Important Notices

Blokes and Books Breakfast

On Tuesday 13 August perennial favourite children’s book author Morris Gleitzman will visit the school for our inaugural Blokes and Books Breakfast.

Morris Gleitzman is an author of books for upper primary and lower secondary school including funny books, books on football and his profound Once, Then, Now series about the experiences of a young Jewish boy in World War II. He is listed in the top 5 most popular authors in the De La Salle library system.

This is an event open to Year 7 and 8 fathers and sons only. Morris will speak during the breakfast about his writing. Fathers will be encouraged to talk to their sons about what they enjoy reading. The event will be catered by the wonderful De La Salle VCAL students. Places are strictly limited and bookings can be made via TryBooking.

Ms Catherine Ryan
Library Team Leader

Parent Teacher Interviews

The interviews will be conducted in the College Gymnasium, Tiverton Campus for Years 7–8 and 10–12 on Thursday 8 August and Wednesday 14 August.

Year 9 Parent‐Teacher Interviews will be held on Monday 12 August and Wednesday 21 August. Ms Lauren Anderson, Year 9 Learning and Teaching Leader will forward more detailed information to Year 9 parents.

The following arrangements apply for Parent Teacher Interviews:

Thursday 8 August

  • 8:40am to 12:40pm Period 1–4 classes as normal
  • 2:00pm to 5:30pm Parent‐Teacher Interviews
  • 5:30pm to 6:30pm Dinner break
  • 6:30pm to 8:30pm Parent‐Teacher Interviews

Please note that students in Years 7–8 and 10–12 will finish school at 12.40pm on this day.

Wednesday 14 August

  • 8:40am to 12:40pm Period 1–4 classes as normal
  • 2:00pm to 5:30pm Parent‐Teacher Interviews
  • 5:30pm to 6:30pm Dinner break
  • 6:30pm to 8:30pm Parent‐Teacher Interviews

Please note that students in Years 7–8 and 10–12 will finish school at 12.40pm on this day.

Students are required to attend with their parents in school uniform.  Interviews will be of 7 minutes in duration for all year levels.

Parents should have now received log‐in details for the internet‐based booking system; Parent Teacher On‐Line (PTO). 

For any difficulties in relation to bookings, please contact Mrs Angela Carlino at the College.

Mr Tom Ryan
Deputy Principal — Staff and Operations

2019 Winter Sleepout

Sleep a night under the stars to raise funds and awareness for the many people enduring homelessness by signing up to the annual St Edwin’s House Winter Sleepout at Kinnoull from 6:00pm Friday 16 August to 7:00am Saturday 17 August.

By sleeping outside and eating minimal food, students will create an authentic experience of discomfort for one evening. We will have a guest speaker from St Vincent de Paul and a twilight liturgy. Rug up! Bring a sleeping bag and warm clothes, and cardboard to sleep on.

Students from Years 10 to 12 are invited to participate (and younger students if they are interested). There is a $20 donation and all money goes to St Vinnies, along with the money from our Easter Raffle. Contact St Edwin’s House Coordinator Ms Jessica Stevenson for more information!

Ms Jessica Stevenson
St Edwin’s House Coordinator

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