St Mary’s Campus (Barkly Street) and Coolock Campus (Junortoun) are open from Monday 15 January, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Bus Information Day:
Wednesday 31 January 2018 10am – 3pm at Coolock Campus, Junortoun (for urban Bus Travellers to La Valla)
Pastoral Planning Appointment and Photo Day:
Thursday 1 February 2018 for all students from Years 7 – 9 (Junortoun) and Years 10 – 12 (Barkly Street). To book appointments, please refer to the email sent Monday 15 January, which outlines the procedure.
For photos, students are required to wear full summer uniform. Hair should be neat and tidy. Any student whose hair is at shoulder length or longer, must tie back their hair. Boys should be clean shaven. A maximum of two plain silver or gold sleepers, no bigger than a five cent piece, or two small plain silver or gold studs may be worn in each ear. Spacers are not permitted at school.
First day of classes:
Classes resume Friday 2 February 2018. School hours at 8.50am – 3.25pm.
The College has received a number of calls regarding school shoes. Please be advised of the following:
Academic: Black lace up shoes for both boys and girls, girls are also permitted to wear black t-bar style footwear. No runner style black shoes.
Sport: Supportive sport footwear. No high top shoes.
Urban Bus Information and Bus Passes
Below is the the urban bus timetable for school bus specials that service Coolock (Junortoun). Please ensure your student is aware of the bus bay number for the afternoon departure as it can help allay any anxiety.
It is not compulsory for your child to have a bus pass, but there are considerable savings if they will be using the bus every day. Families firstly need to complete the PTV School Student ID form. A copy of the form is attached or it can be downloaded from ptv.vic.gov.au/schoolstudents. Before the pass can be issued by VLINE, families are asked to attend the office at either St Mary’s (Barkly Street) or Coolock (Junortoun) and have the form endorsed by the College.
You will need to have two passport-sized photos attached to the form.
The Student ID form, when complete, is then taken to VLINE, Bendigo Station or the Hub at Marketplace for issue of the Student ID form and the MYKI Bus Pass.
Bus Information Day Wednesday 31 January 10.00 – 3.00
Contrary to previous advice, VLINE will not be in attendance at the Bus Information Day. Christians Bus Company staff will be in attendance and College staff will be available to assist with Country Bus enquiries and endorsement of Student ID forms. Student ID cards are now only issued at VLINE, Bendigo Station or the Hub at Marketplace.
Travellers who reside more than 4.8kms from the College may be eligible for Conveyance Allowance. This allowance is only available to those travellers who have purchased a bus pass.
To claim the allowance please see form below. This form is to be completed and returned, along with the receipt for the bus pass, and returned to the Finance Office, St Mary’s, Barkly Street, Bendigo.
Country Bus Travellers
Some families have received notice of approval to travel. There are many students still on waiting lists for services to Coolock (Junortoun). We are hoping to soon have confirmation from the Department of Education about further approvals. Confirmations will be sent to families immediately the information is received.
Thank you to all families for their patience in this matter.
When you receive confirmation of travel approval, please take note of the bus bay number that your child’s bus departs from in the afternoon at Coolock (Junortoun). A list of bus bays is attached.
Approved Country Bus Travellers do not need a bus pass or a student concession card.