Savio Campus News

Year 7 Camp

The annual Year 7 camp was again a success this year. The students had a challenging few days canoeing, abseiling, bush walking and on the vertical playpen and giant swing, amongst other things. The students also took part in a retreat activity before celebrating their first Salesian Mass. This was a great experience enjoyed by all, with students and staff bonding and creating house spirit which will be very important come swimming carnival! My thanks to the staff who organised and accompanied each trip.


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.



Now that camp is over, Year 7 should be expecting the same amount of homework as Year 8. It is expected that students will be set 15-20 minutes for each lesson they have that day. This is in addition to their expected 20 minutes reading time. If your child is doing substantially less than one hour a night or substantially more than 2 hours then please contact their Homeroom teacher to discuss this. If they are not set particular tasks it is expected that they spend the 15-20 minutes using the Homework Study Guide which can be found in the diary.


High Fives

High Five is one of our award systems for students. A student who receives 7 High 5s in a semester is entitled to a movie ticket. The High 5s are recorded in the diary by completing the box which appears each week. Any High 5s less than 7 which are not redeemed at the end of Semester 1 may be carried over into Semester 2.

In order to receive a High 5 for the week the student must display excellence in all 5 areas.

They must:

  • willingly and joyfully participate in House activities including pastoral and Homeroom activities and other special House events (HRL monitors through own observations, conversations with HL or any other evidence which supports this)
  • use their diary correctly and have it signed by their parent every week (HRL monitors and counter-signs diary)
  • be punctual to Homeroom, classes, assemblies and College activities (HRL monitors and checks absence/late list supplied by Student reception)
  • wear their uniform correctly and with pride (HRL monitors)
  • co-operate respectfully on all occasions including Homeroom, classes, assemblies and College activities (HRL monitors through diary notes or signatures from subject teachers, verbal conversations with staff, own observations in HR or any other evidence which supports this)

Students will not be awarded a High 5 for the week if they have been late, out of uniform, in detention or received an SMS/letter for non-submission of work.

High 5s are awarded on a weekly basis. Time is set aside in the pastoral programme for HRL's to check diaries and award a High 5 where appropriate.

High 5’s are awarded on the following dates:

Term 2 – Friday 15 July

Term 4 - Monday 21 November


Narelle Stone