12 Jan 2017

CAS Activities at Sha Tin College

Dear Parents and Guardians,

For this term the activity sign up will take place on Monday 16th January from 12.20pm and the activities will begin from Tuesday 17th January onwards.  Activities can be viewed on Smart from Thursday 12th January onwards.

It is important to note that this term, we will be handling student activity sign up via Smart rather than the Gateway system we have used previously. This is part of our ongoing strategy to consolidate our digital systems which brings various benefits to the community.
Students have been briefed on how to access the new system via the school bulletin and email.  There is a short ‘How to’ video on the bulletin if any student is still unsure.  There is a major change parents need to be aware of.  When your child signs up for an Activity, you will receive a notification email, requesting that you agree to your child’s participation.  You have seven days to click the link giving your consent to their involvement.  This year, sign up begins on Monday January 16th, so you should expect to receive notifications of any sign ups later that day.
The new notification feature is a response to parents requesting more tracking and transparency in the activities their children are participating in during school hours.  In the future, we will be rolling out new features but for now we hope you will find this small development useful.
As always we would like all of our students to join in with activities at Sha Tin College and in term 1 there was a great uptake from students of the activities that were available.

Our expectation is that once a student has chosen an activity we expect them to be fully committed to that activity and attend on a regular basis. We would be grateful if parents could help the students to make sensible and informed choices about the activities that they sign up for.  There are many options to choose from, some are continuing from last term and some are completely new, but we are confident that all students can find something that they enjoy.

If you have any problems contact Mrs. Parry via email parryj1@stconline.edu.hk
Mr. M. Morris                  Mrs. J. Parry
Principal                         Senior Leader