Posted on September 15, 2020 / Senior College
News from the Senior College
As Spring sets in and the holidays loom we can reflect on some fabulous achievements after another varied term. I continue to be impressed by the commitment and dedication shown by our staff and students through this time and am extraordinarily proud of all that our students have achieved despite some challenging circumstances. Our 2020 Leadership Team continue to inspire us all as they develop new ideas and initiatives to support students and help maintain positivity and optimism in the community; they have been such positive role models for students and it comes as no surprise that we had a great deal of interest from our current Year 11’s to be a part of the 2021 Leadership Team. The process for selection was rigorous and the strength of candidates was phenomenal. All staff involved in the process were tremendously impressed by the calibre of student applications and high level of interest in formal leadership positions. Later this week we will be announcing our 2021 Student Leadership Team and I look forward to working with these students next year and know they have some great initiatives and plans for our school.
As we approach the final examinations for Year 2 IB and Unit 3/4 VCE students I encourage students to remember how much influence they hold over their final results as they enter the final stretch before exams. The upcoming holidays are an opportunity for students to prepare through study and revision but also balance this with some rest, relaxation and opportunities to recharge ahead of their final internal assessments.
RU OK? Day
Last week we recognised R U OK? Day, Ashleigh Dowling spoke at our secondary assembly about the importance of looking out for friends and family and shared some every day strategies we can implement to foster a positive mindset and wellbeing, in case someone you ask is not feeling ok. It was a timely reminder for us all as we near the end of a very busy and unpredictable term.
I hope the upcoming break is a positive and enjoyable one for you all and I look forward to seeing students back on site in Week 2 of Term 4. We have a number of significant events and achievements to recognise and celebrate together. Some significant dates for families to note:
Week 1 (5-9 October)
Remote learning continues for Year 10-12 students
Wednesday 7 October
All students undertaking the GAT on on-campus
Year 10-12 students return to on-site learning
Friday 16 October
Year 12 IB Students final day of classes
Prep – Year 12 Boys/Girls Assemblies (online)
Thursday 22 October
Year 12 ‘Celebration Day’ – morning activities and Valedictory Service
Friday 23 October
Year 12 Celebration Evening (TBC) back-up date, if required, is Saturday 5 December
Friday 30 October
Year 12 VCE Students final day of classes