From the Assistant Principal - Term 1, Week 7, 2019

Inappropriate Driving
I have received several reports of poor driving and inappropriate parking by students on Quarry Road. If your child drives to school, please encourage them to drive responsibly and with patience and help them to develop good driving habits.

Reports of illegal behaviour will be reported to police.

School Opal Card
All Opal card holders are required to tap on and tap off on every journey. It is no different for students who have been issued with the government funded School Opal Card which allows free travel on public transport. Journeys are tracked in order to ensure buses are meeting the needs of student travel. If students do not tap on and off on every journey, reports will be inaccurate and may result in a reduced bus allocation to some areas.

Please speak with your child and remind them it is their responsibility to tap on and tap off on every journey. Bus inspectors will carry out regular checks to ensure students have their Opal card when boarding the bus and use it.

Again, I encourage older students who able to travel to and from school using the government supplied free school bus service, to apply for the student Opal card and use the service.

Afternoon Pick Up
I strongly encourage all Middle School and Senior School parents to arrive for pick up well after 3.05pm to allow the Junior School traffic to clear. Having your child wait a few minutes will teach them a valuable lesson in patience as well as assisting with the traffic flow.

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
Today, we joined with 5,725 schools across Australia in strengthening our everyday message that bullying and violence is not acceptable at any time. We have been involved in discussions with students and events throughout the week. I encourage you to talk about this with your child.

Mr Andrew Waters
Assistant Principal