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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Remote Learning The return again to remote learning has required adjustment and adaption of our courses and planned classwork. We appreciate all that families are doing to support their boys in their learning from home.  It can be a bit lonely studying from home and we…

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External VCE VET Cluster Program Applications and School-Based Apprenticeships

by Director of Pathways and Applied Learning, Mr Damian Kinnersly External VCE VET Cluster Program Applications Opening Soon As we are currently underway with subject selections, applications for the external VCE VET programs will be opening soon. Students have the opportunity to participate in these programs that St Patrick’s is unable to offer through our…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov GAT Trial On Friday, June 4, a significant number of our Year 11 students participated in a trial General Assessment Test (GAT) conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research. From 2022, the Victoria Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) will be introducing new literacy and numeracy…

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National Consistent Collection of Data(NCCD) on School students with a disability

National Consistent Collection of Data(NCCD) on School students with a disability Schools must now complete the National Consistent Collection of Data(NCCD) annually. It counts the number of students who receive extra adjustments or -‘help’ at school because of a disability, as defined by the Discrimination Act 1992. (DDA). Please refer to the below letter from…

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Deputy Principal Report

by Deputy Principal, Mrs Elizabeth Ryan As we again plunge into Remote learning, please keep in mind that there are a range of supports available should your son start showing signs of heightened levels of concern and anxiety as a result of the disruption to their school, sporting and social networks. These thoughts and feelings…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Return to remote learning Thanks in advance to the adjustments you will make to support our return to remote learning. We appreciate all that families need to prepare for having their boys learning from home. The Online Classroom Rules outline behaviours that enable effective teaching and…

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Vocational and Applied Learning Pathways integration into the VCE

Vocational and Applied Learning Pathways integration into the VCE In November 2019, the Victorian State Government commissioned a review, completed by John Firth, into the vocational and applied learning pathways in senior secondary schooling. This review had two major aims: to ensure all Victorian secondary school students have access to high-quality vocational and applied learning…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov In Term 1 teachers set classroom expectations, get to know classes and build an understanding of our learners’ needs. We also participate in a range of valuable activities and events which offer important educational experiences for our students beyond the classroom. With a lot happening in…

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Deputy Principal Report

by Deputy Principal, Mrs Elizabeth Ryan Habits, Outcomes and Long-Term Goals At the bottom of my Christmas sack last year was a book called Atomic Habits written by John Clear and while it was not a genre that I would normally lean towards I read it and I am so thankful that I did.  Clear…

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Deputy Principal Report

by Deputy Principal, Mrs Elizabeth Ryan Let’s get organised! This year it is my pleasure to be teaching a Year 9 class.   After the traditional settling in period, giving all in the class the opportunity to learn their new timetable, know where their room is located and clarifying what they, in fact, need to bring…

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