The best of Hennessy
Over the last two weeks the very best of Hennessy has been displayed. The students were very respectful celebrating Lexie’s life last Friday, in what was a beautiful service, Open Day displayed the best of students learning dynamically in a variety of subjects and we appreciated every parent and student who came through the College. Remember that the College is always open if you would like a tour of the school. Please contact the front office to arrange a tour.
Again a thank you to everyone who was able to attend these conferences this week. If you were unable to attend please not that you can always contact your child’s teacher. Email is the most efficient - every teacher is listed on the College website and can be found with firstname.lastname@example.org Your feedback is always valued and we will endeavour to add Pastoral Care teachers to our next conferences on Thursday May 23 (Year 12 - afternoon only) and Thursday August 1 (Years 7-11).
Later this year, staff will be looking at different models for interviews throughout this year that will utilise our new House system and parents will be able to provide some input into what you would like - more information to come.
The Sydney Excursion for Year 12 is coming up soon. Having been on this trip myself numerous times, it is always a highlight of their senior experience. Students will be involved in a range of pastoral and educational experiences and we look forward to hearing all about their adventures.
Change of Date: please note the College Cross Country Carnival will now be held on April 2nd. Information has been sent home to families about this.
Mrs Scott is back from her study leave but currently at the Principal’s retreat. She will be back on Monday next week.
Mrs Sharon Hibbert
Mr Cowan and I have spoken to Year 10 students about work experience for 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to try a career that the student is interested in and it can help them decide that the career is or isn’t for them which is important.
Organising work experience takes time and requires a lot of documentation so students should be having discussions with you about where they are going and who they are going with now. Students are able to travel anywhere for work experience however, parents will be responsible for all travel costs and accommodation. Students will require a family member or close family friend to accompany them. Once the student has decided where they would like to go they need to approach the employer directly and see if they are happy to host them on the dates indicated. If the employer agrees the student will advise us and we will follow up with documentation. We will need a name, email address, postal address and contact number to be able to do this.
The official designated week for work experience is December 2-6 however, some organisations who offer work experience specify set dates. Mr Cowan and I will look at each request and make a decision on a case-by-case basis.
Yesterday I posted several work experience opportunities onto the google careers classroom page. We have also advised students about activities they cannot do and this is attached for your information.
We would like every year 10 student to have an idea about where they are going by the end of term 1.
Please have a discussion with your child about possible options and feel free to phone or email Mr Cowan or me on Leanne.email@example.com if you need further information.
On Saturday evening, the 23rd February, Hennessy Catholic College's Hospitality students had the privilege of being invited to assist at the Aaron and Maddie McDonald Fundraiser.
The students were asked to assist in serving a three course meal to the attending guests. Food was generously provided by local businesses; Donges Supa IGA, Cafe de Jour, Gary's Gourmet Meats and Wilders Bakery, the students were required to plate up each course and serve the 210 patrons.
All 14 students were absolutely amazing, they worked extremely efficiently and were professional and courteous. They were exemplary ambassadors for the college.
The following students are to be commended on their efforts and dedication in helping the local community:
Grace Connelly, Harriet Davis, Nic Barrass, Mattea Tarce, Ailish Moore, Rory O'Brien, Rylee Hannaford, Beth Payne, Emily Dillon, Katrina Garlick, Emma McIsaac, Elizabeth Nowlan, Ellie Silk and Giselle Capra.
Congratulations to all the students who took part in the Swimming Carnival in February. The weather held off and allowed us to complete all swimming events as well as the diving competition. Abbey Hall was outstanding in the 14 years girls swimming events - smashing four long-standing records:
- 100m Freestyle 1.09.97 (previously set by Lucy Williams in 2010 in a time of 1.10.13)
- 50m Butterfly 33.87 (previously set by Stephanie McCabe in 2004 in a time of 36.28)
- 50m Backstroke 35.91 (previously set by Emma Byrne in 2004 in a time of 38.59)
- 200m Individual Medley 2.53.85 (previously set by Stephanie McCabe in 2004 in a time of 2.58.88).
Our Swimming Age Champions for 2019 are as follows:
1st - Annabelle Banwell
1st - Nicholas Vu
1st - Lydia Martin
2nd - Isabella Turner
3rd - Bella Brownlie
1st - Sebastian Stratford
2nd - Riley Burgess
3rd - Sean Thomson
1st - Abbey Hall
2nd - Elisabeth Hall
3rd - Chelsea Cleverdon
1st - Louis Clark
2nd - Jesse Glover
3rd - Fraser Johnson
1st- Petria Scott
2nd - Sarah Dillon
3rd - Lily Holmes
1st - Tom McEvoy
2nd - Jaxon Greenaway
3rd - Ethan Birks
1st - Ellie Silk
2nd - Emily Dillon
3rd - Giselle Capra
1st - Jack Glover
2nd - Jonathon Thomson
3rd - Marty McGrath
1st - Lucy Stuart
2nd - Coco-Rose Adam
3rd - Georgia Vitnell
1st - Ethan McEvoy
2nd - Charlie Crisp
3rd - Angus Johnson
Additionally, the following students are to be congratulated for their sustained effort in the pool: Hugo Kirkwood, Albert Dowling, Oliver Minehan, Nicholas Powderly, Ella Cross, Harrison Shea, Maddison Johnson, Lillian Williams, Macklay Brownlie and Angus Brown.
Gallagher House were victorious on the day. The final point score was:
1st - Gallagher - 692
2nd - Rice - 658
=3rd - McAuley - 604
=3rd - Nagle - 604
We had a number of students travel to Goulburn for the Archdiosen Carnival in late February - our students preformed exceptionally well with the following students: Ellie Silk, Louis Clark, Lily Holmes, Abbey Hall, Tom McEvoy, Seb Stratford, Issy Turner, Sarah Dillon, Petria Scott, Lydia Martin, CoCo Adam and Jack Glover all qualifying for NSW CCC.
The following students broke records in their respective age groups.
|Isabella Turner||13yr Girls - 50m Freestyle||32.40|
|Abbey Hall||14yr Girls - 50m Butterfly||33.78|
|Abbey Hall||14yr Girls - 100m Backstroke||1.18.04|
|Louis Clark||14yr Boys - 50m Breastroke||37.51|
|Lydia Martin||13Yr Girls - 50m Backstroke||37.63|
|Abbey Hall||14yr Girls - 50m Backstroke||36.50|
Congratualtions to Lydia Martin who was 13yr Girls Age Champion.
On Tuesday 5th March, 23 students from Year 9, took on a wide range of science and engineering challenges at the PCYC.
The event was organised by the University of Newcastle and consisted of the students competing in a wide range of activities against other schools in the Riverina. Challenges include bridge building, constructing a bionic hand with straws and making a trolley capable of withstanding the rocky terrain of Mars to name a few.
Is your child interested in a career in information technology?
Parents and interested students are invited to attend this event. This is not an organised school activity and parents will be responsible for transport to and from Canberra and all associated costs.
BiG Day In Canberra
Thursday 30 May 2019
in conjunction with the
invite students to attend the
2019 BiG Day In IT (Information Technology) Careers Conference
in the ANU Sports Hall @
the Australian National University
on Thursday 30 May 2019
Tickets Selling Fast So Book ASAP,
so you don't miss out!
Hear from speakers including Tim Kitchen from Adobe, Wisetech Global, Defence Force Recruiting, Department of Human Services & loads more to come!
Click HERE to book your tickets
Tickets - $5.00 per student
Morning tea provided
The University of Wollongong (UOW) will be hosting an Information Evening for students and parents on Tuesday 2nd April at the International Hotel, Wagga Wagga from 6pm.
At this event, attendees will meet UOW staff and students who will speak about some important things they’ll need to know as they make their way towards tertiary study, such as:
- UOW Early Admission
- Important dates and key things to remember for UAC applications
- Our Scholarships
- Subject selection for Year 10 students
- UOW Accommodation
- The degrees and opportunities available at UOW
- Your options if you don't get the ATAR you need
Interested students and parents can register for the event at uow.edu.au/future/events/
6 aside SOCCER
A 6-a-side Comp for Juniors will be starting Tuesday 19th March 2019 for the last 4 weeks of school, and concluding 9th April.
Games will be at Hall Brothers Oval (next to PCYC).
This year, playing on Tuesdays, we are working in with Futsal times at PCYC.
Times may vary slightly, but to fit around Futsal;
U8s play 5pm
U10s play 4pm
U12s play 4:30pm
U14s play 5:30pm
U17s play 5:30pm (possibly 6pm depending on numbers).
This will allow Futsal players to walk between Hall Brothers and PCYC and play both.
You can nominate a team or individual player. Nominations close Friday 15th March. Please email nomination (name/DOB/team if applicable) firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder that shin pads are compulsory for 6-a-side.