ERC Updates

From the Director of Learning and Teaching

A domain of the recently released Learning and Wellbeing Framework is ‘Formation for Learning’, which includes the development of positive learning behaviours and habits to support lifelong learning. As a College we value the partnership we have with parents in the development of our students.

To support the development of study habits, the College will be hosting Elevate Education on Thursday 19 May 2022 for parents/carers of Year 8 to 12 parents. The seminar will provide parents/carers with strategies to support their children in reinforcing at home skills taught in class.

Following are the topics that will be covered during the session: Time Management, Study Support and Motivation. Parents/carers will also be provided with access to the Elevate Parent E-book to follow up and extend on the best ways to support their child through high school.

Following are the details for the evening.

Date: Thursday 19 May 2022
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Edmund Rice Centre (Hall)
Click HERE to register – please register by Friday 13 May 2022.


On Tuesday, representatives from Elevate Education presented to our Year 11 students. The seminar covered the following areas:

  • Utilising the syllabus to frame study
  • Structuring and reviewing organized notes
  • Conceptual learning to develop deep understanding
  • Utilising practice exam papers
  • Standing out through independent learning.

At the conclusion of the seminar, 100% of students indicated they would recommend the seminar to their peers and 97% considered the seminar time well spent. Following are some comments made by our students:

  • Very engaging and relevant. Covered topics worth learning in depth and with useful explanation.
  • Contained important information – great presentation.
  • It was a great program and to have a young presenter with experience made it more engaging.
  • Conveyed messages in an interesting and fun way, whilst retaining the seriousness of the message.
  • I learnt that I can cut study notes by using dot points and trigger words.
  • I found it very good to help me study correctly and efficiently.
  • The presenter was relatable and I learned how to use colours in my study notes.
  • I found useful how to organise my examination preparation over a three week period – finish notes, memorise and past papers.


Our school will be participating in NAPLAN between 10 and 20 May 2022. Students can use the public demonstration site to familiarise themselves with the types of questions and tools available in NAPLAN. In addition, students can access Practice NAPLAN papers on the College LERA page. Click here to access the resources.

Following is the updated schedule for the NAPLAN tests.

WEEK A (Week 3)


  • Periods 1-2: Year 9 Writing (42 min)
  • Periods 3-4: Year 7 Writing (42min)


  • Periods 1-2: Year 9 Reading (65 min)
  • Periods 3-4: Year 7 Reading (65 min)


  • Athletics Carnival

WEEK B (Week 4)


  • Periods 1-2: Year 9 Conventions of Language (45 min)
  • Periods 3-4: Year 7 Conventions of Language (45 min)


  • Periods 3-4: Yr 7 Numeracy (65 min)


  • Periods 1-2: Year 9 Numeracy (65 min)


All families have access to the Study Samurai Library. The Study Samurai Library includes the Study Skills Module website which provides advice and resources on developing essential skills for academic success. To access the Study Samurai Library website, go to and login with these details:

Username: edmundrice
Password: 13achieve

This week, families are able to spend time watching a video and review related resources on the Study Skills unit: Common Study Mistakes. Click here to access the resources.


Dates for Semester One assessment tasks for Years 7-12 can be found on the College Assessment Calendar. Click here to access the calendars.

Please do not hesitate to make contact if you have any questions.

Gerry Sozio
Director of Learning & Teaching