Dear Parents and Carers,
As we move towards the end of term, I would like to thank all of our teachers for their passion for teaching. Not only do they work at delivering 5 high quality lessons each day, they coordinate all sorts of co-curricular activities to support the broader life of the school. This takes considerable time away from their own families and personal lives to afford our students these opportunities.
Teaching and Learning:
Thanks must go to Mrs Hibbert and the KLA team for organising the Stage 5 Subject selections and up-coming Yr 11 Information Night. There is more detail regarding these evenings later in the newsletter.
I would like to thank all those involved in the recent Gallagher Dine and Donate charity fundraiser. We gathered on Monday evening to prepare meals for the needy in our community and raise funds to support St Vincent De Paul. This is our second Dine and Donate dinner for the year. Please consider participating in your child’s house dine and donate dinner- we have Rice and McAuley to go.
Staff and students have been working in their own time towards our famous Variety Night. Come along next Thursday night to celebrate the amazing talents present in our wonderful school.
Congratulations goes out to our Country Cup rugby students who travel to Wagga next week to play in the regional semi-finals. Hennessy continues to produce amazing football talent, Nic Hall will be playing in the NSW CCC rugby league rep side and Tom Jenkins has been signed to the Penrith Panthers NRL side. Well done to all of you, determination and dedication can take you far.
Year 7 are currently away for their first school camp. Reports indicate all are having a wonderful time and thanks goes to Staff once again for taking time out of their teaching to accompany our Year 7’s. This camp is designed to celebrate the beginning of their school journey at Hennessy.
I would like to thank Mr Miller for organising and accompanying me on the year 7 2020 regional primary school visits. We have Year 7 students assisting with these visits and giving Year 6 students an insight into what Year 7 is like at Hennessy.
Enrolment interviews for 2020 have commenced and I look forward to continuing to meet all of our families. We are also looking forward to meeting our year 11 2020 students from Sacred Heart in Cootamundra in the coming weeks.
AFTERNOON STUDY CHANGES – TERM 3
From Term 3 onwards afternoon study will be held from 3.30-4.30 only on Wednesday of each week. We have found that very few students are requiring study assistance and possibly utilising:
- Google docs – and getting feedback on tasks as they go
- Greater class time – therefore their teachers can assist them more readily
- Using the ongoing assessment model means no huge assessment tasks all due at once
In weeks 2 and 3, study will be staffed for Year 12 students after 4.30 up until approximately 6pm if they wish additional support in the lead up to the HSC Trial Examinations.
SUBJECT SELECTIONS 2020
Subject selections for 2020 will commence this term with Years 8 and 9 choosing their 2020 electives. This will be on 25th June with a Parent Information Evening to be held the same night commencing at 6pm in E9. Students can now access a Stage 5 Elective booklet via the Student Drive and the House Google classroom page and selections will take place from 9am Wednesday 26 June to 5pm Monday 1 July.
Year 11 2020 will select early in term 3 on July 25th with an information evening the same night starting at 6.30pm, although the subject market will be open from 5.30pm in the Hall.
HSC TRIAL EXAMINATION TIMETABLE
This is under construction and will be available to students via their Year 12 classroom page as early as next week.
PARENT/TEACHER STUDENT CONFERENCES 1 AUGUST
Year 7-11 reports will be posted by the end of term. Please note the Year 7-11 PTS interviews will be from 8am-6pm on Thursday 1 August (week 2, Term 3). A letter will accompany reports with the access code, which will also be available on all House classroom pages and Compass in Week 10. Year 12 will have normal classes on that day but all other classes will be cancelled.
CONTACTING STAFF MEMBERS
This is a reminder that all communication to staff must be through the College via email or calling the College directly. Staff are only required to respond during reasonable school hours and when they are able too.
ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING HANDBOOKS
These are available on the College website and Hennessy Student Drive under Assessment and Forms.
It is vital all students are aware of policies relating to assessment. This especially relates to:
- Procedures when absent
- Penalties for not following the correct procedure.
If in any doubt, students should always see their class teacher first and before tasks are due to ensure they are aware of what is permissible. However, I must approve all extensions, Illness/Misadventure applications and Appeals. The protocols and procedures are to ensure equity for all students.
SHARON HIBBERT | Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning
Year 10 Work experience
Thank you to the students and parents who have given me information about their work experience for 2-6 December. There are a handful of students who still have not contacted me. I will be seeing them this week. Please email me if you are having difficulties with work experience Leanne.email@example.com
Congratulations to Mia Hennock who has been selected for the Year 10 CSIRO virtual work experience program. Mia will be working online in the library all next week in the area of ecology and biology. We look forward to hearing more about her projects.
Western Sydney Careers Expo – Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June
A great opportunity to find out information on Universities, Colleges and a whole range of employment and training options. Over 150 Exhibitors and 115 HSC Seminars students can attend.
Time:10am-3pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Details at: http://www.westernsydneycareerexpo.com.au
University Open Days and Other Events
CSU Explore Day (Wagga Campus) – Tuesday 25th June
CSU Explore Day (Albury-Wodonga Campus) – Wednesday 26th June
Experience Clever (Open) Days at La Trobe University
What exactly is Experience Clever?
Held at the Melbourne and Bendigo Campuses during the winter school holidays, this is a chance for Year 10, 11 and 12 students to experience uni for a day. Students will choose from over 50 workshops in a broad range of study areas. From there, they’ll experience real classroom environments and interact with university staff and students.
Experience Clever - Bendigo Campus
Date: Wednesday 3rd July
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Register here for Bendigo:
Experience Clever - Melbourne
Date: Friday 5th July 2019
Time: 8.45am – 3.30pm
Register here for Melbourne
27 July 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Australian Institute of Music, Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
AIM OPEN DAY 2019 is the perfect opportunity to discover our range of unique and specialised degree programs. Meet teachers, students and alumni, chat to industry experts and explore your course options with our friendly admissions advising staff.
- Discover | See our vibrant campus come to life with free performance workshops, demonstrations, displays, career overview talks and more!
- Get Involved | Enjoy live performances, and experience a range of fun interactive activities. Plus take part in our industry feedback panel sessions.
- Find Out More | AIM OPEN DAY 2019 is the perfect opportunity to discover our range of unique and specialised degree programs. Meet teachers, students and alumni, chat to industry experts and explore your course options with our friendly admissions advising staff.
Full schedule of the day’s events and workshops coming soon.
Find out more: https://www.aim.edu.au/events/open-day-2019
Career in Games & Film, Industry Experience Day at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)
12th July 2019 Learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and VFX industries from experts. Free practical workshops in 3D Art, Animation, Programming and Game Design for Years 10-12 students. 10:00am-2:30pm, 33 Mountain St, Ultimo, NSW, 2007. Rego required. RSVP https://aie.edu.au/ied
Australian Catholic University (ACU) | Parent Information Sessions – North Sydney and Strathfield Campuses
Strathfield Campus - 25 July, 6pm – 7.30pm
North Sydney Campus - 8 August, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Is your teen thinking about tertiary study? Do you want to know how you can support them on their journey to university?
Hear from staff and students, learn about the application process and discover how ACU can help you and your teen get ready for university.
Find out more for North Sydney:
Find out more for Strathfield:
ACU University Experience
Spend a day at your local campus where you’ll be able to experience a taste of uni life before you enrol to study. Participate in hands-on workshops related to your degree of choice, explore campus and learn about industries and careers. For event dates and to register, visit acu.edu.au/uni-experience.
ACU Canberra Campus
Tuesday 1 October, 2019
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
ACU Strathfield Campus
Tuesday 9 July, 2019
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
North Sydney Campus
ACU North Sydney Campus
Thursday 11 July, 2019
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
National Art School (NAS) Open Day
At the National Art School, we believe that an artist’s role is to think creatively and critically about the world through the making of art. We offer you the opportunity to shape your future as a forward thinking artist in a dynamic, supportive and collaborative environment. If you have an artistic edge, something to say and the desire to create, the National Art School is the place for you.
Western Sydney University (WSU) - Bachelor of Music Early Entry
The early offer pathway into the Bachelor of Music is now open! To be eligible for this, students need to book in an audition through the Western Sydney University online booking system. For more information, please visit: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/future/study/how-to-apply/music-applicants.html?cid=em:2019musicauditions-group1
UOW College Australia Now Accepting applications for 2020
UOW College provides pathways to the University of Wollongong. We offer uni preparation courses to support students and progress to university studies. We also provide VET courses for students seeking work-ready qualifications in Nursing or Fitness. These can also be used for a direct pathway to a bachelor level study. Find out more at below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in a career in agriculture?
Where Can Students Find Out More About Tocal College (NSW DPI)?
Tocal's Open Days, held each Friday of the Winter & Spring school holidays include a presentation on courses & agricultural careers, inspection of campus and tour of farm property. Prospective students & parents/carers and school groups welcome. Other sources include our Website, Facebook or phone 02 4939 8888 or 1800 025 520.
Tocal College (NSW DPI) Scholarship Program Provides Significant Financial Assistance
Tocal’s Scholarship program awarded funds to over 70% of full time students with mid-year allocations to occur. Scholarships are held in student accounts and used for course costs and approved extra-curricular training activities e.g. Bison Horse clinics, Working Dogs or Trials Motorbike courses. The majority of Tocal students are normally eligible for Youth Allowance.
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Guide
Plan now for what is on offer. As the region's premier vocational education and training provider, Canberra Institute of Technology provides progressive and accessible education solutions using the latest technology and most up-to-date in learning capabilities, with options for flexible and online learning.
Our strong connection with industry and practical, hands-on courses mean you can develop the right skills to get the job you want. You can choose from almost 300 courses ranging from certificates, traineeships and apprenticeships through to diplomas and degrees.
New courses at TAFE and Uni
Have you ever thought about being an interior decorator? You can study a Certificate IV in Interior Decoration to help achieve your dream career and NO ATAR is required
A career in interior decoration could entail styling, colour selection, planning and arranging spaces, and consulting with clients about their wants and needs. If you think you have a flair for design and the latest trends (or maybe you love to watch The Block) this could be the course for you.
There are a variety of training providers that offer this course around Australia. You can find out more about the course and where you can study it on the MySkills website here.
The University of Newcastle is launching the Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science in 2020.
If you love the ocean, the environment or science, this might be the course for you. Learn about the importance that the marine environment plays in our lives.
As part of the degree, you’ll have access to world-class facilities and participate in field and laboratory work to help develop your analytical, research and communication skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage in work-integrated learning and gain recognised certifications such as a boat license, radio operator license, and drone and remotely operated vehicle operation.
Find out more about the Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science here.
Study Engineering Online with Southern Cross University from 2020
Study a Bachelor of Engineering with honours in civil, mechanical or coastal systems engineering at Southern Cross' Lismore campus or through the interactive online learning platform with residential schools. Visit
Positions in Australian Defence Force – Gap Year
Applications for all roles are now open – and will close as positions are filled. Learn more in the FAQs section below.
To be eligible to apply, you'll need to be an Australian citizen aged between 18 and 24 on completion of military training (dates vary by job). You'll also need to have completed Year 12 (subject passes required vary by job) and have passes in Year 10 English and Maths. Refer to individual job pages for more information.
Get an exciting 12-month taste of life in the Navy, Army or Air Force, and enjoy full job training, meaningful work and memorable experiences – plus much more. It’s an opportunity to get a feel for military life while enjoying unique experiences.
Are You Considering Teaching? Discover the Benefits of Rural and Remote Locations.
Rural and remote NSW has so much to offer, including great schools in 33 destinations across NSW where you can receive a range of incentives and benefits and make a real difference. Benefits vary from school to school but may include: rental subsidies, additional personal leave and financial incentives between $20,000 and $30,000 gross/yr.
School Holiday workshops and Events
National Art School (NAS) Holiday Workshops
Calling all artists from 6 to 18, from beginners to HSC students – school holiday workshops are now on!
With small groups, individual attention and an emphasis on creativity and experimentation, the NAS holiday programs are a great way to begin or extend a life in art. There are even specialist classes for high school students who want to extend their learning outside the confines of a classroom.
All classes take place in a creative studio environment and are given by artist-lecturers who have a deep and practical knowledge of the endless possibilities art offers to young people. Programs are offered in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photomedia and textiles.
Academy of Information Technology (AIT) Digital Design Holiday Workshop
7 Kelly Street Ultimo
Transform your passion for Design into a career of the future. UX Design has revolutionised design so we want to give you a taste of how to create assets that users love.
Blue Mountains Careers Focus Days
16, 17, 18 July
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, 1 Chambers Road, Leura
A 3-day residential program for students considering a career in the hospitality industry, designed for those aged 16 and over. This program gives prospective students insight into what it’s really like to study at BMIHMS and is held at both our Practical Learning Centre (Leura Campus) and Executive Business Centre (Sydney Campus).
Career in Games & Film, Industry Experience Day at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)
Learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and VFX industries from experts. Free practical workshops in 3D Art, Animation, Programming and Game Design for Years 10-12 students. 10:00am-2:30pm, 33 Mountain St, Ultimo, NSW, 2007. Rego required. RSVP
Trial-a-Trade: Cookery, Patisserie and Hospitality School Holiday Workshops,
William Angliss Institute Sydney will again be holding its famous Trial-a-Trade: a day of engaging, interactive and educational workshops! For only $10 you get access to a whole day of fun-filled, practical workshops, including cupcake decorating and barista skills! Register your interest today, as spots are set to fill up quickly! For bookings contact Erica at:email@example.com.
Year 7 & 8 students
Registrations for UN Youth NSW Junior Leadership Weekend 2019 are now open!
On 7th – 8th September 2019, more than 100 students from years 7-8 from across the state will meet at the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation, Narrabeen, to take part in Junior Leadership Weekend. They will learn about leadership and advocacy and will participate in informative workshops, skills seminars, innovative Youth Action sessions and hear from accomplished guest speakers!
The conference theme will be Putting Gender on the Agenda. Gender equality is a fundamental human right, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone around the world receives equal access to opportunities because of their gender.
Our goal is to dissect how diverse communities experience the global gender gap, the role that the media play in fuelling gender-based rhetoric, and particularly looking at this in the context of international and domestic politics. We think that this is imperative for students to try and understand, as they can definitely play a large role in making a change, even if they don't know it!
They will also form incredible friendships with a diverse students from all around NSW.
It will be a fantastic opportunity which hopes to provide these young students the tools and skills needed to inspire action and change within their local communities, and eventually the world!
To see more information and to register head to our website:
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Parkman at school OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 10 students
UNSW HSC Maths Course Selection Advice
With subject selection coming up in early Term 3 you may want to look at some information from the Uni of NSW about maths.
While we encourage everyone to study the level of maths at which they feel sufficiently challenged, below are some guidelines for the minimum level of maths required for some of our degrees. Please also see Assumed Knowledge for more information. Studying at least HSC Mathematics Extension 1 will leave your options open when you choose your university degree. Knowledge of mathematics is a useful skill in any profession, even if it is not required for a particular course. No doubt, you will have to use mathematical tools such as graphs and statistics for the rest of your life. Learning mathematics also teaches you to approach problems in a systematic and logical way. This is a transferable skill that is particularly important in project management and it is an important skill for life.
Years 7-10 girls
Experience It! for Girls Years 7-10, University of Wollongong
Friday 5 July
Monique Alfris, Co-Founder, Pollinate Energy will open this Conference for female students who love Maths & Science -Years 7-10. She provides safe light to millions of homes. You can make a difference too - learn skills and have fun. No registration Fee. Bursaries assisting travel & accommodation contact: email@example.com or phone 9410 5652.
Do you have a passion for the environment? MobileMuster wants you to create a one minute film encouraging your community to recycle their old phones.
It can be live action, stop-motion, picture story or a combination. Any genre can be used – documentary, comedy, musical, horror, romance, sci-fi.
Entry is free and is open to all primary and secondary school students in Australia.
Entries are open until 12.00pm on Monday 23 September.
Find out more and enter: https://www.mobilemuster.com.au/competition/
THIS WEEK’S JOB SPOTLIGHT
What do they do?
Social workers help individuals, families and communities to deal with and resolve personal issues and social problems or support them in times of crisis. They deal with people face-to-face and work within policy development, education and research.
They can specialise in a wide range of areas including children and family, youth, violence and sexual assault, medical and health, child protection, income support, disability, education, aged care, correctional services, family law, youth justice, community legal, psychiatric and general mental health, refugees and migrants, and Indigenous communities.
“Being a social worker in the department means always being on-hand for an emergency, either an individual’s personal crisis or being a part of a national response to an emergency, such as bushfires and/or floods.”
– Yasmin Tilmouth
If you’re a passionate and empathetic people person who would like to help others, or if you’re interested in breaking down barriers that contribute to inequality, discrimination, exploitation and oppression, then social work could be a rewarding career to consider.
- Assessing clients’ needs and finding or providing appropriate support services
- Writing letters of referral or reports to help clients obtain services they need e.g. crisis accommodation or social security benefits
- Helping community groups to plan and carry out programs, improve or develop services to improve their situation
- Monitor the progress of clients by maintaining contact
- Analyse statistics and write reports
- Develop policies and evaluate programs
- Manage, mentor or train other staff
- Attend professional meetings relevant to your caseload to provide the best outcomes for clients
- Lobby to change social welfare policies and procedures in the pursuit of social justice.
- Empathy and emotional maturity
- Great interpersonal skills, especially listening and communication
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team
- Adaptability and problem solving
- Time management
- Leadership skills
- Professional ethics
- Good analytical and report writing abilities
- Ability to be objective
AASW accredited Bachelor of Social Work and / or Master of Social Work.
Membership of the AASW.
Working with children check, First Aid Certificate (Mental Health) may be required for some positions
Average salary $70,928 per year (Source: Joboutlook.gov.au)
Job growth in this area is strong (source: Joboutlook.gov.au)
On Tuesday night Hennessy held the second 'Dine and Donate' of the year. 'Dine and Donate' is a hospitality event at Hennessy aimed at preparing meals for the less fortunate in the Hilltops community. It is also a great experience for the Hennessy community as students, their families and staff cook and share a meal together with lots of laughs and good conversation. Thank you to all who attended for their kind support and to make the event happen and to Donges IGA and Baker's Delight for their generosity. A big thank you to Miss Worner and her team of volunteers for their hard work on the night."
Hennessy once again competed in the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese Basketball Tournament held in Tuggeranong on Friday 31st May. As always the Hennessy players were fantastic ambassadors for the College. While we weren’t hugely successful on the scoreboard front, the sportsmanship, camaraderie, perseverance and general good spirits displayed by all the students throughout the day gives testimony to their character.
From the coaches…
The Year 7/8 Girls put in an amazing effort against some very experienced teams. After a difficult first game the girls didn’t give up but tried their best in every game afterwards. The girls demonstrated perseverance, a positive attitude and were very encouraging of each other. Well done! Best and Fairest goes to Matilda Wark. Mr Logan
The Year 7/8 Boys Team represented the College in fantastic spirit and should be commended for their hard work and sportsmanship. Although they didn't walk away with a medal they persisted and improved every game. Best and Fairest goes to Brody Smith. Miss Worner
The 9/10 Girls played with great heart all day and showed improvement in both defensive and offensive play. They never gave up and came very close to winning but for some inaccurate shooting. Best and Fairest goes to Brodie Batinich. Mrs Hibbert
The 9/10 Boys had great fun throughout the day and we very competitive in every game and kept the opposition on their toes. They came away from the day with 2 wins and 2 losses. Fantastic sportsmanship was shown by all the boys. Best and Fairest goes to Kody Thompson. Mrs Tanner
The Senior Girls started with a bang narrowly losing their first match but then were outplayed by their stronger opponents. However, they played their hearts out and were competitive in every game. Best and Fairest goes to Ellie Silk. Mrs Hibbert
The Senior Boys team found themselves in a three team round robin playing games against Carroll College and Lumen Christi. The boys competed hard all day with a high level of effort and camaraderie. It was very rewarding to see all of them score points throughout the day as well as place a lot of pressure on their opponents when in defense. Best and Fairest goes to Angus Jones. Luke Miller
Those who played on the day were:
Year 7/8 Girls- Sophie Maloney, Ava Shilt, Matilda Wark, Lucy Foster, Regan Duncan, Tahlia Read, Anna Harden
Year 7/8- Riley Burgess, Sean Thomson, Cooper Anderson, Dan Smith, Brody Smith, Max Jones, Riley Powderly, Sam Graziani
Year 9/10 Girls- Faith James, Mia Hennock, Brydee Forde, Brodie Batinich, Kate Murphy, Abbey Hall (played up a year), Hollie King (played up a year)
Year 9/10 Boys- Ethan Birks, Kody Thompson, Sam Dunn, Jack Glover, James Collins, Liam Stuart, Jake Christie
Senior Girls- Sarah Penfold, Molly Thackeray, Elizabeth Nowlan, Ellie Silk, Bridie Minehan, Paige Van Rijswijk, Ella Murphy, Acacia Bloom, Gypsie Potts
Senior Boys- Blake Coombes, Ethan Newham, Mitchell Deep, Lachie Deep, Nelson Hall, Angus Jones,
Well done on your effort and attitude Hennessy!
On the 5th of July, 2019, 26 Year 11 Hennessy Catholic College students and 4 staff members will begin their cultural immersion trip to Cambodia. The students will be assisting with the process of building two houses for rural communities in the Siem Reap province. They will also be visiting a number of schools and the Sisters of Mercy Orphanage in Phnom Penh. This annual trip provides an invaluable opportunity for students to broaden their own experience and embrace the Cambodian culture and heritage. The students would like to thank everyone who has supported the trip by attending the various events organised and assisting with fundraising. A special thank you to the individuals and businesses who have donated prizes for the Monster Raffle and to Donges Supa IGA, who has allowed students to sell their tickets every Thursday and Friday afternoon for the past two months. The Monster Raffle will be drawn this Friday the 21st of June.
A change of date has occurred with the Lions Debutante Ball for 2019.
Unfortunately the numbers weren’t very strong this year and we had 6 girls and partners that we were happy to go ahead and have the event. Up until last Thursday we had the 6 but then before practice on Thursday night one dropped out, leaving up with 5 in total.
A very hard decision was made after chatting with the interested Debs to postpone the Ball until 3rd August 2019.
This may allow for more Debs to be included.
Practices will start on Thursday 4 July 2019 and continue on every Thursday after that until the Ball starting at 6pm.
We had 35 Hennessy students compete in the Archdiocesan Cross Country at Canberra in Week 6. The following students finished with a top 10 placing:
William Whitechurch (9th), Lydia Martin (3rd), Riley Burgess (8th), Elisabeth Hall (7th), Adam Galvin (8th), Maddison Davis-Chard (3rd), Lily Holmes (4th), Ella McRae (10th), Declan Laybutt (4th), Ellie Silk (1st), Grace Connelly (8th), Brodie Batinich (9th), Giselle Capra (10th), Declan Cashel (3rd), James Collins (6th), Ella Murphy (2nd), Jason Smith (1st) and Annie Turner (1st).
Six of our students then progressed to the CCC Carnival at Eastern Creek in Week 7. Congratulations to Declan Cashel (38th), Annie Turner (23rd), Maddison Davis-Chard (43rd), Declan Laybutt (52nd), Lydia Martin (9th) and Ellie Silk (18th) for their excellent efforts.