Deputy Principal - Students

Students in Year 7-10 have had the opportunity to work with Susan McLean (expert in the area of Cyber safety) over the last few days.  The theme of the sessions was ‘Growing up Online’ and below is an overview of the topics that were discussed. It would be great if families took the opportunity to have a conversation on what was discussed and family expectations in relation to use of Mobile devices.

A parent information session will held on Tuesday 12 May at 7.00pm at the College- please see the attached flyer.

Mobile Phone policy:

Please note that at the present time mobile phones are not be used when at the College. If a student is found to be using a mobile phone, without permission, then the phone will be confiscated for the remainder of the day.  Students can collect the phone at the end of the day from student reception.  In addition to this, a note will be placed on Daymap and emailed to the Homeroom Leader, the student, and to the parent / guardian. On the second and any subsequent offence, the mobile phone will be confiscated and will not be returned to the student at the end of the day. The mobile phone will be kept in the school safe and will need to be collected by a parent / guardian. 


The new Social Hub (Canteen) is now in operation and has been well received by the students.  The area includes an indoor area, outdoor under covered area, and an additional outdoor area. For the next couple of week we will be taking our time to get ‘use’ of the Canteen set up, including looking at new menu items, flow of student movement for ordering food and the possibility of offering limited breakfast items before school. Stay tuned for more updates.


Uniform News:

A reminder that the Winter uniform is compulsory from the beginning of term 2. Students may wear the winter uniform in the last week of this term if they wish.  Blazers are compulsory for the remainder of the school year. Sunbury does get cold over winter so students are encouraged to put on extra layers underneath the College shirt (thermal tops/long sleeve tee shirts!)

Clarification on the Spray Jacket: A reminder that the Spray Jacket is part of the HPE/Sport Uniform and as such can be worn with HPE/Sport Uniform when that uniform is worn.  In addition to this:

The Spray Jacket can be worn to and from school when it is actually raining.
On arrival to school (before homeroom) the Spray Jacket must be put in the locker and not worn at all throughout the school day.  In the event of rain during lunch time, students will be provided with indoor areas to be in.  In addition to this, throughout term 2 and 3, due to colder weather, many indoor areas are open for students to be in if they wish. Some of these areas are: Library, Mazzarello Campus, F303 and F304, foyer of F Block, C Block Corridor. These areas will be outlined to students at the beginning of term 2.

Elaine Dugdale-Walker

Deputy Principal - Students