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College Newsletter Week 6 Term 4 Friday 22 November 2013

Today’s boys...tomorrow’s gentlemen CBC Fremantle Newsletter | Week 6 Term 4

Front page: Year 9s camped out at Bindoon as part of The Rite Journey’s challenge, The Abyss

From the Principal A Question of Identity

The process is comprehensive and designed to facilitate positive change

In a newsletter towards the end of

for our school community. Parents,

last term I made reference to the

staff, students and former students will

School Renewal Process which will be

be invited to participate and give their

undertaken at CBC Fremantle in March

views on the culture and direction of

of next year. This process is designed

our College. Those directly involved will

to determine how strongly the policies

be advised early next year and we look

and practices of our school align with

forward to benefitting from the wisdom

the Charter for Catholic Schools in the

and insight they will undoubtedly offer.

Edmund Rice Tradition. A review panel

CBC Fremantle 51 Ellen Street

will visit the school to examine how we

Although much greater detail will be

are incorporating the four Touchstones of

provided closer to the time of the review,

Liberating Education, Gospel Spirituality,

it is opportune to look in more depth

Inclusive Community and Justice and

at the Touchstones or characteristics

Solidarity into our daily practice.

that should be evident in the authentic

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“... these Touchstones serve to remind us that an education at our school has far deeper significance.”

Catholic School in the Edmund Rice

Inclusive Community – Being a

Tradition. These are expressed in

community which is accepting and

aspirational terms but should be evident

welcoming, fosters right relationships and

to all members of our community in

is committed to the common good.

each interaction they have as part of the College.

Justice and Solidarity – Being committed to justice and peace for all, grounded in

Liberating Education – Opening hearts

a spirituality of action and reflection that

and minds through quality teaching and

calls us to stand in solidarity with those

learning experiences, so that through

who are marginalised.

critical reflection and engagement each person is hope-filled and free to build a

Schools are often discussed or evaluated

better world for all.

in terms of the academic, cultural or sporting programmes they offer. While

Gospel Spirituality – Inviting all people

providing quality in these areas will

into the story of Jesus and striving to

always be a priority for CBC Fremantle,

make his message of compassion, justice

these Touchstones serve to remind us

and peace a living reality within our

that an education at our school has far


deeper significance. Mr Shaun Kenny Principal

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In the Newsroom this week You can keep up to date with CBC Fremantle news by subscribing to the Newsroom RSS feed. Visit the College website at and click on the Newsroom under Quick Links on the left hand side. 21 November

The Abyss Melbourne Cup Week was a little different for our Year 9 boys and their Rite Journey teachers. Read more...

14 November

Celebrating service and leadership CBC Fremantle remembered history, and made history at a College assembly on Remembrance Day. Read more...

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Calendar Week 6 Term 4

College Information

Monday 25 November Year 7-10 Exams commence

Canteen Can you spare a few hours on one day? Please consider volunteering in the ‘world’s greatest canteen’. Please ring Jenny or Karen in the Canteen on 9430 2046 for more

Wednesday 27 November Yr 11 Exams feedback day


Uniform Shop Opening Hours

Thursday 28 November Mass 8.15am (Rice 5, 6, 7)

Open every Wednesday from 8.30am – 4.00pm. No appointments are necessary. Friday 29 November End of year Music BBQ

Put these dates in your diary... Tuesday 3 December The Rite Journey 2014 Parent Information Evening

Wednesday 4 December Parent Helper Supper

Monday 9 December Year 7 2014 Orientation Day

Friday 14 February 2014 Year 13 Breakfast

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The Rite Journey 2014 Dear Parents of Year 9 Boys 2014

The Rite Journey is a unique educational

experiencing rites of passage and

programme designed for Year 9 boys

important life lessons, created and guided

Year 9 is recognised as a time of

which supports the development of

by caring teachers and significant adult

significant change in the lives of

engaged, responsible and resilient young

mentors. The year-long programme will

adolescent boys, and a time when

adults. In a culture where the period

be delivered to all of our Year 9 students

boys begin to grow from children to

for adolescence can vary considerably,

from the beginning of the school year and

young men. It is widely recognised as

and where young adults can receive

will require the support and engagement

an important developmental stage

very conflicting messages about good

of families to assist the boys as they

when boys may look to establish their

values and expected behaviours, The

‘journey’ throughout the year.

independence, test boundaries, take risks

Rite Journey assists our boys with their

and question some aspects of authority.

decision-making, goal-setting and self-

With this in mind, an important Parent

For some, this can lead to disengagement

awareness as they begin to make their

Information Evening has been scheduled

in their learning. As educators of good

transition into healthy, respectful and

for Tuesday 3 December 2013. This

young men, College staff are very aware

responsible young men.

will allow for further explanation of

of the research in this regard and, with

The Rite Journey programme at CBC

this in mind, CBC Fremantle introduced

The Rite Journey programme provides

Fremantle. The evening will look to

The Rite Journey in 2012.

young men with the opportunity of

provide information on topics including

CBC Fremantle Newsletter | Week 6 Term 4

the background of The Rite Journey, ceremonies and events, challenge

Parent Information Evening for the Parents of Year 9 Boys – 2014

activities, the programme outline for CBC


Fremantle, the camp experience and

Venue: Arts Learning Area

the role of parents and other adult male





Tuesday 3 December 2013

The Rite Journey Programme for Year 9 Boys

As parents of our Year 9 boys, we consider it essential that you gain an understanding of the aims of the programme and the various elements within it. The College considers your attendance at this Information Evening as vitally important and looks forward to seeing you there.

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The trip of a lifetime Academic Excellence Tour 2015


meals, discretionary spending money and

The Academic Excellence Programme is

Day 6

Washington DC – Smithsonian

extra optional evening activities.

Museums, Moonlight

trip of a lifetime.

Monument Tour

Deposit of 30% of the cost of the tour

Day 7

Capitol Hill and Capitol

has to be made a year in advance (April

In April 2015 a group of lucky AEP boys

Building Tour

2014). Letters will be sent to parents

Day 8

The Smithsonian Museums,

early next year and then we will call

The White House

for expressions of interest and hold a

Day 9

Udvar Hazy Centre, National Air

meeting within the first few weeks of

and Space Museum


calling for expressions of interest for the

will travel to Orlando and Washington DC and take in some of the most exciting destinations in the USA. Itinerary (excluding travelling days): Day 1

Kennedy Space Centre, NASA

Day 2

Islands of Adventure Theme

Park and Harry Potter World,

Universal Studios

Day 3

Astronaut Training Experience

at Kennedy Space Centre

Day 4

Disney World Theme Parks

Day 5

Airboat through Central Florida

Everglades and Orlando Science

The cost of the 12 day tour is

For more information please contact

approximately $6,300. This fee includes

Ms Marilyn Schmidt at

international and domestic flights, airport

taxes, destination coach travel, airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, Orlando and Washington activity package entrance fees and costs, and excludes passport and visa application fees, travel insurance, lunch

CBC Fremantle Newsletter | Week 6 Term 4

Community Notices It is the policy of CBC Fremantle to distribute information when requested regarding community activities and details about educational programmes. This does not imply that CBC endorses these activities or the information. Please provide information in an unformatted Word document to Submissions will be accepted at the discretion of CBC Fremantle.

Journey with Mary towards her Son: Archdiocesan Centenary Celebrations 1913 - 2013 Marian Novena Nine Days of Prayer St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth Sunday 1 December - Saturday 7 December Holy Hour 7.00pm - 8.00pm Sunday 8 December Vespers 7.00 -8.00pm Mass of Solemnity for the Feast of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Monday 9 December, 7.00pm Celebrated by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, in the presence of his Grace the Papal Nuncio. The Marian Novena is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The overall theme invites everyone to journey with Mary towards her Son, directed by Scripture. The Novena will culminate with the Mass of Solemnity of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the presence of the Papal Nuncio on 9 December. As the Novena coincides with Advent, the time spent in Holy Hour is a wonderful opportunity for personal preparation for the great feast of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus.

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Rhee Taekwondo Local Classes - East Fremantle Primary School Safe and suitable for the whole family, learn practical self-defence and improve fitness and coordination. Please contact Senior Regional Instructor Keith Murray 0407 093 480 for details on a no obligation free trial for CBC Fremantle.

Topspin Tennis Summer Holiday Camp These ever popular clinics are super fun and a great way to improve your tennis before the Christmas holiday break. This camp we will run with the Australian Open theme. • Morning tea is provided each session • Last day BBQ for all participants on each Friday • Lots of fun games and great prizes to be won Week 1 Monday 16 December to Friday 20 December 3-6 years old

9.00am -11.00am

Super Stars Camp $125 or $30 daily

6-18 years old


Development/Elite Squad Camp $175.00 (5 day) or $40.00 daily

(Players will be grouped by similar age and with friends) Early bird special: enrol before the end of November for a 10% discount. For more information visit

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