Bosco Campus News

Year 12 VCE Exams

Across the state of Victoria 43,000 Year 12 students will sit their VCE Year 12 English Examination this week (Oct 28th), Salesian College Rupertswood will contribute almost 100 to that number. Over the next three weeks our Year 12 VCE students will sit 4 more exams each across a wide range of subject areas. Each one of these examinations is the culmination of a long and dedicated year of study. I am sure you will join with me in sending best wishes and prayers for all students here at Salesian and further afield as they sit their final pieces of assessment for the year. We wish them every success.

Exams and final assessments for Year 10 and 11 students

As Semester 2 draws to a close for all students final assessments and final exams are of course just around the corner. All students in Years 10 and 11 will have significant pieces of work to complete and final examinations to sit over the next few weeks. It is important that all students in Years 10 and 11 increase their focus on the task at hand and work right through until their final day which is Wednesday the 2nd of December.

Examination periods can be stressful times for students and families alike and I would ask that you to continue to support your child through this period by enquiring about their revision, study and preparation. Placing a study and exam timetable in a prominent position at home, such as the fridge, will facilitate productive conversation around the successful finish to Semester 2 assessment.

Year 11 Exams

Our Year 11 VCE students will sit their end of semester exams from Wednesday the 4th – Friday 13th of November.

CLICK HERE to view the Year 11 Exam Timetable

Year 10 Exams

Year 10 students will sit their end of semester exams from Wednesday the 11th of November until Wednesday the 18th of November. 

CLICK HERE to view the Year 10 Exam Timetable

During the exam period students are only required at school when they have a scheduled exam. No classes will run over this period however the library will be available for private study should students wish to avail themselves of this space before, between or after exams each day. Students are required to wear full school uniform for all exams and study sessions at the college.

2016 Classes commence on Monday the 23rd of November 2015.

Both our current Year 10s and current Year 11s will have 7 days of their 2016 classes before they leave for the Summer break on Wednesday the 2nd of December. This is a very important time for senior students as the 2016 course material will commence and will be assessable content for next year’s School Assessed Coursework (SACs) and also exams.

Changes to Pathways and Subjects

As we increase our focus on 2016 and what pathways our students are on, I would encourage you to have/continue a conversation with your child about what they would like to achieve and where they would like to go after leaving school. Too often these vital conversations are left too late and disappointment and disconnection can occur and jeopardise future engagement and success.

Students who are achieving good results in their chosen subjects are usually those with a real interest in the area and a solid goal to work towards that will see them on the right pathway as they finish their secondary schooling. All senior students on the Bosco Campus should have narrowed down their future pathway and be working towards an area of interest that will keep them motivated and engaged whilst here at Salesian.

If your child is unsure of their future pathway or you would like to explore some course and career ideas please contact our Pathways Team of Peter Krausz and Tyana Viti here at the college.

Michael Carr-Gregg returns to Rupertswood in 2016 for “Surviving Year 12!”

After two extremely successful visits with full house and happy audiences we are fortunate to once again secure the services of Michael Carr-Gregg for 2016. Michael will be speaking at our Year 12 Information Night to students and their parents. The time and date of this special event are: 7pm on Wednesday the 10th of February 2016. Please put this date in your diary as all Year 12 students and their parents are expected to be in attendance.

Michael is one of Australia's highest profile psychologists. He works in private practice as a nationally registered child and adolescent psychologist and is passionate about delivering national and international evidence based psychology workshops and seminars that make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people. Michael is member of the Australian Psychological Society Committee, a Director of the an ambassador for the Federal Government's National Drugs Campaign, a columnist for a number of publications including New Idea, Girlfriend Magazine and he is the resident parenting expert on Ch 7's Sunrise as well as Psychologist for the top rating Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Radio 3AW.

Ray Messer

Bosco Campus Director