This week I’d like to share with you some background about the design of our new logo for Mathieu House, specifically the element in the foreground, the boat.
Marie-Helene Mathieu, whom we’ve focused on in a previous edition of Key messages, is a French disability rights activist who has dedicated her life to working with people with disabilities and their families and in doing so demonstrated the highest commitment to inclusivity in her work. This inclusivity is represented in our new logo by the boat in the foreground, a simplified version of an artwork from one of her community members, a painter known as Meb.
When asked about his painting Meb replied, “We are in a boat and we are travelling together. Sometimes the sea is rough, sometimes it’s calm, sometimes you need to row, and sometimes the wind blows in the sails.” Quite a remarkable concept to be captured in painting!
The artwork formed the early emblem of the Faith and Light Community, and now we, like Larche House, have adopted this theme in our logo.
Thanks and look after each other!
Mr Steven Thomas
Looking After your Mental Health during COVID-19 Lockdown
Click on the link below to view the pdf.
Kids Helpline’s Guide to Looking After Mental Health During COVID-19: https://kidshelpline.com.au/coronavirus
On Wednesday 11 August, selected JPC students participated in the Northside Football Gala Day at Dickson Playing Fields. On the day, despite losing their first match narrowly to Lyneham and having only 1 substitution, the girls showed great determination, skill and teamwork in all of their round games with outstanding efforts from several players across the squad. This resulted in the girls coming 2nd in their pool with a goal difference of +7, meaning they would face Daramalan in the bronze medal match. The girls were determined to beat Daramalan in the match, after watching the boys beat them in their semi-finals prior, and used every last bit of energy to try and defeat them with several chances created. Unfortunately, the girls were unable to score and come back after Daramalan had scored a few early goals, resulting in them placing 4th on the day.
A huge congratulations to all the girls who participated on the day and I look forward to future Soccer competitions with them in the future!
Health and Physical Education Teacher
Would like to relive the magic of the 2021 musical, Cinders? Did you miss out on seeing the performance but wish you did? Order your recording of Cinders via QKR today!
Printed ‘Cinders’ USB with the recording of the show and individual song recordings can be purchased for $15. Make your purchase via QRK to ensure you don’t miss out.
Mrs Sarah Smith
Year 12 students can now apply for the School’s Recommendation Scheme, an early entry offer program for university. All information about the SRS and the JPC process can be found by clicking here.
Upcoming Open Days
The most recent careers newsletter can be found by clicking here.
Ms Teena Zorzi
Leader of Learning (Careers) and Wellbeing (Drexel House)
The Australian Science Olympiads
The Australian Science Olympiads are part of a national enrichment program for secondary science students. They provide rewarding opportunities for students to extend themselves way beyond school science through challenging exams, stimulating extensions and enrichment programs and international competitions. Each student will receive local, national and international recognition of your academic achievement, with opportunities for national and international travel during and after the Science Olympiads. At JPC we had a number of Year 11 students competing in the Senior Science Olympiad for Physics, Biology and Chemistry.
Well done to Darshan Rajinikanth, Eugene Subedi, Prashamsa Koirala, Faria Mustafa, Derick Tongu and Tobias Devilla Cherukuru for their efforts in sitting these examinations, with current results to be published soon.
Australian Mathematics Competition
One of the largest annual events on the Australian education calendar, the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) was the first competition of its kind in Australia and is now one of the largest of its type in the world, with more than 30 countries participate each year. The competition has an emphasis on problem solving, a valuable life skill, and the questions are designed to be fun for the student. A prestigious AMC medal is awarded to students with an outstanding result, both within a State or country and overall in the competition. All Australian prize winners in 2021 will be given free entry to the 2021 Australian Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad.
This year we had a number of our top Year 8 and 10 students opt in to challenge themselves in the junior and intermediate examinations during week 4 of term 3. This was a great opportunity for our students to push themselves, with results also to be published soon.
Mr Michael Nicoletti
Leader of Learning and Wellbeing - Van Thuan House
Black Belt - Taekwondo
Oscar Orubuloye (Year 7 Mathieu) recently received his black belt in Taekwondo. Oscar has been training for 8 years and has shown great skill, passion, dedication & focus to achieve this level at such a young age.
Oscar trains at the Korean Martial Arts Academy.