Senior School Report
We would like to warmly welcome all new and returning Year 11 and 12 students and their parents/guardians to the Senior Sub School.
We would also like to officially welcome Ms Tracy Alexopoulos, our new sub school assistant to our Senior Sub School office.
Our students have had an excellent start to the new school year and our new VCE and VCAL students have had a smooth transition into the sub school.
Students are already showing excellent promise with the timely completion of their holiday homework, which had been set for all classes during the Orientation Program. There has been an impressive commitment from students and staff to get right down to business, setting the tone for a solid year’s work.
Our Year 12 Parent Information Evening was held on the Wednesday, 2 February 2022. Thank you to all parents and students who attended a very informative evening, which focused on strategies to support their child throughout Year 12. The Year 11 Parent Information evening will run next week online, on Wednesday, 23 February, starting at 6:00pm.
The Year 12 Study Camp was held on Thursday, 10 and Friday, 11 February at University College on the grounds of the University of Melbourne, Parkville. VCE and VCAL students experienced a variety of presentations from some prominent guest speakers. Some of our own staff also presented a variety of workshops. Students attended a Melbourne University tour or RMIT University virtual tour. They had a great time working together and connecting outside of school.
We have a very active and committed group of students working with our SRC this year. The School Captains for this year are: Tina Duong and Sarah Liu. Vice Captains are: Linh Nguyen, Austin Masters Moungaafi and Elizabeth Catania. We are in the process of selecting Year 11 SRC representatives. We would like to congratulate our student leaders for representing our student body and look forward to working with them.
We have a team-building day planned for the Year 11 students this term. We are taking the cohort to Lady Northcote on Friday, 25 March 2022, where they will be involved in a variety of activities lead by experienced staff. We will also be hosting our traditional ‘Soccer Challenge’ on Friday, 8 April 2022. This is an activity that brings all the Senior School students together.
The Year 12 Enrichment programs will also run again this year, as will the compulsory mid-year and September holiday practice exams for all Year 12 VCE students intending to do their external exams.
Throughout the year, we will conduct our Case Management to ensure that the attendance, achievement and individual needs of all our students are monitored closely. Progress Reports for all Year 11 and Year 12 students will be available to parent through ‘Compass’.
Parents will also have the opportunity to speak to teachers on Wednesday, 6 of April during the Parent Teachers Interviews.
The Coordinators look forward to a fast-paced year in the Senior Sub-School and hope to meet many parents of our senior students as the year progresses.
Below are the Year Level Coordinators and homegroups they will be overseeing:
Laura Gough – 11A(A-G), 12A(A-G) & 11V (VCAL)
Marlene Cassar – 11B(H-K),12B(H-K) &11W (VCAL)
Kiran Pannu – 11C(L-M), 12C(L-M) &12V (VCAL)
Matthew Olthof – 11D(N-O), 12D(N-O) & 12X (VCAL)
Anna Woods – 11E(P-S),12E(P-S) & 11X (VCAL)
Robert Krysinski – 11F (T-Z), 12F(T-Z) &12W (VCAL)
We invite parents to contact us on 9366 2555 if they have any queries or concerns about the progress of their child or sub school events.
The year has begun well with students eager to start their new VET courses and finalising work placements.
We have a range of industries being explored this year with students involved in a range of VET placements from Hospitality, Building and Construction, Fashion, Sport and Recreation, Community services, Hair and Beauty and Music to name a few.
Year 12 students delighted the school community with a Valentine’s Day lunchtime activities on Monday14 February. Students worked extremely hard over a short time frame to entertain and feed students with a barbeque, cupcakes, fruit cups, biscuits and more.
Handmade candles, soaps, fresh and chocolate roses were also available for sale. Students participated in some games to win prizes, listened to music and enjoyed the activities.
The proceeds from the Valentines’ Day event will go towards the Tonga tsunami relief effort and to the VCAL program.
Lots of community events are planned for our VCAL students this year and we will keep you informed as activities take place.
Senior Sub School Team