From the Assistant Principal

Important Dates

  • Friday 7/4: Last Day of Term 1
  • Monday 24/4: Staff Development Day
  • Wednesday 26/4: Students return for Term 2
  • 9/5-11/5: NAPLAN Years 7 and 9
  • 15/5: Students to wear full winter uniform

 

Getting Motivated at Home:

Homework can take a variety of forms: revision; note making; reading; self testing; practising skills; working toward assignments and class tasks. The amount of time spent on homework will vary, however in general your daughter can expect the following:

Your daughter is encouraged to use her planner to list homework she has each night, and parents are encouraged to use the planner to communicate with teachers if they have concerns, particularly if she is spending significantly more time than outlined above.

Many students can find it hard to get motivated to do their homework or study.There are no quick fixes, but there are some techniques you can use with your daughter to help her achieve, as one of the biggest factors in motivation is achieving success.

 

  1. Encourage your daughter to talk to her teacher about the study techniques that work for her and her subject.
  2. Help her break up tasks into small achievable chunks and plan a reward when they are achieved.
  3. Talk through some strategies to use when she loses focus: go for a brisk walk; take breaks each hour; listen to a motivational song
  4. Suggest some motivational pictures or slogans to pin up around her workspace.
  5. Some students find it hard to be motivated to do school work hard because they are not sure what they want to do when they leave. Encourage your daughter to talk with the careers advisor or think about future jobs she may be interested in, but remember that most students don’t know their career path when they leave school, so it’s important to reinforce that message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uniform

As the days are cooling down and the crisp Autumn air arrives, you are reminded that the jumper is not a part of the Summer uniform. If students are cold they need to wear their blazer to the College and during the day. Parents are also asked to support us in enforcing our uniform code by ensuring that your daughter’s tunic is the correct length and that she is not wearing jewellery, make up, false nails or nail polish.

A reminder of the Winter uniform requirements are below:

Winter College Uniform: 7-9

  • Long sleeve College blouse
  • College tunic worn at mid knee length
  • College knee high socks (not ankle) or opaque navy pantyhose
  • College cardigan

The College Blazer is the compulsory outer garment  to be worn to and from school.

Senior Winter Uniform: 10-12

  • College blouse
  • College skirt worn at mid knee length
  • Knee high socks (not ankle) or opaque navy pantyhose
  • College Blazer which must be worn as compulsory outer garment to and from school.

Year 12 may wear College jersey at school on Thursdays only

Sport Uniform (Years 7-10)

College tracksuit -long pants and jacket with long pants (shorts may be worn underneath for sport if students wish)

  • College sport T shirt
  • College ankle socks
  • well supported lace up sport shoes (Not canvas: Vans/Converse etc)
  • College Sports cap
  • Optional polar fleece

The College Sport Jacket is the outer garment to be worn to and from school

Winter Sport Uniform: 11 -12

Year 11 & 12- Uniform should be retained where possible to wear at carnivals and representing the college at sporting events

All Year 11 and 12 must wear Senior Winter Uniform to and from school

Students representing the college on Thursdays, or those undertaking practical lessons must bring sport uniform to school and change.

For extra warmth in winter students may wear:

  • College scarf only
  • College vest
  • any other layering (spencers etc..) must be worn under the school uniform and not be visible

General Uniform reminders

  • College Badge should be worn with the uniform
  • Plain leather flat lace up shoes
  • Make up should not be worn to school
  • Hair should be tied back and a natural, uniform colour
  • Nails should be natural looking and kept to an appropriate length to allow students to conduct school work unimpeded and prevent a student harming themselves or others. Only clear nail polish may be worn. No French tips will be permitted.
  • No visible facial piercing or tattoos will be accepted.
  • Jewellery-the only jewellery that is permitted is
    • One set of small studs worn in the lowest part of the ear lobe- no other piercings
    • one watch
    • one gold or silver chain with a Christian symbol
    • College Bag- The bag is designed to be worn high on the student’s backs, it is therefore advised that straps are done up to avoid unnecessary stress on the students.

Students who are unable to remove piercings or nails/polish will work outside the classroom until they can comply with the uniform code

 

Jacinta Russo

Assistant Principal