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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Families,

Happy new year to all of our families and welcome to Kennedy Baptist College for 2018. In particular, welcome to all of our new families who are joining us for the first time this year. We trust that everyone has had a safe, relaxing and enjoyable holiday and are now ready to commence the new academic year with excitement.

Throughout the holiday time work has continued at the College to complete some major projects. This has included:

  • The addition of new lockers for Year 8 and Year 9 students. Every student at Kennedy now has access to a locker outside their Form class.
  • The refurbishment of our Block 2 student toilets.
  • The replacement of some Block 1 and Block 5 air coolers with reverse cycle air conditioning. This will be an ongoing project across the campus.

Work has also continued over the past weeks in preparing and planning great opportunities for all students and we look forward to sharing these throughout the year. Our goal at Kennedy is to equip students to seize these opportunities and strive for greatness in all that they do. After reviewing all events that took place throughout a very busy 2017 we are extremely confident of continuing to provide opportunities for excellence this year and look forward to students embracing all that is on offer in another exciting year.

Year 12 Results

Our 12 students produced some very pleasing WACE results at the end of last year.. Congratulations to Rachel Lee who achieved the exceptional ATAR score of 99.6, closely followed by David Xing who achieved an ATAR of 99.2. Kennedy Baptist College had 16 students achieve an ATAR score greater than 95.0, an excellent effort.

Congratulations also to Aaron Meadowcroft who achieved a certificate of distinction, for being in the top 0.5% of the state for Business Management and Enterprise. An outstanding effort.

Kennedy was also identified as a School with the highest performing students in the courses of:

  • Business Management and Enterprise
  • Economics
  • Psychology

The class of 2017 produced some pleasing results due to their hard work and the support provided by College staff to ensure students achieve their goals. However, these results also reinforce that our students and parents need to be realistic when selecting student academic pathways. Our 2017 results support the College Administration view that some students are still attempting an ATAR pathway when they may have achieved better results by choosing the General course pathway.

2018 Policy Changes

After reviewing our policies and processes a number of major changes have been made to trial for this year. It is our intention that any change would improve the educational services and therefore outcomes of students and provide an improved environment to support our College families. Please note the following changes for 2018.

  • A new policy for student mobile phone use has been developed. Students will no longer be able to carry mobile phones around the College. The use of phones by students is an ongoing distraction and despite the fact that students are not allowed to use their phones during the day we know this has certainly not been the case. Details of the new policy are provided in this newsletter.
  • Students who have Physical Education in sessions before recess will be allowed to wear their Physical Education uniform to school in the morning. These students must get changed into full uniform at recess. Should this change be abused by students the policy will be revoked.
  • There will be a slight change to the bell times for this year. Recess will be extended by 5 minutes and the lunch time will be reduced by 5 minutes. This will create two equal breaks for students during the day. The new bell times are available in the College handbook.

Mr Mark Ashby

Mobile Phone Policy

Students carry mobile phones at their own risk. Phones are to be switched off and placed in their locker when they arrive at College and remain there until the end of the day. 

The College does not accept responsibility for theft, loss or damage of a mobile phone. In line with our discipline policy, any student seen with a phone will be issued a demerit and the phone confiscated until the end of the day. If using their phone during class, the result will be a direct send-out. Students may come to Student Services if they need to contact their parents during school hours.
Parents can contact their child through direct messaging on SEQTA.

Back to School Information for 2018

Day 1 Arrangements

As the first day of Term 1 approaches, it is important that everyone is well aware of the details for Wednesday 31 January 2018 to make the commencement of the new school year as effective as possible.

Students are to wear full summer uniform and abide by College standards. Normal classes commence on Wednesday for Year 8-12 students. Any texts, uniforms (including swimming gear) or equipment needed for these classes will be required.

We look forward to a great start for the commencement of 2018.

Fees - Secondary Assistance Scheme

Secondary Assistance Scheme

The State Government, through the Department of Education, provides financial support to eligible parents through the Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS). The aim of the scheme is to assist low income families with secondary school costs.

Eligible parents/guardians with students enrolled in Years 7 to 12 studying a full-time secondary course at a WA private school will be able to apply for the SAS in 2017. The SAS consists of two allowances:

  • $235 Education Program Allowance (payment made to the school); and
  • $115 Clothing Allowance (payment made to the parent/guardian).

For all enquiries regarding the application process/forms please visit our reception. Applications close Friday 13 April 2018.

Canning Highway Bus Route

We are pleased to announce that Kennedy will be operating our own Canning Highway bus service to provide an improved transport option for families in the suburbs of East Fremantle, Bicton, Attadale, Melville and Willagee. This service will run independently of TransPerth and will commence Term 1 of 2018, with services operating both before and after school.

Please Kennedy Admin ( to register if you are interested in making use of this service. More information will be made available to you via email. 

College Notices


In order to alleviate traffic congestion, Year 8-12 students commence Day 1 Form class at 8.15am and Year 7 students commence at 8.45am.

Year 7 students will begin Day 1 with a Commencement Ceremony in the Auditorium. This arrangement is for Day 1 only.

Senior School Parking

A reminder to all Senior School students that parking is not available for any student vehicles.

Year 11 Parent Evening

On Tuesday 20 February at 7.00pm there will be an Information Evening for parents of Year 11 students about study and organisational skills.

This will be held in the College Auditorium. Strategies to help you support your child’s progress in Years 11 and 12 will be shared. Parents of Year 12 students who were unable to attend last years event are welcome to attend.


New students will receive their smartrider around the third week of 
Term 1.

They will still be able to use their smartrider from their previous school year, provided there is sufficient credit on the card.

Lunch Orders

The College has a cafeteria where students may purchase breakfast, recess and lunch. Parents/students can purchase via online canteen or cash over counter. 

No orders will be taken after 9.00am and ordered lunches will be served first. Click here for Menu and our Canteen Online website.

Book Covering

Book covering is on in the Research and Study Centre on Tuesday mornings from 8.30am even weeks beginning Week 2. Everyone is welcome. Training, a cuppa and cake are provided.

Uniform Shop Opening Hours 2018

Monday to Thursday
8.00am to 3.45pm

* Closed on Friday.
* Closed for lunch 12.30pm-1.00pm.

The Uniform Shop will be closed on Australia Day Friday 26 January.

Please contact Mrs Kerry James in the Uniform Shop by either phoning the College (Ph: 93147722) or by email:

Current Contact Details

If you have recently changed your contact details (contact email, billing email, address, phone numbers), please click here to update your details.

  • Year 7 Pre-Start Day:
    Tuesday 30 January 2018

  • Students commence:
    Wednesday 31 January 2018

  • Commencement Ceremony
    Will be at 8.45am-10.00am in the Auditorium for Year 7s

  • P&F AGM
    Next AGM and General Meeting will be on Tuesday 6 February at 7.00pm in the Staff Lounge.
  • Meet the Teachers Evening
    Thursday 15 February 2018 from 5.00pm-6.30pm in the Auditorium.

  • Year 12 Ball
    Friday 16 February 2018
  • Interhouse Swimming Carnival 
    Monday 19 February 2018

2017 Yearbook

We anticipate that the 2017 Yearbook will be available in February 2018.

Please note that the Yearbook will be sent home with your youngest child.

Sport At Kennedy

2018 SAS Junior Trials

Would your child like to represent Kennedy Baptist College in one of the following Interschool teams?

  • Year 7 Girls Basketball
  • Year 7 Boys Cricket
  • Year 8/9 Girls Basketball
  • Year 8/9 Girls Touch Rugby
  • Year 8/9 Boys Cricket
  • Year 8/9 Boys Touch Rugby
  • Year 10 Boys Basketball

Games are played on Wednesday afternoons from 4.00pm - 5.00pm starting 14 February 2018 and trials will be held Wednesday 31 January and 7 February from 3.30pm - 4.30pm. If your child would like to trial for one of these teams please let them meet Miss Jessica Kennedy outside the Sports Centre at both trial dates.

Interhouse Swimming Carnival - Week 4

All students will be competing in the Interhouse Swimming Carnival on Monday 19 February 2018. This is a compulsory event and students unable to participate must provide a medical certificate to the College.

Transport: Students will be transported to and from Kennedy Baptist College to HBF Stadium by bus. More details will be sent home soon. 

Parent Helpers

Parent helpers are required for the 2018 Kennedy Interhouse Swimming Carnival. If you are able to help on Monday 19 February from 9.15am as a parent time keeper please email