TERM 3 – CURRICULUM FOCUS
Starting the second semester brings many challenging decisions and a little bit of extra pressure in the areas of curriculum. Each and every year group has a particular focus for the coming term; Year 12 Trial HSC Examinations leading to Graduation; Year 11 Student Leadership opportunities for Term 4 2022/2023 and Preliminary HSC Examinations; Year 10 subject selections for Stage 6 (2023); Year 9 Ski Trip and alternate camp experiences, a catch-up with the Year 7 Camp at Fitzroy Falls from it being washed out in Term 1, Stage 4 course changes due to the semesterisation of Geography, History, Visual Arts and Music, with Year 8 also beginning the process of choosing their electives subject for Stage 5. So, with many areas across the college, the importance of understanding who to talk with and having honest and realistic conversations is crucial for the upcoming weeks. Others may need to
re-examine study techniques to ensure they are well prepared for upcoming examinations and assessments – to all those involved I wish them good luck.
SEMESTER TWO: RE-FOCUS
It is now time with a mid-year check-in, to reflect on the goals set at the start of the year and re-evaluate where you want to go for the rest of the year. Each student in Years 7 to 10 will receive their Semester One report early next week. Yesterday the TASS portal opened for appointments to be made for next Thursday’s Student/Parent/Teacher conferences. These conferences are not only to reflect on successes from the semester but also to find ways to improve. I would encourage conversations at home about goal setting for the second half of the year looking for areas of growth or indeed sustained efforts. We all have the ability to improve in some way, and can select a couple of new goals for the rest of the year upon reflection of Semester 1, sharing with friends and family and making these academic learning goals achievable.
COLLEGE UNIFORM – TERM 3 NOTIFICATION
The arrangement throughout Term 2, whereby Y7 – 10 students have been permitted to wear their sports uniform on days other than Wednesday, due to decisions made within COVID-19 guidelines, will now cease. This was communicated again to the students at our recent assembly. Students will be required to wear their College winter uniform each day (other than their scheduled Wednesday Sport day) and bring their sports uniform to change into, when they have a PDHPE or PASS practical lesson.
RAPID ANTIGEN HOME TEST (RAHT) KITS
Students will bring home another pack of RAHT kits this afternoon. If your son was absent today, kits can be collected from the Front Office or at the Student Parent Teacher Conferences next Thursday. With the updated close contact regulations and requirements, families are able to use these at their discretion when students or family members become symptomatic or someone within the household has contracted covid. Families are reminded that the College has extra kits available, please do not hesitate to contact the College Front Office.
College Deputy Principal