Pastoral Care and Organisation

House Swimming Carnival Friday October 30

The annual De La Salle swimming carnival will take on new colour and excitement this year as the College returns to a House-based competition. The Carnival will see students from the four Houses battle it out across a range of year level swimming events.

This is a compulsory event for all students from Year 4 to 11. An information letter and permission form was distributed through Homeroom to students earlier this week. Permission forms should have been returned by now to the Homeroom teacher.

Students must arrive and depart the event in full College sports uniform. Students are also invited to bring a plain t‑shirt/hat in their House colour to support their House.

Students and parents please note coloured zinc and body/face paint is not permitted in the water.

As the weather is predicted to be quite warm students are reminded to be ‘sun smart’ and come prepared with hat, sunscreen and water to drink.

Parents are also reminded if for some reason your son is absent on the day a written explanation is required by the College. This must be handed to the Homeroom teacher as soon as possible before or after the Swimming Carnival. Disciplinary action will follow this year for any student who is absent from the Carnival without a written explanation from a parent.

The House Swimming Carnival is yet another milestone in the re-vitalisation of the House system at De La Salle and were looking forward to coming together as a College community in the spirit of competition and endeavour.

Responsible public transport use

As many of our students travel to and from school daily by public transport they are regularly reminded to be mindful of their behaviour and language when using public transport and especially when they are wearing the De La Salle colours. This includes being aware of other members of the travelling public, especially the elderly or those travelling with young children. It is pleasing to be able to report that most students do show courtesy towards members of the public and exhibit pride in their school when travelling.

There are a number of staff out and about around transport ‘hubs’ each week helping to monitor student behaviour and safety.


Students are reminded that if they choose to wear the College tie with a long sleeve shirt this term, the shirt must be tucked in. The open neck short-sleeved shirt is the alternative and is designed to be worn untucked.


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