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Teaching and Learning Report – November 9, 2017

2018 1:1 Device Update The St Patrick’s College vision for eLearning is to provide technology-enriched learning opportunities that enable students to achieve high quality learning outcomes, preparing them for further education, training and to live and work in a digital world. Following is information specific to the College’s 1:1 device program. iPad program for Years…

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Teaching and Learning Report – September 15, 2017

Mid Semester Reports and Years 7-9 Parent/Student/Teacher interviews: St Patrick’s College uses the Parent Access Module (PAM) to give parents and guardians online access to a range of information specific to their son(s). The Student Assessment area allows you to view and download your son’s mid semester and end of semester reports for this and…

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Teaching and Learning Report – August 31, 2017

2018 Subject Selection Current Year 8 students attended the student information session for 2018 Year 9 this week. While at this session, students received print copies of the 2018 Year 9 Information Booklet and the 2018 Year 9 Subject Selection Guide. – Any Year 8 boy absent from this information session can collect a copy…

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Mindshop Excellence

Congratulations to- the ten Year 10 students who- recently graduated from Commerce Ballarat’s Mindshop Excellence Program, which pairs high achieving students with local businesses to help solve real business problems. One group of our students spent the week with insurance company Simplex, helping to drive customer engagement and increase sales, while a second group worked…

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Teaching and Learning Report – August 17, 2017

  2017 Semester One Chris Nolan and VCE Headmaster’s Excellence Awards assembly   The Chris Nolan and VCE Headmaster’s Excellence Awards assembly has become one of the College’s most important academic celebrations. This is the tenth year that boys attaining academic excellence have been recognised with a Chris Nolan Award.- We were fortunate to again…

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Year 8 Kendo Experience

On Thursday August 10, the Year 8 students of Japanese were able to experience Kendo, an authentic Japanese martial art, that was used to train samurai warriors. Gary Oliver, who runs a Kendo school in Ballarat, taught the boys about Bushido, the way of the warrior and the origins of modern day martial arts. Starting…

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Teaching and Learning Report – August 3, 2017

The 2018 subject selection process Current Years 9, 10 and 11 students are now well into all aspects of the 2018 subject selection process. As I have previously noted, subject selection can be an anxious time and the College has developed a variety of procedures to support both students and parents. All 2018 student and…

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Teaching and Learning Report – July 20, 2017

The 2018 subject selection process In the coming weeks all current Years 8, 9, and 10 students will complete the various aspects of the 2018 subject selection process. Subject selection can be an anxious time and the College has a variety of procedures to support both students and parents. Firstly, parents and students should check…

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Teaching and Learning Report – June 22, 2017

Use of Parent Access Module (PAM) to access end semester reports All Years 7-12 end of semester reports will be available from 4:00pm on Friday, June 30 (not June 23 as was originally indicated)- via PAM. Parents will have access to one or more of the following reports: An end of semester Statement of Attainment…

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VCAL Update – June 22, 2017

These last weeks of Term two have seen the Applied Learning boys undertaking practical exams in Occupational Health and Safety Scenarios, in model making, woodwork and in Case Studies of issues for Public Debate. We were most impressed by the demeanour and commitment of all the boys who were able to attend the Exam Day,…

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