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Teaching and Learning Report – May 30, 2019

It may have been a cold and wet week in Ballarat but that hasn’t stopped our boys and staff getting involved in a number of significant events! Shrek The Musical After five exceptional performances, the curtain was drawn on the 2019 St Patrick’s/Loreto production, Shrek The Musical, on Saturday evening. The cast drew wide acclaim…

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Director of Studies Update – May 16, 2019

Exam preparation With just a few weeks until the end of semester exams begin, on Tuesday June 4 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 examined, equipment…

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Students participate in da Vinci Decathlon

da Vinci Decathlon The da Vinci Decathlon is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students. On Monday 24 of our brightest Year 7 students competed in teams of eight across the following 10 disciplines: Mathematics -“ emphasis on problem solving, number patterns and logic puzzles English -“ word origins,…

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Teaching and Learning Report – May 2, 2019

Welcome back to Term 2 and I hope you all enjoyed a restful break! I know that through our ongoing collective efforts to support all aspects of the College’s teaching, learning and wellbeing programs that we will continue to make real difference to the outcomes of our boys. Co-Headmasters As previously announced Headmaster, Mr John…

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Director of Studies Update – May 2, 2019

2019 NAPLAN for Year 7 and Year 9 students The 2019 National Assessment Program -“ Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) for Years 7 and 9 students will be held on Tuesday May 14, Wednesday May 15 and Thursday May 16. Friday May 17 will be used as a -‘catch-up’ day for boys who were absent for…

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Teaching and Learning Report – April 4, 2019

Thanks for the term! Term One is always a busy one for teaching and learning at St Patrick’s and 2019 has been no exception. Consider the following as just a few examples of what has happened: We have welcomed and inducted 10 new teachers and five new classroom support and administration staff. Three new Heads…

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Applied Learning Update – April 4, 2019

We’ve had a very busy term with a number of tasks and requirements that the boys have completed. Tha main event was the first PaddyMart of the year, which we ran in Kelty Court, from the Caravan that a number of parents will remember our boys renovating last year. Again I acknowledge Claude Procaccino for…

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Teaching and Learning Report – March 21, 2019

Follow-up to last week’s Term One Parent/Student/Teacher interviews Thank you to all parents who embraced our new arrangements for last week’s Parent/Student/Teacher interviews. It was particularly pleasing to see so many boys in attendance and the attention they paid to the conversations about their learning. As we noted in previous communication, it was not possible…

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Teaching and Learning Report – March 7, 2019

Term 1 Parent/Student/Teacher interviews Parent/Student/Teacher interviews for Term 1 will be taking place on Tuesday, March 12. The interviews will commence at 4:00pm and conclude at 8:30pm. There will be meal break for teachers between 6:00pm and 6:30pm. Please note that students are expected to attend these interviews with their parent(s).- New arrangements for 2019…

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Students attend NYSF

Over the summer holidays two students, College Captain Aidan Hanrahan and College Vice Captain Matthew Duffy, were selected to attend the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra. The boys have now written the following reports on their experience: Aidan Hanrahan “The National Youth Science Forum was an incredible experience, entirely different to any other. Whilst…

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