Deputy Principal - Students

In 2014 Salesian College started the process of becoming an eSmart School. 

The most recent school improvement survey suggests that students at Salesian feel very safe at our school. This is a wonderful compliment to the students, staff and our school environment; it also affirms our efforts and initiatives in the area of student wellbeing programs. A school where students feel safe and connected is vital.  We believe that being part of the eSmart Programme will continue to support student wellbeing. It will also support our endeavours to continue to do what we can reasonably do , to create a positive school culture and protect children from cyber-risks, and in particular, to address bullying and cyberbullying.

What is an eSmart school?

An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls.

Students are regularly involved in developing and delivering information on the smart, safe and responsible use of technologies to a variety of audiences and are taught a suite of social and emotional skills.

In eSmart schools, relationships are strong and supportive and learning outcomes are enhanced. Bullying and cyberbullying are therefore less likely to thrive (taken from the Alannah and Madeline Foundation).

On the College website in the Student Wellbeing section is a direct link to the eSmart website. This site has amazing resources for Parents to look at and become more educated about the benefits of Social Media, and perhaps some areas that Parents need to be more aware of. Visit cybersmart for some fantastic resources.

            

     

         

A parent information night will be held early in Term 2 on the topic of Cyber safety.

Have a look in your child/children(s) diary and read through the Responsible Digital Citizen Agreement – please take time to read this with your child and sign.

Uniform Reminder

A reminder that Winter Uniform MUST be worn on return to school in Term 2.  It is now time to start trying on the uniform to see if it still fits, especially the skirt length for girls. The uniform shop hours over the school holidays are:

 

Monday 30th March 8am – 12 noon

Wednesday 1st April 12 noon – 4pm

Thursday 2nd April 8am – 12 noon

 

Monday 6th April – CLOSED EASTER MONDAY

Wednesday 8th April 12 noon – 4pm

Thursday 9th April 8am – 12 noon

 

Elaine Dugdale-Walker

Deputy Principal - Students