The Year 10s have had a busy end to the term and have worked through the challenges of meeting the many and varied demands on their time. It is hoped that the holidays will allow for some personal time with friends and families but also the opportunity to consolidate work from Term 1.
The holiday period may also be a time to consider their Community Service requirement as members of the Senior College. It is expected that each student will document 15 hours of Community Service before the end of Year 12 (excluding IB students who have their own specific Service requirements as art of their CAS component).
The value of Community Service is acknowledged by prospective employers and tertiary institutions. For example, the ‘Aspire’ Scholarship program at La Trobe University recognises community involvement when awarding conditional early offers at a lower ATAR.
Keys Please – Year 10 Presentation
The students enjoyed an interactive session on Thursday 17 March from a VicRoad’s presenter relating to the Graduated Licensing System. Each student received a set of ‘L Plates’. Valuable resources have also been created for parents that include tips and videos relating to the supervision of learner drivers.
I have also included some further information for parents on the Year 10 Portal page.
Upcoming Events – Elevate Education
All of our Year 10 students will be involved in two seminars called ‘Study Sensei’ and ‘Ace your Exams’ to assist them with their academic studies. An invitation to a parent seminar has been emailed so that the material covered at school can be followed up at home. Families can either reply via email or return the slip to the Anderson Centre by Friday 22 April.
Student Session 1: Study Sensei
Date: Tuesday 26 April, Time 1.45 – 2.45pm
- Dynamic Reading – Reading text and extracting the key points.
- Note-Taking – Organising ideas from readings for effective learning.
- Conceptual Learning Skills – Breaking information into its relevant parts rather than relying on rote-learning.
Parent Session Date: Wednesday 27 April, Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm, Venue: Tintern Theatre
Heather Ruckert, Year 10 Co-ordinator