YEAR 12 STUDENTS AND ACC SPORT IN TERM 3
Year 12 students are excused from Year 11/12 Sport on Tuesday afternoons after lunch during Term 3. This arrangement began in Week 2 on Tuesday, 24 July.
This concession provides the perfect opportunity for Year 12 students to create some extra study time. Students are encouraged to make effective use of the time for long-term benefit.
If any student is unable to or does not wish to leave the grounds at this time because of transport difficulties, or any other reason, he or she is welcome to stay until the end of the school day and to make use of College resources.
Students who opt to remain at the College during Periods 5 and 6 on Tuesday must ‘sign in’ at Student Services. This is so that we know who is on campus, should an evacuation, lockdown or some other similar event occur. If a student does not ‘sign in’, we assume that person has left the College grounds.
Students who remain at the College to study should locate themselves in the Senior School Library. The usual expectations for a Directed Study session apply – quiet, effective work. Use of the Library requires prior arrangement with Ms Cameron, who will check on the use of the Library at that time by other classes.
Because Year 12 students are not involved in Tuesday afternoon Sport in Term 3, they are required to wear their formal winter uniform to school on Tuesdays.
LEAVING THE COLLEGE GROUNDS
Parents are reminded that once having arrived at school, students are not permitted to leave the College grounds without permission. On occasion this term, students have been spotted in the morning before 8.30am walking away from the College, without their school bags, to local shops and then returning with junk food, sugary drinks, etc. Students place themselves outside the College’s Duty of Care when they choose to leave the grounds and potentially place themselves at risk.
The following statement appears in SEQTA Documents under ‘ASC Policies and Protocols’:
Students are not permitted to leave the College grounds at any time during the school day without appropriate written permission/authorisation from a parent/guardian/staff member. Students who do leave the College grounds during the school day without permission place themselves outside of the College’s duty of care, and may be issued with a Saturday detention for doing so.
Please ensure that your children understand they must stay on the College grounds once they have arrived, even if school is yet to commence, and they must not leave before the end of the school day without permission and without ‘signing out’ at Student Services.
Mr Steven Davies
Dean of Student Wellbeing
OLNA – ROUND 2
Correspondence has been forwarded to families/students in Week 2 regarding test dates and help sessions for Round 2 of the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA).
The following tests have been scheduled for Round 2:
- Literacy Writing – Tuesday, 28 August, Tutor Group/Period 1 in Room 3.1, Building 8
- Literacy Reading – Thursday, 6 September, Tutor Group/Period 1 in Room 3.1, Building 8
- Numeracy – Friday, 7 September, Tutor Group/Period 1, Room 3.1, Building 8
OLNA help sessions as listed below are being offered for both Year 10 and 11 students. For more information about OLNA and practice tests, click HERE.
Please note that the numeracy help sessions are during school time and are mandatory; however the literacy sessions are after school and are therefore voluntary.
Numeracy help sessions (Mandatory for students who need to complete OLNA only) – G2
Numeracy session 1: Monday, 20 August – Period 6
Numeracy session 2: Tuesday, 28 August – Period 4
Literacy help sessions – in D3 (Voluntary)
OLNA Writing help session - Monday, 20 August, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Catch up OLNA Writing session - Monday, 27 August, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
OLNA Reading help session - Monday, 3 September, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
FAMILY COURSE GUIDANCE DAY: YEAR 10 FAMILIES – TUESDAY, 14 AUGUST 2018
Bookings with your child’s counsellor will remain open until Monday, 13 August 2018 via the SEQTA Parent Gateway.
This week staff and students at the College celebrated Languages’ Week.
With the introduction of a new language at the College this year, students have even more to celebrate, with various activities taking place across the week, including crêpe making, face painting, pétanque, cultural dances, a poster competition, and a Language Perfect Championship.
The canteen also had a special menu inspired by the four Languages studied at the College – French, Italian, Mandarin and Japanese – with food such as spring rolls, wonton soup, ravioli, minestrone soup, croissants, risotto rice balls, Japanese custard buns, and French onion soup available at recess and lunch.
Today Year 7 and 8 students took part in a half-day incursion, rotating through exciting activities such as Origami, Chinese calligraphy, Italian masks, French cards, crêpe making, historical 3D walk and a quiz.
STUDENTS SHARE RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS FOR BOND'S BIRTHDAY
Last week Senior School staff and students celebrated Bond’s birthday at ASC by sharing Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) with each other.
During the week Bond received lots of cuddles from some Senior School students, and watched on as they created RAKs to share with others in the Senior School Library.
In addition to the craft table, the Senior School Library staff also created some positive and inspirational messages which they added to books for students to find as a surprise when they borrowed them.
Don’t forget to share your RAK with Bond on his Instagram page or on the College Facebook page.
YEAR 12 PARENTS' INFORMATION MORNING FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS
School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA), in conjunction with WA Police and agencies such as Red Frogs, are hosting a Year 12 Leavers Parent Information Event. This FREE session covers:
- What’s happening at Busselton/Dunsborough and Rottnest Island
- The role WA Police play
- Ways to speak with your child about alcohol and other drugs
- Young drivers and their passengers
- Tips for keeping Leavers safer
- Volunteers providing a positive peer presence
When: Sunday, 12 August, 10.00am (morning tea provided)
Where: AQWA Function Centre, 91 Southside Dr, Hillarys
To book your free ticket, click HERE by Sunday, 5 August.
All attendees will get a free family pass for AQWA to use on the day (valued at $79.00) and go into the draw to win an overnight stay at Abbey Beach Resort, Busselton.
More information can be found on the SDERA Website SDERA.wa.edu.au or via the facebook event.