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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Families

Kennedy endeavours to develop and foster strong relationships with our community members and two highly successful events have recently reinforced this. Firstly College Sunday was a wonderful event highlighting the talents of our students and our keynote speaker, Paul (Moro) Morrison was very well received. Thank you to all of our families who attended on the day. Secondly, our Year 9 -12 parent afternoons were a great opportunity for parents to discuss student progress with our staff and were extremely well attended. The same structure and process will take place early Term 2 for Year 7-8 students on Thursday 30 April. We look forward to a similar response from families.

Our planning for Term 2 is now complete and our focus will be on preparing Year 10 families for the selection of courses and units for 2016. Throughout Term 2 a comprehensive program of parent evenings and individual counselling is planned to help families make the best informed decisions. This is particularly important as the structure for Year 11 and the WACE is very different to the Lower School curriculum. I encourage all Year 10 families to attend all information nights and be proactive during this important phase of schooling for students.

Swimming Success
Congratulations to our interschool swimming team who performed wonderfully as a team to win the A.C.C. Division C Swimming Carnival last week. It was fantastic to see Kennedy students support each other so well and produce an outstanding result. We now face the challenge of Division B in 2016.

Sports Centre Development
At College Sunday I was pleased to announce that Kennedy has commenced work on a new sports centre for the College. This will include indoor facilities for basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton. It will also include a fitness centre and new change rooms. This development will replace the outdoor basketball courts on the west side of the campus and hopefully will be completed for the commencement of 2017. This facility will further add to the outstanding amenities available to our students.

I trust that everyone has a safe and relaxing term break with an opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Easter.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 


2015 College Term 1 from Kennedy Baptist College on Vimeo.

Link to College Sunday Photo Gallery.


‘For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures. That he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures’ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) (ESV)

With Easter coming this weekend it is only fitting to have a devotion based on the real importance of this cherished holiday. It is so easy to forget what Easter is about and get lost in time off work, time with family and CHOCOLATE! It’s very easy to get lost in the sea of chocolate (or is that only for kids). Sometimes we just need a gentle reminder of what we should be focusing on as we journey through the Easter weekend.

Easter is about the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the grave. First we recognise his death on the cross on Easter Friday and then his resurrection on Easter Sunday. The death is something important that we can forget. God always had a plan to sacrifice his son to make it possible for us to be made right in his eyes, to wash us clean – so that we can have a real relationship with Him. Jesus conquered sin and death, by dying on the cross for us, and then rising again 3 days later.

The Bible says that Jesus became sin for us so that we could be forgiven and found righteous in God’s sight – ‘For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God’ (2 Corinthians 5:21) Let’s choose amongst the time with loved ones and eating chocolate, to remember the sacrifice that  Jesus made for us – choosing to become sin for us - and what that truly did for us from an eternal perspective. ‘Thank you Jesus for becoming sin, for dying for every single one of us and for rising again.’

God bless,

VETiS Student of the Year Winner

The College wishes to congratulate Mikayla Archibald of Year 12 for being named "VETiS" Student of the Year for 2014.  The Vocational Education and Training in Schools program is a highly competitive program ran by all the Tafes in WA.
Tafes receive more than 8 000 applications and in this particular case, Challenger Institute of Technology only had 800 places available.  Mikayla competed for this prestigious award with 800 students from all high schools around Perth.  Well done, Mikayla on your fine achievement.

Mrs Barbie Schielfer
Vocational Education Training  (VET)Coordinator

World's Greatest Shave

On 19 and 20 March over 50 students gathered to have their hair shaved, coloured or waxed for a great cause. The money raised will go towards research, which is needed to find better treatments and cures for leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. Thank you to all who participated in making the day such a success.

Click here to view photos.

Year 7 Student Councillors Elected

Back row: Mr Alex King, Finlay Austin, Lani Blackwood
Front row: James Currey, Jayden Small

Elections for Year 7 Student Councilors were recently held. Jayden Small, Finlay Austin, Lani Blackwood and James Currey were the successful candidates . Congratulations and well done. We look forward to your positive contribution to the College community.

Back to School Information

Students commence Term 2 on Monday 20 April 2015 at 8.15am.
Please note that the students are to wear full winter uniform for Terms 2 and 3. It is advisable to have your child try on their uniforms during the break so purchases can be made at the uniform shop if necessary.
The uniform shop will be open on the 2nd week of the school holidays
Monday 13 to Thursday 16 April from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

We hope that you have a restful and safe break during this Easter and school holiday period.

The Administration Office will be closed on Good Friday 3rd April and for the first week of the school holidays. The office will re-open again on Monday 13 April.

Winter uniform orders are available for pickup from the Uniform Shop.  If you haven't as yet placed an order would you please bring your student in for a fitting as soon as possible.

Winter uniform is to be worn by all students from day 1 Term 2.

The uniform shop will be open on the 2nd week of the school holidays
Monday 13th to Friday 17th April from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Monday to Wednesday
8.00am – 12.30pm
1.00pm – 3.45pm

To view Uniform Policy click here

Sustainable School Shop

Sustainable School Shop provides a secondhand uniform and textbook service.There are a variety of Kennedy Baptist College uniform items available for purchase.

To view items for sale click here

For more information click here

Student Medication

Student Medications  Kennedy Baptist College can only administer Paracetamol to students with parental consent.  If your child has hay fever and you wish them to take medication at school, please complete a medication form which is available from the office. Student Services Support can store your c

Kennedy Baptist College can only administer Paracetamol to students with parental consent.  If your child has a condition requiring medication and you wish them to take the medication at school, please complete a medication form which is available from the office. Student Services Support will then store your child’s medication under lock and key.  Please make sure all medication is in the original packaging as we can not accept medication provided in zip lock bags etc. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

College Fees

Thanks to all the families who have made arrangements with respect to the settlement of their fees for 2015.

Please Note:  All Fees or Fee Instalments were due by Friday 13 February, 2015.

As a minimum, Term 1 Fees must be made by 27 March 2015.

In response to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the payment of fees we provide the following responses for your benefit:

Question 1:  Does my payment option selection from previous years automatically carry forward to the current year?
Answer:  No. A new Payment Option Form must be completed and forwarded to the College each year.

NOTE - A lack of response to the payment option question does not result in the previous year’s selection being carried forward.

Question 2:   If I select a payment option which enables the fees split by term, semester or monthly payments, will the College issue new invoices reflecting this?
Answer: No. One invoice is issued at the beginning of the year and payments must be made against the original invoice issued.

Payment by Term (Option 3)
Please note:

Term 2 fees are due Friday 1 May 2015. If you selected to pay by term, reminder statements will be posted out during the second week of the school holidays.

If you have any concerns or queries please contact the College at your earliest convenience.

Kennedy Wins Interschool Swimming Carnival

2015 was a landmark year for Kennedy swimming. We secured the services of a professional coach – Mr Ray Utting and under his watchful eyes our team improved the 10% necessary to win our division.

Led by our champion swimmer Ben Wai, our second tier swimmers were inspired. We were truly a champion team rather than a team of champions! Our promotion to “B” division in 2016 will mean greater required freestyle swimming depth, so we are encouraging any student with potential to either join Ray at the South Lake Dolphin Club, or put in some training to be a part of our 2016 campaign.
Thanks to all students, parents and swimming committee members involved who helped make the day such a success.

Mr Richard Main 
Interschool Swimming Carnival Coordinator

Click here for more photos.

Kennedy Wins First Place in SchoolsTriathlon

Kennedy Baptist College competed brilliantly at the Skilled Corporate Triathlon in Fremantle on Sunday March 29. We had a group of 24 students who competed in small teams to complete the course together. We had some fantastic individual results, with special mentions to Luke Shaw (Year 8), Ashleigh Black (Year 10), Campbell Payne (Year 10) and Luke Taylor (Year 12) for all completing the course in under 40 minutes.

We also had several of our teams place in the top three for their division, and Kennedy placed first in the schools competition. The atmosphere in Fremantle was electric and the students all gave their best efforts to represent Kennedy. Congratulations to all those who competed, we are so proud of you!

Miss Katie Hair
Health and Physical Education

Run Club

This year at Kennedy we are introducing a new running club!
The club will meet every Friday morning before school on the College oval and participate in different running specific training sessions. Being a part of this club will involve a small fee, however this fee will cover your breakfast from Beedawong!
Stay tuned to the notices for sign up days and if you have any questions please come down to Phys. Ed and we will gladly answer them.

Celebrating our Students' Achievements

Tahlay Christie

Congratulations to Tahlay Christie who has been selected for the Australian Team in the Junior World Track Cycling Championships to be held in Kazakhstan later in the year. We wish you well Tahlay.

Image: Tahlay winning her first National Title

Giverny Dodds

Congratulations to Giverny Dodds (Year 9) who recently won bronze at the State Surf Life Saving Championships in the Surf Team race event. Giverny represented the Fremantle Life Saving Club. The championships were held at Scarborough Beach on the weekend of 13-15 March.

Image: Giverny (far right) and her team mates with the bronze medal

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Community Events

We accept notices from parents, and advertisements from local companies and businesses for a small fee and reserve the right to accept the application for advertisement to be placed in the Newsletter or Notice board. Please email for more information.

Easter Services

NATIONS CHURCH – Myaree and Belmont

Good Friday and Easter Sunday Services
For more information click here


Corner of Farrington Road Bibra Lake Drive, North Lake
Good Friday Communion Service -9.00am – 10.00am
Easter Sunday Celebration Service 9.30am
For more information click here 


497 Marmion Street, Booragoon
Good Friday Service - 8.45am and 10.30am
Easter Sunday Service – 8.45am and 10.30am
For more information click here


Easter Program runs Thursday 2nd April, Friday 3rd April and Sunday 5th April
For more details click here




At Rossmoyne Senior High School

(Mon – Fri , April 6th – 10th)

  • Intensive 5-day revision
  • Experienced and qualified teachers
  • Small class size – program individualised to each student’s needs
  • Structured revision notes and worksheets provided
  • Focus on NAPLAN & Semester 1 Exam Preparation
  • Accelerated Program for Advanced Students

Subjects offered:

  • Maths Applications
  • Maths Methods
  • Maths Specialist
  • MAT 2CD/3AB/3CD
  • MAS 3CD
  • Y11 Chemistry ATAR
  • Y11 Physics ATAR
  • Chemistry 3AB
  • Physics 3AB
  • Year 10 Math
  • Year 4 – 9 Math & English

Call 9455 6808/ 0410 121 509 or visit



April Revision Program 2015

Study Skills – Essay Writing – Subject Revision – Naplan Preparation

For all students from Year 7 to 12.
This revision program aims to prepare students for Naplan and First Semester Exams. Course will be conducted at All Saints’ College.

10% discount for Kennedy Baptist College students.

For further information please contact 9486 1377 or visit


The Edge revision classes are run in the first week of the school holidays and will provide a comprehensive re-teaching of the syllabus. The classes are conducted by quality teachers and offer a structured learning environment that has proved successful in preparing students for exams.

Classes for year 10, 11 and 12 students
Subject revision
Small groups
5 hours of Study skills
5 hours of Essay Writing
10 hours of subject revision

Click here for more details.



Do you have a family member with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome?

Flourish is a support group for people who have a physical disability, disorder or chronic illness or who have family members affected. Our meetings have a holistic approach and have a variety of activities. On Saturday 11 April (9.30am – 11.30am) we will be looking at Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. The meetings are held in the Function room, Mount Pleasant Baptist Community College, 497 Marmon Street, Booragoon.( Phone 9329 1777)




Want to improve your marks?
Join our Weekend Help or Master Classes
Available for all year levels

Yr 11 & 12 WACE and ATAR Master Classes
Classes available Sundays and afternoons after school
Be inspired by expert subject specialist teacher who will give you fresh insights into course concepts and learn how to achieve maximum marks in your exams.
Yr 11 & 12 WACE and ATAR Weekend HELP Classes
Various classes available Saturday and Sunday from 9am up to 3pm
Receive weekly help in your areas of need in your courses from experienced WACE and ATAR teachers. In the class you can ask questions about your school work and get one-on-one help to strengthen your understanding.
Yr 7, 8, 9 & 10 Weekend HELP Classes:
Various classes from 9am up to 1pm every Saturday and Sunday
Experienced teachers work with students to build their skills and understanding in Maths, Science or English in a small group environment.


Venues: Churchlands SHS, Rossmoyne SHS, Perth Modern School and our Applecross Office. 
For a brochure visit or speak with your Year Coordinator.
Phone: (08) 9314 9500

Master Class flyer attached.

Academic Task Force April Holiday Program

Since 1986 Academic Task Force has helped over 100,000 students boost their academic results.
Maximize your results with our April ATAR Revision Program
WACE & ATAR revision – Study Skills & Essay writing.
3 venues – 6 hours per day over 2 days. We also offer a
Skills Development Program for Years 7, 8,9 & 10
Classes for both available between 7 – 17 April

For more information phone 9314 9500 or click here



2015 April School Holiday
Year 11 and 12 Revision Courses

University of Notre Dame and University of Western Australia
• Improve your study techniques, better understand your subject, receive exclusive worksheets, and learn to maximize exam performance.
• He courses are conducted in small groups in order to give maximum personal help.
• The presenters are very experienced teachers with excellent communication skills.
• Past students have found the programs motivating, helpful and  above all a valuable preparation for examinations
For further information phone 9314 9000 or click here