On Tuesday 28 January your son’s homeroom teacher will be working in the classroom from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. We extend an invitation to you and your son to come to the College during that hour and a half to meet informally with the teacher. This time may help to settle any nerves your son may have about the first day of school and you are encouraged to bring your son’s school books into the classroom.
YEARS 4 AND 7
The homerooms for all students in these year levels will be open from 1pm – 2.30pm on Tuesday 28 January. Teachers will be in the classroom to meet and help settle students in preparation for the first day of school. Junior School students will be allocated a laptop for use in the classroom. Year 7 students will be given their laptops on Wednesday and Thursday of Week 1 as part of their Orientation program.
YEARS 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12
All students in these year levels can visit their homeroom anytime between 1pm and 2.30pm on Tuesday 28 January. It is important that students in Years 8-11 collect their laptop on Tuesday 28 January to ensure it can be fully charged for the commencement of classes on Wednesday 29 January.
Orientation New Students Only Years 8-12
New students commencing in Years 8-11 are invited to an orientation session on Tuesday 28 January from 11am-1pm. Students can be dropped off and collected from College Reception. Alternatively, parents are welcome to attend the orientation sessions with their sons. Students are NOT required to wear school uniform on this day. Orientation will include the following activities:
• Issue of laptop and tutorial on how to access timetables, classes, teachers, assignments.
• Meet their Head of House who will allocate lockers and give a tour which will conclude at their homeroom
• Meet their Homeroom Teacher.
Students can make their way to Westcourt iCentre in the Middle School Precinct between 9.30am and 3pm to collect their textbooks on Tuesday 28 January and between 8.30am and 6pm on Wednesday 29 January.
Continuing students must bring their locker padlock to Open Classrooms on Tuesday 28 January. Continuing students who have lost their padlocks can purchase replacements via Flexischools website. Log in and go to _IT Services, click on Replacement Locker Lock . Cost is $25. Flexischools is the preferred method of payment, however payment can also be made by EFTPOS at Student Reception. Once ordered, students will be able to collect their replacement lock from Student Reception. Please note students are only permitted to bring ATC issued locks. New students will be issued with their locker padlock in Week 1.
David Gardiner, Deputy Principal