Student Parent Teacher Conferences and reporting and feedback via Compass
Student Parent Teacher Conference bookings opened last week. These will take place virtually via WebEx on Thursday 30 March between 1pm and 7.30pm. Information has been sent to families via Compass. Teachers are also working on putting all assessment activities, CATs and SACs on Compass. The feedback provided relates to the skills and knowledge demonstrated by the student and suggestions for further improvement. This provides parents/ carers with an opportunity to support their child at home and be aware of upcoming assessment. Please check Compass on a regular basis.
Year 11 – Careers Expo
The Year 11 Careers Expo will take place on Thursday 4 May at Caulfield Racecourse. Students who have registered and paid will receive more information shortly.
Students are reminded that plagiarism and using the work of others without acknowledging it is not permitted. Plagiarism involves the act of taking and using the thoughts, writings, inventions or creations of another person and passing it off as one’s own work. Not only is plagiarism a breach of copyright laws, it is also unethical. Plagiarism can include:
- Copying – reproducing another person’s words, with or without the knowledge of that person
- Not acknowledging ideas of information in a bibliography or through referencing
- Knowingly allowing one’s own work to be copied by another.
At the school level teachers make students aware of what behaviours constitute plagiarism and provide students with strategies that scaffold independent learning.
There are consequences for students who have been found to have plagiarised work. Consequences for Years 7 to 10 can include the classroom teacher, Year Level Coordinator and/or Subschool Leader meeting with the student, a penalty in grading applied and this will depend on the severity of the task and parents/carers notified and the issue is noted on Compass.
In VCE subjects, the issue is dealt with in accordance with the VCAA and VCE policy requirements.
Mrs Julie Cain
Campus Principal – Senior School