Dear Students and Families

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you on behalf of Aranmore Catholic College to the start of the 2018 academic year.  We look forward to the opportunity to work with your sons and daughters this year in what will be an exciting time ahead. 

We would like to provide some information that may be of use in preparation for the start of the school year.

This year, school will commence for Year 7 & 12 on Wednesday the 31 of January; Students must be at school by 8.30am.  At 8:35am the bell will sound and the Y12s are asked to congregate in the Convent Gardens and the Year 7s in the CASS.

On Thursday 1 February, classes will begin at 8.35am, for all students of the College.  Summer academic uniform is to be worn by all students from the first day of the school term.  We urge you to ensure that ALL uniform items are clearly labelled with your child’s name.  Information in regard to opening hours for the Uniform Shop can be found of the College website.

Please find below a summary of important dates.

 

Date

Event

Details

Term 1: 31 January

(Wednesday of week 1)

Year 7 & & Y12’s Commence.

New student’s orientation 10:00-11:00am.

Year 12 meet in Convent Gardens.

Year 7 meet in CASS.

Term 1: 1 February

(Thursday of week 1)

Year 8 -11 Commence

All staff and students proceed to the CASS at 8:40am for prayer and

brief Assembly

Term 1: 8 February (Thursday of week 2)

Year 7/8 and new families parents night

Joan Flynn Building

Term 1: 12 February (Monday of week 3)

Year 11/12 Parent and Student Information Evening.

All parents, guardians & students asked to attend.

Meet in the CASS at 6.00pm

Term 1: 1 March

(Thursday of week 5)

Inter-House swimming carnival

HBF Stadium

Term 1: 2 March

(Friday of week 5)

Student – free day.

Term 1: 12 April

(Thursday of week 11)

Interim reports - Parent/Teacher Feedback evening.

All parents & guardians to attend.

Interviews held in the CASS from 3.00pm.

 

In 2018 there are a number of focus areas we would like students to pay particular attention to; 

 

1.       The College uniform needs to be worn in full and appropriately. The policy can be found on the College website. Please pay particular attention to your child’s style of shoes (no flat soles or casual/street shoes) and haircuts (no lines, tracks or undercuts). Student are required to have a College school bag and arrive and leave school in full academic uniform. If students do not comply they may be sent home until the issue is rectified.

2.       Attendance & Punctuality is an important transferable skill that will serve our young people well once they move beyond these walls. Students must be at school for the beginning of form class and be punctual to all their classes.

3.       Academic focus and effort. In 2018 the College seeks to challenge all student to achieve their potential in their academic pursuits. It is an important for students to engage in classes and take the appropriate amount of time outside of school hours to complete homework and assignments as well as revise and prepare for upcoming assessments and examinations.

4.       Extra-Curricular

Students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities offered at the College. Each students is encouraged to become involved on any activities on offer as these provide all students within opportunity to develop a range of life skills beyond the classroom setting. 

 

 

 

 

The Form teachers are the first port of call with regards to communication involving your child and we encourage you to email them when the need arises. If you have any queries about any of these matters, please do not hesitate to contact them or either of us at the College.

 

 

We look forward to working with you and your child over the coming year.

 

 

Regards

 

 

 

Mrs Cam Tu Hine                              Mr Ben Gross                                                     Mr Craig Rodgers

 

Dean of Students Year 7 & 10        Dean of Students  Year 8 & 11                         Dean of Students Year 9 & 12

 

 

 

 

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