Senior School Overview
As partners in students’ learning, the Senior School wanted to take this opportunity to emphaise the importance of partnerships between home and school in ensuring the success of every student; however that might look like for each individual student. By working together, we can create a nurturing and supportive environment that empowers our students to reach their full potential.
Education is a shared responsibility, and when parents and schools join forces, success is inevitable. Here are some valuable ways you can contribute to your child’s educational journey:
- Open and Consistent Communication: Regular communication between parents and teachers is crucial. Stay informed about your child’s progress, upcoming assignments, and any concerns raised by teachers.Every fortnight, you can see your child’s Learning Behaviour Monitor on Compass which provides a score on the areas of: Work Hard, Aim High and Be Good. We know through our data analysis that there is a direct link between student achievement and their Learning Behaviours. The higher their Learning Behaviour, the higher their outcome will be.
- Establishing a Home Learning Routine: Encourage a structured routine at home to support your child’s learning. Set aside a quiet space for study, establish regular study hours, and minimise distractions during homework. By demonstrating the value of education and creating an environment conducive to learning, you can foster your child’s dedication and focus.
- Encourage a Growth Mindset: A growth mindset in your child can significantly impact their academic success. Emphasise the importance of effort, resilience, and perseverance. Encourage them to view challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. Celebrate their achievements, both big and small, to reinforce their confidence and motivation.
Our collective goal is for our students to become young adults who are prepared for the challenges of the future. By working together, we can ensure our students receive the best possible education and support throughout their journey. We are grateful for your partnership with us.
You may have noticed over the past few weeks that the amount of homework being assigned for students has increased. There are several reasons as to why homework is crucial with one of them being about student agency. Homework encourages students to take responsibility for their own education, manage their time effectively, and develop important skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking.
These are essential skills which are not only required in a classroom setting, but also crucial in the workplace that they will be entering into. If you have any questions in regards to homework being assigned to your child, I encourage all students to initially make contact with their teachers who will support them in any way possible.
Mid Year Exams
Our Year 10 students have completed their mid-year exams this Term. These exams are an important milestone in their academic progress, allowing students to demonstrate their understanding of the subjects they have been studying throughout the year.
Our teachers will be available to address any questions or concerns you may have.
Senior School Leading Teacher
Careers & Pathways
It has been a busy couple of months in Careers & Pathways, developing and introducing new programs, getting to know the students and celebrating events. These are some of the things we, and students, have been working hard on.
Year 9- My Career Insights (Morrisby)
Morrisby Profile Testing is now underway, students are being given time in PDM to complete these online aptitude tests. Once complete, the next stage of the Morrisby delivery will be the one-on-one unpacking interviews with a Morrisby trained Careers Counsellor early in Term 3.
In these unpacking interviews, students will discuss their results, aspirations and interests with the Morrisby Counsellors in order to identify career areas of interest and in turn suitable subjects and pathways to get them there.
Year 10- Work Experience
Work Experience is well and truly underway this week with our Year 10s.
In these last couple of weeks in the lead up to the start of Work Experience, we have been working on completing the mandatory OHS safety testing during PDM. This is in order to prepare our Year 10s working in a professional environment.
National Careers Week
National Careers Week ran from Monday 15th May to Friday 19th May. It is an initiative of the Career Industry Council of Australia and aims to celebrate careers, career development, career development services, and career development practitioners and to promote the economic, social and personal benefits of career development.
We ran a number of activities and competitions for students throughout the week to acknowledge and celebrate National Careers Week, as well as to get students thinking about the careers and opportunities available to them when they finish school.
A huge congratulations to our 2 major competition winners!
- Melike K of 8C who was able to list a whopping 22 different careers in 60 seconds.
- Sulaiman P of 10C who submitted a detailed and insightful report on the career journey of a family friend’s father.
A huge thank you to everyone who celebrated and ran activities for National Careers Week, it was a huge success with lots of positive feedback. Looking forward to 2024!
Ms. Hunter & Ms. Connor
Careers Practitioner & Careers Teacher