Year 11 & 12 School Assessed Coursework (SACs)
All students competing a VCE subject will have started their assessment tasks. An assessment schedule has been shared to assist students in planning their study and preparation. There are strict requirements about attendance and procedures in place for students and teachers to follow. All of this information has been provided to all VCE students and explains the processes for absences, submission of coursework and assessment task requirements. Please contact the senior subschool if there are any questions or concerns.
Senior Secondary Certificate – Vocational Major
The college is proud to offer the new Vocational Major stream for our Year 11 students. As mentioned elsewhere in the newsletter, our students are completing studies in Numeracy/ Mathematics, Literacy, Personal Development Skills and Work-Related Skills. In addition, students are studying a VCE subject of their choice and a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course.
Students are studying and developing their knowledge and skills through an applied learning approach which links their studies to the world of work and training.
Communication at the college
School is a partnership between parents, students and the college.
While we, as a college, make every effort to respond to parents in a timely manner, it can sometimes be difficult when staff work in a school with more than 1840 students and their families. We, as do many schools, use Compass to communicate with families and students. Please check Compass on a regular basis as we send out forms and information through this.
Please note that all staff, including those in the subschools, have a teaching allotment and may not always be available. Please contact the college to make an appointment if you wish to meet with someone. If you need to contact a teacher this can also be done through the email facility in Compass or a phone message can be left.
Student progress on assessment tasks – both CATs and SACs – can be monitored via Compass. Once tasks are assessed and feedback provided, they appear on Compass. Information about attendance, classwork and excursions and upcoming events are also available on Compass.
Please check and contact the relevant subschool or classroom teacher if you have a question or concern.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Term One Parent Teacher Conferences will occur on Thursday 30 March. There are no scheduled classes on this day. The parent teacher conferences will take place virtually using Webex. Information will be sent to all parents in the next few weeks via Compass and bookings can be completed online.
Proposed Year 11 Central Australia Trip
The college has tentatively booked a 9-day trip to Central Australia starting in the last few days of term three and in the first week of the term break. An information evening will be held on Monday 27 February. Information has been sent via Compass with the details of the Webex meeting.
Please contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions in the meantime.
Parking in the college grounds
Please note that parents cannot park on the Junior or Senior Campus. Visitors to the college should park in the designated visitors’ car park on the senior campus.
Please do not park in front of our dumpsters at gate 6, this is against council regulations for parking for more than 2 mins and also obstructs access for our dumpsters from being emptied.
Please also be aware of others when dropping off and picking up students around the school to ensure the safety of all.
Mrs Julie Cain
Campus Principal – Senior School