The last few weeks have been very busy at the college. Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 were all involved in exams. This provided students with an opportunity to develop planning and study skills and to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding under exam conditions. It provides students with valuable experience in the lead up to the VCE external exams.
The exams ran smoothly and this is the result of input from a range of different people including Mr Ras van der Merve (our Timetabler), the middle and senior subschool teams led by MsLisa McKiernan and Ms Maureen Theobald, Mrs Debbie Sekula, Head of Curriculum, Ms Vanessa Chong (Office staff member) and all of the teachers and Education Support staff who prepared exams, supervised them and have spent the last few weeks marking them.
Many of our VCE students completing Units 3 and 4 subjects have completed SACs over the past week and a half. Congratulations to the students on their hard work and exemplary behaviour during this time.
VCAA – General Achievement Test (GAT)
On Wednesday this week all students completing a Unit 3 and 4 subject sat the GAT. It is used to moderate student assessment and can be used to determine Derived Exam Scores if required. Approximately 400 students sat the GAT. Thanks to the senior subschool team, particularly the subschool leader, Ms Claire McCormack, for their efforts on the day and for supporting students in the lead up to the exam.
Year 12 Formal
The Year 12 Formal was held on Thursday 14 June at Leonda By The Yarra, Hawthorn. It was great to see our Year 12 students get together to celebrate the end of the first semester. Thanks to Ms Claire McCormack, Ms Maureen Theobald, the Year 12 co-ordinators, Ms Linda Crook and Ms Brittany Barber and the Year 12 prefects who all planned and organised the event. Thank you also to all of the teachers who attended the event at a very busy time of the year. All present enjoyed themselves and it was a nice way to celebrate the end of Unit Three.
Reports are being completed by staff and will be available via Compass on the 29 June (last day of term). Second semester subjects will start on Monday 18 June.
Mrs Julie Cain
Campus Principal – Senior School