Year 7, 2023 St Michael's College
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Agenda Student Leader MCs Acknowledgement of Country / Prayer / Welcome Mr Damian Patton Acting Principal Mr Matthew Williams Deputy Principal: Pastoral Ms Bron Kemp Deputy Principal: Teaching and Learning Ms Amanda Price Deputy Principal: Staff and Strategy Mr Jordan Young Co-curricular Coordinator Mr Daniel Jones, Mrs Joanne Howat and Mr Tom Simpson Year 7 Pastoral Team
Housekeeping Please ensure your mobile phones are switched off or on silent. Toilets are located out the door to my left for adults and the students can use the toilets in the Courtyard behind us. In the event of an emergency, please exit Founder's Hall and move to the main oval.
Acknowledgement of Country Ninna Marni (Kaurna "hello, how are you?") We would like to Acknowledge that the land we meet on today is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging.
Prayer Introduction: Let us remember we are in the holy presence of God …at the conclusion of prayer Leader: St John Baptist de La Salle … All: Pray for us Leader: Live Jesus in our Hearts … All: Forever
Pastoral Care Mr Matthew Williams Deputy Principal: Pastoral
Pastoral Care ‘…that every student in the College be known, valued, and cared for…’
Pastoral Care Focus areas • Transition from Primary School to Junior Secondary • Friendships and Relationships • Lasallian Community • Wellbeing
Pastoral Care Focus areas • Digital Citizenship • Developing qualities of an independent learner • Building awareness of community and their place within it • Developing a future mind-set
Aims of the Program Enabling Students to work towards: • recognising and regulating emotions • developing empathy for others and understanding relationships • establishing and building positive relationships
Aims of the Program Enabling Students to work towards: • making responsible decisions • working effectively in teams • handling challenging situations constructively • developing leadership skills
Our Community • Eucharistic celebrations • Chapel services • Daily prayer • Retreats • Student leadership
Community Outreach Reaching out to the marginalised through: • Mission Action Day (MAD) • De La Salle Day • Project Compassion • St Vincent de Paul Christmas hampers • Camp La Salle
Curriculum Ms Bron Kemp Deputy Principal: Teaching and Learning
Lasallian Vision of Education ‘…to engage, challenge and support students to ‘be the best they can be…’
Structure • Approximately 320 students in Year 7 in 2023, 13 pastoral classes • Years 7 and 8 classes are gender-based • Experiential timetable
Structure Students are in their Pastoral Classroom for lessons but move from the classroom to specialist areas to work with specialist teachers
A Sample Timetable
SEQTA - Assessment and Reporting
How can you support your child? Help them get organised - set up routines, and a space for learning. Encourage them to ask questions and use SEQTA with them. Extra support: • About a subject: contact the subject teacher • General learning or wellbeing concerns: contact the Pastoral Care teacher • Other matters: Year Level Director • Telephone, email, note or via the Front Office Come to parent evenings and events
Ms Amanda Price Deputy Principal: Staff and Strategy
First time walking on water Jesus was less than confident... Parent Engagement & Support Leader: Sally Armour Email Address: email@example.com
Co-Curricular Mr Jordan Young Secondary Co-curricular Coordinator
Sport SUMMER (Terms 1 and 4) WINTER (Terms 2 and 3) Boys Boys • Athletics • Badminton • Cross Country • Soccer • Swimming • Water Polo • Hockey • Football • Volleyball • Tennis • Basketball • Cricket • Table Tennis Girls Girls • Athletics • Tennis • Table Tennis • Netball • Swimming • Basketball • Cross Country • Soccer • Volleyball • Softball • Hockey • Football • Water Polo • Touch Football • Badminton
State KO Competitions
Uniform Co-curricular uniforms Purchase from the Uniform shop on site (entry via Lawrie Street) Uniform Shop trading hours: • Tuesday to Thursday 8:00 am to 4:15 pm (last trading day for 2022 is Thursday, 8 December. • Extended hours in January 2023 from 16 – 30 January 2023 from 8:00 am to 4:15 pm (except Australia Day, 26 January) .
Year 7 Pastoral Team Mr Daniel Jones Mrs Jo Howat Year 7 Director and Mr Tom Simpson Year 7 Assistant Directors
Working together to ‘be the best you can be’ Community, Challenge, Choice • Known, valued and cared for • Develop and demonstrate respect • Value education • Make the world a better place
Commitment and Partnership
Transition ‘ Your life is a story of transitions. You are always leaving one chapter behind while moving onto the next.’
Additional Co-Curricular options for Year 7 • Music/Ensemble • Musical • Games Club • Social Justice Group • Dance • EcoSquad • Drama Club • Library Clubs e.g Book Club, Dungeons and Dragons
Q&A Year 7 Student Experiences
Q&A What is the best thing about secondary school at SMC? What was the biggest change and how did you cope? What advice would you give yourself if you could go back in time to when you started at SMC? What would you like to have known?
Uniform – Summer PE Uniform Term 1 and 4
Uniform – Winter PE Uniform Term 2 and 3
Uniform Shop Hours • Tuesday to Thursday 8:00 am to 4:15 pm during term time Closed for lunch between 12:30 to 1:00pm • Last day of trading in 2022: Thursday, 8 December 2022 • Re-opens 2 weeks prior to start of Term 1, 2023 From Monday, 16 to Monday, 30 January 2023 (except 26 January) • Regular trading: Resumes from Tuesday, 31 January 2023.
Orientation Day Monday 5 December 2022 • Arrival: 8:30 am drop off at oval gates C, E or F – escorted by Peer Support Leaders to Pastoral Care Teacher (see map on next page) • What to wear? Primary School uniform • What to bring? Recess, lunch, pencil case and a positive attitude • What to expect? Meet staff, existing students and other new students, meet PC class and PC teacher, subject and pastoral activities • Dismissal: 3:00 pm from LEC Courtyard
Assemble Here Meet Peer Support Leaders here! Meet Peer Support Leaders here! E Meet Peer Support Leaders here! F
Orientation Day Medical Needs of students with significant medical conditions Parents/caregivers must provide the current Student Health Care Plan and any required medication to the Front Office on the morning Orientation Day. All medication must be collected at the end of the day.
Other Key Dates / Events Day 1 of School Monday, 30 January 2023 (Year 7 and Year 12 students only) Normal drop off at 8:30 am. Year 7 students to make their way to Turon Courtyard. Staff will be present to assist.
Other Key Dates / Events Parent Welcome Evening Monday, 6 February 2023 Meet your child’s Pastoral Care teacher An event for parents/caregivers only Details to follow
Other Key Dates / Events Year 7 Camp Week 4, Term 1 Wednesday, 22 – Friday, 24 February 2023
Primary School Handover / Classes 2023 If there are any important documents/reports (medical / psychological / educational) that have been previously provided to your child’s primary school, please also provide these to us. Legally, primary schools are not able to pass on this information and these documents must come from parents/caregivers.
Consent2Go • Parents/caregivers will receive an email to access Consent2Go (C2Go) later in the year. • Parents/caregivers must add their contact details and always keep it current.
Consent2Go – Student Health Care Plans • Individual health care plans must be uploaded to C2Go for all students with significant medical conditions such as severe asthma, Type 1 Diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis. • Student medication must be provided to the Front Office to be stored in the First Aid Room. • Please contact the Front Office staff for further information or assistance with uploading relevant documents. email: Student.Reception@smc.sa.edu.au
Access to Information The link to the 2023 Back to School Information Booklet will be emailed to all families.
Wellbeing and Community Initiative
St Michael’s College invites the families of Year 7, 2023 students to a Music Information Evening on Monday, 28 November 2022 at 7:00 pm MacKillop Centre Learn everything you need to know about the Music Department, and find out how to get involved for next year! Hear our various ensembles, including Concert Band, Big Band, vocal ensembles and more! Register your attendance on this form.
Thank you for attending We appreciate your involvement this evening. It is a clear sign that you understand the importance of working in partnership for your child’s transition from primary to secondary education. Daniel.Jones@smc.sa.edu.au Joanne.Howat@smc.sa.edu.au Thomas.Simpson@smc.sa.edu.au
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