Middle School Report – February 15, 2018

February 14, 2018

Year 9 Queenscliff Camp

Over the coming weeks the Year 9 students will attend the first of their experiential experiences.

By now you will have received the information letter and permission form via PAM. This needs to be handed in by the 22nd February, the 24th of February at the latest.

The 3 day -“ 2-night camp will see the students involved in a variety of outdoor activities; snorkeling, surfing, canoeing, hiking, camping, beach fitness and team building initiatives.

They will operate in four groups, rotating through the activities and will be accompanied by a St Patrick’s College staff member as well as a YMCA staff member.

During the evenings the boys will spend time further exploring the Rite Journey Program.

The camp dates are as follows:

Camp 1

Monday, February 26 to Wednesday, February 28 = 9A, 9B, 9C

Camp 2

Wednesday, February 28 to Friday, March 2 = 9D & 9E

Camp 3

Monday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 7 = 9H & 9I

Camp 4

Wednesday, March 7 to Friday, March 9 = 9F & 9G

Please contact your son’s Pastoral Care Teacher if you have any further questions around the camp.

Community Service Placements begin

We have had a tremendous level of support from our parents in light of this new initiative and the boys are gearing up to really get involved. At this point in time all of our boys have completed their internal Community Service Induction, they have been allocated to their specific placement location and they have been issued with the individualized Passport and Reflection Journal. I ask that the Community Service Student/Parent contract within the Passport and Reflection Journal be signed prior to your son attending his Community Service placement. Please be aware that our first group of students will begin their out of school placements on Tuesday February 27 and our second group of students will begin on Wednesday March 7. I have asked all of our boys to begin their work by 1.45pm or earlier if possible. – Understandably, transportation issues can cause delays but I would expect NO Student to be later than 2.00pm to start their work.