I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 2020 student leadership team:
Albert Cavanagh and Bridie Minehan
Gallagher House Captains:
Zachary Sommer and Bronte Mewton
Nagle House Captains:
Sid Sell and Kara Mooney
McAuley House Captains:
Max Tiernan and Elly Sabidussi
Rice House Captains:
Sarah Penfold and Hannah Mooney
We are fortunate to have such wonderful youth and enthusiasm from these students who will be leading the college next year.
As the term draws to a close we have had a wonderful few days celebrating positive mental health with RUOK activities and would like to wish year 11 well for their end of course exams and thank the Hennessy teaching staff for preparing our students for these.
I look forward to welcoming our Director Mr Ross Fox to our Year 12 graduation mass and awards on the 26th September and celebrating the achievements of all of our 2019 graduating class with him.
Good wishes for the week ahead.
Year 12 students should check compass as I have added their HSC exams – they should also check Students Online to ensure this is correct and to change their email to a private one.
YEAR 11 EXAMINATIONS
Year 11 will be receiving their exam timetable this week. Students only need to be at school for an exam UNLESS THEY HAVE AN EXAM IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. Otherwise, they may leave after morning exams or just come for afternoon exams. Study in the library will be available as well. All students must attend the Graduation Mass on September 26. All exams will also be on Compass.
A copy of the timetable and a letter to parents has been emailed to parents. Please contact the front office if you do not receive a copy.
SHARON HIBBERT | Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning
Another busy week at Hennessy College
On Monday and Tuesday Year 8 and Year 10 had their Choicez presentations. The presentations separated the students into male and females and presented current issue which our students are facing. Issue which included what is a healthy relationships, the dangers of pornography, sexting and Image Based Abuse amongstothers. I encourage you to speak with your son or daughter about the topics covered.
An issue that was covered is that as parents we have raised our children in a digital age but haven’t given them the tools to survive in it. It can be very difficult as a parent and teacher to deal with the issue that the new digital age brings. I have included the links to some wesites that maybe useful to you and your family.
Dine and Donate
Monday also saw McAuley House host Dine and Donate. Dine and Donate is a great community night that allows the students along with their parents to prepare several meals which are then donated to St Mary’s Parish and St. Vincent DePaul for those struggling in the local community. Families also have the opportunity to share a meal they have prepared with each other and other families in the House. Thank you to Ms Arnall for guiding McAuley House , the McAuley staff that attended and Ms Worner and the Hospo crew for their preparation and help on the evening. Over 50 meals were prepared and stored.
The Rotary Club have again volunteered their time to raise awareness with the year 10’s to the dangers of driving under the influence, driver distraction and speeding. These dangers have been addressed through the driver simulator. All students have spoken of the benefits of being involved in the program.
Last week we ventured to Gerringong with the future student leaders for their Leadership Retreat. It was a fantastic retreat direct by Mr Miller. The students had time to pause and reflect on what they thought leadership was. Students were also challenged by Fr. Tom and Mrs Hibbert how they could practically implement their leadership in ways that were practical and would benefit the entire Hennessy College community. Student also commented that they took time to pray when I was driving the bus. Thank you to the staff that attended.
As always if you have any concerns please contact any member of the Colleges Wellbeing Team
ICAS Science Competition
Last week we had 37 students complete this competition from years 7 - 12. For the first time this was done digitally and went very smoothly. We look forward to receiving the student’s results and judging by the caliber of entrants they should be impressive.
This annual competition is the “Eleven and Twelve Chemistry Haloalkane Isometric Preparation Smackdown”. This occurs annually before the current year 12 cohort graduate. This year the competition was filled with drama when the Year 11 students appeared to narrow the lead, but the Year 12 students rallied at the last minute and finished in first place.
Year 7 Class Terrarium
7.4 were given the challenge to design and construct a class terrarium in a fishtank. It was a team effort with all students adding their unique touch to the overall design and construction.