Savio Campus News

It has been a busy term but I have been delighted with the way our Year 7 and 8 students have settled into their new routines. Students have worked hard at their studies and deserve a restful break when it comes. I wish all Savio families a safe, holy and relaxing holiday.

Year 7 Family Night

Thank you to all the families who attended our Year 7 evening. It was wonderful to meet parents, especially those new to the College. I hope those who joined us enjoyed seeing the House areas and your child’s homeroom, locker and classrooms, as well as meeting the key staff involved in looking after the pastoral care of your child.

Swimming Carnival

The sun was a little hesitant for our Savio Feast Day Mass and Swimming Carnival this year but we soldiered on all the same. It was great to celebrate together and House Spirit was certainly in evidence with some fantastic costumes! Congratulations to Bunjil House who were again successful in the pool.

Saint Patrick’s Day Mass

A group of Year 8 Savio Leaders attended the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Mass at the cathedral in the city. It was a great day with lunch in the Treasury Gardens afterwards.

High 5’s

To reward those students who consistently achieve excellence, the College runs an awards system called High 5. A student who receives 7 High 5's in a Semester is entitled to a movie ticket. These are presented at House Assemblies. Any High 5's less than 7 which are not redeemed at the end of Semester One may be carried over into Semester Two.

Parent Teacher Interviews

I look forward to seeing many of you at the Parent Teacher Interviews on Monday 23 March and Tuesday 24 March. This is an important opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teachers and discuss their progress.

Cross Country

The House Cross Country takes place on the last Friday of this term. This is an excellent opportunity for students to represent their House as there is no limit on the number of students who can participate. I look forward to seeing large numbers of Savio students running the course for their House.

High 5’s

Students receive a High 5 from their Homeroom Leader or House Leader through a stamp in their diary. In order to receive a stamp the student must consistently display excellence in all 5 areas.

They must consistently:

  • display the highest work effort in class (this is monitored through diary notes or signatures from subject teachers, evidence in students’ books, verbal conversations with staff, assessment grades or any other method which gives evidence to support this)
  • use their diary correctly and have it signed by their parent every week    (monitored and counter-signed by the Homeroom Leader)
  • be punctual to Homeroom, classes, assemblies and College activities (Homeroom Leader monitors this)
  • wear their uniform correctly and with pride (Homeroom Leader and House Leader monitor this)
  • co-operate respectfully on all occasions including Homeroom, classes, assemblies and College activities (Homeroom Leader monitors this through diary notes or signatures from subject teachers, verbal conversations with staff, observations in Homeroom or any other evidence which supports this)

High 5's are awarded on a weekly basis during Pastoral period on Fridays or at a time suitable for the Homeroom Leader.

I look forward to a number of students receiving a High 5 at the end of Semester One.

 

Narelle Stone

Campus Director