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Academic Matters: Week 7


5 September 2019

Academic Matters: Week 7

Academic Matters: Week 7

On Monday our staff were involved in professional learning, sharing what they are doing in significant projects for the College as part of the Educational Strategic Vision.

We have three external and one internal project.  

The projects are:

  • Working the University of Melbourne on an ethical framework through a process called learning progressions. 
  • Student agency project – students having a voice in their learning 
  • Project based learning – exploring indepth questions with real world contexts
  • Pastoral review – looking at what suits our students needs best

These projects are all part of a three year process and our staff will be working towards outcomes through our professional learning times next term and next year.

We are now heading to the last few weeks for our Year 12 students in getting their final pieces of work together. It’s important that the students ask their teachers for help, get organised and ready for the final exams. Monday night (September 9) there will be an opportunity for you to talk to teachers of year 12 examinable subjects. Here teachers will outline the finals few weeks to help support students in preparation for the exams. The night starts at 3.45pm and will be conducted in the Cottle classrooms (Year 7 rooms).

The final Study Skills session through Elevate Education called ‘The Finishing Line’ will be offered on Friday September 13 during house time.  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. 


NAPLAN Results 2019

We have received information about the online versions of Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy. This information is for schools only. We will receive information mid – September about student’s individual results and this will be sent to you about how students have fared.


Australian Mathematics Competition results

The annual Australian Mathematics Competition, run by the Australian Mathematics Trust, was completed early this term as a school-wide event and, once again, our students performed with impressive outcomes. 

Students compete within their year level and have thirty questions to solve within seventy-five minutes. Problemsare designed to test mathematical thinking and become more challenging as the paper progresses.  

A remarkable forty-six of our students have been awarded a Distinction or higher. 

Of these students, the following performed exceptionally to achieve High Distinctions, and are ranked within the top two percent of the region. They will be recognised in an upcoming assembly.

  • Junior Division:Freddie Windle
  • Intermediate Division:Jiaan Tu, Junting Xie
  • Senior Division:John Treasure

This year, Best in Schoolwas shared by Jiaan Tu and Ned Footer.

Congratulations to all our students for their fine efforts in this challenging competition!


STEM partnership and CSIRO program

We have been successful in gaining a grant for the STEM in schools’ program. Quinn Martin (‘14) will be talking to our Stage 1 Biology students. He is currently in his first year of a PhD at Flinders University working in the field of Biotechnology using robotic solutions to solve medical issues.

He will partner with us over the year and will be invited back totalk to other year levels as well.

Teresa Hanel
Deputy Principal – Teaching & Learning

SCOTCH VOCAL SUCCESS Congratulations to our Scotch vocal ensembles for their stunning performances at the A Cap