Year 7 2021: Important Messages and Dates from Year 7 Pastoral Leader
Dear Parents and Caregivers of Year 7 2021,
With the end of Semester 1 upon us, the remainder of Year 6 will no doubt fly by for your daughter and your family. To help prepare our 2021 families for entry into Mt St Michael’s College, your daughter’s first MSM event occurs next term with our proposed Orientation Day on Friday 4 September, subject to compliance with COVID-19 restrictions.
Orientation Day is one of my favourite days in the transition calendar as it is the first opportunity for the new year group to come together and experience a taster of what it is like to be an MSM girl. Our proposed program hopes to provide parents and caregivers with the opportunity to hear key messages from the College and the students will have a chance to break away to spend some time together with myself and the current Student Leadership team.
Your daughter may be beginning to think about her transition into MSM and have some questions as a result. We encourage you to talk with her as much as possible about the transition to MSM. Sharing information together from our Facebook and Instagram pages and our College newsletter will help your daughter to become more familiar with the MSM landscape.
Orientation Day next term and the Assessment for Teaching and Learning Day in September will provide plenty of opportunities for your daughter (and of course you!) to raise any queries.
Please remember to save the following important dates in your calendar:
- Friday 4 September 2020: Year 7 2021 Orientation Day
9.00am – 11.00am in the Sophia Centre
- Saturday 12 September 2020: Year 7 2021 Assessment for Teaching and Learning
8.30am – 12 noon in the Sophia Centre
As your daughter enters her secondary school years, a challenge often faced by families of teenagers is navigating the online world in a safe and appropriate manner. At MSM, we continuously work with our girls to educate and support them whilst they navigate this complex environment. We find this education is most effective when it begins, and is supported, at home.
As adults, the best way we can help is to be up to date with apps or trends and have open, honest dialogue around internet, phone and social media use. I have found the following links to be invaluable in keeping up to date with what is happening in our young peoples’ virtual world:
I look forward to meeting you later this year.
Pastoral Leader - Year 7