News from Year 10

The examination period is going well for Year 10 students and they have generally arrived promptly and with all the correct materials. The students have also responded well to directions. Examinations are not only a learning experience for subject knowledge and skills but also in examination protocol.

The students have been spoken to about the importance of Wednesday afternoon Sport sessions both for their own well-being but also to support EISM with large numbers of Year 10s representing the School. Later in Term 3, students will have the option to complete recreational sport or sign up for study sessions. We are also fortunate to have our Human Resources Manager, Ms Sue-Anne Dias to help prepare the Year 10 students for their mock job interviews later in the year. Parents are reminded that if a student needs to leave for an appointment or other family reasons, then a note is required or an email sent to their Mentor.

While Work Experience expectations will be discussed with the Year 10 students at school, I do encourage families to have a ‘dinner time’ conversation about such issues as mobile phones, appropriate dress, punctuality, possible risks and hazards that our students may encounter in the workplace. Students are expected to have an induction meeting with their Supervisor upon arrival at their place of work. Guidelines to help with this meeting will be included in their final Work Experience package to be distributed on Thursday 14 June. 

During next week, the students will be receiving their examinations back in class. Semester-length subjects will be concluded but work continues in the VCE subjects, English, Science and Mathematics with holiday homework as preparation for the new term. The Year 10s typically acknowledge this time as a break from routine and an opportunity to be involved in new learning environments. The Year 10 staff look forward to visiting the students during Work Experience in the last week of term.

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