To better support students and families in gaining a better understanding of what is required in preparing for next year, we have a held a number of Information Evenings over the last month. Students from Year 8-11 along with their families had the opportunity to attend these nights. A brief presentation and the relevant handbook can be found on the Compass News Feed for the students and parents. Students (and if required, families) are encouraged to speak to their teachers, Year Level Coordinator and/or the Careers Coordinator to gain more understanding of the subjects they might be interested in selecting as well as take into consideration of any tertiary pre-requisites (students moving into Year 11 or 12).
Can I please remind families that we have begun preparations in developing the timetable and I request the students return their forms along with the deposits to the General Office by the due date.
Due dates for returning forms:
Year 11 into Year 12 – Tuesday 9 August
Year 10 into Year 11 – Tuesday 9 August
Year 9 into Year 10 – Tuesday 16 August
Year 8 into Year 9 – Thursday 25 August
Student/Parent/Guardian/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday 8 September 1pm – 7:30pm
Please Note: Students DO NOT ATTEND school on this day for regular classes. Instead they are required to attend the conferences with a parent/guardian in FULL SCHOOL UNIFORM.
This program is of great importance for all students and their families as it assists in the establishment of routines and practices that will impact on the end of year assessments. Regardless of the Year Level that a student is in, there is strong evidence that clearly shows where a family of a student are actively involved in the child’s education and learning, the student will enjoy greater success in their learning outcomes.
Despite what they might say publicly, all students need to feel the confidence that they are supported both at school and at home. Where there is a strong partnership between the student, their family and their teachers, a student will be encouraged knowing that those around them are all “on the same page” when it comes to their learning.
All parents want their child to reach their potential, they want them to succeed and enjoy a fulfilling future and therefore they recognise the importance of the students attending and doing well at school.
Student Learning Conferences (Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews) are an important part of this process as they permit discussion and feedback on what has been achieved and just as importantly how and where further improvement can be made between now and the final assessments. Teachers have the role of being the coach and developing a plan for students to achieve. Student Learning Conferences are when families can attend and better understand that plan and how it can best be achieved.
Appointment Booking System
Parents will be able to make appointments with their son or daughter’s teachers online through the Compass portal. Parents will have a complete list of all their child’s teachers and their available times so that appointments can be made directly all in the one place at the one time. The portal will be open for access from Thursday 25 August.
To make appointments, parents need to log onto the school’s Compass website: scoresbysc.vic.jdlf.com.au
If you have misplaced your Compass username and password, contact http://support.scoresbysc.vic.edu.au for assistance.
Login to Compass and when it opens, click on the Actions button, and select the options “Book Parent Teacher Interviews”.
The school’s policy on mobile phones/mp3 players etc. recognises its responsibility in providing a safe and secure environment for all students. It also aims to build a learning community where students are not disengaged from their learning or their social responsibilities at school by using devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players and the like. Given these aims, students are not permitted to use mobile phones, mp3 players etc. while at school. If a student elects to bring such a device to school, it is the responsibility of the student and it must be left in the student’s locker or switched off in their pocket for the duration of the school day. The Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) assessment rules further reinforce the School’s policy as it states that no electronic devices (excepted permitted calculators) are permitted to be taken into assessment sessions. To ensure that all students develop good habits in preparing for assessment tasks, this VCAA rule applies to all year levels at Scoresby Secondary College. Students may use the relevant year level coordinator or the General Office telephone to make a call should an emergency arise and likewise important messages may be left for students at the General Office. If a student uses a mobile phone anytime/anywhere at school, it may be confiscated and a parent must collect it. If a further breach of this rule occurs, the student may be suspended. If an mp3 player is used at school, it will be confiscated and may be returned to the student at the end of the school day. For safety reasons, students are to be mindful of using mobile phones or mp3 players on the way to and from school.
The school Athletics carnival was held on Tuesday 16 August (more details in the sport report). I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all of students and staff involved in a fantastic day.
Congratulations to Andrew Young for all of his work in making this day a success along with all of the staff, students that competed and the student helpers that made the day run so smoothly. The teamwork shown by staff and students was impressive.
It was a pleasure to see the number of students that were there on the day and how they participated in the events was outstanding. As I made my way around the track I had the pleasure in watching students run, throw, putt and jump trying their best. In some cases it was the first time some of our students that participated in that type of event eg: Javelin and high jump. To see them try and try again, learning along the way was priceless.
Good luck to the students that progress to the District competition. I’m sure you will represent Scoresby well.