Canteen Breakfast Team
Canteen breakfast has been a wonderful addition to our School. Students and Staff alike have been enjoying the tasty egg mcmuffins, hash browns, beautiful crunchy cheese and tomato rolls and yummy hot chocolate to keep them warm during the winter season. We have many new items to add in Term 3 to our breakfast menu, so watch this space.
Student ID Cards
As the College continues to rollout new systems to improve efficiencies and ease for students, the student cards are an ever-increasing importance to student life at the College. We ask that you please check with your child/ren that they have their student card and ask that you please ensure that it is with them at school at all times. It is a requirement for students to have their cards with them each day at school.
Student Cards are required for students to:
• Tap on and off the College Buses for transportation to and from school (future plans to open a parent portal for parents to view if their child is on the bus and the bus location will require students to use their student card to tap on and off the bus.)
• Tap on and off the College Buses for school excursions, external sports and other activities that are off campus
• Borrow books from the library
• Scan in when Late to school
• Scan out when leaving Early from school
• To enter and leave the Sick Bay
• Print school Assignments and Assessments using student printers
• Make purchases from the Canteen (planned future implementation)
Should your child have misplaced their Student Card, replacement ones are available from the office. Replacement cards are $10 per card. When a replacement card is issued, the previous student card will not be invalid as all of our systems will be updated with the new card details. We would appreciate your reinforcing the importance of the student card with your children and ensure that they have it with them at all times.
Student Printing and Photocopying
We are in the process of implementing the ability for students to print their school assignments and assessments on a central printer located in the library. Students will be allocated an amount of money to their student card each year that is applicable for their year level and subjects. Students will print their work and then are required to tap their student card at the printer to enable the print job. The print job will not be able to be printed with the student tapping their student ID card. This will be effective from Monday 22 June 2020.
In the siituation that students use their allocated print allowance, additional amounts can be purchased by the students by visiting the Student Reception and paying for the extra allocation. The College’s allocation will be reset at the beginning of each school year and will be allocated on a pro-rata basis.
Introduction of Kiss & Drop Area
The College has been monitoring the front carpark in the morning and have noticed an increased level of traffic. At times the front carpark has been a little chaotic. In the interest of safety for our students, parents and carers, staff and visitors we have decided to trial an implementation of a Kiss & Drop area.
The Kiss & Drop area has been designed to allow students to be dropped off in the Bus Bays (the carpark area at the most northern area of the College). Parents with students in K-12 will pull in parallel to the kerb closest to the oval and have their children exit the car. Parents can say their good-byes for the day and then pull out exiting through the front middle gate.
Prep Students parents will need to display their Carline card and will drive through the Bus Bay down to the Prep area. Parents can walk their children to the student entry gate nearest the Admin office where they will say their good-byes for the day and the children will be escorted to Prep.
Please remember that only students and staff are permitted past in the internal gates. These changes only relate to Kiss & Drop for the morning period and the existing Carline process for the afternoons remain unchanged.
These changes will take effect from the first day of school in Term 3, Wednesday 22 July 2020. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we implement these changes to improve traffic flow and safety for all. Please see on the photo below for a more detailed outline of the Kiss & Drop Process.
Water Bottles for Students
With the ongoing situation of COVID 19, we have had to turn off the bubblers around the College. During this term, we have been providing water stations in the student reception area within the Admin building. We have requested that students bring from home water bottles filled with water that can then be refilled at school if required.
During Term 2, the college has provided disposable cups for students who have not had a water bottle. Unfortunately the supply of disposable cups to students is no longer sustainable. We are supplying hundreds of cups per day which is a waste of resources on numerous levels - additional use of plastics, increased waste and the cost is ever increasing.
We request that parents and carers ensure that students have a re-usable water bottle brought from home that can be filled at school when required or alternatively students can purchase a bottle of water from the school canteen. Please be reminded that glass bottles are not be permitted and that your child's name should be on the bottle. We will continue to provide the water stations for bottles to be refilled.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this matter. We want students to remain hydrated and ask that students be responsible for being so.
Please be advised that the Admin Office will be closed on Thursday 16 July due to staff training.
Uniform Shop Holiday Hours
The Uniform Shop will be open in the School holidays on Monday and Tuesdays each week. The dates and times are as follows:
Monday and Tuesday: 6th and 7th July, 10am-2pm
Monday and Tuesday: 13th and 14th July, 10am-2pm
Monday and Tuesday: 20th and 21st July, 10am-2pm
21 July – 7-11 Online teacher parent interviews
22 July – Term 3 begins P-12
3 August – K-6 Online teacher parent interviews
4 August – Prep Online teacher parent interviews