Current letters to Families


Year 12 Health headspace Excursion


The current topic for the Year 12 Health class requires students to evaluate the effectiveness of a health promotion, strategy or agency in supporting issues relating to adolescent stress.  To assist with making contact with local agencies and communicating with support staff, a visit to headspace has been organised for Wednesday 28 April during Lesson 1. 

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Year 11 Post School Pathways 'Big Day Out'


We are please to offer our Year 11 students an opportunity to participate in an excursion to Adelaide to attend the Careers and Employment Expo, which hosts over 80 organisations, employers and other careers focussed experiences.  The excursion will occur on Friday 7 May with students departing from school at 5.45am before returning at approx. 6.30pm.

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Year 10 Post School Careers Excursion to Adelaide


Year 10 students will participate in a Post School Possibilities excursion to Adelaide from Wednesday 5 May to Friday 7 May.  The purpose of the excursion is to allow students to experience a range of post school pathways to inform decisions regarding subject selection for their senior years of schooling. 

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MFS Road Awareness Program

The SA Metropolitan Fire Service Road Awareness Program will be visiting Caritas College.  The program is specifically designed to give students a hard-hitting, realistic insight into road trauma which statistics show is one of the major causes of death and serious injury for 16-24 year olds in SA.  

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Principal's Renewal Leave


Mr Damian Smith will be taking Principal's Renewal Leave from 17 May until 2 July 2021.  Mrs Mary Manning will be Acting Principal during this time whilst Mr Smith is on leave.

Mrs Manning is well known to the Caritas College community in her role as Deputy Principal.  She brings a depth of leadership experience to this position along with a commitment for ensuring excellence in teaching and learning.


Combined Primary Schools Choir


Students in Years 4-6 from our College have the opportunity to participate in the Port Augusta Combined Primary Schools Choir.  The choir will perform for family and friends in conjunction with the Instrumental Music Service of Port Augusta at a concert on a date to be confirmed in the 2nd half of Term 3.

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STEM Girls 2021 - Registration


STEM Girls is the University of South Australia's program to encourage girls in Year 11 to continue the study of Science and Mathematics throughout their schooling and into university.  There are a number of programs running for those students who have indicated their interest.


Immunisations for Year 8 and 10 Students


The SA School Immunisation Program will be offered at Caritas College by City of Playford Immunisation Services.  The first date for immunisations at Caritas College will be 26 May 2021.  All other dates will be communicated via our website calendar.

An Immunisation Consent Pack has been sent to families with important information re your child being vaccinated at school.  All parents/legal guardians are to complete, sign and return the consent cards, even if you do not consent for the student to be vaccinated at school.  Students aged 16 years and above can consent for themselves.

If you do not receive an Immunisation Consent pack from your child, please ask the front office.

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Graphics Calculators in Years 10-12 Mathematics


Senior Secondary students undertaking Mathematics in Year 10-12 are required to use graphics calculators.  Therefore, it is recommended that all current Year 10 students will need to purchase a graphics calculator in order to meet the course requirements.  SACE Board of SA have stipulated that only certain graphics calculators may be used, we have selected the Casio fx-CG50AU as the graphics calculator to be used at Caritas College.  All students are required to use the same brand of calculator. 


Implementation of 1:1 Laptop Program


At Caritas College we are committed to providing an excellent Catholic education in the Josephite tradition to enable students to reach their full potential.  We understand and value the role of information technology (IT) in 21st century learning, and endeavour to use it to inspire a love of learning.  We are pleased to communicate to families that the Laptop Program for Years 7-9 will commence from the beginning of Term 4.  Each student will be responsible for their own laptop and will need to adhere to our College's Acceptable User Agreement which provides clear information about their rights and responsibilities of having a school owned device.

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