The College is enrolling students for 2018 and beyond.
The number of enrolments we are currently experiencing are slightly up compared to 2017 across all years. For Year 7, we already have 5 places booked for next year so places are filling faster in Year 7 than compared to 2017. We are also receiving enrolments for future years up to and including 2020. Our school’s growing reputation is generating ongoing interest. Thank you to those parents and students who are recommending our school to prospective students who will value and enjoy what ETASC provides.
If you or anyone you know are interested in a place for 2018 in Years 7, 8, 9 or 10 you are urged to act now. Please call the College office on 02 4323 1233 so we can send you an information pack in the mail.
The Department of Transport’s introduction of OPAL Cards is designed to reduce schools’ involvement in the issue and re-issue of this free service for school children. Parents are now responsible to follow up with errors / lost and stolen cards. Students are advised not to put OPAL cards near phones or other disabled cards.
For more information on Opal Cards please refer to our College Handbook.
Contacting Students in Class Time
Please do not ring your child during class time, they will be tempted to answer which is very disruptive to the class. In any case their phone should be OFF and AWAY! Parents who need to contact their child during school hours are asked to do so by calling 4323 1233 or wait till break times.
Parents/carers are required to make sure that school fees are kept up to date.
The school is restricted on what we can offer to your child without these fees and we will not include students in activities where fees are outstanding.
For more information on ETASC school fees please refer to our College Handbook.
Students attending ETASC are required to participate fully in PDHPE. This includes doing some physical activity as part of their subject. In Term 4 and 1 we are offering the following activities in order to encourage more active involvement.
Years 7 and 8 students may choose from:
- Lawn Bowls
- Gym at Snap Fitness (limited numbers)
Years 9 and 10 students may choose from:
- Lawn bowls
- Gym at Snap Fitness
Where a student has a temporary incapacity and requests an exemption, a letter from a parent will suffice for one week, any time beyond one week must be supported by a Doctor’s Certificate.
Free After School Tutoring
Any student who wants help after school (on any subject) should ask the subject teacher and arrangements can be made for most afternoons.
Extension Science (Y10 students intending to complete the HSC) 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Literacy tutoring 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Extension English (Y10 students intending to complete the HSC) 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Numeracy tutoring 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Extension Maths (Y10 students intending to complete the HSC) Friday 11.55am to 12.55pm
All extra curricular or tutoring classes are free.
Excursions and Events
There are a number of School Events planned in Term 4.
Parents will be emailed with details of each event and where permission is required, we ask that you REPLY to the email with your permission, as instructed. This will ensure that your response goes to the staff member who is responsible for that event. This system will be refined in future.
Students without parental consent provided cannot be included in the event, phone calls, handwritten notes and texts will no longer be accepted, unless a prior agreement has been made with the Assistant Principal. Some events will be limited due to transport or other considerations, so getting in early will be important, once you are notified that bookings are open.
The school has provided lockers at no cost for students to store their school bags to improve security and Work Health and Safety. Students are asked to clean out their locker at the end of every Term. Items left in lockers at the end of each term will be discarded. If you value the contents of your locker, please take it with you.
Students are encouraged to keep lockers locked at all times, even when empty. We are keen to prevent unauthorised access to your locker and/or to have other people placing objects in lockers which do not belong there.
Medication Taken at School
Parent/Carers are reminded that students must not bring medication to school without advising the school in writing (this includes non-prescription medication). Medication which needs to be taken during school hours must be held and administered by school staff, not the student.
For more information on medication at ETASC please refer to our College Handbook.
Student Expectations and Rewards
Students are expected to observe common courtesy, and show respect for each other and for staff.
Where students demonstrate consistent effort in the school community they may be rewarded with a Gold Card, which can be used to access various privileges or recognition. These Rewards are designed to be timely, appropriate and meaningful to the student.
For more information on expected student behaviour and rewards please refer to our College Handbook.