Years 8-12 2023 New Students

Dear Parents,

Welcome to St Patrick’s College

We hope that as your son embarks on his journey as a student at St Patrick’s College in 2023, that his days are filled with wonder and excitement as he prepares for his start in the New Year.

The Year 8-11 Orientation for new students will be held on Monday, 30 January 2023 at the College from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Please keep this date free in your calendar.

Please note; normal classes commence on Tuesday, 31 January 2023.

 

TESTING

All new students to the College will undertake testing which is conducted by Academic Assessment Services. Testing is scheduled for Friday, 17 February. Further information will be communicated to families.

 

UNIFORMS

In Term 1 and Term 4 students should wear a full summer uniform. In Term 2 and Term 3 they will wear a winter uniform.

Please click this link to learn about the uniform requirements.

School uniforms must be purchased through the College Shop which is located next to Reception. It is highly recommended you act now to purchase your son’s uniform.

The College Shop is open from 8:15am to 3:45pm and will remain open until 6 December before re-opening on 16 January 2023. The College Shop can be contacted by calling 5322 4313.

College Shop staff will be in contact when the uniform is ready to be collected. For families that haven’t organised uniform as yet, please contact the College Shop for an appointment by emailing Michelle at collegeshop@stpats.vic.edu.au.

 

BOOKLIST

Booklists will be available to all families in the coming weeks. All required books and stationery are included on this list. The College will supply some resources for certain subjects as needed.

Families will be notified when the Booklist is available.

 

IT DEVICES

Your son will be given his laptop on Monday 30, January. Further information relating to the purchase and insurance of your son’s laptop will be issued in the coming weeks.

 

BUS/CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE

For boys who will be travelling to school by bus from the areas listed below, it will be necessary to advise the appropriate bus company of your son’s intention to travel for the 2023 school year.

Families who live in the Daylesford and Bacchus Marsh areas please make contact with the appropriate bus company listed below:

Christians Bus (Bacchus Marsh Coaches):          Phone: 1800 775 295

Littles Coaches (Daylesford Area):                        Phone: 5339 6600

If you live in other country areas, you will need to contact the Ballarat Bus coordinator to advise of your intention.

Ballarat Bus coordinator:                                        Phone: 5334 3579

For all other areas, you will need to contact CDC Bus Lines for information regarding bus / train routes.  Phone 5331 7777.

School Student ID and Student Pass application forms are available at this link.

The College also strongly encourages parents to refer to the DEECD website to download the School Bus policy and procedures and eligibility brochure.

Further information regarding claiming conveyance allowance will be provided by the finance office at a later date. Should you have any further queries regarding bus travel please contact Mrs Maureen Ralton at accountsreceivable@stpats.vic.edu.au.

 

PAM

The Parent Access Module (PAM) will become your key portal for ongoing communication with the College. This will be the place where you can upload and update crucial student information such as medical and dietary requirements (these are required prior to your son starting the school year). It will also be the place where you will provide permission for your son to attend excursions/camps etc. Should your son be absent from school you must use PAM to notify the College.

Through PAM, you will also be able to monitor your son’s academic progress and contact his teachers. Your PAM login details will be emailed to you before your son commences school.

Should you have any questions about the orientation process or about your son’s requirements before his first day at school please contact the College Registrar Ms Caitlin Bennett on 5322 4449 or at enrolments@stpats.vic.edu.au.

Yours sincerely,

Ric Brodrick
Deputy Principal