Welcome to the start of the 2019 academic year and, in particular, to students and families who are new to the College.
All Saints’ College, in partnership with its families, community and the Anglican Church,
empowers students to develop their potential, becoming confident, compassionate and
committed to worthwhile service to the local and global communities.
Making a positive difference in our world
Empathy: seeking to understand the perspective and experience of others
Respect: for self and others, for community and environment
Integrity: acting with moral strength and grace, guided by humility and compassion
Courage: to be our best selves
TUTOR GROUPS AND ROOMS FOR TERM 1, 2019
To view the complete list of Tutor Groups and Rooms for Term 1, 2019 please click HERE.
COMMUNICATING WITH SENIOR SCHOOL COLLEGE STAFF
All Saints’ College recognises that it is the partnership we have with our families that enables us to achieve our best work in promoting wellbeing and optimising the learning of our children. To help maintain efficient and effective communication between College and home, parents are advised of the following process when communicating with College Staff.
Please note: Communication avenues with Junior School and Senior School staff differ slightly.
Click HERE to access details about communication with Senior School College staff members.
It is helpful if requests for appointments with staff are made in a timely manner. Sending an email the night before a required appointment or reporting to Reception without a confirmed appointment with a staff member often leads to disappointment as staff are likely to have prior commitments.
VISITORS TO THE COLLEGE
In the interest of safety, the College has a defined procedure for accessing the College. Parents/visitors are required to report to Junior or Senior School Reception. A visitor’s badge will be issued which provides clear identification. To ensure the safety of all students, parents and visitors are not authorised to access College grounds during the day without following this procedure, and we thank you for your support in this.
STUDENT LATENESS AND ABSENCES
The College has certain processes in place with regard to student lateness and absence from school in order to ensure that all students are accounted for. All students are expected to be at school between 8.30am and 3.25pm.
Click HERE to access the processes for student lateness and absence.
These processes are to ensure the safety and educational success of all students at the College. We ask for parent support in helping to maintain the welfare of all students. Student absence, lateness and early departure are monitored by the Student Services Office, Tutors, Heads of House / Head of Transition, Year 9/10 Coordinator, Year 11–13 Coordinator and the Dean of Student Wellbeing.
DUTY OF CARE, DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP ZONES
The College provides for the supervision of students between 8.00am and 3.40pm on school days. Students should not be at the College outside these times unless they are involved in a structured and supervised program. The College is not responsible for the Duty of Care of students outside these clear parameters. Parents are requested to make appropriate arrangements regarding drop-off and collection times for their children.
Please ensure that you are using the appropriate College drop-off and pick-up zones. These zones have been established to ensure the safest path for the dropping off and collection of children.
Students are not to be dropped off or collected through Gate 4 (staff gate only), inclusive of the Uniform Store car park.
Students have access to these areas and we need to ensure their safety at all times. Please follow the correct procedure when dropping off and collecting students.
SCHOOL-BASED IMMUNISATION PROGRAM – YEAR 8 AND YEAR 10 STUDENTS 2019
In 2019, Years 7 and 8 male and female students are eligible to receive Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (Pertussis) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccinations. Consent forms for these immunisations have been delivered to the College and will be distributed to Year 7 and 8 students on the first day of the 2019 school year. Completed forms should be returned to Student Services as soon as possible. More information about this immunisation program may be found by clicking HERE.
Dates for school-based immunisation for Year 7 and 8 students in 2019 are:
Round 1: Tuesday, 19 February and Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Round 2: Tuesday, 20 August and Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Year 10 male and female students are eligible to receive the Meningococcal ACWY vaccination. Consent forms for this immunisation have also been delivered to the College and will be distributed to Year 10 students on the first day of the 2019 school year. Despite being held later in the year, completed forms should be returned to Student Services as soon as possible. More information about this immunisation program may be found by clicking HERE.
The date for school-based immunisation for Year 10 students in 2019 is Thursday, 6 June 2019.
Welcome back to our students Albie Balloch, Amy Doak, Shalindri Wanigasekera (Year 12, 2019) and Alexandra Le (Year 12, 2018) who travelled overseas during the Christmas holidays to Texas in the USA as part of the Rotary Club of Melville’s exchange agreement with the Rotary Clubs of Austin and Georgetown. We look forward to hearing early in the new year about their many adventures.
INTERHOUSE SWIMMING CARNIVAL
The College’s Years 7–12 Interhouse Swimming Carnival will be held on Friday, 8 February at HBF Stadium (formerly Challenge Stadium), and our students will travel there by bus.
In any activity organised by the College for our students, we encourage them to do their best. Attendance at the Interhouse Swimming Carnival is compulsory for all Senior School students and they are expected to be present for the whole day.
Full details regarding the Senior School Interhouse Swimming Carnival are available under the Sport and Physical Education section of this edition of The College Courier.
UPDATING PERSONAL DETAILS
It has been very pleasing to note that many parents have already taken advantage of the opportunity to update online personal details held at the College in our Synergetic database. It is important to note that anyone who has access to your username and password to the system is enabled to make changes to such details, with or without your knowledge. Please ensure that this information is securely kept to ensure the integrity and accuracy of information provided to the College.
If you need to update your details, please log on to SEQTA (https://parent.ascollege.wa.edu.au) and enter our protected gateway to view and update information about yourself and your child/ren currently attending the College. If you have not logged on to the All Saints’ SEQTA before, or you are not aware of your username and/or password, you can use the username/password recovery system on the SEQTA login page, or you are welcome to telephone our Technology Support Centre on 08 9313 9363 for assistance.
I hope that 2019 brings great success, happiness and fulfilment to all members of our College community. Best wishes for a happy and successful 2019.
Mr Tim Russell
Dean of Student Wellbeing
Director, Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute – Ms Esther Hill
Assistant Director, Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute – Mr Jim Shackleton
MAKING CONTACT ABOUT CURRICULUM MATTERS
The first stop for all inquiries should be with the student’s classroom teacher and/or Head of Department.
- The Arts – Mr Stephen Roberts
- Design and Technology – Mrs Marianne Beattie
- English – Mr Peter Langford-Smith
- Health and Physical Education – Miss Britt Gray
- Languages – Mrs Pamela Chu Yu Chee
- Mathematics – Mr Phil Brockbank
- Science – Miss Stacey Fairhead
- Humanities – Ms Trish Harris
- VET Coordinator – Mr Paul King
For matters relating to curriculum that need further discussion:
- Matters relating to Years 7 and 8 Curriculum should initially be directed to the Head of Year 7 and 8, Mr Paul Green
- Matters relating to Years 9 and 10 Curriculum should initially be directed to the Assistant Director, Mr Jim Shackleton
- Matters relating to Years 11 and 12 Curriculum should initially be directed to the Director, Ms Esther Hill
COURSE AND SUBJECT CHANGES
For information about course changes for Years 9, 10, 11 and 12, please click HERE.
PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS
Our Parent Information Evenings held during Week 2 of this term provide an opportunity for the College to share important and relevant information with parents and students, and for families to meet and network with College staff and each other. These events will be held in the Centre for Performing Arts as follows:
Years 11 and 12
Monday, 4 February 2019 (6.00pm)
Tuesday, 5 February 2019 (6.00pm)
Wednesday, 6 February 2019 (Meet the House Tutor at 6.00pm, followed by Parent Information Evening at 6.30pm)
Wednesday, 6 February 2019 (6.30pm)
Thursday, 7 February 2019 (6.00pm)
ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONOURS – Semester 2 2018 – Year 10 and 11 students
Families/students have been sent an invitation by email earlier this week for those Year 10 and 11 students from 2018 receiving an Academic Award/ Honours for their achievements in 2018.
The Assembly for Senior School will be held on Thursday, 31 January 2019 in the Indoor Sports Centre at 12.05pm.
Interim Reports will be available via SEQTA to Years 11 and 12 students and parents on Monday, 25 February 2019. Parents will be asked to contact their teachers to discuss progress if specifically requested by the teacher. For parents of students in Year 12, the contact may be made by booking a time slot (10 minutes) on the night of the Three-Way Interviews on Tuesday, 5 March 2019.
For dates, times and information regarding the Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Three-Way Interviews, please click HERE.
OLNA – ROUND 1 – Tuesday, 5 March – Thursday, 7 March 2019
The OLNA is an online literacy and numeracy assessment. It is designed to enable students to successfully meet the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) requirement of demonstrating the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy.
Year 10, 11 and 12 students who have not met the minimum standard will be required to sit the OLNA Round 1 test on Tuesday, 5 March – Thursday, 7 March 2019. Relevant parents/guardians will receive information via email in Week 2. OLNA Information for Parents/Carers brochure is available online HERE.
YEARS 10–12 ENDORSED PROGRAMS
An endorsed program is a learning program that has been developed for Senior students (Years 10, 11 and 12) which includes a program of significant learning. The programs include extracurricular and workplace learning, covering a range of activities not covered by traditional school or vocational courses.
For more information about Endorsed Programs and how to apply, click HERE.
CHANGE OF CONTACT DETAILS
Please submit any change in contact details via the Parent Gateway on SEQTA by the end of Week 6 to ensure the registration and demographic upload to the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) is correct.