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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum Once again our Year 12 students and some of our Year 11s were onsite for two days completing Unit 3/4 SACs, submitting SATs and completing VCAL assessments. At our home, there have been a couple of oil paintings completed and we now have some bedroom carpet…

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2020 General Achievement Test (GAT) Preparation

The GAT is a test used for statistical moderation of a student’s end of year results and will be used as part of the ‘consideration of educational disadvantage’ process this year. It is vitally important that VCE Units 3/4 students have a clear understanding of the assessment requirements of the GAT and that test responses…

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Teaching and Learning Report

By Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Julia Petrov Mid-Semester Reports Given the majority of this term’s learning has been conducted remotely, the Mid-Semester reports will provide an overview of a student’s remote learning work habits and academic results for the term. Some students find studying remotely more challenging than others and this may be…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum I was thinking yesterday about a significant incident that occurred early in March, before any of our lockdowns. It took me a while to realise that it had occurred this year, that it had happened less than six months ago. It feels like it was years…

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St Patrick’s College Certare Bursary

St Patrick’s College is excited to announce the creation of a new annual bursary which will acknowledge great achievements by Year 10 students. A generous donation from a man with close familial connections to St Patrick’s College has enabled the creation of the ongoing Certare Bursary, being offered to at least one Year 10 student…

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Term 3 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

by Director of Administration, Mr Tom Ferguson As previously advised, the Parent/Student/Teacher interviews for Term 3 will be taking place on Tuesday, August 18. Given the current challenges in meeting face-to-face these interviews will be online or via phone calls only. Throughout the day, teaching sessions will be shortened to 20 minutes with a view…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum At the time of writing we find ourselves back in remote learning.  Remote teaching and learning pose many challenges and difficulties.  Staying physically and mentally healthy are two of them.  Effective teaching and learning under these conditions are also challenges for all of us.  There will be many…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum Students have returned for Semester 2, are enjoying each other’s company and are working well. It is good to see. Our Year 11’s have just been working through their subject choices, which were due today. They will have needed to make their best choices according to…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum It has been good to have the school back and functioning for the past two weeks with all Year Levels onsite. All students have plenty of assessments over this time, particularly Year 12s.  Just one more week to tough it out before they will enjoy a…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum On Tuesday we look forward to the return of the rest of our Year 10 students,  and I am sure they will be looking forward to seeing their classmates again and working in a more effective way with their teachers.  I commend the boys for the…

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