Students have now received their 2020 subjects by email and hard copies of the book lists. Digital copies of the book list can also be found on the College website – follow the links to ‘Learning’ and the relevant campus page.
Buying second-hand texts is a great way to reduce costs and the College is committed to minimising changes to text lists unless necessary so as to facilitate second-hand purchases. However please pay attention to the edition numbers as there can be significant differences between editions (especially in VCE where government-mandated study designs have recently changed).
Digital only resources such as Maths Pathways, Edrolo and Language Perfect are compulsory and must be purchased through Campion. Students will have access to these programs during Step Up as they have already been paid for by the College. Any payments not received by Campion by early next year will be followed up by the College Finance team.
A reminder that students can apply to change subjects until 27 November. No further applications for Semester One changes will be accepted after this date.
On Friday 8 November Salesian College Sunbury hosted the annual New Tech Network Australia Leaders Conference. Salesian College Sunbury joined the network in 2018 to tap into its decades of expertise in transforming schools to achieve highly effective, student-centred learning. We have adopted the NTN model of project-based learning (PBL), which continues to be rolled out across all subjects in the Savio and Mazzarello campuses.
There are 11 schools in the Australian branch of the network (with over two hundred schools in the USA). Our fellow Victorian schools are Salesian College Chadstone, Emmanuel College, Mackillop College Werribee and St Joseph's College Geelong.
A key focus of the day was unpacking the elements of ‘Deeper Learning’, which is at the heart of the New Tech model of effective learning and teaching. ‘Deeper learning’ occurs when learning is:
Consistently achieving these elements across our practice is challenging and demanding. I would like to congratulate the many teachers who have embarked on this journey through many hours spent in professional development and designing projects and experiences with deeper principles in mind. This continues to be a work in progress, and we look forward to sharing our deeper learning journey with the school community throughout 2020.
For more information about the New Tech Network, please visit their website
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