Set for Seven Set for Seven

Year 7, 2024

In a few short months your daughter will commence Year 7 and we look forward to welcoming your family as an important member of our Senior School and wider St Rita’s College community.

We understand that the transition to high school can be met with a mix of emotions for both students and parents, so we have prepared the following information to help ease these concerns and prepare families and students for the exciting learning journey ahead.

Orientation Handbook

The Year 7 2024 Orientation Handbook provides families with a host of important College information:

  • Important dates and onboarding information
  • Key staff contacts
  • First Day Of School information
  • College account credentials, student care information and support accounts
  • Boutique (Uniform Shop) information and ordering
  • Technology device information and ordering
  • Stationery information and ordering
  • Curriculum information
  • Year 7 Camp
  • Cocurricular Activities
  • Fee information
  • Transport options
  • Pantry (Tuckshop) ordering
  • College expectations and procedures
  • General information about the College
  • Community involvement
  • Campus map

We recommend keeping this book in a handy place until you are familiar with College provisions and routines.

Onboarding Checklist
Activate your College Account
Update your Contact Details
Book a Uniform Fit Out Appointment
Place Stationery Order
Library Orientation (New Students Only)
Order a Technology Device
Book an IT Connection Day Session (All new students and only continuing students with new devices)
Cocurricular Music
Cocurricular Sport
Cocurricular Debating
Cocurricular Speech and Communication
Set Up an Operoo Profile
Respond to Operoo Requests
Download the QKR! App
FACTS Online Payment Portal
College Communication

Activate your College Account

Over the coming weeks all parents and guardians will receive an email containing onboarding instructions and login credentials for your St Rita’s College parent account.

Once created, this account will allow access to various College systems including:

  • MySRC (Learning Management System and Parent Portal)
  • College Mobile App
  • College Community Portal 

Should you have any questions or experience trouble logging in please contact the St Rita’s College IT Team via

Update your Contact Details

It is important that parents and guardians always keep their contact details up to date, and advise the College of any changes to home and/or work email addresses and telephone numbers. If a parent or guardian needs to be contacted urgently due to illness or accident, telephone is used.

To be directed to the MySRC portal to update your details, Click Here.
Please note: you may only do this once your MySRC login and password are released to you. Account activation information will be sent directly to your inbox. 

Once your College account is activated, you can review and update your details via MySRC and also ensure emergency contacts are up to date on Operoo (see below).

Book a Uniform Fit Out Appointment

New students

The Boutique (Uniform Shop) will be open for pre-booked uniform fit out appointments for new students between Saturday 4 November and Thursday 23 November 2023. If you have twins commencing in Year 7 at the College, please book separate consecutive appointments. 

All new students must make a 45-minute appointment. This booking link is specifically for NEW Year 7 students. Please click here to book your appointment - New Year 7 Students only.

Continuing Students

Continuing students do not need to book a fit out appointment. 

All continuing students will undertake their formal uniform fitting during school hours in Term 4. Sizing will be provided to parents for online ordering. 

All orders are to be placed via the Qkr! App no later than Sunday 5 November 2023.   

Students also require a combination lock (no key lock) to secure their high school locker and keep their belongings safe. Please add a lock (preferably a resettable lock) to your online Boutique order or source via an external supplier ahead of the first day of school.

Contact the Boutique via 

Place Stationery Order

Stationery and workbook requirements are published on the MK Educational Supplies website. If your child already has the required equipment, you do not need to purchase new equipment. The workbooks, however, must be purchased.

Instructions to place order:

  • At the top of the MK Educational Supplies website select St Rita’s College and your child’s Year level, select Girl, then View Book List.
  • Place a tick beside your child’s relevant subjects and tick beside A: General Stationary Requirements (additional to items for selected subjects). Please select all subjects and purchase all equipment listed for Year 7 students.
  • Show Subjects: to reveal the required equipment and workbooks.

Stationery and workbook orders are due Friday 17 November 2023.

Nominated delivery dates will be shown at the top of the order form and emailed to you at the time of ordering.

  • Home delivery will be from Monday 11 December. A tracking number will be provided once the order is dispatched.
  • Store collection is from Monday 11 December - Saturday 23 December only, between 9.00am to 5.00pm (9.00am to 2.00pm Saturday).

The stationery items listed are the minimum requirements. Parents and Guardians are welcome to purchase suppliers other than MK Educational Supplies. Where brand, style or model is noted, this exact item must be purchased.

Library Orientation (New Students Only)

Library Orientation Afternoons (New students only)

Tuesday 21 November, Wednesday 22 November, Thursday 23 November
3.45pm - 4.45pm
Click here to register. Registration closes Friday 17 November.

Orientation afternoons with Library staff are an adventure of discovery and fun as students connect with friends, explore their new Library and borrow books for the holidays!

Whether an avid reader, or not, we know your daughter will enjoy attending. 

There is no charge for this event, however registration is essential. 

Order a Technology Device

The College operates a Bring Your Own Device program (BYOD). Parents and Guardians can choose to purchase a device independently or through our IT provider, Datacom.

The College preference for students is an Apple Mac device. The minimum requirement for each student is a primary device that has a SSD Hard Drive of 256GB and running an M2 Chip. It is recommended to purchase Apple Care+ Program.

School software provided: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Antivirus Protection.

Datacom Purchasing Portal 

The Datacom Purchasing Portal lists all Apple Mac device options and accessories that are suitable for the College’s curriculum. Each laptop is bundled with a high-quality protective hardcover case.

From Monday 16 October parents and guardians can visit the Datacom purchasing portal and create an account to purchase a device. Please use Access Code: saintr2023 to access the portal website, prior to setting up your account. 

Alternatively, please contact Datacom via or 07 3199 9269.

Laptop Collection Day

Parents and Guardians who purchase a device through Datacom will receive information and updates regarding collection dates. Devices will be available for pick up from the St Rita’s College Library.

Collection dates are subject to change, pending supply chain delivery:

  • Tuesday 28 November 2023
  • Thursday 14 December 2023
  • Tuesday 16 January 2024

Datacom representatives will be onsite on collection day to assist with any questions.

Book an IT Connection Day Session (All new students and only continuing students with new devices)

IT Connection Day is Monday 22 January 2024 

New Students 

All new students are required to book and attend an IT Connection Day Session. Please click here to book your IT Connection Day session.

IT Connection Day will cover:

  • Onboarding the device
  • Connection to the College Wireless Network
  • Installation of Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Signing in to Office 365
  • Signing in to MySRC

Continuing Students

Continuing students using existing devices are already connected to the College network, this connection will carry into 2024 and they do not need to book in. 

Continuing students who will be using a new device, different from the one they used in 2023, will be required to book and attend an IT Connection Day Session.

Cocurricular Music

All new students wishing to enrol in the Music program at St Rita's College, or continuing students who wish to join the program, are to complete a Music Enrolment Form. Please click here to complete the form.

A separate application should be completed for each instrument to be studied. Enrolment for continuing students carries over each year and does not require a new form to be completed, unless there is a change to the lesson type of their current enrolment.

Once you have completed the Music Enrolment Form, there is nothing else that you need to do. All lessons and ensemble rehearsals will commence in Week 2, Term 1 2024.

Please see the College Schedule of Fees for current Music fees and review the Orientation Booklet for additional information on The Beginner Guitar program, Music tuition and ensembles.

For further information, please contact the Music Department via 

Cocurricular Sport

All Year 7 students wishing to enrol in the Term 1 2024 Sports program at St Rita's College are to complete a Sport Offerings Enrolment Form. Please click here to complete the form.

This form contains trials, training and fee information on the following Term 1 offerings:

  • BMTA Club Touch Football
  • CaSSSA Tennis
  • Swimming

Nominations close Wednesday 1 November 2023.

For further information, please contact the Sports Department via

Club Netball Registration 

St Rita’s College will be entering netball teams into the DPNA Club competition, held on Saturdays.

Click here to register and for trial dates and additional information.

Cocurricular Debating

Debating Year 7 2024

In Week 1, Term 1 students will be organised into Debating teams. All teams consist of four members and teams can be made with friends or new team mates.

Year 7 Debating Competitions

  • Brisbane Girls Debating Association (BGDA) competition - February to May.
  • Queensland Debating Union (QDU) competition - February to September. 

Only four QDU teams and four BGDA teams compete.

Coaching will commence in Week 2, Term 1 ahead of the first round of BGDA debates (20 February) and QDU (7 March).

Click here for additional information on the Year 7 2024 Debating Program.

When you register for the Debating Program you are committing to one or both competitions.

Click here to register your interest in the Debating ProgramNominations close Tuesday 23 January 2024.

For further information, please contact Debating Coordinator, Mrs Lorraine Specogna via

Cocurricular Speech and Communication

Private and small group Speech and Communication tuition is available during school hours on a rotational timetable. Fees apply as set by the Tutor and are billed and payable through the College accounts.

For further information, please contact Ms Hannah Jones via

Set Up an Operoo Profile

Operoo is an online consent form and care information platform used to manage health and safety information for our students.

Though the Operoo platform, parents can update student medical information providing College staff with instant access to the most accurate emergency information to assist us in providing care for your daughter. Operoo is also an electronic version of the paper-based forms previously filled in for excursions, camps, etc.

New Families 

Parents and guardians will receive an email invitation from the College to join Operoo and to enter student details. The information you enter will only be visible to relevant staff tasked with the care of your daughter and is managed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. 

Please note: Operoo accounts for new families will be created in early November and will be sent directly to your inbox with log in details.

Continuing Families 

Existing student profiles remain the same.

Respond to Operoo Requests

Once you have set up your Operoo profile you will be notified to complete a variety of online consent forms and care information requests including:

  • Year 7 Camp permission forms
  • Ensure contact details and emergency contact information is up to date
  • Information update for Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

Parents should not delay in responding to an Operoo request. Matters communicated through Operoo are generally permission-based requests and should be attended to promptly. Response requests from Operoo will continue to be sent to your inbox, on a very frequent basis, until you have attended to the matter.

Download the QKR! App

Qkr! (Pronounced “Quicker”) is a safe, secure and easy way to order school items using a mobile phone or tablet. It allows parents and guardians to pay for Pantry (Tuckshop) and Boutique (Uniform Shop) items using a credit or debit card without pre-loading funds to a third party account.

Download the Qkr! App from the App Store or Google Play and register an account to create student profiles. Note: You may already have a QKR! Account as the platform operates across schools. 

Qkr! App instructions can be accessed here. 

Please note: new families to the College require your daughter's Student ID number to set up your Qkr! account. This information will be available in the new year via MySRC. To locate your daughter's Student ID number click on the information found under 'My Students'.

FACTS Online Payment Portal

The College uses the online payment system, FACTS, for fee payment management.

The FACTS online portal will allow you to establish a payment plan for school fees that suits your circumstances. These options will include Direct Debit and Credit Card payments (weekly, fortnightly, monthly, by Term, bi-annually or annually), or Third Party payment options (for example, payment by another person on your behalf). The system also provides alerts and information to help you manage your payment plan over time. FACTS will also notify parents of any new cocurricular charges to your account, with your payment plan automatically being adjusted and eliminating the need for one-off payments or playing catch up at the end of the school year.

New Families

New families to the College will receive an email invitation to the FACTS online payment portal where you can set up your account. This will be sent in January 2024. FACTS provide dedicated phone support within Australia to assist you in the establishment of your account and with any ongoing enquiries.

Continuing Families 

Continuing family accounts remain the same. Families who have an existing account with FACTS will have their additional student automatically uploaded.


Fees are issued annually in January and are due and payable within 30 days. You may elect to pay your fees in full, up front, or periodically by semester, term, monthly, fortnightly or weekly. All cocurricular activities, camps and excursions are invoiced by Term.

Those looking to finance fees over an extended period of time might like to use Edstart. If for any reason you experience difficulty paying your account please contact the Business Manager, Mr Ed Gleeson, as soon as possible on (07) 3862 1615.

College Communication


The College uses the student learning management system and parent portal, MySRC, to keep students and parents informed. Each parent and guardian has a unique login and your personal login credentials are issued to you via email.

Once logged in to MySRC you will be able to view:

  • Your child’s timetable, classes and teacher email addresses.
  • Due dates for assessable work for each subject, with feedback on the assessment where relevant.
  • Continuous Reporting information.
  • Information on cocurriculuar activities and schedules.
  • Your own contact details for checking (and updating if required).
  • Your child’s House information.
  • College News and the College Calendar.
  • Links to useful College information.
  • Parent support groups you can join (click Join a Group or Activity from the side menu)

St Rita’s College App

The St Rita’s College App is available on Google Play for Android and Apple App Store for iOS. Please download in January so you do not miss any start of year notifications.

It is essential that all parents and guardians download the app on their mobile phones. Once downloaded, you can manage your notification settings and tailor your Year level and Cocurricular subscriptions to your child. Please ensure push notifications are turned on in settings so you don’t miss out on any important notices.

Verbis Newsletter

Verbis is the College newsletter, published online each fortnight and distributed through the College App and MySRC. Parents and Guardians are asked to read the newsletter every fortnight as it is a key source of important information for the whole school community.

Important Dates
First Day of School: Tuesday 23 January 2024
Year 7 Camp: 21 - 23 February 2024
Additional Resources
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First Day of School: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Year 7 and Year 12 students are to wear their House shirt and brown St Rita’s sports skirt/shorts, sports runners, socks and House bucket hat to school on the first day - Tuesday 23 January 2024.

Year 7 students will be met by their Year 12 Big Sister on arrival at school. Please arrive via the Acqua Rosa Pool Driveway on Enderley Road from 7.50am for an 8.30am start. Students will be guided by staff and/or their big sister. We are unable to welcome parents onto campus at this time.

What to bring on the first day of school

Year 7 students will be required to bring their stationery and devices on the first day of school. These items are to be placed in their locker which will be assigned to students during the course of their first day on campus. Students are to bring their locker lock, purchased from the College Boutique.

Textbooks are provided digitally through the Box of Books (BoB) online platform. Students will be guided through this process as required with the assistance of library and teaching staff. There is no need for parents or students to do anything with regard to textbooks.

Year 7 Camp: 21 - 23 February 2024

Year 7 Camp: Wednesday 21 February - Friday 23 February 2024

Based at Mapleton, Students in Year 7 spend one night in residential accommodation and one night camping in tents.

This camp focuses on getting to know new and old classmates and having fun together, the program involves beginner level activities such as the flying fox, canoeing, bush walking and abseiling.

The camp is fully catered for and includes breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper, catering for most special diets and allergies. Arrangements can be made for students with complex special diets.

Consent forms and additional information will be sent via Operoo.

Additional Resources

The St Rita’s College School TV platform provides resources to support the parenting of young people.

SchoolTV resources assist parents and guardians to start conversations on topics that are sometimes awkward or difficult to tackle and help build relationships, foster connections, enable understanding and break down barriers to navigate a pathway towards better mental health and wellbeing for young people.

Through the St Rita’s College School TV platform parents and guardians can access research, videos, fact sheets, books, apps, websites and other resources from leading specialists and organisations on a range of topics.

Check out the school transition resources here.

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