We have had a full week of events this week, most noteworthy being our Remembrance Day ceremony, our joint St Mary’s and Hennessy Presentation Mass and the Year 12-graduation dinner, which is on tonight!
Next week we welcome 101 Year 7, 2020 students to Hennessy for their second induction day and parent evening. Mrs Kathy Holding, our new Principal will be attending the parent evening to meet new parents and carers. This is the largest cohort of year 7’s we have had in recent years, which is a clear indicator that the College is thriving!
All college Parents and Carers will have a chance to meet Mrs Holding early in the New Year.
Congratulations must go out to our Year 12’s who have now officially finished their HSC exams and have begun to receive early offers into the various Universities. There are 8 rounds of early offers before the ATAR is released and further offers are ongoing from that release date.
Breaking news: Hennessy receives drought relief funding from Catholic Education
I am thrilled to announce that Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn has given Hennessy $230000 to assist all of our families with drought relief. We know that every family is feeling the effects of the drought whether it is on the farm, as a small business owner, or anyone- we are all affected. We hope this money can go some way to assisting families in the lead up to Christmas and beyond.
There are considerable regulations attached to a windfall of this size and after consultation, the decision to distribute this funding to benefit EVERY family will be to remit $700 in school fees per family. This will occur in the next fortnight. For those in credit on their school fees, this remission can be carried into 2020. Our very capable finance team will process this to families shortly. Should you have a specific query, do not hesitate to contact the College.
I would like to pass on my thanks to Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn for supporting our school and our families across the region.
Good Wishes for the week ahead
Nagle House Mass -
The College is hosting the 6pm Parish Mass at St Mary's Young to mark the Feast Day of Venerable Nano Nagle which falls on the 21st of November. Nano Nagle is the second of our College charisms. We would love to see as many members of our Hennessy community at Mass on Saturday night. Any students attending are not required to wear their uniforms.
Congratulations to the following students for thier success in thier respective areas! We are proud of your achievements.
- Hannah and Kara Mooney- Accepted into the University of Canberra's Fast Forward program
- Nicolas Hall (Rugby League), Benjamin Schofield (Cricket) Mitch Prest, Tom Jenkins, Josh Coade and Charlie Corcoran (Rep for Riverina Bulls), Charlie Sullivan and Marty McGrath (rugby union) - Nominations for the Sportsperson of the Year
- Brodie Batinich- Junior Series Winner at the NSW State Yarding finals
- Faith James- Highest point scorer at the NSW State Yarding finals.
Hennessy wishes to advises that all parents are being sent out information by mail regarding access to the Compass Parent Portal.
Please read the information in the letter carefully, also contained in the letter you will also find your personal log-on code.
The link below will provide you with information regarding what you can aceess and do using this portal.
If you have any questions regarding the information or your access please do not hesitate to contact the college.