Important Notices

St Austin’s House promotes Refugee/Asylum Seeker Awareness Week

This week is Refugee/Asylum Seeker Awareness Week. As part of St Austin’s House social justice programme, Austins’ have partnered with CAPSA (Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum) in order to raise funds for and awareness of the struggles of people needing to seek refuge in our nation. On Friday 23 June, we will be hosting a college-wide casual clothes day (Casual for CAPSA), with a gold coin donation to be given to each Homeroom teacher. On the Kinnoull Campus only, there will be a sausage sizzle, with $2 for a sausage and $1.50 for a can of soft drink. Furthermore, we will be hosting a “Detention4 Detention” on Friday afternoon for Kinnoull students who wish to stay behind for an hour in Morgan Hall to show solidarity for asylum seekers.

Mr Shane Mackintosh
St Austin’s House Coordinator

Year 9 City Experience — In9uiry Expo Night

De La Salle College invites you to join us for the Year 9 City Experience — In9uiry Expo Night on Thursday 29 June at 7:30pm in the Tiverton Campus Library.

Throughout Semester One, Year 9 students have been working in teams to design and investigate an authentic real-world problem in the City of Melbourne. Please join them as they present the findings of their In9uiry investigations. Family and friends are welcome, and refreshments provided. Bookings can be made via TryBooking —

Please RSVP by Monday 26 June. For more information or enquiries, please contact Mr Heath Tregear —

Mr Heath Tregear
In9uiry Coordinator

VicRoads Keys Please driving safety for Year 10 students

What could be more rewarding than supervising your son on his learner’s permit so they can become a safer driver? Many parents might add “and what could be more challenging?”

Year 10 students will be taking part in the VicRoads Keys Please session during Personal Development on Friday 30 June. Whether or not they already have their learner’s permit, this session gives students the knowledge required to make the most of the learner driver period.

The VicRoads Learner Kit given to all successful learner permit applicants contains the booklet Guide for Supervising Drivers that is essential reading – make sure you ask your son to pass it on! The second resource provided by VicRoads is an online resource titled Lessons from the Road .

Please ask your son about the Keys Please session and make sure that you watch the videos together. It won’t take long and it will help you and your son through the process of learning to drive. The tool has very useful information for keeping new solo drivers safe.

Research shows that learners who gain experience with parents have about 20% lower crash and traffic offence rates once they are licensed than learners who only take professional lessons. Research also shows that on average learners who gain an average of 120 hours of supervised on-road experience in all conditions have a 30% lower risk of crashing after getting a licence. VicRoads strongly recommends watching Lessons from the Road. Helping your son to be a safer driver is the one rewards program you can’t afford to miss out on!

Ms Haylene Peipert
Personal Development Coordinator

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