Message from the Acting Director of Learning
- Mr. Jarrod Johnstone
Progress reports are now on Compass for you to see. Make sure you view this report and use it to start a conversation with your child about their progress. Students in Years 7-10 have upcoming parent-teacher interviews next week. Senior students had their interviews earlier in the term, so please contact your child’s Year Level Coordinator directly if you wish to speak about their progress.
Students in Year 11 and 12 took part in Elevate Education workshops in late August. These workshops have been tailored for our students, with Year 12 students focusing on their final period of study and revision before exams, and Year 11 students focusing on time management strategies.
Holiday Revision & Practice Exams program
All students who study a Unit 3-4 subject are expected to attend practice exams in the second week of the upcoming school holidays. These practice exams, which are offered for all Unit 3-4 subject, will provide students with a real experience of what they will be faced with in the Oct/Nov VCAA examinations. Teachers will provide feedback to students in Week 1 of Term 4. One of the strategies to gain a great study score is to complete as many practice exams as possible in each subject. Students can access past exam papers on the VCAA website; others will be made available in Compass School Documentation.
Some teachers are also offering revision classes in the first week of holidays, which students would benefit from attending. Students have been given a timetable for this, which is attached below.
Many universities and other providers are also offering revision programs. Students are highly recommended to attend these, in particular at our partner universities, Monash & ACU. Students have been given information for these and can speak with Miss Geraldine, Miss Kerwick or Mr Johnstone for further information.
Unit 3-4 students will shortly be entering the exam period, 31st October until 21st November. This is a highly stressful time for many students and your support at home will help them greatly. Be sure to ask them regularly how they are going and ask if they would like your support with anything. As much as possible, try to create a calm and organised space at home for students to study. If you have any concerns about your child, please feel free to contact the school.
2018 September Year 12 Revision Program
First Aid Training
On the 18th and 25th of July, 19 enthusiastic Year 12 students undertook a First Aid training session. They learnt the basics of offering first aid, which included learning the CPR technique. It was an informative session and the students were very engaged in the learning program. They received a certificate after the training.
Ms. Smrithi Buyya