Dean of Studies | Mr Mason Hellyer
As we come to the end of the examination period, it is important that students take time over the holiday break to reflect on the term.
For Year 12 students, your son’s progress report will be available on Parent Lounge from 12pm on Tuesday 21 September. The results contained within this report will include the mock external exam results and a cumulative result.
Our Year 12 students will have the opportunity to attend Open Classrooms in the second week of the holidays. Open Classrooms are an opportunity for students to supplement and extend their preparation for external exams. There is the option for students to attend subject-specific workshops, one on one feedback sessions, participate in practice exams, and listen to guest speakers on exam preparation, wellbeing and managing stress. A reminder for Year 12 students to sign up for the sessions that you wish to attend - https://volunteersignup.org/P8BMR
For Years 5-10 students, your son’s progress report will be available on Parent Lounge from 3pm on Friday 8 October. The results contained within this report will include the Term 3 result and a cumulative result. Year 11 students will also receive their report on 8 October. However, the Year 11 report will provide more detailed results on student achievement at the end of Unit 2. This will include detailed internal assessment results, a cumulative result, and a subject-specific teacher comment.
While the individual subject result is an important indicator, reflecting on how the result was achieved is a much more powerful message. A strong result will reinforce a student’s work ethic or positive change to study habits. A disappointing result will highlight the need to modify existing work habits and ethics. It is vitally important that these messages are explained and reinforced.
To support the discussion, your son will again meet with their academic mentor through the first part of Term 4. This is an important aspect of our Academic Mentoring program. The conversation reinforces the importance of academic reflection on past performance and the implementation of strategies moving forward.
I trust that students and parents have a restful and enjoyable holiday period.