Term 3 didn’t go as planned for our senior students.

Our Year 11 and 12 students came back to school Term 3, but only lasted for about a couple of weeks. Once again, our students have adapted really well to the change and should be commended for it.

All student studying a Unit 3/4 subject and a VET will be able to apply for CED (Consideration of Educational Disadvantage). There will be documentations sent to the school for students to fill in.

We are still waiting on information from the Education department to see when the GAT (General Achievement Test) will be held as it has been postponed again. A new date has not been set yet.

Some SACs (School Assessed Coursework) and ATs (Assessment Tasks) are being done remotely by teachers. To help with the authentication process, students will need to complete a declaration form from VCAA (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority) when they return to school. The declaration states:

‘I declare that all resource materials and assistance used have been acknowledged and that all unacknowledged work is my own’.

The results from the Mid-year exams for Year 12 are on the Progress reports for Term 3. These reports are now available for families and students to have a look at.

Just reminding families that there is another exam period for all Year 12 students who are completing VCE for an ATAR.   The timing of these Unit 3/4 Practice Exams will hopefully take place the second week of the September holidays from Monday 27 September until Friday 1 October.    

As stated previously, all the assessment that is taking place is to enable us to best prepare our students for their final exams. It is important that students and families are aware that marks may change due to statistical moderation, the GAT and individual student ranking. 

We have booked ‘Equal ED’ who will be running workshops for our 12 VCE students in September. These workshops might need to be done remotely.

ABCN Focus has finally commenced again this year. It is a leadership program for girls. Twelve Year 11 girls have been selected and they will be working with a mentor from NBN. Again this is all going to be done remotely.

Year 11 students have selected their subjects and courses for 2022.

I just want to remind families that students still need to meet the ‘Promotion Policy’ from Year 11 into Year 12, regardless of the choices that students make. Please have a look at the ‘Senior Sub School handbook’ that was given to families during Term 1 as it explains the policy.

Coordinators will also be contacting families if their child is at risk of not meeting the Promotion Policy.

We are running weekly assemblies remotely with our senior students to touch basis with them to see how they are going.

Again, we would like to thank parents who contact us when their child is absent for any reason. This is of great assistance to the Year Level Coordinators, as we call home regularly if there are any unexplained absences. The Case Management process continues to monitor closely the attendance, achievement and individual needs of all our students. Please contact us on senior@stalbanssc.vic.edu.au if you have any queries or concerns about your child.