Curriculum Matters

Semester Reports

On Tuesday June 27 at 3.00pm, the first Tuesday of the holidays, all of our families from Prep to Year 12 will receive an email alerting them that that online access to their child’s Semester Reports is open. These reports contain a summary of their progress to date, feedback on what they have done well and how they can further improve. The content of these reports is a critical element in the academic and overall progress of every student.

As was the case in the last few years, our semester reports are published as PDF files to be viewed by families online via our MyTintern Portal. The reports are not produced as hard copies by the school. For a step-by-step help sheet please consult the email that will be sent to families in the final week of term. Instructions for requesting a Comparative Report, which contains grade data for the year level cohort, will also be contained in this email.

For families who like to keep a hard copy of their child’s report, these reports can be downloaded to family computers and printed if desired.

If you go to the Parent Services section of the MyTintern Portal, then Absences, Finances and Reports and finally the Documents tab you will find all a student’s reports from their time at Tintern Grammar archived there for your easy reference. Each semester this archive will grow, giving you easy access to all reports over time.

Course and Curriculum Guides

Term 3 sees the beginning of preparations for student programs and the building of the timetable for 2018. Families of students in Years 7 – 11 will receive an email in the first week of the school holidays with a link to the 2018 Course and Subject Guides and key dates for this process. Please set aside some time over the holidays to look at the course details of elective subjects with your son or daughter if they are going into Years 8 – 10 and especially those going into 11 and 12 as there is choice in most aspects of their academic programs.

On Wednesday July 26 we will hold our Subject Showcase Evening for current Year 9 and 10 parents where they can talk to teachers about detail of our Senior College subjects. Then from Friday July 28 to Sunday August 6 the online subject preference portal will be open for current Year 7-11 students to enter their preferences for 2018 subjects.

Please remember, in completing their web preferences, students will be asked to submit subjects and reserves in order of preference. The preference order is very important. We endeavour to meet those preferences but please note that elective subjects run based on viable student numbers and timetable constraints, and that not all may run in a given year. For more details about this process, please consult the Course and Subjects Guides for Middle School or Senior College.

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