Senior School Report
It has already been a very busy Term 3 for our Senior Sub School students, with classes picking up right where they left off prior to the holidays. The start of a new term is also the perfect time for our students to reflect on their achievements and challenges, and set new personal and learning goals for a successful Term 3. We encourage students to speak to their Year Level Coordinator if they would like support with goal setting.
June Practice Exams
The Year 12 VCE students were hard at work during the June school holidays, as they attended their practice exams. The practice exams are an important opportunity for students to test their understanding of subject-specific content and apply their knowledge and skills in timed exam conditions. Practice exam results are on the ‘End of Unit 3 Reports’, which are available on Compass. The next round of Year 12 practice exams will be held in the September holidays.
These exams are in preparation for the end-of-year VCAA exams which will be held from Wednesday 26th of October 2022 to Wednesday 16th of November 2022.
Year 12 Assembly
The Year 12 students had their assembly on Monday 18th of July 2022. The focus of the assembly was to review effective work and study habits. Michelle Lam and Linh Nguyen did a fantastic job in sharing practical study strategies and exam preparation advice with their peers. They presented their own personal approach to study and learning, and provided some useful tips and examples on how to consolidate and apply new information. They spoke about note-making, connecting key ideas, utilising visual organisers and preparing a study timetable. Charlize Luong-Le and Natalie Tran were equally engaging with their presentation on how to prepare an organised, complete and well-polished VCAL Portfolio. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students who presented, and for speaking so well at the assembly.
Tertiary Information Sessions (TIS)
Year 12 students attended their after-school Tertiary Information Session (TIS) on Monday 25th of July or Wednesday 27th of July 2022. Students received information on how to apply for tertiary courses through VTAC and the Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS). VCAL students will have their TIS session on Wednesday 3rd of August 2022.
Year 11 100 Days of Success
The Year 11 students enjoyed the 100 Days of Success celebration organised by the Senior Sub School, as recognition of the effort, resilience, care and enthusiasm shown in their first 100 days of their VCE and VCAL studies. The students were treated to a light afternoon tea, while they enjoyed Year 11 musical performances and a mesmerising magical act from world-renowned master illusionist, Duck Cameron.
As part of the College’s commitment to supporting students with making informed pathways choices, the Careers Team in conjunction with the Senior Sub School ran one-to-one course counselling sessions for Year 11 students on Tuesday 26th of July 2022, to select their 2023 subjects. Students were referred to the school’s Promotion Policy, and made selections based on their school reports, tertiary pre-requisites and teacher recommendations.
The College’s Promotion Policy is available for viewing on Compass. Year Level Coordinators will be contacting families if their child is at risk of not meeting the Promotion Policy.
Year 11 VCAL Showcase
Year 11 VCAL students have completed their first complex project, which they presented as a showcase to the Year 12 VCAL students in Nindethana on Monday 25th of July 2022. The Year 12 VCAL students completed a rubric and provided feedback to the Year 11 VCAL students on their project content, organisation, teamwork and leadership. The Year 11 VCAL students appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with their experienced peers and to discuss ways to improve and build on their transferrable skills.
General Achievement Test (GAT) & GAT Information Session
The GAT will be held on Wednesday 7th of September 2022. All students enrolled in one or more VCE or scored VCE VET Unit 3 –4 sequence will be required to sit Sections A and B. Senior VCAL students will sit Section A only.
The GAT will be split into two sections:
- Section A will assess literacy and numeracy skills
- Section B will assess skills in mathematics, science, technology, the arts and humanities, with an increased focus on critical and creative thinking skills.
The GAT information sessions will be held on:
- Tuesday 16th of August, 3:15pm – 4:30pm for 12A, 12B & 12C
- Thursday 17th of August, 3:15pm – 4:30pm for 12D, 12E & 12F
VCAL information session to be held during class time – date to be confirmed
For more information, please see VCAA GAT Information Sheet for Parents by clicking on the link below:
A timely reminder that school uniform jackets and school scarves ONLY are to be worn to, from and at school. Students are not to enter school grounds out of uniform, except in exceptional circumstances and with a note from a parent/guardian.
Mobile phones are to be kept switched-off and in lockers during the school day. Regular checks will be conducted and mobile phones will be confiscated if they are not kept in lockers.
Finally, 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 9366 2555 if you have any queries or concerns about your child.
Marlene Cassar – Senior Sub School Leader