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Academic Matters: Week 10

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5 April 2019

Academic Matters: Week 10

Academic Matters: Week 10

The last week of term will have many of our senior students completing assessment pieces. There have been many formative pieces of work throughout the term and now is the time for consolidation of concepts with more formalised tests and investigations. It can be a very busy week but as long as students are well prepared with a study program in place, asked their teachers for help then they should achieve good grades.

Last Monday our Heads of Faculty attended the Institute of Educational Assessors conference all about Educating for the Future. Perspectives were given from international, national and local speakers. Andreas Schleicher Director from the OECD, Associate Professor Sandra Milligan from Melbourne University and Professor Martin Westwell CEO of the SACE Board all gave interesting insights around the implications for Australian educators and how to shape the critical questions of what knowledge, skills, attitudes and values today’s students need to thrive and shape their world. Exploring assessment and the capabilities and how they can be reported or credentialed so that universities and the world of work trust and value the results. This conference, as well as dedicated project work is helping us to shape the questions that are being asked about meeting the needs for all of our students. 

All Year 10s will attend the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo at the Convention Centre on Monday April 8. The exhibitions will help students explore a wide range of academic and career opportunities, with talks, seminars, application process advice and interactive stands. There will be current students on hand to discuss what it’s like to study a particular subject which presents the perfect opportunity to ask many questions.

On Friday April 12 interim reports will be available for you to download. The interim report serves as a snapshot of academic progress, represented by a grade and an effort rating to study. Effort ratings have four categories, concentrating on the level of engagement, homework and organisation.

 

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Not Satisfactory

Consistently high level of engagement 

Good level of engagement

Satisfactory level of engagement 

Limited engagement

 

All tasks, including homework, consistently completed and to the best of their ability

Most tasks, including homework, consistently completed and to the best of their ability

Most tasks, including homework, completed to the best of their ability 

Few tasks, including homework, completed

 

Consistently high level of personal organisation in lessons

Good level of personal organisation in lessons

 

Satisfactory level of personal organisation in lessons

Student is rarely organised in lessons

 

 

Feedback from the recent PIVOT questionnaire from students

Earlier this term students from Year 3 to 12 have provided feedback for our teachers around the five Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) standards. These five standards are:

  • Standard 1: Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 2: Know the content and how to teach it
  • Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 4: Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments
  • Standard 5: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

This is the fourth year of this process and I am pleased to report that the students once again, have said that the teachers are knowledgeable about what they teach, they are treated with respect and that they feel comfortable asking for help. This is really important as it reinforces what we say and do as a College in that relationships are at the heart of what we do.

Teresa Hanel
Deputy Principal – Teaching & Learning

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