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VCAL to be introduced in 2017

St Patrick’s College will welcome a new era of hands-on learning when it introduces the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) to its curriculum offerings in 2017. The College has employed the 2014 VCAL Teacher of the Year Lyn Maniz to oversee the development and introduction of the program which will complement the school’s already…

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Teaching and Learning Report – June 10, 2016

Use of Parent Access Module (PAM) to access end reports All Years 7-12 end of semester reports will be available from 4:00pm on Friday, June 24 via PAM. Parents will have access to one or more of the following reports: An end of semester Statement of Attainment which will provide information on: Performance on all…

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Teaching and Learning Report – May 26, 2016

May 17 College Assembly As we move towards the end of Term Two, and the number of completed assessment tasks increases, there were several boys whose efforts and academic excellence were worthy of recognition. We started the assembly by acknowledging the outstanding work of number of Year 8 students, Nathan Delvescovo, Kyle Truscott, Josh Farrington,…

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Performing Arts Report – May 13, 2016

Proposed 2017 USA Performing Arts Tour An exciting development is being proposed for the Co-Curricular Performing Arts at St. Patrick’s College. We are currently taking expressions of interest for a Performing Arts Tour to New York City, which would be held in the 2017 Term One school holidays (Thursday March 30 -“ Tuesday April 11)….

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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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