Plan your Open Day

Who can attend?


Anybody can attend Open Day, and we'd love you to do so! It's important to remember that you don't have to wait until Year 6 come along. If your daughter is in Year 2 or 3 then it's a great time to get a head-start on finding out more about a high school education and the great range of curricular and co-curricular options that are available at San Sisto College.

What happens at Open Day?


San Sisto College runs continuous tours of the campus, with staff and student representatives available to talk about what they do and provide information about their respective faculties.

There are activities, entertainment, displays, presentations, food and fun. However, just as importantly, you also have the chance to talk informally with staff and students who are studying at the college. Ask questions about courses and facilities, and take the time to explore our campus, from teaching and learning areas to our social spaces like the library, café and sport areas.

Open Day enables you and your daughter to soak up the culture and nurturing environment of our college.

"Must do" items at Open Day 

  1. Register early for Open Day and you will receive up-to-date information straight to your inbox.
  2. Check out the college website to see what the college has on offer. Jot down any notes and questions you might have.
  3. Print out a college campus map so when you turn up on the day, you know where to go.
    Click here San Sisto College Map
  4. Grab a copy of the college's Open Day Programme and highlight the talks and displays you and your daughter want to attend and visit.
    Click here Open Day Programme 2018
  5. Collect as much information as possible (although, not so much that you're overwhelmed). Don't be afraid to take notes.
  6. Visit student support areas such as The WELL and general student areas to check out what it's like to be a student.
  7. Does the campus feel like the right place for your daughter?
  8. Join a campus tour and see what facilities and resources are available to students.
  9. Don't just talk to college staff; make sure you chat with some current students. They are experts on what it's like to study there, and know personally the journey your daughter will soon face in attending high school.
  10. Check out the student clubs and societies displays that look interesting. Joining these can be an exciting addition to your daughter's high school experience. They cover a huge range of interests and usually offer lots of social opportunities.
  11. Bring someone along with you. A friend or other family member can be helpful and make you feel comfortable making your first trip onto a campus.

Focus on key questions such as:

  • Does there seem to be a good rapport between staff and students?
  • Does the range of subject, curricular and co-curricular options suit and/or excite your daughter?
  • What public transport and parking options are available?
  • What facilities are available on campus i.e. library and cafe, for example?
  • When my daughter becomes interested in career advice, what's support and guidance is available?
  • What kind of support is available from the library and student services to help with study skills?
  • How much are the fees?
  • How much is the uniform and school bag to buy?
  • What is the enrolment process at the college?
  • Are families interviewed during the enrolment process?
  • Are the college café's food prices affordable, and are there choices for those with special dietary requirements?

Finally

  • If you would like further information, visit the Enrolment marquee and collect a brochure of information about the College.
  • Speak to our Admissions staff about our fees and how to enrol

Ready to Go!


Make the most of our Open Day. With your checklist prepared and your transport arranged, you can grab your comfortable walking shoes and you are ready to go.

Have fun! See you at Open Day!

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