Year 10 Permission Note 2021
12 February 2021

Dear Parents & Carers

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 10 2021

History - 23 February - Periods 1-4
Vietnam Veteran’s presentation - incursion.

College Swimming Carnival (Competitors only) - 1 March

ELES Study Skills - 11 March
Incursion where students will be provided with skills in study and revision techniques and time management.

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.

Urban Challenge (overnight Camp) - 13 and 14 May
(Separate information and permission forms for this activity will be sent later.)

Year 10 Reflection Day - 25th May
Students will travel by bus to Mt Schoenstatt for a day of spiritual reflection.

English - 30 July
Students will travel by coach to the Seymour Centre to attend a performance of Macbeth

PDHPE Youth Road Safety Forum - TBA (August)
Students will travel by bus to Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, to view scenarios and displays regarding road safety.

Back-off seminar - 24th November
A whole day workshop presented at the school by Brent Saunders, an ex-police officer focusing on personal safety and protective behaviours.

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.

Geography - TBA - Term 4
Students will undertake a field work experience in Semester 2 to apply practical Geography skills.

Elective Classes Year 10 2021

Design and Technology - 19 February
Students travel to IKEA at Marsden Park to explore the design story of the flat pack success story.

Agriculture - 1 April
Students attend the Royal Agricultural Show at Homebush

Japanese - 20 August
A day to create short films in Japanese for two competitions (at school)

Agriculture - 27th, 28th and 29th August
Penrith Show weekend:
Set up on Friday for all Agriculture students and rostered involvement until pack up on Sunday. An information letter will be sent out closer to the time.

ISTEM - (TBC) September
Students attend “Girls in STEM” workshops at 15 Broadway Ultimo

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.)

Studies of Religion Accelerated Class- Mosque Visit - 12 October
Students will visit an Islamic mosque to support their study of Religious Education courses.

Dance - 22 October
End of year showcase at the College. This is an evening event and Dance and representative Dance Company students are required to attend.

Dance - TBA
Excursion to Musical theatre work

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 or Photography and Digital Media class time. They will be notified specifically by Google Classroom.

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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