Middle School Report – May 24, 2018

May 23, 2018

This week is an ideal opportunity to remind all of our boys about their responsible use of ICT.

All of our boys have been reminded that it is necessary for them to become familiar with the Responsible ICT Usage and ICT Device Protocol documents that are located in app4 under the INFO tab as it is their responsibility to ensure that they are complying with these guidelines at all times. As we need to do, we also seek the support of our parents in helping to educate their son and his use of ICT whilst at home. In summary our boys need to:

— – – – – – – – – – – – – Ensure that personal content on your iPad is appropriate at all times. Any inappropriate images / videos / memes that you have on your iPad either in your camera roll or other apps (iBooks) are to be deleted.

— – – – – – – – – – – – – The following apps – Instagram, snapchat, kik, yellow and tumblr are to be deleted from your iPad permanently.

— – – – – – – – – – – – – Any VPN’s installed (including apps such as Hotspot Shield Free Privacy & Security VPN Proxy) must be removed permanently.

— – – – – – – – – – – – – Full use of your iPad is to be completely transparent, therefore any app that is designed to hide photos, videos, text messages, documents etc are to be deleted from your iPad immediately. This includes, but not limited to apps such as Lock Photos, Private Photo, iVault, Keep Safe Photo Vault, Secret Safe Calculator, Album Lock and The Vault.

— – – – – – – – – – – – – Any student whose name appears on the list for having a banned app or VPN on their IPad, will be issued with a Friday afterschool detention.

If parents have any concerns regarding these apps they should contact either Mr Mark Holland or Mr Ian Fernee for further assistance.

In the final week of Term Two the Melbourne Experience is designed to promote important life skills, such as independence, initiative and responsibility, and provide a real world link to the Year 9 Curriculum.

The Melbourne Experience Objectives include:

  • Learn about different aspects of Melbourne

  • History, Culture, Arts, Sport, Design and Innovation

  • Learn how to use public transport

  • How to navigate around the Melbourne CBD

  • Develop teamwork and independence skills

  • Experience a range of activities across the CBD: Such as

    MCG/Sports Museum Tour, Shrine Tour, NGV Tour, Eureka Skydeck Tour, Melbourne Gaol Tour, Melbourne Museum Tour. Your son should now have a complete timetable for the week and all the necessary permission forms returned to his Pastoral Care Teacher.

Finally, please note the Mid-Year Examination Timetable which will be conducted in week eight of this term. The Year 9 Examination period starts on Tuesday June 5 until Friday June 8. All Examinations are for 90 minutes.

This is the Middle School Mid-Year Examination Timetable:

Tuesday June 5

English (All Streams)

Sessions 1, 2 and 3

Wednesday June 6


Mathematics (All Streams)


Sessions 1 and 2

Sessions 4 and 5

Sessions 8 and 9

Thursday June 7



Sessions 2 and 3

Sessions 4 and 5

Friday June 8

Religious Education

Sessions 2 and 3

I suggest that the following Examination Study Habits be looked at home in preparation for the upcoming Examinations. Please click on- this linkto view the Examination Study Habits.

As always, I hope that all of our boys achieve the success they are busily working towards throughout their first semester in the Middle School.

Michael Busscher

Director of Middle School