Years 7, 8 and 9 Program Leader | Mr Damien Coman
The time for goal setting and planning is now.
The Year 7, 8 and 9 students will start their formation lessons around three main points
- A reflection on their report from last term
- Goal setting for this term
- Setting a weekly routine plan as well as an assessment plan for the term (students need to include the start date, their own completion date, finally the due date set for each task).
All students received their assessment calendar which needs to be viewed at home and placed where it is in the mind of boys as early as possible. The weekly routine plan and due dates/assessment plan will be completed in the boys’ formation booklets in class. A copy of this needs to also be placed in front of boys at home in their room/study area. Each student received a Terrace wall planner at the start of the year, this would be the best format for this information to be displayed on.
We will go through goal setting, a combination of shorter and longer term goals, time framed, realistic and measurable goals.
The time for goal setting and planning is now. Otherwise the business of the term will take over. It is a great skill for boys to develop a plan of where they are going rather than just arriving.
The goal is the ‘what’ but it is the ‘how’ that involves the steps required in reaching the goal. Parent/student/teacher interviews may provide a great opportunity to develop some ‘how’ ideas when it comes to improvement for this term.
Students in Years 7 and 9 will take part in NAPLAN during Week 4. Heads of Faculty English and Maths held very productive workshops in the final week of school with our Years 7 and 9 students.
Tuesday 9 May | Language Conventions & Writing
Wednesday 10 May | Reading
Thursday 11 May | Numeracy-Calculator and Non calculator
I will continue to facilitate Year 9 Roll Call for any student at 7.50am in GT125 throughout the term. This may be something that assists boys to stay on top of their course by recalling the main points with others each week.