Carman Quinn
              Nick Wright          Megan Coles
              Aaron Hitchcock      Ieshae Periera
              Ryan Vergone         Remy Williams
              Nicholas Malycha

              Chris Luff           Jolene McKay
              Myles Murphy         Sophie Dickson
              Kieran Lawler        Casey Hornby
              Jess Bradbury        Nicole Stewart - Hill

              Matt Couanis         Kirsty-Anne Reynolds
              Daniel Coles         Megan Birch
              Scott Johnson        Alex Kay
              Daniel Hawes         Danielle Coxon

              Matt Holleyman       Karyn Hingley
              Kurt Hornby          Lisa Harris
              Matt Watkins         Kayla Feeley
              Wade Merritt         Brooke Schrubsall

              Cameron Harris       Emma Birch
              Alek Rubinich        Sam Millican
              Alex Darby           Melissa Klasztorny
              Clayton Luttrell     Tarna Lee

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