I would like to congratulate the senior students on their hard work so far this term. VCE is a marathon, not a sprint, and although they may have some stumbles it is fantastic to see the perseverance they are showing. I encourage students to chat with their coordinators if they are struggling at any time so that we can ensure we are supporting them on their journey.


Northern Hemisphere Information Evening

Information has been sent to students and families interested in the Northern Hemisphere Timetable. The program provides an opportunity for students in Year 10 to commence a Unit One VCE subject in second semester. Applications can be collected from the VCE Centre and are due Wednesday May 15. Students in Year 11 can apply to commence a Unit 3 subject in semester two. This opportunity will be communicated as part of the subject change process later this term.

Any questions relating to this opportunity can either be emailed to myself (kel@mwsc.vic.edu.au) or Jo Rogers (rgs@mwsc.vic.edu.au)


Year 11 Careers Expo

On Thursday May 2nd Year 11 students and teachers attended the VCE and Careers Expo at the Melbourne Exhibition center. There were representatives from all the major universities, other tertiary education providers, study resource companies, emergency services, and other post-secondary school opportunities. It was great to see our students make the most of this opportunity to investigate their post school interests.



Students in years 9, 10 and 11 will sit mid-year exams. For our year 11 students these exams are an opportunity to test their understanding and knowledge of the skills and content covered in semester one. Exam practice is an important experience for our students to assist them in preparing for the year 12 exams next year. I would like to encourage our students to use the exam advice provided to them by their teachers, seek out their teachers for assistance, and ensure they follow a study timetable to help them manage their time.



Every day counts

Did you know:

  • Patterns of late arrival at school or missing classes are early warning signs of disengagement?
  • Missing one day of school each week adds up to two months per year?
  • Each day of absence has an impact on skill development and important social connections
  • Poor attendance may be associated with future unemployment, criminal activity, substance abuse, and poorer health and life expectancy?

Top tips:

  • We want to work in partnership with parents – act early if you have any concerns by contacting your child’s school and asking for advice and support
  • Remember that every day counts
  • There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a student misses puts them behind, and can affect their educational outcomes and their social connectedness
  • Talk positively about school and the importance of attending every day
  • Open and prompt communication with the school about all absences is a good idea
  • Avoid making routine medical and dental appointments during the school day or planning family holidays during the term
  • Seek help from the school if you are concerned about your child’s attendance and wellbeing. We want to work in partnership with parents to support student attendance and wellbeing



Ms Lauren Kelly
Acting Campus Principal – Senior School