Year 9 Permission Note 2021
12 February 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

In 2021 your daughter will be participating in a number of whole school or whole year group activities. The fees for these activities have been included on school fees and divided evenly across the three billing terms. Please be aware that the College makes group bookings for these activities. In general, refunds cannot be provided if a student is absent on the day of an activity as the fee has already been paid for the activity. Some of the activities she will be participating in are listed below. There may also be other activities taking place during the year which will be also covered by the activities fees. You will be advised separately about any activities not on this list. To give permission for your daughter to take part in these activities, you will need to complete the details on the Google form contained in the email accompanying this document and submit it by Monday 15 February.


All Year 9 2021
College Swimming Carnival (Competitors only) - 1 March

College Cross Country Carnival (Competitors only) - 31 March

College Athletics Carnival - 26 April
Students will travel by bus to Blacktown for the annual athletics carnival.

Year 9 Reflection Day - 25 May
Students be involved in a day of spiritual reflection at school

Urban Challenge (overnight Camp) - 28 and 29 October
(Separate information and permission forms for this activity will be sent later.)

Sport - Throughout Year
From time to time depending on choice of sport activities, students may be taken by bus to venues such as the YMCA Penrith and Penrith Skatel.

Elective Classes Year 9 2021

Agriculture - 1 May, 7 August, 4 September
Selected students engage in a Training Day for the UniSchools Steer Challenge competition.

Visual Arts & PDM - 6 May
Students from both subjects visit Cockatoo Island to view the site and collect research for their artworks and photos - please note that this may be an extended day with students returning later than normal bus times. A more detailed information note will be sent home

Agriculture - 27-29 August
Selected students represent the school at the Penrith Show during the weekend

Food Technology - Term 3 (TBC)
“Food in Australia” Students explore Indigenous influence on Australian cuisine at the Royal Botanic Garden. A more detailed note will be sent home.

PASS - 2-3 September
Outdoor recreation overnight camp. Students will travel by bus to Somerset Outdoor Learning Centre, Colo and stay for one night. (A separate, more detailed permission note for this activity will be sent home later.)

iStem - September (TBC)
Students attend the “Girls in Stem” workshops at 15 Broadway Ultimo

Dance - 20 October
End of year showcase at the College. This is an evening event and Dance and representative Dance Company students are required to attend.

Commerce - Throughout the year
From time to time as part of their study, students may walk under teacher supervision to the Glenmore Park retail precinct during Commerce class.

Visual Arts, Visual Design and PDM - Throughout Year
From time to time as part of their study, students may travel by college bus to Penrith Regional Gallery or other local sites during their Visual Arts, Visual Design or Photography and Digital Media class time.

College Choir and Band - Throughout the year
During the year, Choir members will travel to various competitions and community events. Where needed specific permission notes for these events will be provided.

PASS - Throughout the year
From time to time students will visit various local venues in the Glenmore Park and Penrith area e.g. Penrith Panthers Rugby League Academy, local gyms to support their study of the PASS course.

Drama - TBC
Incursion with Zeal Theatre

Drama - 19 November
End of Year Drama Showcase at the College. This is an evening event and Drama students are required to attend.


Yours sincerely

Ms Deborah Scollard
Assistant Principal (Learning)
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