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Term 1, Issue 4, 5 May 2021

IMPORTANT DATES: 

Mother's Day Event – Friday 7 May

Mother's Day – Sunday 9 May

Paul Litherland Social Media Info Night – Monday 10 May

Yr 11/12 AGWA Art Excursion – Thursday 13 May

Naplan Writing – Thursday 13 May

Naplan Reading – Monday 17 May

College Assembly – Tuesday 18 May

Education Conferences (Yr 8-10) – Wednesday 19 May

Naplan Language – Wednesday 19 May

Naplan Numeracy – Thursday 20 May

Year 12 Exams Commence – Friday 21 May

Yr 10 Science & Engineering Challenge – Monday 24 May

Yr 9-12 Talented Young Writers – Tuesday 25 May

Advisory Council Meeting – Wednesday 26 May

Education Conferences (Yr 7) – Thursday 27 May

Yr 7-8 Talented Young Writers – Thursday 27 May

Year 12 Exams Conclude – Friday 28 May

Catholic Day - Pupil Free Day - 4 June 

WA Day - Pupil Free Day - 7 June

UNIFORM SHOP OPENING HOURS:
Regular Opening Hours:

Tuesdays, 8.00am – 3.00pm (closed for lunch 12.00pm – 1.00pm)

Thursdays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Please refer to the College Website Uniform Page for the Uniform Policy, Pricelist and current Uniform Shop Opening Hours.

IN FOCUS CAREERS NEWSLETTER - MAY EDITION:
Please click here to read the May edition of the In Focus Careers Newsletter. This newsletter provides resources and information relating to Career Pathways, VET, Traineeships, Universities, Events and Open Days. It is a great read for Parents and Guardians with children in Upper School.

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PAUL LITHERLAND 'SAFE ONLINE' INFORMATION NIGHT

Paul Litherland will be presenting to parents/guardians on Monday 10 May at 6pm on the topic of cybersafety. Paul will also present to all students in Years Nine and Eleven on Tuesday 11 May.

Are you concerned about what your child does online?

Do you have questions that you would like answered, but are too afraid to ask?

 

Then this information evening is for you!

Paul Litherland is a former WA police officer who has spent the last 7 years presenting to schools and parents about internet safety. He is regarded as one of Australia’s leading Key-Note speakers on Internet Awareness.

 

Paul is also a parent and says, “As a parent, I can add that extra insight to my presentations, as I am more than aware of the fear and apprehension parents have regarding the internet and the dangers that are out there.

 

It is difficult to be a parent in this technological age, and this helps me target my presentations more specifically to schools’ requirements. Having said that, it is also difficult to be a kid in this age. So, it is important to take a realistic approach to internet use to make users more aware of risk, rather than simply say "Don't do this" or "Don't do that". Together with my extensive history in law enforcement, I can assure you my presentations will have a very positive and inspiring impact on you and your kids.”

This event is free of charge to all our parents and guardians. Please register your interest through the Evenbrite link.  

Paul Litherland 'Safe Online' 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

BRUNSWICK TWILIGHT COMMUNITY EVENT
On the 8th of May we will be holding a FREE Brunswick Twilight Community Event. The event will be held at the Brunswick Recreation Centre from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. Please click here for more details.

 

INDOOR HOCKEY - LESCHENHAULT HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

Commencing 3pm Sunday, 9th of May, indoor hockey sessions will be run at the Leschenault Leisure Centre on Court 4. The sessions are open to all ages and all skill levels. Some equipment is available for use if players do not have their own equipment. Mouthguards are essential and shin guards are recommended. The cost for the first session is $10. If there are any queries please contact Shane Jamieson on 0423 051 677.

TUNING INTO TEENS WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS
Please find here some information regarding a free six session parenting program for parents and carers with children aged 10-16. 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO:
• Communicate with your teen more effectively?
• Help your teen develop coping skills and resilience?
• Learn how to emotion coach your teen through those difficult emotions?
• Understand why your teen behaves as they do?
• Help your teen develop emotional intelligence?


RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT ADOLESCENTS WITH HIGHER EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE:
• Have better concentration at school
• Are more able to cope when upset or angry
• Have fewer mental health and substance abuse difficulties
• Have more stable and satisfying relationships


Where: Lot 208 Youth Inc, Mulgara Street, Australind (Behind Australind shops)
When: Every Tuesday from 25th May - 29th June 2021 (Availability to attend each session is required).
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Cost: FREE
Facilitator: Deb Woods
Phone: 0405 116 553 or Email: Parentingways.education@gmail.com

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