Welcome to the Senior School for 2019. Students from across Year 10 - 12 seem to have settled into the new school year extremely well. We hope that it will be a very successful year for all students.
Congratulations to the Year 12 Class of 2018 on achieving some excellent VCE results. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
Study Skills Day
On Wednesday 6th February, our Year 12 students attended the annual Study Skills Day held at the Stirling Theological College on Jackson’s Road, Mulgrave.
The morning started with a group session in which the students, ably guided by Louise Ford, our Senior School Wellbeing Coordinator, discussed the Trademark Behaviours that they would like to be defined by throughout the year.
After morning tea, the students moved through two rotations of the three sessions on offer. These were:
Study Sensei – run by Eilish from Elevate Education who showed the students how to:
-Utilise the VCE study design to frame study
-Structure and review organised notes
-Learn conceptually to develop deeper understanding
-Utilise practice exam papers and
-Stand out through independent learning
Relaxation Techniques – Lucky, from The Winged Dragon, showed the students how to use Tai chi as a method of relaxation. It was very interesting watching the students trying the movements for themselves.
VCE facts – Andrew Dixon looked at why students complete VCE, and the “no excuses” rule amongst other things.
After lunch, the students completed the third rotation of the three sessions provided.
The final session of the day was conducted by Voula Jakubicki, the College Pathways Coordinator, who highlighted and discussed many of the resources available to the students to help them make informed decisions about their future pathways. The students also completed their Career Action Plans.
Our College Principal, Aaron Smith, presented some concluding remarks to finish off the day.
I would like to thank all those who contributed to the running of the day, especially the Year 12 students who participated fully in all the sessions presented, in spite of the oppressive weather conditions.
Year 10 Transition Camp
The inaugural Year 10 Transition Camp will take place at the Anglesea Valley Lodge from Monday 18th until Wednesday 20th February. The program at the camp will involve outdoor activities, workshops and presentations designed to prepare the students for the coming year so that they can achieve their best.
Mrs J. Riddoch
Senior School Leader