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Year 7 and Year 9 students to undertake NAPLAN in May

By the Director of Curriculum, Mr Damian Kinnersly NAPLAN The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 2022 for Years 7 and 9 students at St Patrick’s College will be held on Tuesday May 10, Wednesday May 11 and Thursday May 12, 2022. NAPLAN tests assess student knowledge and skills in Writing, Reading, Language…

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Director of Curriculum

From the Director of Curriculum, Mr Damian Kinnersly NAPLAN In 2022 St Patrick’s College will be administering the NAPLAN test in an electronic format. In preparing for this there will be a Coordinated Practice Test (CPT) taking place on March 24. The purpose of this test is for NAPLAN to test the College’s capabilities, the…

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Introduction from the New Assistant Principal – Learning Innovation

by Ms Carol Roberts Assistant Principal – Learning Innovation Introduction from the New Assistant Principal – Learning Innovation   I wanted to take this opportunity, to introduce myself to the St Patrick’s College community, and to say a few words about my role, as the new Assistant Principal – Learning Innovation. I am thrilled to be…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Once associated with a fun card game, the word “snap” has taken on a whole new significance in the relation to the lockdowns of 2021. While we were better prepared for the disruptions caused by the rapid change from onsite classes to learning from home and…

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Pathways and Applied Learning

From the Director of Pathways and Applied Learning, Mr Damian Kinnersly Celebrating 2021 in Vocational Pathways Once again we have faced a year that has been punctuated by Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions on the applied learning settings. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs were restricted in the…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Exams   With the exams commencing on Monday, November 29, the next few weeks will focus on knowledge and skill consolidation for Years 7 – 10 students.  To further support your son in his preparation for these exams, teachers will be emphasising two key aspects – revision for the exam and exam technique.  …

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Exam preparation We have entered exam season with the VCE Unit 3/4 exams underway and the first of the Unit 1/2 exams on Friday, November 5.  All Year 12 and 11 students should now be actively preparing for these important assessment tasks. Teachers have prepared information…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Review and reflection of Term 3   Mid-semester reports provide an overview of a student’s classroom work habits, class attendance (online and at school) and academic progress for the term. Some students find studying remotely more challenging than others and this may be seen in their academic…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov As we come to the end of term, I would like to thank families for supporting your sons over the periods of remote learning. For managing their frustrations and disappointments, for getting them online and back onsite and all the family adjustments that need to be…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Tutoring Online We are continuing to offer students tutoring during this period of remote learning for Maths, English, Humanities and Study Skills. Ten-minute sessions will be conducted online through Teams. Students may benefit from having a brief one-to-one session to support them with classwork or with…

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