A warm welcome back to all our students to Term 3. I would like to give a very special thanks to Jodie FitzGerald for her fantastic work in leading Learning and Teaching while I was on leave during Term 2, and to Ammie Franklin for stepping into the role of Curriculum Coordinator during this time as well.
Term 3 is a busy one. For most of our VCE Year 12 students, it is the term where school-based assessment is finalised before exam prep takes over in Term 4. For students at other year levels, this term also involves planning for next year as we engage in the subject selection process.
Semester Two started two weeks before the holidays and is now well under way. Please note that all subject changes for 2019 have now been finalized and this process is now closed.
It’s that time of year again! We have been holding year level assemblies and explaining the process to your children and letters detailing the online Web Preferences system will be sent to parents this week.
We have been working hard on some significant changes to our Year 9 program, and we are excited to be able to share these details with families during this session. Increasing student choice and voice is a focus, with significant implications for subject selection. While information will be shared through a number of avenues, we strongly advise all families to attend this event where this information will be explained. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and talk to teachers about it directly.
Here is a brief summary of what to expect for your child’s year level;
It seems like a daunting time of year but when you actually break it down, it is not that onerous. It is crucial at this time of year that our students check their college e-mail accounts regularly and seek advice if they need it. We have a wonderfully supportive subject selection team which comprises of your child’s Homeroom Leaders, Subject Teachers, Learning Area Leaders, Campus Assistants, Campus Directors, our Careers Team and VCAL/VET/Pathways Leader.
Students can change online preferences as many times as they like until the following deadlines:
We highly recommend that they enter preferences before this time and get their homeroom teacher to check they have entered them correctly. The reserves that they enter are very important, as they may end up studying these subjects, so take care when choosing. We build our College timetable around student choices, so please make sure that your child is choosing wisely the first time, changes can be difficult once the timetable is built.
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