Reporting – First Semester
Reports will be distributed via Compass at the end of this term. As communicated previously to parents the reports will contain detailed feedback on each of the Common Assessment or Learning Tasks or School Assessed Coursework, in the case of VCE subjects, completed by students. There will also be information on student learning behaviour and reporting on Victorian Curriculum progress where applicable.
Staff have been working hard on this process to provide detailed and targeted feedback to assist students in their learning. I would like to recognise the work of all of the teachers, support staff and in particular the efforts of Mr Jason McCrae, Leading Teacher – Data, Assessment and Reporting, our Specialist Technician Mr Andrew Wallace and Mrs Debbie Sekula, Head of Curriculum for all of their work in ensuring this process is in place.
Year 12 SAC Week
Our VCE students studying a Unit 3 & 4 subject will be completing a number of their Unit Three SACs in ‘SAC Week’ which starts on Monday 4 June. It provides students with an opportunity to focus on their assessment exclusively and also ensures that subjects with multiple classes are able to have all students completing the assessment task at the same time.
Professional Learning Week
During the week staff have been attending workshops and sessions run by their colleagues. It provides an opportunity for staff to collaborate, share their expertise and improve their teaching and student learning. Sessions have covered a range of topics including Google applications, exam strategies, information technology workshops on a range of software packages, using data in the classroom, positive education, health and wellbeing and three of our college captains; Liam R, Emma G and Maddi B ran a session in conjunction with Ms Hayley Dureau on using Google in the classroom.
The sessions highlight the skills and experience of our staff at the college.
Audiences have been treated to a number of outstanding performances from our Year 10 and Year 12 Drama students with the Year 11 to perform next week. Thanks to all of the students involved and to our Drama teachers Ms Jane Abley and Ms Jane Carter.
VCE Music Recitals
Our VCE Music students will be performing in the coming weeks, the Unit Three recital is on 24 May and the Unit One on 31 May. Thanks to all of the students for their hard work in preparing for this and to Ms Tijtje Ellis, Director of Music and our hardworking Music and Instrumental Music staff.
Mrs Julie Cain
Senior Campus Principal