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Teaching and Learning Report – May 25, 2017

Assessment and Reporting at St Patrick’s College The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) publish guidelines for schools relating to the planning and implementation of the new F-10 Victorian Curriculum. One important consideration noted within these guidelines is a move from the one-size-fits-all approach to reporting to providing schools with the capacity to adjust their…

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Teaching and Learning Report – May 11, 2017

End Semester One Exams With just four weeks until the end of semester exams begin, on Wednesday June 7 for Years 9, 10 and 11 students, all boys should now be actively preparing for these important assessment tasks. Teachers are currently preparing information specific to each exam -“ the format, length, specific areas to be…

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Teaching and Learning Report – April 27, 2017

2017 NAPLAN for Year 7 and Year 9 students The 2017 National Assessment Program -“ Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for Years 7 and 9 students will be held on Tuesday May 9, Wednesday May 10 and Thursday May 11. Friday May 12 will be used as a -‘catch-up’ day for boys who were absent for…

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Teaching and Learning Report – March 23, 2017

Use of the Parent Access Module (PAM) -“ Learning Areas, Mid Semester Reports and Years 8 and 9 Parent/Student/Teacher interviews St Patrick’s uses the Parent Access Module (PAM) to give parents and guardians online access to a range of information specific to their son(s). PAM provides parents their son’s timetable, his attendance records, daily messages…

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World War History Trip

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, St Patrick’s College is organising an international excursion in the 2018 Term 1 holidays to travel to France, Belgium and Germany. The aim of the trip will be to immerse students in the history of Australian soldiers, particularly Old Collegians from St…

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VCAL Update – March 9, 2017

Applied Learning Program at St Pats!! In Applied Learning we are in completion mode with quite a large volume of paperwork being generated by all the boys, to meet outcomes in Literacy (Reading and Writing for Knowledge) Numeracy (Geometric 3D shapes) Work Related Skills (Occupational Health and Safety working with cement) and Personal Development Skills…

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Teaching and Learning Report – February 23, 2017

Academic Assembly The College community gathered last week for the annual Academic Assembly. The Academic Assembly recognises the academic excellence of our high achieving VCE and VET students and those boys whose aggregated performance in all semester two assessment tasks placed them in the top 15% of their year level. The College Dux is presented…

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Teaching and Learning Report – February 9, 2017

Teaching and Learning in 2017 Classes for the year have started very well and the boys have returned from the break with a noticeably positive attitude to learning. 2017 will see the College continue to trial, develop and implement a range of teaching and learning initiatives including: Expansion of the 1:1 device program with 2016…

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Australian Mathematics Competition Results

Australian Mathematics Competition Results In Term Three, 130 of our bravest and brightest students competed in the Australian Mathematics Competition, conducted by the Australian Mathematics Trust and competed in by over half a million students across Australasia. – Students attempted 30 questions under exam conditions for 75 minutes.- While a small number of the questions…

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Teaching and Learning Report – December 1, 2016

As we enter the final teaching days for 2016, it is appropriate to reflect on the significant work that has been done in the key area of teaching and learning at St Patrick’s this year. The release of the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan challenged all at St Patrick’s who have the shared responsibility for curriculum develop…

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