In this issue
: UOW Early Admission Scheme, Future Lawyers Program by Harvard University, Apprenticeships, Cadetships plus much much more.
Please also access our careers site: https://www.erccareers.com
which provides the latest information to help students make decisions about their future careers and life beyond school.
Change in Student/Family Circumstances/Contact Information/Medical Conditions
If any change has occurred/occurs in your family – separation, divorce, serious illness, the College should be notified as soon as possible. The College seeks to be supportive of families in such circumstances and such events always have a bearing on a child’s education. Likewise, a change of address, email or phone number (work, home or mobile) or emergency contact should be advised immediately.
If your son suffers from a medical condition it is vital that you inform the office of his condition and what treatment is required in an emergency. An emergency management plan must be developed for any students with serious conditions.
Please verify all information via the TASS Parent Lounge.
The eSafetyCommisioner’s website remains the most current and reliable source of information on all eSafety matters. Have a look at their content specifically published for parents here.
19th July 2022 the eSafetyCommisioner stated that,
“Reports of cyberbullying to eSafety are up 80% this year compared with the first six months of 2021.”
Read the whole media release here
Parents urged to watch out for signs of cyberbullying
Signs that suggest a child is the target of cyberbullying include:
- They appear sad, lonely, angry, worried or upset more than usual
- Unexpected changes in friendship groups or not wanting to be around people, even friends
- Changes in personality, becoming more withdrawn or anxious
- Changes in sleep patterns, eating or energy levels
- Becoming secretive about their mobile phone use or what they are doing online.
“The answer to cyberbullying isn’t confiscating devices but agreeing on reasonable daily use, privacy and parental controls, and when they should come to you for help and support. The threat of ‘device denial’, shame or other forms of punishment or judgment may deter children from confiding in trusted adults when things go wrong online,” Ms Inman Grant said.
Taekwondo Kickstarters Program
|The College will be offering the Taekwondo Kickstarters program to Year 7 students.
The Taekwondo Kickstarters program is a modified Taekwondo program, developed by Australian Taekwondo, for delivery in schools. The program teaches students the fundamental skills and values of Taekwondo in a fun and safe environment.
The benefits of the program include:
- Expands physical literacy
- Active sessions that keep the body moving
- Promotes social and emotional health
- Supports anti-bullying and wellness.
Mr Gerry Sozio and Ms Lourdes Ndaira will be delivering the 5 week program at the College during Term 3 on Wednesday of Weeks 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10. The sessions will commence at 2:15pm and conclude at 3:00pm. Students will not be required to purchase a uniform and there will be no cost involved. Further details will be provided once numbers are finalised.
Click here to register for the program.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr Gerry Sozio (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Baseball5 is a new and exciting 5 a side, 5 innings street version of baseball. Baseball5 requires no special equipment, just a ball. Not only is it a great sport to play anytime and anywhere, it is also a great introduction to the game of Baseball. Baseball5 is also going to be included in the Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games to be held in Dakar, Senegal in 2026.
Wollongong Cardinals Junior Baseball club is running some “come and try” Baseball5 days every Sunday from 10am to 12noon throughout August 2022 at Collegians Tennis and Squash Club, The Avenue, Figtree. I encourage you to let your students and teachers know about these exciting events. The events are open to all children of all ages, teams are actively encouraged to include boys and girls on the same team.