R U OK?
24 Sep 2018
On the 13 September Year 9 set out to proudly raise funds for RUOK Day and the Drought Relief Fund for Australian Farmers relief appeal.
With Mr Tuano leading the group. All students contributed by making a donation on the day.
Year 9 Food Technology representatives (Taya Hili, Paris Newport, Amber Muscat, Nicole Vella, Emma Weller, Rachel Montebello, Nancey-Rose El Hendy, Madeline Sultana and Tara Galea) cooked and sold Mars Bar slice and sold it throughout the school.
R U OK? Day is a national day of action in September dedicated to reminding people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, "R U OK?", in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference to anyone who might be struggling.
Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it.
By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow the four conversation steps below to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask.
Events such as these and the efforts of our Bede Podling students are a great way to bring people together to see the power of conversation. It was an amazing day with the student’s hearts in the right place and they made their teachers proud.
Huge thank you to the year 9 Pastoral Team (Miss Doohan, Miss Micallef, Miss Prasida, Mr Bunoza and Miss Arenelli) who helped in the preparation of the day. A video was made and shown at form meeting, poster made and distributed through out the school and a positivity card for students to keep in their wallets.
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09 Dec 2022
A program placing people who want to change careers is being employed in New South Wales from next year, in a move that's hoped will help with the state's teacher shortage.
08 Dec 2022
🎄Our Vinnies Christmas Fair was held on Tuesday at lunchtime! 🎄 Students and staff were able to purchase a sausage sizzle or some baked goods, participate in Christmas activities and sing along to Christmas songs - all prepared and performed by our students! All proceeds will go to the Vinnies Richmond Conference, which will help those people in our Hawkesbury community who will be doing it tough this Christmas. Thank you also to everyone who donated items for our Vinnies Christmas Appeal! "Whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters, you do to me" Mt 25:45.
07 Dec 2022
On Friday, a team of priests and seminarians from Parramatta and Broken Bay Dioceses visited Bede Polding to play a game of basketball against a team of Senior students. In a hard-fought contest, the Seminarians emerged 19-15 victors against the 'Peacemakers'. It was a great opportunity for competition and camaraderie, and an opportunity for students to interact with priests and seminarians in a new context. We look forward to more games like this in the future!
06 Dec 2022
On Monday, our Year 12 Agriculture class visited Family Fresh Farms at Peats Ridge to view the operations of a state-of-the-art glasshouse cucumber growing facility. The facility has a total of five hectares under glasshouses and they distribute ‘Cukes Baby Cucumbers’ to the major retail supermarket chains, producing 13.6 million punnets a year from two hot houses! The students will use the information learned on this visit to cover important syllabus content. We would like to thank Family Fresh Farms for allowing us to visit the facility and for explaining the operations and logistics of the business. Their time and effort are greatly appreciated by the Bede Polding College community.
02 Dec 2022
On Saturday, our College Vocal Ensemble will be performing at the annual Light Up Windsor Street Fair. For the annual fair, Windsor Mall and George Street will burst to life with Christmas cheer from 5 pm to 9 pm, including dozens of market stalls, snow flurries, Christmas lights, and entertainment including a Bede Polding set on the main stage at 5:35 pm. For more information go to Hawkesbury City Council #lightupwindsor22
30 Nov 2022
At Assembly today we celebrated the achievements of all of the entrants in this year's iDesign Competition. The entries had a range of prototypes created by students with the aim of solving problems with digital solutions. Projects ranged from apps, interactive mindfulness books, websites, coding and 3D printing. Congratulations to all of the entrants, and in particular to the following major prize winners: First place: Matthew Stevenson Second place: Flynn Bonnello-Garrow Third place: Jack Michael Mitchell Thank you to College Alumnus and IT expert Mr Geoff Quattromani for his ongoing support in assisting with this program, and Mrs Baker and Mr Merlino for their guidance. We look forward to seeing what students create next year!
30 Nov 2022
Today we celebrate the Year 12 Drama class of 2022 for receiving three OnSTAGE nominations. Only a small percentage of exemplary HSC performances and projects in the state are nominated, meaning this is an outstanding achievement for these students. 👏🏼 🎭 Congratulations to the following nominees: Group Performance, ‘The Wonderful Dodo of Time’. Performed by Olivia Halliwell, Samantha O’Brien, Jade Stevens and Jayde Vella. Individual Project, Costume Design ‘The Visit: Rags to Riches’. Presented by Olivia Halliwell. Individual Project, Video Drama ‘The Surface’. Presented by Jayde Vella.
29 Nov 2022
Today we welcomed Year 6 students from dozens of primary schools to the Bede Polding community! With the support of our senior leaders, Mr Marshall and the Year 7 2023 GEM team, new friends were made and much exploring was done! #Classof2028
18 Nov 2022
On Saturday, one of our lambs was showing some signs of illness so we quickly transported him to the Vineyard Vet to see Dr Luke Smith. Bede Polding Agriculture systematically vaccinates and drenches our sheep for worms, however, the worms can develop some resistance to the drenches so they must be alternated to lower the risk to the animals. The animal records show that they were last treated on the 24th of September but the lamb was showing signs of lethargy and a swollen or 'bottle jaw'. Dr Luke treated the lamb for worms and also gave him a temporary iron supplement to aid the recovery. All the other sheep at Bede Polding were also treated on Saturday as a precautionary measure. We would like to thank Dr Luke and the Vineyard Vet clinic for the prompt and professional help that they always provide to us and to our ex-student, Chloe Oxley, who checks the animals each and every weekend to ensure their health and safety.
17 Nov 2022
Yesterday, a Thanksgiving Mass was held at the Parramatta Cathedral to celebrate the service and significant contribution of Mr Greg Whitby, who retires as CEDP Executive Director after 16 years. Mr Sullivan, Mr Rodricks-Testa and Mr Aure, along with student leaders Maddison Rodwell, Connor Sims and Rory Callanan, represented the College at the Mass, which was attended by students and staff from all over the Diocese.