Senior School Report
The focus for Term 3 in the Senior Sub School was to celebrate student achievements and to build students’ confidence and self-efficacy. We have also been supporting our students with preparing for the upcoming exams.
We held our traditional ‘Motivational lunch’ with our Year 12 students on Wednesday 9 August. The Year 12 students reflected on their goals as Year 7 students, and contemplated “looking back, so the view looking forward is even clearer”. We welcomed back Vincent Ton, whose engaging presentation captivated the audience. He spoke passionately about taking control of your own future and his achievements as a content creator. His key messages were to set your own goals, to be confident and self-assured with your own ambitions, achievement takes discipline and hard work, and to make the most of the last few months at St Albans Secondary College. Students were given a pizza lunch, while they enjoyed musical performances from our talented music students. Many students also received “motivation awards” for their effort, enthusiasm, support of their peers and consistent hard work.
Yr 12 VCE VM
Year 12 VCE VM students have been busy preparing for the National Day of Action Against Bullying on 18 August, Wear it Purple Day on 25 August, R U Ok Day? on 15 September and Youth Day on Friday 1 September. We encourage students to join in the plethora of fun activities they have organised for the school community. They will also be preparing their portfolios for their final interviews in the coming weeks.
Year 11 Term 3 progress reports are now available for viewing on the student and parent portals. Year level coordinators will be meeting with parents or contacting home if there are any concerns. We would like to remind families that students must meet the ‘Promotion Policy’ to move from Year 11 into Year 12. Please refer to the “Senior Sub School handbook” that was given to families during Term 1 or refer the College website.
Unit 4 Coursework
All Unit 4 coursework will be completed in Week 8. As the VCE exams are just around the corner, we encourage our students to use the skills they have learned in note-making and other study techniques to start preparing for their final exams. As a guide, students should be studying for 3 to 4 hours each night, with short breaks in between study sessions. We request parents/guardians to support their child by providing a quiet space to work, with minimal disruptions where possible.
As the saying goes, preparation is the key to success. If students would like support with exam or portfolio preparation, please do not hesitate to speak to your teachers, or see us in the Senior Sub School.
We welcome parents/guardians to contact us on 9366 2555 if they have any queries or concerns about their child.
Ms Marlene Cassar – Senior Sub School Leader