Calendar 2021

Aug
05
07:00PM 05 August
College Musical
Beauty and the Beast: The Musical
Aug
12
11:30AM 12 August
Madagascar: Junior School Musical
Aug
18
09:15AM 18 August
Week 5
Early Learning Centre Tour (T3W5...
Aug
19
09:00AM 19 August
Week 5
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
Aug
24
09:15AM 24 August
Junior School Tour (T3W06 2021)
Sep
09
09:15AM 09 September
Week 8
Junior School Tour (T3W08 2021)
Sep
14
09:00AM 14 September
Week 9
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
Sep
16
09:15AM 16 September
Week 9
Early Learning Centre Tour (T3W9...
Oct
19
09:15AM 19 October
Week 2
Junior School Tour (T4W02 2021)
Oct
27
09:00AM 27 October
Week 3
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
Oct
28
09:15AM 28 October
Week 3
Early Learning Centre Tour (T4W3...
Nov
11
09:15AM 11 November
Week 5
Junior School Tour (T4W05 2021)
Nov
17
09:15AM 17 November
Week 6
Early Learning Centre Tour (T4W6...
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Academic Matters: Week 7

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12 March 2021

Academic Matters: Week 7

Academic Matters: Week 7

I have started to meet Year 12 students with a view to gathering expectations around future pathways and possible ATAR results. This is a very interesting exercise and some of the students realise that they need to be setting themselves some concrete goals, and do some further research into university or TAFE pathways. 

Most students in Year 10 have completed their Morrisby testing. Students will be going through their profiles in their Personal Learning Plan (PLP) classes. It will be done in a generic way first and then all students will have one on one follow up interviews in House groupings with Belinda Sorensen (Cameron, Campbell and Stewart) and Mark Kelly (Douglas, Gordon and McGregor) over the coming weeks. Information about understanding the Morrisby profile can be found here.

As part of PLP, all Year 10s will attend the Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo at the Convention Centre on Monday March 29.  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 coming up March 15, 25 and 29 and information has been sent out to all parents. This gives you an opportunity to meet with the teachers and to discuss your child’s progress so far. We will be conducting them on campus again and including more spaces – using the Chapel, Cottle, Gratton, Library and Willsmore classrooms. We ask you to follow the covid safe arrangements – sign in using the QR code, use sanitizer, respect social distancing (avoid handshaking) and if you are unwell please let us know. 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.

On 25 March we will be trialling NAPLAN online with some Year 7 and 9 classes at 11am. This is an exercise for us and also the national testing authority to ensure that everything works behind the scenes. All schools who are completing NAPLAN online will participate.

Just need 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 other year groups will have the opportunity to sit this same test in the coming weeks.

By now the most students would have settled into their subjects for 2021, 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