Dean of Studies | Mrs Julie Quinn
Welcome back to our final term of the year after, what I trust, has been a restful break following a very busy Term 3.
Academic Outcomes from Term 3
Reports will be uploaded electronically to Parent Lounge tomorrow showing the academic outcomes from last term. These outcomes include the Term 3 result for each subject, the cumulative result for Terms 1, 2 and 3 in each subject, and a grade of either “satisfactory” or “not satisfactory” for behaviour, homework and application. Indication may also be given to parents that an interview is required as a follow up to these outcomes. Parents are encouraged to make contact with the teacher where this request has been made.
The results from Term 3 have been analysed and will be reported back to each year level in their specific year level assembly. These summaries are specific to each year level and this sharing of information is designed to inform and motivate students to strive for excellence and improvement. Recognition of individual students who have made significant improvement is made at these assemblies.
OP Estimated Scores
Both Year 11 and Year 12 students will be given updated estimated OP scores that are based upon their most recent cumulative results. These estimated scores will be given to the Year 12 students by their academic mentor and by House Deans to the Year 11 students. I would encourage parents to have a conversation with their sons about this interview.
Evening of Excellence – Academic Excellence Awards
The cumulative results across Terms 1, 2 and 3 are used to select students who are the dux of a subject and also students who will receive an award for academic excellence. The minimum requirement for academic excellence for each year level is as follows- Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 require minimum of 7 As , Years 9 and 10 require a minimum of 6 As and Years 11 and 12 require a minimum of 5 As - all based upon a cumulative result across three terms.
We are again, most encouraged by the number of students who will be recognised on this evening. To witness over a quarter of our total students receive an award for academic excellence is a great tribute to the academic culture of the school. In particular, it is a wonderful recognition and celebration of the commitment from students, staff and families to seek the very best outcomes for our boys.
Just a reminder to all students that Term 4 is only eight weeks in duration. Assessment calendars have been issued to all boys and the “checklist” outlines the requirements for the term ahead. I encourage all families to ensure that these details are noted and that a study plan for the term is established this week.
Study group for Year 11 students will take place in room 323 every afternoon after school from 3.15 to 5.30 pm; Year 12 study group will take place in room 423 every afternoon from 3.15 to 5.30 pm. The library is also open until 4.30 pm.