Newsletter

TERM 3 NEWSLETTER 2020

Fortunately at this moment in time the Coronavirus seems to be under control in South Australia. If there are any changes before the commencement of Term 3 all parents/caregivers will notified.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff for quickly adapting to the change of teaching circumstances because of the pandemic and responding effortlessly to student needs. Their ability to do this ensured that College adjusted to changes in circumstances with as little disruption to classes as possible.

TERM DATES & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Term 1 Dates: Monday 20th July until Friday 25th September

Public Holidays

None

TERM 3

Unfortunately, at this stage Term 3 will see the same restrictions in place as we had in the College in Term 2. The student kitchen will be open for students to use with only 2 people at a time allowed at one time in the kitchen, but, we will not be able to let students use the shared crockery or cutlery. Students will need to bring their own utensils for food and drink preparation and then take these utensils home with them. Complimentary fruit and bread will not be available. This is to stay within the current South Australian rules with regards to COVID-19 restrictions. Hopefully we will be able to ease these restrictions before the end of Term 3.

YEAR 12 ACTIVITY

As the camp for Year 12s was cancelled we have been looking at holding a special day of activities for the Year 12s. We have looked at taking the student’s out of the college for a day and are still looking at alternatives. Students as well as parents/caregivers will be notified of what has been decided.

YEAR 11

Year 11s will commence the new semester at the beginning of Term 3. They have chosen their subjects in consultation with Deputy Principal, Dr Lynne Grbin and myself. However, should any student wish to change a subject it is not too late as long as they talk with either Lynne or myself.  Next term they will be shown their subjects’ Learning and Assessment Plan and be told about the nature of assignments they have to do. These Learning and Assessment Plans will also be available on Moodle at the beginning of the semester.

 

The first lesson on Monday 20th July will be an orientation lesson for year 11s. This will provide students with the opportunity to meet new students and catch up with their peers. It will also give them the chance to ask teachers any questions they may have regarding their new courses, and or, questions concerning emails, Moodle and printing.

TERM 3 REPORTS

Interim Reports for Year 12 students, detailing what work they still have to do will be sent out at the end of August.  If a student is not on task to successfully complete their subject/s both they and their parents/caregivers will notified. This will be the last report for the Year 12s until their final report at the end of the fourth term.

Year 11s will receive a report at the end of Term 3.

CAREERS EXPO

The Adelaide Careers and Employment Expo, at which the College was to have a stall, has been given the green light to go ahead in October. We will keep you updated of specific dates and more information. In past years we have taken Year 11 students down to the Expo to look at stalls and find out more information about career pathways.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Dr Barbara Harding, Principal