Welcome to Term 3, 2023 Welcome to Term 3, 2023

Dear Parents/Carers

As we embark on the beginning of Term 3, I would like to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you, in particular all of the new families that are joining us this term. 

Term 3 marks a significant point in our academic year, as it brings with it new opportunities, fresh challenges and exciting prospects for growth and achievement. We have already accomplished so much together and I have no doubt that this term will be equally rewarding. 

Our dedicated team of teachers and staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that our school provides a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment where students can thrive both academically and personally. We are committed to supporting each and every student on their individual educational journey, helping them develop their talents, and empowering them to reach their full potential.  

Next week we look forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our Open Day on Friday 14 July. It is an opportunity for our students and staff to shine as we showcase our programs, facilities and community spirit. Thank you to our student volunteers and our dedicated staff for being wonderful ambassadors for our College. Details regarding an early pick up time for Primary students and other event information is listed below. 

Wishing you all a productive and fulfilling Term 3: Monday 10 July - Friday 15 September.
Please note: Student Free Day - Monday 17 July, Exhibition Holiday - Wednesday 16 August and Years 5-11 Student Free Day - Friday 1 September.

God Bless

Mrs Dale Morrow

Open Day 2023 - Student Volunteer Information
Open Day - Friday 14 July from 3.30pm - 6.30pm

Open Day - Friday 14 July from 3.30pm - 6.30pm

Our St Rita's College Open Day is just around the corner and we are counting on your support to make this event a resounding success!

Open Day is the perfect occasion for prospective families to witness the exceptional learning environment we foster here at St Rita’s College and it provides a unique opportunity to showcase the vibrant community that makes SRC a truly special place.

By sharing details about Open Day with your families, friends, and colleagues, you’ll play a key role in spreading the word and helping us reach a wider audience who may be seeking an exceptional educational experience for their children. This will allow us to focus on showcasing the unique aspects of our school and providing a meaningful experience for those considering joining our community. 

Student Pick Up - Friday 14 July

Primary Years

Due to the number of visitors expected on Campus during our College Open Day, an alternative pick up time has been arranged for Primary Students on Friday 14 July. Please see Primary Years section for additional details.   

  • Year 5 and Year 6 students: 1.45pm Enderley Road (Outside College Grounds)
  • Year 6 Open Day volunteers: 6.40pm Enderley Road (Outside College Grounds)

Years 7 - 12

  • Years 7-12 students: regular pick up times and transport arrangements
  • Years 7-12 Open Day volunteers: 6.40pm Enderley Road unless advised by supervising teacher

Student Volunteers 

  • Student Tour Guides and Greeters
  • Faculty display ambassadors - subject areas, pastoral areas, musicians and sports demonstrations

Thank you to the students who have volunteered as Open Day ambassadors. Additional information regarding their volunteer roles will be shared with students in Week 1, Term 3.

Academic Updates
Years 5 - 11 Reporting
Year 12 Reporting
Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews
Year 10 SET Plan and VETiS Meetings
2024 Subject Selections

Years 5 - 11 Reporting

Academic Transcripts for students in Years 5-11 have been released and are available to view via MySRC.

St Rita's College uses continuous reporting, which provides parents with access to information about your daughter's assessments throughout the year.

This data is then collated to produce an end of Semester Academic Transcript. Please note, that in some subjects, some assessments may be weighted less or more than others and therefore this may affect the overall result in each subject.  Academic Reports can be accessed via the Academic Reports tile under My Students on MySRC.

Year 12 Reporting

Academic Transcripts for Year 12 students are not yet finalised as we are awaiting confirmation from QCAA in a number of subjects. As soon as those results are finalised, we will produce the Year 12 Academic Transcripts. Our intention is to be able to report on two completed and confirmed tasks, when it is possible.

In the meantime, all student results are available via the Academic Reports tile under My Students on MySRC.

Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews

The Semester 1 Student-Parent-Teacher Interview booking portal is now open.

Visit the Parent-Teacher Interview page on MySRC to book your interview times. 

Interview Dates:

  • Monday 17 July (Student Free Day) 1.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 25 July from 3.30pm - 8.30pm 

Interview Format:

  • Questions about Semester 1 results and feedback on student improvement areas will be addressed at these online interviews, conducted via Zoom.
  • Years 5 - 6 interviews will be conducted with core classroom teachers and are fourteen (14) minutes in duration.
  • Years 7 - 12 interviews will be conducted with subject classroom teachers and are seven (7) minutes in duration.

Access the Interview booking portal by visiting the Parent-Teacher Interview Page on MySRC and follow the prompts to book your interview/check your bookings. Further details are available on this page.

The online booking system closes Wednesday 12 July at 11:59pm. 

Year 10 SET Plan and VETiS Meetings

The Year 10 SET Plan and VETis Meeting booking portal is now open. 

Parents of Year 10 students are asked to visit the SET Plan Meeting page on MySRC for full details and to book your interview times.

SET Plan Meetings:

  • Monday 17 July (Student Free Day)
  • Meetings conducted by House Group teachers or a member of the Leadership Team.

SET Plan Meetings with the inclusion of a VETiS Course (Mater Education, TAFE at School, Traineeships and Apprenticeships):

  • Monday 17 July, Tuesday 18 July, Thursday 20 July and Friday 21 July
  • Meetings conducted by Mrs Sax-Wood or Mrs O’Hare.

All SET Plan meetings will be conducted via Zoom.

Click here to book a SET Plan meeting

2024 Subject Selections

The following table is a summary of important information for selecting subjects for 2024.

Year Level

Subject Selection Evening

Subject Selection Email Sent to Students

Due Date for Subject Selections

Year 8 2024
(Arts & Language elective)

Monday 11 September at 6.00pm via Zoom

Saturday 7 October at 7.00am

Friday 13 October at 3.00pm

Year 9 2024
(Elective subjects)

Monday 24 July at 6.00pm via Zoom.

Saturday 29 July at 7.00am

Friday 4 August at 3.00pm


Year 10 2024

Monday 24 July at 7.00pm via zoom.

Saturday 29 July at 7.00am

Friday 4 August at 3.00pm


Year 11 2024

 Held in Term 2

Saturday 22 July at 7.00am

Monday 31 July at 3.00pm

Visit MySRC for further details and to view Zoom links.

Parent Reminders
Student Absentee Notifications

Student Absentee Notifications

  • Absentee notification forms should be completed before 8.30am.
  • All absentee notification forms must be completed by the contacts listed on Operoo. Students are not permitted to submit their own forms
  • An absentee notification form should be submitted even if another notification method has been used.
  • If students are going to be absent for consecutive full days, this can be submitted on the one Absentee Notification form.
  • Parents are required to walk up and collect students from Student Services if they are leaving campus during the school day.
  • If a student is driving themselves, permission needs to be written in the comments section. Student Services may call an approved contact to confirm the student is departing. 
Primary Years News
Primary Chess Club
Primary Homework Club
Open Day - Primary Years Pick up Time Change
Year 6 Open Day Tour Volunteers

Primary Chess Club

We are excited to be offering Primary Chess Club as an additional opportunity for our Primary students this term. Although we are still confirming dates, if your daughter is interested in becoming part of our Chess Club please register your expression of interest via this link.

Primary Homework Club

Please note that Homework Club will be facilitated in Week 2 and Weeks 4-8 of Term 3. 

Registration is required for Homework Club. Please register your daughter via this link

If your daughter has sporting commitments early in the term, but will be available to attend Homework Club in Weeks 7 and 8, further information for late registration will be provided in Term 3.

Open Day - Primary Years Pick up Time Change

Due to the number of visitors expected on Campus during our College Open Day, an alternative pick up time has been arranged for Primary Students on Friday 14 July. 

Please note that there will be no 'regular' pick up time for Primary students on this day and students will not be able to access the library after school.

  • Year 5 and Year 6 Students: 1.45pm Enderley Road pick up

Students who are being collected at 1.45pm are to be picked up from outside the College on Enderley Road. 

  • Year 6 Open Day Volunteers Only: 6.40pm Enderley Road pick up
    *Please note the change of pick up time and location.

All Primary students are to be collected via one of the two pick up options above. Students will be supervised during pick up.

Information on how to register as a Year 6 Tour Volunteer is detailed below.

Year 6 Open Day Tour Volunteers

We are very proud of our Year 6 students and are excited to have Year 6 volunteers join forces with our Senior School students to lead College Tours on Open Day, Friday 14 July. If your daughter would like to volunteer, please click here to register via our online form.  

We would love to have as many Year 6 students involved as possible to showcase their wonderful work in Primary and to have student voices sharing their experiences with new and interested families. Year 6 students who are assisting in other areas on Open Day can still register as tour guides.

Year 6 parents will be able to collect our Year 6 student volunteers at 6.40pm on Enderley Road (outside College Grounds) on Friday 14 July. 

Speech and Communication
Term 3 Student Enrolment

Term 3 Student Enrolment

Limited places have become available for the Term 3 Speech and Communication program. 

Current students do not need to re-enrol as enrolments carries over. 

Please contact hjones@stritas.qld.edu.au for more information. 

Important Dates
Early Term 3 Dates

Early Term 3 Dates

  • Monday 10 July - Term 3 commences
  • Friday 14 July - Open Day
  • Monday 17 July - Student Free Day / Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews / SET Plan + VETiS Meetings
  • Tuesday 18 July - Marian Bake Off / SET Plan + VETiS Meetings
  • Thursday 20 July - Academic Assembly / SET Plan + VETiS Meetings
  • Friday 21 July - Arts Showcase / SET Plan + VETiS Meetings
  • Saturday 22 July - Year 11 2024 Subject Selection Preferences Email
  • Monday 24 July - Year 12: Shake & Stir-Hamlet
  • Tuesday 25 July - Parent-Teacher-Student Interviews
  • Thursday 27 July - Year 7 Retreat
  • Friday 28 July - Year 8 Retreat
  • Saturday 29 July - Year 9 and Year 10 2024 Subject Selection Preferences Email
  • Monday 31 July - Year 11 2024 Subject Selection Preferences Due
  • Wednesday 2 August - SRC/Nudgee Shared Parent Evening
  • Friday 4 August - Year 9 and Year 10 2024 Subject Selection Preferences Due
  • Monday 7 August - Term 3 School Photos
  • Tuesday 8 August - Marian House Colour Day
  • Wednesday 9 August - Year 10 Drama: Mamma Mia at QPAC
  • Monday 14 August - CaSSSA Interschool Track & Field
  • Wednesday 16 August - Exhibition Holiday
  • Friday 18 August - Rosa: 'Say No to Bullying Day'
  • Monday 21 August - RYDA Year 10
  • Tuesday 22 August - Collins Fundraiser Day
  • Thursday 24 August - 2024 College Captains announced during House Group
  • Friday 25 August - Senior Careers Breakfast (Years 11 & 12)
  • Tuesday 29 August - SRC/Nudgee Year 9 Social Evening
  • Wednesday 30 August - Father/Daughter Breakfast
  • Thursday 31 August - Nagle Thrifty Thursday
Upcoming Events
St Rita's College P&F Raffle - Drive Away in a Mazda2
St Rita's College & Nudgee College Parent Evening - Melinda Tankard Reist and Daniel Principe

St Rita's College P&F Raffle - Drive Away in a Mazda2

An incredible opportunity awaits one lucky winner to speed away in their very own Mazda2, valued at $26,800.

Ticket prices are low at $50 but the stakes are high, with a limited supply of just 2,000 tickets up for grabs. Don’t waste a single moment and secure your tickets today!

To delve into the exciting details about the phenomenal prize and to seize the opportunity to purchase your tickets, simply click the link below!

Click here for prize details and to purchase your tickets

All funds raised will support the St Rita's College Parents and Friends' Association in their mission to support the College in providing exceptional learning environments and opportunities for all students. 

St Rita's College & Nudgee College Parent Evening - Melinda Tankard Reist and Daniel Principe

Parent Information Evening
Presentations by Melinda Tankard Reist and Daniel Principe
Wednesday 2 August
5.30pm - 7.00pm
Trinity Auditorium, St Rita's College

Melinda Tankard Reist and Daniel Principe will present about the reality of the pervasive and influential impact of general media, social media and the much talked about concerns around consent for adolescents today. They draw on current global literature, will look at entrenched stereotypes and the commercialised messages that are impacting adolescents in their formative years. They will also offer practical tips and reference resources to support parents/carers.

Click here for further details and to register your interest.

Student Initiatives - Your Opportunity To Help
Cancer Council Ponytail Project
School Satchel Care Packs

Cancer Council Ponytail Project

Our annual Ponytail Project is fast approaching, and we are excited to see our St Rita's students 'rock the chop' in support of the Cancer Council.

The ‘big chop’ event will take place next term on Friday 25 August and every ponytail chopped will make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. 

This project empowers people all over Australia and within our school community to make a direct difference as all chopped hair is used to make wigs for cancer patients and all monetary donations fund life-changing research and support communities going through their cancer journey.

In our year of simplicity, this is an amazing opportunity to give back to the community and we appreciate all donations to this worthy cause: www.ponytailproject.com.au/st/292/5068

Thank you very much! 

Ava, Rachel and Taya

School Satchel Care Packs

In our year of Simplicity, we are recycling our old school satchels to create care packs for women and children experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence. To fill these satchels, we would greatly appreciate your donation of essential items and care products listed below. Please deliver your donations to Student Services.

Community Notices
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)
TEEProject Survey
Holy Cross School Festival, Sunday 23 July
Oriana Presents "Beneath the Southern Cross"

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

TEEProject Survey

Visit the website to learn more: https://bit.ly/TEEProject

Holy Cross School Festival, Sunday 23 July

St Rita's commmunity is invited to join the Holy Cross Festival on 23 July 2023.

Order your ride passes and raffle tickets https://go.rallyup.com/holycrossfestival 

Oriana Presents "Beneath the Southern Cross"

From ‘Georgie Girl’ to ‘You’re the Voice’, acclaimed Sunshine Coast ensemble, Oriana Choir, will present a celebration of Australian music from across the decades at 2.00pm on Sunday, August 13 at the Trinity Centre, St Rita’s College, Clayfield and at 2.00pm on Sunday, August 20 at Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, Maroochydore.

 For more details and to book your seats for either concert visit oriana.org.au