Teaching and Learning Report – November 23, 2017

November 22, 2017

2018 Booklists and iPad Resources Lists

Our distribution of the 2018 booklists will commence in the coming days when current Year 11 boys, along with selected Year 10 students studying a VCE Units 3/4 subject or a second-year VET certificate in 2018, receive a print copy of the 2018 Year 12 booklist as part of the Headstart program.

A number of current Year 11 boys also pre-ordered their 2018 VCE Units 3/4 English and/or Literature novels. These are currently available for collection from the ERC. Students yet to collect their novels are asked to do so as a matter of priority.- –

A print copy of the booklist will be distributed to current Year 7-10 the boys via their Pastoral Care groups next week.- Current Years 7 and 8 boys will also receive the 2018 iPad Resources List specific to their year level.

Parents of students studying one or more the VCE Units 1-4 mathematics offerings – General Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, are asked to note the following:

  • The Cambridge Interactive Text Book Re-Activation Code listed on the booklist is only for students who are purchasing their text books second hand.- These may be purchased via the booklist or directly from Cambridge during the 2018 year.
  • Please do not buy the Cambridge Interactive Text Book Re-Activation Code if you are buying the text new, you will receive the activation within your new text.

Incoming 2018 Year 7 families, along with all other families new to St Patrick’s in 2018, will be mailed a print copy of the relevant 2018 booklist and the 2018 iPad Resources List (as required) shortly.

A PDF version of each list will be emailed to parents in the coming days and placed on the College website – https://www.stpats.vic.edu.au/en/students-parents-staff/curriculum/booklists/

Use of Parent Access Module (PAM) to access end Semester Two reports

St Patrick’s uses the Parent Access Module (PAM) to provide parents and guardians online access to a range of information specific to their son(s). The Student Assessment area allows you to view and download your son’s mid-semester and end of semester reports for both the current and previous years.

The schedule for the release of the 2017 end Semester 2 reports is as follows:

  • 4:00pm on Friday, December 1End of Semester Statement of Attainment for all students who studied a VCE Units 3/4 subject or a second year VET certificate

  • 4:00pm on Friday, December 15End of Semester Statement of Attainment, Pastoral Care, Instrumental Music and Boarding reports for all Years 7-11 students.

A PAM Parent User Guide has been written to assist you with the log-in process and to explain the key features of PAM. It can be accessed by clicking on the link on the College’s homepage (https://www.stpats.vic.edu.au/).

PAM can be accessed by either clicking on the link on the College’s homepage (https://www.stpats.vic.edu.au/) or by going directly to the PAM site (http://pam.stpats.vic.edu.au). The PAM username and password previously issued to parents can be used again for the end Semester Two reports. Please email the College (adminsupport@stpats.vic.edu.au) or phone 5331 1688 should you require further assistance with your log-in.