Newsletter

TERM 2 NEWSLETTER 2019

Welcome back to all Students, Parents/Caregivers and Teachers. I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and had a great Easter!

STUDY HALL

Year 12s are using the Study Hall well. They are using it as an opportunity to work on assignments, for revision and also to ensure that their study timetables are relevant and up to date.

YEAR 12 CAMP

The year 12 camp will happen in Week 3 on Monday May 13th & Tuesday 14th. The Camp, which is new to the College, has come about from focus groups we convened with past Year 12s, they indicated that they would have benefited from a school camp. We believe there are benefits in having one and have done all we can to keep it affordable. The main focus of the camp is student wellbeing and there will be sessions on how to manage the stress of Year 12 from Elevate Education, and on SATAC & University or TAFE enrolment. These are factors that will become increasingly important to students as the year progresses and they begin to consider to their life after school!

SCHOOL JUMPERS

School Jumpers will be available for collection in the next few weeks.

ADELAIDE CAREERS & EMPLOYMENT EXPO

The College will have a booth at this year’s Adelaide Careers and Employment Expo to be held at the Wayville Showgrounds on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May. This is another first for the College and if you do happen to visit the Expo come and say hello.

 

On Friday the 10th all Year 11 students will be attending during the second lesson.

YEAR 11’S

Year 11s will finish the first semester in Week 9 of this term.  Exams will be held in the final week from Monday 24th June to Friday 28th.  They will then have a three week break and commence the second semester at the beginning of Term 3 on Monday the 22nd July.

 

They will be resulted by the SACE Board for all of the subjects they are currently studying. They can then either continue with the same subjects or choose new ones. They will be given an opportunity to choose subjects after consultation with myself and other teachers and there will be a ‘Subject Expo’ at the beginning of June to enable them to see what subjects are on offer in Semester 2 and make wise choices.

 

A new timetable and subject selection sheets will be made available later in the term.

SECOND TERM SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

The College will have a three week break at the end of this term (from 28th June to the 22nd July). This will ensure that all Year 11s commence the second semester at the same time while ensuring that the College’s timetable is consistent with other SACE schools. It will also allow teachers to undergo professional development at the College during the first week of this extended break.

TERM 2 REPORTS

Interim Reports for Year 12 students will be sent out at the end of May. These reports indicate whether or not they are on track and if there are areas in which they need to improve.  A more inclusive report will be sent at the end of the term. For Year 11s this report will be the final one for Semester 1.

 

Please let me know if you have any concerns.

TERM DATES

Term 2 – Monday 29th April – Friday 28th June

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Queen’s Birthday – Monday 10th June

Dr Barbara Harding, Principal