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					                     St augustine’s college

      parent survival kit
                                        2010




       the dates …. The events …. The people
                               regular events
Parents and Friends Assoc. Meetings              …….    Second Tuesday of each
                                                        month commencing 7.00pm

College Board                                    …….    Fourth Monday of each
                                                        Month commencing 6:30pm

Tuck shop                                        …….    Monday - Friday

Uniform Shop                                     …….    Tuesdays and Thursdays
                                                             8 - 10am &
                                                        Wednesday 2 – 4pm

Staff Meetings/Professional Learning             …….    Monday 8.10 – 8.30am
                                                        Tuesday 3.15 – 4.45pm

Newsletter [Gos from Gus]                        …….    Second Tuesday via email
                                                          (on website Tuesday-
                                                           www.stac.qld.edu.au)

Assemblies                                       …….    EY/JY 1.15pm Monday
                                                        MY/SY Alternate Tuesday
                                                        Whole College Alternate
                                                        Tuesday
Instrumental Music                               …….    Wednesdays

Commonwealth Student Banking                     …….    Tuesdays

Homework Help                                    …….    Mondays & Thursdays
                                                           3.15 – 4.00pm
Chess Club                                       ……. Wednesdays at lunch time
(website)
                            OFFICE HOURS 8.00AM – 4.00PM
                             TO REPORT STUDENT ABSENTEES
        To report Absent Students BEFORE 8am to the College - Phone 3814 8303
           (& leave the following details: Student’s name, year level & home group)
                                STUDENT ABSENTEES ONLY.
              Term One, 2010                                Term Two, 2010 cont …
                 February                                           May

09    Central District Swimming Carnival         03     Labour Day Holiday
10    Yr 6/7 to Ngutana Lui                      04     Metwest Cross Country
12    9am College Start of Yr Mass and Yr 12     06     Ipswich Show Holiday
      Student Leaders Induction Ceremony         11     P & F Meeting Resource Centre @ 7pm
16    Metwest – Softball, Tennis & Volleyball    12     Central District Girls & Boys Soccer
17    Ash Wednesday                              17     Moreton Region Chess Competition
18    Caritas Justice Day                               6.30pm College Board Meeting
23    Metwest 18’s Trials Baseball & Touch       18-    Yr 8 Camp & Yr 9 Program
      Football                                   21
25    Central District Basketball                21     Yr 10 Retreat
      MY / SY StAC Swimming Carnival             23     Pentecost Sunday
                     March                       25     6pm Fete Meeting
                                                 26     ACC Cross Country
03    Metwest Regional Swimming Trials           29     StAC FETE ‘Let your Colours Shine”
05    Clean Up Australia Day                                           June
      Central District Netball Trials
09    Metwest 15’s Rugby League, Squash,         01     Yr 8/9 Brainstorm Productions: Sticks &
      Football, Basketball & Golf                       Stones
      Yr 11 SOR to Priestdale Buddhist Temple    07     Metwest 12’s Tennis & Rugby
11    Metwest 15’s AFL, Hockey, Netball, Rugby   08     P & F Meeting Resource Centre @ 7pm
      League                                     10     Metwest 15’s Rugby Union, Baseball &
12    ACC Swimming Carnival                             Football
13    Lions Youth of the Year Finals             14     Queens Birthday Holiday
15    Yr 6/7 Brainstorm Production : Verbal      15-    Yr 11/12 Assessment Block
      Combat                                     22
16    Metwest Regionals 15’s – Touch Football,   23     Yr 12 Retreat
      Volleyball & Rugby Union                          Yr 5-7 Athletics Carnival
      School Photographs                         24     Yr 8 Immunisation
17    School Photographs                                Yr 12 Retreat
24    Yr 11 -12 Assessment Block till 31.03.10   25     Yr 3-7 Athletics Carnival
25    Yr 8 & 10 Immunisations                           Yr 12 Retreat
26    Moreton Region Chess Competition                  End of Term 2
27    Lions Youth of the Year – District Final                  Term Three, 2010
28    Passion Sunday                                                    July
      Holy Week                                  11     Naidoc Week
30    EY / JY Cross Country                      12     Student Free Day
31    Proposed StAC MY / SY Cross Country -      13     Term Three Begins
      TBA                                        19     6.30pm College Board Meeting
                                                 20     P & F Meeting Resource Centre @ 7pm
              Term Two, 2010                            Yr 8-10 Athletics Day
                   April                         23     Yr 11 Semi – Formal
                                                 25-    Catholic Education Week
01    End of Term                                31
02    Good Friday, Term 2 holidays               26-    Proposed 6/7 Camp – To be confirmed
03    Easter Vigil                               30
12    Student Free Day                                              August
13    Students Return to College                 04 -   Biology Chemistry Camp
14    Metwest 12’s Rugby League                  06
15    Metwest 12’s Netball                       10     P & F Meeting Resource Centre @ 7pm
19    Student Leadership Day                     11     Ekka Show Holiday
20    Metwest 12’s Hockey                        12     StAC Musical
21-   Metwest 12’s AFL                           13     StAC Musical
22                                                      EY Fun Day
23    Winter interschool sports begins                  Qld Catholic Schools & College Music
26    “ Walking in the light” – Yr 12 Student           Festival
      Leaders                                    14     StAC Musical
                August cont…
15    Qld Catholic Schools & College Music
                                             Please Note:
      Festival
16    ACC Athletics
17    Ipswich Independent Athletics
                                             All dates here are accurate at the StAC
23    Opening Stage 6 Ceremony
23-   StAC Week                              Parent Information Evenings beginning
27
              Term Three, 2010               in March. Please watch out for additions
                 September
                                             or any changes in “College E-Newsletter”
01    Metwest Cricket Primary Trials
05    Fathers Day                            every fortnight as well as class notices.
06-   JY Camp Duckadang
09                                           Thank You
07    Metwest Secondary Athletics
11    STAC TRIVIA NIGHT – Casino Royale
13-   JY Camp Duckadang
15
14    P & F Meeting Resource Centre 7pm
17    Term 3 Ends
                   October
04    Term 4 Begins
12    P & F Meeting Resource Centre 7pm
16    Year 12 Formal
18    6.30pm College Board Meeting
25    Brainstorm Production: Wired
27    Yr 8 Immunisations
                  November
09-   Yr 12 Assessment Block
15
09    P & F Meeting Resource Centre 7pm
16-   Yr 11 Assessment Block
22
19    Final Yr 12 Day
26    Final Day Yr 10 & 11’s
                   December
02    End of School Year
                              COLLEGE GOALS FOR 2010

Annual goals for St Augustine’s College are derived from our StAC Strategic Renewal Plan, a plan for
the growth and development of the College prepared by the College Board. This plan outlines a “road
map” for our development for the period 2008 - 2010. Outlined below are the goals for 2010 listed
under four key areas of development. Parents, staff and students will be involved in working in
partnerships to achieve these goals.

CATHOLIC ETHOS AND ENVIRONMENT

1.1   Implementing the “Catching Fire” framework for the Spiritual development of staff;
1.2   Introducing a range of art work and signage promoting St Augustine ;
1.3   Review Social Action and Justice within the College;
1.4   Promote the use of music and singing within liturgies and ceremonies;
1.5   Training of all staff in the latest Student Protection awareness and support strategies.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND SERVICES

2.1 Review all processes and policies about Students with disabilities;
2.2 Review Student Wellbeing and Pastoral care in the College;
2.3 Refine and report to the community the annual process for community feedback on College life;
2.4 Introduce a new website application which will promote improved access to resources and
information for families;
2.5 Construct and use email distribution lists for home group, precinct and whole of college
communication.


CURRICULUM – Teaching and Learning

3.1 Continue progress towards the alignment, rigour and expectations of students in the
     curriculum;
3.2 Implement the whole of College ICLT plan;
3.3 Review all aspects of Assessment and Student Learning;
3.4 Introduce a range of Subject Area coordinators to coordinate learning in specific subject areas;
3.5 Continue planning for a Trade Training Centre;
3.6 Introduce a new initiative to improve Literacy and Numeracy standards [the National
    Partnership]
3.7 Planning for an ancient history / Augustinian trip to Italy and Greece in September;
3.8 Introduce students in Years 8 – 12 to a new mid week sporting competition [SECA]

ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION

4.1 Bring the new Senior Years Learning Centre and Student Services Centre online for learning;
4.2 Opening of the Augustine Centre Multi Purpose Learning Centre;
4.3 Review the Budgeting and Finance operation of the College;
4.4 Conduct a feasibility study into air conditioning parts of the College;
4.5 Finalise a Maintenance Master Plan
4.6 Complete planning for Stage 7 of the College Master Plan.

				
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