Welcome to Term 3, 2021 Welcome to Term 3, 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

Term 3 commences next week, beginning with the Student Free Day on Monday 12 July and the return to campus by students on Tuesday 13 July. 

There are numerous notifications for all parents/carers to be aware of, along with many reminders. It is particularly important that all parents/carers take the time to read though the information:

  • Uniform Policy
  • Emergency Contact - Urgent Updating Required
  • Validity of Student Go Cards
  • Student Parent Teacher Interviews (bookings close tonight)
  • Academic Transcripts and Reports
  • SET Plan and VETiS Meetings
  • Students who are unwell 
  • Parents/Visitors coming on to Campus - Face Masks and Check-In Qld App Mandatory
  • Safe Driving and the Enderley Road Crossing
  • Students Waiting for Buses on Enderley Road
  • College Supporter Gear
  • Carnival News - Sunday 25 July

We look forward to seeing the girls back at the College on Tuesday. 
Kind regards

Mrs Anna Roberts

Manager - Community Development

Important Information
Uniform Policy
Emergency Contact - Urgent Updating Required
Validity of Student Go Cards
Reminder Student Parent Teacher Interviews
Academic Transcripts and Reports
Reminder - SET Plans and VETiS Meetings
Students who are Unwell
Parents/Visitors coming on to Campus - Face Masks and Check-In Qld App Mandatory
Safe Driving and the Enderley Road Crossing
Students waiting for buses on Alexandra Road
College Supporter Gear is here!

Uniform Policy

It is requested that parents/carers check that the uniforms being worn by their daughter/s meet the College Uniform policy and that any adjustments needed are rectified before the return to school next week. Each student is expected to maintain high standards of personal appearance and it is the responsibility of parents/carers to ensure that the uniform is being worn each day in accordance with the College regulations.

In brief:

  • The formal dress is to be mid knee in length and clean. Hems should be neat and secure and not hanging at any point.
  • Socks and Shoes should be clean, with shoes well-polished and laces secure.
  • Hats should be clean, in good shape, and bands not fraying severely.
  • The College blazer is compulsory in Terms 2 and 3 for Years 10-12 students.

Students may receive an infringement notice if College expectations are not met with regard to the wearing of the uniform. A Pastoral Reconnect will immediately result if more than two infringement notices are issued.

The Boutique is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week and the online store open 24/7 with collection the next opening day, or if your online order is placed within the Boutique trading hours, the order can generally be collected the same day.

Emergency Contact - Urgent Updating Required

All parents are requested to check the listed Emergency Contact person/s details they have lodged with the College. Please log into Operoo and check these details prior to school’s commencement next week.

Emergency Contacts ARE NOT to be either parent. The College will always contact parents in the first instance. The Emergency Contact/s is the person the College will contact in the event either parent cannot be quickly contacted. This should be a responsible person – either a relative, friend or neighbour - who you would entrust the College contacting should your daughter be unwell or have an accident.

Validity of Student Go Cards

TransLink have issued notifications to schools concerning the validity of Student go cards. Parents are asked to check that their daughter’s go card is in order.

Primary, secondary and home education students can travel in South East Queensland using a go card.

  • Students aged 5-14 years (inclusive) need an orange child go card. The go card expiry will be set to the student's 15th birthday.  
  • School students 15 years and older must hold a valid student ID and buy a green concession go card online, at selected retailers, or over the phone.  Once you have your concession go card, please update its expiry date at the retailer. This will be set to the same expiry date as your student ID.

Click Here for all TransLink information regarding the issue and updating of go cards.

Reminder Student Parent Teacher Interviews

A reminder that bookings for Student/Parent/Teacher interviews being held on Monday (Student Free Day) between 1:30pm-6:30pm will close at 11:59pm this-evening, Thursday 8 July.

If you miss out on booking for Monday, interviews will also be held on Thursday 20 July. Bookings for this date close at 11:59pm on Thursday 15 July.

Student-Parent-Teacher Interviews are not compulsory, however they are highly recommended as a means to initiate and continue a partnership for 2021 to support your daughter’s learning. 

Please click on this link to book: Click Here

Please note the following staff changes due to leave or marriage. Parents whose daughter has classes with any of these teachers are to book with the Semester 2 2021 teacher listed in italics.

  • Mrs Laura Miller: Miss Tessa Kurtz
  • Mrs Bliss Coster: Miss Ellissa Purser
  • Miss Ellissa Purser: Miss Kate Atkinson
  • Miss Katrina Schieber: Mrs Katrina Gibson

Academic Transcripts and Reports

Semester 1 2021 Academic Reports for students in Years 7-11 can be accessed via MySRC. Go to My Students/Academic Reports.

Semester 1 2021 Academic Reports for students in Year 12 are not yet available as not all subject results have been finalised. Year 12 parents/carers will be advised when their daughter’s Report is available. In the meantime, progress can be viewed under the Grades tab of MySRC. Results for all confirmed subjects can been accessed in the QCAA Student Portal.

Reminder - SET Plans and VETiS Meetings

Year 10 parents today received a reminder of their time booked for SET Plan or SET Plan/VETiS meeting being held next week. Instructions to join the meeting have also been provided. If you did not receive this email, please contact Mrs Roberts at the College: administration@stritas.qld.edu.au

Students who are Unwell

Students who are unwell must remain at home. The College’s Zero Tolerance of any Flu-like symptoms remains in place, as does the management process of students who present at school with Flu-like symptoms. These students will be assessed by a College First-Aid officer and parents contacted for immediate collection of their daughter if it is deemed your daughter should not be at school.

Students do not have permission to independently telephone their parents and ask to be taken home if they feel unwell. Students are to adhere to the College early departure procedures – present to Student Services and Mrs Timcke will contact parents if a departure is necessary.

Parents/Visitors coming on to Campus - Face Masks and Check-In Qld App Mandatory

All parents and visitors coming onto campus are to continue to arrive to College Main Reception at the Nagle Building (not Student Services). All parents are required to log in via the Check-in Qld App in addition to the College Sign In-Sign Out procedures for visitors to the College regardless of the purpose or length of your visit, including the collection of daughters who are ill or are attending external appointments. This procedure is a government directive and is required even if you are dropping off an essential item to your daughter.

Under current government directives, all visitors to the College must wear Face Masks. This directive is currently in place until Friday 16 July.

Safe Driving and the Enderley Road Crossing

Parent, Staff and Student drivers are reminded to ensure they drive safely at all times; adhere to road rules and parking laws and be respectful of local residents and access to their properties. 

Parents are not to drop off, pick up (no matter the brief length of time) or park along any yellow-lined section of Enderley Road.

The new Enderley Road Crossing is operational between the hours of 7:45am to 8:45am and from 2.45pm to 3.45pm only, when the Crossing Supervisor is in attendance and the flags are in place. During these hours, all students and any parents who need to come on to campus are to only use the Crossing.

Students waiting for buses on Alexandra Road

When waiting for buses on the College side of Alexandra Road, students should wait along the nature strip between the footpath and residential properties. Students are requested to stand back from the road and be mindful they don’t block the footpath for other users and don’t block residential entries. Students should ensure any rubbish or belongings are taken with them and not left outside residential properties. 

College Supporter Gear is here!

In case you missed it, The Wait is Over. SRC Supporter Gear is here.

St Rita’s is delighted to Launch the College’s first Supporter apparel range. Parents and Past Students can fly the flag for St Rita’s at sports, music and debating events and any other opportunities to promote the Brown and White with pride. The range is non-cocurricular specific. 

Our stylish Ladies and Mens Polos come in Black or White with complementing Unisex Cap.

Click on the link to view the range and order. Buy Online from today or at SRC Carnival on Sunday 25 July.

Pre-purchasing through our online site will allow you to secure your preferred colour and size for collection at Carnival, or later by arrangement.  A sizing chart and range portfolio is available to click through to on the purchasing portal.

Please place your pre-purchase order by Friday 16 July to collect at Carnival. (If you choose an incorrect size we will gladly exchange so long as the item hasn't been worn and all tags are in place.)

Enquiries can be made to publications@stritas.qld.edu.au

Click Here


Carnival
Carnival is nearly here!
Carnival Raffle
Carnival Bring-In Morning - Saturday 17 July 9:00am - 11:00am
Call out for Cake Bakers and Sweet Makers
Set Up and Pack Down Help Urgently Needed

Carnival is nearly here!

Carnival is Sunday 25 July from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  

The booking site for Rides Wristband purchases will be opened next week.

The Product Shout Out Donation site has received amazing support, but there is still a way to go for some stalls. If you haven’t shopped our COVID-safe online aisles, please consider doing so. You donate the cost of the product/s. We do the shopping! Click Here.

Carnival Raffle

The Raffle is up and running and tickets are flying off the screen! 

There are 9 amazing prizes (including $8,000 in cash) to be won! 

This year we’ve gone online and Tickets may only be purchased via the RaffleTix site. You must be 18 years or more to purchase tickets. Click here to purchase yours.

A massive thanks goes to Mrs Pattie Pozzebon for coordinating the Raffle and to all our Raffle donors. Please visit the Verbis community section to click into their advert or logo and explore their businesses.

The Raffle prizes this year are outstanding

1st Prize - $8,000 Cash – put towards your St Rita’s school fees or whatever you desire value $8,000

2nd Prize - $3,000 Clayfield Jewellery Gift Voucher value $3,000 donated by Clayfield Jewellery

3rd Prize - Apple Pack (iPhone 12 128GB, Series SE GPS & Cellular iWatch, 2nd Gen AirPods) value $2,117 donated by Right at Home

4th Prize - A 2-night Weekend Getaway at Treetops Seaview Montville value $1,100 donated by Treetops Seaview Montville

5th Prize - $1,000 cash value $1,000 donated by Harcourts Clayfield | Ascot

6th Prize - Sabene or a Samsara Gown valued up to $899.95 donated by When Freddie Met Lilly

7th Prize - 12Rnd Fitness Clayfield 3-month gym membership & boxing gloves value $680 donated by 12Rnd Fitness Clayfield

8th Prize- $500 Opa Bar + Mezze Restaurant Voucher value $500 donated by Opa Bar + Mezze

9th Prize - iPad 8th GEN 32GB 10.2” WIFI Silver value $499 donated by Datacom


Pizza Party Offer

The Year level that sells the most tickets by Thursday 22 July at 4:00pm will be rewarded with a Pizza Party, sponsored by Domino’s! Just make sure you use the QR code unique to your daughter’s Year level when purchasing, so that your ticket purchase supports that Year level’s ticket tally. 


Purchase your tickets

Tickets start at just $10.00 each. Click on your Year level to purchase tickets and count towards that Year level’s sell tally.

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Carnival Bring-In Morning - Saturday 17 July 9:00am - 11:00am

Carnival Bring In Morning for Books, Wine, Beer and Clothes

  • Donations of Clothes for the Pre-Loved Clothes stall can be accepted if items have been washed/pressed or dry-cleaned and are neatly folded.
  • Donations of Books for the Book Stall can be accepted if items are clean and in saleable condition.
  • Wine and Beer of all varieties and quantities for the Bar and Wine Wheel are gratefully accepted, as are Dan Murphy's or BWS gift cards.
  • The College is not hosting a Trash N Treasure stall this year and as such items in this category will not be accepted.

Entry via Stafford Street only directly into Nagle Building Car Park for drop off point.

Please note: Plants for the Plant Stall cannot be accepted on this Bring In morning as the College has no suitable storage. Plants will be gratefully received on Saturday 24 July from 10:30am onwards to the Tennis Court area.

Call out for Cake Bakers and Sweet Makers

If you can donate some lovely home make cakes, muffins or sweets of any kind for the Cake and Sweet Stalls, please email carnival@stritas.qld.edu.au and let us know. Your lovely goods can be brought into the College for packaging on Saturday 24 July from 8:00am through to late afternoon.

Set Up and Pack Down Help Urgently Needed

Set Up and Pack Up Crews on the Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon of Carnival are urgently needed.  We have just one person helping Trevor and Marc at this point in time and many, many more are needed. 

Saturday 24 July from 7:00am-12:00am for Set Up, and Sunday 25 July for Pack Up from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Just a couple of hours or more would be great. There's lots to do from the heavy work to the lighter jobs - something for everyone.

On Saturday, enjoy a BBQ breakfast from the Sports Subcommittee. Click Here to sign up.