News from Kennedy

Office Closure and Back to School Information

Term 2 concludes for all students on Thursday 4 July as Friday 5 July is a Staff Professional Development Day (Students do not attend). Term 3 will commence on Tuesday 23 July 2019 at 8.15am.

The Administration Office will be closed for the term break on Friday 5 July 2019 and will re-open on Monday 15 July 2019. We will endeavour to reply to your enquiry as soon as possible upon return.

Freo Artist Works With Kennedy Students

More than 80 aspiring young art students worked together with award-winning Fremantle illustrator, Ross Potter, to celebrate the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo – a species that is endemic to the South West of Western Australia. The collaborative art project was produced here at the College, which is nestled within a native bush setting, adjacent to North Lake, part of the Beeliar Wetland, a significant food source and roosting area for the cockatoo on the Swan coastal plain.

Fastest long distant runner makes College proud

Year 12 Kennedy Baptist College student Luke Shaw accomplished an amazing achievement at the Annual Associated & Catholic Colleges of Western Australia Cross Country event held at Perry Lakes Reserve on 30 May 2019.

From the 1658 male competitors representing 74 schools, Luke claimed overall victory with a time of 12mins and 19.45 seconds for the 4000m run.

Upcoming Specialist Sport Programs Trials for 2020

The Specialist Sport Programs at Kennedy Baptist College were established to assist talented student athletes achieve at the highest level in their chosen sports. The two Specialist Sport Programs currently on offer are Specialist Basketball and Specialist Cricket.

Senior Boys Basketball Team Won Inaugural ACC Championship

Kennedy Baptist College Senior Basketball Team won the inaugural ACC championship held on 22 May 2019 at Bendat Basketball Centre. Kennedy defeated Chisholm Catholic College 52-46. Approximately 55 schools competed in this new elimination competition which has replaced the previous NAS/SAS Interzone final.

Year 7 KEEP Lunchtime Market Day

May 28th, 2019

The Year 7 Kennedy Enrichment and Extension Program students in Humanities have been learning about running a small business. They put their theory into practice by holding a Market Day and selling food for the entire College during lunch time.

The students approached the stalls like a real-life business and carried out a lot of planning and coordination to bring Market Day to life.

Is Your Child Suffering From Wingitus?

This is a chronic condition which affects teenagers around exam time. During this time, you may have a quiet study area available, have made sure your child has less chores so they can have more time to prepare for exams, and even offered rewards for improved results, but wingitus can be all pervasive!

It’s a condition where when you ask how the study is going, the response is “I’ll be fine, I’ll just wing it!” Here are some tried and true remedies to this condition:

Use a study planner – to plan when study is going to take place.

Japan Study Tour 2019

Shrines, sashimi, shinkansen and sticky rice. How do you make sure 19 students know how to eat with chopsticks? Take them on a whirlwind cultural tour of Japan!

Coordinated by Nicole Robins; Timothy Jiow, Cynthia Edward and Sarah Harris accompanied 19 Year 10 and 11 students on the tour, stopping in many places including Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima and Osaka (one of the food capitals of the world). We dove into understanding cultural parts of Japan visiting the Shinto shrines, temples, gardens and both Nijo and Osaka Castles; as well as experiencing more modern culture at Universal Studios and dinner with karaoke.

Alleviate Exam Stress

Is there a mild feeling of panic in the air at your home? Is your child looking a little bleary, mumbling about study, feeling guilty for not doing enough and yet the exams are weeks away? Sounds like a case of examitius!

Here’s how to alleviate it:

Plan – have a planner in a prominent place which your child fills in so they and you know when they should be studying and when they should be relaxing!
Screen time - negotiate with them on screen time – when and how much, how to reinforce the times away from the screen – what do they think is reasonable?
Balance – build it in – yes there needs to be study, but there also needs to be relaxation, sport, hanging out with family and friends, church and plenty of time for sleep!
Encourage reading – when is the last time you read a good book? Practice it at home and encourage your children to read.

2019 Arts Cup

May 9th, 2019

On 8 May 2019, the College was treated with amazing performances from talented singers, musicians and dancers. 15 Students took to the stage to compete in this year’s Arts Cup event and they all did exceptionally well.

 

Congratulations to Megan Petrus-Kasim who gained 1st place with her beautiful voice.