2019 Public Speaking
07 Aug 2019
Our amazing Year 7 debating team competed in the grand final round of the Catholic Schools Debating Association competition last Friday night.
While the girls presented a strong and convincing case, unfortunately they were defeated by their opponents. Despite the girls accepting a graceful defeat, their talent must not be overlooked.
The CSDA Debating Competition is the biggest competition of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, so the fact that our talented ladies made it this far is a huge achievement in itself.
The College community is so proud of the teamwork and determination that they have displayed throughout the entire season, and we are excited to see where 2020 takes them!
Finally, a huge thank you to the families, friends and staff who give up their time each Friday night to support the wonderful work of the debating team!
25 Sep 2022
Year 12 may have graduated this week but that has not stopped them returning to assist the communities of Mt Druitt & Parramatta by taking out the Vinnies Van tonight. Congratulations to all students and staff. Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Vinnies Western Sydney Vinnies NSW
22 Sep 2022
Year 11 Agriculture student, Mikayla Connor, has had a long desire to become a large animal veterinarian. The course required is offered by Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and demands six years of full-time study. To be considered for entry to the course, students need to achieve an ATAR of 90 or above in their final HSC exams, complete an interview at CSU and undertake a significant amount of relevant industry experience, with a variety of animals. Mikayla has embraced the acquisition of industry experience this year by completing a one-week block at both a dairy farm in Nowra and a Boer goat stud at Eugowra, fortnightly work at a local alpaca farm, and with Dr. Rob Zammit at the Vineyard Vet. During the upcoming holidays, she is completing a one-week block with the Hawkesbury Equine Veterinary Centre. We would like to acknowledge the dedication and efforts that Mikayla has shown so far and we wish her well as we continue to work closely with her to help her achieve her career ambitions. We would also like to thank Dr. Rob Zammit from the Vineyard Vet and Miss Tess Bailey, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW 2018 Rural Achiever and owner of the Lachlan Valley Vet in Forbes, for their expertise and guidance offered to Bede Polding College and Mikayla. - Andrew Heath, Bede Polding Agriculture Teacher
19 Sep 2022
🐄 On Saturday, the Ag Show Team represented the College at the Camden Agricultural Expo. The students, from years 7 to 10, took home a swag of ribbons, as well as some lucerne chaff and bales of hay in prizes! Some highlights of the day were the alpaca parading, the Young Farmers Challenge and personal bests by students in cattle parading. Congratulations to the team, and thank you to Mrs Krix for her guidance! 👏👏👏
13 Sep 2022
Last Friday night saw the presentation for the inaugural Greater Sydney Schools Cattle Competition at Carloline Chisolm in Glenmore Park. The Bede Polding Cattle Team attended the evening in which teams were awarded for a number of categories, ranging from the preparation of the steer, parading, judging of cattle, weight gain and the quality of the carcass. Bede Polding College performed well across many of the categories, with multiple ribbons awarded to the team. Year 8 student, Riley Gauchi, was also awarded the trophy for ‘Champion Junior Parader’. Great thanks goes to Mrs Krix who expertly trained the Bede Polding Team whilst they developed their skills in cattle showmanship.
12 Sep 2022
The CEDP Education Mass took place on Thursday 8th September at St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta. It was an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful initiatives that contribute to the mission of the Catholic Church in our schools. Year 10 students Isabella Cody, Matilda Brough, Darcy Dunn and Aiden Silva, who are SRE and SWAG leaders, attended with Mr Rodricks-Testa and Mr Compton, joining representatives from every school in the Parramatta Diocese.
08 Sep 2022
Well done to the U/16s Rugby League team, who competed in the Panther Trophy today. The team played extremely well throughout the day, winning their pool. Unfortunately, they were beaten in the semi-finals, but it was a great effort overall from the boys! 🏉
08 Sep 2022
Today is R U OK? Day. It is an annual reminder of the importance of checking in with those around us and starting conversations that could change a life, not just today but any day. 💛 Year 10 held a bake sale at recess and lunch to raise money for the R U OK? Charity and they managed to raise over $1000 for this great cause! 👏🏼
06 Sep 2022
Congratulations to Year 12 students Lara Gatt and Roseanne Azzopardi who have completed the Step Up Into Teaching program at the Australian Catholic University for 2022. They completed two first year university units, and have received an early offer to undertake a teaching degree at ACU in 2023. Congratulations also to Year 11 students William Reeve, Chloe Abell, Caitlin Sultana and Chantel Galea, who were successful in securing a place in this scholarship program at ACU for 2023. The College is very proud of you all! 👏👏👏