ERC Updates

From the Deputy Principal

Founder’s Activities Day

Thank you for your continued support of the different events held at the College. The activities day was a wonderful community event right across the entire day, from the Trivia and Bingo in Pastoral classes, our Liturgy and Awards Ceremony finishing with the House chant competition (congratulations Waterford). Through the involvement and support of all the pastoral classes taking responsibility for their activity roster including food making/ distribution, everyone was able to enjoy the day which was blessed with sunshine. A mixture between inflatables, fun activities, chill out rooms, gaming centres, Staff dunk tank and of course the ever popular food stalls. A survey on the events for the entire day has been distributed today to all students, enabling us to evaluate the day and hopefully be able to continue with a similar event placing it on our College calendar each year.

Founder’s Activities Day Champions

Dragon Punch Machine – Y12 Declan West, Y11 Cooper Nicholson, Y10 Letham Manago CHAMPION ‘9164’, Y9 Nate Brown, Y8 Mohamed El-Majdalani, Y7 Callum Cooley
Playstation “Hot Laps”Y11 Ethan Degotardi (1:23:449) CHAMPION, Y11 Jacob Sotirovski (1:24:081), Y9 Willem Robaard (1:24:092)
XBox FIFAY11 Adrian Ugrinovski CHAMPION
Crossbar ChallengeY12 Josh Renkin-Day CHAMPION, Y9 Cristian Mitreski, Y8 Nikolas Jurisic
Basketball Free Throws (consecutive) – Y12 Kye Malby (9), Y11 Ethan Jones (18) CHAMPION, Y10 Liam Plunkett (5), Y9 William Shrimpton (5), Y8 Finn Faulkner (12), Y7 Jack Broadhead (14)
Ducks in a pond/ fishing – Y9 Zane Mayberry
Golf Chipping Challenge – Y8 Riley Taylor and Y9 Noan Fien
Lolly Guessing Competitions – Y8 Toby Evans, Staff Miss Davey, Y10 Samuel Stevenson

Rapid Antigen Home Test (RAHT) Kits

Students will receive another pack of RAHT kits in the coming week. With the change of close contact regulations and requirements, families are able to use these at their discretion when students or family members become symptomatic or someone within the household has contracted covid.

Student Transport (google form survey)

  • After the early departure at the end of Term 1, we find that an important piece of data that we currently do not have is the method of transport to and from school each day of our students. This information will assist, like in the event of an emergency, to identify which actual buses students catch or indeed how they travel to and from school normally. Students will be issued with a google form to complete on Monday so we have this important information
  • Students are again being reminded of the need to ‘tap on’ with their opal cards to ensure the correct travel information is being collected. This is important to ascertain passenger numbers for particular routes, ensuring there are suitable services being provided
  • Students without an opal card, MUST provide confirmation of order upon request of the driver
  • Masks are still required on public transport
  • General rules when travelling on public transport apply, these are clearly stated in the Code of Conduct on Buses and Trains (refer to Page 31 of the Student Diary).

Student Drop Off / Pick Up – REMINDERS

  • Parents should not be driving down the College driveway at the commencement or conclusion of the school day, even in inclement weather
  • Parents, please 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 or No Parking Areas’ or across personal driveways the council parking rangers have indicated that they will be fining offenders.

Student Drivers

  • 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, being courteous and following safe driving practices, especially with regard to their speed around the surrounding streets. Students are to ensure they too, must park correctly and allow suitable travel time so they are not late, lending them to make poor parking decisions which evidently can be a financial burden.
  • 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.

College Photography Date: 19/05/2022

School photography day is coming up this coming Thursday. Group and portrait photographs can be purchased by following the link below or by returning the order envelope with your payment to our photographer on school photo day.
advancedlife now offers Latitude Pay! To take advantage of LatitudePay and split the cost of your order into 10 small easy payments, simply order your school photos online as usual, set up a Latitude Pay account in just a few clicks and pay no interest or fees when you pay according to your payment schedule; it’s that easy.
3 easy ways to purchase:
1. LatitudePay – set up an account during the online order process and split your payments across 10 weeks with no interest or fees, if you pay on time
2. Visa, MasterCard or PayPal
3. Cash – complete the envelope supplied and return it to our photographer on photo day
Visit: – And enter online order code: XBA 38P AZR
School photography information:
● Online orders – do not require an envelope returned to your school
● Sibling Photos – Don’t forget to pre-order your sibling photos online up to 24 hours before photo day. We provide your school with a list of sibling orders right up to the day of photography, so no one misses out. If you miss the online order deadline, you can submit a completed sibling order envelope first thing in the morning of the day of photography, so your school is aware you want the photo taken and can bring your children together in time for it. Sibling photographs only apply to children enrolled at your school.
● Late fees – a late fee will be applied to each package purchased after photo day due to the additional cost of producing these packages separately
● Package delivery – photographic packages will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are taken
● Previous Years’ photos – Past years’ photographs including sports, co-curricular and representative groups are also available to order under the “previous years or group photo” tabs at your school’s advancedorder site when you click on the “Order School Photos Here” button above. You can also order past packages, portrait images and gifts from your child’s unique, individual and secure advancedyou image archive site using the unique 9 digit image code found on packages you have ordered in the past

Mr Walsh
Deputy Principal