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OPEN DAY AT FREO’S GREAT UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 15, 2018

 

Open Day NDA

 

Another reminder that this coming Sunday August 19 is OPEN DAY at one of WA’s most popular universities Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle.

This is an important day for parents and high school students to talk to NDA staff and lecturers and check out the great campus in the heart of the historic West End of Freo.

There will be entertainment and food stalls that help create an invigorating sense of activity while planning the future.

Roel Loopers

NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY RATED FIRST

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on May 17, 2018

 

Fremantle and Broome Notre Dame University campuses have excelled for the third year running in a nationwide survey of students commissioned by the Federal Government.

Findings from the combined results for undergraduate 2016 and 2017 Student Experience Survey (SES), announced yesterday, show Notre Dame achieving outstanding results, placing it first in Western Australia in five of six key indicators – ‘Overall Quality of Educational Experience’, ‘Teaching Quality’, ‘Skills Development’, ‘Learner Engagement’ and ‘Student Support’.

The SES is unique in that it draws feedback from students with the aim of helping students to make informed decisions about future study by enabling them to compare universities across states and disciplines. More than 351,000 students from around Australia responded to the combined 2016 and 2017 SES, including over 4000 students from Notre Dame’s Fremantle, Broome and Sydney Campuses.

Notre Dame also continues to excel nationally, being placed first in Australia for ‘Overall Quality of Educational Experience’ with a 91.1% rating, well above the national average of 79.3%. It is ranked second nationally for ‘Learner Engagement’ with a 78.6% rating, compared to 64.1% nationally, and ‘Skills Development’ at 90.7% compared to the national average of 81%.

Results from the undergraduate Graduate Outcomes Survey, released in January this year, show Notre Dame rated first in WA for ‘Overall Graduate Satisfaction’, ‘Teaching Scale’, ‘Skills Scale’, ‘Full-time Employment’, ‘Overall Employment’ and ‘Median Salary’.

NOTRE DAME VICE CHANCELLOR LEAVING

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on April 12, 2018

 

Prof Celia Hammond

 

The announcement by Fremantle Notre Dame University that Vice Chancellor Professor Celia Hammond will be leaving in 18 months at the end of 2019 comes as a big suprise.

I am a big admirer of the VC who is one of the most delightful and down to earth people one can have the pleasure to meet.

I first saw Celia Hammond at a leaders’ luncheon in the Esplanade Hotel many years ago where she spoke. Her intelligence, charm and self deprecating humour was inspiring and I have been a fan of her ever since.

Not once have I heard anyone say anything bad about the VC.  Lecturers, staff and students at Notre Dame University all have great respect for her and like her, as I do.

Celia Hammond has been at NDA for two decades and wants to move on and spend more time with her family, but she will be greatly missed at NDA and in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

FREO NOTRE DAME STUDENTS ARE BACK!

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on February 20, 2018

 

 

It is a delight to see all the Notre Dame University students back on the streets and in the cafes of the Fremantle West End.

I had a look at the refurbished Prindiville Hall where students can gather, relax and connect in several different sections of the building. They even put an entry in big enough to allow food trucks in for special events.

This Thursday at 4.15 pm the traditional annual student parade with drum band will snake through the Freo city centre, so give them a smile and a wave!

Roel Loopers

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NOTRE DAME STUDENTS BACK IN FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 1, 2017

 

 

Life is so much more beautiful when there are young people around, I believe, so I am delighted to see the Fremantle Notre Dame University students back in the West End.

When the students are in Freo the energy changes to a positive focus on the future, and that is so much better than backward looking and complaining.

And the West End cafes are delighted as well to have the students back.

Notre Dame is one of the great universities in Perth and it’s OPEN DAY on August 20, so all you high school students and parents, come and get some info about studying in Freo.

 

Roel Loopers

NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY GRADUATION

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on July 21, 2017

 

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I love it that the Notre Dame University campus is in the centre of Fremantle’s historic West End, and I love the graduation days because they are so significant for the students, their parents, family and friends.

Over 600 students graduated today from all nine schools of the university and it was a delight to witness it.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE COLLEGE DEVELOPING WELL

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, schools, Uncategorized by freoview on June 28, 2017

 

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The new building at the South Fremantle Senior High School in Lefroy Road is developing well and looking good. I finally stopped yesterday to take photos.

The school will merge in January with the Hamilton Senior High School and become the new FREMANTLE COLLEGE, but is celebrating its 50th anniversary in September a sign says.

I hope that once the development is completed the Growers Green Farmers Market can return to its old location, but time will tell.

Roel Loopers

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LANCE HOLT SCHOOL OPEN DAY

Posted in children, community, education, fremantle, learning, schools, western australia by freoview on September 13, 2016

Herald Ad 2016 Open Day

 

My friends at the Fremantle LANCE HOLT School are holding an OPEN DAY this Saturday September 17 from 10-12 am.

The independent community school offers an integrated program  for children from 3-year-old Kindi to Year Six and is highly regarded by Freo parents who love the relaxed atmosphere at the school.

The school is at 10 Henry Street in the historic West End of town and was established in 1970 by Lance Holt.

Roel Loopers

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ARCHBISHOP, RABBI AND SHEIK SPEAK AT NOTRE DAME UNI

Posted in education, fremantle, learning, notre dame university, religion, universities, western australia by freoview on September 7, 2016

I believe next Tuesday’s Abraham: Our Father in Faith event at  Fremantle Notre Dame University will be very interesting to listen to, even for an Atheist like myself, as the three speakers are from different religions.

Speakers will be Archbishop Timothy Costello, Rabbi Dovid Freilich and Sheikh Muhammad Agherdien, so there will be a broad range of views to listen to.

There will be a Q&A session after the speakers, so come and ask the hard questions politely.

The event is on at 2.30 pm on Tuesday September 13 in the Tannock Hall of UNDA, corner Cliff and Croke streets, opposite the Fremantle Herald.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT ART SHOW AT BEEHIVE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Posted in art, education, fremantle, learning, school, western australia by freoview on September 7, 2016

Arte Ricca 2015 invite_DL_back_final for print

 

The ARTE RICCA 2016 art show opens this Friday September 9 from 6-8 pm at the Beehive Montessori School at Curtin Avenue, Mosman Park, just past Fremantle’s Leighton Beach.

There is a large list of highly-regarded WA artists on the list of exhibitors, such as Alessandra Rossi, Annette Orr, Ben Joel, Eveline Kotai, Giles Hohnen, Jillian Green, Jon Denaro, Marrie Hobbs, Olga Cironis, Paul Moncrieff, Penny Coss, and many more, so all you art lovers, and more importantly art buyers! go and have a look.

The exhibition is also open on September 10, 11, 12, 16, 17 and 18.

The 30% commission becomes a tax-deductible donation to the school for the artists, and it funds the school’s Artist in Residence program.

Arte Ricca supports Beehive Montessori’s Capital Gifting Program, and this year proceeds from the exhibition will contribute to the school’s Artist-in-Residence Program.

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