Senior School Information

TERM 2 Important Senior School Information

 

Thursday 5th May

 

VCE Expo (TBC)

Saturday 7th May

4

WSC Open Day/GAT preparation workshop

Wednesday 18th May

6

VCE Drama Performance (7pm, PAC)

Tuesday 24th May

6

Y12 TIS (Tertiary Information Service- La Trobe University)

11.30am – 1pm

Wednesday 25th May

7

  1. Unit 1 ends- ALL SAC/SATs MUST BE COMPLETED
  2. VCE Music Performance (7pm, PAC)

Thursday 26th May – Wednesday 1st June

7/8

Year 11 exam revision

Thursday 2nd – Friday 10th June

8/9

Year 11 Subject Exams &

Year 11 General Achievement Test (Wed 8th June)

Friday 3rd June

8

Unit 3 ends- ALL SACs/SATs MUST BE COMPLETED

Monday 6th June

9

Year 12 Practice English Exam

Tuesday 7th June

9

Y12 GAT (General Achievement Test)

Wednesday 8th June

9

Unit 4 begins

Monday 13th June

10

QUEENS BIRTHDAY

Tuesday 14th June

10

Student Free Day- Staff Curriculum Day

Wednesday 15th June

10

Unit 2 begins

Wednesday 15th – Monday 20th June

10/11

Year 9 and 10 exams

Friday 24th June

11

TERM 2 ENDS @ 2.30pm

 

CHANGE OF UNIT

Year 11 students wishing to change a subject for Unit 2 must consult with the Senior School Manager as soon as possible, in order to receive a Change of Unit form.

Students must speak with the Pathways Manager (Mrs Moriarty) about the reason for the subject change in order to receive approval, as well signatures from the former and new subject teacher of each unit.  

COMPLETED FORMS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 20TH MAY

 

MID YEAR EXAMINATIONS

All exams to be held in Senior School Centre

 

  • Students are to attend examinations only, however if using the school bus, students MUST use the library during regular class hours for silent, individual private study. STUDENTS CANNOT leave the college, then return to take the bus home.

 

  • Any student absent from a scheduled exam MUST obtain a medical certificate and present the next day during a session they don’t have another exam to sit the missed exam (excluding GAT)

 

  • Students must be in full school uniform during all exams-no uniform passes will be given without a valid note. Lunch Time Detentions will apply.

 

  • Any Y11 student who has a clash of exams must see MS NECOVSKI a.s.a.p. to reschedule during an appropriate time

 

VCAA rules for the conduct of examinations

  1. Students must not cheat or assist other students to cheat.
  2. Students must not take any action that gives or attempts to give them or another student an unfair advantage in a VCE external assessment.
  3. Students must not allow, induce or assist any other person to present for a VCE external assessment in their place.
  4. Students must not present for a VCE external assessment in another student’s place.
  5. Students must not present for a VCE external assessment under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  6. Students must obey and observe all proper instructions or directions given by their supervisor.
  7. Students attending a VCE external assessment may bring only materials and equipment approved for that external assessment into the examination room.
  8. Students must not possess mobile phones and electronic devices that are capable of storing, receiving or transmitting information or electronic signals, such as recorded music and video players,
    organisers, dictionaries and computerised watches, during a VCE external assessment.
  9. Students detected with any device defined in Rule 8 must, upon the direction of a supervisor, surrender that device for inspection. Any confiscated device will be retained, pending any investigation into an alleged breach of VCAA rules.
  10. Students must not bring into or possess in the examination room any drinks or food except under special circumstances as approved and directed by the VCAA. One bottled water (maximum 1.5L) is permitted in the examination room, kept on the floor, no label allowed.
  11. Students must not communicate with any other student while the VCE external assessment is being conducted.
  12. Students must not cause any nuisance, annoyance or interference to any other student during a VCE external assessment.
  13. Students must not remove or tear out any part of a bound reference, question/task book, question and answer book or answer book, except where permitted, for example formula sheets.
  14. Students must not remove any response material, used or unused, from the examination room.
  15. Students must not begin to write or mark their paper or response material in any way, or use a calculator, until advised by a supervisor that writing may commence.
  16. Students must raise their hand if they wish to communicate with a supervisor.
  17. Students must not leave their place until permitted by a supervisor.
  18. Students will not be permitted to leave the VCE external assessment before the end of the exam.
  19. Students must cease writing when instructed to do so by a supervisor.
  20. Students must remain silent and seated in their place at the end of the VCE external assessment until response materials have been collected and checked, and an announcement is made permitting students to leave the examination room.
  21. Students must not communicate with an assessor, before, during or after a VCE external assessment, except when communication is necessary for the conduct of the assessment

http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vce/exams/examsrules.aspx

 

THE GENERAL ACHIEVEMENT TEST

The GAT (General Achievement Test) is an important part of VCE/VET Scored Assessed (Hospitality, Sport & Recreation and Engineering) studies.

Over the next few weeks students will become familiar with it's importance and relevance in their studies through an assembly and practise sessions in classes.

 

Unit 3/4 GAT (including Year 11 students enrolled in Unit 3/4 studies):

Tuesday 7th June

10am – 1.15pm

Senior School Centre

  

Unit 1/2 GAT (including Year 10 students enrolled in Unit 1/2 studies):

Wednesday 8th June

9.15am – 12.30pm

Senior School Centre

 

GAT PREPARATION WORKSHOP

Saturday 7th May
9.30am – 12pm
Senior School Centre

 

This workshop offers an extra boost to students who want to achieve their best!

The session will include practical tips;

  • Practice GATs
  • Multiple choice tips
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Skills to complete writing tasks
  • Examples

 

Morning Tea and motivational treats provided!

This event appears on the Compass feed for relevant students and parents. We encourage students to take up this opportunity! Parents just need to click on the consent button to indicate your child will be attending.

 

COMMUNICATION

Parents and students should be communicating regularly with Subject Teachers, Student Managers, the Senior School Administration Manager and the Senior School Manager, to ensure any issues or concerns are dealt with efficiently.

Parents and students should be accessing Compass regularly to monitor a student’s attendance and progression at the college, as well as a means in which to communicate with teachers.

 

USE OF CARS

It is an Education Department requirement that all students who pass their driver’s licence must complete a permission form before they can drive themselves to school. This form can be obtained from the VCE/Senior School Manager or the school website.

 

HOMEWORK CLUBS/ STUDY SUPPORT GROUPS

All VCE students should be taking advantage of these opportunities, which offer extra assistance, one-on-one guidance from teachers, peer support and a quiet place to practise SAC and exam conditions.

 

Maths: Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm S BLOCK

 

English: Thursday 3.30pm – 4.30pm LIBRARY

 

PE / Health & Human Development / Sport & Recreation:

Thursday 3.30pm – 4.30pm LIBRARY

 

Art / Visual Communication & Design: Thursday 3.30pm – 4.30pm F2

 

Media: Thursday 3.30pm 4.30pm SSC

 

Belinda Neconski

Senior School Manager