Mercy Snapshot

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Term 4, Issue 1, 29 October 2020

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IMPORTANT DATES: 

Year 7/8 Big Bash Cricket – Friday 30 October 2020
Year 7 Immunisations – Wednesday 4 November 2020
Year 9 Professional Lunch – Thursday 5 November
Year 11 End of Year Mass – Tuesday 10 November 2020
Year 8 Busselton Netball Carnival – Tuesday 10 November 2020
Dance Concert Dress Rehearsal – Wednesday 11 November 2020
Year 11 Exams Commence – Wednesday 11 November 2020
Year 10 End of Year Mass – Tuesday 17 November 2020 
Year 11 Exams Concludes – Tuesday 17 November 2020
WACE Exams Conclude – Tuesday 17 November 2020
Dance Concert – Wednesday 18 November 2020
Year 11 Surf Camp – Wednesday 18 November 2020 to Friday 20 November 2020
Year 7 2021 Orientation Day – Thursday 26 November 2020

2020 Presentation Evening – Wednesday 2 December 2020

 

For more dates, please view our Student Calendar Term 4

 

UNIFORMS

Uniform Shop opening hours:

 

Tuesday: 8.00am – 3.00pm (closed for lunch 12.00-1.00pm), 
Thursday: 2.30pm–4.30pm. 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Closed

 

Please refer to the College Website Uniform Page for the Uniform Policy, Pricelist and current Uniform Shop Opening Hours.

BOOK LISTS AND SECOND HAND BOOK SHOP

The Uniform Shop will be running a second hand book shop on:
 

Friday 11 December 2020 from 12.00pm - 5.00pm and
Saturday 12 December from 8.00am - 1.00pm.

 

More information on the 2021 booklists and second hand books will be send out in the near future.

IMPORTANT CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC UPDATE

On Thursday, 5 November 2020, the College will have approximately 60 concrete trucks accessing the bus drop off road at the front of the school to pour the suspended slab of the New Gymnasium, being some 330 cubic metres of concrete. 


The trucks will commence arriving at the College around 5.30am and continue until approximately 11.30am. This may substantially impact on the morning traffic flow and student drop off. 
 

With this in mind, we ask parents to remember that all student drop offs should utilise the facilities off Leisure Drive. To ensure parents are not inconvenienced, the College strongly discourages the use of the front entry driveway on this day. 
 

Students who travel to school via the regular bus services will arrive in the usual manner but exit the bus in a slightly different location on this day.
 

The Builders and the College will be providing traffic management personnel to assist in ensuring the safety of the community and the smooth flow of traffic throughout the morning.
 

Thank you in anticipation of your patience and cooperation in relation to this matter.

COMMON MEDICATIONS

With hay fever season upon us, the College has been receiving queries in relation to administering medication to students. Please refer to the information below to understand the College procedures in regards to common medications.
 

Panadol/Paracetamol
• Such medications can mask signs and symptoms of serious illness, injury or other underlying medical or psychological conditions requiring professional assistance. 

 

For this reason, the College will only administer analgesics such as aspirin or paracetamol with parent consent prior to use on each occasion.
 

Antihistamines
• The College does not supply or administer antihistamines. If your child requires this medication, we ask that parent please administer these at home.

 

SCHOOL BUS SERVICES (SBS)

School Bus Services (SBS) have commenced planning for the 2021 school year and are already experiencing an increasing volume of Transport Assistance Applications for 2021.
 

SBS are encouraging applications to be submitted by Monday, 23 November 2020 in order to save a seat for 2021. Any applications received after this date may be delayed which will affect getting onto a bus in time for the commencement of Term 1, 2021.
 

Note: Families do not need to re-apply if there are no changes to their current circumstances and they are currently receiving transport assistance by the way of bus or conveyance allowance.

 

If you have any further queries please phone School Bus Services (SBS) : (08) 9326 2625.

 

VACSWIM

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.
 

Not only is VacSwim a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.
 

There are programs for everyone, from beginners to advanced swimmers. Students 13 years and over can enrol in stages 13 – 16. Stage 16 enables them to achieve their Bronze Medallion.  
 

Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

CATHOLIC MISSION MOVIE FUNDRAISER

Catholic Mission is holding a movie fundraiser on Sunday 29 November 2020 to raise funds for St. Victor’s Major Seminary in Ghana. 
 

Screening for the movie "Fatima" commences at 3.00pm at Grand Cinemas Bunbury. 
 

School age tickets are $10 and Adult tickets cost $15.
 

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Mrs Natasha Shields on 0429 102 793
 

For more information on the project please visit https://www.catholicmission.org.au/our-work/see-our-work-in-action/st-victors-seminary-integrated-agriculture-project

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