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15 Feb 2013

From the Principal

Dear parents, friends, staff and students

The world has been surprised this week by the announcement that the Pope, Benedict XVI, is to step down in two week’s time. This is a time of challenge for the Church, something that the Pope himself made reference to in his speech announcing his resignation. No doubt we will all watch and wait with interest to hear who will lead the Church as we enter a period of reflection, prayer and examination of the wrongs of the past. We pray that the Holy Spirit will enlighten the minds and hearts of the Cardinals as they enter the conclave to decide our next Pope.

This week we marked the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. At this time we are reminded of our human frailties, weaknesses and imperfections. It is a time for us to reflect on the lives we lead and try to redress any imbalances or aspects of our lives which are unhelpful in our pursuit of holiness, which is what all Christians are called to. All staff and students participated in meaningful liturgies in Homerooms on Wednesday. During Lent, we encourage the girls to think about ways in which they can thoughtfully consider the needs of others, particularly by supporting Project Compassion. The theme this year is Open Doors into the Future and many of our students have been exposed to people and communities who are desperately in need of people to support them to enable them to have positive, healthy futures.

It was wonderful to welcome a small group of new parents to P&F on Monday evening. I thank the retiring executive for their generous commitment of time and effort over the past year. I welcome the new executive which does include a number of members from last year, who are generously taking on roles again. Once again I encourage parents to become involved in at least one of the P&F functions this year, and urge you to come along to meetings, which provide an opportunity to raise issues and be involved in aspects of decision making.

Unfortunately it is not possible for parents to drive into the College grounds between 7.30am and 9.00am or between 2.30pm and 4.00pm. In the past week there have been a number of near misses due to the number of cars entering and leaving the premises at this time. Girls can be dropped off in the parking bays on Beecroft Road (not the Bus Stop) and can then walk a few metres across the road at the traffic lights, before entering through the gate on the corner of Beecroft Road. It would be very awkward if we had to begin naming and shaming parents who endanger the safety of students by entering the grounds in contravention of the sign at the gate, so hopefully that will not be necessary. If parents have a particular need to enter the grounds at these times, such as when a student has an injury which impairs her mobility, please see Mrs Kathryn Sheehan at the College and she will issue a pass.


A Prayer for the Beginning of Lent

Oh God, we take time to pause from daily work
to gather our thoughts;
to let our bodies catch up with our souls;
to feel your presence in your creation;
to ask for forgiveness for our lapses, ours and on behalf of your people and
to be ourselves restored.

Holy Spirit, creative energy of love and compassion,
life-embracing, life-transforming;
heal our bodies, heal our souls,
heal our relationships, heal our nations.

(A Lifetime of Blessing, Compiled by G. Duncan, 2004, p276)

Maria Pearson,
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Mission News

This week saw our commemoration of Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Season of Lent. Our community gathered in Homeroom to share in the ceremony of ashes to mark the beginning of this important period of repentance and renewal. Our liturgy comprised of four main elements.

We began with a reflection on our lives and on the areas of positive or negative influence that we would need to either nurture or change. This examination of conscience used two sides of a small paper bag to help us focus on these aspects of ourselves and our lives.

The next part of the liturgy involved the use of six symbols which also link to different aspects of our lives in our community of faith. These symbols also connect with the six weeks of Lent and will hopefully provoke each one of us to pray and reflect regularly during the season of Lent rather than just on the occasions when we gather for liturgy. Students were encouraged to place the symbols in their paper bag and to keep it with them during the coming weeks to provide a physical reminder of our reflections.

The third part of our liturgy was the ashes rite where we were marked with sign of the cross on our foreheads and challenged to turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel. Our response of “amen” is the confirmation of our commitment to meeting this challenge.

The final part of our liturgy focused on an invitation to take up the practice of self-denial and almsgiving. Each student received a “swapping diary” where they were invited to consider what things they could do without during Lent and whether they could donate the cost of these things to help others in need. All the money collected will go to Caritas Australia in support of their work among the world’s poorest communities.

This week we also held our Year 7 Reflection Day where all of our Year 7 students travelled to St Benedict’s Parish at Arcadia for a day of prayer, reflection and community building activities. The focus of this day was the Good Samaritan and Benedictine heritage of our community and the God given gifts that each one of us brings to the community.

Next week, as we continue our observance of Lent we will have a particular focus on Caritas and our response to those in need. There will be a presentation at assembly on Wednesday, guest speakers in classes throughout the week and lunch time activities each day. On Tuesday morning we will have a representative group of students and staff who will undertake a trek to express solidarity with people in the majority world who have to undertake a daily excursion to obtain water for their homes. These are mostly women and frequently they have to walk long distances on a daily basis.

We look forward to the activities that are taking place next week and we hope that our efforts will make a meaningful contribution to improving the quality of life for others.

Paul Lentern
Assistant Principal – Dean of Mission
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Curriculum News


Monday 18 February
in the College Hall

The Parent Information Evening will address three key areas:

  1. Building a context for Year 10 including research findings in girls education, outline of Mission activities and Academic Care and how it relates to your daughter now and in the senior years (Mrs Pearson, College Principal).
  2. Important Curriculum practices and procedures including Study Skills and Assessment procedures (Ms Annette Johnson, Study Skills Coordinator).
  3. Subject Selection Process Year 11 2014 including an outline of subject selection process, courses offered for 2014 and an explanation of the Scaling Process and the relationship between HSC and Internal Assessment marks (Mr Muskovits, AP Dean of Curriculum).

The College believes that these areas will provide a solid foundation and a smoother transition for the girls into senior school.

Students are expected to attend in school uniform.

The evening should conclude by around 8.30pm.

John Muskovits
Assistant Principal – Dean of Curriculum
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Ensemble Rehearsal Times

College Choir
commences Monday 4 February 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

MSB Concert Band
commences Wednesday 6 February 3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Flute Ensemble
commences Tuesday 12 February at lunchtime.

Chamber Ensemble
commences Wednesday 13 February at lunchtime.

MUSICAL Rehearsals

Thursday 7 February 3.30pm – 5.30pm.
All cast to attend.


Instrumental tuition teachers will be contacting parents shortly to organise lessons for all students in Term One. This includes Year 7 students who applied for tuition at the end of 2012 and all students who were enrolled at the end of last year.

The Secret River Drama Excursion

The Drama Department had a busy and enjoyable week of excursions last week.

Our Sydney Theatre Company (STC) Subscription Group of ten students from Years 10 and 11 Drama enjoyed their first play of the year The Secret River directed by Neil Armfield on Tuesday night at the Sydney Theatre. This performance has had a sold out season.

We were all incredibly moved by this powerful and creative piece of theatre based on the interactions between the Dharug people and the English settlers along the Hawkesbury River.

“I’m so glad we were able to watch The Secret River – it was such an amazing and powerful play.”
Zoe Peck Year 11 Drama.

“I didn’t expect the performance to be that amazing! Everything was put together so well, the props, use of voice and the various sound scapes. It was incredible and I encourage other students to take up this amazing subscription opportunity if they get the chance, it was completely worth it!”
Cassiah Patrin Year 11 Drama

Year 10 Drama students were also lucky enough to see The Secret River for their excursion the following day. It offered the girls lots to consider in terms of how to tell a big historical story in seemingly simple yet creative ways. The use of a musician onstage was also a wonderful aspect of this production as the girls have just begun a unit on Melodrama which requires them to look at use of music to heighten emotion and atmosphere in key moments of their pieces.

On Thursday night we took Years 11 and 12 Drama students to Onstage – a selection of the best Individual and Group Performances and display of Individual Projects (Design and Critical Analysis). This evening allows the girls to consider what makes a performance engaging, successful and entertaining. It shows them how varied their range of options is when selecting a monologue and the various performance styles and topics you can use when creating a group performance.

I was so glad that I was able to attend onstage 2013 as it gave me a taste of what my future for Drama would be, I enjoyed the great detail of each performance and the genres of them. It was great to see so many people involved in Drama and I thought the performances were all excellent in their own way.
Taite Gladhill Year 11 Drama

The Year 11 and 12 Drama students were lucky enough to attend onstage, a series of Band 6 HSC performances from 2012. This was not only an enjoyable experience but one to encourage and develop our learning of the subject. Each storyline was unique and the pieces were well formulated. The overall excursion was worthwhile and I look forward to devising an HSC piece of my own.
Emily-Beth Naylor Year 11 Drama

Going to see Onstage was an amazing and helpful experience. It was so great to see all the top students perform their pieces with passion and dedication. Seeing the range of performances from a range of schools has really inspired me to work harder towards my IP Monologue and approach the Group Performance next term with a smile on my face. I especially loved going with all my friends who share the same passion for Drama that I have.
Cathlyn-Rose McKellar – Year 12 Drama

Mrs Gabrielle Keats
Drama Teacher

Peter Watters
Head of Department – Creative and Performing Arts
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News from the IRC – Changes, Changes, Changes!

2013 brings a number of changes to the IRC (Information Resource Centre) including a new layout. The Senior study area and Reading areas have been reversed and a new collection Biography has been created.

Senior Study and Careers area

We also welcome Mrs Rebecca Shiels as Teacher Librarian as Mrs Leanne Miller has taken up the position of Head of Library at Brigidine College.

Mrs Shiels and Year 7 learning about the IRC

Opening hours have also changed with an 8.00am start each day whilst closing time remains 5.00pm Monday – Thursday and 4.00pm on Fridays.

What is not different is the Orientation Program we are busy completing with all Year 7 students. The girls are being introduced to how to use the IRC and the Oliver Catalogue during two lessons with Mrs Shiels and also spend four lessons with myself learning about the laptop program in the College, downloading textbooks and exploring what ICT resources are available to use from the IRC BenniesNet (Moodle) page.


The IRC has also been busy helping students with the download of digital offline textbooks. Years 7 and 9 students have been provided with a College subscription to a number of textbooks provided by publisher Jacaranda and an offline access copy of these textbooks has been loaded onto laptops in one of the Year 7 laptop orientation sessions or in English, Geography and Commerce lessons (Year 9 students). Students have also been provided with individual web access to these texts and an additional two atlases for History and Geography and an English online game via the JacPlus website. Students in Years 7 and 9 have been emailed with user name and password details to access these additional resources.

Year 7 celebrating Library Lovers Day 14 February


Years 7 to 10 students have also had their Mathematics textbook and CD sighted in Maths classes to enable a digital download to occur. Publisher Pearson has provided digital textbooks for Science Years 7 to 10, Languages Years 8 to 10 and Food Technology and IST in Year 9 and students are accessing these via BenniesNet (Moodle) or the class folders when on the College network.

Senior student downloading textbooks

Years 11 and 12 students have also been emailed and asked to bring texts which have CDs or codes to the IRC for sighting so that downloading can occur. Girls are asked to come during recess, lunch or in study periods to avoid disruption to classes.

BenniesNet image

BenniesNet Resources

A number of resources are available on the IRC page of BenniesNet (Moodle) which students are encouraged to use for their information needs. Over the next few weeks these resources will be explained in more depth.

All students are encouraged to use these resources to assist their learning needs and to seek assistance with using them by asking at the IRC Help Desk where Mr Kirby and Mrs Gibson (IRC Library Technicians) assist Mrs Shiels and I in supporting students and staff in using the IRC.


Mrs McGowan
IRC Coordinator

College News

Parent Information Evening for Year 7/2015
Monday 25 February
College Hall
A Parent Information Evening for families seeking enrolment for Year 7/2015 (ie. girls starting Year 5 this year) will be held on Monday 25 February at 7.00pm in the College Hall.

Current families may think to mention this to other families with younger daughters at their primary schools.

Would you like to go to Japan!!

If you are a student in Year 9 or Year 10 and wish to study Japanese Beginners Course for HSC in Year 11, you are offered the chance to participate in the Japan tour which will take place over two weeks during the September/October holidays this year.

We will be visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima and Nagasaki, and attending Seiwa Girls School.

The approximate cost of the trip will be $4800. If you are interested, please contact Mrs Jin, Mrs Fahey or Ms Lander by Monday 25 February.

Mrs Belinda Jack
Head of Department

MY STUDENT ACCOUNT – Cashless Canteen

Students may order and pay for purchases with our ‘cashless’ option using their Student ID card.

Comprehensive instructions on how to use this system can be found on the College website

A copy of the Introductory Letter and the My Student Account Instructions are included here for your convenience.

Mrs Elke Forrest
Assistant Business Manager
T: 9980 0403

Year 7 Winter Uniform Fittings
Commencing on Wednesday 13 February appointment times have been allocated to all Year 7 students. The appointment times have been emailed to students and will also be on the Noticeboard outside the Printroom.

A deposit of $100.00 is required at the time of the appointment. A credit card form is included here for your convenience.
Credit Card Transaction Form – Uniform Deposit

If you do not need a winter uniform due to one being passed on from a sibling, please advise Mrs Arane in the Uniform Shop so that the appointment time is not wasted.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Uniform Shop on 9980 0447 or email if you have any further queries.

Year 10 Community Problem Solving
As part of the Year 10 Community Problem Solving team’s DARUG project, we are trying to educate the community on the Darug culture, traditions and stories. One of the ways we are doing this is through a Facebook page. We would greatly appreciate it if you could use the link below to look through it, ‘like’ it and provide us with some comments and feedback. Thank you.
Mrs Nina Selvaggi
Community Problem Solving Coordinator

From the Fees Desk

Term One fees are now due.

Automatic payments have commenced for Weekly, Fortnight A and Term deductions. Fortnight B will commence next Friday 22 February. Monthly payments will be processed Monday 18 February.

Direct Debit Authorities remain in force until the College receives notification in writing.

If you wish to discuss your fees account please contact Mrs Fiona Barnett on 9980 0445 or

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If your daughter is absent or late, please send an SMS message to 0418 565 982 with a brief reason. For example ‘Susan Smith Y8 sick/appointment’. This is a text only number. Once you have sent a SMS message you are not required to send a written note. If you are bringing your daughter to school late, could you take the time to write a note in her diary before she gets out of the car. To have the ‘lateness’ explained on the day then requires no followup.

New Year Mail Out

Staff are unable to administer paracetamol without the signed permission slip. A reminder that all forms are due back as soon as possible to Student Services.

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Representative Sport

Further details for all Representative Sports will be available on the MSB College website under Activities/Sports.

If your daughter has recently achieved outstanding sporting results please send me an email so that the College as a whole can share in her success.

All students have been emailed extensive information regarding Representative Sport this term. This document can be downloaded here. Students who wish to trial for sports that are offered directly through the NSW CCC Association will need to nominate through the NSW CCC website as outlined here. General NSW CCC information can be downloaded here.


NSW CCC Website:

Wet Weather Line:
9990 3633


Good luck to Jessica Tong, Yr8 and Erin Morley, Yr10 who will be representing Broken Bay at the NSW CCC Softball Championships next Wednesday.
Year 12 student Elizabeth Liepa has also been selected as an umpire for these Championships.


Representative sports trials for next week are as follows:
All trials will be held during lunchtimes.


Three teams will be selected to represent MSB at Broken Bay carnivals:-

Students in Year 11/12
Tuesday 19 February (Call backs),
Thursday 21 February (final trials)
Students in Year 9/10
Team finalised.
Training Monday 18 February (please return your notes).
Students in Year 7/8
Team finalised.
Training Monday 18 February (please return your notes).

Listen to Daily Notices and check the Sports Noticeboard for further information.


Three teams will be selected to represent MSB at Broken Bay carnivals:-

Students turning 16+
in 2013

Training Tuesday lunchtimes. Please return your notes.
Students turning 14/15
in 2013

Training Wednesday 20 / Thursday 21 lunchtimes. Please return you notes.
Students turning 12/13
in 2013

Monday 18 February (Final Trial)

Listen to Daily Notices and check the Sports Noticeboard for further information.

Girls unable to participate will need to see/email the team coach prior to the trial.
Students will need to wear appropriate sports shoes to trial.


Good luck to all of the MSB teams competing at the NSW All Schools Triathlon next Friday. A meeting will be held in D101 on Thursday at lunchtime for students competing in this event for the first time on Friday.

Good luck also to Sarah Crisafulli (Y12) who will be competing in the individual event on Thursday.


Less than two weeks to go now to our own Swimming Carnival coordinated by Mrs Lewis.

Sign up sheets are currently on the Noticeboard for the 200IM event which is held early in the morning on the day of the Carnival. These sheets will be removed on Friday 22 February.

Students who enter this event will need to be at school by 7.45am in order to catch the early bus to the carnival at 8.00am (swimmers in this event can travel directly to the Carnival with a parent if they hand in a note prior to Monday 25 February to Mrs Lewis advising her of this).

Divisional Age Grouping
for all school swimming carnivals are as follows:

JUNIOR: 12/13/14 | INTERMEDIATE: 15/16 | SENIOR: 17+

Broken Bay Additional Events

Students who would like to nominate themselves for the Jun/Int/Sen 200m Freestyle which is not held at our Carnival but will be held at the Broken Bay Carnival on Thursday 21 March, need to fill in the Nomination Sheet on the Sports Notice Board and submit a time, validated by your coach in writing, to Mrs Grant prior to our own Carnival.


Students wishing to nominate for long distance events at the NSW CCC and NSW All Schools Championships will need to return the Nomination Forms emailed to all students. These forms are available on Moodle and have been included here for your convenience.

2013 Broken Bay Swimming – NSW CCC Distance Application Form
2013 NSWCCC Swimming – NSW ALL SCHOOLS Distance Application Form

These are State level carnivals for experienced swimmers only.
Please send them through Mrs Grant instead of directly to CCC and All Schools so the College can follow up if necessary.


Some sports have direct pathways through the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges (NSW CCC) Sports Association System.

For these sports parents need to nominate their daughter via the NSW CCC website

These are State level teams for experienced athletes only.

Closing dates approaching are:

  • CRICKET – NSW CCC Trials – Monday 4 March – closes Thursday 21 February
    One Open CCC team is chosen. Parents will need to provide transport to and from the trials at Penrith.
  • DIVING – NSW CCC Championships – Tuesday 30 April – closes Thursday 11 April
    Competitions are held for Spingboard events in each age group and Open platform. Parents will need to provide transport to and from SOPAC.
  • GOLF – NSW CCC Championships (Nth) – Monday 11 March – closes Monday 11 February
    Students must be members of a recognised Golf Club and have a current AGU or LGU golf handicap of 27 or less (players without official handicaps will not be allowed to compete)
  • NETBALL – NSW CCC Trials (15s) – Tuesday 7 May – closes Friday 3 May
    NSW CCC Trials (Opens) – Wednesday 8 May – closes Friday 3 May
    Trials will be held at Auburn for the U15s (must turn 15 in 2013 to attend the trials) and OPEN (students turning 16+ in 2013) NSW CCC Netball Teams. Only students currently playing in a local Representative team will be considered for the trials. Students will need to be transported to and from the trials by their parents.

    Trials for MSB Representative Teams to compete at the Broken Bay and CCC carnivals will be held during Term Two. Listen to Daily Notices for further information.
  • SAILING – NSW All Schools Championships – Tuesday 16 April
    Further information is available on the NSW CCC Website
  • TENNIS – NSW CCC Trials – Monday 4 March – closes Monday 18 February
    Trials are held at Parramatta. Players must have an Australian ranking


Our MSB Cross Country will be held on Thursday 11 April during Period 5/6 at the College. Students who would like to compete will be asked to sign up later this term – start training

Tuesday 26 February (Junior/Intermediate)
Monday 4 March (Senior)
NETBALL NSW CCC TRIALS Tuesday 7 May (15) ** new Date **
Wednesday 8 May (OPEN) ** new Date **
(MSB Senior Representative Team)
Tuesday 26 March (OPEN)
Tuesday 2 April (Wet weather backup)
(E Morley (Y10),
J Tong (Y8), L Leipa (Y12))
Wednesday 20 February
Wednesday 27 February (Wet weather backup)Tuesday 12 March
(MSB Representative Team)
Tuesday 26 February (SENIOR)
Monday 4 March (U13/U15)
Tuesday 5 March (Wet weather backup)
(MSB Representative Team)
Friday 22 February

Student Achievements


A number of MSB athletes were in action again last weekend at the NSW Junior Athletics Championships. Year 12 students Maddy Bergfield, Karina Takchi and Genevieve Cowie finished the weekend with terrific results and Bronze medals.

Photo: Genevieve and Maddy

Six MSB students have now qualified and will compete at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Perth in April.

Good luck to our many touch players competing at the State Cup at Port Macquarie this weekend, representing the Parramatta, Hornsby and Hills districts. We look forward to seeing many of them in action with our Representative teams soon.


Georgia Duff in Year 10 SK6 is part of an ice skating team which is the highest ranked Junior team in Australia for the 2013 season. The team is called Majestic Ice Junior. As result her team has been nominated to represent Australia at the 2013 International Skating Union Junior Championships held in Helsinki in March. Well Done Georgia!

Photo: Georgia 2nd right


Thursday 28 February
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Parents and friends most welcome


Thursday 11 April (P5/6)
College grounds

Parents and friends most welcome

If you would like further information on any of the upcoming Representative Sports events
please email Mrs Grant.

Mrs Karen Grant
Representative Sports Coordinator
Physical Activity Coordinator

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Co-curricular Sport

With no subs for the match, Bennies 2 played a strong, consistent game against The Allstars. The girls passed the ball around the court well and their defence was solid. Bennies made an early break and maintained the lead into the 2nd half. With The Allstars closing the gap towards the end of the match, the girls dug deep and came up with some game winning baskets. Everyone on the court played hard and fair and it was a well deserved win of 33-27.

Report by Cath Abbott and photo by Roger Fernando


Netball teams have now being finalised and will be on the Sports Noticeboard by the end of next week.

Registrations must be returned to Student Services no later than Friday 15 February.

BASKETBALL – Hills Hornets and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Spiders Basketball Associations
Registrations must be returned to Student Services no later than Friday 22 February.

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P & F News

2013 Executive
The AGM was held this week and we would like to thank the outgoing committee and welcome the new 2013 executive:

President: Julie Essey
Vice President: Damien Pigott
Treasurer: Darrin Lincoln
Secretary: Karen Farrell
Parent Support
Network: Margie Drake

A full report will appear in next week’s newsletter.


10.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday 3 March

The P&F run a Refreshments Table on Open Day and are looking for volunteers. Your donations of cakes, slices, biscuits and savoury items would be appreciated on the day. In addition the P&F are looking for helpers for the Refreshment Table to assist with setup, serving and cleanup. If you can assist please download the volunteer form and return to the P&F Box at Student Services by Thursday 28 February.

2013 P&F OPEN DAY Volunteer Request


The Canteen opens daily from 9.00am – 2.00pm daily

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday FrIday
Leanne Maguire Kathleen Van Den Broek Tracy Lamport Andrea Montgomery Sally Coppini
** urgently Janet Morales Victoria Papallo Lisa Emmett
required ** Rachel Markland

Mrs Melissa Arane
Canteen Manager T: 9980 0448
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Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop Opening Hours:

Monday: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday: 8.00am – 11.00am

Mrs Melissa Arane
Uniform Shop Manager T: 9980 0447
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Careers information will be posted here when available. Students can access this information from MOODLE.

NSWACT_Newsletter 11 February 2013

Australian Defence Force Academy Information Session
Monday 18 February
Defence Force Recruiting Parramatta
Level 4, 9 George Street, Parramatta

Captain Michael McDonnell will be giving a presentation on what is on offer to Australian Defence Force Academy graduates.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss options and enquire about the recruitment process.
For more information visit:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants
Cadetship Evening
Wednesday 15 May

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

This is an excellent opportunity for Year 12 students to engage with over 22 employers, attend information sessions regarding cadetships and receive tips on the recruitment process.

Meet the Business Leader
Tuesday 30 July

Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia

This event will provide Years 10 and 11 students the opportunity to meet and network with young and experienced professionals from a variety of business roles to gain a better insight into the business profession.

Further Information:

Linda Nguyen, Relationship Consultant
T: 61 2 9290 5779
F: 61 2 9262 3953

Billy Blue Live

Billy Blue Information Evening

Billy Blue A Day in the Life of a Designer Workshop

Students are able to apply for a tax file number through the College. The application offered through the secondary schools program simplifies the process for the girls as the College is able to verify student information through our College records. No other form of identification is required to be sent with the application. Forms for secondary school students are available from Student Services and outside the Careers Office. Applications will be verified and sent to the Taxation Department at the end of each month.

Lucy Elgood
Careers Advisor
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Community Notices

A Message from Mount St Benedict Centre

Mount St Benedict Centre and Convent is a private property. There is no parking permitted or vehicular access to the College. Students are permitted to walk through the grounds to and from the College.


St Bernadette’s Parish

Want to meet great people, eat yummy food, and set some awesome foundations for your life?
Check out the St Bernadette’s Parish youth events below:

  • 6pm Youth Mass
    Every Sunday night followed by LIFE Nights for Years 9 – 12 from 7.00pm – 8.30pm
  • Into Life for Yrs 7-8 Friday nights, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
    $2 donation appreciated

Contact Sr Rosie Drum 0420 594 277 for more information.

The World Youth Day pilgrims invite you along for a night filled with fun, facts and laughter.

Date: Saturday 23 February
The Light of Christ Centre, end of Yardley Ave, Waitara
Time: Doors open 6.30pm, Trivia starts 7.00pm

Prices: Adults $20 | Students/ Concessions $15 | Family $50

BYO Nibbles and NON ALCOHOLIC drinks.

Prizes will be awarded for outstanding trivia knowledge and for the best-dressed table to celebrate pilgrimage and dress-up for the theme: Of All the Nations.

Tickets will be available at the door! See if you can organise a table of 8 or just come along and join in the fun.

West Pennant Hills Netball Club

West Pennant Hills Netball Club is looking for a small number of players in the U8’s, U9’s & U10 year age

Please contact Jacquie (Netta) on 0400 777 780 or Ashley (Junior Convenor) on 0421 558 009 for
further information.


Beecroft Football

Beecroft Football Club is a community sports club for players – boys and girls – from ages 5 to 50+ within the Beecroft Pennant Hills area. Our club has a strong and active program of female participation, competing in the North West Sydney Women’s Football Competitions.

Beecroft Football Club is registering now for the Winter Season 2013. Players wanted for girls teams in all ages to U/18s.

For more details ring Nola Ford on 0402 340 268 or check our website

Play Hockey in 2012

  • Great non-contact mixed girls & boys team sport
  • Small field “Minkey” games for U5 – U9
  • Mixed junior comps U11, U13, U15
  • Play on world class artificial turf facility at Pennant Hills Park
  • Great for fitness as well as maintaining cricket & baseball skills

NORTHERN DISTRICT HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Pennant Hills Park, Britannia Street, Pennant Hills

Further information: Adrian Wilson 0419 299 808 Robert Nicoll 0438 119 729

Registration forms and information at

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