Last week our College proudly celebrated the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice. In acknowledging the rich charism of Edmund Rice, I would like to offer my sincere thanks to our staff under the guidance of Mr Barry Walsh for their commitment to providing a fun-filled celebration for our students. Founders Day is a reminder of how blessed we are to be members of this Catholic learning community.
Congratulations to the following members of the College who were recognised for their commitment to the spirit of Edmund Rice during our Founders Day Liturgy:
Edmund Rice Student Leadership Awards:
Jay Despotoski (Year 8), Timothy Armitage (Year 9), Kascha Cervoni (Year 10), Ben Binoy (Year 11), Marcus Stevanoski (Year 12)
Staff Service Awards:
Mrs Patricia Hayman and Mr Mark Jackson were acknowledged for their 40 years of service to ERC.
Justice and Solidarity – Mrs Diane Schodde
Gospel Spirituality – Ms Sheree Codey
Liberating Education – Mrs Renate Dunkerley
Inclusive Community – Mrs Ann Preston
Parent Award: (as nominated by the P&F)
Mrs Ardri Clarke
The extension and refurbishment of the Administration Building Project is now underway. Visitors to the College will be aware that all staff have now fully vacated the existing Administration Building and have temporarily relocated to the Br Pelin Hall. I wish to acknowledge Mr Darren Jeffery for project managing the logistics for this move. Once this project is close to completion, we will review the current Master Plan priorities in the second half of this year.
In the coming weeks, Mrs Hughes, Director of Pastoral Care and Wellbeing, will highlight the student data gleaned from our recent Wellbeing Survey to gain continuous insights into ERC student levels of engagement. Similarly, the College Leadership Team will shortly provide parents and carers with a brief survey on the various aspects of College life. Such surveys demonstrate our commitment to regularly evaluating and reviewing current practices and assist in informing future planning and consultation processes. I thank you in advance for your insights.
ERC is very proud to be hosting the National EREA Principal’s and Business Managers’ Conference, which will be held in Wollongong next week. The College will be hosting delegates on Wednesday 18th May for the official opening of the Conference. Please note that this will have no impact on regular classes.
Please keep former Deputy Principal, Mr Sam Tadros, and his family in your thoughts and prayers following the recent passing of his mother, Aminea. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.
School photography day is coming up soon. 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:
LatitudePay – Click on the link below, 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
Visa, MasterCard or PayPal
Cash – complete the envelope supplied and return it to our photographer on photo day
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
advancedlife would like to express our appreciation to Edmund Rice College for placing your trust in us. Please remember we offer a 100% money back guarantee on our products to ensure your peace of mind. We would also love to receive your feedback or resolve any issues you may experience as fast as possible, to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions, comments or feedback relating to your advancedlife experience please contact: www.advancedlife.com.au/contact
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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.