Pastoral Care

Nearing the end of Term 2…some reminders

As we near the end of Term 2, it is a good time to focus on the fun things ahead in the holidays with a sense of gratitude and relaxation. However, it is also important to maintain our usual standards and be mindful of guidelines that are in place to help our school community be the best it can be. With this in mind, we write to remind all families and students about the ‘daily details’. Doing the ‘small’ things well is an important value and habit to develop.

Use of mobile phones

  • From Monday 22 June 2020 we revert to our normal school rule about mobile phones. Students are to place their mobile phones in their lockers from 8:20am to 3:15pm and switch them to silent. Students can use their mobile phones again when they leave the campus at 3:15pm.

Uniform

  • Hats and blazers are a compulsory part of the winter uniform, to and from school.
  • Year 12 Jerseys may only be worn whilst at school.
  • The Term 2 holidays are a great time for dry-cleaning, repairs and re-stocking, so uniforms are perfect for the start of Term 3. The Student Planner details uniform expectations on pages 24-25.

Sign in and out procedures

  • If a student feels unwell during the day, they cannot just contact home to be picked up.
  • Students who are unwell should be going to the Health Centre after alerting a teacher, where they will be assessed, and parents contacted if needed.
  • All students must sign in and out at Student Services at all times, including Boarders leaving for appointments.

Physical distancing on public transport and in public areas

  • A reminder to students to be respectful of members of the public when walking to the station/bus stop and when using public transport.
  • Students need to apply the 1.5 metre distance to those members of the public around you.
  • Please refer to the Transport NSW for more information.

 Social Media

Whilst social media is an important tool of connection for young people, it is imperative that parents are aware of safe practices for their children. Most importantly, social media apps should be used in an open way with parents and conversations about their use should be regular. It is important to note that most social media apps have 13 as the minimum age limit, including Instagram and Tik Tok. Parents and carers should be aware of the privacy settings for each app and ensure that these are appropriate for their child’s account.

The eSafety website offers a suite of resources for parents and here are some relevant sections for popular apps:

Tik Tok

Instagram

Please discuss these matters with your daughters as the term ends and we wish all families a restful time before Term 3 commences.

 

Mrs Marysa Boland and Mr Justin Madigan

Deans of Pastoral Care