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Message from the Principal

Happy New Year to all of our families and welcome to Kennedy Baptist College for 2017. 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 completion of our new Sports Centre
  • The refurbishment of our Block 5 student toilets
  • The replacement of some Block 5 air coolers with reverse cycle air
    This is the start of 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 2016 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 Year 12 students produced some very pleasing WACE results at the end of last year. It was wonderful to see so many students achieve their goals set early in 2016. Congratulations to Isabella Dowling who achieved the exceptional ATAR score of 99.6, closely followed by her sister, Lauren Dowling who achieved an ATAR of 99.2. Kennedy Baptist College had 20 students achieve an ATAR score greater than 95.0, an excellent effort.

Three students received Certificates of Excellence, being in the top 0.5% of the state for the subject. Another excellent effort.

  • Abbey Scanlon - Business Management and Enterprise
  • Pirmin Cowell - Engineering Studies
  • Brooke Moro - Applications Mathematics

Kennedy was named in the following Courses of Study as a school with the highest performing students in Year 12 based on the percentage of students at each school who had Year 12 ATAR course combined scores in the top 15% of course candidates.

  • Chemistry
  • Business Management and Enterprise
  • Literature

In addition 11 students recieved Certificates of Distinction and 23 students recieved Certificates of Excellence.

Students offered University positions.

  • 1st Preference: 73% of students who completed an ATAR course.
  • Any Preference: 90% of all Kennedy applicants.

Certainly the class of 2016 produced some pleasing results due to their hard work and the support provided by College staff to ensue students achieve their goals. However, these results also reinforce the fact that we need our students and parents to be realistic when selecting student academic pathways. Our 2016 results support the College Administration view that some students are still attempting an ATAR pathway when they may have achieved better results in a more suitable alternative course completing the General course pathway. Please click here for more details. 

Easter Services

There will be a major change to our Easter Service for this year. In past years Kennedy has had two Easter Services on a Sunday Afternoon during Term 1 known as College Sunday. This Year we have two Easter Services on week evenings where students and hopefully families will attend.

Tuesday 28 March: Eyre and Forrest families.
Wednesday 29 March: King and Stirling families

Both services will commence at 7.00pm and I would like to emphasise that this is a compulsory event for all students.

This year our Keynote speaker is Mr Henry Olonga.

Henry is a former international cricketer turned photographer, singer, videographer, painter and public speaker. Through his desire for change and his Christian faith, he was convicted to put everything on the line and in 2003 he a wore black armband during an international cricket match in the 2003 Cricket World Cup to "mourn the death of democracy" in Zimbabwe. This bold political move lead to eventual exile from Zimbabwe, and now he lives in Adelaide with hisfamily.

Mr Mark Ashby

Inter-House Swimming Carnival - Week 2

All students will be competing in the Inter-House Swimming Carnival on Wednesday 8 February 2017. This is a compulsory event and students unable to participate must provide a medical certificate to the College.

Transport: Students will be transported from Kennedy Baptist College to HBF Stadium at 8:30am by College bus or hire bus. The Carnival will be finishing at 2:15pm and students will arrive back at Kennedy Baptist College by 3:15pm.

To alleviate congestion, students who usually catch public transport home will be transported directly to the Murdoch University Discovery Way Bus Station. Eyre and Forrest students will be returned to the College and King and Stirling students to Car Park 7 at Murdoch University (Click here for more information & map).

Parent Help Required:

Parent helpers are required for the 2017 Kennedy Inter-House Swimming Carnival. If you are able to help on Wednesday 8 February from 9.15am as a parent time keeper please email

Back To School Information For 2017

Day 1 Arrangements

As the first day of Term 1 approaches, it is important that everyone is well aware of the details for Wednesday 1 Feburary 2017 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 2017.


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.

Upper School Parking

A reminder to all Upper school students that parking is not available for any student vehicles.

Time Table

Year 8-12 timetables for continuing students can be accessed through SEQTA. All new students to the College will receive their timetables on Pre-Start Day, Tuesday 31 January.


New students will receive their smartrider around the 3rd 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 9am and ordered lunches will be served first. Click here for Menu and Our Canteen Online website.

Uniform Shop Opening Hours 2017

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 Thursday 26 January.

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

  • Year 7 Pre-Start Day:
    Tuesday 31 January 2017

  • Students commence:
    Wednesday 1 February 2017

  • Commencement Ceremony at 8.45am-10.00am in the Auditorium for Year 7s
  • Inter-House Swimming Carnival 
    Wednesday 8 February 2017

  • Meet the Teachers Evening
    Wednesday 15 February 2017 from 5.00pm-6.30pm in the Auditorium.

  • Year 12 Ball 
    Friday 17 February 2017 at
    Frasers - Kings Park

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.

Parents & Friends Association

Kennedy P&F Facebook Page

Are you looking for uniform items or text books? The Kennedy P&F Facebook page is a good forum for buying and selling second hand.  There are many items for sale and more are being posted daily.

Diary Dates for 2017

  • P&F AGM and meeting for Term 1:  Wednesday 8 February 2017, 7.00pm in the Staff Lounge.
  • Car Boot Sale: Saturday 25 March in the car park.  More details to come.

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