2012 IMCC Newsletter 10
FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2012
From the Principal
I am pleased to announce the Prefects for 2012/13.
I know they will approach their respective roles with a genuine desire to make a difference.
Leadership experience continues to be one of many opportunities available to our students as part of our educational program. From Year 7 onwards, students are challenged to come to terms with the humility, service and selflessness necessary to become a leader for others.
Currently the College pastoral team (Mr. Rafferty and the Heads of Year) are looking to create a model of leadership which is more inclusive and provides opportunities for all students to participate.
Left to right
Back Row - Patrick Gilleran, Sam Walsham, Jake Tabram, Andrew Jackson, James Clegg, Phoebe Brennan
Front Row - Michelle Broughton, April Williams, Laura Donaldson, Jessica Turner, Isabella Greco, Jordan Tate
Paul A Rafter
Many parents have expressed their frustration at the traffic queues that have been forming at the front of the College, particularly in the wet weather.
1. The two drop areas are designed to be just that. They are to quickly pick up and drop off students. If your child is not already waiting out the front of the school, then you should either park in the car park or if no space is available, you should continue out the exit and do a circuit. Hopefully by that time your child will be ready.
2. Once the Drop area is full, then no cars should be stationary behind this area waiting. It is a case of keeping this clear for a continuous flow of cars to occur.
3. No car should be waiting in the drop off areas for more than 30 seconds.
4. Students should not be collected at the roundabout itself as this causes traffic delays.
Most children will not be at the front of the school until at least 3.10 pm, therefore it makes sense to park in the parking bays if you arrive before this time. We have asked all Year 12 students to park near the Maintenance shed in order to free up some of the parking bays.
Unfortunately an application to have another exit down onto Lukin Drive was rejected by the Wanneroo Shire.
From the Head of Curriculum
Our Year 11 and 12 students are now in preparation mode for finishing up the academic year.
Year 10, 11 and 12 Exams – Week Ten
Exams for Year 10 and Year 11/12 Stage 2 and 3 Courses begin on Monday 24th September and will run through until Friday 28th September. They will then resume on Thursday 18th October and will finish on Friday 19th October. Students have been issued with their timetables and are aware of when they are required to attend. Teachers will advise students about specific items that are to be brought to exams.
Exam Absences – Year 11 and 12
If you anticipate your child will be absent from an exam due to illness, please contact either Head of Year 12, John Swindells or Deputy Principal, John Power, so that the exam may be rescheduled. We ask that other appointments such as driving lessons or tests, or medical appointments NOT be made during exam times.
Year 10 students will have their absences noted by their teachers and exam times will be rescheduled so they may be completed.
Year 9 Reports
These will be finalised in the next few weeks and will be sent out in Week 10.
Mrs Liana Strutt
Head of Curriculum
Last Stop – Shanghai
The final destination of our tour was Shanghai, China's city of the future, and what a contrast to the old city of Xi'an. On arrival, we were shocked at the sheer size of Shanghai. With a population of over 23 million, it was clear to see why it is the most progressive of all Chinese cities. After meeting our guide, we visited the Bund to get an amazing view of the infamous Shanghai skyline. Next stop was a visit to an acrobatic school where our students had the opportunity to learn a few tricks. That evening we enjoyed one of our best meals in China yet and had an early night in anticipation of our last full day.
The next morning we climbed the iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, which stands a whopping 468m high. Next, we went for an extremely crowded walk around the stunning Yu Gardens. After lunch, it was our last chance to shop until we dropped, and finished the day with a visit to Nanjing Road, one of Shanghai's most popular shopping areas.
The following morning, we packed up ready to embark on our journey back to Perth. We travelled in futuristic style on the Shanghai Maglev Train, the first commercially operated high-speed, magnetic levitation line in the world, which travels at a ridiculously fast 350km/hr.
So, with our China tour done and dusted, I can say on behalf of the whole of the China Crew, that this was one of the busiest, exciting and most incredible experiences of all of our lives.
Mrs Fiona Monger
Society & Environment
The IMCC Storybook on Sale Soon
The end of the year is near and the Anthology of the IMCC Storybook is coming together with a lot more submissions. The IMCC Storybook will be launched in Term 4, for sale at the very reasonable price of only $5. Every fortnight, the IMCC Storybook will sample a piece of work, showing it in the College newsletter for you to look forward to.
The Story Book
Within its binds,
You'll find the work,
Of students' minds.
Is noted down,
From the greatest poets,
You'll find in town.
Sure to entertain,
And blow the cobwebs,
From your brain.
One hundred per cent true,
Is recounted, relived,
For the reader (That's you!)
So turn the page,
Take a look,
And immerse yourself in,
- Jessica Jacob, Year 9 Student
Take a sneak preview of the Story Book's cover page!
Kyle Harrison–Frederick and Leah Ayres
Future Writers' Club Members
Call in to Clarkson Library to see a fantastic collection of photographs and set pieces from the recent College Production. On display until the start of next term.
Greetings parents and community members,
The 2012 Book Week theme was Champions Read. We were fortunate to have a former student, Dale Hennighan, who is an Australian champion race walker, come to talk to our students about reading and his sport. Other champions sent photos with advice such as Nic Naitanui's "Ask your friends to recommend a good read." In our green and gold display were our Reading Olympics winners and photos of champions from many fields with their thoughts on reading. Our IMCC actors also recommended books. Our author wall included their books to borrow. A record number entered the daily quizzes with Dunlea beating Evans by one point at 587. Lunchtime in the library was electric as students visited the displays, eager for an instant prize. The family quiz was won by the Poots family (Chelsea 11EA). Here are the answers:
Family Book Week Quiz, 2012 ( Answers)
All of the following expressions have the word book (or books) in them.
e.g. She reads a lot. Answer: She is a bookworm
- He has tried everything possible.
He has tried everything in the book.
- I am going to study hard.
I am going to hit the books.
- He is reading.
He has his nose in a book.
- She is popular with me.
She is in my good books.
- You can't go by appearances.
You can't judge a book by its cover.
- He has no secrets.
He is an open book.
- We're going to do this correctly.
We're going to do this by the book.
8. Is he a good person? Not in my opinion.
Is he a good person? Not in my book.
9. If caught breaking the law you might be charged.
If caught breaking the law you might be booked.
10. I know what he's thinking.
I can read him like a book.
Mrs Judith Jarvis
Head of library
Health & Physical Education EXPO at IMCC
for National Health & PE Day
As a part of our Certificate II Sport & Recreation Class, all students were provided with an opportunity to take part in a Health and Physical Education EXPO during lunchtime. The aim of the EXPO was to celebrate being healthy and physically active, whilst providing an avenue for students at school to have access to groups in our wider community. It was also a good opportunity to promote the healthy messages that children need in their daily lives that will help keep them fit and healthy.
The EXPO was a great success. We had many guests attending on the day - Joondalup Mixed Martial Arts, AMF Bowling, Joondalup Beach Volleyball instructors and lots more. Many students got involved, inspired by all the guests promoting the importance of health and fitness. Throughout the day, West Perth Football Club ran an all-girls AFL clinic to get them excited and involved about football. Joondalup Mixed Martial Arts put on a demonstration to show people self-defence and self-awareness, with student involvement hitting some pads and learning what Martial Art is really about. A Boost Juice van came, with one dollar from every juice sold on the day being donated to a charity of our choice. It was a great success. We hope everyone had a good time and overall learned something new.
Literacy Week 2012 was an outstanding success. We had 5 fun-filled days of quizzes, Celebrity Head games, Anagrams, the Amazing Race and topped it off with a Spelling Bee. Students from Years 7-12 all got involved and had a go. There were loads of winners who went home with fantastic prizes to showcase their literacy prowess!
The most majestic, fantastic and enjoyable event of the week had to be the second annual Literacy Week Quiz Night. Miss Jessica Stylianou was the Quiz Hostess with the Most-ess, as she single-handedly put together 10 rounds of questions to do with all aspects of Literacy - from films to novels, to songs, to spelling and grammar. With over 150 students and staff attending, it was a great night enjoyed by all. Each table had the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes at the end of each round, with one lucky table taking the grand prize at the end of the night.
Huge thanks must go to ALL of the English Department staff who helped make the week such a success, and to Miss Jessica Stylianou for her delegating and expert organisation.
Mrs Narelle Cochran
Head of English
ACC Athletics – Twilight Meet
On Thursday 6th September approximately 90 students, who are part of the ACC Athletics squad, went to the State Athletics Centre in Perry Lakes for a Twilight Meet. Students who are in the squad had the opportunity to fine-tune their skills and prepare for the ACC Athletics Carnival on Friday 21st September. The students were able to compete in their events in the same venue as the ACC Carnival and to try to secure their position on the Athletics Team.
We also had the opportunity to choose Junior and Senior Captains. Congratulations to Pasquale Pezzano and Krista Stefanetti, who were chosen as Junior Captains, and to Kayne Garrett and Olivia Plunkett who were chosen as our Senior Captains.
All students competed with enthusiasm and we are looking forward to what will be a successful Carnival in Week 9. Thanks to the PE staff who assisted with the Twilight Meet.
Mr Devin Martin Mrs Jane Cox
Head of Senior School Sport Head of Middle School Sport
Lochlan MacNeeney Year 7 Student
Congratulations to Year 7 Student Lochlan MacNeeney, who achieved third place in the Year 7 2500m race at the recent State Primary School Cross Country Event, held at Perry Lakes. This event is open to all schools in the State, with each race having up to 300 competitors.
This is the third year Lochlan has entered this event, achieving first place for the last 2 years! What an outstanding achievement. Lochlan trains locally and is also a member of Little Athletics held at Joondalup Arena.
Well done Lochlan and the very best of luck for future events.
5-a-side Soccer Competition
The 2012 competition now enters the Quarterfinal stage, with all groups decided and from the eight teams which have made it thus far, four still remain unbeaten. Surprisingly, reigning champions the MVP's are not one of them, as outsiders El Gypos deservedly beat them in Round 4 and remain on course for a Grand Final rematch. Nevertheless, the MVP's still claimed top spot in Ladder A, with other minor honours going to Deugu Deugu F.C. and The Other Team, Ladder B and C winners respectively, and two of the other undefeated teams. Meanwhile, Staff team 'Joga Bonito et al' are yet to taste defeat, having come from behind in half of their matches to date, demonstrating a resilience which could see them go all the way!
As far as the leading goal scorers is concerned, Year 7 dynamo Chok Dau is 3 ahead of his nearest rivals with a haul of 15 goals to date. Goals will now be hard to come by however as his team have to mix it with the Senior boys, as the Quarterfinals get under way.
The tables which follow provide detailed analysis of all results, top goal scorers and the complete Finals draw as we head into the business end of the campaign.
Mr Tony Summers
Travel the World through Food
This term in Year 10 Food Technology we have been studying "International Cuisines". Students have had the opportunity to taste and prepare a wide range of foods from countries all around the world. We also discovered that in many ways we see other cultures in our own country being celebrated and shared through food.
As part of their assessment, each student researched one country and then prepared a dish from that county to be shared as a class. The variety and standard of food was amazing.
We also looked at the way in which the cultures of different parts of the world sometimes combine to create new dishes, such as the gourmet pizzas we prepared and shared in our classes.
We enjoyed these recipes so much we thought you might like to try some of our favourites at home yourselves.
Hope you enjoy them.
Mrs Michelle Smith
Home Economics Coordinator
Potato & Bacon Pizza
1 T olive oil
2 medium potatoes - diced
1 T fresh rosemary - finely chopped
3 bacon rashers - chopped
2 T sour cream
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until pizza is browned and crisp.
- Preheat oven to 210˚ C (bake)
- Place chopped potatoes onto a tray. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary.
- Cook in oven uncovered for about 15 minutes, stirring from time to time until browned.
- Cook chopped bacon in a small pan until crisp.
- Drain bacon and combine with potatoes.
- Place pizza base onto a tray and top with sour cream
- Top with potato mixture and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
1 pizza base
1 T olive oil
1 large onion sliced
4 rashers of bacon - diced
2T pasta sauce
1T BBQ sauce
125g grated pizza cheese
35g of pizza cheese (extra)
- Preheat oven to 210˚ C (Bake)
- Heat olive oil in medium pan and cook onion and bacon until the bacon is crisp
- Combine the two sauces together.
- Place pizza on a tray and spread with sauces
- Sprinkle with cheese. Place bacon mixture over cheese.
- Make 3 holes in the topping and break 1 egg into each hole.
- Sprinkle extra cheese over the top and bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes until browned and crisp.
1 pizza base
½ cup (80 g) tandoori paste
200g sliced onions
1 chicken breast – cooked and shredded
½ cup yoghurt
1 cup yoghurt
¼ cup fresh mint leaves- finely chopped
1 T lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 210˚ C (Bake)
- Place chicken in a non-stick frypan and cook until browned and cooked through. When cooled, shred using two forks.
- Heat tandoori paste in a non-stick frypan. Add sliced onions and cook until soft and browned slightly.
- Combine shredded chicken, onions and yoghurt in a large bowl.
- Spread mixture over pizza base and bake in oven for approx 15 minutes until brown and crisp.
- Meanwhile, combine 1 cup of yoghurt with mint leaves and lemon juice and drizzle over pizza just before serving.
The Nachos Cousin
1 pizza base
350g minced beef
Packet of taco seasoning mix
200g bottle of taco sauce
90g cheese grated
2 medium avocados mashed
1 T coriander leaves finely chopped
1 T lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 210˚ C (bake)
- Cook mince until brown. Stir in taco seasoning mix and taco sauce.
- Cook stirring until mixture thickens slightly.
- Spread beef over pizza base. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until brown and crisp.
- Meanwhile combine avocado, coriander and lemon juice.
- Top cooked pizza with dollops of avocado mash before serving.
A reminder to all Year 9 students, and any Year 11 and 12 students, that the closing date for ordering of your blazers for 2013 is 20th September 2012. A deposit of $70.00 is required with your order. Blazers will be sized for growth and if not correct sizing at pickup in March 2013, they may be exchanged. We need to place an order to our supplier before October 2012 otherwise they will not be delivered in time for Term 2.
If you have concerns regarding the sizing of your child with our current uniform sizing, this is the time to discuss it with me, as it will give me time to order for you. This includes all new students for 2013. If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to contact me and discuss this matter.
If you have any clean plastic bags that would be suitable to be reused, please drop them in to the Uniform Shop during opening hours.
Opening times for the October holidays for existing and new students for 2013 are:
Tuesday 9th October 9am – 3pm
Thursday 11th October 9am – 3pm
We are desperate for volunteers for the October holidays. If you are able to help, please leave a message at the Uniform Shop or at reception.
Items bought for new students for 2013 may be exchanged before the start of Term 1 if necessary.
Term trading hours are:
Tuesday noon -4pm
Thursday 8 – 11am
Mrs Lyn Waite
Uniform Shop Coordinator
iStand Weekend Camps
iStand weekend camps are for students in Years 9 - 12 and are an awesome opportunity to make friends, have some fun and learn about God.
The camps are run by the Perth Branch of the Youth Mission Team – a Catholic organisation that works with high schools, parishes and youth groups across Australia. The theme for this weekend is "Grace".
Fri 28th September - Sun 30th September, Advent Park, 345 Kalamunda Road, Maida Vale WA 6057.
For more information or to register:Email - email@example.com .Phone - 9202 6848 or 0417 637 040.
Young staff needed for the new McDonald's store opening in Butler at the end of the year.
Please apply at www.mcdonalds.com.au/careers, selecting "Butler".