From the Deputy Principal
Written on the 2 February 2017 by Mrs Mel Scherwitzel
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all our students and their families and I would like to extend a special welcome to all new students and their families to the St Paul's community. The start of a new school year is always so exciting. I enjoy listening to the stories of adventure and family fun that our students have experienced during the summer break. For many this time provides the chance for our students to reconnect with their parents, have a break from routine and to return with a new sense of energy. The start of the new year is the perfect time for the boys to establish goals for the year ahead and to put into place a plan of action to ensure that they achieve these goals. As a staff we commit ourselves to assisting all students achieve their goals and to realise their true potential. We relish the opportunity to work in partnership with parents to ensure your son's success this year. Please do not hesitate to keep in regular contact with us.
Below are important dates to be mindful of for the next fortnight.
Monday 6 February Student ID Photos: All new students together with students from Reception, Years 1 and 2 will have student identification photos taken at school.
Monday 6 February Year 8 Camp Parent Information Evening: This information is designed to inform parents about the Year 8 camp which will take place in a few weeks. The evening will commence at 7pm and take place in the Callan Hall. We look forward to meeting you all.
Tuesday 7 February Year 6 & 7 Retreat: Students in Years 6 & 7 will spend the day out of classes and will attend the Wingfield Education Centre and Greenfield Wetlands learning about sustainability. Retreats are an important part of the Religious Education Program and help us to consider a range of issues. The focus here is on sustainability and care for the environment.
Tuesday 7 February Meet Your Son's Primary Class Teacher: Parents are invited to meet their son's primary class teacher. The evening will commence at 6.30pm in the Callan Hall and parents will then move to their son's classroom.
Wednesday 8 February Year 12 Parent Information Evening: We invite all parents of Year 12 students to attend an information evening in the Callan Hall at 7pm. This is an important time to learn about a wide range of issues pertaining to your son's success for 2017.
Thursday 9 February Opening Academic Assembly: We invite parents to join us in the celebration of the class of 2016. We have several students who achieved outstanding results last year and we will take the opportunity to celebrate their success. The assembly will commence at 9.40am and take place in the school gymnasium.
Friday 10 February Year 9 Retreat: The Year 9 retreat will take place at Waterworld. The focus for this day is 'Refreshing Relationships'. This is a compulsory activity and is an important part of our Religious Education Program.
Monday 13 February Years 1 - 7 Swimming: Our primary school students will commence their compulsory swimming lessons this week. Students will be going to swimming lessons throughout the day with their classes. A letter will be sent home regarding the swimming program.
Author: Mrs Mel Scherwitzel
About: Mrs Scherwitzel is the Deputy Principal of St Paul's College. Her teaching areas are English, Mathematics and Music. Her co-curricular activity is Senior Table Tennis.