Posted on August 15, 2017
We have now reached the halfway point of Term 3 for our Year 12 students. As each student begins to focus more closely on their preparation for the world outside of Tintern, they are encouraged to ensure that they have made an appointment with Mrs Ruckert, Careers Counsellor, to discuss their VTAC preferences and SEAS applications, where appropriate. These decisions should be further complemented by attending the various University Open days that are typically scheduled throughout August. For further information on the timing of these crucial events, please see the Careers page on the Portal.
Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences (interviews) are “just around the corner”, occurring on the Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Wednesday 30 of August in the CM Wood Centre from 4 – 8pm. These interviews provide parents and students with an opportunity to seek guidance with regard to revision strategies and techniques for the end of year examinations. A reminder that the trial/”mock” examinations for VCE and IB subjects will be held in the second week of the upcoming Term 3 School Holidays, beginning on Monday 2 October. These are an invaluable tool for the students. Students have been e-mailed the timetables for the practice examinations and are expected to attend all relevant sessions.
Finally, two reminders for end-of year events that are special for all Year 12 students and their families. This year’s Celebration Evening is scheduled for Wednesday 18 October, at Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University’s Clayton Campus; all students are expected to arrive by 7pm. Celebration Evening Tickets for Year 12 families will be made available shortly; families will be advised by e-mail when ticketing opens. The Valedictory Dinner for all Year 12 students and their families will be held on Friday 24 November 2017 at Leonda by the Yarra.
by Nicole Morphett, Year 12 Co-ordinator