Chair Person:
Dr Vernon Crew

Secretary:
Mrs Suzanne Crew

Members:
Mrs Nathalie van der Veer
Mrs Amber Fernandez

Ms Debbie Bridge
Mr Jamie Moore

Co-opted Members:
Mr David Steller
Mr Dale Wicks

Ex-Officio Members:
Fr Roel Llave
Ms Regina Menz

 

Information for One-to-One Learning at O'Connor Catholic College
Thanks to all that were in attendance at the One-To-One information night for Year 7.
If you missed the Information night there are some presentations with some valuable information available below.

Our portal from The School Locker is up and ready to go.
You can access it here

There are a number of iPads, MacBooks and accessories available on this portal at discounted prices.
We have also been able to organise a school portal directly with the Apple Store in Penrith. This provides all parents, students and staff access to discounted pricing across the whole Mac Store as well as free engraving and delivery.
You can access it here

Additionally we have a portal for the HP online store which offers a discount to the O'Connor community.
You can access it here

Any questions contact Mr Mark Harris (ICT Coordinator) on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

One to One Learning Evening Presentation
Cybersafety Presentation
System Requirements for One-to-One Learning Program 2020

All Year 7 students will need a device to take part in our One-To-One Learning program.

This is a test for problem solving. Please ignore 

The mandated applications required for school include:

·       Pages (a document generating app.)

·       Keynote (a presentation app.)

·       Numbers (a spreadsheet app.)

·       Bamboo Free (an app. that generates virtual exercise books/allows handwriting and drawing)

·       iBooks Free (reading and annotating app.)

·       Kindle Free (reading and annotating app.)

·       Evernote Free (Storing research materials, images, create audio files)

·       Edmodo Free (online school environment) You need to go through iTunes to download this app

·       DropBox Free (Storing and transferring information and learning materials)

·       GarageBand  (Music creation and podcasting)

·       Ideasketch Free (Drawing diagrams)

·       My FitnessPal Free (Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker)

·       J Pimmell D&T (Design and Technology)

·       Skitch (graphics app)

·       School A-Z Free (Homework, spelling, etc.) 

·       iMovie (video Editing)

·       Pic Collage Free (photo and video editing)

·       Glo Bible    Free (Interactive Digital Bible)

·       Educreations          Free (Interactive whiteboard)

·       Vernier video physics (Automated object tracking and video analysis)

·       Recordium  (Voice Recording app.)

·       Explain Everything (Lecture capture and screencasting app.)

·       Comic Life  (Photo Comic Creation app.)

·       Algebra Touch

·       Flash Cards Free (Creating study cards)

To cover the cost of purchasing these Apps each student can either pay a $50 iPad levy to the school (this will equate to $100 worth of Apps) OR purchase these themselves.

If the app levy option is chosen the mandated Apps will be purchased under the schools VPP (Volume Purchasing Plan) directly with Apple and distributed to each student.

BYOD for Year 8 2017

Thanks to all that were in attendance at the BYOD information night for Year 7 in to 8 in 2017.

If you missed the iPad Information night there is a powerpoint with some valuable information available below.
 
The portal from our preferred supplier Mac 1 Armidale is up and ready to go.

You can access it at the following web address:

https://portal.mac1.com.au/oconnor/

There are a number of iPads and accessories available on this portal at discounted prices.

We have also been able to organise a school portal directly with the Apple Store in Penrith.

Here is the link for O’Connors BYOD portal through Apple:

http://store.apple.com/au_eduind-k12-discounted_802498

This provides all parents, students and staff access to discounted pricing across the whole Mac Store as well as free engraving and delivery.

Any questions contact Mr Mark Harris (ICT Coordinator) on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
All Year 8 students will need an iPad next year to take part in our BYOD program.
 
For information about the iPad Apps needed for all Student iPads, please see link below.
All Apps will be purchased by the school and installed on students iPads during setup early Term 1 2017
 


Tuition Fees

The Tuition Fee is an annual charge that is divided into three (3) term payments for convenience. Tuition Fees include a resource fee of $500 per annum for Years 7-10 and $700 per annum for Years 11 and 12 to cover the cost of book-hire, computer software licencing and copyright etc. As a systemic school in the Armidale Diocese, the College is required to make regular payments to the Armidale Catholic Schools Office. Tuition Fees are also required to cover normal running costs of the College. Unless a prior arrangement has been made with either the Principal or the College Bursar, all accounts are expected to be finalised promptly.

  

Family Reduction

A reduction of fees is granted when a family has three or more children attending the College. Where there are three children, the third child will receive a 60% reduction, where there are four or more children, the third will receive a 60% reduction and there is no charge for subsequent children. Consideration will also be given to families with more than two children enrolled at O’Connor Catholic College and the Catholic feeder schools to O’Connor.

  

Tuition Fees

The Resource Fee is included as part of the Tuition Fees. The 2019 Fees are:

Junior Secondary   Years 7 -10     $1001 per Term x 3 Terms   ($3003 p.a.) 
Senior Secondary   Years 11-12     $1144 per Term x 3 Terms   ($3432 p.a.)

 

Method of Payment

Payment of Fees and other charges may be made in cash, by cheque, EFTPOS or by Credit Card (Bankcard, Visa, Mastercard). Direct Debits may also be arranged with the Bursar.

  

Notification of Withdrawal of Student

Parents are expected to give one month's notice, in writing, if they are intending to withdraw students from the College. Failure to do so may render them liable for a full term's fees.

  

Building Levy

The facilities at O’Connor are maintained through the contribution of families to the Building Levy. These can be existing parents of students, pensioners, or parishioners with no connection to the College. All parents (past, present and future) have a responsibility to maintain and look after the heritage and buildings they have and will inherit. A $405.00 per annum per family building levy is charged and $135 will be invoiced with the Tuition Fees each Term. It can be expected that this levy will increase in future years.

  

Elective Costs

Click the link below for years 9 to 12 elective information

Fee Schedule For 2019 PDF

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is operational at O’Connor Catholic College and students in year 9 (aged 14) may join the program.
The Award is non-competitive and encourages young people to set and achieve goals at a level appropriate to their needs.

There are four sections that must be completed for a young person to qualify for an Award:

  • Volunteering, Skills,
  • Physical Recreation 
  • Adventurous Journeys

The Award has three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Year 9 students may start at the Bronze level.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Letter To Parents

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award How To Set It Up

The entry fee for the program is $105 for Bronze, $110 for Silver and Gold is $125 which covers all Online Record Books, all certificates and badges, insurance and administration
To learn more about The Award go to www.dukeofed.com.au
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If there are any questions please contact Science Coordinator Mr Mitchell Smidt at O'Connor Catholic College school on (02) 67721666 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we wish to advise that the Uniform shop will be closed until further notice. The College can still accommodate those parents who need to purchase uniform items with the following:

  1. Contact the College via phone 6772 1666 or email our Uniform Shop Manager Mrs Vickie Cooper, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and advise her of the items you wish to purchase. These will then be available for collection at the front office

  2. If your child needs to try the uniform on for sizing please make an appointment with Mrs Cooper during the normal operating hours by contacting her as above. These hours are: Monday 8am to 12pm, Wednesday 12pm to 4pm and Fridays 10am to 2pm

Payment can be made over the phone or on collection

UNIFORM PRICE LIST

SUMMER SHIRTS $55.00 SUMMER DRESSES $80.00
SUMMER SHORTS $45.00 SNR GIRLS BLOUSES $60.00
WINTER SHIRTS $30.00 SNR GIRLS SKIRT $55.00
WINTER TROUSERS $55.00 X-OVER SNR TIE $15.00
SPRAY JACKETS $80.00 WINTER BLOUSE $30.00
TRACK PANTS $60.00 WINTER SKIRTS $70.00
JUMPERS $95.00 GIRLS TROUSERS $65.00
HOODIES $60.00 POLO SHIRTS $35.00
SPORTS SHORTS $35.00 JUNIOR TIES $25.00
SOCKS / KNEE-HI'S $15.00 SENIOR TIES $25.00
COLLEGE HATS $50.00 SCARVES $10.00
BLAZERS $200.00 HATS $25.00

**  All prices GST inclusive

SchoolbagOur School now has our own Skoolbag iPhone and Android App to help us communicate more effectively with our Parent/Student community. We are asking parents/students to install our Skoolbag School App. To install it, just search for our school name, O'Connor Catholic College Armidale, in either the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store. 
Skoolbag Instruction PDF

 



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