The college is currently advertising the following positions:
- Stage 5 Mathematics Teacher – Full Time Contract
- Stage 4 Technology Teacher – Full Time Contract
- Stage 5 HSIE Teacher – Maternity Leave Contract
If you would like to know more about the requirements of each position, please call the college office on 43231233 and ask for an application pack.
Additional Year 7 Class For 2019
With the demand for places in Year 7 in 2018, ETASC will be adding an additional Year 7 class to the College in 2019.
The class sizes will remain the same as 2018 with 15 students in each Year 7 class.
Additional staff will be employed to help with this expansion. If you are interested in enrolling your child in Year 7 in 2019 please contact the College office on 02 4323 1233.
Regular Pattern of School Attendance Required by Students
A reminder to parents that in order for their child to retain enrolment here at the college, students need to maintain a consistent pattern of attendance.
The NSW Education Department require all students to have a minimum attendance percentage of 85% throughout the year.
This means the college expects every student to attend school every day unless they are too sick to attend. In the event of absence caused by illness, the college requires an explanation of the absence within 24 hours of the student’s absence. Notification can be provided via text message, email or phone call. In the event of three or more consecutive days off, the college can request a Doctor’s certificate to support the provided reasons. If you have other reasons for a student being absent for the day (family emergency for example) please provide the college office with an explanation so we are able to account for the student’s absence.
For more information on school attendance please refer to our College Handbook.
Request for Student Leave
The Department of Education’s requirement for school attendance also affects opportunities for families to take holidays during school Terms. Some schools are withdrawing the option of families taking students out of school for holidays. ETASC is flexible but the Minister of Education requires us to ensure all student leave during Term time be approved by the college Principal in advance. A student leave request form is now available from college reception and needs to be completed 4 weeks prior to the planned absence from the College.
Please contact the College office on 4323 1233 if you have any further queries about holidays during school Term.
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 currently accepting enrolments for students for 2019, 2020 and beyond.
Our school’s growing reputation is generating ongoing interest, so much so, that Year 10 for 2019 is already full. ETASC students in Year 9 this year are presumed to be continuing into Year 10 next year and are allocated a place for Year 10 in 2019.
Thank you to those parents and students who are recommending our school to prospective students who will value and enjoy what ETASC provides.
We are always accepting enrolments for future years up to and including 2021.
If you or anyone you know are interested in a place for Year 7-9 in 2019 you are urged to act now. Please call the College office on 4323 1233 so we can send you an information pack in the mail.
School Fees for 2019 are $1400. This increase in fees is the first increase in school fees since 2014.
A reminder to parents and caregivers that ETASC is a fee paying college and the contributions made provide opportunities to students to participate in a variety of different learning experiences.
It is a requirement of a student’s enrolment that school fees are paid by parents/carers and failure to pay fees will result in the students enrolment been withdrawn.
Scholarships are available to families who are suffering financial hardship and we encourage all parents/carers to apply for scholarships if they are struggling to pay school fees. Information regarding school fees, payment plans and scholarships are available on the college website.
For more information on ETASC school fees please refer to our College Handbook.
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.
Students attending ETASC are required to participate fully in PDHPE. This includes doing some physical activity as part of their subject. In Term 4 we are offering the following activities to all students in order to encourage more active involvement.
All students will participate in:
- Gym (Snap Fitness)
- Waterfront walking
- Dancing (contemporary/hip hop)
- Lawn bowls
- Archery strike
- Oz tag
- Boxing (for 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. If you need further information please contact ETASC PDHPE teacher Joshua Wakem on 43231233.
Please note these sport options are subject to change depending on student selections.
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.
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 College 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.