Senior College News

We have officially passed the halfway mark of the term and following a timely long weekend we are headed towards the final stretch of Term 1! It has been an eventful term with Year Level Conferences, House Swimming, EISM weekly sport and the Swimming Carnival, Valentine’s Day, International Women’s Day celebrations last week, various excursions locally and interstate and, of course, the academic work that has to be covered in Term 1.

 

It was fantastic to see so many students support the Green Team’s ‘Clean Up Australia Day’ event on Sunday 1 March. Over 100 community members volunteered to clean up the local area around our school. It was a great demonstration of our school motto ‘factis non verbis’ (deeds not words) and had a positive impact on our local community and the environment.

 

Students have already completed six weeks of classes, and assessments are now underway. As the end of Term 1 approaches, students will find the quantity of work will increase with new topics, new skills and assessment occurring in all subjects. To ensure the accelerating pace and quantity of work doesn’t become overwhelming, students need to plan effectively. It is vital for students to be organised, know when work is due and to keep up to date. The student Record Book is an excellent planning resource for keeping on top of due dates. Being organised is not only a life-long skill, it is also an effective way of reducing anxiety for students and will contribute positively to their confidence and readiness for assessments. If you son or daughter would like assistance with improving their organisational skills, in particular in creating a home study plan, their mentor can help them with this. Parents can assist their child’s productivity by monitoring their usage levels of computers, mobile phones and television, keeping in mind that a healthy lifestyle and a work:leisure balance should be promoted but that time should be utilised in a deliberate manner.

 

Student Progress Conferences

A reminder that the first of our Student Progress Conferences (previously known as Parent Teacher Student Conferences) is taking place next Tuesday 17 March.  This is a great opportunity for each student to join their parents with their subject teachers to discuss their progress and gain feedback.

The School Musical, ‘Beauty and the Beast’

After many, many rehearsals over the past two terms ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is set to hit the stage next week. Performances are scheduled for Wednesday 18 March (preview night) and then from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 March. I wish all students and staff involved in the production every success for these performances. It is fantastic to see our community members get involved in every aspect of the production as performers or assisting with backstage, make-up, costumes, ushering, sound and lighting. You can purchase tickets through the Karralyka Theatre at https://www.karralyka.com.au/Theatre/Touring-and-Community/Tintern-Grammar-Presents-Beauty-The-Beast

Athletics Season

A reminder that we currently have three training sessions a week (Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning) for any students interested in improving their athletic abilities. This training is under the guidance of four-time Olympian Craig Mottram and his team of elite athletes. Click on www.elitewellbeing.com.au.for more info.  If your son or daughter is interested please encourage them to start attending training sessions in preparation for the upcoming House Athletics on Wednesday 15 April and EISM athletics season in Term 2. Mr Viney has emailed all students this week with specific details regarding the training sessions.

 

Some significant events that I would like to remind parents of:

  • Student Progress Conferences – 17, 24 and 25 March
  • Term 1 Concludes – Friday 27 March
  • Term 2 Commences and Secondary House Athletics – Wednesday 15 April

 

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