eNewsletter Term 4 Week 4

From The Principal

Dear Members of the St Andrews College Community,

Congratulations to all the students and staff on the way they have entered into their end-of-year assessment block. Under some trying conditions in the Hall due to the heat they are performing well. Although we have five weeks of learning left this year we also have an eye on 2020 with our 2020 Student Leaders embarking on a two day Leadership Retreat, lead by the new College Captains and staff, to consolidate goals and directions across both campuses for the upcoming year. It is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to seeing a summary of the directions they agree upon in upcoming editions of the Newsletter.

Congratulations again to Mr Chiapetta on his nomination for Music Teacher of the Year. It’s a national competition and Mr Chiapetta has ranked in the top 4. Let’s help him bring home the ARIA by voting every day, once per device.


 ‘It’s All About Learning’

Spiritual Reflection:

The liturgy of the Church, the celebration of the sacraments, and the seasons of Lent and Easter are particular times when we pay attention to what Jesus Christ has done for us through his passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension. Yet these are not the only times when we experience the Paschal Mystery. It is a part of our everyday life; it is the undercurrent of all that we do and all that we are.

What does this mean? How do I experience the Paschal Mystery? How does it affect me on a day-to-day basis? How do I become aware of its presence in my life in a real way and not just something I know about?

First, let’s look at the Paschal Mystery in general terms, without any religious lingo. The Paschal Mystery is basically the process of dying and rising, death and new life. We see this all around us and in our own lives.

For example, we experience the process of dying and rising each year as we go through the different seasons. Summer is a time of vibrancy and life, which then gives way to fall, when leaves on the trees die and fall away and many plants seem to die. Winter comes and with it the frost and chill that seem to halt all growth and life. But after winter, when it seemed as if everything had died away, spring arrives. New life surrounds us. Daffodils and crocuses begin to push through the once-frozen ground. The bare branches of trees begin to show signs of new leaves.

Another example within nature is a process that many park rangers use—a controlled burn. Certain areas are purposefully set on fire in order to improve the habitat for plants and wildlife. It’s hard to believe that from the charred tree trunks and withered, blackened brush can come a healthy ecosystem with stronger trees and plants. But that’s exactly what happens.

We are a part of nature too. Not only do we experience the seasons and see the process of dying and rising, we also have our own dyings and risings. Sometimes these are obvious—for example, a grandparent dies or a baby is born. But other dyings and risings are less obvious. An experience of dying might be when you have an argument with a friend that leaves you feeling upset, or you see a homeless mother and child and don’t know what to do to help. An experience of rising might be reconciling with someone you hurt or who hurt you, talking with your family about the homeless mother and child and discovering that an organization like the St. Vincent de Paul Society has the people and the resources to care for people who are homeless. These are some of the dyings and risings that we experience every day.

Now when we look at the Paschal Mystery in the context of our religious beliefs and the life of Jesus Christ, we come to a deeper meaning of dying and rising. Jesus Christ’s passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension are the ultimate event of dying and rising, of death and new life. We learn from Jesus that new life can come from death, that we can find meaning in tough times, that there really is light in the darkness. We learn that all life has this rhythm of dying and rising and that God is with us in good times and in bad. Christ’s experience of suffering, death, and new life has forever changed us and given us a different way of living. Death no longer has the last word. Plus, when we encounter tough times, we have the comfort of knowing that God has “been there, done that” and the power of hope that new life will come from death. Becoming conscious of our own dyings and risings helps us have a greater sense of compassion for others and a greater willingness to reach out.

Think about your own life. What is a dying or rising that you have experienced today, this week, this year? Reflect on that experience in light of the event of Jesus Christ’s passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension.

All Saints Day Masses:

Thank you to all staff and students for the way they entered into Mass for All Saints Day last Friday. Their reverence was noted by our priest Father Flor.

Congratulations to Ms May our devoted Careers Advisor:

Congratulations to Ms May who received a significant recognition from the State Careers Advisors Association last Friday at the annual awards. Ms May has been doing a magnificent job at the College for many years now. She never ceases to amaze me with her dedication and commitment. Well deserved.

Student Leaders 2020

Our new Year 11/12 Captains, Vice-Captains, House Captains and SRC have taken over the student leadership of the College now and will be officially inducted at St Andrews Day. We have also finished electing leaders in all other Year groups with the students elected participating in a Student Leadership Formation Conference at Khia Ridge next week. We get so much pride from students stepping up, having a say in their future, and supporting their community. It is an authentic example of ‘Doing More Going Beyond’.

I would like to thank all students for putting their hands up and nominating for the opportunity to be part of the SRC. Your willingness to get involved is very much appreciated.

Berg Shield Cricket

Congratulations to the Junior Boys Cricket Team on their success in the Berg Shield Cricket. The boys performed outstandingly in winning their first game comprehensively. The second game was a tighter affair with dropped catches costing us the match in a very close game. Well done.

It sets us up well to enter teams into the Berg and Downie Trophy into the future. Thank you to Mr Gillogly and Mr McBride for taking the team. A fuller report is found in the Sport section of the Newsletter.

Renovations and upgrades to the College

Painting of the Junior Art Rooms was finished last weekend and we have started the renovation of the Teachers Staffroom on the Senior Campus. That should be completed in the next two weeks. We are also starting the complete renovation of the Top Yard on the Junior Campus and this will include updated seating and shade areas as well as two table tennis tables. Another table tennis table will be located on the Senior Campus as well. Much more will be reported on in the coming weeks.

Our focus at St Andrews College is to develop each student using the SPIRE Framework.

Fidem in Christo
Stephen Kennaugh

From the Assistant Principal Students

Leadership Retreat

Next week the newly SRC and Captains will be attending a two day Leadership retreat in Tahmoor. This is an opportunity for the new leaders to learn about leadership and spend some time planning for 2020. We wish the new leaders the best of luck in their new role.


Over the last few week students have completed their final examinations for the year. The students have been very good in preparing for their examinations and have behaved well during this time.

The examinations do not indicate the end of classes or a slackening off of work in class. All teachers will be completing courses until the end of the school year. Every child is expected to be completing all set work and behaving in a manner that is reflective of a learner at St Andrews College.

Every lesson is an opportunity for learning and every student is expected to take advantage of this learning. 

If your child needs help with their learning, please don’t hesitate to contact the class teacher, the Leader of Learning KLA or the Leader of Learning – Pastoral to get your child the assistance they need.

What is in the Planner?

One of the most important attributes we can have is curiosity. Curiosity is a skill that can help us grow in our learning and our future careers. Once we have the curiosity for something then next step is the bravery to do something with the curiosity. 

Growth mindsets are about believing, understanding and accepting that you can grow your brain's abilities by lifting your efforts to learn and try new approaches. We must learn to look at everything in a positive way. Adding yet to statements about learning or growing help develop this growth mindset. “I’m not good at Math-YET”. This ensures us that if we work on the task we have the possibility of mastering it. If we see learning as an opportunity from growth we will develop a love of learning. 

Once we have the right mindset, we need to develop GRIT, which is long term persistence and self-regulation. People with grit also enjoy self-determination, competence, autonomy and relatedness. They believe others matter and understand relationships underpin anything worth achieving. 

God bless
Mr Nick Thrum
Assistant Principal Students

From the Assistant Principal - Teaching & Learning

Year 7 to 10 Exams

The students across Years 7 to 10 are commended for their focus and approach to their examinations over the last two weeks. Students demonstrated why St Andrews College is highly regarded among schools, whilst giving themselves the very atmosphere and composure required to apply their learning and skills to their examinations.

NESA Students Online

Students in Year 10 and Year 11 should consistently check their NESA Student Online Account. NESA provides important information to students in each year level such as the ROSA results. In particular students must check their subjects AND add their mobile phone number. Student mobile numbers are extremely important. For example during the HSC Examination period, two separate subject hoax’ were circulated stating that the HSC Examinations were cancelled. NESA sent a text to every student assuring them that the examinations were not affected. However, a few students who did not add their mobile number were very stressed, and luckily were able to confirm with teachers that the examinations were not cancelled. 

Therefore add your mobile to students online!

Year 12 Work Smarter Not Harder

Year 12 2020 cohort have commenced Year 12 study. Therefore it is imperative that students commit to homework every night, and start a study plan. 

Over the next few weeks students will receive assessment tasks in each subject. 

Each assessment task must be a priority in every student’s home study plan. Remember to underline key terminology and task requirements. Plan your approach to assessments and break down the task into achievable parts. 

Do drafts and ask your teacher for feedback.

Apply the feedback you receive to improve your work. 

Make sure you are well prepared before the final day before the assessment is due.

This term write summary notes for all subjects. Ensure you are well organised with your classwork and ensure your classwork and study notes are carefully organised so you can recall your learning for your trial HSC and your HSC Examinations. 

Read your subject texts over the Christmas holidays to ensure you are well prepared for 2020.

Learning in Weeks 5-10 Term 4

The following weeks are important for all students as they finalise their learning for 2019 and prepare to embark on their new year level in 2020. Students are expected to be focused and dedicated in every lesson every day. In particular students should focus on feedback they receive from their examinations and assessment tasks and apply the feedback to their work over the following weeks to give themselves the best advantage to learning goals and achievement in the new year. 

Why Curiosty is Important

Curiosity is a key asset in the generation our students are embarking on when they leave school. It is essential that students develop and maintain curiosity:

Curiosity makes your mind active 
Curiosity is about asking questions and searching for answers. Your brain is like a muscle which becomes stronger when you use it. The more exercise you do the stringer the brain grows. 

Curiosity fosters new ideas
Curiosity fosters and expects new ideas.Don’t loose the opportunity to develop new ideas.

Curiosity opens possibilities 
Curiosity enables you to look at new possibilities beyond superficial ideas.

Curiosity is engaging
How exciting to learn new things! Life certainly is not boring. Curiosity inspires energy and adventure.

From the Religious Education Coordinator

Holy Family Nursing Home Visits

Recently The Holy Family Nursing Home's newest resident Wojtek spoke to our students about the importance of being able to speak a range of languages in order to be bale to communicate with all sorts of people around the world. Having had worked for Qantas for many years he has had the opportunity to visit many countries and as a result of this can speak a range of different languages. He gave a very animated talk which engaged our students for over an hour.

All Saints Day Mass

November 1st the Junior Campus came together to celebrate this Feast Day while the Senior students joined the Parish at Noon Mass.

On this feast of All Saints we remember the countless number of women, men, and children, including many we have known, who are now in heaven. We continue to be inspired by the qualities they revealed in their lives: humility, a concern for justice, gentleness, purity of heart, mercy, and courage. We take comfort in knowing that from their home in heaven they intercede for us.

The Mystery of the Trinity

Fr Andrew Hamilton  |  14 October 2019

The Trinity is often left out of our prayer as we focus on either God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit, rather than the mystery of how they all come together. But does it have to be that way? In this Explorations, we explore how the Trinity can help bring us into a deeper relationship with God.

We often find ourselves arguing about whether God exists and whether prayer makes any difference. The conversation rarely leads anyone to change their mind.

It is much rarer, however, for us to find occasions to ask who is the God to whom we pray. Yet the kind of God we believe in shapes the way we pray. It also shapes the ways in which we compare our own prayer to that of people who are not Christians, and how we understand the extraordinary gifts of prayer that we read about in the Saints.

We Christians, of course, believe that God is the Trinity: the one God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But if we are pressed to describe what that means, we may find it hard to say anything more. We usually resort to replying that the Trinity is a mystery. We shall then also struggle to say how God being the Trinity affects how we pray, apart from the fact that our public prayers often end by mentioning the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Perhaps, however, we may be missing something about what it means to speak of the Mystery of the Holy Trinity. In ordinary speech a mystery is something that we cannot understand. It is beyond us. If we call God a mystery, we may mean that God is so far from us that we cannot even begin to understand what God is like. If we call the Trinity a mystery we will mean that, no matter how we try, we can never understand how three persons can come together in one God. God is too far away from us to be understood.

When the New Testament speaks of the mystery of God, however, it does not first of all have in mind who God is, but how God relates to us and what God does in our world. For the early Christians the Mystery of God meant that God is not remote but comes into our world and our lives like a gale and blows apart our previous ways of thinking. God is not a mystery because he is too remote to be understood but because he has come so close to us and is so intimately present in our lives that we are left speechless. The Mystery of the Trinity refers to a God who has come into our world in Jesus in ways that change forever the way we see God and our relationship to God.

Sharing in the life of God
Ultimately it is Jesus who has changed our way of thinking of God and of praying. We believe that in Jesus God has shared our life and death and that in Jesus’ rising from the dead we are invited into the life of God. That is mind-blowing in what it says of God’s love for us and desire to be with us. It blows out of the water any idea of a distant God who is an absentee landlord, a hanging judge or uninvolved in our world.

The recognition that in Jesus God has come into our world and shared our life is also mind-blowing in what it says about God. Think about what it says about God, for example, when a tortured Jesus on the cross prays to God as Father. If we believe that God is so intimately present in Jesus that we must say that the Son of God himself hangs on the cross for us and prays to God as his Father, we cannot see this conversation simply as between a brave man and God. It takes place within God. We cannot imagine God as isolated and alone, but must see God’s life as relationship. When we read, too, that God sends the Holy Spirit to be with us and to remind us of Jesus, we must think of God’s life as a relationship between Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Mystery of the Trinity involved a new and startling way of relating to God, which comes from our faith that Jesus is God’s Son who has shared our human life and death in order to invite us to share God’s life as the relationship between Father, Son and Spirit. The Mystery of the Trinity is not some mysterious new information that God has given us, still less a puzzle to be solved, but the recognition that God has come into our world and that our own world has changed forever.

Although we certainly need to find ways to speak coherently about our faith in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that is a secondary task. What matters most is the new relationship to God to which we have been invited through Jesus. We are not to see God as distant and unapproachable, but as intimate and close, not just a creator and judge but a brother and friend, not as master but as family, not as thing but as relationship.

The mystery of prayer

What difference does this understanding of the Mystery of the Trinity have on the way we pray to God? People who write on prayer commonly speak of different stages of prayer and make a sharp distinction between mystical prayer, a grace given to some saints, and the laborious prayer of ordinary Christians.

Popularly mystical prayer is often associated with extraordinary manifestations like trances, visions of God and Mary, being raised off the ground and taken out of this world to another worlds. Christian scholars describe it more soberly as a higher form of prayer in which God takes us to a place that human effort cannot reach. It is a form of communication with God beyond words and thoughts in which we are purely receptive. This experience, described by many saints and Christian contemplatives as a gift of God and not as the result of faithfully following a method of prayer, also has some similarities with that experienced by people of other religious traditions within their own practices of contemplation.

Distinctions of this kind can be helpful for scholars when describing different experiences of prayer but to refer to this privileged kind of prayer as ‘mystical’ can sometimes be misleading. It can lead us to downgrade the value of our own everyday prayer. It can also lead us to see prayer as a solitary individual activity and not as bound to the life of the Christian community.

I would prefer to describe all forms of Christian prayer as mystical on the grounds that when we pray we are drawn into the Mystery of God as Trinity. In Christian prayer, as St Paul insists, the Spirit prays within us and draws us through Christ to God our Father. In our prayer God breaks into our lives and invites us into God’s inner life.

Drawn into relationship

Because in our prayer we are drawn into the relationship between Father, Son and Spirit, we do not pray simply as isolated individuals but as persons who are shaped by all our relationships.

We bring to prayer all our connections. We come with our concerns large and small, our intimate relationships with people living and dead, with our more diffuse relationships to our environment, our national life, our international world and to the future world that will outlast us. Whether or not we remember when we pray all these relationships that shape our life, they are part of our prayer because they are part of us.

From this perspective we might well judge the most important and most revealing kind of prayer to be our prayer in common where Christians gather together. In the Eucharist in particular the Spirit draws the congregation to Jesus, recalling the death and rising through which we are drawn into Jesus’ life. In the shared prayers of the Eucharist we and the whole world are drawn into the life of God when we pray with the Spirit through Christ to the Father.

Who should we pray to?

When we realise that in praying we are drawn into the life of the Trinity, we might then ask whether we should pray individually to Father, Son and Holy Spirit or simply to God. The brief answer is that we should not be anxious about neglecting the Father, Son or Spirit if we do not think of them in our prayer.

The heart of Christian prayer does not lie in what we do when we pray but in God’s gift and activity in drawing us in to share God’s life as Trinity. The Spirit prays within us. If we are taken into God’s life when we pray, the Spirit, Son and Father are all involved in our prayer. The engine of prayer is not the effort we put into avoiding distractions and getting our words right but the relationship between Father, Son and Spirit into which we are invited. Whether we kneel, walk or sit, sing or are silent, call on Father, Jesus or Spirit, make requests or complaints, are focused or distracted is not important from God’s point of view.

These things, however, can be important to us. The test is whether they encourage us in our prayer. They are important because they form part of our lives and shape the way in which we allow the life of God to flow into our own. Many people in recent years have found speaking directly to the Holy Spirit in prayer and expressing their prayer in bodily actions to be life giving and encouraging. Similarly, the Jesus prayer in which we keep repeating the name Jesus each time we pray has been very widely practised. As does praying the beads of the Rosary it slows the mind so that we can be receptive to what the Spirit does in us.

Prayer as a gift

There are many ways to pray, which we are free to try and test. Of central importance, however, is that our prayer allows the Spirit to shape our life so that the pattern of Jesus’ path to the Father becomes the pattern of our life. Jesus’ path is one of gratitude and a love that takes us into deeper and more generous relationships with others and with our world. In our prayer the life of the Trinity can shape the world of our relationships.

God’s invitation to us to share God’s life suggests that our prayer should go beyond saying prayers to touch our hearts and minds and so include the feelings and demands that are part of our daily life. These are not distractions but the stuff of the relationships that compose our lives. Our set prayers, of course, can be one of many triggers for this reflective way of living through which the Spirit leads us though Jesus to the Father.

Whether we are aware of it or not, our prayer is God’s gift to us in which we are invited into God’s life as Trinity. Our search for God and our struggle to reach out to God are of only secondary importance. To recognise that the Spirit prays in us and to enjoy our intimacy with God as an insider and not to pray as a slave or an exile is a great gift.


Why do we speak of the mystery of the Trinity?

Have you ever experienced being loved by someone as a mystery?

What difference does Jesus make to the way we think of God?

Where have you experienced closeness to God in your prayer?

What does it mean to say that the Spirit prays in us?

When you pray, do you usually pray to God, Jesus or the Spirit?              

Used with permission from Australian Catholic Magazine

Kellie Robinson
Leader of Learning Religious Education

Fast Forward Year 9 University Visit

On Wednesday the 30th of October, twenty-one Year 9 Fast Forward students, Mr David Frankham and myself, spent a most inspiring day at Western Sydney University.

The Fast Forward Program provides an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge and awareness of higher education. The day encouraged students’ future educational and career aspirations by providing practical information and insights into university life.

The students spent the morning learning about Gardeners Multiple Intelligences; discovering their dominant intelligence and learning how this could be helpful in exploring possible future careers.

After lunch the students were given the opportunity to explore and become familiar with the local campus, completing challenges along the way. Students then presented their findings and solutions to their peers.

I would like to congratulate the following students for representing the College with such dignity; Stephanie Abela, Duot Aciek, Aaliyah Ashraf, Kirolos Boctor, Veronica Burchmore, Chegutdit Deng, Ethan France, Yaren Karakus, Monica Magpayo, Issa Massimino, Jayden Merhab, Jaycob McLoughlin, Kane Mizzi, Raphael Montecillo, Peter Neskes, Joanna Owusu, Louna Rice, Alyssa Sabbadin, Ethan Townsend, Chelsea Udochukwa and Brosnan Wells.

Congratulations to the following students who received a Book Prize for their exceptional leadership skills in all tutorials throughout the day; Kirolos Boctor, Chegutdit Deng, Alyssa Sabbadin and Brosnan Wells.

The day was indeed a wonderful learning experience for all who participated. I would like to thank Ms May for organising the wonderful day.

Ms Melissa Blackwell
Leader of Learning Pastoral  - Year 9

Berg Shield Cricket

Wednesday the 30th October was the day where the St Andrews College Cricket Team would start playing for the Berg Shield. We were nervous, but extremely excited for the big day ahead of us.

Our first opponents were Patrician Brothers Fairfield who were known to play strong games in the past. We won the coin toss and chose to bowl first. After a brief discussion of our plan the first match for the St Andrews College Cricket Team for 2019 began. The bowling and fielding from our team wasn’t enough for the opposition’s batting however we stepped up our game and managed to get eight wickets in the end. The opposition also got 110 runs in their innings. 

After their innings it was our time to shine. Vraj and Malay were up first and their partnership was unstoppable for most of the innings. In the end Vraj scored an impressive 57 runs with Malay scoring a decent total of 35 runs. This partnership also allowed the rest of the team to seal the match in around 13 overs scoring the first victory for the St Andrews College Cricket Team and booking a place into the next round. Great sportsmanship was also shown after the match by exchanging handshakes between all the players and even giving the opposition three cheers for their efforts.

After a brief enjoyment of victory we headed up to the other field which was the next location of our match. Our next opponents, Freeman Catholic College, awaited us there. We greeted each other and told each other the scores our previous matches. After learning that they defeated their previous opponents with ease we lost confidence however we gathered it back and made plans. We bowled first again however the bowling and fielding improved drastically from our last match and the opposition only got a final total of 94 runs. During these innings a player form the opposition was hit and the team showed sportsmanship by offering help.

It was our time to bat and Meet and Malay were up first. Their batting was impressive with Malay scoring many runs for the team. However the opposition managed to get two quick wickets. Next up was none other than Yuvraj. Yuvraj and Malay’s partnership was incredibly strong and they managed to score many runs with Yuvraj hitting many boundaries for the team. But once again the opposition’s fielding broke the partnership which scored them their third wicket. Our team fought back hard and almost managed to win. But the opposition improvised their game and caught more people out which allowed them to win by ten runs. Despite this unfortunate event for the St Andrews College Cricket Team they showed incredible sportsmanship and graciously accepted defeat. Even though we didn’t make it to the next round we were impressed by our own game play, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Shanuken Ramesh

Year 8 Student wins Gold in Athletics

From the 11th to the 20th of October Year 8 student Annabelle Johnson participated in the INAS Global Games. This competition is the world championships for athletes with an intellectual impairment. 

Annabelle competed in the II-3 Group for High-function Autistic Athletes. It is the first time this group has been included in the Global Games. Over the four days of competition Annabelle won four gold medals. 

Annabelle’s results were:

100m final in a time of 13.45  

200m final - in a time of 27.91

400m final in a time of 67.95

Long Jump - with a distance of 3.91m

The Australian Women’s Athletics Team were also awarded 1st (Overall Champions) for the most amount of medals.

Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award

Mr Antonio Chiappetta has been selected from hundreds of applicants as an official ARIA nominee for this year’s Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award which is run in partnership with Telstra, ARIA and The Song Room.

Inspired by Mr Chiappetta’s work, Aussie singer and songwriter, Conrad Sewell surprised the students of St Andrews College at an assembly to highlight the importance of music education and celebrate Mr Chiappetta's ARIA nomination.

Mr Chiappetta is the creator and director of one of Sydney’s largest school music festivals, CAN - Creative Acts Night, at St Andrews College, Marayong. The dynamic festival has grown to become a highlight in the school calendar with over 2000 people attending the outdoor event.

Students are encouraged to challenge themselves creatively, showcasing their songwriting and performance skills while building confidence in a real life setting.

As a music teacher for over 15 years, Mr Chiappetta credits his program with promoting inclusivity and diversity by allowing all students to shine in a positive environment. He believes that music embraces all students of all learning abilities and skills.

“I pride myself on making music students feel extremely comfortable in their skin. They are sharing vulnerably and passionately whilst exploring their true creative potential.” said Mr Chiappetta.

The music program at St Andrews College provides dynamic platforms for students of all abilities to showcase their talents.

This ARIA Award category celebrates Australia’s music educators for their dedication and hard work in teaching children to play and love music.

Mr Chiappetta nurtures students and encourages them to go beyond boundaries. His music room is open every lunchtime giving students a place to collaborate, be mentored and work on musical projects. Many past students have graduated into the music industry as performers, music educators, producers, musicologists and even music therapists.

 “The most rewarding feeling is receiving news of musical success and content in life from many ex-students,” he says.

 As well as a teacher Mr Chiappetta is multi-instrumentalist and has remained in the industry by gigging, producing and composing with many artists on a regular basis.

“This has helped me give the students of St Andrews College an industry-standard approach to music education.” said Mr Chiappetta.

To recognise Mr Chiappetta for his wonderful contribution to music education and to the music industry visit and cast your vote!

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Coming Events

Monday 11 November
Year 10 Science Incursion

Tuesday 12 November
Year 12 Geography Ecosystems at Risk Fieldwork Trip

Wednesday 13 November
Year 9 and Year 10 Theatre Excursion 

Thursday November 14
Year 7 2020 Step Up Day

Monday 18 November - Wednesday 20 November
Year 10 Camp

Monday 18 November
Inspiring Careers in Health Excursion

Tuesday 19 November
Western Sydney U Day Excursion - Parramatta South Campus

Thursday 21 November
Western Sydney U Day Excursion - Penrith Campus
Year 11 Mass - St Andrews Parish Church

Friday 22 November
Year 9 Reconciliation - Polish Church

Leadership Teams 2019

College Leadership Team

PrincipalStephen Kennaugh
Assistant Principal Staff and InnovationMrs Gabriela Osterlund
Assistant Principal Teaching and LearningMs Michelle Deschamps
Assistant Principal StudentsMr Nick Thrum
Leader of Learning Religious EducationMrs Kellie Robinson
Leader of Learning Religious Education (Acting)Mrs Theresa Ciantar
Business ManagerMrs Melissa Welch
Principal's Secretary and College RegistrarMrs Julie Sabine

College Leaders of Learning - KLA

Leader of Learning EnglishMrs Marsha Edwards
Assistant Leader of Learning EnglishMr Travis Kolek
Leader of Learning Creative and Performing ArtsMrs Pauline Ryan
Leader of Learning HSIEMr Daniel Camilleri
Assistant Leader of Learning HSIEMr Jarryd Leaves
Leader of Learning LOTEMs Mariko Mizukami

College Leaders of Learning

Leader of Learning DiversityMrs Pauline Xuereb
Leader of Learning TechnologiesMrs Sarah Anzellotti
Leader of Learning SportMr Martin Gillogly

Senior Campus Leaders of Learning - KLA

Leader of Learning MathematicsMs Tracey Thomson
Leader of Learning PDHPE (Acting)Ms Dominique Goldie
Leader of Learning ScienceMrs Caroline O'Hare
Leader of Learning TASMr Bill Robson

Junior Campus Leaders of Learning - KLA

Leader of Learning MathematicsMrs Gilda De Guzman
Leader of Learning PDHPEMr Nathan Weaver
Leader of Learning ScienceMrs Wendy Rudman
Leader of Learning TAS

Mr Michael Said

Leaders of Learning - Pastoral Care

Leader of Learning Pastoral CareMrs Sue Cooper
Leader of Learning Year 7Mr Martin Gillogly
Leader of Learning Year 8Mr David Frankham
Leader of Learning Year 9Ms Melissa Blackwell
Leader of Learning Year 10 (Acting)Mr Rick Lopez
Leader of Learning Year 11 (Acting)Mrs Cassandra Carlos
Leader of Learning Year 12Miss Emily Pett
Careers Counsellor and Publicity OfficerMs Therese May
School CounsellorMs Kerrie Castle

College Administration Coordinator Ms Simone McKechnie

Contact Details

Junior Campus

116 Quakers Road

Marayong NSW 2148

Senior Campus

50 Breakfast Road

Marayong  NSW 2148

PHONE:   (02) 9626 4000