St Patrick’s College is a Catholic school in which education in faith has a privileged place along with the pursuit of excellence in academic and general education. It is a school under the care of Edmund Rice Education Australia.
In accepting an offer of enrolment at the College, parents and their sons undertake to participate actively in the life of the College and to work together with the College staff to build a community in which the best possible education is offered.
To this end I/we agree with the following conditions of enrolment and to support their maintenance whilst ever my/our son is enrolled at the College:
1. All students take part in all aspects of the College’s Religious Education programme. This programme includes Religious Education lessons, the celebration of Mass and liturgies, involvement in prayer, retreats, camps, community service and witness. Ideally the work of the College in this regard is based upon home life and supported by it.
2. All students assume responsibility, with the help of their teachers, for their own work in class, bookwork, homework and study and for the prompt submission of all essays, projects, assignments and tasks.
3. Politeness and respect for others as an essential part of College life.
4. While travelling to and from the College and during College endorsed activities, students are to be courteous, co-operative, and very conscious of the general public.
5. College authority extends from the time students leave home until they arrive home again. The College, however, cannot accept legal responsibility for students whilst not under the direct supervision of staff.
6. Whilst under College authority, all students are expected to maintain a high standard of self-discipline and to conduct themselves in accordance with the standards contained in the College diary. The College reserves the right to ensure that these high standards are maintained and expects parents to support these justifiable expectations.
7. College regulations strictly forbid smoking, the use of alcohol, drugs, dangerous or prohibited goods and/or the possession of such items.
8. The College reserves the right to inspect student lockers, bags, desks, etc. if deemed necessary. Illegal, dangerous and/or prohibited goods will be confiscated.
9. Punctuality and regular attendance at the College at all lessons throughout each College term are mandatory. Attendance at times prescribed by the College including week night and weekend occasions is expected.
10. The co-curricular and extra-curricular activities beyond the ordinary hours of school are a necessary part of the College’s programme. Students are enrolled on the understanding that they join in sports, retreats, class camps, excursions and similar activities.
11. Students who have the ability and physical fitness and are chosen to represent the College in sport will do so willingly, enthusiastically and conscientiously as a way of building up College spirit. Commitment to College sport and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities has a priority over all other commitments.
12. Full College uniform at times prescribed and as designated as the standard is to be worn. Full sport and other specialist uniforms are to be worn. Hair cut/styles will be in keeping with College regulations. No visible jewellery –except for the wrist watch – is to be worn.
13. The College is a non-profit organisation where expenses are shared by all parents, and so all are to pay fees promptly by no later than the due date. In particularly difficult circumstances, parents may consult confidentially with the Director of Business Services or Headmaster on the payment of College fees prior to their due date.
14. In particular, contributions to the Building Fund at least at the suggested level are anticipated. Contributions in excess of this suggested level are especially received.
15. All parents actively support the College through involvement in the canteen, chapel cleaning, learning support, social justice initiatives, Parents’ and Friends’ meetings, special community celebrations, parent/teacher interviews, sport, etc.
16. Privacy Legislation requirements will be adhered to. The St Patrick’s College Standard Collection Notice (Privacy Statement) can be found on the College website. In signing this Statement of Enrolment Understanding, parents are acknowledging that they have read and understand the St Patrick’s College Standard Collection Notice.