Virtual Assembly Friday 13 November
We look forward to welcoming you online to watch our virtual assembly, hosted by our Aboriginal Djuramin students next Friday at 9.30am. Next week is NAIDOC Week where we acknowledge and honour the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our country. The theme for this year is “Always was. Always will be.” For us, this means the land on which our College is built always was and always will be Darug land.
In this time of COVID-19, celebrations like these are so important. It is an opportunity to congratulate students on their learning and achievements. Here is the link to the Zoom assembly.
Introducing School Trousers to the College Uniform
The college is considering introducing optional trousers to our uniform in response to requests from a number of students. At this early stage in our planning we are considering tailored trousers in a French navy colour for both junior and senior students who would like this option. In order to gauge the interest in this option, we will launch a Facebook conversation next week. Please participate if you can. You can also contact the College to give your opinion via our email address.
You would be aware that e-cigarettes are devices which heat a liquid to produce a vapour which is then inhaled by the user. The common term for the action is ‘vaping’. We have become aware that a few students in the college are using these both in the college and outside.
This practice is completely unacceptable and there have been and will be severe consequences for students using them, providing them or being with students using them. I would recommend parents and carers who want to know more about e-cigarettes and vaping look at the information on this website from NSW Health. It is very comprehensive.
The key features from the college’s point of view are that:
medical authorities are concerned about lung damage caused by e-cigarettes, even those without nicotine
while non-nicotine e-cigarettes can be legally purchased, only adults can purchase them. No-one under 18 can purchase them and it is illegal to sell them to anyone under 18.
E-cigarettes containing nicotine are completely illegal in NSW even for adults.
Under The Smoke-free Environment Act (2000), it is illegal to smoke in a designated smoke-free zone, including smoking e-cigarettes. All schools in NSW are smoke-free zones for all people on that site (adults and students).
Therefore, for health and legal reasons, the consequences for students using them, providing them or being with students using them will be very severe.
Year 7 Survivor Activities Day waiver
In readiness for the upcoming 'Year 7 Survivor Activities Day' the following TWO separate waivers need to be completed.
Archery - please complete the online waiver using this link https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/e/p6Y8Yi3zMJUWRwyzNa6YhK/
Inflatables - Please complete the note sent home with your daughter on Wednesday. There is an additional copy on Skoolbag. The waiver needs to be returned to your daughter's homeroom teacher by Monday 9 November.
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