Teaching and Learning Report – July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016
The 2017 subject selection process
Current Years 9, 10 and 11 students are now well into all aspects of the 2017 subject selection process. As I have previously noted, subject selection can be an anxious time and the College has developed a variety of procedures to support both students and parents.
All 2017 student and parent information sessions for Years 10, 11 and 12 have now been completed. Documentation and PowerPoint presentations relating to each session are available in PDF form via the College’s webpage.
An important aspect of the 2017 subject selection process is the Subject Selection Guide which each Year 9, 10 and 11 student is required to submit. This has been developed at the request of parents and students as a single subject selection document that step-by-step leads you through the various aspects of subject selection for each year level.
Online submission of proposed 2017 studies
One significant change for this year is the student use of Web Preferences, the online subject submission portal, to submit their proposed course of study and program details. Previously, students completed this in class groups at the College. Working with over 1000 boys to complete this task added unnecessary delay to the subject selection process. – This year, students and parents are able to access Web Preferences from any internet connected device to submit their proposed course of study at any time prior to relevant 2017 subject selection due date.
Students have been emailed a link to Web Preferences, along with detailed instructions. Parents have been sent a similar email explaining the submission procedure. Students and parents requiring support with the use of Web Preferences are asked to contact the Director of Administration, Mr Damian Kinnersly.
Please note: A parent and student signed copy of the 2017 Web Preferences Preference Receipt is to be submitted with the Subject Selection Guide.
2017 Year 12
Current Year 11 students should have submitted their proposed 2017 Year 12 subject choices via Web Preferences this week. Year 11 boys are reminded that they must return a parent and student signed copy of the 2017 Web Preferences Preference Receipt along with the completed 2017 Year 12 Subject Selection Guide to the College as a matter of priority.
2017 Year 11
The selection of Years 11 and 12 subjects can be a complex task requiring significant deliberation by all involved – student, parents and teachers alike. The 2017 Year 11 Subject Selection Interviews, have been scheduled for August 1, 3 and 6 to assist and support Year 10 students and their parents. Please refer to previously sent email for further details.
Year 10 parents and students are reminded that the 2017 Year 11, Subject Selection Guide is due on Wednesday, August 10.
2017 Year 10
Current Year 9 boys are asked to submit their proposed 2017 Year 10 subject choices via Web Preferences by Wednesday, August 10. Year 9 boys are reminded that they must return a parent and student signed copy of the 2017 Web Preferences Preference Receipt along with the completed 2017 Year 10 Subject Selection Guide by this date.
Parents with any questions or concerns about the 2017 subject selection process are asked to contact their son’s Pastoral Care Group tutor, relevant subject teachers, Faculty Head, Director of School or myself.