Welcome back to Term 4, we hope you have had a restful break with family and friends.
Our Year 12 students are now in the last week of formal classes and some VCE exams have already begun. By now, students should have received feedback from the recent practice exams, and they are encouraged to use this to prioritise their revision. All students should develop a detailed study plan that includes clear targets and incorporates regular feedback from class teachers. They should reward themselves when these goals are achieved and adjust their plan when they fall short. Managing distractions is especially important at this time of year and we encourage all students to honestly reflect on how this can best be achieved. Temporarily disabling social media or handing over the mobile phone to a parent during study time are simple things that can make a big difference when trying to concentrate.
All information about VCAA examination timetables has gone to students studying a Unit 3&4 subject some time ago. You are able to check the VCAA exam timetable on their website. If we could ask your help please in making sure your son or daughter has a clear, organised calendar for studying, with their exam sessions marked clearly on it, and to help ensure that students arrive on time, with the necessary materials, and having eaten. These things will help ensure that all of the student’s good work through the year can be fully utilised in the exam.
Best wishes to all the students sitting VCE exams (and their families!) in the coming weeks.
Please keep in mind the following dates regarding exams for the rest of the College:
The construction of our 2019 Timetable has commenced and we hope to start releasing 2019 subjects by the end of this month. Students will receive this information in an email, which will go directly to their school email address and students will be able to apply for a subject change in the two weeks after subject confirmations are given out.
Our Step Up program begins on Tuesday 20 November. A reminder that Monday 19 November is a student-free day.
Please note that ‘early booklist’ which contains English texts for Years 10-12 were distributed to these students in homerooms at the end of last week. This allows for early ordering of these texts so that students can begin reading them over the summer break. Please be aware that orders must be submitted by this Friday 19 October and books will be delivered by Friday 9 November. Alternatively, these books can still be ordered through the standard booklist which will be distributed at the end of the month, with these orders delivered by late January next year.
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