Posted on July 21, 2020 / Senior College
From the Head of Senior College
There has been plenty happening in the Senior College as students have returned refreshed following the three week break. Students have begun new units and subjects and are appreciative of the opportunity to learn on-site despite the current Stage 3 restrictions. Last week I was fortunate to view our Year 12 Drama, Theatre Studies and IB Theatre students perform their ensemble ‘Conflict and Harmony’ which was a wonderful, thought provoking performance; I congratulate the students on their performance and Min Quirillo for her work to support her students in putting this piece together.
From Thursday this week we will see face masks/coverings become compulsory for students to wear at school (as it is for the whole community when they leave their house). I have sent a communication to students this afternoon that outlines further information regarding this. On Thursday 23 and 30 and Friday 24 and 31 Year 10 students will be learning remotely as per Mr Fry’s email last week. I look forward to receiving feedback from students, parents and staff about this arrangement.
Subject Selections for 2020
Year 10 and Year 11 students are currently making decisions about what subjects they will be studying next year and on Thursday 23 July we welcome students and parent to our online ‘Subject Showcase Evening’ to further assist this decision making process. Our Director of Studies, Alison Bezaire has emailed parents about this evening with details on how to join us. All students have received training and advice on making their online selections which closes on Sunday 2 August so that our school timetabler can commence the intricate process of developing the 2020 secondary timetable.
A reminder to students and parents/guardians that students are required to wear full school Winter Uniform at this time of the year. With the only exception being Wednesday’s when complete correct sports uniform can be worn. The School Blazer must be worn to and from school with full school Winter Uniform. Full Winter Uniform is required to be worn until September 1 when either full Summer Uniform OR full Winter Uniform can be worn – but not a mixture of the two.