Thank you to all our families who have taken the time to discuss subject changes with your children. We appreciate your support and understanding, especially when subjects are full or unavailable.
At the start of next term, we begin working with students to look at subject offerings in 2020. We develop our whole school timetable and staffing loads around student choice. It is therefore really important that students are making informed, well-thought out decisions based on their passions, strengths and future pathways.
Whilst changing subjects mid-year can be helpful to some of our students, our preference would be that they choose the right subjects for them before we develop our timetable.
Our Bosco Subject Selection Evening is on Tuesday 23 July, 5:30pm – 7:30pm. This is the second week of Term 3. If you are the parent/guardian of a student currently in Year 9, 10 or 11, please add this date to your calendar.
This evening encompasses VCE, VCAL, VET and pathways information, and is held alongside year level briefings that inform your children of the whole process and subjects/pathways available for them to study. We will also hold an information evening on Tuesday 30 July, explaing some changes to our Year 9 program for 2020, this evening will be targeted at current Year 8 families. We will provide further reminders of these events next term.
Our exams commence this week and we wish our Year 8 – 11 students all the very best. The process of practicing sitting an exam is important, especially for students to be able to balance their nerves, concentration and completing questions within the relevant time frame. However, the real learning actually comes from the exam preparation and study techniques employed by your child. It is this practice that is going to greatly assist them in their future studies. In our last newsletter we provided some advice on how to assist your child with study at home. The link below comes from Red Tick Education and they provide a great parent guide to support you further with guiding your child to better study practices.
If your child needs some extra support, please encourage them to discuss this with their teachers, attend Phoenix or come and see me during recess or lunch for some help with study skills. We will also provide some study technique classes for our junior students at lunch time this week, this will be advertised in the student bulletin.
All senior students onsite during the exam period, outside of their timetabled exams, must study in the Canteen. We will have this are set up for study purposes only, if students are not studying they will be asked to leave. Students completing an accelerated VCE subject should still attend their classes where possible. If they have an exam, they attend the exam first, if they have a SAC (Year 12 only) they attend the SAC and reschedule the exam. If they are unsure please have them see me or contact the Bosco Campus office.
We will try our best to reschedule exams where possible, however your child should have a medical certificate if they miss an exam. Year 8 and 9 students who do not attend on the day of their exams will be expected to sit their exams on their return to school.
Just a reminder that the General Achievement Test (GAT) for all students studying a Unit 3 and 4 subjects (Year 12) is on Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10.00am – 1.15pm.
For more information on the GAT please use the link below.
Past GAT papers for practice can be found here.
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