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Teaching and Learning Report – May 12, 2016

End Semester One Exams With less than three weeks until the end of semester exams begin, on Wednesday June 1 for Years 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 28, 2016

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) in 2017 As noted by John Crowley in last week’s Crest, the College is well advanced in its planning to introduce VCAL in 2017. The introduction of the Certificate of Applied Learning will be our next step in our ongoing commitment to develop and introduce programs and pathways to…

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Teaching and Learning Report – April 2016

2016 NAPLAN for Year 7 and Year 9 students The 2016 National Assessment Program -“ Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for Years 7 and 9 students will be held on Tuesday May 10, Wednesday May 11 and Thursday May 12. Friday May 13 will be used as a -‘catch-up’ day for boys who were absent for…

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Teaching and Learning Report – March 17, 2016

Use of the Parent Access Module (PAM) -“ Learning Areas, Mid Semester Reports and Years 8 and 9 Parent/Teacher/Student 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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Dux’s Academic Assembly Address

2015 College Dux Paddy Collier delivered the following address to the 2016 Academic Assembly which was held in the Br W. T. O’Malley Sports Centre on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. – Today I find myself in a position I never really believed I would be in. For me this is an opportunity to give something…

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Teaching and Learning Report – February 18, 2016

Academic Assembly The College community gathered this week for the annual Academic Assembly. The Academic Assembly recognises the academic excellence of our high achieving VCE 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 annually to…

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Teaching and Learning Report – February 4, 2016

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

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2016 Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) will ensure that no student will miss- out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. School camps provide children with inspiring experiences in the great…

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2015 VCE Results – A time to celebrate

The month of December is a significant one for all Year 12 students across the state. Not only does it mark the official end of secondary school for these students, it is also the time when they receive details of their academic performance in the Victorian Certificate of Education. All members of the St Patrick’s…

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2015 College Dux announced

Paddy Collier has been announced as the Dux of St Patrick’s College for 2015 after the release of today’s ATAR scores. Paddy recorded an incredible ATAR score of 99.90, ranking him in the top 70 students from across Victoria and as the best performing male student in the Ballarat region. In a day of extremely…

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