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Academic Matters: Term 1 Week 8


22 March 2018

Academic Matters: Term 1 Week 8

Academic Matters: Term 1 Week 8

On Thursday we trialled NAPLAN online with our Year 9s. It was an exercise only for us in terms of the readiness of the platform and we passed this very easily.

It is important however to remind students that they need to have the most recent software on their machines and that they will need headphones for the exercise. Students in Year 3, 5 and 7 will have the opportunity to sit this same test in the coming weeks.

I have been meeting with Year 12 students over the last few weeks with a view to gathering expectations around possible results and future pathways. This has been a very interesting exercise and some of the students realise that they need to be setting themselves some concrete goals, and as a follow up I will meet with them again in Term 3.

Morrisby Parent evening is on Tuesday 3 April and it’s here that parents and students will get the results of the recent testing and an explanation on how to interpret the data from Barry Darnell, Morrisby consultant from Melbourne. As part of the Personal Learning Plan (PLP), all Year 10s will attend the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo at the Convention Centre on 9 April. This will give students opportunities to talk to industry experts in many fields, as well as representatives from local and interstate universities, and the TAFE sector.

Parent Teacher nights are being held at the College Monday 26 March, Wednesday 28 March and Wednesday 4 April. This gives you an opportunity to meet with the teachers and to discuss your child’s progress so far. The interviews will be conducted in the Chapel, Gratton and Cottle classrooms, please be aware that the portal is closed one business day before the meetings. Don’t forget that you can view the progress of your children in SEQTA, where teachers are giving real time feedback.

By now the most students would have settled into their subjects for 2018, however if there are issues then please discuss with the teachers at the PT nights. Next term I will send information to students in Year 9 – 11 asking them for verification of the electives they have chosen for semester 2. If you need to speak to me about subject issues, then please do so.

Teresa Hanel
Deputy Principal - Teaching and Learning

That's a wrap on Term 4 and 2019! Enjoy the summer break and have a happy and safe Christmas!