Welcome to Term 4, 2023 Welcome to Term 4, 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we commence Term 4, I extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you, in particular all of the new families that are joining our school community this term.

Term 4 marks a crucial juncture in our academic calendar, as it brings forth fresh new opportunities, challenges and promising prospects for growth and accomplishment. As we reflect on the impressive milestones we have achieved together, I hold the belief that this last term of the year will be just as gratifying. 

Our committed group of teachers and staff  have been working tirelessly to maintain a secure, caring, and inclusive school environment, enabling students to excel in their academic and personal pursuits. Our strong dedication lies in assisting each student along their distinct educational path, fostering their abilities, and enabling them to achieve their utmost capabilities.

Wishing you all a productive and fulfilling Term 4: Tuesday 3 October - Friday 24 November.

Please Note: Public Holiday: Monday 2 October, College Photo Day: Thursday 5 October, Year 7 2024 Orientation Day: Friday 6 October, Year 12 Last Day of Classes and Campus celebrations: Friday 13 October, Annual Thanksgiving Celebration and Presentation of College Awards: Monday 16 October, College Race Day: Saturday 21 October.

God bless,

Mrs Dale Morrow

College Notices
College Photo Day Schedule - Thursday 5 October
Policy Reminder
Mobile Phone Usage
Year 12 Term 4 Program
Year 12 Academic Transcripts

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 schools@qldschoolphotography.com.au or 3216 6777.

Policy Reminder

As we enter our final Term of the school year, we would like to take this opportunity to remind all 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. 

Our 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. 

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. Last term 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 remain actively engaged in their academic timetables until 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.

Year 12 Parents and Guardians can visit MySRC for full details or click here. 

Year 12 Academic Transcripts

Unit 3 tasks have now been confirmed by QCAA and Year 12 Academic Transcripts have been published. 

Parents can access these through their daughter's profile in MySRC. Thank you for your patience with this process.

Primary Years News
Term 4 Chess Club and Tech Club
Year 5 Before and After School Expectations

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.

Year 5 Before and After School Expectations

A communication from Mrs Morrow regarding before and after school hour expectations for Year 5 students was sent to Year 5 families on Monday 11 September. These expectations continue into Term 4.

Speech and Communication
Term 4 Student Enrolment

Term 4 Student Enrolment

Limited places have become available for Term 4 Speech and Communication Enrolment.  

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

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

Upcoming Music Events in Term 4
Studio and Chamber Concerts - Sunday 29 October
Christmas Concerts - Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 November

Studio and Chamber Concerts - Sunday 29 October

In Term 4, the Trinity Music Centre will be filled with beautiful music as students perform at our Studio & Chamber Concerts. Further event details will be communicated in due course. 

Christmas Concerts - Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 November

Our Music Department's Christmas Concerts will be the perfect way to get into the festive spirit next term. Spanning across two days, audiences will enjoy a number of performances including 'Have Yourself a Merry Jazzy Christmas', 'Christmas Bands and Bows' and 'A Christmas Chorale'. 

Further event details including booking information will be shared with parents in Term 4. 

Important Dates
Early Term 4 Dates

Early Term 4 Dates

  • 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 Women's 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
College Race Day - Saturday 21 October - Final Week to Purchase Tickets!
College Race Day - Raffle Tickets
Rita's Rinse Aid for Relief 2023 - Tuesday 10 October
Save the Date: Mother's Luncheon

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


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. 

College Race Day - Saturday 21 October - Final Week to Purchase Tickets!

Join the excitement at St Rita's College Race Day on 21 October at Eagle Farm Racecourse! 

Our trackside St Ledger Lawn Marquee is the place to be for the ultimate SRC community experience. 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! Click here to book your tickets now for a day of thrilling races and vibrant energy. 

Plus, don't miss out on the incredible $10,500+ prize pool in the St Rita’s Race Day Raffle! Get your tickets today by clicking here.

College Race Day - Raffle Tickets

Don’t miss your chance to be a pick a winner in the St Rita’s Race Day Raffle!

With a prize pool totalling over $10,500 you don’t have to be at Race Day to win.

Prizes include homewares, jewellery, an exclusive racing experience, 5-star hotel vouchers, tech prizes, beauty and more.

Click here for full details and to purchase your raffle tickets today.

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.

Save the Date: Mother's Luncheon

Calling all SRC Mums - save the date and get ready for a fantastic day of food, fun, connection and camaraderie at the 2023 Mother's Luncheon. 

Date: Saturday 11 November
Time: 12noon - 4.00pm
Location: Cloudland, 641 Ann Street Fortitude Valley

See below for important event details:

  • Sit down lunch - main and dessert
  • Cash Bar available
  • RSVP: Wednesday 1 November 2023

Further details and ticket info will be provided shortly.

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

The 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: https://qkr-store.qkrschool.com/. 

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 boutique@stritas.qld.edu.au

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. 

Further information will be provided to parents and guardians at the beginning of Term 4.

Boutique Volunteers Required

We are seeking additional volunteers to assist with our Year 7 uniform fittings in November.

If you are available to attend a training session and one fit-out session (as per the dates below), please complete this short form or email the Boutique at boutique@stritas.qld.edu.au by Thursday 5 October.

Key Dates

  • Training:  27 October 2023 from 9.30am-10.30am (morning tea provided)
  • Fitout Dates:  Saturday 4, 11 and 18 November
  • Fitout Shifts: 8.45am-12.30pm or 12.00pm-4.30pm

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

Boutique 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 News
Catholic Mission Music Event

Catholic Mission Music Event

Catholic Mission are hosting a music event on Saturday 18 November at Our Lady of the Twelve Apostles Church, Jindalee. An invitation is extended to St Rita's College Community choirs, and dance groups to be a part of this event. Please click here for further details.