Absentee Line - Text 0417 596 611 or Phone Primary 8150 2397, Secondary 8150 2323

Whole School

PRAYER FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Let us remember we are in the holy presence of God.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

We give you praise, O God, for everything that is new and beautiful, for everything which holds promise and brings us joy.

Bless us as we start this new year with our friends and teachers.

Help us to make the most of every chance we have to start fresh.

May we show love to one another and to all.

May the new beginning of this school year remind us that you give us chances to start over again and again.

Help us to learn and to work together.

Help us to listen when we should and to know the best words when we speak and when it is better not to speak.

We thank you for our friends, help us to be good friends this year.

Help us to be patient with ourselves and with others.

Bless our school and keep us safe.

Be with us as we travel each day.

Help us to be aware of your love shown to us in the people around us.

Bless all those who care for us, in school and at home.

Help us show our care for them and to say sorry when we need to.

May the Blessed Mother Mary protect us and help us to live as well as we can giving thanks and glory to God as she did.

We ask this prayer in Jesus Name. Amen.

St John Baptist de La Salle………. Pray for us!
Live Jesus in our hearts………. Forever!
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

PARENT SEQTA ACCESS

For those parents who are new to the College or have not yet activated their account on SEQTA, you should have received an activation email from SEQTA which will permit you to create a username and password to access this system. You have seven days from when you received this message to follow this process.

For those existing parents who are experiencing problems with your SEQTA Engage password, please contact SEQTA@smc.sa.edu.au from your registered email address, and we will assist.

Please note that SEQTA provides an App on both Apple and Android. Simply search for ‘SEQTA Engage’ and log in with the credentials received in the email. Major advantages of the App include push notifications and fingerprint security.

Mr Ashley Morrison – ICT Manager

CO-CURRICULAR INFORMATION

Primary
School sport will commence in Week 3. Mr Dion Gazettas will provide further details to parents regarding teams, coaches and training times.

Secondary
All parents have been sent an email regarding co-curricular sport nominations for their child (it should appear as “St Michael’s College – MCB Schools”) from Consent2Go. Attached to the email will be our new Co-curricular Handbook, which will have all information regarding the activities available. The email will also contain a link that will direct you to the nomination page where you are able to select the activities that your child would like to nominate for in 2021 (both summer and winter sport). Nominations are due Friday 29 January 2021.

Co-curricular summer and winter uniforms are available for purchase via our Dobsons Uniform Shop. Please note that all summer and winter uniform items must be purchased in Term 1 as some items may need to be ordered in.

MARY POPPINS JR

There will be a Musical ‘come and try’ session for Year 7s and new secondary students in Week 2, Wednesday 3 February from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.

Musical Dance Team auditions will be in Week 3, Wednesday 10 February at lunchtime.

All Primary students who would like to express their interest in participating in the Musical should speak to Miss Gaertner-Jones.

Performances of Mary Poppins Jr will be held on 27, 28 and 29 of May 2021.

STUDENT ABSENCE/LATE ARRIVAL

24-Hour Student Absentee Lines and SMS:
Primary (08) 8150 2397
Secondary (08) 8150 2323
SMS 0417 596 611

If a student will be absent or late, parents/caregivers are requested to contact the College via the designated absentee lines or SMS by 9:30 am. Please include child’s name, surname, and class/year level in your message. Absences reported by students or via email are not accepted. With consideration for student welfare, parents will be contacted via a text message if a student is absent and there has been no parent contact.

PARKING/SCHOOL DROP OFF

Primary
The support of all drivers is requested in relation to obeying all road traffic signage and regulations surrounding the College. For the safety of all students the College asks that each and every road user, pedestrian and driver, be very conscious of placing safety ahead of all other concerns. The College has a duty of care to ensure students are not placed in an unsafe situation due to motorists not adhering to road safety expectations. Parents are encouraged to use the Drop Off / Pick up ‘Kiss & Drop Zone’ in Hubbard Street or alternatively use parking on Main Street that runs along the College boundary. Please instruct your child in safe road crossing rules.

Please note car parking facilities (new carpark) are not available to parents/caregivers at dropoff or pick up, 8:15 am – 8:50 am and 3:00 pm – 3:40 pm. Limited visitor parking is available outside these hours should you have an appointment at the College, or are required to collect your child/children during school hours.

Secondary
Keeping all members of our College community safe is our priority at St Michael’s College. When using the LEC drop off, before or after school, please ensure that you continue moving forward where possible to reduce the banking up of cars inside the College grounds and subsequently on Lawrie Street. We have staff members assisting in different zones around the school and request all drivers to please follow requests to ensure the smooth flow of traffic, and allowing students to safely travel to and from school. Charles Sturt Council has recently visited Lawrie Street and Mitton Avenue after school and observed a number of drivers not adhering to the road rules and parking restrictions. Please be aware that the signs on the southern side of Lawrie Street have changed whereby two minute limits have been implemented and drivers must stay with their car. The Council have advised that the fine is currently $83 for not adhering to these limits.

Key reminders:

  • Please move as far forward as possible in drop off zones.
  • Please do not block access for buses.
  • Drive around the property if asked to move on from the two minute limit zone in Lawrie Street.
  • Do NOT allow students to enter or exit your vehicle from the driver’s side, especially when dropping off inside the LEC drop off zone.
  • No parking/drop off in staff parking area.
  • Following the above guidelines makes dropping off and picking up all children much safer for all our students and community members.

Please click the link below to read the updated bus service timetable and information.

Bus Information