Calendar 2021

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


25 March 2021

Academic Matters: Week 9

Academic Matters: Week 9

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.

The last night of Parent Teacher nights occurs on Monday March 29. Thank you for your support over the last two evenings. Just a reminder that we are 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.

Year 10s have completed their Morrisby testing and as a follow up, Careers Counsellors: Belinda Sorensen and Mark Kelly will talk to each student about their profiles. 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.

On Thursday April 1 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. The format will look a little different to previous years as we have altered the template to incorporate teachers’ names and it is now in A4 format.


Excellent (E)

Good (G)

Satisfactory (S)

Minimal (M)

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 students

Earlier this term students from Year 3 to 10 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 sixth 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 and Learning