Verbis - Term 3, Edition 5 2023 Verbis - Term 3, Edition 5 2023

14 September 2023

Year of Simplicity - Travelling Lightly

From our College Leadership Team
Principal - Mrs Dale Morrow
Acting Deputy Principal - Studies, Mr Martin Lobb
Deputy Principal - Students, Mrs Catherine Allen
Assistant Principal - Mission, Mrs Erica Qureshi

Principal - Mrs Dale Morrow

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This edition of Verbis is the last for the term. The students are no doubt looking forward to the two weeks break that is coming up before they have to jump back in to their studies and give of their best in the final term of the year. It is my hope that this short holiday is a restful break for all St Rita’s families and helps to renew our appreciation of all the wonderful gifts we have around us. 

The gifts that should be most precious to us are not those of the material world but of the spiritual world: the gift of love and care; the gift of regard; the gift of putting others before yourself. We have as an inspiration for this view in the wonderful example of Nano Nagle. Raised in a well-to-do family, it was in her adult life that Nano came to appreciate the hollowness of possessions and devoted her life to the poor, and lived a life of simplicity. Her family’s provenance, in many respects, gave Nano the wherewithal to be able to turn her life around and start her work with the poor children in the laneways of the city of Cork. It is not that possessions are wrong, it’s more to do with one’s relationship with them and what importance we place in having them, as opposed to using them to be able to help others where we can. It is an important message we would like our students to hear.

It is why we have as this year’s theme the idiom “Travelling Lightly”. It’s to remind us that one of the ways we can bring witness to the Presentation spirit is to be people who put the material world into perspective. We are not defined but what we own, nor how much we earn or the number and expanse of our contacts. It is only to the extent that these material things help us connect more deeply to others that they are valuable. With this attitude, we can travel lightly in life, concentrating more on interacting lovingly with others rather than being mindful and protective of what we hold. This leads to simple living.

In this day and age and in our society, the idea of living a simple life presents all of us with quite a challenge – it can be easy to lose perspective when surrounded by and exposed to so much comparative material wealth. How can one lead a simple life in a very sophisticated environment like ours? In large part, it all comes down to the choices we make and the extent to which we choose to buy in to popular culture. Your daughters will pick up eagerly on the example you set in how you relate to the material world. Those who uphold the Presentation spirit strive to embrace living lives of simplicity.

I would like to commend the student body on the way they embraced Term 3 this year. I have seen so many examples of students working hard- trying their best in everything they do. I have seen many involved in cocurricular sport, music and debating. I have seen them embrace their House well-being days and their Presentation ministries. I have seen the older students making our newest members feel welcome by volunteering to be here on a student free day, I have seen a great commitment to our outreach programs including Rosie’s, and big brekkie. I am very proud of them – I think the great majority of students live out our values and the motto action not words. I hope next term will also be a rewarding one for all students. Enjoy your break and I look forward to next term, ready to take on the challenges and milestones that will form part of our term.

I wish all families a lovely spring break. 

God Bless,

Mrs Dale Morrow


Congratulations to the Music students who held a wonderful Music gala last weekend. It is wonderful to see so many students enjoying creating music with their friends. My sincere thanks to the Music department for making these opportunities available for the students to perform.

I look forward to seeing good participation rates in the Term 4 sports. I am delighted to see the large number of students who are participating in cocurricular activities at the College. 

Acting Deputy Principal - Studies, Mr Martin Lobb

ATC Award Announcements

Year 12 students would have been notified yesterday if they are the recipient of a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal at ATC this year. These awards are determined based on the number of General subjects a student achieves 85% or greater or an A result in an Applied subject. The following criteria applies:

Gold medal – 5 or more subjects

Silver medal – 4 or more subjects

Bronze medal – 3 or more subjects

Students in Years 7 – 11 will be notified of ATC Awards on Friday 6 October during House Group. Year 7 & 8 students may receive Academic Excellence Awards and Years 9 – 11 students may be awarded First in Subject Awards. Students have until Monday 9 October at 9.00am to email Mr Lobb if they have a query about the awards.

The ATC Awards criteria can be view here.

Year 8 2024 Arts and Language Subject Selection

Year 7 students will need to select one language and one Arts subject to study for the duration of Year 8. The parent and student information session was held this week via zoom. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation can be found on the Year 8 2024 Subject Selection tile on MySRC. Students will be sent their online subject selection details from 7.00am on Saturday 7 October and they are due by Friday 13 October at 3.00pm. Students need to think carefully about their reserve subject selections as they may need to be allocated due to maximum number of classes. 

Deputy Principal - Students, Mrs Catherine Allen

As many of you will be aware, the Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run happens each year. This year the run will take place on Sunday October 15. QIMR Berghofer has selected our own Cate Horton, Year 8, to be their inaugural school Ambassador. What an honour. Congratulations Cate. 

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading medical research institute, renowned for efforts in both discovery and translational (real patient setting) research across hundreds of diseases and conditions within Cancer, Mental Health and Neuroscience, Infection and Inflammation and Population Health. We all know someone, if not ourselves, who will have benefitted from their wonderful work. Cate’s role will raise awareness and assist in fundraising. The event itself is a fun family event, from prams to sprints. It’s great for physical and mental health and social wellbeing. We invite our community to support and advocate as part of the QIMR Berghofer B2B team. Please consider supporting Cate or sign yourselves up for the event. There is both a 4.5km and 10km track, with both courses finishing at the Brisbane showgrounds. Please click here to join team QIMR Berghofer and click here for further details.

As Term 3 comes to an end I would like to thank everyone for the many ways you have contributed to our community. I hope that the break affords all students time to rest and rejuvenate, and for families sharing the break, that this is one that is happy. 

Assistant Principal - Mission, Mrs Erica Qureshi

The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers. Every year the WDMR is the last Sunday of September; in 2023 it will be celebrated on 24 September. As the title for his annual message, the Holy Father has chosen “Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay”. This is a time to develop our understanding of global migration and the rights of refugees.

For Catholics, our obligation to asylum seekers is not only to protect (as stipulated in the Refugee Convention) but to welcome and offer hospitality and compassion so that they may not feel isolated because of intolerance or disinterest.

Many of our students and staff have had the good fortune to have Ms Farzana Ahmadi come into their classrooms to speak of the experience of a refugee. Ms Ahmadi has been working with us in the College library during this term. Ms Ahmadi was originally from Afghanistan and arrived in Brisbane in February 2023 after spending three years in India as a refugee and is employed at St Rita’s through Multicultural Australia’s Work and Welcome program. This is a program that is funded by some staff members here at the College who each pay cycle contribute money to a fund which then forms the salary of our Work and Welcome employees. Ms Ahmadi speaks fluent English and has qualifications in political science, planning and policy. She has work experience as an English teacher and has volunteered as a librarian. Her family still lives in Afghanistan, and she is teaching her two younger sisters to speak English.

In the words of Pope Francis: “Dear brothers and sisters, and, in a special way, young people! If we want to cooperate with our heavenly Father in building the future, let us do so together with our brothers and sisters who are migrants and refugees. Let us build the future today! For the future begins today and it begins with each of us. We cannot leave to future generations the burden of responsibility for decisions that need to be made now, so that God’s plan for the world may be realized and his Kingdom of justice, fraternity, and peace may come.”

May we look upon those who are forced to flee from their home because of hatred and persecution with hearts of inseparable faith and hope. May we empower our Nation to be a land of welcome and love, as we seek always to meet the face of Jesus in all people.

Primary Years News
Head of Primary - Ms Georgina Howard
Catholic Mission Workshop
Year 5 Before and After School Expectations
Primary Awards
Term 4 Chess Club and Tech Club

Head of Primary - Ms Georgina Howard

As we come to the end of Term 3, our Primary students have been reflecting on their favourite moments over the last ten weeks. Term 3 has seen our Primary students engage in Primary Chess Club, record their first podcasts, create student-led lunchtime initiatives, celebrate their favourite characters in Book Week, learn new skills and broaden their knowledge across their subject areas and, most importantly, have fun along the way. 

Thank you to all of the staff and students who make our Primary Years such a special and exciting place to be. I hope our Primary families have a wonderful, well-deserved break over the holidays and look forward to Term 4.

Catholic Mission Workshop

Recently, our Year 5 students participated in a Catholic Mission Workshop. Students engaged in an interactive and interesting workshop that prompted reflections about global inequality through the game The Haves and the Have Nots. Students offered thoughtful and reflective insights and worked in small groups to build a soccer ball that we will use as part of our participation in Socktober this year. Thank you to Sue Williams and Catholic Mission for facilitating this opportunity for our Year 5 students. 

Year 5 Before and After School Expectations

A communication from Mrs Morrow regarding Year 5 expectations for before and after school hours was sent to Year 5 families on Monday 11 September. Please refer to this communication for details. 

Primary Awards

Congratulations to the following students who received awards over the last few weeks:

Pillar Awards: Zara W, Millicent H, Ivy H, Isabella A, Emma D, Sienna S, Mia M, Navita S, Chloe M, Grace P, Sofia C, Zilla M, Alessandra G, Bridget M, Mary L, Mimi D

Learner Quality Awards: Ruby Z, Isabelle C, Violet W, Eva M, Savannah D, Alexandra T, Havanah G, Francesca C, Kristina B, Angelique D, Quinn L, Ava B, Ava M, Piper K, Marley G, Sadie B, Paige C, Scarlett R, Elizabeth B, Thea T, Tilly P, Ebony A

Term 4 Chess Club and Tech Club

We are excited to be offering Primary Chess Club again in Term 4 as well as our Primary Tech Club. Please register for these afternoon activities using the links or via the QR codes in the flyers below.

Faculty News


After an exciting term learning about forces and studying the physics of catapults, the Year 7 students finished off the term with some design challenges, including a marble run, where the students had to build a design that would demonstrate their understanding of forces, as well as for the run to last for as close to a minute as possible. Many creative designs were built. Well done to our young engineers!

Speech and Communication
New Student Enrolment

New Student Enrolment

Limited places have become available for Term 4 Enrolment.  

Please contact for more information.  

*Current students do not need to re enrol as enrolment carries over.  

Music News - Mr Craig Kennedy, Head of Cocurricular Music
Music Gala
Year 5 Music Immersion Concert
Australian Honours Ensemble Program & State Honours Ensemble Program
Senior Music Finale
Upcoming Events in Term 4

Music Gala

What a fabulous day we had last Saturday where we were able to celebrate the final performances for our Year 12 Music students and enjoy all our music department had to offer. This day was a culmination of many hours of rehearsals and preparation with each group presenting some very well-received performances.

The Music Gala is an enormous logistical undertaking that involves the organisation of students, teachers, parents and volunteers from the Music Support Group. The day involved over 20 ensembles who presented more than 5 hours of performances across multiple venues. To prepare for the day there was around 6 hours of setting up and movement of equipment and during the afternoon the Music Support Group were essential to the festivities with the organisation of 2 bar areas, a BBQ and a raffle with $1000 worth of prizes.

Congratulations and thank you to the many people who made the day such a success and particularly to all of the ensemble directors and music staff who work tirelessly with our students each and every day to challenge and encourage them to reach their potential.

Year 5 Music Immersion Concert

Last Wednesday night our Year 5 parents were treated to a wonderful debut performance from our Music Immersion Strings and Band students in the Trinity Auditorium. Learning an instrument provides many challenges and this experience has given our students the chance to grow and reach beyond their comfort zone. All of these students now have an appreciation for performing and the development of a musician’s skill set: diligence, persistence and perseverance. Congratulations to all our Year 5 musicians who rose to the challenge. We look forward to seeing many of you in future concerts.

Australian Honours Ensemble Program & State Honours Ensemble Program

We would like to wish well the many music students who will be participating in the Australian Honours Ensemble Program and the State Honours Ensemble Program being held at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music over the September holidays. These two programs are designed for the most advanced secondary school music students so our students who have been accepted to attend rank amongst some of the best secondary musicians within the state. Attending one of these programs is such an amazing opportunity for our students who inevitably come back to school inspired and eager to share their experience with others.

Senior Music Finale

As Term 3 comes to a close, so does the many years of commitment that has been made by our Year 12 Music students. Many of these students have been involved since Year 7 and have made lifelong friendships that always seem to carry on beyond school. We look forward to celebrating and honouring this cohort during the Senior Music Finale being held in the Trinity Auditorium tomorrow evening, Friday 15 September at 6.00pm.

Upcoming Events in Term 4

We would like to extend an invitation to anyone in our extended community to join us for any of our upcoming performances and events. You would be most welcome. For further details to see if there is something that may interest you, please follow this link:

Sport News - Mr Joshua White, Director of Sport
Water Polo
Touch Football
CaSSSA Wednesday Sport
CaSSSA Rugby 7s Gala
College Tennis Championships

Water Polo

We are looking forward to the new Water Polo season commencing soon. A reminder that Water Polo pre-season will be commencing over the holidays. Please see your emails for all allocated times for age groups. Please reach out to if you have any questions.

Touch Football

All Hallows' Touch Football Tournament

This was the Second Tournament in which the Opens and 15s team have competed in this Season. Congratulations to our Opens and 15s Touch Football Teams who competed at the All Hallows’ Touch Football Tournament on Sunday 10 September at Tennyson. Both teams competed extremely well, in which there was some tough competition. Both teams had some fantastic wins and nail-biting close games. Superb effort from all the players and coaching staff involved.

We are now looking forward to the QLD All Schools Tournament, in which our Opens Team will be competing in. This will take place week 1 Term 4 from Friday 6 October – Sunday 8 October on the Gold Coast.

Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA)

Club Touch Football is heating up. We are now at the halfway point of the Season. All teams have competed extremely well, and we look forward to seeing what all teams can achieve for the remainder of the Season. Well done to all teams so far this season.

CaSSSA Wednesday Sport

Our Term 3 CaSSSA Sport is finishing up this week, with all our teams playing in their final fixture on Wednesday 13th September. Thanks to everyone for playing this season. We are working hard behind the scenes to develop our Touch Football, Football and Basketball programs. Whilst SRC Touch now has a presence in the Club space, there will always be the opportunity to play within CaSSSA. Similarly, we are working on adding further opportunities within our Basketball and Football programs into 2024, to develop our depth and skill.

 Our aim for CaSSSA Sport is to nominate some competitive teams allowing students to have the opportunity to represent their school at a high level. But also, CaSSSA Sport, importantly, will always cater to those who want to try a new sport, play socially with friends, or make new friends. Finding the balance of what the commitment looks like for both playing levels is proving to be the challenge, and we will continue to work on this model for 2024. If anyone would like to provide any feedback or recommendations for CaSSSA Sport moving forward, we encourage you to contact us.

Good luck to all teams for their final game, and we look forward now to our Term 4 CaSSSA teams who will be participating in Junior AFL and Intermediate Basketball.

CaSSSA Rugby 7s Gala

U13 Team

The U13 students combined with some players from Brigidine College to form a team in the U13 competition. After four pool games they had 3 wins and a loss which meant that they qualified for the grand final as the winners of their pool. Mt St Michael won the other pool. Unfortunately, MSM were too strong and well organized beating us to take out the tournament. It was a great effort from a group of students who mostly had not played rugby before. To get through five games in one day was a huge effort.

U15 Team

The U15 team was a mix of students who play rugby on a regular basis and those who were new to the game. There are some very good players in the U15 team and arguably the best player in the whole U15 grade was Rose Acklin who is a good all-round player but who’s speed and agility was too much for all opposition teams to handle, scoring a bucket load of tries throughout the day.

After winning all three pool games the U15 went straight through to the final and came up against a very good Mt Alvernia team who were also unbeaten. Each team scored three tries but the difference was in the goal kicking where Tara Williams put here AFL ability to good use kicking all three conversions for a 21-17 win. Congratulations on becoming the CaSSSA U15 Champions.

U18 Team

The U17 team were a group of students who had mostly played rugby before with the addition of a couple of new girls to the team. They had a round robin competition with five teams. They had one win and three losses by less than five points in some very tight encounters. The improvement in this group of players from earlier in the year was great to see.


Netball ends out the term with the Vicki Wilson Primary School Cup, this weekend 16th and 17th September. We wish the team all the best for their games and know we will hear some great things from the weekend.

Term 4 netball begins week 1 of Term 4 with our Junior Y7 & 8 netballers taking the court for the final CaSSSA season of the year. Keep an eye on emails for all information regarding netball next term.

College Tennis Championships

The College tennis Championships were held at Nudgee College on Saturday the 9th September. We had the largest number of students competing in the championships since they started which is great for the sport.

The winners of the age grades were as follows:

Primary Singles - Myla H

Primary Doubles – Myla H & Isla P

Junior Singles – Isla F

Junior Doubles – Sophie M & Sage Newcome B

Intermediate Singles – Elke C

Intermediate Doubles – Gabriella S & Anvi T

Open Singles – Kara N

Open Doubles – Elke C & Isla F

The Knowles Cup is starting next term and the final squads will be announced by the end of the week. Training for this will start in week one of term four.

Parents and Friends Association
P&F Car Raffle Winner

P&F Car Raffle Winner

During our Father and Daughter Breakfast last month, we had the pleasure of revealing the winner of the coveted prize from our Parents & Friends Association's primary fundraising event for the year 2023. It is with great excitement that we introduce the lucky winner of the raffle: Mr. Brett Hooker, who now proudly owns a brand-new vehicle.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated in this fundraiser and rallied behind the P&F Association's noble cause. Your unwavering support enables our College to continue offering exceptional learning environments and enriching opportunities for our students. We would also like to express our appreciation to the P&F Association for their dedication and hard work in orchestrating this remarkable fundraising endeavor.

Important Dates
Upcoming Dates to Note

Upcoming Dates to Note

  • Friday 15 September - Netball Awards Night
  • Friday 15 September - Senior Music Finale
  • Friday 15 September - Term 3 Concludes
  • Saturday 16 - Monday 2 September - School Holidays
  • Saturday 16 - Sunday 17 September- Vicki Wilson Primary Netball Championships
  • Monday 2 October - Public Holiday
  • Tuesday 3 October - Term 4 Commences
  • Thursday 5 October - Term 4 School Photos
  • Thursday 5 October - 10GSC Excursion to Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital
  • Thursday 5 October - Year 10 Justice Forum
  • Friday 6 October - Year 8 Drama: Shake and Stir
  • Friday 6 October - Year 7 2024 Orientation Day
  • Friday 6 - Sunday 8 October October - All Schools Touch Competition
  • Saturday 7 October - Year 8 2024 Subject Selection
  • Saturday 7 October - Knowles Cup Tennis Round 1 & 2 commences
  • Saturday 7 October - Water Polo Round 1 commences
  • Monday 9 - Thursday 12 October - Year 10 Camp
  • Monday 9 October - Hogan Colour Day
  • Tuesday 10 October - Rinse Aid
  • Friday 13 October - Year 12 Last Day of Classes/Guard of Honour and Hat Throw
  • Saturday 14 October - Knowles Cup Tennis Round 3 & 4
  • Monday 16 October - Annual Thanksgiving Celebration (ATC)
  • Wednesday 18 October - Year 11 P.A.R.T.Y
  • Friday 20 - Sunday 22 October - Junior Volleyball Schools Cup
  • Saturday 21 October - College Race Day Event
Upcoming Events
Save the Date: Annual Thanksgiving Celebration and Presentation of College Awards - Monday 16 October
Annual College Race Day - Saturday 21 October
Senior Music Finale - Friday 15 September
Netball Awards Night - Friday 15 September
College Photo Day Schedule - Thursday 5 October
Rita's Rinse Aid for Relief 2023 - Tuesday 10 October
Year 12 Term 4 Program
Service Roster

Save the Date: Annual Thanksgiving Celebration and Presentation of College Awards - Monday 16 October

We are excited to inform you about our upcoming Annual Thanksgiving Celebration and Presentation of College Awards. 


Date: Monday 16 October

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Main Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall

See below for important event details:

  • Year 12 award recipients was announced on Wednesday 13 September.
  • All other awardees will be announced on Friday 6 October.
  • Ticket will be available from Monday 9 October.

Further details regarding the event will be provided in Term 4.

Please note that ATC is a mandatory event for all students in Years 7, 11, 12 and awardees. 

Annual College Race Day - Saturday 21 October

Join us for our 2023 St Rita's College Race Day and enjoy exclusive access to the St Ledger Lawn Marquee situated trackside in the heart of the action, at Eagle Farm Racecourse. 

Saturday 21 October, 2023

12.00pm - 5.00pm

St Ledger Lawn Marquee, Eagle Farm Racecourse

Book your tickets today.

Mingle on arrival in the lounge area, be seated in style whilst indulging in a first class all-day buffet, enjoy our all-day Gold beverage package (includes a selection of wines, sparkling, beers and soft drink) and at any time, literally step outside to the rails to watch the horses thundering past!

There will be prizes for the best dressed in our Fashions on the Field event and sensational Raffle prizes to be won.

Hosted by the College Sports Subcommittee, this event will be compered by Loretta Ryan, leading personality of ABC morning radio, and all proceeds will support resources for the students of St Rita's College.

Senior Music Finale - Friday 15 September

The Senior Music Finale of St Rita's College is set to take place at our Trinity Centre Auditorium on Friday 15 September 2023. This occasion is dedicated to commemorating and bidding adieu to our Year 12 Music students, all the while expressing our heartfelt gratitude to their families for their unwavering support

Netball Awards Night - Friday 15 September

A reminder that our Netball Awards Night will be held on Friday 15 September, 2023. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our students. 

College Photo Day Schedule - Thursday 5 October

The next College Photo Day will be held on Thursday 5 October. Please view the full schedule here and take note of any relevant uniform requirements.

  • CaSSSA Track and Field Team
  • Sports Representative
  • Music
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • AFL
  • Rugby 7s
  • Tennis
  • Science Ambassadors
  • Da Vinci Squad
  • Social Justice

Students who are new to the College are required to have their photo taken before school in the Eirene Centre. If you have missed the opportunity for a sibling photo, this can also be taken at this time.

A reminder to students that no make up is allowed.

Should you wish to purchase any photos, please contact QLD Schools Photography directly on or 3216 6777.

Rita's Rinse Aid for Relief 2023 - Tuesday 10 October

Rita’s Rinse for relief is our proud effort to help Afghan girls who cannot receive an education. In our Year of Simplicity, it is a fun and simple fundraiser to show our support for these people in need.

All donations will support the Malala fund. The Malala fund, founded in 2013, supports Afghan education advocates who offer alternative education program's for girls while schools remain closed. Please click here for more details. 

On Tuesday 10 October at lunchtime, four St Rita’s teams will each take a rinse and that rinse will be determined by the amount of donations their team attracts.

So, donate now! We will keep the College community posted on the donation tallies as they progress.

Please click here for further details and to make a donation. Every contribution no matter its size holds the potential to effect meaningful change.

Year 12 Term 4 Program

As our Year 12 students approach their final weeks at St Rita’s College, there are a number of celebrations that we enter into as a community to recognise their journey. Earlier this week a comprehensive list of Year 12, Term 4 events were distributed to Year 12 parents and guardians, and we look forward to celebrating these very important milestones with the Year 12 students and their families.

Please remember that our Year 12 students are still actively engaged in classes. Their timetables continue through to Friday 13 October and curriculum content continues to be taught. Every lesson is an opportunity for learning and an opportunity to be better equipped for their external exams and, unless on Exam Block, every Year 12 student is expected to be at school and in class each day.

Year 12 Parents and Guardians can visit MySRC for full details

Service Roster

Big Brekky

Students are to meet the supervising staff member at Student Services at 5.55am. Students are to wear modest comfortable clothing.

Tuesday 26 September: Nicole Kowitz, Taylor Ropelin, Emily Barber and Sierra Pennisi

Tuesday 3 October: Abbey Moten, Gracie Turner, Abbey Self and Eliza Smith

Tuesday 10 October: Lucy Aggs, Bronte Flook, Abby Burke, Chelsea Hopsick.

College Notices
Notice of Student Departure
Applications Open for Year 5, 2025 and Year 7, 2027
Policy Reminder
Mobile Phone Usage

Notice of Student Departure

Any families who will not be returning to St Rita’s College in 2024, we kindly ask you to advise our College Principal in writing at your earliest convenience –

As per our Conditions of Enrolment, A full Term’s notice in writing must be given to the Principal before any student is withdrawn. The notice must be given no later than one (1) week prior to the end of the preceding Term. If this notice is not given, we agree to pay one (1) Term’s tuition fees. 

Applications Open for Year 5, 2025 and Year 7, 2027

Applications are open for Year 5, 2025 and Year 7, 2027. Applications will close on 25 January 2024.

Policy Reminder

We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone in our community of the College's commitment to receiving and responding to complaints in line with the St Rita's Complaints Handling Policy. This Policy is available via the Policies and Reports page of our website. Please be mindful of the stages of resolution in the process, and in particular, the guidance on page 5 regarding what should be included in a complaint. 

St Rita's College staff remain committed to our Code of Conduct and to fostering respectful relationships between all members of our community. 

We thank our staff for their commitment to our students and our community for their support of our staff.  

Mobile Phone Usage

A reminder that students are not to make payment with their mobile phones at the Pantry, Boutique or Library. Students are required to use a credit/debit card. Carrying cash is not encouraged but can be accepted for payments. Mobile phones are to be turned off and placed in lockers from 8.30am - 3.05pm. All students and parents are asked to familiarise themselves with our College Mobile Phones/Devices Policy available via MySRC. 

The Boutique has moved to Qkr!
Boutique Cut-Off Times
Year 7 - 2024 Uniform Fittings
Sale Items
Opening Hours

The Boutique has moved to Qkr!

We are pleased to announce the online Boutique has moved to Qkr!  

Qkr (pronounced 'quicker') is a mobile app designed to provide a seamless and convenient online ordering and payment process. The College first introduced Qkr in January, with the launch of online ordering for The Pantry via the app. Now, we are proud to provide easy access to our online Boutique catalogue via the same platform. 

Qkr has replace our current online ordering website for the Boutique. Getting started is easy - simply download the Qkr! pp on your Apple or Android device, then find St Rita’s College in the app, by searching for St Rita's College and create a student profile for each of your children. You will be asked to provide your student’s ID number, so please have this ready. Click here for full step-by-step instructions. Parents who prefer to use website ordering can create their account and log in at: 

Product categories from the old website have been mapped over to Qkr, for your convenience. We have also kept the option to arrange product fittings at the College, if required.  

Boutique Cut-Off Times

Orders received prior to 9:00 am Tuesday-Friday will be available to collect from the Boutique from 11:00 am the same day. Orders received after 9:00 am will be available for collection the following business day after 11:00 am.   

The Boutique opening hours remains the same: 

Monday – Closed 

Tuesday to Friday – 7:30 am—9:00 am & 11:00 am—3:30 pm 

Should you have any questions regarding the new ordering process, please contact our Boutique Coordinator, Ms Laurinda Hinder via email

Year 7 - 2024 Uniform Fittings

Current students in Year 6 will have a uniform fitting for their Year 7 uniform (Formal Dress, Sports Skirt & Bike Pants) during school hours in Term 4. Parents are not required to attend. 

More information will be advised to parents/caregivers at the beginning of Term 4.

Sale Items

Sale items are available to purchase via the Qkr! App or in store. LIMITED STOCK available. 

  • Water Polo Suits - $85
  • Bike Shorts (cotton) - $25
  • Music Uniforms – $50
  • Netball Dresses - $60
  • Track Suits – from $40
  • Vest - $20

Opening Hours

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 7.30am - 9.00am & 11.00am - 3.30pm

Term Time only - All orders placed over the school holidays will be available for collection, Week 1 of Term 4. 

Community Notices
Queensland Police Service, September School Holidays
Code Camp
BMTA Holiday Camp, September School Holidays

Queensland Police Service, September School Holidays

Parents and Guardians are requested to read information from the Queensland Police Service relating to North Stradbroke Island, a popular location for many Year 11 and 12 students in the first week of the September holidays, predominantly at Point Lookout. 

The community and island economy welcomes all holidaying families to this beautiful island but realistically the first ten days of the September Holidays has presented many challenges for Police and the community over the last twenty years due to those wishing to celebrate in an unlawful and unruly manner. This results in almsot 20% of statistics for the year in the aforementioned 10 days. 

Please click here for further details. Should you have any queries please find the contact details below.

Leisa Battley, Administration officer | Dunwich Police Station

Workplace Health and Safety Advisor | Queensland Police Service

Phone: 07 3409 6020, Email:

Code Camp

Code camp are currently on sale for the upcoming Spring holidays and have programs running at various schools around St Rita's College. St Rita's students are invited to join the creative tech school holiday camps.

More details can be found here. 

BMTA Holiday Camp, September School Holidays

The BMTA School Holiday Camp is aimed at 5-12 year old's and provides a fun, inclusive experience to help develop players touch football skills and learn touch football. Please click here for further details.

Call out for Pantry Volunteers

We are on the lookout for Term 4 Pantry volunteers.

If you are able to offer your support for a few hours during the week, the Pantry team would love to hear from you!

Volunteers are required from (ideally) 8.30am to 2.00pm each day, however, if you needed to 'drop off' other children and start later this can be accommodated. No catering or Pantry experience is necessary and full training is provided.

If you can assist, please email the Pantry and advise of your weekday availability, name and telephone number. 

Please consider giving your time to assist our service to your daughters. All support to fill our Term 4 Pantry volunteer roster is greatly appreciated.