ERC Updates

From the Director of Learning and Teaching


With Year 7 to 10 students sitting a number of assessments over the coming two weeks, students are encouraged to have developed a study timetable during this period of time. This will assist them in ensuring they stay organised and cover all necessary material. Encourage your son to break their study sessions into smaller manageable time periods. Taking breaks can help students remain focused. In addition, encourage your son to maintain a balanced lifestyle during the assessment block. This includes getting enough sleep, eating healthy and engaging in some physical activity. It is also important that your son sets up a study environment that is free from distractions, including access to social media, television and noise.

If your son is absent from school on the day an assessment task is administered, a signed note from the parent/carer providing details of the absence will be required. During the assessment period, there will be a number of allocated times set aside for students absent for an assessment to complete the catch-up assessment task.

  • If a student is absent for an assessment that is longer than one period in duration, they must attend the first available catch-up session upon their return to school to complete the catch-up assessment. Students will be emailed these details.
  • If a student is absent for an assessment that is shorter than one period in duration, they will complete the task during their next lesson in the subject absent upon their return to school.

Click here to access the Assessment Schedule during Weeks 7 and 8. The schedule includes times and venues for the catch-up assessments that are longer than one period in duration. Students are expected to be familiar with this schedule, know when they have assessment tasks and the timing of the catch-up sessions.


Students in Year 10 are in the process of making subject selections for Year 11 2024. It was wonderful seeing so many parents/carers attend the recent parent information evening. Earlier this week, students were also provided with further specific information for individual subjects by each Head of Department.

To further support students with their subject selections, click here to access series of videos and PowerPoint presentations providing further information on the subjects offered at the College. Parents/carers and students are encouraged to access these to support them in making informed subject selections. Students are also encouraged to seek advice from Heads of Department, teachers, our Careers Teacher Mr Garry Cajar, their parents and myself when making these decisions.


Elevate Education will be hosting a free webinar, ‘How to Help Your Child Prepare for Exams’ parents on Wednesday 7th June. Elevate Education works with our students, delivering workshops on study skills, motivation, wellbeing, and exam preparation. By tuning into their webinar series you will learn how you can help better support your son at home through reinforcing the skills they learn at school:

Wednesday 7th June @ 6:30pm (AEST)

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Exams
Click here to register for free

Study Samurai Library

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

Take time as a family on the Study Skills: Test-Taking Techniques module. Click here to access the resources.

Dr Gerry Sozio
Director of Learning & Teaching