We have had a number of milestones and events in the life of the College over the last 2 weeks.
We have seen our Year 12’s, the graduating class of 2019 finish with their formal dinner last week and the have received numerous first round entry offers into Universities and vocational pathways and we had our new graduating class of 2025 join us for their orientation day into Year 7.
Our 2020 College timetable and staffing changes for 2020 are in the process of being finalised and will be in place next year ready for us to continue to deliver 5 quality lessons every day.
This week, our Year 10 students have embarked on their leadership camp in Canberra, the aim of which is to begin to prepare them for Year 11 and the rigours of Senior College life. The Year 10’s also take on work experience next week in an effort to enable them to gain some real world experience.
New College Principal
Mrs Kathy Holding will be in the College next week as part of her handover process. The College Executive will undertake annual improvement planning in a joint exercise with myself and Mrs Holding and our regional primary schools. This is a new way of planning strategically to ensure our message is transparent and focussed as a western region.
My thanks goes out to all Hennessy Staff who have worked so hard this year to ensure the life of the College is vibrant and engaging. On top of preparing lessons, delivering lessons, writing reports and marking work, they are also planning camps, sporting activities, induction days, and formal events, inter house competitions, debating, subject specific competitions and performing a myriad of other opportunities for your child to be involved in. This is a wonderful value add we are fortunate to be able to access here at Hennessy.
Thankyou and good wishes for the weeks ahead
YEAR 12 2020
Our new Year 12 have been using their study periods more effectively by:
- doing homework first and then assessments
- ask teachers to help you in study
- catch up on missed work
Overall, they are well settled and have been submitting work on time and asking for help when they need it.
Afternoon study for 2019 will end Week 7 – 27 November. There will be a special Year 12 only study Tuesday December 3.
HSC RESULTS AFTERNOON TEA
Save the date – the class of 2019 are invited back to Hennessy for a final afternoon tea hosted by the staff. This will commence at 2.30pm on Tuesday 17 December.
With student changes for 2020, it will be possible to process some requests to change electives for students. I will be advising them on Compass to see me to confirm they still want a change when it becomes available.
SHARON HIBBERT | Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning
The College is calling for nominations for its Community Council. The council meets once per month and all positions are held for a period of 2 years. The council provides the opportunity for members to support the mission of Catholic education in the school. Working with the Principls, Parish Priest and staff, the members of the Council and its committees provide leasership to the wider school community.
The council has a decision making role in certain policy areas and an advisory role in others.
The Principal has responsiblity fo rthe day to day leasership and management of the school.
If you would like to nominate for a position on the council please complete the form below and return it to the College either by email or delivery.
Nominations will close on the 10th December 2019.
Community Council Nomination Form
I _____________________________________________________ wish to nominate for a position on the Hennessy Catholic College Community Council.
Last week, gold medallist shooter Suzie Balogh OAM visited our wonderful Year 9 students as part of the Olympics Unleashed program. The program takes athletes into Australian classrooms to inspire and motivate students to be their personal best, whether that's in the classroom, the playground, the sporting field or at home. Special thanks to Susie for visiting, sharing her highs and her lows, teaching us about trap shooting and letting us hold and wear her Olympic gold medal.
Part of Ripon Street (road side closest to Carrington Park) will be closed to traffic from 6am on Friday 6 December 2019. The centre part of the road, used for parking, will remain open. The road side closest to the school and Church will remain open to traffic. (One way only)
The road will be re-opened to traffic late Sunday afternoon, 8 December 2019.
The following students are to be commended on their outstanding effort today during the Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon;
All were exhausted from the excursion but they did a fabulous job and executed each dish with professionalism and to industry standards.
- 2nd Dec to 6th Dec - Year 10 Work Experience
- 9th Dec to 13th Dec - Year 11 Hort & Hospo Beg, Work Experience
- Tues 10th Dec - College Christmas Liturgy
- Wed 11th Dec - Presentation Night
- Fri 13th Dec - Year 9 activities day
- Wed 17th Dec - HSC & ATAR results day, afternoon tea for Year 12
- Wed 17th Dec - Last Day of term for students
- Thurs 18th Dec - PTS interviews by request
- Wed 29th Jan - Year 7, 11 & 12 return for Term 1
- Thurs 30th Jan - All students return.