Senior School Report

November 15, 2019

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum

The VCE Information Night scheduled for Monday November 18 has been cancelled. It was felt it would be more efficient and effective for families to communicate the relevant information via email or through PAM at various times through the end of this year and into 2020. The first of these emails was sent on Wednesday.

Many of our Year 12s have just finished exams but some will go through until next Wednesday. On Friday November 22 we look forward to celebrating our time spent working together with this group at the Valedictory Dinner. As always, this promises to be an enjoyable occasion. Their results come out Thursday December 12.

Year 11 exams are now behind us. Students returning to complete Year 12 in 2020 take part in the Head Start program from November 18 to 26 inclusive. In this time, students will commence their Year 12 courses, typically covering a section of work and getting some additional work to do over the long break. Year 10s doing a 3/4 Study in 2020 will also attend these classes at this time, and will need to catch-up on work missed in their other classes. Typically, the work covered in this time won’t be re-taught, but it will be assessed in 2020. It is important to be present for all sessions so as not to set yourself up for failure next year.

Year 10 exams will run from Wednesday November 27 to Friday December 6.

The efforts students make in preparing for these exams will set them up for their future successes. Parents are encouraged to praise students’ effort and resultant improvement rather than focussing on particular scores. Students would do well to realise that completing and learning from practice questions is far more effective than reading notes. Students who have a clash with another exam need to reschedule with Mr Joseph Carmody or Ms Kath Clegg before the exam takes place. Year 10s conclude on December 6.

On Tuesday November 26 commencing at 11:30 we will hold our Senior Awards Ceremony (for Year 10s and 11s) in the O’Malley Gym. At this time, we will recognize many of our boys fine efforts and achievements in 2019.