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Wollemi College Key Parent Function, 7 th February 2014
Important Events n Events: o o o Daily Mass First Friday Adoration and Pilgrimage School Photos Key Parent Functions Public Speaking Competition and Debating Mid-Year and End of Year Exams Father and Son Camp End of Year Presentation Night UNSW English and Mathematics competitions Swimming and Athletics Carnivals, Cross Country Grandparents Day The Beatification of Msgr. Alvaro del Portillo
Routines o Site supervision: preferably no drops pre-8: 15 am and pick up by 3: 45 pm o Drop off/Pick up bay o Absence notes are a legal requirement o Lost property – located at the front office o Email: [email protected] nsw. edu. au
Year 8 Teachers o Teachers: n Mr. Ian Ison – Class Teacher, Religion and History n Mr. Julian Perrottet – PDHPE and Mandatory Technology n Mr. Brendan Williams– Mathematics and Geography n Mr. Kieran Williams - English n Mr. Edwin Choi– Spanish n Mr. Joe Tabone – Visual Art n Mr. Mark Ranftl – Music n Mr. Phillip Mackenzie - Science
Systems: Reports Merit cards Diary Class Teacher Tutors and Tutorials Library – Borrowing and Returning books House System School Directors – Deputy Headmaster and Director of Formation (Mr. Aldous), Director of Studies (Mr. Wright), School Administrator (Mr. Reyes) o Headmaster – Mr. Andrew Mullins o o o o
Year 8 Goal Setting o 1. Character Development – What areas of your sons character can be improved this year? What virtues does your son need to foster that will help him become a better son and student? o 2. Academics – Is your son organised in terms of his study routines? Does he dedicate enough hours to study outside of doing homework? Which subjects will he try to do better in this year? o 3. School Community – What can your son do to get involved in the activities of the school? Does he wear his uniform with pride? Is he happy when other students in the school are rewarded for their achievements? o 4. Home Life – What can your son do to help out at home? Does he understand that being part of a family also means helping out so that the home functions properly?
Areas of Focus for the Class o Inclusion and acceptance of all members of the class – Zero tolerance for bullying, raising the human tone in the classroom, genuine concern for others o Spiritual Formation – Mass attendance, Confession, Acts of Piety such as the Rosary, Spiritual Reading, Mental Prayer o Cultural Formation – Reading classic works of literature, reading books that promote virtues, listening to classical music, reading good journals and watching good documentaries. o Academic Standards – Trying their best in every subject, having good study routines, self-motivated learning rather than learning to obtain rewards.