It has been great to see our students make such an impressive start to the year, with an abundance of enthusiasm and hard work already on display. An especially warm welcome to our Year 7 students and families – I hope the beginning of the year has been as exciting as it has been busy and, at times, overwhelming!
Our big focus in Learning and Teaching this year is building on our tracking of student academic achievement. The purpose of academic tracking is to identify how each student is progressing in terms of learning growth, effort, and organisation. We want to celebrate achievement and consistent effort as well as identify needs for interventions where students are ‘cruising’ below expectations or at risk of falling behind in their learning. In the first instance, these interventions will begin with meeting students themselves before potentially escalating to parent involvement as well.
To come to these judgments, we will use measures such as assessment results (including any positive or negative shifts in grades), as well as learning habits such as punctuality of work submission, to inform our interventions. We will collate this information at the end of Term One before meeting with relevant students and parents at the start of Term Two. As the year progresses, we hope these meetings help continue to build a positive learning culture at the College.
Families of Year 12 VCE students will soon be invited, with your child, to a goal setting interview that will mark the beginning of a year-long mentoring program. The interview will examine your child’s Yr 11 performance, which have been used to formulate an ATAR prediction. The purpose of this is to identify strengths and challenges, and to plan for success throughout the year. The person conducting the interview will act as a mentor for your child who will work with them to monitor and refine their goals throughout the year.
The bulk of interviews will take place on Monday 25 February. Some interviews will take place at a later date due to some mentors being away on Year 7 camp on this day. Full details about how to book interview times will be sent to families soon.
A reminder to those families that have not yet purchased the following booklisted digital resources that this needs to be done as soon as possible. To ensure that students have immediate access to these resources, the College pays for them upfront and then recoups the cost through the booklist.
These resources include:
• Maths Pathways (Years 7-9)
• Science digital resources (Years 8 & 9)
• Edrolo subjects where applicable (Years 10-12)
These items are compulsory class resources and are currently being used in lessons. There are still a large number of accounts where payment has not been finalised. Purchases can be made through www.campion.com.au using N2HT as your access code until March 2nd. After this point, payments will need to be made through the College Finance team.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast