Wellbeing Report - March 7, 2019
author: Elizabeth Ryan
Tour of Ireland – Parent Information Meeting
Our final Parent Information Meeting prior to departure, will be held on March 13 at 7pm in the OCA Pavilion.
At this meeting students will receive their Football jumpers x 3, hoodies, backpack and final instructions. Further, Leonie Spencer will be on hand to give advice about money, luggage weights and what to pack. All students attending the tour of Ireland and their parents/guardians are required to attend.
St Patrick’s Day
St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated at the College on Friday March 15, 2019. In an effort to get into the festive spirit all students are encouraged to wear their green St Patrick’s Day tie for the entire day (including to and from the College). Many students purchased these ties in 2017 and 2018, accordingly you only need to find them in your wardrobe. For those new to the College, or who for whatever reason did not purchase a tie last year, they are available for purchase from the College shop for $3.
Travelling to and from St Patricks College
Parents, please ensure that your son is aware of his responsibilities as a commuter and the need to adhere to the code of conduct fair and reasonably expected of all commuters regardless of whether they are a students of St Patrick’s College.
How a student travels to and from the College is a personal decision made by each family depending on the location of their primary place of residence, access to public transport, parents working commitments and, in the case of Year 12 students, whether the boys themselves have access to a car and hold a driver’s license. The College respects each parent’s decision and their right to choose how their son will travel to and from the College.
Students driving to the College are expected to adhere to all road traffic laws. Should your son be using public transport in the form of a bus or train it follows then that they are bound by the code of behaviour expected of any citizen using these forms of transport. Pay the fare, not infringe on of the rights of other travellers, not damage the train or bus and not put their lives and the lives of other commuters at risk.
The College does not own or have control over Vic Rail or any of the bus companies which provide a service to College students and their families. Accordingly, if students continually breach the code of behaviour expected by commuters it is within the right of Vic Rail or the bus company to cancel the service and or ban certain students from accessing their service.