From the Deputy Principal (Administration)
From the Deputy Principal (Administration)
As we commence the 2024 school year, I would like to extend a warm welcome back to all of our returning students and families. A very special welcome also to our new students and families beginning at St Aloysius College.
We are lucky enough to celebrate and provide opportunities for our students across the year, and it is worthwhile to take some time to scroll through some of the dates highlighted in the calendar so that you can plan ahead for some key events.
For a summary of major school events and to lock away important dates in your diaries, please click here to access our school calendar.
Reception to Year 7 Meet the Home Class Teachers – Thursday 1 February
6 – 6:30pm:
Parents/Caregivers of Year 3 students are invited to a Laptop Information session about our one-to-one laptop program. The session will include details about how the Surface Pro devices will be used in the education program, cyber safety, safe use and protection of the device and data and coverage for accidental loss or damage. This session will be held in the McAuley Auditorium.
6:30 – 7:30pm:
Parents/Caregivers of Reception to Year 7 students are invited to a Meet the Teacher session to hear their child’s Home Class teachers present an overview of the aims and highlights of the year and communication strategies. The venue for Reception to Year 6 is your daughter’s Home Class, and the venue for Year 7 is the McAuley Auditorium.
Parents/Caregivers are invited to share a drink with each other and SAC staff – drinks will be provided in The Cloisters.
Please note that this evening is designed for parents/caregivers engagement, not children. Parents/Caregivers with children in more than one year level are encouraged to spend part of the time in each classroom.
Year 12 Parent Information Evening – Monday 5 February
6:30pm: Meet the Teachers – Wine and Cheese
7pm: Parent Information Session – Strategies to guide your daughter successfully through Year 12
Parents/Caregivers of Year 12 students are invited to a wine and cheese evening to meet your child’s Home Class and Subject teachers. Following this, various staff will present important information regarding approaching the final year of schooling with your daughter.
Traffic Management and Carparking around the Campus
‘Back to School’ time always means greater amounts of traffic on the roads and especially at the start of the school year, we should anticipate more motorists around schools and those searching for car parks.
In partnership with Adelaide City Council, parking permits are available from our front office. The permits allow parents/caregivers to park around the perimeter of the school (in ‘No Parking’ zones) for 10 minutes during school drop off and pick up times. Please note that at the end of 2023 the Council have increased the number of “No Parking” Bays on Angas Street which has seen greater opportunity for our community to access carparks to drop off students.
It is crucial that our school community adhere to the road rules at all times, including reducing speed around the College when children are present and adhering to laws both as drivers and as pedestrians. All students are expected to use the pedestrian crossings on Wakefield and Angas Streets when crossing those roads and we appreciate the adults in our community modelling these same safe behaviours.
Change to Dismissal Time for Secondary Students
Please note that the dismissal times for the Primary and Secondary students will now align for the 2024 school year. Both primary and secondary students will be dismissed from school at 2:30pm on Mondays, and at 3:15pm on Tuesday-Fridays.
St Aloysius College uses SEQTA as a learning management system to enable greater collaboration between school and home. The SEQTA platform consists of three integrated portals:
- SEQTA Teach for teaching staff
- SEQTA Learn for students
- SEQTA Engage for parents and caregivers
The portal allows parents and caregivers a snapshot into the lessons taught for the day, homework set, upcoming assessments, feedback and rubrics on marked assessment tasks, and formal academic reports.
If you are new to the College this year, or a current parent/caregiver yet to set up your SEQTA login, you will receive a separate ‘Welcome to SEQTA’ email on Wednesday 24 January. Please follow the prompts in the email to set up your account.
We utilise Consent2Go – a digital solution that easily enables you to accurately keep and update your child’s health records and provide consent for school events, excursions and camps in a secure and timely manner.
If you are new to the College this year, or a current parent/caregiver yet to set up your Consent2Go account, you will receive a separate ‘Student Profile Update Invitation’ email on Wednesday 24 January. This email will be sent from: St Aloysius College – [MCBSchools] [email protected] so please ensure you look out for this in your inbox. Please follow the prompts in the email to set up your account.
For new families there are two crucial ‘permissions’ that we will seek immediately through Consent2Go. The first is Consent for Excursions in the Adelaide CBD, and the second is Consent for Aquatic Activities – details for both events are provided in the Consent2Go email invitation.
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I hope that 2024 is a successful year for all of our students and their families and I look forward to meeting you all at the various events throughout the year.
Mr Nick Tattoli
Deputy Principal (Administration)