Important Notices

Health Centre – Opening Hours

The Health Centre is open Monday – Friday from 9:50am – 2:30pm. The Health Centre is staffed by highly skilled and experienced First Aiders who effectively meet the healthcare needs of our College community. It is best for students to remain at home if they are clearly unwell in the morning. Students who arrive at school feeling unwell should report to Reception prior to classes commencing and parents/guardians or the nominated emergency contact person will be will be contacted to transport the student home. Hence, it is vital that student contact details are up to date. Alternatively, students can wait and speak to their Class/House Mentor who will liaise directly with the Health Centre.

Students are not permitted to ring their parents themselves or leave the school without permission. If students require regular medication to be administered during school hours, parents need to send the medication to the College, in its original packaging, clearly labelled with dosage instructions including expiry date, and it will be held at the Health Centre for use under the supervision of the First Aid Officer. Only Ventolin or similar medication for the relief of asthma are to be carried by the student. No other medication should be in the student’s possession.

Ms Lisa Harkin
Deputy Principal – Students

Year 5, 7 and 9 NAPLAN Testing 2018

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a National Assessment and Reporting Program in Literacy and Numeracy for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9.

The results of the tests provide information for students, parents and teachers about student performance in Literacy and Numeracy. This information can be used to support each student’s learning program and improve student achievement.

The testing for our Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 students will occur on Tuesday 15 May, Wednesday 16 May and Thursday 17 May as per the schedule below

Date and Time NAPLAN Test
Tues 15 May — Periods 1 and 2 Language Conventions
Tues 15 May — Period 3 Writing
Wed 16 May — Periods 1 and 2 Reading
Thurs 17 May — Periods 1 and 2 Numeracy

All students are expected to participate in the NAPLAN tests and during this week, catch-up tests will be available for individual students who are absent on test days. These will take place during periods 5 and 6 on Wednesday 16 May and Thursday 17 May. Please ensure your son has an HB or 2B pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener for his tests and a calculator for the Numeracy test on Thursday (Year 7 and 9 only). Please contact me if you have further questions about NAPLAN.

Ms Lucy Russell
Director of Learning and Development – Student Progression

Legally Blonde — The Musical — Tickets Selling Fast!

Tickets for Legally Blonde the Musical are now open. OLSH College and De La Salle students will perform together in the hugely popular and entertaining comedy Legally Blonde the Musical. There will be four performances ONLY at the Alexander Theatre at Monash University at 7:30pm on the evenings of 3 May and 4 May, and a matinee show at 2:00pm on Saturday 5 May as well as an evening show at 7.30pm on Saturday 5 May. We are the first show into the renovated Alexander Theatre at Monash University.

Here are some of our talented cast and crew including Eli Te Moni (Warner) and Oliver Barr (Emmett). So many of our students are involved both on stage and behind the scenes — we’d love to see you all there to support them!

The Box Office will be open in the hour before performances at the venue the Alexander Theatre. All other in person sales prior to then will only be available at the MAPA Box Office at the Robert Blackwood Hall, 49 Scenic Boulevard, Monash University, Clayton Monday-Friday 9:30am — 4:30pm.

It promises to be a wonderful evening of entertainment so get your tickets now!!

Members of the public can book tickets for this event online at www.monash.edu/mapa. De La Salle School Community, please book using the Promo code: DELA.

Mr Tom Ryan
Deputy Principal — Staff and Operations

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities including:

  • school camps or trips
  • swimming and school-organised sport programs
  • outdoor education programs
  • excursions and incursions.

Applications for 2018 are now open, through until the end of Term 2, 2018. For more information on CSEF please click here.

Ms Mary Georges
Administration Services Manager

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