Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We look forward to welcoming you and your son to our College on Tuesday, 23 January at 8:00am. To assist you in preparation for the day, we have provided some important information below about your son's first day.
- It is important that all families identify this day as a significant milestone in their son's journey. It is a day for him to further build upon his personal resilience as a young man. Please consider allowing him to make his way through the front gates alone. His House Dean and Big Brother will be waiting in the pool carpark or plaza at the front of the College less than 40m away.
- His day will be full of fun activities and information sessions.
- Morning tea and lunch will be provided by his Big Brother and the College. However, we encourage families to still pack a few snacks for the day.
- All books and equipment are to be brought in on the first day.
- Students will empty their bags as soon as they arrive at the College with the assistance of their teacher and Big Brother.
- All students will be provided with a sausage sizzle for lunch.
- Don’t forget to organise a pick up point with your son for the end of the day.
Full formal uniform is required, however because it is the summer uniform, the College tie is not required, except for Year 12 students.
There will be a Welcome Assembly for our new students at 8:50am in the Christian Brothers Building, which you are most welcome to attend. We would suggest you possibly go and have a coffee after you have dropped your son off, and return for the Assembly at 8:40am.
Wednesday, 24 January
All students in Years 5 and 7 are required to wear their PE uniform as we have some fun activities planned for that afternoon.
You will have received an email today with your Username and Password for our new SPC REALM APP. Please note, this will go live on Monday. We recommend that you refer to the endorsed College channels of communication to ensure you have the most up to date and correct information. These channels include:
All of these communication channels are updated regularly. You can always post questions via our Facebook page, our Marketing and Communications Manager, Mrs Jackie Upton regularly monitors the page and will respond promptly to any queries.We are aware that some parents may have set up social media communication sites for some of the year levels. Please be aware that these sites are not administered by the College and information passed through these channels may not be reliable. I strongly recommend all parents to use our communication channels as their preferred means of gathering relevant information.
Another great source of information is the Orientation Booklet you would have been given at Orientation night, or when your son was enrolled. Everything you need to know regarding those first few weeks is in this booklet, including the contact details for each of the House Deans.
If you are still unsure you can always call the College office on 3631 9000, or contact your son's House Dean.
Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to officially welcoming you to our College community next week.
Mr Darren Kearney
Dean of Students
St Patrick's College