Welcome back to the start of Semester Two. It is pleasing to see how the large majority of students have returned and quickly returned to the school routine in following our prescribed uniform standards and high expectations. The beginning of the second semester provides a valuable opportunity for all students to build upon their developing skills, reflect on the feedback provided through their semester one report and the parent/teacher interviews, and put in place actionable goals for improvement. While Year 11 students are now commencing their final Term for the Preliminary HSC course and Year 12 students are preparing for their Trial HSC examinations, earlier this week, we gathered to acknowledge Years 7-10 students who achieved Semester One Awards. In congratulating students on their achievements, I also thank those parents and carers who could attend and be part of celebrating both achievement and a solid commitment to learning.
I also take the opportunity to express my gratitude to those parents and members of both the ERC and the wider community who were our guests at Tuesday’s NAIDOC assembly. NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) is a celebration by indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of our first nations’ history, culture and achievements. Thank you to our First Nations Coordinator, Ms Nadia Neal, within the Identity Team for her ongoing leadership and commitment to providing enriching opportunities for our College community. I also acknowledge Learning Support Officer Mr Riley Nolan, who, along with Year 12 student Jake Potter, skillfully facilitated the community-building activity captured in the above mural. Jake’s inspirational speech touched all who were present. The mural is included further in this newsletter.
The 2022 Annual Report to the School Community has been published and uploaded onto our school website. The Annual Report is a Commonwealth requirement and includes key messages from the school’s leadership regarding our achievements during the previous year. This publication can be found on our College website and accessed through the following link: 2022 Annual Report to the School Community.
In our commitment to continuously strengthening communication lines between home and school, I am pleased to share that we will launch an App for parents and carers to access the TASS parent portal. This will allow you to receive parent notifications and engage with more user-friendly access to the parent portal via a mobile phone. I would like to acknowledge the expertise and drive of our Director of Information Technologies & Innovation, Mr Frank Sirianni, for this latest development. Details regarding this application download can be found further in the newsletter.
In this issue: UOW News, Teach NSW, Student accommodation in Sydney, NSW University Open days, UAC information, Year 12 UAC checklist, 2023 Apprenticeship expo, BlueScope 2024 applications, ACU News, NIDA News, Solar and Renewable Energy Engineering Careers, UOW year 12 HSC subject revision support sessions, UAC alternate applications, UOW Early admission, CCUSA Camp Counsellor 2024
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.
Parents and Friends Committee
The Parents & Friends Committee would like to invite Parents and Carers to the Gala Dinner
The P & F are asking for expressions of interest to assist with the Father’s Day Breakfast on Thursday 31 August 2023.
If you are willing to assist and for further information please contact Francis Fenech at email@example.com
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.