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The Year 12 Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony at Sydney Cricket Ground

The Year 12 Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony at Sydney Cricket Ground

From Deputy Principal – Student & Staff Wellbeing, Mr Patrick Brennan

Year 12 Celebrate the completion of their HSC

 The College worked hard to ensure Year 12 received a fitting send-off following the completion of their HSC with two major events held last week. 

On Thursday, students enjoyed their formal which was held at the AJC Randwick. The large space allowed for boys to bring a partner and enjoy a meal with the wellbeing team including their Heads of House. There were many laughs on the night with the boys taking part in a trivia competition as well as presenting a number of humorous awards to their peers. 

Friday saw us move up ANZAC Parade to the Sydney Cricket Ground where over 800 of the boy’s family and friends were able to say farewell to Year 12 with a COVID safe graduation. Despite the weather forecast looking ominous all week, we were blessed with warm sunshine for the event with the rain only starting as the boys processed out of the ground to conclude the graduation.

Presentation Day 2020

The College would like to extend an invitation to view our Presentation Day events on the 2nd December to help us celebrate our successes in 2020 as a College Community. Due to COVID restrictions, this will be a streamed event for parents at the below link.

Link: https://iframe.dacast.com/b/53683/c/568913

Password: pres20

Years 5, 6, 7 & 8

Wednesday, 2 December

Commencing at: 9am

Finishing approximately: 10:15am

Access from: 8.30am

Location: Centenary Quad

Years 9, 10, 11

Wednesday, 2 December

Commencing at: 11am

Finishing approximately: 12:30pm

Access from: 10:30am

Location: Centenary Quad

Presentation Day is a compulsory event for all students to attend and attendance rolls will be taken.

Years 5-6 students must arrive at the Junior School at the normal time in their academic uniform (shirt and tie). They will be escorted up to the Senior School for the Presentation. Following the presentation, they will be escorted back to the Junior school for a normal School day.

Years 7-8 students must arrive at school at the normal time wearing full academic uniform (tie and blazer). Following the presentation, they will be dismissed for the holidays.

Years 9-11 students must arrive at school from 10:30am onwards wearing full academic uniform (tie and blazer). Following the presentation, they will be dismissed for the holidays.   

The Senior Library will be open between 8:30am and 3:15pm for students in years 7-12 who require supervision.

Next year’s event will be a Years 5-12 Presentation Night at the State Theatre on 1st December.

Wellbeing Opportunities 

The College recently provided Year 12 students and parents with access to Australia’s youth drug and alcohol expert Mr Paul Dillon in the lead up to their formal and schoolies.

The focus was on teenagers, parties, alcohol, and other drugs and titled: What’s happening now and what can we expect in a post COVID world?

We believe that this session further enhanced our students the knowledge and decision-making skills empowering them to make informed choices as they celebrate the end of their examinations and indeed time at the College.

The College in conjunction with the Sydney North Health Network is offering a free webinar for all parents.

With a focus on prevention, this session provides information and practical tips to help parents and carers of children and teenagers to better understand and promote positive body image and healthy relationships with food and physical activity in the home.

It’s being offered via Zoom on Thursday, 26 November at 7pm.

Please click on the following to register.

For more information click here to see the event flyer. 

Uniform Reminder for 2021

All students will need to be in the new College uniform in 2021. This new uniform rollout will be the culmination of over three years of planning and design.

Students can only attend class without an academic uniform if they have a medical certificate or clearance from the Uniform Shop that they are awaiting delivery on an item. In this case, they must be in full sports uniform. These students must attend the Wellbeing Centre before Period One to obtain a uniform pass.

 During Terms Two and Three the College blazer must be worn to and from school. If a student is wearing the wet weather jacket, the blazer must still be worn and be presented for inspection on request.

Sports windcheaters issued to teams or touring groups are not part of the normal daily uniform. On Saturdays, the sports windcheaters are not to be worn with other normal school day items such as school trousers or blazers.

At formal occasions the blazer and tie are to be worn, include at; House Masses, Presentation Day, and College Assemblies in Terms 2 and 3.

All students will transition to the new College uniform in 2021

All students will transition to the new College uniform in 2021