Semester One Honours Award Recipients

Our final Chapel for Term Two saw the Semester One 2018 Honours Award for School Spirit, presented to six very well-deserved students.

This new award will be presented at the end of each semester to students whose attitude and conduct exemplify the values of Lutheran education on a consistent basis; it is awarded to students who contribute in a positive way to the daily life of the College and who display leadership qualities.

One student from each year level has been selected by the teachers of that year level to achieve the Honours Award.  Our inaugural recipients are:

Year 7 - Matilda (Tilly) Phegan 
Year 8 - Skye Bakic  
Year 9 - Andrew Wilksch
Year 10 - Mia Harding
Year 11 - Nathaniel Wenke
Year 12 - Charters Harding

Congratulations to these students!



Primary School visits St Paul's

St Paul's College opened its doors to Year 5 & 6 students from St John's Jindera for a day of discovery! 

In the morning, two buses arrived full of excited students from our neighbouring Lutheran Primary School to participate in food technology, science, drama and sport.  Buddied up with Year 9 students, the students had fun experiencing all that St Paul's has to offer. The College welcomes primary school children to visit our facilities and join us in a day of learning.

Students from St John's Jindera, Mitchell Maloy and Darcy Edwards making chocolate chip pancakes.





Community Garden News

St Paul's community garden continues to flourish with new students, community members and produce!

With a very busy and hot Term 1, students grew amazing vegetable harvests with over 220kg of tomatoes - having the pleasure of taking them home or giving away.  Students branched out learning the skill of market gardening, not only vegetables but growing many rows of beautiful flowers.  This type of diverse work is teaching the students how to prepare the soils according to each individual plant's needs.  

Poppies are out now in flower making a great attraction for our local bees with the students learning the importance of attracting insects for pollination.  Our compost system has had a lovely face lift thanks to a grant being successfully awarded by the Lutheran Lay League (LLL) to help establish a better recycling system. Scraps from the kitchen, shredded paper from the offices and manure from the farms are now composted into beautiful soil. 

Our community garden is certainly a popular place for students to learn, build new friendships and enjoy the fruits of their labour.

 

What I Love About Boarding at St Paul's

As part of the Learning In Residence program, the staff asked the students to write down their thoughts about "What I enjoy about being in the residence"?   This information was collected and is being reviewed by the staff, to ensure they build an enjoyable and safe environment for the residents.

The students really embraced the challenge - some points shared were:

  • I get to complete my assessments alongside my peers
  • Help from older student with work
  • Being constantly accountable for my work
  • Being able to live with people my age, especially on weekends
  • Youth Group
  • The close friendships

Well-Being Groups for our Boarders

St Paul's Learning in Residence (boarding) program have created Well-Being groups within each Boys' and Girls' Residence.  Seven groups of ten or more residents are assigned to a group that are compiled with residence from Years 7-12.  

The Well-Being groups have formal meetings each fortnight, where they have the opportunity to raise and discuss any concerns with the Residence, acknowledge residents' achievements, tell their life story, share positive interactions and comments, build closer relationships within the groups to create environments where residents feel comfortable turning to the group for guidance and wisdom.

Supervisors will plan an event once a term with the group, such as: movie night, bowling, laser tag, a picnic and other group activities.  Residence staff also touch base with each residents once a week and "touch base" with how their homework is going and if they need any extra support and help with anything throughout the week.

"My well-being group was taken to the cinema in Albury last week for their outing of choice.  The boys loved the movie, topped off with pizzas for dinner" said Boy's Residence Supervisor, Mr Jack Nicholas.  

"The boys have enjoyed the recent developments of the Well-Being groups, wit the opportunity to grow and learn a range of skills.  It's awesome to see them working together in this space", he added.




SPOCA - Spotlight Newsletter

 

St Paul's Old Collegian's Newsletter - SPOTLIGHT has been reborn!

We encourage you to take a break, pull up a seat and read the Spotlight and keep up to date on activities and College news.  Inside you will read about our 70 year celebrations, reunions, letters and wedding photo's.

Please keep in contact with the College by emailing us your contact details or like us on Facebook "St Paul's College, Walla Walla".

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Snowy Mountains Interschools Equestrian Competition

Congratulations to the four students who competed at their local Snowy Mountains Interschools Equestrian Competition at Jindabyne, during the last weekend of the holidays, and the first 2 days of this term. It was a full program of competition held over four days. A highlight was winning the best-presented school trophy on the final day.

The students enjoyed the many different types of competitions and had an enjoyable time. They proudly represented the
school and tried their best throughout the competition.

  • Emmilee Reid came 2nd in the 60cm ODE and had various placings in the show ring.
  • Lisa Haylock was 3rd in the 1.1 dressage test and placed in numerous sporting events.
  • Emily Rowson placed 7th in the 80cm ODE and placed in numerous sporting events.
  • Maddy Kirshner also placed in numerous sporting events.
Many thanks to their parents who supported them throughout the competition. 

Subject Information Night

St Paul's College extends an invitation to Students, Parents and Caregivers to attend our Year 11 2019 Subject Information Night on Thursday 7 June 6:00pm.

This is a general presentation regarding requirements for Year 11 and 12 and the subject selection process.

A great opportunity for students and parents to speak directly with KLA Co-ordinators and teachers from each faculty about the courses on offer.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Any questions, please contact Mrs Michelle Wilson, Acting Deputy Principal/Director of Senior Curriculum.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orientation Day for Year 6 students

St Paul's College will open its doors to students entering Year 7 in 2019, to experience a day in the life at the College!

A great opportunity for students to come for a day to be part of lessons, a tour of the campus and meet new friends.  Tours will be available for 8:45am for parents/guardians also.  Lunch and morning tea will be provided by the College.

For more information, please contact Mrs Joanne Knobel, Enrolments Manager by phone 60292 200 or register online.

Key event information:

Time & Date: Friday 25th May 2018 - 8:40am to 3:30pm





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