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. Bookings will open to parents/carers next week. Please check Compass for information.



The NAPLAN whole school testing will begin on Wednesday 15 March until Monday 20 March, with catch up sessions running the rest of the week. Could every student please ensure that they have access to a working laptop and a pair of headphones/earphones. They can be wireless or wired.


2023 Central Australia Trip

We are pleased that we got the number of students required for the trip to go ahead. Parents/carers and students are asked to regularly check Compass for information about payments and other messages. The total cost will be finalised as soon as possible. There will be an information evening closer to the trip.   Please email me ( if you have any questions.


Communication and dissemination of information

In a college with more than 1840 students and many families, communication can sometimes be difficult. Information is distributed to students and their families via email, Compass, year level assemblies, the college newsletter and the college website. Please check in with your child and on Compass to ensure that you are up to date with activities, news and programs at the college.


Tips and strategies to support your child in VCE

During the past few weeks students completing VCE subjects have started to complete assessment tasks. The jump into VCE is always a big one and at times students and their families can feel overwhelmed and anxious.

Please ensure that your child talks to their teacher and the year level co-ordinators if they are having difficulties with the work.

Some of the top tips to assist in VCE success include;

  1. Create a study timetable and stick to it (for Year 12 students this should be 3 to 4 hours a night)
  2. Find a place to study and set it up
  3. Don’t study with a mobile phone or devices – they can be a distraction
  4. Practice applying your knowledge – not just remembering it
  5. Use mind maps and tables to summarise the main points
  6. Use the expertise of teachers – they are always happy to assist you
  7. Keep a good work/ life balance – make sure you get enough sleep, exercise and social time. If you have a part time job, be mindful of spending too much time working at the expense of study time.
  8. Study time includes revision of work covered, not just homework.
  9. Make sure that you regularly complete homework and revise. Build up the time and do so every night. It becomes a habit.



Mrs Julie Cain
Campus Principal – Senior School