Senior School report – April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015

General Achievement Test (GAT)

All students undertaking a Unit 3 VCE subject will be undertaking the General Achievement Test (GAT) on 10th of June, 2015. – The GAT is a three hour test, undertaken by all students enrolled in one or more Unit 3 / 4 studies. The results have been used in statistical moderation of course work against exam performance and in the calculation of derived examination scores should an unforeseen event (accident, illness etc) occur which results in your son missing the final VCE written examinations conducted in November.

Given that two of the major Victorian Universities have begun to refer to students GAT results when contemplating third round course entry offers the GAT has a taken on a greater significance than ever before. Thus students need to adopt a positive attitude and undertake some preparation prepare for the GAT. Past GAT papers are available from the KRC for practice and revision purposes.-

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Rural and Torres Strait Islander Students Advocacy Program / Scholarship

Congratulations to both Bradley Tuohey and Joshua Taylor who are the successful recipients of The University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Medical Festival Scholarship. Both Bradley and Joshua will be funded to attend a one day workshop at the University of Notre Dame School in Darlinghurst, Sydney on Friday, 11th July 2015. During the day, the students will attend lectures and tutorials run by medical staff and students on topics that are integral to the medical degree. Students will have the chance to participate in a variety of activities such as suturing, plastering, resuscitation skills and medical examination, and will enjoy a tour of Notre Dame’s facilities. We wish them well,

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) Camp April 10 -“ 12 2015

Congratulations goes to Year 10 student Brendan Bell who took part in Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) during the holidays-

Teenagers today benefit greatly from opportunities to develop “life skills” and motivation to help them cope with the challenges of a very competitive future.

Pressure is put on students to perform academically and their results are the benchmark of success. However other skills are needed for the next stage of a student’s growth, be that further education or the workplace.

Over the term 1 holiday an opportunity was available for potential leaders within Year 10 to attend a weekend camp designed to develop their potential through a mixture of team-building sessions and adventure-based learning.

During an intensive residential weekend, Brendan Bell from SPC took part in Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) to develop increased motivation, improved life skills, better self-image, pride in themselves and an understanding of setting and achieving goals. – At the same time, participants interacted with peers from different backgrounds, and different parts of our district (which included students from as far as Portland through to Horsham), they improved their teamwork skills and had fun!! – All this was done in an informal atmosphere, where questions and debates where encouraged.

Brendan thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and found the experience very valuable and personally rewarding.