Thank you to students for the way in which they participated in St Francis Xavier Day! We had a fantastic day of celebrations which begin with eucharist and then carnivals at each campus. Student attendance on the day was great which highlighted the value that is placed on the day. Well done to the Catholic Identity Team for their organisation of the day.
As you are aware the College has a significant focus on differentiation. We continue to focus on:
Staff have continued to work on differentiated assessment tasks. We have also been providing teachers with more data about the students they are teaching. We look forward to the outcomes of this work contributing to the outcomes we have already been experiencing:
The subject selection process is now complete. During the course of the last two weeks we have been checking preferences and we are soon to make decisions on the number of classes running in 2019.
Cycle 1 Reports and Student Progress Meetings
The Cycle 1 report for Years 10 – 12 students were published on 4 August. The Cycle 1 Report for Years 7 – 9 students were published on Tuesday.
Student progress meetings are taking place later on the following dates. I encourage all parents to make bookings. The benefits of this meetings can be significant.
• Years 10 and 11: today
• Years 7 – 9: 5 September and 20 September. The booking system will open on 23 August.
• Year 12: 20 September. The booking system opened last Friday.
I would like to emphasise the important of the Year 12 student progress meetings.
These meetings offer the opportunity to discuss ways students can enhance their progress and it will be a very timely opportunity to emphasise the importance of students attending the revision lectures and how it is best that they can prepare for the trial exams and then the VCAA exams.
VCAL teachers will have the opportunity to clarify expectations for the completion of VCAL units of competency.
Siobhan Thomas, Careers Team Leader, will be present to run a help desk relating to VTAC applications which will be due the week following the progress meetings.
We are looking for all Year 12 students to attend these progress meetings.
Teachers continue to plan for the implementation of the Curriculum Review outcomes. We look forward to the implementation of the following in 2019:
A reminder that a Catholic identity based professional learning day is calendared for Tuesday 28 August. This is a student free day.
Blessings for the fortnight ahead!