Important points for the beginning of the 2019 school year

Important points for the beginning of the 2019 school year

  • I wish to draw attention to the strong stance that St Edmund’s continues to take in preventing and dealing with issues of bullying and harassment. It also reflects the worth and dignity of each person in our community and reinforces available pathways and networks to deal with bullying and harassment. These guidelines are public documents and available on the College website. It is always worth reinforcing with your son of the need to speak up if he is enduring harassment or bullying of any kind.
  • Staff at St Edmund’s College are well aware of their duty to ensure that any harassment or bullying of students that is brought to their attention or personally witnessed, is addressed as soon as possible and they will share information immediately with other appropriate senior staff, to enable the best possible response to be developed.
  • Any student who is driving or being driven to school by another student must complete a passenger permission form and return it to me here at the College. These forms are available from both myself and your son’s Head of House. Students in Years 11 or 12 who drive vehicles to school need to be registered with the College and these forms are also available from myself or your son’s Head of House.
  • This week – every student in Yrs. 7-12 was issued with his own copy (placed on his CANVAS account) of the 2019 Pastoral Care Student Handbook. Please find some time to discuss the content of this publication with your son and seek assistance from the College if any of the content requires clarification. A copy has also been placed on the College website.
  • The Canberra Avenue median strip being used as pick up and drop off area by parents, for students: This issue remains a major safety issue for the College. The College needs to stress for the safety of your son, that the median strip is not to be used for the above purpose and in fact it is illegal to do so. Please help us to keep all of our students safe. As TAMS and ACT Policing has in place a number of driving and parking restrictions around the College precinct, please take care to check road and traffic signs.  Some restrictions are subject to change without notice.
  • All members of the SEC community are reminded that many parts of our campus both internally and externally are subject to CCTV recording.
  • School begins for all students at 8.50am with compulsory attendance at tutor group for all Yr. 7-12 students.
  • The school grounds of SEC are described as follows for the information of all –
    • The Canberra Campus of St Edmund’s College is bounded by Canberra Avenue, McMillan Avenue, Wills Street, Throsby Crescent, Frome Street and Barrallier Street.
  • Unless lawfully excused, or in the course of an authorised activity or excursion, a student is required to remain within the bounds of the Canberra campus between the hours of 8.45 am to 3.25 pm, Monday to Friday during the term.

Pat Langtry (Assistant Principal – Student Wellbeing)