Administration Report – February 18, 2016

February 17, 2016

Student Individual and Class Photos

The class and individual photographs have taken place for 2016. Any boys who do not return their envelope on this day and wish to purchase photographs will need to deliver their envelope directly to David Torrington msp photograhy and their address is listed below. Please do not send the envelope to school. Also students who missed having their individual photograph taken will also need to contact msp photography to arrange a time to do so.

David Torrington msp photography

1st Floor, 426 Sturt Street, Ballarat phone 5333 5577.

Subject changes

By now all subject changes have been finalised. Any future requests need to processed through the Year Level coordinators before seeing Mr Kinnersly.


In 2016 only Year 7s are to receive vaccinations. Parents of older children may be aware that in previous years vaccinations were given to students in years 7 to 10. However, the vaccine program for secondary students has been simplified this year so that all vaccines will only be offered to Year 7 students. This includes:

-¢- – – – – – – – – – Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis combined vaccine (dTp) -“ one dose

-¢- – – – – – – – – – Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine -“ three doses

-¢- – – – – – – – – – Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine -“ one dose

Parents of year 7 students will receive the vaccine consent card booklet that will be sent home this week with your son. You need to read, complete and return Part A regardless of whether your child is being vaccinated at school.

The City of Ballarat immunisation service may contact you about the Secondary School Vaccine Program. Schools are authorised to provide parent/guardian contact details to local councils for this purpose. Contact St Patrick’s College by 29 February 2016 if you do not want your contact details given to the City of Ballarat.

To learn more about the Secondary School Vaccine Program, the vaccines, the diseases they protect against, or how you can prepare your child for vaccination, go to

For Year 7 the first round of immunisations will be conducted on Monday February 29. All immunisation cards for these students should be returned to Pastoral Care teachers no later than Friday February 19.

Any Year 7 student who may miss this injection will need to either visit their local GP or contact the City of Ballarat to book a time for the missed injections. Year 7 students will have a further 2 rounds of immunisation injections this year.

The phone contact details for the City of Ballarat are:

Immunisation Service ph: 03 53205720