Cyber Safety Guest Speaker - 16 July 2018
Dear St Edmund’s College Family and Friends,
Last chance to let us know – EREA Parent Choice Survey
Thank you to the families who have already responded to the Edmund Rice Edmund Australia (EREA) Parent Choice Survey. So far our response rate is just under 20% of our entire parent body. I urge all parents and caregivers to complete the survey. It will provide important information to Colleges like ours and EREA on why parents choose EREA schools. The survey takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete and all information shared is unidentified, although each school can see their own summary data. Questions in the survey will help EREA and each school to know vital information about parent choices and their level of satisfaction including:
- Parents’ relationship with the College
- The religious background of parents
- Reasons why parents have chosen St Edmund’s College
- A general measure of student wellbeing at the College
- Parents’ overall satisfaction with the College
To complete the survey just click on the link below.
The survey will remain open until Monday June 18. I am hopeful that we can have a response rate of close to 50%, which will ensure that our summary data accurately reflects the views and beliefs of our families. Your feedback is very much appreciated.
Congratulations Riley Tear – Gold Medal
Well done to Riley Tear who travelled to the Sydney International Convention Centre this week to represent St Edmund’s College and the state of Queensland against the best of the other states in the World Skills National Competition. Riley was entered into the Automotive (school age (non-apprentice) section. He won Gold and was clear by eight points from second place (NSW), which is an outstanding achievement in a top level competition such as this. Mr Nigel Raddie, who accompanied Riley, said that all judges and convenors who were in contact with Riley could not speak highly enough of his attitude and demeanour. Riley was over the moon with his Gold Medal and it was well deserved.
Cyber Safety – Guest Speaker Susan McLean - Monday 16 July 2018
St Edmund’s College and St Mary’s College are proud to jointly host Susan McLean on July 16 for a special parent information evening presentation on Cyber Safety to be held at St Edmund’s College.
Susan McLean is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of Cyber Safety and was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years. Widely known as the ‘cyber cop’ she was the first Victorian Police Officer appointed to a position involving cyber safety and young people.
With the explosion of cyber technology, the issues of cyberbullying and ‘sexting’, are emerging as a significant issue confronting the safety and wellbeing of young people and the wider community. Together with associated technology including 4G mobile telephones, Instant Messaging (MSN), online games and the popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter, just to name a few, today’s youth have access to and are accessible by many millions of people worldwide.
Providing guidance and support for our young people to interact with and utilise social media responsibly, legally and ethically is more necessary now than ever before.
For more information about Susan McLean, click on the link below to the Cyber Solutions website:
Susan will be with us for two days to speak to students, staff and parents. Her presentations cover the broad range of issues and concerns relating to all aspects of cyber safety.
The parent session will be a limited seating event to be held at St Edmund’s College on Monday July 16. Tickets for the event are free; however bookings are limited to two tickets per registration. You can order your tickets by going onto the website or Facebook pages of either St Edmund’s or St Mary’s College. More information is attached to this newsletter.
We look forward to seeing you there for this important parent information night.
We keep in our prayers our brothers and sisters in the communities of Guatemala and Hawaii who are fleeing their homes in panic due to continued volcanic eruptions.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts…FOREVER!
Diarmuid O’Riordan, Principal