Teaching and Learning Report – August 23, 2018

August 22, 2018

2019 Subject Selection

Current Year 8 students will attend the student information session for 2019 Year 9 on Monday August 27. While at this session, students will receive print copies of the 2019 Year 9 Information Booklet and the 2019 Year 9 Subject Selection Guide.– Electronic copies of the documents distributed during this session, including the PowerPoint presentation, will be emailed to the boys and made available to parents via the St Patrick’s College webpage.

The Information Booklet will summarise the key aspects of the 2019 Year 9 program including an overview of the core and elective offerings for 2019, while the Selection Guide includes the Return Intention page and the step-by-step process for subject selection.

Families who require further assistance with Year 9 subject selection can contact:

  • their son’s Year 8 Pastoral Care Tutor

  • the relevant subject teacher or Head of Faculty

  • Mr Stuart Harridge or Mr Shane Hayes, Year 9 Co-ordinators

  • Mr Michael Busscher (Director of Middle School) or Mr John Richard (Director of Junior School) or,

  • Mr Stephen Hill (Deputy Headmaster -“ Teaching and Learning).

Online submission of proposed 2019 Year 9 studies

Students are required to submit their 2019 Year 9 course of study and program details using Web Preferences (the online subject submission portal). Students will be emailed a link to Web Preferences, along with detailed instructions next week.

Please note: A parent and student signed copy of the 2019 Web Preferences Preference Receipt is to be submitted with the Subject Selection Guide.

The Web Preferences Receipt and 2019 Year 9 Subject Selection Guide are due no later than Friday, September 7.

In the coming weeks, parents of Year 8 boys will be mailed further details regarding their son’s study of English and Mathematics in 2019. This letter will list the English and Mathematics studies that have been proposed for their son for 2019. For English, this will be one of two studies – Foundation English and English. For Mathematics, this will be one of four studies -“ Modified Mathematics, Vocational Mathematics, Pre-General Mathematics or Pre-Methods Mathematics. Each nominated study will reflect the boy’s current level of literacy and numeracy based on the College’s analysis of internal and external Year 7 and Year 8 diagnostic testing data.