Junior School

November 12, 2021

By Mr Gavin Webb, Director of the Junior School

Since the return of students earlier in the term the boys should be congratulated in the way they have accepted the need to wear masks and the fact that many co and extra-curricular activities have either not happened or been significantly changed. Moving forward, over the next couple of weeks the focus is very much on completing school course work, assessment tasks and preparing for Semester 2 exams. Staff will be working closely with your son in readiness for English, Maths, Humanities and Science exams in week 9 (a schedule is attached below). This should not be a time for your son to stress or worry about results. Exam results are not a judgement on the intellectual and academic ability of your son, we are merely passing a professional and caring comment on where your son is currently at in their educational journey at this precise time. The process of completing the required course work, being taught how, and having an opportunity to study for an exam is an explicit skill that takes years to refine and master. This is one of the very reasons why we do exams from Year 7 at St Patrick’s College. The last three weeks of school should be seen as a challenge where a certain amount of grit will be required to succeed, nothing good in life comes easy and if there is disappointment, the lesson should not be lost on your son, results can and will improve with effort over time. If you have any questions at all about the exam schedule or process, please do not hesitate to contact myself, or any classroom teacher at the College.

Junior School Exam Timetable – Semester 2, 2021

  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Recess Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Lunch Session 7 Session 8

Nov 29

      Yr 7 & 8

English Exam


Nov 30

      Orientation Day (Yr 7, 2022)      
Wednesday Dec 1        

Yr 7 & 8

Humanities Exam



Dec 2

      Yr 7 & 8

Science Exam  


Dec 3

      Yr 7 & 8

Maths Exam

    Pastoral Care Session

(clean up)

Foundation English and Maths Exams will not be sat in Pastoral Care rooms but in a designated classroom

*Maths exams will be conducted in Maths groupings not in pastoral groups.

Mr Gavin Webb

Director of Junior School