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Index College History, Crest and Motto ........................................................................................ Page 2 Chapel ............................................................................................................................... Page 3 Prayers and Scripture References ....................................................................................... Page 4 Bell Timings ....................................................................................................................... Page 7 College Expectations .......................................................................................................... Page 8 Physical Education ............................................................................................................ Page 11 Student/Parent/Guardian Agreement ................................................................................Page 12 Who’s Who at Bunbury Catholic College ............................................................................Page 13 The following are located at the back of the Homework Book Permission to Leave Class .................................................................................................. Page 1 Absentee Slips ................................................................................................................... Page 3 Notes to Parent/Guardian ................................................................................................... Page 9 Notes from Parent/Guardian ..............................................................................................Page 12

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A Brief History Of The College Bunbury Catholic College opened in February 1973 as a co-educational institution resulting from amalgamation of St Francis Xavier’s College (Rodsted Street) for boys and St Joseph’s College (Wittenoom Street) for girls. The Bunbury Catholic Schools’ Board which had already rationalised Primary Education in Bunbury, was requested to do a similar service for Secondary Education. Previously, St Francis Xavier’s College (Marist Brothers), had classes as far as Year 10, and Catholic boys who wished to go as far as Leaving Certificate had to complete their education at a State High School. Though St Joseph’s College, under the care of the Sisters of Mercy, offered classes as far as Leaving Certificate, enrolments in Years 11 and 12 were low, and the subject choice was limited. So, to offer a wider range of subjects and to utilise available staff to the best advantage, a co-educational Bunbury Catholic College was established. The College’s aim was to develop each student’s potential in a meaningful way for both the individual and the community by stimulating interest, enabling students to develop academically and acquire Christian values.

Crest Philosophy The crest is designed to convey the centrality of Christ and Church to our College in Bunbury. In a very real sense we are the Church in Bunbury and the rising red and green spires reflect the presence of the Church and our own aspiration for the higher good in life. The ‘M’s making the spires remind us of the two great teaching orders involved in the formation of the College, the Sisters of Mercy and the Marist Brothers. Finally, the simplicity of design reflects, we hope, the Gospel call to simplicity and unadorned truth, which should characterise our College.

College Motto Our motto was developed in 2005 and comes from the challenging words of Micah 6:8:

‘This is what Yahweh asks of you: only this, To act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God’. Micah’s readings date back to early 700BC where he would be considered a contemporary of the prophet Isaiah. He was from south-western Judah and was preoccupied with social justice. His verse embraces the essence of faithfulness. Each element is dependent on the other two. When we live justly and love tenderly, we will walk humbly with our God. And as we walk humbly with God we must live with love and justice for all God’s people. Thus, these are not three separate commands. They are unity. A right relationship with God requires justice, love and humility. Or, to sum it up in another way, God expects from us a faith that involves justice tempered with love and humility and nothing else will do. The challenge for the students and staff of Bunbury Catholic College is to make this statement real rather than just something that adorns our letterheads and classroom walls.

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Chapel We strive to be a school community which has God as the centre of our lives. We are fortunate to have our own chapel situated in the centre of our school grounds. We welcome people of all faith traditions and ask everyone to recognise that our chapel is a holy place. It is sacred space. This is so because central to our faith is our belief in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. We show our awareness of being in the presence of God by all that we do and say. This includes entering and leaving the chapel in a quiet and orderly manner. In a chapel there are appropriate ways of behaving and we have rituals which express our Catholic beliefs. Some of these unique religious customs, as well as objects which indicate our beliefs, include: • The holy water fonts just inside the chapel are used to bless ourselves when we enter. • Genuflecting (touching the right knee to the floor) in recognition and worship of the real presence of Christ in the tabernacle. • Making the Sign of the Cross which is an act of faith in the Blessed Trinity. Inappropriate behaviour in the Bunbury Catholic College Chapel includes the following: • Eating and drinking (other than when receiving Holy Communion). • Chewing. • Leaving litter. • Any noisy presence such as yelling, running etc. • Using the chapel as an extra meeting space. All of us are encouraged to use the chapel for private, individual prayer. That it belongs to us and is actively used by us was the intention of our Parents and Friends Association who were responsible for this chapel being built.

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Prayers The Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The Glory Be To The Father Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi Lord make me an instrument of your peace Where there is hatred, Let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, Joy. O Divine Master grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

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Prayers

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The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Sprit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, The holy Catholic Church The communion of saints, The forgiveness of sins, The resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.

The Ten Commandments: Exodus 20:26 1.

I am the LORD your God… you shall have no other gods before me.

2.

You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God.

3.

Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.

4.

Honour your father and your mother.

5.

You shall not murder.

6.

You shall not commit adultery.

7.

You shall not steal.

8.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

9 & 10. You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife… or anything that belongs to your neighbour.

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Beatitudes: Significance And Meaning They are simply stated, but are profound in meaning. They guide. They point. They teach. They show us the values that Christ cares about. These values if followed can not only bring a believer into a state of peace and happiness, but also right into the Kingdom of God after our journey on this earth is over. The Latin word for ‘blessed’ is beatus, from which we get the word ‘beatitude’. The Beatitudes are found in Matthew 5: 3-12.

• Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. • Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. • Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth. • Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied. • Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. • Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. • Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. • Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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Bell Timings Standard Timetable

Asembly Timetable

8.25am

Bell

8.25am

Bell

8.30am

HR

8.30am

HR

8.40am

Assembly

8.50am

PERIOD 1

9.25am

PERIOD 1

9.35am

PERIOD 2

10.10am

PERIOD 2

10.55am

Recess

11.20am

Recess

11.20am

Bell

11.45am

Bell

11.25am

PERIOD 3*

11.50am

PERIOD 3

12.25pm

PERIOD 4

12.40pm

PERIOD 4

1.25pm

Lunch

1.30pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Bell

2.05pm

Bell

2.05pm

PERIOD 5*

2.10pm

PERIOD 5

3.00pm

Dismissed

3.00pm

Dismissed

* No Bell

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College Expectations

So that our day runs smoothly and efficiently the following guidelines are to be observed.

Courtesy and General Conduct Courteous behaviour is expected at all times, both in and out of class and in interaction with other students and staff. General politeness and good manners should be displayed by all.

Classrooms Students are not permitted in classrooms at all until their teacher arrives for class. Students must remain outside the classroom in an orderly manner. Classrooms are out of bounds during recess and lunch times. No food is to be consumed in rooms. During class students should raise a hand to ask a question and not call out. Students are to remain in their assigned desk unless the teacher’s permission is given to shift elsewhere. Students who need to leave class during a lesson must ask their teacher to sign the ‘Permission To Be Absent From Class’ form in their Homework Book and carry this book with them if such permission is granted. Students are to use the recess and lunch breaks to go to the toilet and get a drink. At the end of the lesson students should ensure that the classroom is in a neat and tidy state.

Lockers A student is allocated a locker at the beginning of each year and a College padlock on entering Year 8. It is expected that the locker will be used and not damaged in any way. By always ensuring the padlock is secured there is little chance of personal property being lost. Access to the lockers is available immediately before and after each two period block. Books need to be organised for two periods. When Physical Education is one of these two periods, books must be taken to P.E and not collected after the lesson. Students will not be permitted to go to lockers during a class period.

Recess and Lunch Time Activities Students are to respect each other’s property and activities. Rough play and games are not allowed. Should conflicts arise, students are to approach the appropriate duty teacher first and then the relevant Year Coordinator or Deputy Principal if the matter has not been resolved adequately. At recess and lunchtime, students are to use the designated oval for their year group. Food and drink are not to be consumed on any of the ovals or the basketball courts. The gymnasium, Performing Arts Centre and Hall are out of bounds at recess. Students may go to the gymnasium and Performing Arts Centre at lunchtime under the direct supervision of a teacher. Food is not to be consumed in either of these buildings.

Staff Areas Staff areas are out of bounds to all students. If a student needs to see a teacher they should attempt to contact that teacher through the College Office.

Food and Canteen Food should only be consumed before school, at recess or lunchtime and after school. It is not to be consumed on the ovals or the basketball courts. All litter must be placed in the bins provided. Chewing gum and bubble gum are prohibited at the College. Lunches must be ordered and paid for before 8.30 am. Students who have forgotten their lunch are to see the Canteen manageress. At the canteen, orderly queues are to be formed and respect shown for the volunteer parents/guardians/ staff and students working in the canteen. Students found to be pushing in will be instructed to go to the back of the line. Students in Years 9 – 12 must use the ‘windows’ located in the main undercover area. Year 8 students only are to use the two ‘windows’ located near the side of the library.

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College Expectations

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School Property and Equipment Vandalism of any type will not be tolerated. Damage to any school property or equipment such as computers, writing on or scratching desks will result in sanctions and payment of the cost of repairs.

Use of Computers Students are personally responsible for their actions when using ICT resources and any inappropriate use will result in temporary or permanent cancellation of their privileges. Refer to the Information and Technology Policy for full details.

Drugs Possession or use of cigarettes, alcohol, illegal drugs or pharmaceutical drugs for non-medical purposes is forbidden on College grounds, at College functions (includes camps, retreats, excursions and the School Ball) or whilst in College uniform. Refer to the College Drug Policy for full details.

Mobile Phones and Other Electronic Devices Mobile phones, music players, hand held computer games, or other equipment are not to be used during school hours.. They are to be kept secure in the student’s locker until 3.00 pm. If students bring these items to school and their equipment is damaged, misplaced or stolen, the College will not accept responsibility for replacing, repairing or recovering those items. If students use mobile phones, music players or handheld computer games at school between 8.25 am and 3.00 pm, the item will be confiscated and stored in the College Office until an ‘infringement notice’ has been signed by a parent and returned. Refer to the College’s Electronic Devices Policy for full details.

Attendance and Sickness If a student is absent from school for any reason it is required that on the day of the absence a parent rings the College Office before 9.30 am. In addition to this, the Homeroom teacher must receive written advice on the day the student returns to school. This note is to be written and signed by a parent. The note should be addressed to the Homeroom teacher and include an explanation for the absence, the date of the absence and the date the note is written. In all cases of late arrival or early departure, a student is required to have a parental note with an appropriate explanation. A student must sign in and out from the College Office under the supervision of the Student Receptionist. To leave the campus a parent/guardian is required to collect and sign a student out from the College Office. If student is going home for lunch, then a note from a parent or guardian must be supplied to the relevant Deputy Principal at the commencement of Term One. Permission to leave school is only given to go to the student’s home. Friends cannot accompany a student home for lunch and the shops in the surrounding area are out of bounds during school hours. If a student is unable to continue in class due to illness, the teacher is to complete a ‘Permission To Be Absent From Class’ form in the Homework Book. The student is then to see the nurse located in the College Office. Inability to participate in any class activity will require written advice, or a medical certificate, from an appropriate source.

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Punctuality

Students who are late for school after Homeroom has been completed must report to and sign in at the College Office before going to class. The College does expect all students to be present before the 8.25 am bell. If a student is continually late without an appropriate reason then an after school Tuesday Detention can be expected. Staff are aware of the several buses that arrive at the College late each day and will not penalise these students.

People On College Grounds All visitors to the College must go to the College Office and are not permitted onto the grounds or to communicate with students without authorisation.

Lost Property Lost property should be handed to the College Office. It is essential that all items like uniform, books, bags, pencil cases etc. are clearly labelled with the student’s name. Where second hand items are purchased please be sure to remove the previous owner’s name.

Buses Students are to remain on the grassed areas and move to the buses in an orderly fashion. At all times the rules of the bus driver must be obeyed. Students must remain seated at all times, refrain from excessive noise and be considerate of other students. Should a complaint be received about poor bus behaviour, an after school Tuesday Detention will be received. A second misdemeanour may result in the student being removed from the bus for at least a week.

Students driven to school by an adult Students who are transported to school by parents/guardians are to alight on the verge. Please do not use any carpark as the drop off point.

Driving a car or motor scooter Students who are licensed to drive cars/scooters and who wish to drive to school must first complete a form that can be obtained from the Year 12 Coordinator. If students are given permission by the College to drive to school, they must not transport other students without prior notice in writing from both sets of parents/guardians. Cars/scooters with permits are to be parked in the gymnasium car park and are not to be accessed during school hours.

Bicycle Students riding a bicycle to school must wear a helmet. Normal road rules need to be observed when cycling to and from the College. On arrival at school, a bike must be placed in the compound located off Flynn Street. This compound is locked from 8.50 am until 3.00 pm each day.

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Physical Education Classes Permission 2011

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PE Class incursions, Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals (Please return to your PE teacher or the PE office locker by 11th Feb) Student Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PE Teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Please tick the relevant boxes I understand that PE classes and PE electives are a compulsory part of the school timetable, and that my child is expected to be prepared and participate to the best of their ability in these classes. I give permission to complete the cross country course as described above, in PE classes and on the BCC inter house Cross Country Day. I give permission to participate in the BCC Inter house Athletics Day . I give permission to participate in activities off campus in PE classes as described above with particular reference to aquatic activities. I give permission to participate in morning Swimming trainings as detailed in the letter above. Specific dates will advertise in the newsletter I give permission to participate in morning Cross country trainings as detailed in the letter above. Specific dates will advertise in the newsletter I give permission to participate in afterschool athletics trainings as detailed above. Specific dates will advertise in the newsletter Please write a note to the PE teacher should there be any medical conditions which may affect my child while participating in physical activities: .....................................................................................................................................................................................

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Please indicate the following: My child is a Non swimmer

Weak Swimmer

Competent Swimmer

Strong swimmer

Less than 50m

50 – 200m

200m+

Parent/Guardian Signature: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date:

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Student/Parent/Guardian Agreement I have read and understood the following policies that appear in the electronic section of the College Homework Book, and on the College Website. I undertake to support the College in the implementation of all these policies, without exception. Please tick College Expectations Uniform Requirements Responsible Behaviour Choose Peer Respect Homework and Study Assessment Policy Technology Policy Electronic Devices Policy Drug Policy Physical Education Policy

Student’s Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student’s Signature:

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Parent/Guardian’s Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parent/Guardian’s Signature:

Date:

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Who’s Who at Bunbury Catholic College College Executive Principal Deputy Principal Deputy Principal Religious Education Coordinator Bursar

Ms Denise O’Meara Mrs Leonie Ridgway (Years 9 & 11) Mr Eugene de Lima (Years 8, 10 & 12) Mrs Gobi May Mr Brent Steere

Services Ministry Coordinator School Counsellor Vocational Education & Training Publicity Officer School Nurse Property Services Manager Canteen Manager Uniform Shop Manager

Mrs Viv McKenzie Mrs Maria de Lima Mr Michael Downes Mrs Jacqui Granger Mrs Lea Godson Mr Robert Gamble Mrs Christine Shalders Mrs Julie Down

Ph: 97210066 Ph: 97210067

Year Coordinators Year 8 Coordinator Year 9 Coordinator Year 10 Coordinator Year 11 Coordinator Year 12 Coordinator

Mr Paul Northover Mrs Maree Maughan Mrs Cecily McCarthy and Mr David Norrish Mr Braden Famlonga Mr Frank Townsend

Head Of Departments ICT Education Support Library Services

Mr Peter Hogan Mrs Sue Williams Mrs Kathy Hogan

Head Of Learning Areas Arts English Mathematics Physical Education Science Society & Environment Technology & Enterprise Director of Performing Arts

Ms Brenda Della Sale Mrs Vanessa Hicks Mr Nigel Snelson Miss Ludita McLean Mrs Christina Zuideveld Mr Greg Chipchase Mr Rod Slater Mr David Harries

Bus Services Bunbury City Transit BUSWEST Love’s Bus Service South West Coachline Public Transport Authority (School Bus Services)

(08) 97913111 (08) 97254456 (08) 97913133 (08) 97911955 www.schoolbuses.wa.gov.au

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