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Academic Matters: Week 5


20 August 2020

Academic Matters: Week 5

Academic Matters: Week 5

We are now into the last few weeks of work for our Year 12s. Next week trial examinations are being held and the exams will be held in the Chapel each day. 

The first session starts at 8.45am and the second session starts at 1.15pm and the exam timetable can be found through SEQTA under Documents (Academic).

All Year 11s are expected at school on Monday in school uniform – they meet in Rosevear (except for those doing Nutrition, Biology and Music exams before they start Impact Week on Tuesday August 25. Students can wear comfortable clothing making sure they are warm, as it’s quite cold in the Chapel.

There are no examinations on Friday and Year 12 students are not expected to be at school – they can use this valuable time for their investigations, assignments and special studies that will be due very soon. Students who do not have examinations throughout this period are encouraged to come in and see their teachers to ensure that their projects are up to date. 

The final Study Skills session through Elevate Education called ‘The Finishing Line’ will be offered on Friday September 11. This session will concentrate on overcoming weaknesses in the lead up to exams, the role of exam study groups, stress management techniques and study routines for swotvac and the holidays.

A reminder to Year 12 students about their SATAC selections - all students should have an application “submitted” (but not finalised) by 30 September to avoid late fees. Fee is $45 and after 30 September it is $185.

The SATAC website is where students make their preferences go to My Application.


Parent Teacher Nights

Thank you for engaging in the process over the last week. There will be one more after the Year 12 exams on Wednesday September 9 and again they will be conducted by telephone. This is being done this way due to covid-19 restrictions and numbers of people on campus. We will review this process for 2021 as I know some parents like to have a face-to-face conversation with teachers. 

Deciding on subjects for 2021 has been a challenging process for some, so I wanted to say thank you for working with us in getting selections in. The next stage of the process is for us to look at all the subject choices that students have indicated they would like to study and then to make it all fit into our structures. There may be some calls that I will need to make as I cannot guarantee that everyone will get their selections for 2021.

Teresa Hanel
Deputy Principal - Teaching and Learning

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