Teaching Staff Changes
Welcome to Jaclyn Brownhill who has been appointed as the College’s Gifted and Talented Teacher.
Changes in responsibility
Kim Wheeler has been appointed as the Curriculum Coordinator until the end of 2018.
Parent/carers of ETASC students are encouraged to apply for a scholarship at any time during the year.
A scholarship is money set aside which can assist a family experiencing hardship to pay school fees. Scholarships are available for eligible Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 students and applications are a relatively simple process, with the majority of scholarship applications succeeding.
Students who attend school regularly and apply themselves to their academic progress will be eligible. A successful applicant who receives a 50% scholarship will have their contribution to school fees matched dollar for dollar by the scholarship sponsor.
Some terms and conditions apply.
To apply please download our scholarship application form and hand it into the College office.
The College is enrolling students for 2018 and beyond.
ETASC has expanded and enrolments have increased compared to 2017 across all years. Year 7, 9 and 10 are at full capacity. Places are still available now for 2018 in Year 8.
We are always accepting 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 Year 8 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 phone your child during class time, they will be tempted to answer which is very disruptive to the class. Their phone should be off and out of sight. Parents/carers who need to contact their child during school hours are asked to do so by calling the college office on 4323 1233 or wait until 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.
Love Bites Junior
In weeks 2 and 3 of this term Year 7 and 8 will participate in the Love Bites Junior program provided in conjunction with Regional Youth Support Services (RYSS). Love Bites Junior is a Respectful Relationships program designed for young people aged 11-14 years and will focus on friends, respectful relationships, bullying and gender along with relationships, love and control.
PDHPE Practical Component
The PDHPE practical component this term will consist of a series of team sports held at Ray Maher Oval for Year 7 to 10 students. These sports will combine team building skills and physical activity for students.
Free After School Tutoring
Any student who wants help after school (on any subject) should ask the subject teacher and arrangements will be made to provide free tutoring for most afternoons.
Extension Maths (Y10 students intending to complete the HSC) 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Literacy tutoring 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Extension Science (Y10 students intending to complete the HSC) 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Numeracy tutoring 2:30pm to 3:30pm
All extra curricular or tutoring classes are free.
Excursions and Events
There are a number of School Events planned for Term 2.
Parents/carers 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.
Students without parental/carer’s 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.