Dear Year 11 Parents/Guardians and Students,
Each year all Year 11 students attend the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) Program. RYDA is a not-for-profit road safety education program for young people with the aim to reduce death and injury on our roads. The program has been developed in consultation with Government Departments and targets 16 to 17 year olds who are at the stage of their lives where they start to drive or ride in a vehicle driven by their peers.
RYDA is a one-day program and will be held at “The House with No Steps”, Doonan on Thursday 22 February 2018. The day will comprise of six interactive sessions that students will attend in small groups. Sessions will be conducted by crash survivors, local police, driving instructors, drug and alcohol experts and financial counsellors.
With young drivers aged between 17-24 years twice as likely to be involved in fatal crashes as drivers aged between 25-29 years, the College feels it is imperative to provide students with this opportunity and expects that all Year 11 students will be able to attend.
Students will depart the College at 8:40am and will be returning at approximately 2:30pm. Students are to wear their full and correct day uniform, including College bag containing morning tea, lunch and water for the day.
I am confident that this will be a very worthwhile and informative day. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this excursion please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr Cam Piper (DEAN OF STUDENTS - SENIOR YEARS) and Mr Brad Bowen (DEPUTY PRINCIPAL/HEAD OF SECONDARY)