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Academic Matters: Week 9


20 September 2019

Academic Matters: Week 9

Academic Matters: Week 9

Yesterday Dr Newton and I attended a Principal’s forum where information was shared about the new admission requirements for selected degree programs from next year. 

The assessment of this will be completed through SATAC. Students and schools will not have to change their applications as SATAC already receives subject data from the SACE Board and will therefore assess students against both ATAR and subject grades, making offers where appropriate.

See the here for more information. 

Students in Year 10 and 11, might like to look at the degrees on offer and consider what they have chosen for 2020 in terms of their choices, if they need to reassess then please contact us.


Finishing Line

Students over the last few weeks have been getting their final assessment pieces together for their Stage 2 courses, so it’s a very busy time of the year. Last week as part of the study program to assist year 12s the final session from Elevate Education called, ‘The Finishing Line’ was offered. The students provided feedback and below are the ten top trends that were identified:

  • Sleep is very important
  • Use the subject assessment guide
  • Use past examination papers
  • Get study groups together
  • Structure swot vac
  • Channelling stress and focus on your health
  • Plenty of options after school if my first preference doesn’t work out
  • Rotate learning areas, so you don’t get bored
  • Get study spaces in order
  • Stress can be good, and we should utilise it


Examinations at Year 12

This year English Literary Studies, Psychology and Modern History will all have online examinations this year. We have experienced no technical problems at all, and out students have coped extremely well. 

Oral examinations for languages start in early Term 4 and students have been notified. Biology is the first examination on Monday November 4 at 9 am. Mark Horley (SACE Coordinator) will go through the expectations and general exam procedures with students in early Term 4, in relation to exam slips, SACE numbers, no mobile phones, what you can and cannot bring into the exam room.

The 2019 examination schedule can be found here (PDF).


Interim Reports for Year 7 - 11

Next Friday 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 consistent of four categories which concentrate on the level of engagement, homework and organisation.




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



Year 12 students will receive their final reports in week 3 of next term.


Feedback from students - PIVOT

Earlier this term students from Year 5 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, “My teacher knows a lot about what they teach me”, My teacher treats me with respect”, and “I feel like I can ask my teacher for help”. There are 25 questions in the survey, and these were the highest scoring questions. 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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