Welcome Back to Term 4
It’s been such a positive start to the term with a great feeling of energy and enthusiasm as students launch themselves back into their studies.
On Saturday 8 October, between 3.00pm and 5.00pm, we will be hosting a general reunion, and also officially opening and blessing our new archival display ‘Heart of Columba’. In reaching the significant milestone of 125 years, the ‘Heart of Columba’ will allow us to share the history of the College with the broader community, to capture the story of the College, and the contribution from so many people over 125 years. All are welcome.
I take this opportunity to offer a few reminders from the letter that went to families on Monday 3 October.
We appreciate the support of parents as we strive to maintain our high expectations regarding the College uniform and grooming requirements. Over Term 3 we were managing an increasing number of students with regards to nails, fake eye-lashes, and wearing the College Blazer to and from school. The College Uniform and Grooming requirements can be accessed via this link. We will follow our normal procedures where students repeatedly find it difficult to follow stated expectations. I would like to express my gratitude to the families who have supported us in following through on our expectations and procedures.
Attendance letters providing an update regarding your child’s attendance for Terms 1 – 3 will be distributed shortly. These letters are purely informative to support you to monitor your child’s attendance and to be in dialogue with us if you have concerns about attendance issues.
The parent consultation workshop scheduled for 25 July was postponed and will now take place online from 11.00am on Thursday 13 October. The workshop will run for approximately one hour and depending on the number of attendees we would like to seek your feedback regarding our Child Protection materials, our draft Parent Code of Conduct, and our Strategic Directions Planning. If you have some time to spare and are keen to provide your feedback, we warmly welcome your involvement. Please indicate via this form if you are able to attend the scheduled workshop. A google meet link will then be shared with you.
CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE EVENING
After attempting to host this event in 2020 and 2021, we are very pleased to be holding our Celebration of Excellence Evening this year on 1 December from 7.00pm in the Multi-Purpose Centre. This is our opportunity to share student success and excellence in learning, leadership and community involvement with families and the staff community. More details about this event will be forthcoming in the first few weeks of Term 4.
Last Weeks for Year 12 Students
On your behalf, I would like to extend our prayerful support to our Year 12 VCE and VCAL students as they come to the end of their secondary school studies. Many of our students will be preparing for their VCAA exams, others are completing units and projects to satisfy the requirements of VCAL and VET units. We wish them well on this next phase of their life’s journey and look forward to celebrating their graduation in October.