Senior School update
Term 2 is well underway and it is a busy term for all our Senior students. We have had a lot of opportunities for students to partake in and it has been great to a see many students participate in a variety of activities such as the College play. We had a strong representation of senior students in the play and all students did a fantastic job.
This week is also Reconciliation Week, and students had an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of reconciliation and its purpose during Year Level Assemblies. Year 11 students, Blair Tink and Daniel Caine, also attended a local ceremony to represent the College in commemorating Reconciliation Week.
After a lot of fun at Athletics Carnival and school activities it is now getting into the busy end of the term. With the cold setting in, and a busy time ahead, it is important that senior students are taking care of their health and wellbeing, studying hard but also taking some time to relax.
Year 11 and 12 students also have the excitement of the formal to look forward to at the end the term, and can celebrate their hard work and dedication with their friends.
Year 10 news
Year 10 students have spent a lot of time reflecting on what they are hoping to do in the future. They have participated in an excursion to Deakin University and had a guest speaker from Swinburne University, highlighting different pathways they can take after Year 12. As well as this, we have had presentations from the Young Worker’s Centre to inform students about their rights in the workplace.
Their upcoming work experience at the end of the term will give many students a perspective on where they want to take themselves in the future and in turn what subjects they are looking to study next year. Subject selections for 2020 will take place early in Term 3, so students are encouraged to start thinking now about what they would like to study in Year 11.
Before work experience, Year 10s will also undertake their first Senior School exams. Students might find this time a little stressful, but are encouraged to remain positive, do their best and take it as a valuable learning experience.
Congratulations to Year 10 student Georgia Young, who as been selected as a member of the School Sport Victoria Team Vic 16 Years & under Hockey State Team. Georgia and the team will compete in Newcastle from 3 August to 10 August 2019. This is a wonderful achievement and we wish Georgia and her team all the best. Well done Georgia!
Year 11 news
It has been a busy time for Year 11 students. Many are getting into the swing of VCE and SACs whilst others have taken on the challenge of completing a Unit 3 & 4 subject. Year 11s are coming into their exam period again, and are encouraged to work on their revision techniques and do their best. Year 11 subject selections for 2020 will also take place early in Term 3, so students are encouraged to start thinking now about any changes they would like to make for subjects next year.
Year 12 news
It is getting to the business end of Unit 3 for Year 12 students. After Unit 3, there is only really one more term to go.
Students are working really hard and it is a time of year when they can become stressed and anxious. It is important for parents and carers to keep students in perspective and give them support. If you feel your child is struggling or overwhelmed, please let Senior School staff know, as there are many things we can do to help to support your child.
Students also have the GAT coming up on the 12 June and everyone is encouraged to do their best as it is an important safety net.
Stephanie Van Ekeris
Year 10 Coordinator
Senior School Team 2019
Director of Learning - Senior School
Mr Conor Sheehan
Senior School Administrator
Mrs Zaiga Bendrups
Year 12 Coordinator
Mr Chris Sheehan
Year 11 Coordinator
Dr Michael Harte
Year 10 Coordinator
Ms Stephanie Van Ekeris