Principal’s Corner

Acting Principal – Mr Brad Bird. Our new building is taking shape.

Our new building is finally starting to take shape. It was exciting to come to school a couple of weeks ago and see the slab had been laid. The Site Foreman advised that 45 truckloads of concrete went into that slab. A big day for the builders!

Last week, the builders commenced installing the precast panel walls of the building.

This progress is very exciting for the College as it moves us closer to providing better learning spaces and opportunities for our boys. Many of the boys have also enjoyed watching the process unfold.

Over the last two weeks, both Year 12 VCAL classes have had the opportunity of working at Camp Wyunah at Queenscliff on their community project. Camp Wyunah is a YMCA Camp that we also use for our Kairos program and we have a long established relationship with the camp.

Over the last few years, the boys have been involved in many building projects. This year they redeveloped the front fence and built a number of retaining walls in the carpark. From all reports, the boys did a fantastic job and the manager of Camp Wyunah was ecstatic with the outcomes. This relationship is a fantastic example of Community in Action.

A number of our boys participated in the recent ACC Art and Technology Exhibition. The exhibition comprised of over 240 works by students across all year levels from the 12 ACC Colleges.

I would like to thank the Visual Arts faculty, led by Ms Claire Benne, who supported and worked with the boys to prepare for the exhibition. It was a fantastic event and extremely well received by all. Congratulations to the students who were involved.

It is Exam time at Whitefriars with our Years 9, 10 and 11s in the middle of this important time in the academic calendar. The Year 12 boys sat the GAT on Wednesday and I know the boys will have done their best.

Our Year 12 Formal was held on Friday 2 June at Leonda. Our boys conducted themselves beautifully and it was pleasing to see our young men and their partners enjoying the event.

There is a lot going on in a school in mid-year as we complete Semester One with exams and tests and move into Semester Two. This commences next Monday, 19 June.

Almae In Fide Parentis.

 

June 2, 2017

‘Whitefriars exists for all members of our community, present and past.’

The College held a prayer service for Jack Stanbrook (Class of 2014) and his family in our Chapel on Wednesday evening. Amongst the full Chapel were many of our Class of 2014, along with some older past students from the Class of 2009. Those young men were there to particularly

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May 19, 2017

Well done to our boys who undertook the Year 9 Outdoor Learning program. This challenging venture relies on increased resilience and group cooperation as the students undertake activities in varied outdoor settings in our State. The feedback from all groups has been very positive. It was particularly pleasing to hear

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May 9, 2017

Principal’s Resignation

As a community we have just received the news that our current Principal, Mr John Finn, shall not be renewing his contract at the end of the year. Please click here for the letter from the Chair of the Whitefriars Board.

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April 21, 2017

Welcome back – Acting Principal Mr Mark Ashmore

Welcome back to a new Term. I especially extend a warm welcome to the new families and staff members who have joined the Whitefriars College community over the holiday period. I trust that the holidays and the Easter period has provided an opportunity to rest, as well as spend some

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March 31, 2017

This is the final week of term. There have been many occasions on which our community has gathered and celebrated during the past nine weeks. Congratulations to our Year 12 students who, under the leadership of our Social Justice Captain Joshua Drake, raised over $11,000 by taking part in the

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