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FAQs for SPCC Parents

Where can I find Uniform information?
You can purchase uniforms online and view the College Uniform Policy by selecting the “Uniform Shop” menu at the top of the SPCC website, or clicking on the following link: UNIFORM SHOP

Students wear the Summer Uniform in Terms 1 and 4, along with compulsory hats. Winter Uniform is worn during Terms 2 and 3, hats are optional. Students are to wear Sports Uniform on their designated Sport day.

How can students order lunch and recess from the Barracks Kiosk?
The Barracks Kiosk is available for all students. Students may visit the Kiosk during Lunch and Recess breaks, (Kindergarten students must go with their buddy or older student during Term 1, then may go alone if confident) or you can pre-order online. Find all of the information by going to the “Our Community” menu on the SPCC website, and selecting “The Barracks Kiosk”, or by clicking on the following link: BARRACKS KIOSK

Please note, the Barracks Cafe is only available to students in Senior School (Years 11 - 12).

School Day
See below for the Learning Session times for each of the sub-schools. Students may arrive at school from 8:15am, from which time a teacher will be on playground duty. If Junior School children arrive prior to this, they must remain seated in the amphitheatre until a teacher arrives.

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Where can I drop off and pick up my children at school?

Drop-Off

Students (K-12) may be dropped off in the Drop-off Zone in the Junior School carpark on Harriett Street, next to the Theatre between 8am and 8:30am. Staff and Year 12 Student Leaders are there to assist students as they arrive. To help reduce queuing of traffic, parents are asked to remain in the vehicle during drop-off time. A second drop off zone is available in Middle School carpark on Station Street.

Afternoon Pick-Up

There is a supervised afternoon Pick-up Zone which operates from 3:10pm until 3:30pm, in the Junior School carpark. Any parents (K-12) may use this pick-up zone. Upon entry into the carpark, please display your family name on a A4 piece of paper in the windscreen on the passenger side of your vehicle, and staff will arrange for your children to be ready by the time you reach the pick-up bay. Staff will assist students with their bags and belongings, and for safety reasons, parents are asked to remain in the vehicle during pick up time.

New Kindergarten Students
If your child is preparing to commence at the College, please refer to our Kindergarten Tour and School Readiness page in the Junior School section of our website, or click HERE


Student Technology
Students in Years 5 - 12 will receive a College issued MacBook after commencement. Students in Years K-4 will utilise College devices during class time at school.


What is mySPCC?
mySPCC is our online Parent Portal. You can access mySPCC if you have a currently enrolled student at the College. Within mySPCC, you can access your personal details, your child's learning (Years 5 - 12) in mySPCCiLearn, fee account, Subschool Handbook information, individual student Year Group pages, register for Parent Teacher discussions, find the latest news and announcements and more!


How do I Login to mySPCC?
Once your child is a current student attending the College, you will be able to Login to mySPCC.

1. Type in the following address, or click on the link: MYSPCC. You can also find a link in the menus along the top of the SPCC website called ‘MySPCC’.

2. Enter your Username, which will be a combination of “waratah” and your Parent Code, the code you are assigned for your Fee Account. Ie: waratah\parent code

3. Enter your Password, which is set by default as your Fee Account BPAY Reference Number. It is recommended that you change your password once you are signed into mySPCC ('Change Password' under Main Menu).

Please contact the College if you do not know your Parent Login Details.

4. Because you will sign in to mySPCC regularly, it is suggested that you save your login details using a Password Keeper App on your device, or by saving the details in your browser.

What is mySPCCiLearn?

mySPCCiLearn is our online learning management system for students at St Philip’s Christian College, Newcastle. It is used for communication, student feedback, the distribution of learning activities and the delivery of summative tasks (Years 5-12). Your child's results for summative tasks can also be found by checking the "Grades" section, and you will receive a summary Academic Report containing the final grades at the end of the Year. You can access mySPCCiLearn through MYSPCC by clicking on the relevant menu item.


How can I access my child’s learning in Years 5 – 12?
You can access your child’s learning, viewing any upcoming due learning, or any completed Summative Tasks with feedback and marks in MySPCCiLearn. MySPCCiLearn can be accessed within MYSPCC.

• Login into MYSPCC with using your Parent Account details (waratah\parent code, password: BPAY Reference code if you have not changed your password)

• Select the drop-down menu in the top left and choose ”mySPCCiLearn”.


Where can I access the Subschool Handbook Guide for my student?
If your students are currently enrolled at SPCC, you can access the Subschool Handbook Guides in mySPCCiLearn. These will automatically be visible on your mySPCCiLearn Dashboard. You can find more detailed information about day to day life in the College, access relevant forms, staff contacts and more within the Subschool Handbook pages.

You can access mySPCCiLearn through MYSPCC.


Communication - How do I keep up to date with what is happening at the College?
1. Weekly mySPCC Update Email
The College sends out a weekly Parent Update called “mySPCC Update” via email. This will contain News, Notices, Photos, a note from the Principal and more.

If you are a current parent and are NOT receiving this update, please contact the College, or click on the link below to subscribe to the current parent database for the mySPCC Update email. Subscribe to current parent mySPCC Update email database

2. Direct Emails
Individual Teachers may send emails to classes from time to time, with important class information.

Other important emails may be sent from the following email addresses, so please ensure they are selected as “safe senders” in your email server if applicable:

newcastle.principal@spcc.nsw.edu.au - All School Emails, weekly mySPCC Update Email
newcastle.seniorschool@spcc.nsw.edu.au - Communications from Senior School
newcastle.middleschool@spcc.nsw.edu.au - Communications from Middle School
newcastle.juniorschool@spcc.nsw.edu.au - Communications from Junior School
newcastle.accounts@spcc.nsw.edu.au - All accounts communications
newcastle@spcc.nsw.edu.au - Enrolment information and other general communications

3. mySPCC Front Page
You can also access the mySPCC Front Page, which is the landing page when you sign in to mySPCC. Articles in the weekly mySPCC Update email will link to articles on the mySPCC Frontpage. You can view News, Notices, Events and Photos here.

4. mySPCC iLearn Year Group Pages
For more Year Group related information, please visit your mySPCCiLearn Dashboard and select the Year Group of your child. You can also access the Year Group pages from the Subschool Handbook Guide pages in mySPCCiLearn.


How do I find out about bus transportation for my child?

You can find out about how to apply for a School Opal Card and find relevant public transportation routes to the College, by visiting the Transport NSW Website.


Do you have After School Care available?

There are two After School Care providers available for students at St Philip's Christian College. You can visit the Waratah OOSH Centre website or contact Waratah After School Care by email for any enquiries. If your child is in Junior School, please let your teacher know your child will be going to after school care.