PARENT SEMINAR FOR NEW STUDENTS (YEARS 7-11)
A reminder to all Year 7 parents/carers and parents/carers of new students in Years 8-11 that our Parent Seminar for New Students will take place in the O’Reilly Centre from 6pm this coming Monday, 22 February. During this evening parents and carers will have the opportunity to meet their child’s Homeroom teacher and Head of House – both of whom are the key contact points for the pastoral care of all students. At this meeting, parents/carers will also have the opportunity to ask any academic or pastoral questions they may have about their child. Students are not required to attend this event, and attendees need to know both their child’s Homeroom class and the name of their child’s Homeroom teacher for the evening.
A reminder that students should place their mobile phones and bags into their lockers upon arrival at school. Phones should not be used during the school day. Any urgent calls to parents/carers need to be made using the phone in Student Services. This policy is in place to ensure that students are not distracted by their phones and also to ensure that we create a safe environment for all members of our community.
Please do not drop off your child or wait for them for pick up in the Administration carpark or the staff carpark next to the swimming pool. There is parking on Treasure Road and the Xanten Performance Arts Centre. The safety of all our community is our priority.
STUDENTS ON COLLEGE GROUNDS BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
No student should be dropped off at the College before staff are on duty at 8.20am. If for any reason students are on College grounds before this time, parents/carers are reminded there will be no active supervision and students are to sit in the Year 8 area outside the office and staffroom. Students who are on College grounds after school and not in an organised co-curricular activity supervised by staff are requested to study and do homework quietly in the Library up to but no later than 5pm on Mondays to Thursdays. Staff do not provide active supervision after 3:40pm.
Parents are asked to ensure that chidren are equipped with a College cap or bucket hat so they can participate in Physical Education classes, outdoor activities, excursions and play at break times on the oval. Students will be asked to move under cover if they do not have their College cap/hat for outdoor activities and lessons.
Please note changes to dates:
- Year Group Information presentations via Teams will be available on 22 February
- Prémontré Day - 24 February
- Merit, Ad Omnia & Academic Distinction Lunch – 2 March
- Year 7 Immunisation scheduled for 4 March is now postponed.
Our annual Open Day is on Friday, 5 March. Tours will be conducted by students at 9am and 1pm from the Xanten Performing Arts Foyer (corner of Treasure Rd and Centre St). Please spread the word about our wonderful College. Enrolments are encouraged prior to Year 5 to secure a place so this is a great opportunity to visit with your children. Register for a tour via the link on the College website or by phoning Reception 9350 5433.
CHILD SAFE FRAMEWORK
Catholic Education WA schools are Christ-centered and child-focused learning communities that support each child to develop to their full God-given potential. Key to this is ensuring the learning environment is engaging, supportive and safe. All members of our school share the responsibility for creating and maintaining this healthy culture. By working together we can ensure all children flourish in a safe and healthy environment.
Recognising that each child has the right to be heard is an important element in the CEWA Child Safe framework. At St Norbert College, we teach students that they have the right to be safe and we empower them with the language, skills and strategies to assist in their safety by talking to people that they trust. It is a requirement that all students receive a protective behaviours and sexual abuse prevention education (10.6 Registration Standards for Non-Government Schools).
At St Norbert College we are implementing the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) which is an evidence-based child safety curriculum that teaches children to recognise abuse, tell a trusted adult, understand what is appropriate and inappropriate touching and ways of keeping themselves safe. The KS:CPC fits primarily within the Health and Physical Education learning area of the Australian Curriculum but is also taught across multiple learning areas.
The curriculum is based on two main themes:
- We all have the right to be safe
- We can help ourselves to be safe by talking to people we trust.
The themes are presented through four Focus Areas:
1. The right to be safe
3. Recognising and reporting abuse
4. Protective strategies
More information will be provided during the year on the Childsafe Framework.
To view the CEWA Commitment Statement click the link:
To download the Brochure click the link:
Ms S Rainford
(Deputy Principal - Years 7, 9, 11)
YEAR 12 PARENT & STUDENT INFORMATION EVENING
Thank you to the parents, guardians and students who logged into Microsoft Teams to view the Year 12 Information Evening last Monday night. A recording of the presentation can still be accessed in the Year 12 Team and a copy of the PowerPoint presentation can be found in the ‘Documents’ page in SEQTA. The evening contained important information and advice to help Year 12 students and their parents successfully navigate their final year at the College and so all Year 12 families are encouraged to access these resources over the coming week if they haven’t already done so.
YEAR 8 – YEAR 11 PARENT & STUDENT INFORMATION PRESENTATIONS
The College is in the process of finalising presentations for students and parents across Year 8 to Year 11. These presentations will include important pastoral, academic and organisational information for students and parents for each individual year group and so it is recommended that families view these short presentations together at home. Once completed, parents will be notified about how and where to access these year group presentations.
Mr P Hawke
(Deputy Principal - Years 8, 10, 12)