From the Assistant Principal

From the Assistant Principal

Students have settled into their learning for 2021, and we have had the privilege of engaging in significant College events that have provided opportunities for our community to come together and celebrate. Last week we opened our school year with the Opening College Mass, which was followed by the College Swimming Carnival this week, it was wonderful to see our students actively involved in the day, and a whole new way of cheering which required creativity and prior planning so that our students could continue to support their House members in a Covid safe environment. I would like to thank parents and students for their support in meeting the requirements for a safe environment both onsite and offsite.

As next week marks the midpoint of Term 1, it is timely to remind students and parents that COMPASS is our Learning Management System, in which assessment notifications, assessment handbooks and the College subscription to Dr Prue Salters Study Skills Handbookcan be accessed by both students and parents.

A COMPASS tutorial for parents to access these resources can be found here.

Travelling To and From School

I ask for your support as a parent/carer in ensuring that your daughter/s are wearing masks on public transport which includes the bus and ferry. Please see communication from the School Liason Police officer for the Ryde Area that was sent to all schools in the area:

The current Public Health Orders regarding face coverings for students aged 12 years and older are required to adhere to this legislation. (See Below)


Public Health Act 2010

The Public Health (COVID-19 Mandatory Face Coverings) Order 2021 was amended commencing 29 January 2021.

A fitted face covering is a mask or other covering that fits securely around the face and is designed or made to be worn over the nose and mouth to provide the wearer with protection against infection. A scarf is not a fitted face covering.

Requirement to wear a fitted face covering:

Public transport

A person in Greater Sydney must wear a fitted face covering at all times when:

(a) at a public transport waiting area, or

(b) when the person is in a vehicle, train or vessel that is being used to provide a public transport service and the vehicle, train or vessel is carrying passengers or is in service and available to carry passengers.

Public transport service includes a taxi service, rideshare service and community transport service. A public transport waiting area is a station, including the platform of a passenger railway station or light rail station/stop, a ferry wharf, a bus stop or taxi rank.

Ms Melinda Alvarez, Assistant Principal

This article on College life meets The Archbishop’s Charter for Catholic Schools – Charter #2, #6 & #8