At Bede Polding College we strive to be a dynamic, harmonious Catholic community that values and encourages each member to strive for personal excellence. We encourage each individual to believe in their self worth and work to equip each member with the skills and passion to make a difference in the community. We are challenged by our College motto, 'Called to Bring Peace.' More...
We warmly welcome new families to join our school community. Enquiries and enrolment applications for all grades are welcome any time of the year, although the main enrolment period is between March and May in the year before your child will start at our school.
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We believe that every student has the right to learn, and that we can create contemporary learning environments that bring out the very best in every individual.
28 Feb 2024
⛪️ Annual Parish Gathering - St Monica’s Richmond Parish ⛪️ You are invited to the Annual Parish Gathering at St Monica’s Richmond Parish, on Sunday 3rd March from 10:30am-12:30pm. This is an opportunity to hear the voices of the community, focusing on how we can make a difference in the world as parishioners of the Catholic Richmond Parish community. Bede Polding College students will be represented at the event.
27 Feb 2024
🙏 World Day of Prayer - St Monica’s Richmond Parish 🙏 Everyone is invited to attend an ecumenical prayer service on World Day of Prayer at St Monica’s Richmond Parish on Friday 1st March, from 10:30am-11:30am. The prayer service will bring together multiple Christian denominations praying specifically for peace in the Middle East. Bede Polding College student representatives will be attending the event. For more information, please visit the official website: https://www.worlddayofprayeraustralia.org/
26 Feb 2024
⭐️ UNSW Year 10 Gateway Program ⭐️ Last week, a group of our Year 10 students were given a taste of University life, attending the University of NSW Year 10 Gateway Program at their Kensington Campus. Students explored their Values in Action and used those values to create an 'Elevator Pitch' about themselves and their interests. They participated in a NIDA workshop led by a professional actor, where they learnt the techniques required in public speaking and how to present themselves with confidence. At the end of this workshop students used those skills to deliver their newly created elevator pitch to the class. The afternoon was spent at a UNSW Alumni Networking session where the students were able to learn more about degrees, careers, passions and pathways through conversations with UNSW Alumni and Ambassadors from every faculty. What a fantastic opportunity for our students to get their first glimpse at University.
26 Feb 2024
An amazing team of volunteers came together last night to support the Vinnies Van! Well done to our senior students, Miss Pickert & Mr McNally for leading the team. Across both Mount Druitt & Parramatta almost 40 patrons were provide with food, beverages and engaging conversation. 👏 👏 👏 Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese Vinnies NSW Vinnies Western Sydney
16 Feb 2024
🔴🟢 2024 SWIMMING CARNIVAL 🔵🟡 What an amazing day we had at the pool today! Fantastic student participation and House spirit, the Lizard Lane was in full swing and we saw some incredible championship swims! 🏊🏊♂️🏊♀️ Congratulations to 🟢Yarang House on their Carnival win today, and congratulations to 🔴 Bembul House for their Cheer Shield victory! 👏👏👏
16 Feb 2024
🧑🎓 UAC (University Admission Centre) Zoom Presentation 🧑🎓 We are excited to be able to offer students and parents the opportunity to attend a UAC Virtual Presentation on “The ATAR and Applying to University through UAC” on Thursday 14th March from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. UAC will cover topics including: • What is an ATAR? • How is an ATAR calculated? • What is scaling and why is it done? • The UAC application process • Educational Access Schemes (EAS) • Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS) • The process of Early Entry • Equity Scholarships • Adjustment factors & selection ranks • University offers There will be an opportunity to ask UAC any questions afterwards. Information on how to join the zoom will be shared closer to the date. Whilst this presentation is geared more towards students and families in Years 11 and 12, anyone is welcome to join the zoom for the most up to date information on the University Application Process. The presentation will also be recorded and available for any parents or students unable to make it on the night. Please contact our Pathways and Partnerships Coordinator, Mrs Dawson, if you require any further information: email@example.com