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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Booklists Please note that Friday, December 11 is the last day for you to submit your booklist order online. Orders will be available for collection from Campion at 5 Yarrowee St, Sebastopol from Monday, January 11. Booklists and order details can be found on the College…

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Jobs boom for SPC Students with increase in Vocational Pathways

by Mr Damian Kinnersly, Director of Pathways and Applied Learning Celebrating 2020 in Vocational Pathways As we near the end of 2020, it is timely to look back at the wonderful achievements that the students have achieved during a time of uncertainty. During the year, a number of students have been significantly impacted by the…

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Director of Teaching and Learning

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov The last weeks of Term 4 2020 – Assessment and Headstart In recognising the disruption caused by remote learning this year, the VCE Unit 3/4 exams have been rescheduled to occur later in the term. As a consequence, a range of important activities have needed to…

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2020 General Achievement Test (GAT) Preparation

The GAT is a test used for statistical moderation of a student’s end of year results and will be used as part of the ‘consideration of educational disadvantage’ process this year. It is vitally important that VCE Units 3/4 students have a clear understanding of the assessment requirements of the GAT and that test responses…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Mid-Semester Reports Given the majority of this term’s learning has been conducted remotely, the Mid-Semester reports will provide an overview of a student’s remote learning work habits and academic results for the term. Some students find studying remotely more challenging than others and this may be…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum I was thinking yesterday about a significant incident that occurred early in March, before any of our lockdowns. It took me a while to realise that it had occurred this year, that it had happened less than six months ago. It feels like it was years…

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Indigenous Education Program: Reconciliation Action Plan

St Patrick’s College is excited to begin its process of developing a new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), that will be created through extensive collaboration between the whole College community, our broader Ballarat community and local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples. Members of the Wathaurong Nation, who are the traditional owners of the grounds upon…

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St Patrick’s College Certare Bursary

St Patrick’s College is excited to announce the creation of a new annual bursary which will acknowledge great achievements by Year 10 students. A generous donation from a man with close familial connections to St Patrick’s College has enabled the creation of the ongoing Certare Bursary, being offered to at least one Year 10 student…

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Term 3 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

by Director of Administration, Mr Tom Ferguson As previously advised, the Parent/Student/Teacher interviews for Term 3 will be taking place on Tuesday, August 18. Given the current challenges in meeting face-to-face these interviews will be online or via phone calls only. Throughout the day, teaching sessions will be shortened to 20 minutes with a view…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Teaching and Learning The sudden return to remote learning has required considerable adjustment and adaption of our courses and planned classwork. We appreciate families have also had to quickly prepare for all that will be involved in having their boys learning from home. As you may…

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