Posted on September 1, 2020 / Senior College
Senior College News
Spring is here and as we near the end of Term 3, after a challenging few weeks adjusting to restrictions and remote learning, it is heartening to see new case numbers getting lower. In the Senior College we are looking to keep positive and maintain high energy levels to finish out the term. In the coming two weeks our pastoral focus is around wellbeing and community and we are providing students with an opportunity to have fun and enjoy time together through involvement in various activities including Year 12 Trivia, fitness sessions including yoga, HIIT workouts, Capoeira and Hip Hop and our Year 10 students are participating in ‘The Studio’, a two-day enterprise incursion that will see them develop and produce a podcast. Our Year 11 and 12s will also hear from Tim Cope, an adventurer, author and film-maker who will be speaking to them about his experiences and covering topics such as resilience, dealing with isolation and the value of friendship.
Over the past few weeks our Year 11 students have been introduced to the process of applying to be a leader in 2021 and they have now submitted applications for School Leader (including Captain/Vice Captain/International Student Leader) and House Captain. It has been wonderful to see so many students putting themselves forward to nominate themselves for their significant positions. Nominees are presenting pre-recorded speeches to students and staff throughout this week before staff and students are given the opportunity to give input through voting. All applicants will also be interviewed by staff as the final stage of the process. Thank you to all students who have nominated and congratulations on your presentations so far which have shown great creativity, initiative, thought and consideration. Nominations for Co-curricular Captains will be sought in early Term 4.
In preparation for their final examinations our Year 12 students that are taking examinations (and Year 11 students studying a Unit ¾ subject) are scheduled to sit mock examinations in the upcoming term break. The mock exams are scheduled to take place in last week of the Term 3 holidays (28 September- 2 October). As students will be unable to attend the campus for these (as they are not ‘mandatory assessments’) we are currently working on a communication to students regarding how these can occur remotely. In planning ahead for the break we would ask that students keep this week free of commitments to enable them to undertake these exams as they are a crucial part of preparation for the end of year exams.