Mr Terry Blizzard - Footy Colours Day
Unfortunately some groups were not able to have their co-curricular photos taken this week due to other commitments. Parents should not be concerned as we will have the opportunity for catch up on the day of the Sports Photos in Term Four.
End of Term
The last day of Term Three is next Friday, September 23. This is a normal, compulsory school day. In aid of cancer research the day will be “footy colours” day. Boys are encouraged to wear their favourite footy colours, irrespective of the code, and make a gold coin donation. Normal uniform should be worn to and from school.
We wish the Senior French students “bon voyage” as they head off on their French trip next week. What a great opportunity for a group of boys from the bottom of the world to experience one of the world’s great cultures and importantly one of the world’s greatest cities in Paris. We look forward to the stories when they return. My thanks to Mr Prior for leading the trip, Mr & Mrs Aitken and Mrs Briggs for their support and mentorship, and in advance the boys for representing the school in an exemplary manner.
I have unfortunately needed to speak to a few boys about their attitude and behaviour in their Religious Education classes lately. I have reflected on this recently when reading ………………………. It is with this in mind that I feel compelled to make the following points to students and parents:
- Religious Education is the core of who we are and what defines us as a Catholic College. It differentiates us from any other school;
- When boys enrol at SVC they are fully aware that the heart of our College is our Catholicity;
- Poor behaviour and attitude in RE will not be tolerated.
Obviously all the above applies to all areas of the College, however I feel strongly that our faith and character must be cherished. There are very few opportunities in our current world for young people to consider matters of the soul, to develop an understanding of who they are and why they are, sometimes referred to as the meaning of life (even if they don’t realise this is what they are doing!).
I look forward to working with the boys and parents in helping them understand the significance of the Religious Education program.
RYDA Grade 10 Safe Driving Day
On Friday September 16 all Grade 10 students will attend the RYDA Safe driving day. RYDA is a one-day program, conducted at an out of school venue, chosen to highlight crucial road safety messages. Supporting the graduate licensing schemes, the program focuses on the key government ‘big five’ road safety issues of speeding, drugs & alcohol, fatigue, seatbelts and distractions as well as the importance of driving as a social responsibility.
Further details have been emailed to parents via Parent Paperwork, however, parents can find detailed information and tips on how they can help with the road safety education of their son by visiting: http://www.rse.org.au/category/ryda/parent-resources/