25 June 2021 - Newsletter (Vol 38 No 10)
Last week saw the conclusion of interviews for Year 7 2022. We had over 260 applications for 208 spots and the calibre of applicants was outstanding. One of the questions I asked each student was whether they read because they have to or because they liked to. As you would expect there were a range of responses; ‘I read all the time’, ‘I read when people make me’, ‘I read only if it’s a good book’ and so on…
Walking and reading are basic skills in life. We are good at walking because we never stop practising.
Reading is different. Some people learn faster; some people do not practise. Some people just choose not to read. Reading really does matter. Your children will benefit through life from being able to read at the best of their ability. It doesn’t matter what you read, what matters most is that you just read:
- Read books at your level – if there are more than 5 words on the first page that are too hard, choose an easier text to read.
- Read about things that interest you – reading shouldn’t be a chore, it should be enjoyable.
- Parents should read as well – let children see that reading is valued in your house.
Proficient readers develop essential skills that are transferable not only in a school setting but that are valuable lifelong skills, they;
- Make connections
- Are able to predict outcomes
- Create sensory images
- Read between the lines to infer
- Ask questions
- Look for the big idea
- Create summaries
- Connect between the known and the new
As parents and teachers we need to encourage all our children to read (regardless of the level). We must set examples – let them see you read, furnish our homes and classrooms with reading materials, give them an opportunity to choose their material as well, build on their interests, acknowledge them when we see them doing it!!
More and more time is spent on screens and many of our children don’t read for simple pleasure – I invite you and encourage you to have the discussion as a family around the value you place on reading and to see what simple changes you can make to show that READING MATTERS.
With the winter break upon us maybe these holidays can be an opportunity to pick up a good book and read. As always, please feel free to contact the wonderful library staff who can assist in this area.
Thank you for a great Term 2, have a restful break and enjoy some quality time with family and friends.
As Semester One comes to an end, it seems timely to take a moment to think about the year so far, take stock and look forward to the remainder of 2021.
The Cambridge dictionary defines this as, ‘to take stock (of something) is to think carefully about a situation or event and form an opinion about it, so that you can decide what to do.'
Taking stock can be about finding personal happiness and discovering your life purpose. Make some time where you can really think about where you are and what's happening around you at the moment. You need to sometimes give yourself time to step back and evaluate things, otherwise the day to day stuff will be overwhelming.
Do you ever take the time to have a go at taking stock of things in your life? Sometimes, however organised we are, things can overwhelm us, and taking stock is what's needed to get back to a sense of normality as quickly as possible.
Usually we stray off course due to something out of our control taking up our time more than usual – a family emergency, illness, holidays even. Or we can simply lose track for a few weeks as life gets busier and we can’t stick to our usual routines for a while.
Whatever the reason – it can be really difficult to get back on track.
The mountain of backlog can feel burdensome, and too much to bear – and we end up feeling down/stressed/procrastinating etc….
Who wants that?
We all get in this mode at times, and the only way to come out of it with some sense of sanity is to draw a line in the sand and take stock.
If you can take stock of your life – there are so many benefits:-
- You gain a better perspective on what's niggling you constantly
- You can start to add these items as “TO DOs” into your diary – one a day would be a great place to start
- You can see what you can delegate to others to get through things more quickly
- You have a better understanding of where you are, and where you want/need to be
- You gain more head space as you aren’t constantly thinking about things that need to be done
So take some more time right now and prioritise these things over all others. Use a day in the upcoming break to really go through everything – or tackle things over a weekend – whatever fits your life the easiest.
Step back. Pray. Ask God for vision and perspective. Consider His Word. Remember His power, provision and plan. Move beyond self-led reactions to Spirit-led responses. The late pastor and theologian A.W. Tozer wrote, “Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is.”
Until next term, stay safe and attached is a prayer that I have found to be useful.
I know I need to step away from my emotions, expectations and plans.
I want Your perspective, Your dreams and Your responses to be mine.
Cover me again with grace, order my steps
and equip me fresh with Your Spirit.
In Jesus’ Name,
Assistant Principal - Mission
Staff and Student Wellbeing
Year 7-10 Semester 1 Reports
This week will see the publication of all Year 7-10 Semester 1 Reports on Sentral. I have written to families in a separate letter this week outlining the changes that have occurred in regards to assessment and the reporting of student learning.
As a result, parents will see several changes to our Semester Reports. These changes will include reporting on a student’s knowledge, understanding and skills based on the NESA Common Grade Scale. In addition teachers will be reporting on Learning Behaviours in class and Recommended Strategies for Improvement. These will essentially replace written comments and be more precise in student achievement and where improvements can be made for the next reporting period.
Learn more this year about how to improve your results and be more efficient and effective with your schoolwork by working through the units on www.studyskillshandbook.com.au. Our College access details are:
Our school’s access details are:
School’s Username – stjohnpaul
School’s password – 89success
In addition, our subscription to Elevate Education may assist in this area.
This online platform contains resources and useful study tips that all SJPC students will find effective. We encourage them to access this Student Portal and try some of the strategies. Students have the password to this site. The password can also be found on the Curriculum Noticeboard.
Learning and Teaching
Term 3 dates to remember
Staff and Students return - Monday 12 July
SJPC Athletics Carnival - Thursday 15 July
Staff Development and Pupil Free Day - Friday 16 July
Coffs Harbour Cup 1/2 day holiday - The College will close at 12noon - Thursday 5 August
Students travelling to Heron Island
2022 Top End Instalment Reminder
Holiday Support and Information
As we journey through the year of 2021, Term 2 draws to an end and the school holidays begin. This is a wonderful time for our students, a time away from classes, homework and assessments. We have spent this term focusing on our relationship with God and how relationships help build a connection with our peers, teachers, and you as parents.
Schools provide a structure and connection for our students. A sense of belonging that makes us feel connected and gives them the confidence to face the challenges of each day. For many students, school holidays are exciting times, however for some, the school holidays can be a time of isolation away from this structure and from friendship groups.
Below is some information and support sites that could help over the break.
Supporting your young person during the holidays (attached)
Interactive activities for young people on the headspace website on life issues, health and wellbeing, mental health, study & work, drugs and alcohol.
Free personalised professional support for parents/ carers to help you support teenagers through a tough time from ReachOut.
Free grief and loss counselling from Griefline. Griefline works with anyone experiencing grief and loss across Australia, inclusive of remote, regional, rural and metropolitan regions. Their services are free and available 365 days a year. 1300 845 745 (6am - midnight)
A Parent’s Guide to Instagram Australia Edition ReachOut. Instagram has combined with ReachOut to put out a guide on safe use of Instagram.
In term three we will focus on the importance of leadership and stewardship, what they are and how Christ models this in the Gospels. Have a safe break.
Leader of Pastoral Care
To further support Year 12 students, in preparation for their Trial Examinations, the College will be opening the Homework Centre between 9 am and 12 noon on the following dates in the Winter School Holidays.
|Week 1||Monday 28 June||Tuesday 29 June||Wednesday 30 June|
|Week 2||Monday 5 July||Tuesday 6 July||Wednesday 7 July|
A number of staff are also running specialist workshops during this time. Students have been informed and will be required to sign in and out of the College if they choose to take advantage of this opportunity.
Plan your revision and study time over the holidays, with reference to the Trial Examination timetable posted on the Curriculum Matters Google Classroom
Those students who are studying the HSC course 1 unit Studies of Religion, will have an opportunity to participate in a series of workshops, run by Mr Hewitt, during the Winter School Holidays.
|Wednesday 30 June||9am - 11am||N5|
|Tuesday 6 July||9am - 11am||N5|
|Wednesday 7 July||9am - 11am||N5|
This opportunity will help them prepare for their Trial Examination early next Term.
As you know, Year 10 students have been presented with their Curriculum Guide to Stage 6 in preparation for selecting their 2022/23 pathway of study. Their Curriculum Matters Google Classroom has numerous links and materials that will help them determine which pathway is the best for them.
This can be an overwhelming process for some students, so we again encourage parents and carers to work with their children by;
- reading and discussing the contents of the Curriculum Pack, received on Wednesday 16 June
- accessing the Curriculum Matters Google Classroom and using some of the online tools
- accessing the Stage 6 Information website
- joining us at the Curriculum Information Evening on 14 July
Year 8 students will be starting the process of selecting their 2022/23 Electives in Week 1 Term 3. They will be provided with an Elective Information Pack, as well as access to an Elective Information Website. A Curriculum Information evening will be held at the College on Wednesday July 28th from 6:30 pm. Stay tuned !!
Years 7 – 9
All students should now be re-evaluating their Semester 1 goals and determining what they want for their learning in Semester 2.
Leader of Curriculum
Winter Warmer Breakfast
Over the holidays the library is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week to provide a quiet space for study. I encourage all Year 12 students to take advantage of this opportunity, and come in one day at least, and if not, to allocate time during the break to thoroughly prepare for their upcoming trial exams.
Last Friday night the fundraising committee hosted a Trivia night here at the college. I was so proud of the group who have spent the last 10 weeks planning and organizing the event. To see them work so hard and experience such success will remain a special memory for me. To Lily-Rose Battaglia, Paris Scott, Leilani Fasala, Sarah Markwort, Matt Livolsi, Tyler Kooyman and Ethan Sultana I extend my congratulations and the congratulations of the many in attendance who expressed how much they enjoyed the night.
A big thank you must also go to James Fury and Michael Stubbs who entertained the audience with their quirky humour as MC’s on the night, Sharon Brennan and Sharon Reeves for their skills in the pressurised role of scorers, Trish Stocks and Carolyn King for their expertise in helping the kids put the finishing touches to the night and the many Year 12 helpers who gave up their night to help out.
Of special mention is the enormous generosity shown from the community, especially in light of the difficulties experienced by Covid. The prizes donated for the night were outstanding and to the following businesses I would like to extend our gratitude and thanks. Without you this night could not have eventuated.
|Spare Room||Ernie's Kitchen||Fiasco|
|CeX Club||Office Works||Brooklyn's Burgers|
|Sweet Love Cake Couture||Subway Woolgoolga||Guzman Y Gomez|
|Bellingen Gelato Bar||Bellingen Lolly Shop||North Coast Hotel Group|
|Greater Western Sydney AFL Club||Geelong Cats AFL Club||Adelaide Football Club|
|Adelaide Strikers||Advanced Mechanical Services||Advanced Automotive Services|
|Car Finders||Hairy Rumours||North Coast Boating Centre|
|Hand & Body Concepts||Southern Cross Cleaning||Peter Harrison Painting Services|
|Boost Juice||CafeTreeo||Humble Home|
|Beachbodies Gym||Uptown Local||Harcourts Real Estate|
|Elks Building Contractors||Parry’s Jewellers||Big Banana Fun Park|
|Country Cubs||Preschool & OSHC||Isabella Watkins|
|Jetty Car Wash & Detailing||Carlton United Breweries||Phelps Family|
|King Family||Gleeson Family|
I would also like to thank everyone who turned up on the night and dug deep into their pockets to support the event. Your generosity was amazing and without you, the night would not have been the success it was.
The boys in the group (and I) have just completed 6 weeks of our mullet challenge and with 8 weeks to go a number of the boys are in need of hair ties while at school. I’m sure by SJPC day there will be some serious hair styles gracing the court for the teachers v students basketball game.
National Spelling Bee Championships
Students should now be aware of the final results.
Year 8 HPL students write a book in a day!
This week our year 8 HPL students spent all of Wednesday (8 am - 8 pm) writing a book in a day. They worked in two teams of 7 students to write, illustrate, format, edit and upload a book in 12 hours. The books were based on a set of parameters that were only provided first thing in the morning and the final products have been entered in the ‘Write a Book in a Day’ competition. We had an awesome and intense time working together and it was such a joy to watch these capable, creative young adults soaring. Special thanks to Maree McKelvie, our literacy coach, who supported us all day and well into the evening!
The competition is a fundraiser for young people suffering from cancer and the books will be published via an online library. You can sponsor our students' work using the links below and all funds raised go directly to “The Kids’ Cancer Project.”
At the time of writing the teams have already raised $355!
The great titles they produced might be coming to a bookstore near you!
Lost in Uluru: The Garden of Uluru is a short story about a field trip gone wrong. The teachers are convinced to climb Uluru and despite the new laws, they embark. The sketchy tour guide turns out to be a deceptive cartoonist dealing with family issues, the teachers go missing and the students have no choice but to go and find help.
Written & Illustrated by: Hamish Moore, Hannah Willis, Heather Murray, Mackenzie Horn, Maddison O’Leary, Theodore Wood and Zoe King.
Blue Bottles: Russell William’s career as a musician is over. However his twin brother, Lee, is thriving as a yoga instructor / painter. Riddled with jealousy, Russell does something he might regret. What extreme measures will Russell take in order to succeed? Will there be karma?
Written and Illustrated by: Makaylah Beatty, Cohen Franklin, Mykenzie Smith, Eliana Straw, Zoe Hicks, Asher Hewitt and Riley Woods
The new SJPC Debating team have had a positive experience affirming the high regard that the student body has for the debating process.
Debating is a formalised process of discussion that helps students take on whatever life throws at them, both in the classroom and in life.
Debating is not just about being able to speak well - it’s about learning to embrace a wide variety of arguments. The process forces participants to respect the other side of an argument and question one's own opinion. Debating helps develop critical thinking skills, making students curious about new ideas while also retaining some scepticism, developing empathy and building a healthy attitude to questioning.
Debating means students embrace many and varied topics, making them more politically and socially aware and better able to connect and relate both socially and in the workplace. This empathy is an important life skill, as is the confidence to speak and communicate.
Stage 4 students signed up in droves and there were enough students to create two teams to compete in the Catholic Schools Debating Association CSDA regional competition at the end of Term 3.
Congratulations to Aditya Bhatia, Alice Martin, Jocelyn Maybury, Harry Mitchell, Georgia Pierce, Amrita Sandhu, Hunter Sawaya, Henry Shepherd and Gabriel Wark who will be bringing their enthusiasm and expertise to the competition.
Stage 5 students have also been positive and have enough students for a very strong team. They will also compete at the end of Term 3.
Congratulations to John Hughes, Koko Nichols, Claire Plummer and Alexandra Nealand.
Cherie O’Brien has taken over the leadership role of the team bringing with her a wealth of experience leading several schools in debating championships.
Our Junior team will have a lot to live up to as they enter the first round of competition to represent the school on 30 July. The students are starting to prepare their speeches which already cover diverse topics such as “Should We Live Forever?”, “Standardised Education is Deeply Flawed” and “Video Games: A Sporting Sensation” are some of the topics that are going to be explored making for an entertaining day for our school judges. Good luck to Samara Satyanand, Alexandra Nealand, John Hughes, Chelsea Bird and Tully Gennat.Thank you to the English department for their ongoing support particularly our school judges, Janine Sawtell and Ngahine Munokoa.
Senior Drama Excursion to Lismore
On Thursday 3rd May, 22 eager and talented Senior Drama students went to Lismore for an enriching 2 day Drama excursion. Students stayed at the extremely welcoming and beautifully located Lismore Lodge where they bonded over some lovely home cooked meals.
Experienced actors and directors challenged and extended students' skills and knowledge through Physical Theatre and character development workshops at The Northern Rivers Performing Arts (Norpa). Students workshopped their current assessment performances gaining valuable feedback and guidance.
SJPC were also treated to Lismore Theatre Company's production and a private Q&A session for their HSC Drama text ‘Neighbourhood Watch’.
Mr Muschal and Mrs Cotton would like to congratulate the students on their exemplary behaviour, enthusiasm and creativity.
Melissa Cotton & Markus Muschal
Year 11 Visual Art students first unit of work had them investigating abstracted landscapes. They began this visual journey through digital manipulation of the student's own photographs. These digital 'Scapes' were created using the 'Canva' App and used as inspiration for their final works. Students then experimented with the use of mixed media such as muslin, oil pastels and inks on board. This culminated in their expressive,stylised 'Scapes'. Keep an eye out for these striking works next term in the breezeway.
The Australian Geography Competition is a contest for Australian secondary school students, assessing their geographical knowledge and skills. The Competition aims to encourage student interest in geography and to reward student excellence.
A special mention goes out to students, Jessica Harrison and Finn Klinkers in Year 10. Jessica received a Distinction while Finn finished in the Top 1% with a High Distinction. Congratulations to all students who participated in this year's competition.
Leader of Learning - HSIE
Year 10 Food Technology classes have completed a unit about the Food Service and Catering Industry.
Students have learnt about different employment opportunities available within the industry, as well as the many different types of Food Service on offer. Each practical lesson has seen students producing dishes suitable for different styles of service such as finger food, buffets, cafe style food, and short order service.
Their assessment task this term required them to design and produce a dish suitable for serving in a Food Truck at a Music Festival. Students needed to consider the cost of raw ingredients, time needed for bulk preparation, facilities available in a Food Truck, how to alter a standard recipe to cater for a crowd, legislation relating to the Food Industry and safety and hygiene factors. They also had to think about the effect their dish had on the environment, and in particular the type of servicewear they would use.
The variety of dishes produced by the classes were excellent and students thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of creating something trendy, but also quick and economical to produce.
The Year 9 Textiles class began the year learning a number of foundational sewing skills through the construction of samples such as different types of seams, darts, gathering, buttonholes, zippers and hems. The students then used these skills to help them construct a garment for the unit titled ‘Below the Belt’.
Using a commercial pattern the students selected their own fabrics and designs that incorporated a zip finish and either a waistband, yolk or facing finish. Students were guided through the complexities of reading and understanding a commercial pattern, from pattern layouts and marking through to construction steps.
The class worked very well to complete their garments, learning many new skills in the process and encouraging each other along the way. They should all be very proud of the first garments they have produced!
Japanese Students meet the Deputy Ambassador of Japan
On Friday 18 June, ten students from the Years 10 and 11 Japanese classes were invited to meet with the Deputy Ambassador, Mr Shutaro Omura, at the Botanic Gardens in Coffs Harbour. Mr Omura had travelled from the Japanese Embassy in Canberra to officially open the Manga Exhibition at the Cartoon Gallery.
Mr Omura spoke to the students about his role as Deputy Ambassador, the experiences he has had in his various positions around the world and how important learning another language is to enable you to appreciate all people and cultures, even your own.
Afterwards the students were able to enjoy a traditional Japanese lunch in the gardens. The students invited were: Year 10 - Amelie Smith, Jessica Harrison, Jorja Kyle, Adrian Aranibar, Syarn Lee and Neve Bienefelt and Year 11 - Jackson Lantry, Jordyn Pethick, Kaitlyn Bissett and Lucy McPherson.
Some of the students have shared their thoughts about the day.
What did you learn from the Ambassador?
Kaitlyn - We learnt about the importance of the connection between Australia and Japan and the vast experiences that travels and exchanges to Japan offer and their positive influence on us. We understood how this can impact how we learn the Japanese language in the future, and how this will contribute to our studies.
Syarn - We learnt that it is very important to start learning languages from an early age as Mr Omura has studied multiple languages throughout his life. This has encouraged us to keep motivated with our studies and to further develop our skills in Japanese.
What did you find most interesting about what Mr Omura said?
Jackson – Mr Omura’s devotion to other cultures through his travelling and living in different places and learning their languages. First travelling and living in America when he was about 25. Then later on travelling to and living in Thailand. Mr Omura said that it was much harder for him to learn Thai, as he was much older whilst learning Thai, opposed to the other languages he has learnt.
Lucy - It was interesting to hear how it was hard to learn a language when you're older and how it’s good to learn a language at school while you’re young. Also it is good to find a hobby that includes Japanese and as it can motivate us.
What did you find surprising about what Mr Omura said?
Kaitlyn - Something that was surprising about what he said was that he was not a big fan of Manga, although he still enjoys the art. He talked about the concept of manga art and how this will influence our studies of Japanese, through the ways in which stories are told. However, this was surprising as Manga is something that is commonly liked in the Japanese culture.
Jordyn - I was surprised at how impactful Mr Omura’s role is, and how if it wasn't for his work, there wouldn't be as many people travelling and going on exchange in other countries. By creating foreign connections, it has allowed and enabled the spread of culture and experiences, uniting many countries together.
Syarn - Before this experience I didn’t know what the role of an ambassador was or how they contributed to the relationship of countries. Mr Omura has a significant impact on Australia in relation to Japan and travelling and highlighting the diversity of the two cultures.
Has it changed your thoughts on language learning or your future plans?
Jackson - After talking with Mr Omura, my enjoyment for the Japanese language has been strengthened. It has motivated me to want to be able to speak the language to a high level even more.
Lucy - After meeting with the Ambassador I want to keep learning the Japanese language/culture after school.
Jordyn - Last year I was meant to do an exchange in Japan, however due to Covid, that was cancelled. I hadn’t considered travelling to Japan since then, but after listening to the Ambassador, I have regained my initial interest, and wish to return in the future.
Leader of Learning - Languages
Year 10 Work Experience
Our Year 10 students have been involved in work experience placements recently and many local business’ have opened their doors to them.
There are a number of published studies that highlight the benefits of students undertaking such experiences. Australian longitudinal studies have demonstrated that students combining part time work and school have an increased chance of being in full time work upon school completion, and more times than not, part time work for our students has emerged as a result of them undertaking work experience. An essential outcome of work experience is its ability to add to the employability of our students. I once again thank the following employers involved in this vital dimension of the career development of our students.
Newcastle University Campus Visit
A group of Year 12 students recently completed a campus tour of the University of Newcastle. The tour was an opportunity for them to see student accommodation options first hand, as well as a chance to participate in a variety of hands on faculty workshops. Taking time to visit university campuses is a valuable learning experience for our students as it assists them with deciding on their future study courses and destinations.
The Superstars of STEM
This program is a series of 6 webinars that focuses on the career paths associated with science and technology. It’s well worth a look for those of you who love your science, but also, for those of you who might be starting to think about your future career. The series includes the following episodes:
Where will an interest in Biology lead me?
What is Chemistry useful for?
If I study Physics, where will I end up?
What type of jobs use IT skills?
How many different types of engineer are there?
I like Maths. Is there anything I can be other than an actuary?
Use this link to access the webinar series: Webinar series
July 21: Post School Options Expo for Year 12
Interview with Adrian Aranibar - Student
Q1. What is your favourite sport and why?
My favourite sport is tennis because it keeps me active and I get to represent my school and club. It is also a fun way to keep fit and helps you relieve any anger by slapping shots across the court.
Q2. What is your dream car?
My dream car would be anything that I can drive. It doesn't have to be fancy but if it does its job well and efficiently, then I'm happy.
Q3. Why did you decide to join the CSYMA class this year?
I wanted to pass down the word of God onto many kids and people who want to explore their faith. I wanted to deepen my faith and knowledge about God and really further my relationship with God
Q4. Do you think the CSYMA class has helped you with your faith? If so, how?
The CSYMA class was the best decision of my subject selections, helping me deepen my faith with Christ. This is all possible due to the passion my teacher Mr Davis projects to the class. Not only does he help me with faith but he motivates me to grow and become a better person in Christ. He is the reason the class has helped me grow with my faith.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH - ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY
On the 17th and 18th June our Duke of Edinburgh participants completed their first adventurous journey along the Wooli River and Yuraygir Coastal Walk.
On Day one our intrepid students paddled approximately 10km in Canadian canoes, exploring mangrove systems and sand dunes along the beautiful Wooli River. Along the way they encountered sting rays and pelicans.
Later that day, they set their tents up and got to cooking some delicious camp meals including butter chicken and nasi goreng before settling down around a cosy campfire with delicious smores. Talk about gourmet glamping! There were even some old school computer games and time to watch the Rabbitohs beat the Broncos.
The temperature that night fell to 4 degrees, however, our participants were well prepared with warm sleeping bags, beanies and warm jumpers and at 6:30 the next morning they were all ready to get on with a 15km hike along the beautiful coastline between Wooli and Minnie Waters.
The hike ended at the Minnie Waters General Store with hot chips and a feeling of great accomplishment.
Congratulations to all of our participants for completing their Adventurous Journey. Thank you to all the staff involved in making this journey possible, especially Sally Poidevin, Tanya Slaviero and Michelle Merrikin.
CCC Open Girls Basketball Bronze Medallists!
Our Open Boys and Girls Basketball teams attended the CCC Basketball Championships in Penrith from the 14th - 16th June. Both teams went in under injury and illness clouds, requiring our students to rally hard. The boys were competitive but struggled against some of the bigger Basketball schools. The girls were challenged the whole way with only a bench of 2 players. They finished on top of their pool but were defeated in the cross over final against Mount Saint Josephs from Milperra. This means our girls received the Bronze Medal for placing third! Well done to all our students and a massive thank you to the coaches, Mr Steven Verbruggen, Mr Matthew Hiddlestone and Mr Bryce Sully who accompanied the students on the two night sport trip and coached them enthusiastically.
Country Rugby League
More success from our 13’s boys who competed in the Regional finals of the NSW Country Rugby League (CRL) Cup in Port Macquarie on Thursday 17 June. The boys started out against Macksville High school, defeating them 30-6. In the final, we played St Joseph’s from Port Macquarie and came out winners 18 - 8. Our boys now attend the CRL Northern State Final at the Cex Stadium on 28th July representing the North Coast Region. Congratulations to all the boys and coaches, Mr Kris Kent and Mr Michael Stubbs, on being crowned North Coast Region Champions!
Open Boys Football Team - Inter-Diocesan Champions!
Our Open Boys Football team took on McCarthy College as the Armidale Diocese Champions at Leisure Park on Tuesday 22 June. The College from Tamworth were a tough team to overcome but our boys did in extra time to win 2-1. They progress to the quarter finals where a Sydney team (TBD) will travel to us to determine who progresses to the semi finals in Sydney in September. Well done to all our boys and their dedicated coaches, Mr Rod Abbott and Mr Mark Coster.
SJPC Athletics Carnival - High Jump
Only those students who have returned a Fosbury Flop permission note to the Palace pay use this technique when competing in the College High jump at the athletics carnival. All other competitors must use the scissor kick technique.
Year 7/8 Sport Term 3
The roster for Term 3 has been attached. Students are expected to be familiar with their roster and are asked to check the sports noticeboard regularly for updates.
|15 July||SJPC Athletics Carnival, Cex Stadium Coffs|
|15 July||Bill Turner Cup Boys, Round 5 game to be played after this date|
|21 July||Diocesan Touch Football, Ballina|
|28 July||Netball Cup NSW Regional Finals, Port Macquarie|
|Northern Finals CRL Cup, Coffs Harbour|
|3 - 4 August||Diocesan Junior Basketball, Coffs Harbour|
|11 - 12 August||Bill Turner Cup and Trophy Semi's, Cex Stadium|
|12 August||Diocesan Athletics Carnival, Cex Stadium Coffs|
|2 September||Diocesan Netball, Port Macquarie|
|8 October||Diocesan Volleyball, Coffs Harbour|
|20 October||Berg Shield Cricket, TBC|
|24-25 October||CCC Junior Basketball, Penrith|
|3 November||Diocesan Gymnastics, Grafton|
|4 November||Diocesan Senior Waterpolo, Alstonville|
|9 November||Diocesan Golf, Coffs Harbour|
|11 November||Diocesan Junior Waterpolo, Alstonville|
|14 - 16 November||7 - 9 Sport enrichment camp, Narrabeen|
Hey girls, come and try basketball!
This FREE clinic is for ALL girls aged 7 to 16 who are new to basketball or haven’t had much experience playing before and would like to come along and have a try. Please pass this on to any of your friends or siblings who would like to give basketball a go these holidays.
It's at Sportz Central Monday 5 July 9am to 12pm, the theme is PINK and you'll need a water bottle, snack and a ball if you have one.
Please spread the word..... Click here to register
Further information please call Steph Rickards - Administration Officer Coffs Harbour Basketball Association 02 6651 1452 coffsharbourbasketball.com.au
Last Wednesday our Bill Turner Cup boys football team played Coffs Harbour Jetty High School in round 4 of the knockout competition. It was a pretty tight contest for the first 15 min however Ben Dove broke the defence with a beautiful strike of the ball giving us the lead. Just before half time we scored again on the back of an attacking raid which saw super striker Nick Davies turn and shoot leaving the keeper with no chance. 2-0 at half time however we knew Jetty would come out firing in the second half. We were able to absorb the pressure applied by them giving us the win. We are the Mid North Coast champions and now await the Lower North Coast winners to be announced so we can play them in round 5 next term. Congratulations to the team on a fine win however, our journey is hopefully far from over.
SJPC staff are passionate about supporting community fundraisers and agencies who contribute to mental wellbeing, particularly with our youth.
Congratulations to the following members of our SJPC Staff Muscle Up team. Over the past 25 days we have completed over 15 000 push-ups and raised over $1000 for Headspace, Coffs Harbour.
|Maree McKelvie||Louis VanDartel||Brendan Goswell|
|Claudia Brown||Michael Stubbs||Will Gregson|
|Paul Hewitt||Janine Sawtell||Nataleigh Baxter|
|Paul Harrison||James Furey||Lauren Phelps|
While we have now completed our pushups it’s not too late to DONATE. Head to the website
The Pushup Challengeand search for SJPC Staff Muscle Up.
So far this fundraiser has raised over 7 million dollars.
Congratulations to our staff for their effort.