ERC Updates

From the Deputy Principal


Students driving to and from school each day are reminded of their responsibility when they are in control of a vehicle. This includes where they can park to ensure the residents are not blocked from their own driveways or inconvenienced due to students parking incorrectly i.e. on the wrong side of the road, facing the wrong way. Appropriate parking also involves consideration for other commuters; parking an appropriate distance from kerbs to ensure there remains suitable space for other drivers. General driving expectations are encouraged, like being courteous and following safe driving practices, especially with regard to their speed around the surrounding streets. Students are to ensure they too, allow suitable travel time so they are not late for school or upcoming examinations, lending them to make poor parking decisions which evidently can be a financial burden on themselves or their parents.

Concerns around students driving (P platers) choosing to ignore the speed limit and an inability to adhere to basic road rules have been reported to the College. Unfortunately, as mentioned to our students – they are responsible for their driving and have an accountability to do that within regulations otherwise; fines, demerits and the occasional loss of licence may occur. As always the College will work with local authorities in determining culprits of irresponsible driving and reckless behaviour endangering the safety of our community members.


For student pedestrian safety parents should not be driving down the College driveway at the commencement or conclusion of the school day, even in inclement weather. Whilst convenience may be the overwhelming factor – safety has to remain the priority for all students.

Parents are also reminded to adhere to the local road rules when dropping off or picking up in the surrounding streets. If you are picking your son up and are stopping, waiting in marked ‘No Stopping No Parking Areas’, in ‘Bus zones’ or across personal driveways the council parking rangers have indicated that they will be fining offenders.

2022 NATIONAL DEPUTY CONFERENCE – Christian Brothers’ College, Adelaide

Annually, EREA Deputy Principals and Heads of Campus (Flexible Learning Centres) gather to ensure we are in alignment with the Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) Strategic Directions. This year, the conference explored how EREA DP’s and HoC’s can be proactive in “Leading Liberating Practice in Times of Change” which was hosted by Christian Brothers’ College, Adelaide.

Through the lens provided by the EREA Strategic Directions 2020 – 24, in our ongoing quest to support the formation of over 38 000 children and young people. Along with continuing to raise our voices, shift our thinking and share our resources and build the relationships required to teach and to learn in the name of Edmund Rice. Sessions throughout the day allowed the collective voice of leaders within EREA to provide their own insight into the upcoming changes for EREA as it transitions to becoming a corporation from 1 January 2023.

The program was extensive and engaging with members of the EREA Executive team providing key personnel to deliver keynote presentations:

  • EREA Executive Director, Dr Craig Wattam – Senior Leadership and Change,
  • EREA National Director, Liberating Education, Ray Paxton – EREA Learning Statement,
  • Dr Tabitha Healey – Executive and Personal Coach, Leader Wellbeing,
  • EREA National Director, School Engagement, Dr Adam Taylor – Research Update Instructional Leadership
  • EREA National Director, Stewardship, Jennifer Scott – Corporation and Governance

Workshops led by Deputy Principals from across the country, provided insights into how they locally were involved in providing ‘Liberating Practice’ at their own schools for their community. Topics included Staff Retention, Professional Learning Practices, dealing with and responding to mental health and school suicides, challenges from the pandemic in remote learning situations and environments and social media concerns and trends.

As different as it was from previous DP/HoC Conferences, it was most encouraging to be in attendance physically rather than presentations being delivered in an online environment. The conference was deemed a successful event which will now have some elements proposed for our own future endeavours here at the College, as well as initiatives and suggestions to be incorporated within our Annual School Improvement Plan 2023.


The College will remain open and classes, assessments will be conducted as normal, throughout Week 10 this term. This does overlap with the 8 days of elite racing from 18 – 25 September, however we believe there will be little to minimal impact on the actual school for that last week of term, unlike some of the other schools closer to the city itself.
Premier buses are investigating the impact on school bus routes and will have information for us, if and when specific routes and services are impacted. For more information surrounding the 2022 UCI Road World Championships it is best to access their website. (LINK)

UCI Road closures – Presented in this map are the 2022 UCI Road World Championships courses and the indicative road closure times associated with each course and event. To navigate this map, click on the days listed in the left hand column to highlight on the map which roads will have temporary closures on those days and read the road closure times. NOTE: Course roads will be closed by the time noted (progressively during the hour preceding) and times are subject to change. Other roads across the city will encounter temporary closures to allow for the safe implementation of traffic control measures.

Mr Walsh
College Deputy Principal