Parent Teacher Conferences
These were held virtually last Thursday 30 March. Thanks to all the teachers and families who were involved. Many teachers were fully booked, and it was pleasing to see so many parents/carers and students meet virtually with classroom teachers. If a teacher was absent, they can follow up with you early next term.
Compass – Assessment Tasks
Teachers provide regular feedback on CATs and SACs (Learning Tasks) via Compass. This occurs during each term to provide students with timely feedback and strategies to improve. A report in Compass allows students and parents/carers to see what assessment is scheduled for each subject and parents/carers can check Compass to see their child’s progress.
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.
I had the pleasure of attending a Music Soiree on Tuesday 21 March. It was great to see so many of our students perform (the majority completed a solo performance) in front of friends, their peers, teachers and families. Many overcame their initial nervousness and were able to perform confidently. Thanks to all the Music teachers for their work with the students and to the Music Captains and Music Leaders who ran the evening.
Thanks to all of our VCE students, families, senior subschool team, wellbeing team and staff for their hard work this term.
Best wishes to our families for a safe and relaxing break.
Mrs Julie Cain
Campus Principal – Senior School