From the Head of Senior College

Term 3 Student-Parent-Teacher Evenings

Traditionally in Term 3 we offer a series of dates for student-parent-teacher interviews to parents of students across Years 7 – 12. This year we have decided to run these as combined Middle School and Senior College events as we believe this will be more convenient for families which have one or more students in both sections of the School.  The dates for these student-parent-teacher conferences are: Tuesday 23 August, Wednesday 24 August and Wednesday 31 August, with interviews scheduled between the hours of 4-8pm in the CM Wood Centre. We do recommend that students should attend these interviews in recognition of the crucial three-way working partnership between students, teachers and parents as believe this enables students to be empowered by  the opportunities to reflect, receive and give feedback and set goals that these interviews can provide.

Prior to these evenings, an e-mail will be sent on Thursday 11 August to all parents/guardians of secondary students regarding the student-parent-teacher conferences. Interim reports and the option to book interviews will be available to parents/guardians on Thursday 18 August from 3pm. The Interview Portal will then close for bookings at 10am on the particular day of each of the three scheduled student-parent-teacher conferences.

On the evening of Thursday 4 August, Year 12 parents and guardians attended our annual post-secondary information evening at which Mrs Heather Ruckert, careers consultant, and Mr Andrew Cho, VCE and VET co-ordinator, outlined the timing and processes involved in VTAC applications (that is, the application processes for Victorian tertiary institutions) as well as outlining procedures involved in applications for special consideration as well as for a variety of tertiary scholarships.

The information provided to parents/guardians parallels that given to students earlier this week, to ensure that families are aware of key dates and other very important information and are thus best able to support their daughter/son as the examination period approaches. A guest speaker from Deakin University also addressed parents/guardians to outline survival skills and the special features of “university life”.

With kind regards to all,

GConnor

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