Exams and Reporting and Assessment
Our students have started exams this week on the senior campus and it is a very busy time for students and teachers. The students are to be commended for their preparation in the lead up to the exams and for their behaviour during the exam period. The exams provide valuable experience and feedback on performance in preparation for their final Year 12 VCAA exams.
Thanks to Mrs Debbie Sekula (Head of Curriculum) and the Middle and Senior Subschool teams and Mr Ras van der Merve for their planning and support of the exam process.
Unit Three SAC (School Assessed Coursework) Week
Next week all students completing a Units 3 & 4 subject Year 12 students will be involved in a SAC week where students will complete their final assessment for first semester. Classes will not run and students will have an opportunity to focus on their assessment and review the work completed so far. Students must attend the college when there is a SAC and if absent from assessment must have a medical certificate (unless it is a school approved activity).
Music at Mount
On a sunny afternoon last week a number of our VCE Music students performed for students and staff at the Fishbowl. Thanks to the students, staff and Music Captains for their involvement and organisation of the event. We are looking forward to the next one.
During the past two weeks, Year 11 and 12 VCE Music students have been performing as part of their assessment. Thanks to the Music staff and parents, staff and families who came to the evening event to support the students. Congratulations to all who performed to a very high standard.
Professional Learning Week
Staff had an opportunity to participate in a range of different workshops and activities two weeks ago. College staff facilitated the workshops and supported their colleagues to enhance their skills and knowledge. We are lucky to have so many experienced and talented staff who share their knowledge. All of this supports our students and improves their learning.
A big thank you to all of the staff who were involved in planning, organising, supervision and support of the NAPLAN testing at Years 7 and 9. Parents and the college will receive the results and information next term. It provides the college and teachers with another piece of information about students individually and also as a cohort.
Teachers are finalising assessment and testing in preparation for the mid semester reports. Reports will be sent to parents/carers via Compass at the end of term two. The report will provide feedback and suggestions for improvement for students on each of the CATs (Common Assessment Tasks) and/or SACs (School Assessed Coursework) and information regarding their Victorian Curriculum Levels (Years 7 to 10).
Mrs Julie Cain
Campus Principal – Senior School